Yamaha MM8 Review
In this review we take a look at the Yamaha MM8 synthesizer. If you're looking for a professional style, quality synth but are on a budget, the Yamaha MM 8 is a good choice. If you don't mind a keyboard with 61 keys and one that's not weighted, there's the Yamaha MM6.
If you're looking for a great gigging keyboard, you'll be happy with the MM8. Are you tired of your heavy stage piano or keyboard? well this one is a great replacement. No need to carry a heavy 100 lbs instrument after a late night gig. This one weighs only about 35 pounds. Some people have complained about the fact that the case is plastic but personally I like that, because it saves me about 20 pounds in weight. I don't have to break my back carrying it. I often get a bit of back pain as many keyboard players and people who work at computers do, so I can't afford to be carrying heavy keyboards around.
One thing I wish the Yamaha MM 8 had was more polyphony. If you're looking for something more you will have to go the next step up. This one comes with only 32 notes of polyphony. I expected at least 64 notes of polyphony so I was a bit disappointed. But you're saving money by buying this one so you have to compromise a little. It's better than having to fork up a grand more for the MOTIF. The keyboard doesn't have the features of the Yamaha MOTIF for recording but it still comes with many other impressive features.
I like the Yamaha MM8 for the fact that it comes with 88 weighted keys (a GHS keyboard). It feels like you're playing a grand. I was fooled. I love the way the keys are heavier in the bass notes and lighter in the higher registers, just like on an acoustic piano. The piano sounds are pretty good by the way. I really love the organ sounds as well. There are many other great sounds on this keyboard. The sound quality is excellent. It was much better than I ever expected it to be. I love the simplicity of this keyboard. It's super easy to use and it's so easy to modify the sound presets.
I like the fact that you can record your own songs into this keyboard. You can even store your songs on external storage via USB or use the keyboard as a MIDI controller. The Yamaha MM8 costs about a grand but like with most keyboards and instruments you get what you pay for. If you look around you should be able to find a deal. There are blemished ones being sold for much less.
I highly recommend the MM8. Go here to buy a Yamaha MM8. You can learn more about the instrument's features, read reviews, view pictures, and decide whether it's right for you.
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