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
Yamaha Synthesizer Features
Motion Control Synthesis Engine
The Motion Control Synthesis Engine unifies and controls two iconic Sound Engines: AWM2 (high-quality waveform and synthesis) and FM-X (modern, pure Frequency Modulation synthesis). These two engines can be freely zoned or layered across eight parts in a single Montage Performance.
Interact with Montage Performances using Motion Control: a highly-programmable control matrix for creating deep, dynamic and incredibly expressive sound. With Motion Control, you can create new sounds not possible on previous hardware synthesizers.
An amazingly sophisticated pure synthesizer engine capable of producing classic 80s or cutting-edge, EDM sound with incredible dynamic range, power and fidelity. Featuring an 8-operator FM architecture and 128 note polyphony, FM-X allows a massive array of sound design options.
Soundmondo is a social sound-sharing site for the reface mobile music synthesizer. Powered by WebMIDI, Soundmondo connects the reface directly to the internet for easy sound creation and inspiration. Create your sound, inspire and be inspired on Soundmondo!
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.
reface capture lets you store and recall your reface Voices on iOS. There's also a built-in audition function to playback preset phrases on your connected reface keyboard. Set Lists organize your Voices into groups whether you're getting ready for a gig or categorizing your Voice library. Finally, reface capture features a custom QR code generator/scanner that lets you create, scan and share QR codes of reface Voices.
Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
FM Essential is an iOS synthesizer app with legendary Yamaha FM synthesizer technology from the DX100, TX81Z and V50. Connect FM Essential to an MX BK/BU synthesizer and unlock a full set of 271 Voices.
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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
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
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!
For keyboardists, music creators and sound designers - reface Mobile Mini Keyboards are reimagined interfaces of classic Yamaha keyboards.
- 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 ...
- 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 ...
- MOTIF XF WH Series
Celebrate 40 years of Yamaha Synthesizers with a special edition MOTIF XF white
- 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