The synthesizer pictured is the actual synth you will receive!
At The Farm, we take actual pictures of each instrument. We know that details like wood grain and color finishes can vary, so we want you to be able to see, to the best of our ability, exactly what you will be receiving.
The MM8 Music Synthesizer delivers all that power and more. Drawing on the same sounds of the popular pro-level MOTIF series instruments, the MM has a wide variety of dynamic, realistic and just plain powerful Voices to help you create amazing music. The MM also gives you total control over your sound, with real-time tweakable knobs, and features special Patterns that provide full backing - drums, bass and chords - for your live performance and song creation.
The MM8 has 418 Voices and 22 Drum Kits on board, based on the sounds of the famed pro-level MOTIF series synthesizers. These exceptionally high-quality sounds range from authentic and natural acoustic instruments to wild, unique and in-your-face synth Voices. An extra set of GM Voices (128 Normal, 1 Drum Kit) is built into the instrument as well, giving you all you need to play back songs recorded in that popular format. So many Voices, so little time...That's why we've also included a convenient Category Search function. Just select the type of instrument you want to play - organ, guitar, synth lead, strings, whatever - then select the specific Voice. All your favorite sounds are right at your fingertips.
When you play live, you want to be able to make sound changes quickly - not just between songs, but in the middle of a song too. The Performance Memory feature is just the tool you need to smoothly switch gears and take things up a notch or two. Each Performance can store combined settings for the Voices you want to use (including special keyboard splits and layers), the Patterns you want as backing tracks, and any other crucial settings for your live work. Then, simply call up each Performance by pressing a single button.
Share the wealth. With the rear panel USB connection, the MM8 makes it easier than ever before to transfer your valuable data between devices. Plug in a USB thumb drive or memory stick and store the important MIDI songs, Pattern files, Performance settings and all other data you've created, and then bring it to a computer for archiving and organizing. You can also save your recorded songs in the universal SMF (Standard MIDI File) format, then transfer and use those on any another SMF-compatible device, including computers running MIDI music sequencing software.
Generate some excitement, and tap into even more inspiration while you play with the Arpeggio feature. This lets you automatically trigger repeating rhythmic phrases, riffs, broken chords and melodic patterns - and even change them harmonically by the notes or chords you play with your left hand. The MM8 comes with 213 different Arpeggio types built in, providing a variety of musically useful and exciting patterns to get the house jumping or to jump start your song writing. Bass arpeggios and Drum Voice rhythm loops are included as well for setting up dynamic riffs and beats to jam over.
At home or in the studio, the MM8 can serve as the center of your music production system. Most of today's music is being made on computers and the MM series fits right into any computer music system. Just connect the USB To Host terminal on the instrument to your computer with a standard USB cable, and you've got a compact, yet full-featured recording setup. And just to make sure you get a head start, included is a free copy of Cubase AI 4 - a sophisticated music production software that has all you need to record your performance data from the MM via MIDI (and even use plug-in synthesizers in the software), edit the data, process the sounds with effects, arrange it in multiple tracks and perform final mixdown.
This synthesizer came from Yamaha B-Stock. B-Stock means it is an open box or display product - almost A stock. This item comes with the full Yamaha 1 year warranty, so take advantage of a price break while still having the peace of mind of the warranty! We've taken detailed photos of the item overall, please take a moment to view them prior to purchase.
- Brand: Yamaha
- Product Warranty: 1 Year
- Actual Weight: 33lbs 15oz
- Number of Keys: 88
- Graded Hammer Standard Keyboard (GHS)
- Number of Presets: Preset: 418 normal voices + 22 drum kits, GM: 128 normal voices + 1 drum kit
- Pitch Bend: Yes
- Power Supply Included: Yes
- Sustain Pedal I/O: Yes
- Sustain Pedal Included: No
- Internal Speakers: No
- Headphone I/O: Yes
- Headphone Connection Type: 1/4 Inch
- Input 1 Type: 1/4 Inch , MIDI
- Output 1 Type: 1/4 Inch, MIDI
The Music Farm is an Authorized Yamaha Dealer.