Sound is the most
important aspect of any instrument. The power of the MODX synthesis engine
allows unlimited potential to create your own unique sound demanded by any
The MODX sound engine is
based on the same technology powering the flagship MONTAGE: AWM2 (Advanced Wave
Memory 2) sample and synthesis engine and a pure FM-X (Frequency Modulation)
synthesizer modernized for amazing sound playback and complex sound design.
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
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.
192-NOTE TOTAL POLYPHONY
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.
SSS (Seamless Sound Switching)
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 Modeling (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.
Coupled with two A/D
inputs, MODX is a perfect centerpiece for any professional recording studio or
live computer rig.
Automatically control the
dynamic behavior of one part from another. Sidechain is very popular 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”
MULTI-CHANNEL USB AUDIO INTERFACE
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.
Every artist wants to
sound unique. Take control and stand out from the crowd. Bring the
sophistication of music production automation to realtime live performance with
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.
That’ s 128
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.
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.
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 (Audio Beat Sync)
detects the beat of and 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. The
MODX synthesizer “listens” to live music and plays in time.
CUBASE AI BUNDLE
MODX is bundled with
Cubase AI, Steinberg’s professional music production application that offers
integrated recording and editing.