Among synth enthusiasts, the Yamaha name is legendary. The iconic CS-80 and DX-7 models defined the sounds of the 70s and 80s, respectively, while later models such as the AN1x remain well-regarded to this day. The current lineup of Yamaha synthesizers reflects this impressive pedigree, offering a combination of innovative features and rich, fat sounds tailored to the needs of modern musicians.
Bananas at Large™ carries the MONTAGE and MX lines of Yamaha synthesizer models — two professional-quality options that are equally at home on stage, in the studio and on the road. Check out individual product pages for detailed specs, or read on to learn more.
Yamaha MONTAGE Synthesizers
Simply put, the MONTAGE series contains some of Yamaha's most advanced synthesizers yet. The flagship MONTAGE8 features 88 balanced hammer keys and an advanced synthesis engine that's continuously evolving with each firmware update. Other notable features include Yamaha's exclusive Motion Control, a series of multidimensional tonal parameters that respond to your playing, creating uniquely expressive effects that range from subtle to massive.
As for the sounds themselves, a pair of advanced engines offers a limitless palette of possibilities. The AWM2 delivers high-quality waveform and subtractive synthesis, while FM-X provides modern, pure frequency modulation synthesis. It's like having two synths in one, except that both engines can be layered across up to eight parts in a single performance.
Designed for the most demanding professionals, the MONTAGE series is, without question, Yamaha's smartest, most sophisticated performance synthesizer yet.
MX Series Synths
If the MONTAGE series contains the most feature-rich tools for working professionals, the MX series is a powerful, portable alternative for today's adventurous producers, DJs and other sonic architects. Bridging the gap between hardware and software, the MX series integrates seamlessly with the modern studio environment, with VST and DAW controller features and exceptional overall flexibility. Add to that a truly impressive onboard synthesis engine and over 1,000 sounds from the MOTIF series, and you have one of the most versatile synths on the market today.
The MX series includes the 88-key MX88, the 61-key MX61 and the 49-key MX49. All feature 128-note polyphony, 16-voice internal multitimbral capacity and full analog/digital connectivity via MIDI, USB and 1/4" phono jacks.
Buy Yamaha Synthesizers at Bananas
Bananas has Yamaha synthesizers for sale at both of our Bay Area locations. We carefully curate our inventory to offer options for all musicians while ensuring everything we sell delivers the best combination of performance and value.
For a limited time, purchase a MONTAGE synth and receive a complementary set of HS5 studio monitors. Looking for other accessories? We can help with that too. Our staff members are friendly, knowledgeable and, above all, committed to serving our customers. Visit us in San Rafael or Santa Rosa to learn more today.