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    Yamaha MODX8 Plus with free software and free next working day delivery to mainland UK

    Yamaha MODX8 Plus - 88 Note Weighted Synthesizer

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    Yamaha MODX8 Plus - New Look - Enhanced Features

    MODX8 Plus replaces the previous MODX8 model with a few changes up its sleeve bringing it ever closer to the flagship Montage model. It's immediately recognizable with the new all black sleek looking case with standout print where as the more subtle changes include a brand new modulation and pitch bend wheel with rubberized coating and additional weighty feel taken direct from the Montage. It is topped off by an enhanced sample capacity of 1.75Gb matching that of the Montage models.

    The MODX8 Plus model has 88 note graded hammer piano touch which feels superb. It offers great dynamic response for the 2 sound engines (AWM2 and FM-X) wiht over 2000 preset performances. The top panel houses the famous Superknob controller able to control 128 parameters at once, smooth sound switching capabilities and a powerful pattern sequencer to put your ideas down and chain together to build an entire song. It is recommended for anyone performing at home, in the studio or for live performance.

    The MODX Plus is also available in 2 other keys variations: MODX7 Plus with 76 Keys and MODX6 Plus with 61 keys.

    Main Features

    • 88 Note Graded piano feel keys synth with AWM2 and FM-X sound engines
    • Expanded 1.75 Gb sample memory capacity
    • 128 Note polyphony for both sound engines
    • All black case with new pitch bend and modulation wheels direct from Montage
    • SuperKnob controller can control 128 parameters in a single turn
    • Smart Morph feature for live performance and creation of unique FM sounds in real-time
    • Pattern sequencer for layering riffs and individual parts of a song which can be chained together for full song creation
    • USB audio interface for simple multi-channel and MIDI DAW integration
    • Smooth Sound Switching - change sounds without audio cut-outs for sounds up to 4 parts
    Get our free USB stick with Yamaha MODX+ and bonus software

    A&C Hamilton - Free Bonus USB

    As always, when buying a pro music product from us we supply our free bonus to make life easier for the customer. We include our free USB stick full of additional sound libraries for MODX including the famous Bosendorfer piano, montage expanded, the new piano set with u1 upright and much much more. We can also offer guidance and help you load and control you software content on your instrument just a phone call away with our experts. This is all free when purchasing from our store.

    Yamaha MODX Plus 2 sound engines with a combined 256 note polyphony

    MODX+ AWM2 And FM-X Sound Engines

    The most important element of any instrument is the sound. MODX+ makes all elements of your music sound amazing. MODX+ uses the same technology that powers the flagship MONTAGE: 128 notes of AWM2 (Advanced Wave Memory 2) sample and synthesis polyphony for stunning emulative acoustic instruments, synth sounds and drums.

    MODX+ also features 128 notes of FM-X (Frequency Modulation) polyphony - a unique, expressive, highly-programmable synthesis technology for dynamic, electro-modern music creation.

    The most important element of any instrument is the sound. MODX+ makes all elements of your music sound amazing. MODX+ uses the same technology that powers the flagship MONTAGE: 128 notes of AWM2 (Advanced Wave Memory 2) sample and synthesis polyphony for stunning emulative acoustic instruments, synth sounds and drums.

    MODX+ also features 128 notes of FM-X (Frequency Modulation) polyphony - a unique, expressive, highly-programmable synthesis technology for dynamic, electro-modern music creation.

    The AWM2 engine is exclusive to Yamaha synthesizers and offers much more than just sample playback. Each of the 16 AWM2 Parts feature eight programmable synthesizers with 18 different filter types, amplitude, pitch and filter envelope generators, nine LFOs, 3-band EQ and a dedicated dual insert effect with Virtual Circuitry Modeling.

    The powerful FM-X engine produces classic 80s or cutting-edge EDM synthesizer sound with incredible dynamic range, power and fidelity. MODX+ goes well beyond the capabilities of the original DX7 with an 8-operator FM architecture, 128-note polyphony, many filter types and more. All with Motion Control for ever-evolving and changing textures to create sounds no one has ever heard before.

    Yamaha MODX+ Super Knob Controller

    MODX8+ SUPER KNOB Controller

    Yamaha's Super Knob is the ultimate all in one parameter control. The Super Knob can tell one player to turn up while another turns down. You can change the shape of notes from long to short, bright to dark or move a player from being right next to you to the back of the concert hall.

    The Super Knob allows simultaneous control of up to 128 parameters in a single Performance. This means you can control mix functions like volume, pan and effect sends or detailed synth parameters like filters, LFOs and Operators.

    Go hands-free with the FC7 foot controller making it easy to manipulate the sound when playing with both hands.

    Yamaha MODX+ Smart Morph Feature

    MODX8+ SMART MORPH - Morph FM-X Sounds

    Smart Morph enables morphing between FM-X sounds. Its sophisticated A.I. algorithm creates an interactive morphing map from up to eight FM-X sounds. You can "play" this map from the touchscreen or use the Super Knob to move between two points. The result is a staggering number of interesting and interactive new sounds.

    Yamaha MODX+ Montage style rubberised pitch and mod controller wheels

    Yamaha Montage Rubberized Pitch and Mod Wheels

    MODX+ is blessed with the same pitch and Mod wheels as the flagship Yamaha Montage synth. The added weight and feel offered by the better quality design gives the user a better feel and control whilst offering that quality re-assurance compared to the previous MODX plastic based wheel controllers.

    MODX8+ Integrated Flash Memory

    MODX+ includes 1.75GB of non-volatile, low latency user flash memory with high speed reading/writing for your own custom samples or synth libraries from here. Samples can be imported directly from USB and quickly assigned to keys for immediate playback.

