But apart from that they are basically the same. Yamaha has designed the KX range of MIDI controllers to give Cubase users hands-on control of a number of important functions the company owns Steinberg now, remember. If you’re looking for a complete music production solution, this is it. Image 2 of 2 The back panel, obviously. This minimizes the need for complex manual MIDI data programming. Imagine being able to create complete compositions with just one finger.

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Leave me a comment in the box below. Cons The best features are Cubase-exclusive. Is this series of keyboards perfect? All you need for connectivity is a single USB cable.

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The knobs themselves are dented encoders of average sturdiness. There’s four assignable control knobs although I feel there should have been morededicated performance controls, and DAW integration controls for soft synths and sequencers functions. More knobs for tweaking the synths and more function buttons for bossing Cubase around.

More expensive than some of the competition. What do these keyboards do? But apart from that they are basically the same. Then Don’t worry — your e-mail address is totally secure.


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Before we go any further, it’s important to establish that all these cool features are Cubase-exclusive. They weigh 2kg, 3kg, 4.

I would suggest that you read the various reviews on the Internet to find out what buyers or people who’ve played this MIDI controller think of it.

These are organised by categories and there are several kx2 parameters including swing and gate times. Also I would have loved a control pedal unit.


Well as said earlier they are MIDI controllers. The bulk of the patterns are designed for backing tracks and can sound pretty good when matched with the right sound. More assignable buttons would have been better as well.

What this adds up to is a cool starter yamahz for project studios and education centres. You will be delighted by the big performance they give you through smart software integration. You get a nice crisp feel by pressing the various buttons on the front panel.

Go here to buy a Yamaha keyboard. Are you looking for one that creates an efficient environment that supports production workflow? We had our synth templates sorted and had settled on a choice of Cubase functions, which were most useful to have at hand.


Before plugging into the computer, you need to install the MIDI driver. It’s ox25 to note that there is no keyboard aftertouch, could put you off immediately.

There’s a dedicated control section that enables complete control of sounds and content.

To get the maximum benefits of Cubase integration, you also need to install an ‘extension set’. Pros Quick access button for VST window. The KX8 comes with weighted keys. Image 2 of 2 The back panel, obviously. Comments Have your say about what you just read!

This bothers me as yamaga keyboard player. Are you looking for a keyboard that supports creativity and MIDI composition without getting in the way?

This would fulfil the keyboard’s potential and make it a powerful and essential tool for owners of Steinberg’s software. Click here to learn how to play keyboards and piano with Piano For All.