Is MODX+ compatible with MOXF?
Yes. MODX+ is equipped for Voice and Performance compatibility with MOXF.
Can MODX+ Load DX7 sounds?
Yes. You can convert DX7 and DX7II sound libraries to MODX+ format using the free FM Converter web application.
Can the Super Knob be controlled with an FC7 foot controller?
Yes. Just connect an FC7 Foot Controller to the FOOT CONTROLLER 2 jack.
What is Audio Beat Sync?
Audio Beat Sync (ABS) is a function for detecting the beat of the audio signal input from the A/D Input and generating a clock. This clock can drive Arpeggiators, Pattern, Song, Motion Sequences and tempo-based effects.
Are voices from MOXF included in the MODX+ series?
Yes. Voices from the previous MOXF synthesizer series can be found as Single Part Performances. From “CATEGORY SEARCH,” select “Single” under “Attributes.” There, you’ll find the entire list of MOTIF XF Voices. You also use text search to find your favorite MOTIF XF Presets.
Are performances from MOTIF XF included in the MODX+ series?
Yes. All 512 PERFORMANCES from the MOTIF XF are included in MODX+.
What is the maximum polyphony of MODX+?
MODX+ has two separate engines: AWM2 and FM-X. Both feature 128-note polyphony.
Are there any expansion options for MODX+?
MODX+ has internal flash memory. While this flash memory is fixed, you can load and save sound content via USB. You can also plug up to two expression pedals, such as the FC7, and two foot switches (FC3A, FC4A or FC5) into MODX+ for further control options.
Can MODX+ be used in a 16-part multitimbral application?
Yes. Each Performance* can have 16 Parts. A single Part is fully playable. It could be a drum kit, concert grand piano, solo or ensemble strings, guitar, bass, synth pad/lead, etc. Creating full musical arrangements is possible with a single Performance.
*All preset Performances are constructed with up to 8 Parts. An initialized 16-Part setting can be created in CATEGORY SEARCH by selecting “INIT MULTI.”
Does MODX+ have a digital output?
Yes. MODX+ has a digital output using USB Audio. This allows you to record digitally to any DAW computing device and iOS device.* MODX+ can send 10 stereo channels to a DAW – and receive three stereo channels from a DAW – at 44.1kHz. MODX+ can work at higher sampling rates with a reduction in channels. See the Audio Interface section below for more details.
* Using a USB-to-Lightning adapter.
Does MODX+ have a master keyboard function?
Yes. Each Performance in a MODX+ has Master Keyboard function capability allowing for control of eight Zones internally and externally. These settings can be found in the Utility mode of the keyboard.
Does MODX+ have a sampling function?
No. But MODX+ can load .wav files. Additionally, MODX comes with a copy of Cubase AI. Audio files can be recorded with Cubase and exported onto a USB memory device, then loaded onto MODX+.
Does MODX+ have onboard recording capabilities?
Yes. Each MODX+ Performance allows you to record in three different ways within the integrated Performance Recorder:
• MIDI – This is the fastest and most basic method of recording, and a great way to get an idea down fast. Press record and go, then press stop when finished. You can set a time signature and record quantize for the recording.
• Audio – On the rear of MODX+, insert a USB drive into the TO DEVICE slot . You can then record a stereo audio file directly to the USB drive, then transfer it to a computer for further editing or uploading to social media or a cloud-based music service.
• Pattern – Pattern Recording allows you to place a pattern-based loop recording into up to 8 Sections. Each Section can contain up to 16 Tracks. The Pattern Recorder includes editing jobs like quantize, cut/copy/paste, divide drum track, and Play FX (real-time quantize).
Additionally, MODX+ comes with a Cubase AI code. Cubase AI a fully functional DAW recording application for Mac or PC. You can transfer music recorded in MODX+ to Cubase AI for further production.
Can I record to MODX+ itself?
Yes. MODX+ features a Performance Recorder and Pattern Recorder (built-in multi-track sequencer) for recording your keyboard performance as MIDI data. This function allows you to instantly record and store your musical ideas. You can take these internally recorded ideas and transfer them to a DAW. When you connect a USB flash memory device to MODX+, you can record as Audio data to USB flash.
Can MODX+ play midi files and audio files?
Yes. These are the compatible formats:
• MIDI file: MODX+ original format and SMF format 0/1
• Audio file: .WAV (44.1 kHz/24 bit/Stereo or 44.1 kHz/16 bit/Stereo)
Does MODX+ come with Cubase AI?
Yes, MODX+ comes bundled with a free license to Steinberg’s Cubase AI DAW.
Are there any PC/MAC software tools for MODX+?
Yes. MODX Connect for saving and recalling Performances with your DAW.
What's the compatible sampling rate on connecting PC/MAC?
44.1 kHz Input: 4 channels (2 stereo channels).
Output: 10 channels (5 stereo channels).
Can MODX+ connect with an iOS device?
Yes. MODX+ is iOS class compliant. We recommend connecting via Apple Lightning adapter.
How fast is the start-up time?
Approximately 17 seconds.
Does MODX+ work with Bluetooth wireless midi adaptors MD-BT01 or UD-BT01?
Yes, MODX+ supports both the Yamaha MD-BT01 and UD-BT01.
Does MODX+ work as an Audio Interface?
Yes, MODX+ can send up to five stereo channels to a DAW. It can also receive two stereo channels from a DAW.
Which instruments support MIDI connection via USB to DEVICE?
The following instruments have been confirmed by Yamaha to support MIDI connection via USB TO DEVICE:
• Synthesizers: MODX+, MODX*, MONTAGE*, MOTIF XF, MOXF, MX, reface series
• Stage Keyboards: CP1, CP4/40 STAGE, CP88/73, YC Series
*Please note that you need MONTAGE v3.0 / MODX v2.0 or higher.