Yamaha Introduces MM8 Synthesizer

9/12/2008 [Music Production Tools ]

New Keyboard Offers Awesome Power, Total Control

BUENA PARK, Calif. — In the wake of the successful MM6 "Mini Mo" synthesizer, Yamaha Corporation of America unveils the new MM8 Music Synthesizer. Like the MM6, the MM8 features sounds from the popular Motif Series, real-time control, street-smart grooves, seamless computer integration and an 88-note Graded Hammer action Yamaha keyboard.

Yamaha MM8
Yamaha MM8
"The MM8 has all the great sounds and features of the MM6 in a full-size package," said Athan Billias, Director of Marketing, Technology Products, Yamaha Corporation of America. "It's a 'players' synth for the stage or studio and will integrate easily with any set-up."

The MM8 synthesizer not only features sounds from the Motif, but also its quick edit knobs and arpeggios for comprehensive real-time control of those sounds. Jamming over the built-in grooves in Performance Mode sparks creative ideas and is a great way to write songs. These grooves and keyboard parts can then be recorded directly to the on-board sequencer, or, for even greater flexibility, connect the MM8 to a computer via USB and use it as the center of a music production system with the included Cubase AI software.

Though the MM6 is perfect for the musician on the go, piano players will be at home with the MM8's full-size weight and remarkably expressive Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) keyboard. Drawing on more than 100 years of crafting fine acoustic pianos, Yamaha's GHS keys respond like those of a grand piano, weighted heavier on the lower notes and gradually becoming lighter up the keyboard for expressive control over the sound.

For more information, write Yamaha Corporation of America, Pro Audio & Combo Division, Music Production, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622; telephone (714) 522-9011; or e-mail infostation@yamaha.com.

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