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Play & Perform: The Sounds Just Got Better...

Published: Tue August 17, 2010  News Feed

The next generation "Motif XF" builds on the decade-long heritage of Motif and breaks new ground with Flash memory expansion capabilities that will set the standard for keyboard workstations for years to come.

Soon after the original Motif Music Production Synthesizer was released in 2001, it was recognized as the best sounding, top selling and most requested music workstation on the market. The Motif has continued to evolve over 3 product generations, improving at each step its expressiveness and functionality. At the same time, the community of end users, sound programmers, software developers and product support specialists expanded into a vibrant online music production community. And now, the next generation "XF" builds on the decade-long heritage of Motif, and with Flash memory expansion, provides groundbreaking capabilities that will set a new standard for keyboard workstations for years to come.

Play and Perform - The Best Sounds Just Got Better

  • 741MB of internal Wave ROM which includes incredibly realistic pianos, acoustic instruments and vintage synths
  • Sophisticated 8-element synth architecture with XSpanded articulation and 18 different filter types
  • 8 front panel knobs and sliders make it easy to shape your sound in real time
  • 1664 Voices and 97 drum kits
  • Category search function

Create and Produce - Get Instant Inspiration & Lightning-Fast Music Production Tools

  • 512 Performances combine 4 voices and 4 Intelligent Arpeggiators so you can instantly create backing tracks with Yamaha's intuitive direct performance recording feature
  • A 16 track integrated Sampling Sequencer and the built-in 12MB of sample RAM let you: load new sample libraries, add vocals, slice audio loops, use real time look and easy move back and forth between the loop based Pattern Mode.
  • An integrated Yamaha Digital Mixer that lets you create finalized mixes of your songs.
  • Direct-to-USB recording and playback lets you record your final mixes to any connected USB memory device as CD-quality.

Customize and Make It Your Own

  • Up to 2GB of optional flash Wave memory - two slots accommodate proprietary Yamaha flash board options: a 512MB flash board and a 1GB flash board. Because this is flash memory once you've loaded a sound, it's always in your Motif when you turn it on.
  • 128MB of onboard volatile sample RAM - for user sampling, loading and auditioning sample libraries or adding vocals and real instruments to your Motif XF
  • An improvied User Interface with many user-requested features like Tap Tempo, Drum Editing in Mix Mode, and Auto Mapping of samples, plus new customizable UI for selecting your choice of colour and positioning of key displays will be available for Motif XF in a future OS update.

Connect and Expand With New Possibilities

  • Computer connectivity (via SB, Ethernet or the FW16E FireWire option) and DAW integration features like 8 zone Master mode, DAW remote control and cross platform editors let you seamlessly integrate the Motif with any DAW software, including the bundled Cubase Al Software.
  • New large format (512MB-1G) Voice Libraries from Garritan, Sonic Reality, Easy Sounds and more.

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