Yamaha Motif XF Music Production Synthesizer (XF8, XF7, XF6): The Core of Your Studio / Stage Rig

Yamaha Motif Keyboard The Yamaha Motif Keyboard has everything you need to make professional quality music, in one single instrument.

A successful keyboard workstation must stand out both, in a professional studio and on stage. With impressive ease of use, and amazing sounds, the Motif XF keyboard is the right instrument for both environments. This is clearly a winner from Yamaha. Yamaha Motif is giving its closest competitors like the Triton (from Korg) and the Fantom (from Roland) a run for their money. Lot of musicians loyal to the Korg and the Roland brand have acknowledged Motif’s power and have since switched over to it, or added it to their gear.

The Motif XF is an updated version of the Motif XS. It builds on the heritage of MOTIF and provides cutting-edge expansion capabilities with flash memory. The Yamaha MOTIF XF is all you need to start producing professional quality music. You get a huge library of sounds, enhanced sampling, and easy DAW integration


It was with the MOTIF that serious musicians started acknowledging Yamaha’s strength in the synth / workstation department. Before that, Yamaha was more of an arranger keyboard and piano brand.

MOTIF came in the market way back in 2001, and has evolved a lot since then. Right from the moment it was launched, it has figured in the list of the top music workstations. In fact, when it was launched it was one of the most sought after keyboard at that time.

Over the years it has only become more expressive and has augmented its list of features.

You can find several forum sites where end users, sound programmers, software developers and product support specialists come together to discuss how this professional product can be exploited to the fullest for music production.

Yamaha Motif

Various Yamaha Motif XF Models

If you are looking to buy a Motif, you can choose one of the following:

  • Yamaha Motif 6, XF6 – 61 keys
  • Yamaha Motif 7, XF7 – 76 keys
  • Yamaha Motif 8, XF8 – 88 keys

    MOTIF XF8 uses a BH (balanced hammer) keyboard with 88 keys. MOTIF XF6 and XF7 use FSX keyboards with 61 and 76 keys, FSX keyboard uses a new mechanism that provides a smooth touch, is comfortable to play, is responsive, and the keys are very quiet as well.

    Yamaha Motif Synth

    The number of keys you want to choose depends on your preferences. Besides, it has got the looks to match. On stage, the silver looks awesome unlike some of its competitors.

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    Features of the Yamaha Motif Keyboard

    The mark of a versatile digital music instrument is that it should not only provide lots of useful features, it should also gel easily with other applications. This is where this board shines.

    In addition to the music creation capabilities, the MOTIF also offers a system for integrating those capabilities with a variety of software applications. And now, it also provides Flash memory expansion capabilities that will set a new standard for keyboard workstations for years to come.

    • High sound quality, 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
    • Enhanced sampling through 128MB of onboard SD-RAM
    • Category Search feature that provides instant access to the Voices you want
    • Cubase AI: DAW software from Steinberg
    • DAW integration through remote control, an editor software
    • Scalability through standard-equipped USB and Ethernet and the optional FW16E FireWire expansion board
    • Loads of faders, knobs, and real-time controls
    • Color Display is amazing
    • Intuitive Interface, Easy Operation
    • So many sounds, sounds built with 8 elements per voice
    • Run four arpeggiators at the same time
    • Direct performance recording – choose a groove and start recording
    • Computer Integration: Different ways to connect the Motif to computer
    • Software Integration: Cubase AI comes bundled with the Motif
    • Remote function: The transport function buttons and faders become controllers

    MOTIF XF Rack

    Yamaha MOTIF Rack XS Sound Module
    Instant inspiration! You need lots of sonic choices; from authentic to innovative. That’s why there are 1,152 voices and 65 different drum kits in the MOTIF-Rack XS. With the most advanced synthesis on the market, MOTIF-Rack XS’ 128-note polyphony, 16-part mix architecture and 32 multi-libraries ensure you have the all the flexibility you need.

    Expansion Board for MOTIF XF

    Yamaha FW16E Firewire Expansion Board for MOTIF XF
    The Yamaha FW16E FireWire expansion board adds Audio Interface functionality to your Motif XF or Tyros 4. With connecting Motif XF or Tyros 4 with a PC via FireWire cable, you can record 16 tracks of audio data directly into the DAW software. Moreover, by installing the Motif XF Extension, it adds integration with Cubase software and makes the Motif XF’s project template loaded from Cubase start up window.

    Yamaha FL512M Expansion Board for MOTIF XF and Tyros4
    The Yamaha FL512M is a 512MB Flash Board for your Motif XF or Tyros 4 which instantly enhances your playing experience. Because the 512MB Flash Board is flash memory, once you turn your Motif XF or Tyros 4 on any sounds you’ve loaded into memory will show up right away. Pick up your Yamaha FL512M 512MB Flash Board for your Motif XT or Tyros 4 today!

    Yamaha FL1024M 1GB Memory Expansion for MOTIF XF and Tyros4
    The Yamaha FL1024M is a 1GB Flash Board for your Motif XF or Tyros 4 which instantly enhances your playing experience. Because the FL1024M Flash Board is flash memory, once you turn your Motif XF or Tyros 4 on any sounds you’ve loaded into memory will show up right away. Pick up your 1 GB Flash Board for your Motif XT or Tyros 4 today!

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