Type Piano Type Yamaha Yamaha Djx Its dual purpose Key borad FeaturesDJX From phat to funky, ultracool to chunky, the DJX is one awesome keyboard. It's your one-stop groove-station — complete with a built-in sampler, way cool real-time control knobs, and the most happening Patterns and Voices ever put into a single machine. Want to find out more? Take this tour! Even if you've never played a keyboard in your life, the DJX lets you sound just like a pro — the minute you get it out of the box! Give it some juice...and start it up! Who says there's no such thing as "instant gratification"? Just try twisting and turning the sound around with these vintage analog style control knobs — while the Pattern is playing. This is hands on sonic control - at its best. Work out on the knobs! Groove knob: This lets you change — subtly or radically — the "feel" or timing of the Pattern. Turn this to give it some swing, make it laidback...or just play it straight! Assign knob: You call the shots with this knob. Assign it to control dynamics, turntable, or any one of twelve different functions! Bass Boost knob: Pump up the bass of the entire DJX sound with this knob — and rock the house! Cutoff and Resonance The CUTOFF AND RESONANCE knobs give you powerful realtime control over the sound. Select either the keyboard Voice or one of the Pattern Parts (like bass, or hi-hat), then tweak knobs as you play. Cutoff Knob Just like on vintage analog synthesizers, this knob lets you sweep the cutoff frequency of the filter as you play the keyboard. Turn it to the right to "open up" the filter for a brighter sound, and turn it to the left to "shut down" the filter. Resonance Knob Set this to determine how much the CUTOFF knob affects the sound. Turn it to the right for maximum filter effect, and to the left for more subtle filter changes. Cut loose on the ribbon! Here's another expressive wonder from the golden age of synthesizers! You can play this in real time, too! Just touch the RIBBON CONTROLLER and slide your finger along it — and hear how the sound changes. Plus, there are tons of things you can assign to this... Set it to control effect depth, attack, release, dynamics — and more! Mix it up! The new DJX is jam-packed with hip features that give you instant and total control over the music — and put you in the producer's chair. Part Control With the PART ON/OFF keys you're an instant maestro of mix. Simply press the appropriate keys and the Pattern plays back, and create your own arrangements live! Drop parts out and fly parts in — you're in control! Beat A and Beat B Each of the 100 Patterns includes several variations for spicing up the rhythm. Two of these are Beat A and Beat B buttons. Play around with the Beat A and Beat B buttons as the Pattern is running, and hear the dynamic, exciting changes they make as they take your music up another level! Beat Reverse This little devil really lets you shake things up and turn the rhythm 'round! While the Pattern is rolling, just press the Beat Reverse key. This breaks up the beat by hitting the top of the phrase and starting the Pattern again. Press it repeatedly to get wild, syncopated, stuttering effects! Arpeggiate like mad! Here's yet another long-lost feature from the days when synthesizers ruled the world — a built-in Arpeggiator! Hold several notes on the keyboard, then let the DJX work its arpeggio magic — automatically creating funky, hip patterns based on the notes you play! Join the sampling revolution! Digital Sampling is built right into the DJX! Sample your own parts (from a microphone or CD player), then play them from the keyboard. Use the Knobs and Ribbon Controller to change the sound, too. Plus, simple-to-use editing controls let you fine-tune your samples — and even loop them. Dual and Split Voice Modes The Dual mode lets you layer two Voices together, while the Split mode lets you play two different Voices with your left and right hands. Performance Setup Save your precious original panel settings to these four buttons for instant recall. Four available banks give you a total of sixteen memory spaces. Plus, there are two Preset buttons that let you call up ideal pre-programmed settings for each selected Style. Patterns 100 dynamic Patterns to groove with - the hottest, coolest and latest! Voices 283 stunning Voices — with hits, scratches, breakbeats, loops, and human voice samples! (includes 128 GM Voices) Performance Features Tons of real-time performance features - to keep your music movin' and groovin'! Song Recording Record songs with 6 independent tracks. MIDI Compatible Fully MIDI-compatible and computer ready.