MODX OS Updater Vx.xx ???

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MODX OS Updater Vx.xx ???

Unread post by purcell » Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:53 am

MODX OS Updater Vx.xx

https://au.yamaha.com/en/support/update ... dater.html

Called MODX ?
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Finally, I still get "a small knob in blue" - . For 1000 -1500!? It took five years! ... but it still is not an completely new innovation.
I predicted that long ago ... and now that's exactly the truth. A little "MONTAGE" with an small blue knob...just for christmas!
The MODX ... took five years.
Do I buy this "MINI MONTAGE" AWM2/FM for 1000 - 1500 ??? I do not think so.

I am sure. I will buy a CASIO. For real!

I just wanted to say that again.
Apparently, the future actually lies with CASIO, ROLAND, KORG ... Bye YAMAHA!
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Re: MODX OS Updater Vx.xx ???

Unread post by Derek » Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:24 am

You get more than a small knob in blue. You get a flagship AWM/FM synthesiser, which is so much better than the Motif/MOXF range, in a more affordable package. Do not be looking for workstation features though, as Montage is a performance synth.

The MODX has not taken five years. It comes from a different product line. The Montage was announced at NAMM Jan 2016, so not even two years has passed.

BTW: The knob can be any colour you like, and once you stop the darn thing from flashing, it's quite a cool performance control that you can assign many modulation parameters. Shame about the name, mind. ;)

Good luck with your future Casio.
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Unread post by Saul » Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:52 am

Hi Purcell.

As you and I have discussed many times over the years, you are ALWAYS going to need to compromise at this price point. There is just no getting around it. Even were Casio to bring out something and knowing what they are considering I can say it's quite innovative and versatile, you still won't get EVERYTHING for a £1000.

I think you would actually quite like the MODX. If you don't focus on what your missing and instead look at what your getting, that is a LOT of keyboard for a grand!

For me, MODX hit's exactly the right price point. The sweet spot with enough functionality to make me very happy :) Of course I don't expect everyone to agree but that has always been the case with every keyboard from Yamaha, Roland and Korg.

But hey, it's not even in the stores yet. Let's give it a chance and see what it actually does and go from there?
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Re: MODX OS Updater Vx.xx ???

Unread post by purcell » Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:37 pm

All right!
I do not know the selling price. MODX
Similar to the MOXF - you can not go wrong with these +/- 1000 devices.
For 1000-1500 you get a huge amount of sounds, modulation, possibilities ...!

The NAMM 2019,2020,2021,2022...will bring anything - absolutely new?
If I had known that! Waiting from Android Kitkat 4.4 to Android Pie 9 (new)
An eternal wait for synth innovations.
The WOW effect ... will come. Latest until 2025!

Exciting! What will the MODX cost?
In the photos I see a 1500 - 2000 € ¬ device ???
This is not a 1000 € device ?!?
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Unread post by Saul » Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:16 pm

My guess going by current price differentials between 61, 76 and 88 note keyboards is that the MODX6 with probably cost:

MODX6 - £1000 (probably £999)
MODX7 - £1399
MODX8 - £1632

The only one we know for sure is the MODX7 at £1399 but I know Yamaha wanted to make a keyboard at the £1000 price point so it is reasonable to assume the MODX6 will come in just under or on £1000

So at current exchange rates that would be €1116 for the MODX6
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Unread post by Saul » Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:18 pm

By the way, as Derek pointed out, the MODX has not been in development for 5 years. Like Montage it is a completely different product line to Motif and as far as I am aware would have been in development for two years or close to that figure.
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Unread post by purcell » Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:44 pm

Yamaha MODX7 Synthesizer Keyboard 1563 € available September 17-18 th.

https://www.gear4music.at/de/Keyboards- ... board/2NRS
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Unread post by Saul » Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:03 pm

purcell wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:44 pm
Yamaha MODX7 Synthesizer Keyboard 1563 € available September 17-18 th.

https://www.gear4music.at/de/Keyboards- ... board/2NRS
Yes that is what we already listed although I would be very surprised if that delivery date is anywhere near accurate!
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Unread post by SeaGtGruff » Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:19 pm

I was curious about those dates and why we haven't heard anything from Yamaha yet, so I searched for "is there a musical instrument trade show in September 2018" to see if anything came up-- and it turns out that there's a NAMM Musikmesse Russia trade show (which I had never heard of before) which will be taking place this week from the 13th through the 16th. That might be just a coincidence, but it seems awfully close to the expected delivery dates that Gear4Music listed.
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Unread post by Saul » Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:21 pm

All will soon be revealed! Can't say anymore ;)
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Unread post by Saul » Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:37 pm

purcell wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:28 pm
NAMM Musikmesse Russia

https://www.namm.org/exhibit/russia
No...it is not that :wink:
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Unread post by SeaGtGruff » Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:04 pm

My other thought was that the Gear4Music page for the MODX7 has-- or rather, had, because the page has been taken down now-- "Launch event" (if I remember correctly) displayed in the upper left corner, which made me wonder if Gear4Music was going to be the location of the launch event.

But now that I've already wantonly speculated in three different forums about a possible unveiling at NAMM Musikmesse Russia, imagine the angry mob at NAMM Musikmesse Russia if Yamaha doesn't show up there, or shows up without any MODX synths to display. Oops! Mea maxima culpa! :oops:
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Unread post by Saul » Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:11 pm

I would love to be able to say more but I am now under the old NDA..unless of course someone else breaks that and then it's every publication for themselves <->

What I can say is Yamaha have very pleasantly surprised me and I think will surprise everyone else too. Stay tuned! (Y)
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Unread post by pologuy » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:34 pm

Saul wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:11 pm
I would love to be able to say more but I am now under the old NDA..unless of course someone else breaks that and then it's every publication for themselves <->

What I can say is Yamaha have very pleasantly surprised me and I think will surprise everyone else too. Stay tuned! (Y)
As far as release dates...?

Or what are you talking about? lol
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