The MM8 from Yamaha is a 88-key synthesizer keyboard that offers a wealth of features in a lightweight, compact form. The 418 high-quality voices and 22 drum kits are based on those found in the pro-level MOTIF series synths for a natural, realistic sound that lets you create music in a variety of genres. Pitch and modulation wheels, along with other real-time controls allow you to tweak your sound as you go.
A full complement of patterns are preprogrammed into the MM8 in a variety of styles to provide realistic backup to your playing. An arpeggiator lets you quickly create repeating phrases and patterns, while an eight-track sequencer lets you record a song for later playback. A performance memory function lets you store the voices, patterns, and other settings of a particular session so you can recall them quickly at a future performance.
The rear panel features a stereo output, headphone jack, foot pedal inputs, MIDI connectors, and USB ports for connection to a computer or external USB storage drive. Once your audio is transferred to your computer, you can use the included Cubase LEa software to edit and process your music.
Lightweight and Compact
The MM8 has a small form factor and low weight for easy travel and storage.
The 88-key keyboard has full-size keys for easy playability.
Based on the sounds of the MOTIF series, the voices and drum kits of the MM6 are of the utmost quality and realism.
Pitch and modulation wheels, along with other controls, make it easy to make adjustments on-the-fly.
Patterns are provided in a wide variety of styles, including Hip Hop, Dance, Pop, Rock, and Jazz, to create the perfect backgrounds.
The arpeggiator feature lets you create repeating phrases and patterns.
Store voice, pattern, and other settings of a particular jam session so you can quickly recall them later to recreate a performance.
The eight-track sequencer lets you record a song for later playback.
Reverb, delay, and EQ let you further customize your sound.
Pedal inputs, a headphone jack, a stereo output, MIDI connectors, and USB ports let you connect a variety of equipment, including a computer or external USB storage drive.
Cubase LEa Included
The included Cubase LEa software lets you edit and add effects to your music.