9/12/2008 [Music Production Tools ]New Keyboard Offers Awesome Power, Total Control
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.