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Yamaha MOTIF-XF8 88 Key Hammer Action WorkstationItem # 77672

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Yamaha MOTIF-XF8 88 Key Hammer Action Workstation

Soon after the original MOTIF was released in 2001, it was recognized as the best sounding, top selling and most requested music workstation on the market. Over time, it has continued to evolve and improve its expressiveness and functionality. At the same time, the online community of end users, sound programmers, software developers and product support specialists at www.MOTIFATOR.com has expanded into a vibrant online music production community. The MOTIF breathes new life into live performances with its expressive sounds and intuitive control. In music creation, the MOTIF not only offers its own music creation capabilities, it also offers a system for integrating those capabilities with a variety of software applications. And now, the next generation XF builds on the decade-long heritage of MOTIF, and provides groundbreaking expansion capabilities with flash memory that will set a new standard for keyboard workstations for years to come.

  • Comprehensive high sound quality, including an enormous 741MB of waveforms
  • An additional 128 Voices and 8 drum kits, for a total of 1,353 high-quality Voices
  • Up to 2GB of additional content available through separately sold flash memory
  • Realization of unique instrument performance methods through the XA (Expanded Articulation) tone generation system
  • Reproduction of the unique, natural, warm sounds of vintage instruments through VCM effects
  • 384 types of performances based on approximately 7800 types of arpeggiators
  • Enhanced sampling through 128MB of onboard SD-RAM
  • The popular FSX (MOTIF XF6/7) and BH (MOTIF XF8) keyboards
  • Improvement of usability thanks to the use of a new GUI
  • Category Search feature that provides instant access to the Voices you want
  • Cubase AI -- a DAW software application from Steinberg
  • DAW integration through remote control, an editor software
  • Scalability through standard-equipped USB and Ethernet and the FW16E option

Specification:

Tone Generator block
  • Tone Generator AWM2, with Expanded Articulation
  • Polyphony 128 notes
  • Multi Timbral Capacity 16 Parts (internal), Audio Input Parts (A/D, FW*), *1 stereo Part
  • Wave 741 MB (when converted to 16-bit linear format), 3,977 waveforms
  • Voice Preset: 1,024 Normal Voices + 64 Drum Kits. GM: 128 Normal Voices + 1 Drum Kit . User: 128 x 4 (Bank 1: original, Bank 2 – 4: selected and copied from Preset bank) + 32 Drum Kits (No. 1 – 8: original, No. 9 – 32: selected and copied from Preset bank)
  • Performance User: 128 x 4 (up to 4 Parts)
  • Filter 18 types
  • Effect System Reverb x 9 types, Chorus x 22 types, Insertion (A, B) x 53 types x 8 Parts (up to 16 units), Vocoder x 1 (uses both Insertion Effect A and B blocks), Master Effect x 9 types (Preset settings for parameters of each effect type are provided as templates; total 320) Master EQ (5 bands), Part EQ (3 bands, stereo)
Sampling block
  • Samples Up to 128 Waveforms (Multi Samples).Up to 256 Key Banks per Waveform.Up to 512 Key Banks
  • Sampling Sources Analog input L/R, Stereo output (Resampling). FW (available when the FW16E has been installed)
  • A/D Conversion 24-bit, 64x oversampling
  • D/A Conversion 24-bit,128x oversampling
  • Sample Data 16
  • Sampling Frequency 44.1kHz, 22.05kHz, 11.025kHz, 5.5125kHz (Stereo/Mono). Sampling Frequency via FW (when the FW16E has been installed): 44.1kHz (fixed)
  • Sampling Memory Internal SDRAM: 128M
  • Sample Length Mono: 32 MB Stereo: 64 MB
  • Sampling Time 44.1kHz: 6 min. 20 sec. 22.05kHz: 12 min. 40 ec. 11.025kHz: 25 min. 20 sec. 5.0125kHz: 55 min. 40 sec.*Mono/Stereo
  • Sample Format Original format, WAV, AIFF
Sequencer block
  • Note Capacity Approx. 130,000 notes
  • Note Resolution 480 ppq (parts per quarter note)
  • Maximum Polyphony 124 notes
  • Tempo (BPM) 5 – 300
  • Recording type Real time replace. Real time overdub (with the exception of the Pattern Chain). Real time punch in/out (Song only)
  • Tracks Pattern: 16 Phrase tracks. Pattern Chain: Pattern track, Tempo track, Scene track. Song: 16 sequence tracks (Loop on/off can be set for each track), Tempo track, Scene track
Others
  • Master User: 128 *8 Zones (Master keyboard settings), Assignable Knob/Slider settings, Program Change Table
  • Sequence Software compatible with the Remote Control function For Windows: Cubase 4 – 5, SONAR 5.2 – 8 For Mac: Cubase 4 – 5, Logic 7.2 – LogicStudio, Digital Performer 5.1 – 6 *Functions to be controlled differ depending on the software.
  • Controllers Pitch Bend wheel, Modulation wheel, Ribbon Controller, Assignable Control Sliders x 8, Assignable Knobs x 8, Assignable Function buttons x 2, Data dial
  • Display 320 x 240 dot, 5.7 inch graphic color backlit LCD
  • Connectors OUTPUT L/MONO, R (standard phone jack), ASSIGNABLE OUTPUT L, R (standard phone jack) A/D INPUT L, R (standard phone jack), IGITAL OUT, PHONES (standard stereo phone jack), FOOT CONTROLLER 1, 2, FOOT SWITCH x 2 (SUSTAIN, ASSIGNABLE), MIDI IN/OUT/THRU, USB (TO HOST, TO DEVICE), AC IN, ETHERNET (100BASE-TX), IEEE1394 (available when the FW16E has been installed)
  • Power Consumption 30W
  • Dimensions, Weight MOTIF XF8: 1,439 (W) x 466 (D) x 6.6 (H) inches, 63.7 lbs

