Yamaha MX88BK Black 88-Key Music Synthesizer


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Yamaha MX88BK Black 88-Key Music Synthesizer

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Yamaha MX88BK Black 88-Key Music Synthesizer

The Yamaha MX88 88-Key Music Synthesizer is a complete solution for the modern piano player needing realistic piano action, inspiring synth sound, and easy connectivity to computers and iOS devices. This music synthesizer features a Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) weighted action. GHS-weighted action has a heavier response in the low keys and a lighter response in the high keys. This provides realistic acoustic piano touch and response. Special matte black key tops absorb moisture and remain tactile after extended use, perfect for long practice or performance sessions.

Full Concert Grand Piano Voice

The Full Concert Grand Piano in the MX88 synthesizer comes directly from the Motif series. With a powerful focused low end, highly-detailed midrange, and pristine high end, the Full Concert Grand Piano is perfect for any style of music in any environment.

Synth Sound

The Yamaha MX88 is a lightweight and portable music synthesizer with 88 full-sized, touch-sensitive keys and over 1,000 Voices from the legendary Motif.

Optimized Touch Curve

Uniting the GHS action with the Full Concert Grand Piano Voice is an optimized touch curve. This curve provides the player with a high level of expression, realism, and dynamics. This is the only instrument of its kind, designed exclusively by Yamaha.

Sounds for the Modern Piano Player

Beyond its acoustic qualities, the Yamaha MX88 Synthesizer features an impressive selection of keyboard voices. Choose from authentic re-creations of classic tine and reed electric pianos or retro tonewheel organs with a rotary speaker effect. There are also punchy and percussive Clav sounds when you want to get funky. This wide variety of sounds makes the MX88 perfect for the stage, studio, or worship service.

Realistic Strings, Guitars, Basses, and Drum Kits

Amazing re-creations of orchestral strings, woodwinds, pipe organs, brass, and more make the MX88 an inspirational tool for orchestrators, educators, and producers. For the aspiring producer, the highly expressive and playable acoustic and electric guitars, basses, tonewheel organs, and drum kits offer a powerful and professional sonic palate.

Motif Sound Engine

The Motif Sound Engine Voices consist of up to eight Elements. These Elements can be layered for a thick, fat sound or zoned so a different Element plays in different parts of the keyboard. You can also switch between Elements by velocity for extreme dynamics or randomize Elements for anything from subtle variation to experimental sound.

FM Essential

FM Essential is a free 4-Operator FM synthesizer app for iOS. The standard version features 10 Voices, but connecting the MX88 Music Synthesizer (via the Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter not included) unlocks 271 FM Voices, from classic 80s to cutting-edge modern EDM. Full voice-editing capabilities are also unlocked. The FM Essential also features built-in effects, EQ, drum phrases, and a step sequencer for automating your control changes.

VCM Effects

Virtual Circuitry Modeling (VCM) re-creates the sound and behavior of vintage effects and high-end studio signal processors by modeling the circuits down to the original analog component level.

128-Note Polyphony

128 notes of polyphony ensure dropout-free performance playing live or with full 16-track sequences.

iOS/MAC/PC Integration

The MX88 is more than a great-sounding synthesizer. It can work with iOS applications, DAW software, and software synthesizers on Mac and PC.

Cubase AI

Building on the same core technologies found in Steinberg’s Cubase advanced music production software, Cubase AI is a special compact version offering all the basic tools for recording, editing, and mixing. It offers powerful yet easy-to-use software tools for a wide range of music styles exclusive to customers of selected Steinberg and Yamaha hardware.


The Yamaha MX88 88-Key Music Synthesizer is USB audio and MIDI class-compliant, which allows you to record and play back stereo audio to and from your computer or iOS device. This is perfect for recording the MX88 into your DAW and listening to your mixes through speakers or headphones. However, the MX88 does more than connect to your DAW, it's also a dedicated control surface. Use the onboard transport controls with your DAW and interact with plug-in parameters via the control knobs. There are dozens of built-in Remote Control Templates for interacting with popular soft synths and plug-ins and a 16-channel MIDI interface for using the MX88 as both a keyboard controller and tone generator.

Cubasis LE2

Specially designed for quick, easy operation, it makes recording, editing, and mixing a breeze and places touch-intuitive production tools in your hands to take your creativity to new heights and open up a new world of endless possibilities.


Keyboard TypeSynth Action
Keyboard Size88 Key


Power Consumption9 W



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