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Yamaha Corporation of America, the US distribution partner for CME, is now shipping the highly anticipated VX Series Keyboard Controllers. These powerful and flexible controllers are the first of their kind to include DAW integration features like motorized 60mm faders and a modular expansion bay.

The VX series Keyboard Controllers are designed to provide the ultimate in control for the demanding lives of today's musicians. A solid, all-aluminum chassis make these units extremely durable and sizes from 49 velocity-sensitive semi- weighted keys to 88 professional graded hammer action weighted keys make them ideal for studio, stage, or mobile use.

"Once again CME has set a new standard in controller keyboards by adding never before seen features at price points within reach of everyone," states Athan Billias, Director of Marketing for Technology Products at Yamaha. "The addition of USB audio I/O and motorized faders make these not just MIDI controllers, but the center of a computer based home studio."

Key Features:

  • Built-in USB Audio and MIDI interface
  • Multi-function expansion bay
  • Graded hammer-action weighted (VX8) or semi-weighted keyboard (VX5/6/7)
  • Initial and after touch, velocity sensitive keyboard
  • PadStyle┬« MIDI songs and patterns
  • Multi-scale mode for ethnic music
  • U-CTRL function for easy software integration
  • 9 60mm motorized faders
  • 12 programmable velocity sensitive trigger pads
  • 8 knob controllers (potentiometer)
  • 9 knob controllers (endless encoder)
  • 1 ribbon controller
  • 1 pitch bend and modulation wheel
  • 27 function and number buttons
  • Transport controls
  • 1 data entry encoder
  • Music software control templates with user bank memories
  • 2 x 16 characters LCD display
  • Firmware upgradeable via USB
  • 4 MIDI out, 1 MIDI in
  • 2 universal pedal connectors, full compatible with switch and expression pedal
  • Breath controller input, compatible with YAMAHA BC3
  • 2 mic/line input with gain control
  • 2 line output
  • 2 headphone outputs with volume control
  • Plug-and-play USB audio and MIDI on Windows XP and MAC OSX
  • USB hub, USB bus-powered


The VX Series are now available at the following prices:
VX5 (49 key) - $899.99 US MSRP
VX6 (61 key) - $999.99 US MSRP
VX7 (76 key) - $1199.99 US MSRP
VX8 (88 key) - $1299.99 US MSRP

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