Submitted February 20, 2020 by John Y in Spanaway, WA
"Like a full race-built motor in a family sedan!"
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So much power in a lightweight "affordable" package. I can carry the MODX7 wirh two fingers and a thumb, but it sound like it weighs a ton. The keybed is decent, with a nice, (very) lightly weighted synth action and short key travel.The sounds are amazing, and so many of them. As the Yamaha site says: If you took a minute to preview each sound, you would be sitting at the keyboard for 36 hours.The keyboard also functions as a sound card of excellent quality. My VSTs and even just watching YouTube videos have never sounded better.I gave a slightly lower "ease of use" score not because you can't plug and play and get good results, but because of the depth of options available. Yamaha has also made it difficult to get a handle on things by using different terminology for common components of synthesis. With a little poking around though, you can figure out what them mean...For the price, this is a great midrange keyboard that punches well above its weight.Manufacturer support has been amazing, the keyboard has been getting regular firmware updates, adding new sounds and features.There are downloadable sounds/instruments from Yamaha, and the Soundmondo for MODX patch (er, 'performance' in Yamaha lingo) exchange site as well.
Mainly a guitar and bass player, but have been playing keyboards since before the Univox Mini-Korg.
Classic rock, Christian, EDM, whaterver catched my interest.
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