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Yamaha MODX6 61-Key Synthesizer

Empower your creativity, take control and stand out from the crowd with MODX6: a compact, lightweight synthesizer designed for inspired music-making.


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MSRP: Old Price $1,649.00 Discounted Price $1,399.99 Save : $249.01 (15%)
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The sound is the most important aspect of any instrument. The power of the MODX synthesis engine allows the unlimited potential to create your own unique sound demanded by any artist. 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.

AWM2 and FM-X
Only found in Yamaha music synthesizers, the AWM2 engine offers much more than just sample playback. Each of the 16 AWM2 parts features 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 Modeling. 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.

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 parameters ... SIMULTANEOUSLY! 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.

ABS (Audio Beat Sync) detects the beat of an 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.

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.

FREE Samson Headphones
This synth comes with a free pair of Samson SR950 Professional Studio Reference Headphones. Featuring a closed-ear design, self-adjusting headband, 50mm drivers, and 10Hz-30kHz frequency response to deliver crystal clear audio for extended listening sessions.

  • Motion Control Synthesis unifies and controls AWM2 and FM-X sound engines,
  • The Super Knob controls multiple parameters simultaneously for highly expressive sound interaction,
  • Send 10/receive 4 audio channels plus 16 channels of MIDI via a single USB cable,  
  • Live Sets allow Performance organization without copying, changing order or renaming
  • 4-Part Seamless Sound Switching: change Performances while holding notes without sound or effect cutoff

Get your Yamaha MODX6 61-Key Synthesizer today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Synthesizer
  • Power Supply
  • Headphones

A mean machine ready to devour


I have a Korg Kronos and while that's my go to, this Yamaha MODX6 61 is a monster of a synth...while some of the sounds may not be realistic, they are an absolute blast to explore especially in the synth categories which have a numerous amount of sounds to play with. What's so nice about this board is that all the onboard sounds, are the exact same sounds you would receive if you purchased Yamahas flagship workstation, The Montage...mainly the greatest difference in boards is the editing and creation capabilities but for this price of which is more than half the price less than the Montage, it's the most fun I've had with a board since I purchased the Kronos. Pick this up today...you won't be disappointed!





Wild keyboard sounds great



A super synth with super fast shipping!


I got my synth exactly 26 hours from placing the order! Free shipping! $105 lower than other stores with a promo code. Thank you Milton for the help. Great experience on my 1st purchase frm SamAsh



Highly recommend!


I use this for my church as well as other gigs and all I can say is that this keyboard is amazing. The interface is easy to figure out and I love the touch screen feature. It also helps that it's lightweight and is effortless to carry as well as compact enough to store in my car. I use to play the Yamaha Motif XS6 and the transition from that keyboard to this is effortless. I knew the moment that played this keyboard for the first time that it was the keyboard for me!



I would recommend this instrument.


Enjoying this keyboard. I am still experimenting the sounds but love what I am hearing. The different functions are easy to understand. You do not need to be a tech geek to figure it out.



MODX6 61-Key Synthesizer

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Synth Type Digital
Synthesizer Format Keyboard Synthesizer
Number of Keys 61
Controller Types Motion Control Synthesis
Oscillators FM-X features 8- operator FM synthesis capable of producing incredible dynamic sound
Polyphony 192 note total polyphony
Wave Memory 1 GB Internal Flash Memory
Preset Types 192-note total polyphony: 128-note stereo AWM2 + 64-note FM-X
Effects Type AWM2 provides data compression without sacrificing sounds quality
Arpeggiator Yes
Sampling Yes
MIDI Sequencer Yes
Audio Input Types 2 x 1/4"
Audio Output Types 2 x 1/4"
Power Supply Type PA150 power supply
Weight 14.10 lbs
Dimensions 36.8" x 13.3" x 5.2" inches (LxWxH)
Series MODX
Model MODX6
Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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