From the original SY-1, CS80, DX7 and VL1 to the industry-leading Motif series, Yamaha has over 40 years of synthesizer research, development and innovation. Coupled with a wide range of Synth Voice Libraries from yamahamusicsoft.com and an online support community at yamahasynth.com, Yamaha Synthesizers offer unsurpassed inspiration, expandability and support.
Yamaha Synthesizer Line
Montage is a flagship synthesizer based on motion control -- a new way to create and interact with rhythm-based sound. Montage offers an extensive control matrix, two powerful synth engines and great content. And, unlike a workstation, Montage offers sophisticated dynamic control, massive sound creation and a streamlined workflow.
Used by professionals on stage and in the studio, the Motif XF is a world-class music production synthesizer. yamahasynth.com has a variety of Synth Voice Libraries for expanding your instrument.
Yamaha Synthesizer Features
Balanced Hammer (BH) with Aftertouch
Unlike a graded action where the lower keys have a heavier action than the higher keys in order to replicate the feel of an acoustic piano, BH or Balanced Hammer action has keys that are evenly weighted across the entire keyboard. This action allows versatile feel when playing acoustic or electric pianos, organs, clave or other synth Voices.
8-Element Motif Sound Engine
The core of the Motif Sound Engine starts with 8 elements that can be layered together, zoned in different areas of the keyboard, switched by velocity or other means, cycled so every key-press advances to a different sample or randomized for experimental results. These elements can then pass through envelope generators to give the sound shape, low frequency oscillators to introduce vibrato and tremolo, filters that provide timbre to the sound and a huge palette of effects to add reverb, delay, rotary speakers, stomp boxes and more.
FSX Action with Aftertouch
FSX action is a premium synthesizer action with aftertouch. Physically, the keys use a high-precision manufacturing process for an incredibly durable keybed, enhanced key stability and "fast" action. The keyboard also features enhanced touch response and an extremely controllable aftertouch for highly expressive playing.
Flash Memory Expansion
Flash Memory provides an area for users to install sample and waveform content they've created or downloaded from yamahamusicsoft.com. Once installed, this data remains in non-volatile memory meaning it's there until deleted, even if the power is turned off. This allows anyone to create the best sample, waveform, Voice, et al. content ever created - their own!
VCM (Virtual Circuit Modeling) Effects
Virtual Circuit Modeling re-creates the sound and behavior of vintage effects and high-end studio signal processors by modeling the circuits down to the original analog component level.
Yamaha Synth Book
Yamaha celebrates over 40 years of Yamaha Synthesizers with the "Yamaha Synth Book" iOS app. Yamaha Synth Book features a complete history of Yamaha Synthesizers, AN2015: an integrated virtual analog softsynth, Music Remixer: a DJ audio phrase performance app, and serves as a portal to Yamaha's online synth communities.
iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5
Mobile Music Sequencer
Wherever you are, you can now sketch the outline of a composition and use the ingredients to delicately craft songs on a Yamaha synthesizer or in Steinberg Cubase.
iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5, iPod touch 4th/5th Generation, iPad (3rd/4th generation), iPad2 (2nd generation), iPad mini
Synth Arp & Drum Pad
The latest version of Synth Arp & Drum Pad lets you create fabulous phrases and beats of your own design! It's more powerful than ever with these new features:
- Audiobus support (input only) (V1.2.0)
- Perform an audio mixdown of recorded songs (V1.1.0)
- Audio library (compatible with SoundCloud and AudioCopy) (V1.1.0)
- An additional 19 tones and 24 arpeggiator patterns (V1.1.0)
There are 366 arppegiator patterns that can play phrases from all kinds of music genres like dance music, hip-hop, rock, pop, with one finger. The app has an internal synthesizer with 80 high-quality Voices including 13 drum kits so you can hear the output as you play. You can save your phrases by recording them in an easy-to-use loop sequencer. You can freely modify the tonal qualities of the sound even after recording.
* This application is Core MIDI compatible. Wi-Fi communication possible with Yamaha MOTIF XF (body version 1.2 or above) Alternatively, use the MIDI Interface i-MX1 or i-UX1 to communicate with all MIDI devices.
* A USB Wi-Fi adaptor, sold separately, is necessary for Wi-Fi communications.
iPad (3rd/1st generation), iPad2 (2nd generation) * For best performance, we recommend that you use iPad2 or later.
Cloud Audio Recorder for MOTIF XF
Cloud Audio Recorder for MOTIF XF allows you to record MOTIF XF sound via Wi-Fi. And you can share your MOTIF sound on SoundCloud. Also you can copy & paste your sound to another iOS apps.
iPhone3GS, iPhone4/4S, iPhone5, iPod touch 3rd gen or later and iPad
Synth Voice Libraries
- MOTIF XF WH Series
Celebrate 40 years of Yamaha Synthesizers with a special edition MOTIF XF white
For keyboardists, music creators and sound designers - reface Mobile Mini Keyboards are reimagined interfaces of classic Yamaha keyboards.
Welcome to the new era from the company that brought you the DX and the Motif. Montage sets the next milestone with sophisticated dynamic control, massive sound creation and streamlined workflow.
- MX BK/BU Series
Yamaha Music Synthesizer MX BK/BU series feature over 1000 Voices from the legendary MOTIF series plus deep computer and iOS integration in a compact, lightweight keyboard and a new blue color!
- MOTIF XF
New Generation of MOTIF music production synthesizers includes flash expandability and a seamless music production flow.
- MOXF Series
The new MOXF music production synthesizer workstation series combines a MOTIF XF sound engine and Flash memory expandability, a MIDI keyboard controller with extensive DAW and VST control, USB Audio/MIDI interfacing, onboard sequencing, and an extensive ...
- MX Series
At the core of the MX series music synthesizers are carefully selected sounds taken from the world famous music production synthesizer, the Yamaha MOTIF XS. That powerful sound arsenal is packed into a slim and sleek package (available in 49 and 61 note ...
- S90 XS/S70 XS
The new S Series music synthesizer has the sounds of Motif XS and the ease of use of a stage piano, so it’s your perfect performance partner.
- MM Series
Street Smart Synth with Motif Sounds