It’s blue! (And black). The new Yamaha MX49 and MX61 have been released. Here’s what Yamaha have to say about these new synths designed for studio, stage and “everywhere in between”:
Watch this video about the new Yamaha MX synth series:
The MX BK/BU series synthesizers feature carefully selected sounds taken from the Yamaha MOTIF XS. That powerful sonic palette is packed into sleek packages (available in 49- and 61-note versions) that fit today's on-the-go life style. But the MX BK/BU Series aren't just synthesizers; they are designed to bridge the gap between hardware and software. By adding extensive audio and MIDI USB connectivity, advanced DAW and VST controller features and a suite of powerful music production software, the MX BK/BU integrate hardware reliability with controller flexibility to give you the best of both worlds at a ground breaking level of affordability.
Along side the introduction of the new MX BK.BU series is the FM Essential app for iPhone and iPad with real-time synth performance and editing. Basically, once connected to your synth you’ll be able to do the following:
- Play all 271 high-quality Voices consisting of preset sounds from the V50, TX81Z and DX100 Legacy FM PLUS presets and combination Voices specially made for the MX BK/BU series.
- Change Voices of FM Essential and control various parameters via the MX BK/BU onboard controllers.
- Store your changes
Here’s a video intro about FM Essential for iOS:
Web: Yamaha MX BK/BU Synthesizers http://usa.yamaha.com/products/music-production/synthesizers/mx_bk_bu/#
Web: FM Essential http://usa.yamaha.com/products/apps/fm_essential/