    MODX8+ High Quality Effects Processing

    MODX+ is packed with DSP innovation, power and sound quality to bring you everything from high-definition reverbs to detailed Virtual Circuit Modeling (VCM) effects. Get EDM sound with effects like Beat Repeat, Vinyl Break or Bit Crusher. Use the Spiralizer effect to create the auditory illusion of tone continuously rising or falling in pitch.

    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 feel like they're in heaven, or some other incredible performance space, with piano-focused effects like Damper Resonance and HD reverbs for a super-realistic piano experience.

    MODX8+ A/D Input

    A stereo A/D input allows you to bring external sources like analog synthesizers, vocals and other instruments into the MODX+ motion control system. Which means MODX+ control goes well beyond simple onboard effect processing. Control individual parameters with the physical controls or have MODX+ provide "invisible hands" using Motion Control. Add the Vocoder, Envelope Follower and Auto Beat Sync and it's like the A/D input on MODX+ becomes an instrument unto itself.

    MODX8 plus - Sidechain

    Sidechain is a popular effect in modern dance music where a pad or other sustain part is "keyed" to the kick drum. When the kick drum plays, it ducks down the sustained part creating a "pumping" rhythmic effect.

    Yamaha MODX+ Montage style rubberised pitch and mod controller wheels

    MODX8+ Connect - DAW Integration

    MODX+ Connect is a convenient tool which lets you transfer data between your computer and the MODX+. Song data created on the MODX+ can be transferred to your computer and the Performance data edited on the MODX+ can be saved as a file (.X7B) on the computer.

    MODX+ Connect, based on Steinberg's VST3 technology, works as a VST3 plug-in with the Cubase series. The MODX+ Connect also works as the same way as other VST instrument software, allowing you to save the edited settings of the MODX+, or use them for another project.

    MODX+ Connect also works as an AU plug-in. For AU compatible DAW software, refer to the separate Release Notes. It can also be used as standalone software.

    MODX8+ Multi-Channel Audio Interface

    As expected for modern computer-based music production, MODX+ features a professional 4-in/10-out, multi-channel USB audio interface. Coupled with two A/D inputs, MODX+ is a perfect centerpiece for any professional recording studio or live computer rig. A single-cable connection replaces the need for an external audio interface.

    Yamaha MODX8 Plus - Rhythm Pattern Function

    MODX8 plus - Rhythm Pattern

    Drummer running late again? MODX+ Rhythm Pattern is like a built-in drum machine with easy access to thousands of patterns from a front panel button. Quickly add a rhythm when songwriting, practicing or waiting for the drummer to set up, or show up.

    MODX8+ - Motion Sequences

    Motion Sequences are tempo-synchronized, completely customizable control sequences that can be assigned to virtually any synthesizer parameter and provide incredible new ways of creating sound.

    Motion Sequences also have dedicated controls on the front panel making it easy to manipulate and change in real-time, providing incredible interactivity and expression.

    Yamaha MODX8 Plus - Rhythm Pattern Function

    MODX8+ - Envelope Follow and Audio Beat Sync

    The Envelope Follower converts audio into a control source for control of virtually any synthesizer parameter. For example, a drum loop could drive effects parameters for a cool rhythm or a vocal recording could control multiple parameters for a "talking" synthesizer. The audio can even be a "live" source through the A/D input.

    Audio Beat Sync (ABS) detects the beat of an external device like an electronic drum kit, drum machine or audio player plugged into the A/D input and synchronizes the MODX+ Arpeggiator, Motion Sequencer or Songs to the tempo of the external input.

    MODX8+ (Plus) Specification


    • 88 Note Graded Hammer GHS with initial touch response

    Tone Generator

    • Sound Generation: Motion Control Synthesis Engine with FM-X (8 operator, 88 algorithms) and AWM2 (8 element voices up to 16 parts)
    • Polyphony: FM-X - 128 Note, AWM2 - 128 note max
    • Waveforms: Preset 5.67Gb. User Sample - 1.7Gb
    • Performances: Approx. 2000
    • Filters: 18 Types
    • Effects System: Reverb x12 types, Variation x 85 types, Insertion (A/B) x 85 types, Master effect x 23 types


    • Note Capacity: Approx 130,000 notes
    • Tempo: 5-300 BPM
    • Performance Recorder: 128 songs
      Recording Type: Real-time replace, real-time overdub, real-time punch in/out
    • Sequence Format: MODX Original Format, SMF format 0/1
    • Motion Sequencer: + 1 Lanes max


    • Parts: 8 Parts simultaneous
    • Presets: 10,239 types
    • User: 256 types


    • Live Sets: Preset: 256 and more, User: 2048
    • Controllers: Master Volume, A/D Input, USB Volume, Pitch Bend Wheel, Modulation wheel, Control sliders x4, Knobs x4, Super Knob, Data Dial
    • Display: 7" TFT Colour wide touch screen
    • USB Audio Interface: 44.1kHz, Out 10 channels (5 Stereo), in 4 channels 2 Stereo channels)
    • Connectors: USB TO DEVICE, USB TO HOST, MIDI In/ Out, Foot Controller 1/2, Foot Switch (Assignable / Sustain), Output L/MONO/R - 6.3mm phones jacks, PHONES, A/D Input L/R 6.3mm Phone jacks
    • Weight: 6.6Kg (14lbs 9oz)
    • (WxDxH) 1333 x 404 x 160(mm).... (52-1/2" x 15-7/8" x 6-1/16")

    Yamaha MODX+ Overview Video

    Yamaha MODX+ Vs Fantom-0

    Yamaha MODX+ Envelope Follower Video

    Yamaha MODX+ Tech Talk - Introducing the MODX+


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