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Yamaha KX8 - USB Keyboard Controller

B&H # YAKX8 Mfr # KX8
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Product Highlights
  • 88 Weighted Keys
  • USB Bus Powered
  • 30 Control Templates
  • Cubase AI4 Software
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows XP/Vista

The KX8 from Yamaha is velocity sensitive eighty-eight key keyboard controller that interfaces with a computer via USB, while providing advanced software integration and connectivity. The keyboard can be powered via the USB bus or using the included power adapter. The design philosophy of the keyboard is to provide an efficient environment that supports traditional music production workflow.

The keyboard features a large selection of drum, guitar, bass, keyboard and other musical phrases, minimizing the need for complex MIDI data programming on the part of the user. The built-in arpeggiator contains more than five-hundred pre-programmed phrases that can be triggered simply by holding the appropriate notes on the keyboard. This feature makes it easy to create background music for a home page, backing for solo practice, and much more.

Control templates for thirty different external software tone modules are built into the keyboard. Rotary controls, thirty-seven different buttons and transport controls allow comprehensive editing of the templates and the included Cubase AI4 software. MIDI I/O is included, as is an input jack for the optional sustain pedal.

Keyboard controller with control capability that have been refined for optimum compatibility with DAW software, software-based tone modules from major manufacturers, and the work flow methodologies they involve
Includes transport functions to control DAW recording and playback
Built-in arpeggiator with more than five-hundred pre-programmed phrases
Built-in control templates for thirty different software tone modules
When using the included Cubase software, the appropriate control templates are automatically selected when switching tracks
Keyboard response has been carefully "tuned" for optimum performance with software tone modules
Keyboard velocity response can be adjusted in six steps to match a wide range of tone modules and sample players
Compatible with USB bus power and can be used without the included power adaptor
Expression pedal (not included) and external MIDI tone generator connectivity
Includes Cubase AI4 software
Keyboard 88 piano-style GHS (Graded Hammer Standard) velocity sensitive keys
Presets 30 templates for external software tone modules
User Memory No
Controllers 1 x Pitch Bend Wheel
1 x Modulation Wheel
4 x Assignable Encoder Knobs
37 x Panel Switches
Output 1 x MIDI
1 x USB (shared with input)
Inputs 1 x MIDI
1 x USB (shared with input)
1 x 1/4" TS phone Foot Switch
Display 16 x 2 Characters backlit LCD
Dimensions (WxDxH) 52.8 x 17.5 x 6.2" (1340 x 445 x 157mm)
Weight 33.3 lbs (15.1kg)
System Compatibility Mac:
PowerPC G3 or later processor with USB terminal
OS X 10.3.3 or later
128MB RAM minimum

Windows XP:
Intel Core/Pentium/Celeron family processor 750MHz or faster, with USB terminal
XP Home or Professional Edition
128MB RAM minimum

Windows Vista:
Intel Core/Pentium/Celeron family processor 1GHz or faster, with USB terminal
Windows Vista
1GB RAM minimum 1

Please Note:

Cubase AI4 software requirements higher, as could any other DAW software used

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Specialties Wide range of drum, guitar, bass, keyboard and other musical phrases built-in
Yamaha KX8 - USB Keyboard Controller
  • External Power Supply
  • USB Cable
  • 2 x Software CD ROM
  • One (1) Year Warranty
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