Yamaha MX49 49-Key Music Synthesizer (Black)


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Yamaha MX49 49-Key Music Synthesizer (Black)

  • Yamaha MX49 49-Key Music Synthesizer (Black)
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Yamaha MX49 49-Key Music Synthesizer (Black)

The Yamaha MX49 49-Key Music Synthesizer features over 1,000 Voices from the legendary MOTIF series plus deep computer and iOS integration in a compact, lightweight keyboard. MX49BK adds a class-compliant USB audio and MIDI driver and unlocks the FM Essential iOS synth app.

Over 1,000 Sounds from the MOTIF Series

The Yamaha MX49 49-Key Music Synthesizer places 1,000 Voices from the world-famous MOTIF synthesizer at your fingertips, from realistic acoustic pianos, electric pianos, strings, and drums to complex synth sounds. You can even edit and store your sounds from the front panel.

Class-Compliant, Plug, and Play USB Audio/Midi

This synthesizer features USB audio and MIDI with iOS, Mac, and PC. Just plug it in and your MX synthesizer becomes your audio and MIDI interface for the rest of your music studio. Monitor your computer via the MX headphone output, studio monitors, or PA gear. The MX audio converters are made for music so everything from your computer, even games, will sound better when using the MX as the output. Since the MX audio interface is bi-directional, you can record MX straight into your computer for the highest quality audio.

FM Essential

The FM Essential is an iOS synthesizer app for both iPhone and iPad. FM Essential uses Frequency Modulation (FM) synthesis to create sound, a technology popularized by the legendary DX7 synthesizer in the 1980s. FM synthesis is capable of producing incredibly dynamic sound.

Layer Performance Mode for Instant Inspiration

Performance mode on the MOTIF has always been the place to find instant inspiration, and the MX49 Music Synthesizer is no different. You can easily combine two Voices to play on the keyboard using the dedicated Split and Layer buttons. Add the intelligent arpeggiator and dedicated drum track to create inspiring musical arrangements.

16-Part Multi-Timbral and 128-Note Polyphony

In addition to Splits and Layers, this synthesizer features full, 16-Part MIDI for creating entire arrangements using DAW software. With 128 notes of polyphony, there are plenty of notes to play even the densest sequences from your DAW. These features make the MX series synthesizer the perfect tone generator solution for live performance and live playback of DAW MIDI tracks.

Extensive Hands-On Controls for VSTs and DAWs

The MX series also features solid knobs and durable buttons for controlling internal sounds, DAW parameters, and VST instruments. The deceptively simple interface is combined with a remote template editor on your computer so any VST can be controlled by the MX. There are advanced integration templates for use with a variety of DAWs. When used with Cubase, there is even an AI knob so any parameter can be controlled by the large rotary encoder just by hovering over it. It's never been quicker to take full control of Cubase.

Complete Suite of Music Production Software Included

The MX series synthesizer is the only hardware synth in its price range to come with a complete suite of music production software tools. The included Steinberg Cubase AI features 48 audio tracks and 64 MIDI tracks, notation, and built-in VST effects, so with just the MX series and AI you can do complete productions. But, we didn’t stop there! This synthesizer also features download codes for the YC-3b organ emulator in addition to Cubase AI. Plus, there are Remote Template editors for setting up controls of VSTs.

Cubasis LE

In addition to Cubase AI, this music synthesizer is compatible with Cubasis LE, a free DAW app for iOS. Connect the unit to your iOS device (requires Lightning to USB Camera Adapter) and unlock USB audio and MIDI recording between the MX series and Cubasis LE.

Complete Analog and Digital Connectivity

In addition to the USB audio/MIDI port, the MX49 Synthesizer has a USB TO Device port for external data storage to a USB flash drive. You can even playback. The WAV data is from the flash drive. If you want to add a tablet or an MP3 player to your system, just connect to the AUX input using a mini stereo cable and you are ready to go.

Lightweight Design with a Quality Yamaha Keyboard

While almost all other keyboard controllers use inexpensive OEM keyboards, the MX series features an expertly crafted keyboard that only Yamaha, the world's largest keyboard manufacturer could produce. Weighing only 3.8 kg, the synthesizer can be carried easily with one hand. It has a compact design so it is easy to carry to the gig and also fits into today’s compact home music production studios.

VCM Effects

This MX series synthesizer comes equipped with VCM (Virtual Circuitry Modeling) effects, which simulate vintage effectors at the circuit level. The sounds of the 70s are brought back to life by simulating the hard-to-find vintage sounds of equalizer, flanger, phaser, and wah effects introduced by the keyboard legends of the era.


Keyboard TypeSynth Action
Keyboard Size49 Key


Power Consumption9 W



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