Yamaha KX-5

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Yamaha KX-5
Technical specifications
Synthesis typeMIDI Controller
Keyboard37 Keys

The Yamaha KX-5 is a MIDI controller and has no actual sounds on board.[1] It was created by Yamaha in 1986.[2] It also featured a ribbon controller which could be used for pitch bend. It is powered by 6 AA batteries which has a run time for up to 7 hours.[3]


It has 37 Keys[4] which range from C2-C5.


The unit was produced in both silver and black.

Custom Version[edit]

A custom version was built specifically for Jean-Michel Jarre to use in his concert in Lyon in 1986.


  1. ^ "Yamaha KX5". equinoxejmjarre.free.fr. Retrieved 2018-06-25.
  2. ^ "YAMAHA KX5". www.jarrography.free.fr. Retrieved 2018-06-25.
  3. ^ "Yamaha KX5 Keytar". Keytar Info. 2012-04-11. Retrieved 2018-06-25.
  4. ^ "intage Yamaha KX5 Keytar Synth Keyboard". www.matrixsynth.com. Retrieved 2018-06-25.

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