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[MOTIF XF Series]

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Inspiration Comes In A Flash

New Generation of MOTIF line added with a flash expandability and seamless music production flow.

MOTIF XF Brochure [English] MOTIF XF BrochurePDF [3.2MB]

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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 yamahasynth.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


MOTIF XF Wireless function available with new iPad® applications

A new OS update for the MOTIF XF offers wireless MIDI connectivity with Yamaha’s new iPad applications. After connecting a compatible Wi-Fi USB adapter, you can send and receive MIDI messages between the XF and the iPad. There are new Yamaha iPad applica...

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