Offering a full 88 note weighted action keyboard, lightweight design, powerful soundset (derived from the MOTIF synth engine) and USB integration, Yamaha say that the MM8 is ideal for live performance, studio work and music education purposes.
Yamaha say that the MM8 is an inspiration to play with the Yamaha graded hammer standard (GHS) keyboard and the huge range of professional quality sounds. They believe that the key to successful music production is versatility and the MM8 delivers with a wide range of sonic control parameters designed with convenience and accessibility in mind. 4 top panel control knobs and pitch bend / modulation wheels allow for expressive real-time sonic control.
Shipped with Cubase AI4 DAW software, the MM8 can easily be integrated into computer systems whilst the internal arpeggiators, professionally produced patterns and extensive performance memories will, say Yamaha, prove invaluable for gigging musicians demanding control and convenience. All sounds, including filters and envelope characteristics, can be extensively modified in real-time using the edit functions and control knobs and can then be stored via standard USB storage devices. Yamaha tell us that it is also possible to playback SMF files direct from external USB storage making it an ideal gigging tool.
Pricing and Availability:
Available from June priced at Â£699 including VAT in the UK, $1,299.99 in the US.