The Yamaha MX-88 synthesizer provides a realistic feel of an acoustic piano with the portability of the electronic keyboard. The full concert grand piano is perfect for any style of music, with a wide range of sounds. The synthesizer has over 1000 voices from MOTIF. Unlike most portable synthesizer, this is a full sized, 88 key piano. There is a pitch bend functionality and it has midi capabilities. It provides several different options of sound, including the organ, a clav, or even the harpsichord. This makes it a dynamic choice that can be used in several situations. It even possesses different types of guitars, drum kits, and strings. Those sounds make it a good choice for an educator, composer, or even just a hobbyist. The sounds can be layered to make for a thick, full sounding piece. However, when looking into this synth, you should also keep an eye out for a set of speakers, as the MX-88 does not have any built in.