Yamaha WX5 16-Key Wind MIDI Controller


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About Yamaha WX5

The Yamaha WX5 is a full-featured MIDI wind controller with a sax-compatible, 16-key layout and high-resolution wind and lip sensors, that comprehensively addresses the musical details and requirements of the Wind-to-MIDI process with an astonishing array of expressive performance controls. The WX5 ships with 2 mouthpieces (Sax, with reed and Recorder) and is fully GM, XG and VL compatible.

Yamaha WX5 Features

  • MIDI and WX out onboard
  • High resolution breath and lip sensors
  • 16 key layout for sax compatibility
  • Four fingering modes
  • Pitch bend wheel (assignable)
  • 2 mouthpieces - sax (with reed) and recorder (no reed)
  • Sends program change and bank select
  • XG, GS and VL compatibility
  • 4 hold modes

Yamaha WX5 Specifications

Note keys: x 16 including 2 x Assignable High Keys
Octave Change Keys: x 4 (Control range-7 octaves)
Pitch Bend Wheel
Setup Switch
Hold Switch: Key Hold/Sustain/Portamento
Program Change Switch
Power On/Off Switch
Rotary Controls
Wind Zero
Wind Gain
Lip Gain
Lip Zero
Key Transpose: C2,Bb1,Eb
Octave Transpose: 5-step (-2/-1/0+1/+2)
Saxophone (a), Saxophone (b), Saxophone (c), Flute
Dip Switches: 1
Velocity: On/Off
Wind Data: CC#2(Breath Controller), CC#7(Volume), CC#11(Expression)
Wind Curve: Normal/Hard
Lip Mode: Tight Lip/Loose Lip
Lip Range: Normal/Wide
Lip Data: Pitch Bend/Modulation Wheel
Lip+ CC#18 (Gen3): On/Off
Transpose: C2/Bb1/Eb2
Fingering: Saxophone (a,b,c), Flute
Dip Switches: 2
Fast Response: On/Off
High D,D# Key Assign: D:CC#81-On, D#:CC#80-Off
Pitch Bend Data: Pitch Bend Up and Pitch Bend Down/Modulation Wheel and Pitch Bend Down/CC#16 (Gen1) and CC#17(Gen2) Bright Up/ Down
Wind Sensor, Lip Sensor
Red LED x 2 (Wind Monitor, Lip Zero Monitor)
MIDI Transmit Channel
Channels 10 - 16
MIDI Out Connector, WX Out Connector (Power Out), DC in Jack
Power Supply
R03 x 6
PA3B AC Adapter
WX Out Connector (from compatible Yamaha Tone Generators or BT7 MIDI/Power Pack)
Dimensions (LxHxD)
24x2.4x2.75" (60.96x6.09x6.98cm)
1.1 lbs (0.498 kg)
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