The MODX uses the same technology powering the flagship Montage. It features two Iconic Sound Engines modernised for amazing sound playback and complex sound design - The AWM2 (Advanced Wave Memory 2) sample and synthesis engine for stunning emulative acoustic instruments, synth sounds and drums and the FM-X (Frequency Modulation) engine, a unique, expressive, highly-programmable synthesis technology for dynamic, electro-modern music creation.
Only found in Yamaha music synthesizers, the AWM2 engine offers much more than just sample playback. Each of the 16 AWM2 parts feature eight fully-programmable synthesizers with a filter (18 different types!,) amplitude, pitch and filter envelope generators, nine LFOs, 3-band EQ and a dedicated dual insert effect with Virtual Circuitry Modeling. On the other hand the FM-X is an amazingly sophisticated pure synthesizer engine capable of producing classic ‘80s or cutting-edge, EDM sound with incredible dynamic range, power and fidelity. MODX features an 8-operator FM architecture and 64-note polyphony, allowing for a massive array of sound design options.
MODX features 128-note stereo AWM2 polyphony and 64-notes of FM-X polyphony. Due to the unique architecture of MODX and MONTAGE, this polyphony is always available without latency or compromising other features. Seamless Sound Switching (SSS) lets you change performances seamlessly without any cut-off in envelope or effects. This is perfect for live performances where you end one song and start another without stopping (this function is only available for Performances that have a maximum of 4 parts). MODX includes 1 GB of non-volatile user flash memory with high speed reading/writing for your own custom samples or synth libraries from yamahamusicsoft.com.
From high definition reverbs to incredibly detailed Virtual Circuit Modelling (VCM) effects, MODX is loaded with DSP innovation, power and, most importantly, sound quality. Use effects like Beat Repeat, Vinyl Break or Bit Crusher to get EDM sound. The Spiralizer effect creates the auditory illusion of a tone continually rising or falling in pitch without getting higher or lower. You can even add a compressor with sidechain for a modern “ducking” effect. Or go retro with vintage effects like Analog Delay, VCM Phaser or a variety of Amp Simulators. Piano players will appreciate piano-focused effects like Damper Resonance for a super-realistic piano experience and the HD reverbs that let you put yourself in any performance space.
As expected for modern computer-based music production, MODX features a professional 4-in/10-out, multi-channel USB audio interface. A single-cable connection replaces the need for an external audio interface. iOS compatible. You can also bring the sophistication of music production automation to realtime live performance with Motion Control and the Super Knob allows simultaneous control of up to 128 parameters in a single Performance. This means you can control nearly anything from mix functions like volume, pan and effect sends to detailed synth parameters like filters, LFOs and Operators. The Super Knob can even be assigned to a second FC7 foot controller making it easy to manipulate the sound when playing with both hands.
- 61 note synthesiser
- AWM2 (Advanced Wave Memory 2) engine
- 8-operator, full controllable FM-X engine
- 192-Note total polyphony
- SSS (Seamless Sound Switching)
- 1 GB of non-volatile user flash memory
- Full suite of DSP effects
- Includes Sidechain compression function for "ducking" style effects
- 2x A/D inputs
- 4-in/10-out, multi-channel USB audio interface
- Super knob - control up to 128 parameters simultaneously
- Tempo-synchronised motion sequences that can be assigned to most synthesizer parameters
- Envelope Follower converts audio into a control source for control of most synthesizer parameters
- ABS (Audio Beat Sync) synchronises tempo parameters of the MODX to an external input
- MODX is bundled with Cubase AI, Steinberg's professional music production application
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