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Yamaha Black MX Synth, 49 key, 1000+ Motif voices, VCM FX, USB Audio/MIDI interface. DAW remote capability

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Yamaha Black MX Synth, 49 key, 1000+ Motif voices, VCM FX, USB Audio/MIDI interface. DAW remote capability

Great for stage, studio and everywhere in between

The MX synthesizer features MOTIF sound in a compact package for musicians on the go. MX bridges the gap between hardware and software with deep computer integration. With extensive audio and MIDI USB connectivity, advanced DAW controller features and a powerful music production software suite, this hardware and software combination offers the best of both worlds at a great price.


The MX49BK features over 1,000 Voices from the legendary MOTIF series plus deep computer and iOS integration in a compact, lightweight keyboard. MX49BK adds a class-compliant USB audio and MIDI driver and unlocks the FM Essential iOS synth app.


Over 1,000 Sounds from the MOTIF Series

The MX series places 1,000 Voices from the world-famous MOTIF synthesizer at your fingertips, from realistic acoustic pianos, electric pianos, strings and drums to complex synth sounds. You can even edit and store your own sounds from the front panel.


Class-Compliant, "Plug and Play" USB Audio/MIDI

The MX features USB audio and MIDI with iOS, Mac and PC. Just plug it in and your MX synthesizer becomes your audio and MIDI interface for the rest of your music studio. Monitor your computer via the MX headphone output, studio monitors or PA gear. The MX audio converters are made for music so everything from your computer -- even games -- will sound better when using the MX as the output. Since the MX audio interface is bi-directional, you can record MX straight into your computer for the highest quality audio.


Plug and Play, "FM Essential"

FM Essential is an iOS synthesizer app for both iPhone® and iPad®. FM Essential uses Frequency Modulation (FM) synthesis to create sound – a technology popularized by the legendary DX7 synthesizer in the 1980s. FM synthesis is capable of producing incredibly dynamic sound.


FM Essential 

Easy Split /Layer Performance Mode for Instant Inspiration


Performance Mode on the MOTIF has always been the place to find instant inspiration, and the MX series is no different. You can easily combine two Voices to play on the keyboard using the dedicated Split and Layer buttons. Add the intelligent arpeggiator and dedicated drum track to create inspiring musical arrangements.


16-Part Multi-Timbral and 128-Note Polyphony

In addition to Splits and Layers, the MX series features full, 16-Part MIDI for creating entire arrangements using DAW software.


With 128 notes of polyphony, there are plenty of notes to play even the densest sequences from your DAW. These features make the MX series the perfect tone generator solution for live performance and live playback of DAW MIDI tracks.


Extensive Hands-On Controls for VSTs and DAWs

The MX series also features solid knobs and durable buttons for controlling internal sounds, DAW parameters and VST instruments. The deceptively simple interface is combined with a remote template editor on your computer so any VST can be controlled by the MX. There are advanced integration templates for use with a variety of DAWs. When used with Cubase, there is even an AI knob so any parameter can be controlled by the large rotary encoder just by hovering over it. It's never been quicker to take full control of Cubase.


A Complete Suite of Music Production Software Included

The MX series is the only hardware synth in its price range to come with a complete suite of music production software tools. The included Steinberg Cubase AI features 48 audio tracks and 64 MIDI tracks, notation, built-in VST effects, so with just the MX series and AI you can do complete productions. But, we didn’t stop there! The MX series features download codes for the YC-3b organ emulator in addition to Cubase AI. Plus, there are Remote Template editors for setting up controls of VSTs.


Cubasis LE

In addition to Cubase AI, the MX series is compatible with Cubasis LE, a free DAW app for iOS. Connect MX series to your iOS device (requires Lightning to USB Camera Adapter) and unlock USB audio and MIDI recording between MX series and Cubasis LE.


Complete Analog and Digital Connectivity

In addition to the USB audio/MIDI port, the MX series has a USB TO DEVICE port for external data storage to USB flash drive. You can even play back .WAV data from the flash drive. If you want to add a tablet or an MP3 player to your system, just connect to the AUX input using a mini stereo cable and you are ready to go.


A Lightweight Design with a Quality Yamaha Keyboard

While almost all other keyboard controllers use inexpensive OEM keyboards, the MX series features an expertly crafted keyboard that only Yamaha -- the world's largest keyboard manufacturer -- could produce.


Weighing only 3.8 kg (MX49 BK/BU) or 4.8 kg (MX61 BK/BU), either synthesizer can be carried easily with one hand. MX synthesizers have a compact design so they are easy to carry to the gig and also fit easily into today’s compact home music production studios.


VCM Effects


MX series synthesizers come equipped with VCM (Virtual Circuitry Modeling) effects, which simulate vintage effectors at the circuit level. The sounds of the ‘70s are brought back to life through simulating the hard-to-find vintage sounds of equalizer, flanger, phaser, and wah effects introduced by the keyboard legends of the era.



Dimensions Width 830 mm 830 mm

Height 91 mm 91 mm

Depth 298 mm 298 mm

Weight Weight 3.8kg 3.8kg

Control Interface

Keyboard Number of Keys 49

Initial Touch Yes

Tone generator

Tone Generator AWM2

Maximum Polyphony 128 notes

Multi Timbral Capacity 16 parts (Internal)

Wave Approx.166 MB (when converted to 16-bit linear format)

Voices Preset: 1,106 Normal Voices + 61 Drum Kits, GM: 128 Normal Voices + 1 Drum Kit, User: 128 Normal Voices + 8 Drum Kits

Performance User: 128 (16 parts)

Effects Reverb x 9 types (42 presets), Chorus x 17 types (88 presets), Insertion Effect x 48types (267 presets) x 4, Master EQ (5 bands)




Tempo (BPM) 5 – 300

Songs 27 Demo Songs

Patterns 208 Patterns

Arpeggio 999 types

Sequence formats SMF Format 0 (playback only)

Sequence Software compatible with the Remote Control function For Windows®: Cubase 8 or later, SONAR X 2 Producer For Mac®: Cubase 8 or later, Logic Pro X, Digital Performer 9 *Functi ons to be controlled differ depending on the software

Controllers Pitch Bend Wheel x 1, Modulation Wheel x 1, Assignable Knob x 4, [DATA] dial x 1

Display 3 digit LED + 20 x 2 line character LCD (backlit)

Connectors OUTPUT [L / MONO] / [R] (standard phone jack), [PHONE] (standard stereo phone jack), [FOOT CONTROLLER], [SUSTAIN], MIDI [IN] / [OUT], USB [TO HOST] / [TO DEVICE], [AUX IN], DC IN

Power Supply 9 W


Accessories AC adaptor (PA-150B or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha), Owner' Manual, Cubase AI Download Information

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Yamaha Black MX Synth, 49 key, 1000+ Motif voices, VCM FX, USB Audio/MIDI interface. DAW remote capability

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Name Yamaha Black MX Synth, 49 key, 1000+ Motif voices, VCM FX, USB Audio/MIDI interface. DAW remote capability
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Manufacturer Yamaha