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.
- 88 Keys
- The 88-key keyboard has full-size keys for easy playability.
- High-Quality Sounds
- Based on the sounds of the MOTIF series, the voices and drum kits of the MM6 are of the utmost quality and realism.
- Real-Time Controls
- 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.
- Performance Memory
- 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.