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Yamaha MOTIF-XF8 88 Key Hammer Action Workstation
 
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5.0

EVERYTHING I NEED

By AKARAY

from MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Portable
  • Pre-programmed music
  • Realistic Sound
  • Responsive / Good Action
  • Touch Sensitive Keys

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Chamber Music
    • Concerts
    • Electronic Music
    • Learning
    • MIDI
    • School Bands
    • Travel

    Comments about Yamaha MOTIF-XF8 88 Key Hammer Action Workstation:

    THE Yamaha MOTIF-XF8 HAS EVERYTHING I NEED TO WRITE SONGS (DRUMS, BASS, PIANO, GUITAR, SOUND EFFECTS, DEGITAL MULTITRACK RECORDER, SEQUENCING).

     
    5.0

    DOES EVERYTHING GOOD

    By AKARAY

    from MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Portable
    • Pre-programmed music
    • Realistic Sound
    • Responsive / Good Action
    • Touch Sensitive Keys

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Chamber Music
      • Concerts
      • Electronic Music
      • Learning
      • MIDI
      • School Bands
      • Travel

      Comments about Yamaha MOTIF-XF8 88 Key Hammer Action Workstation:

      THE NUMBER OF TRACKS THAT THE MOTIF XF8 CAN RECORD WITH HIGH QUALITY IS AMAZING.

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        Does the Motif XF8 require a midi controller?
        Asked on 1/15/2012 by Lenny

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          The Motif XF8 has MIDI IN/OUT/THRU and can be used as a midi controller for other software instruments.

          Answered on 1/16/2012 by Anonymous
      • Q:

        Does the Yamaha Motif xf8 works with Ableton live 8 ?
        Asked on 10/16/2011 by Anonymous

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        • Staff Reviewer

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          Yes this keyboard will work with Ableton Live 8. You just need to find the Midi Map for it or assign the Midi your self.

          Answered on 10/18/2011 by Anonymous
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