YAMAHA MU128 SYNTHESIZER MODULE
MU128 Tone Generator
Unbeatable expressive power with 64 parts and 128 note polyphony. Even more expandability with up
to three expansion boards. A super tone generator that opens a new era in music production.
64 Parts/ 128 Note Polyphony
A maximum of 64 parts and up to 128 note polyphony give the MU128 twice the performance of the
MU100 series, and make it the leader of the desktop music scene.
Unbeatable Expressive Power
Now you have the power to reproduce complex and dense ensembles without compromise -
large-scale symphonies, brass bands, and even piano concertos that let you hear the lingering the
resonance of the damper pedal. You can assign different drum sounds to different parts, use different
variation sounds during a song, and even layer sounds of different parts on the same channel to create
twin leads or octave unisons.
Free of Limitations
The MU128 frees you from limitations on polyphony or the number of parts, which
until now could be a bottleneck for desktop music production, and gives you newly widened scope for
your arrangements. Along with the expansion in polyphony, the internal software has been streamlined
for even quicker note response.
1389 Top-Quality Sounds
The massive wave ROM contains 1342 instrumental sounds and 47 drum sets - more than any other
desktop music tone generator. From basic instruments to the latest cutting-edge club sounds and even
separate string instruments for use in individual parts of gigantic orchestral ensembles, the MU128
gives you everything with uncompromising quality.
The MU128 provides three expansion slots compatible with the XG Plug-in System, allowing you to
install up to three separately sold plug-in boards. You can expand your possibilities with tone
generation technologies other than that of the MU128.
Up To Three Plug-In Boards
For example you could install one PLG100-DX FM tone generator board and two PLG100-VL VA tone
generator boards to add sixteen-note polyphonic DX sound and two-note polyphonic VA sound. Or you
could install two PLG100-DX FM tone generator boards and one PLG100-VHY effect board.
Plug-In Board Parameters
The parameters of any installed expansion boards can be edited from the front panel of the MU128, or
you can use plug-in software for the "Xgworks" sequencer. You can also edit from a dedicated editor
program, and even paste sound parameter data into desired locations in a song to create even more
expressive data. Such an expanded XG "plus" system will broaden your possibilities and allow highly
sophisticated musical expression.
The MU128 gives you more creative power than any other desktop music tone generator. A total of six
effects are built in. There are three system effects (reverb/chorus/variation) for which the send amount
can be adjusted for each part; two insertion effects which can be applied to any desired part, and a
five-band multi EQ that lets you adjust the overall sound to the acoustic environment.
Part parameters include a total of 256 EQ's (128 note polyphony x 2 bands) for simultaneous use, and
filter (low-pass/high-pass) / envelope / volume / pan, all of which can be adjusted independently for
each part for precise mixing. Effects and part parameters can be controlled in a variety of ways from
the dedicated "XG editor."
Functionality That You Expect from a Top-Of-The-Line Tone Generator
Panel operations are easier than ever before, with a large graphical LCD, rotary encoder, and category
switch that lets you efficiently select sounds.
Performance mode lets you layer up to four sounds - ideal when the MU128 is used as an expansion
tone generator for your keyboard. Front-panel MIDI connector for easy connection of the WX5 wind
MIDI controller etc. AD Input function allows two external audio inputs to be independently processed
in digital form, and mixed with the output of the MU128's own tone generator.
TO HOST connector for direct connection to your personal computer.
Two-space half-rack size with high-quality silver tone design exterior.
XG Plug-In System
The revolutionary XG plug-in system allows you to expand the capabilities of a tone generator by
adding boards for other tone generation or effect systems, and controlling the expanded computer via
special software (plug-in editors for Xgworks). The XG plug-in "scalability" that is a hallmark of the XG
- 128 note polyphony
- 64-part multitimbral
- 1342 instrumental sounds and 47 drum sets
- GM and XG compatibility
- 3 expansion slots
- Digital Multi FX
- Two A/D Inputs
- Built in computer interface