Yamaha 80's KX88 - 88 KEY MASTER MIDI CONTROLLER - weighted keys


For Sale:  Tested and working legendary Yamaha master MIDI controller in good shape. Made in Japan around 1984-1985. Has a little cosmetic wear but overall quite nice condition. Very clean. All the keys, numeric displays, LEDs, switches, and sliders are working correctly. Nothing broken, missing, or replaced. Fully weighted keys have the best feel of any keyboard I've come across.


"Yamaha’s KX88 set the global standard for master keyboards for controlling numerous MIDI tone generators, which were in high demand after the onset of MIDI protocol. The KX88 features an 88-key piano-touch keyboard, and single, dual and split modes for controlling A/B 2 series MIDI data. Almost 40 years later, this master keyboard still has many devoted users."

A YouTube video taken during testing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlS6kc4SOuk

The stand shown in photos is not included.

88 Keys
Touch control: initial touch, after touch
Connection terminals and interfaces
Foot switch 1, foot switch 2
Foot control 1, foot control 2
Breath controller

Dimensions and weight
1441w x 131h x 347d (mm) / 56-6/10” x 5-2/10” x 13-7/10”
28.5Kg / 62.8lbs.

The KX88 and KX76 MIDI Keyboard Controllers are designed to be "master keyboards" in a synthesizer setup. Although neither the KX88 nor the KX76 produce sound by themselves, they offer a great deal of control over the tone generators to which they are attached.

Both the KX88 and the KX76 are completely assignable MIDI keyboards. The keyboard is only part of the story: both instruments provide a number of other controllers, all of which can be programmed by the user to control any type of MIDI information.

Both keyboards provide inputs for two FC4-type footswitches, two FC7-type foot controllers, and one BC1 breath-controller. In addition, each keyboard provides 4 slider controls, 5 momentary switch controls, 2 toggle switch controls, 2 wheel controllers, and monophonic aftertouch control. Although all of these controls are given preset control assignments when the unit leaves the factory, every one of them may be programmed by the user. In short, the KX88 and KX76 controllers are completely programmable and assignable. Each of the controllers can be assigned to control a specific aspect of sound coming from an FM digital tone generator.

The KX88 and KX76 have three operating modes: Play, Controller Assign (CA), and Parameter Assign (PA).

Additional higher resolution photos available on request.. 

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