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Yamaha MX88 88-Key Synthesizer


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MSRP: Old Price $1,299.00 Discounted Price $1,099.99 Save : $199.01 (15%)
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The MX88 music synthesizer is the complete solution for the modern piano player, aspiring music producer or live performer. Featuring an 88-note weighted keyboard, MX88 boasts realistic piano touch and sound thanks to over 100 years of piano manufacturing experience.

MX88 offers modern synthesizer technology based on the legendary Motif Sound Engine and features a wide range of sounds from classic, authentic instruments to modern, cutting-edge synths.

Computer and iOS connectivity is easy with the integrated class-compliant USB audio/MIDI interface, making MX88 perfect for producing music using Cubase AI (included.)

MX88 also unlocks Cubasis LE and FM Essential on iOS devices.

  • GHS weighted action 88-key keyboard provides realistic piano touch
  • Fully class-compliant USB audio and MIDI interface
  • Fully unlocks the full version of the FM Essential synthesizer app for iOS
  • Over 1000 Voices from the MOTIF Series
  • Easy Split/Layer Performance Mode for instant inspiration
  • 16-Part Multi Timbral and 128-note polyphony
  • Extensive hands-on controls for VSTs and DAWs
  • Steinberg Cubase AI software included and fully unlocks Cubasis LE iOS app
  • Complete analog and MIDI USB integration with computers and iOS
  • VCM (Virtual Circuitry Modeling) effects

Get your Yamaha MX88 88-Key Synthesizer today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • MX88BK 88-Key Synthesizer
  • Cubase AI Software
  • Cubasis LE iOS App
  • FM Essential synthesizer app for iOS
  • PA-150 Power Adapter
  • Owner's Manual

I enjoy creating with this key board


Excellent Board



I would buy it again


Good service kind ppl



Swing this axe hard!


I lost my muse and the MX88 has helped me regain it! I love this axe! Is this the greatest board ever no, that one hasn't been created yet. (My opinion of course) But for quality piano/keyboard patches this works. The other patches hold up well. The semi-weighted key action fantastic...realness. Bottom line I'm inspired to play. It's 2a.m. And I'm awake. hope the neighbors got their rest...Finally the only reason for four stars and not 5 a little disappointed w the rhythm section selection. For the price VERY satisfied



Yamaha MX88 - Excellent Value, Deep Feature Set


The MX88 is a remarkable value for anyone interested in an 88-key hammer action keyboard. Far more than a piano, the MX88 boasts the Motif engine, includes a USB audio interface, and despite its simple and logical control layout, is deep enough for synth geeks to enjoy. It also has great DAW integration. Very underrated! Also, if you are planning on buying one, go to Sam Ash. Few other places employ people who really know and use the gear!



I would buy again.


Fantastic sounds and I love the weighted keys.



I would definitely buy this keyboard again!


I use this keyboard for all my shows and in the studio. Has great sounds and is very light weight!




Enjoying the MX88


In all candor, I liked the weighted-hammer action of the Roland XV88 more. But considering that I have finally abandoned the Roland after a dozen weights have broken off (and the rest are all cracked!) I can only hope that what's under the hood of the Yamaha will be more durable. Speaking of durability, please note that the entire case of the synth is plastic -- definitely not made for traveling. So while the instrument is lighter in weight than many others, you'll need to consider an appropriate case to transport it. The factory-ready voices are quite realistic -- especially good piano patches -- but you will want to modify a number of them for performance, and I can't help but think that it needn't be so complicated to create them and store them. Of course, it might be elementary to you, but I've always struggled with that and the Yamaha is no exception. Most important of all, though: you're really going to enjoy playing this instrument, whether through external amplification of all kinds or a good set of studio cans.

Le Flaneur

New York, NY


Best Bang-for-Buck Synthesizer you'll ever find


It's marvelous. The AWM2 engine sounds amazing, and the 1,100 presets straight from the Motif XS make this keyboard a killer deal. The sound blows me away; and unlike the MoxF of the Motif XF, the MX is INCREDIBLY easy to use and understand.

Bradley Douglas

Phoenix, AZ


Great Soundbank, Another Good Product from Yamaha


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.

Sam M.

Indianapolis, IN.

MX88 88-Key Synthesizer

4.8 9


Multitimbral (parts) 16
Number of Keys 88
Keyboard Type Graded Hammer Action
Series MX
Presets Over 1000 Voices from the MOTIF Series
Polyphony 128 voices
Model MX88
Included Software Cubase AI software; Cubasis LE iOS app; FM Essential synthesizer app for iOS
Effects VCM (Virtual Circuitry Modeling) effects
Dimensions 16"H x 52"W x 6.6"D
Controllers Sustain, Foot Controller
Weight 30.64 lbs.
Outputs 1/4" L/Mono & R Out; Headphone
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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