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 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
Play and Perform - The Best Sounds Just Got Better
•The 741MB of internal Wave ROM includes incredibly realistic pianos and acoustic instruments, vintage synths and the hip hop sounds that all of today's top producers are using.
•The popular FSX (Motif XF6/7) and BH (Motif XF8) keyboards let you express your passion for playing.
•A sophisticated 8-element synth architecture with XSpanded articulation and 18 different filter types let you shape your sound anyway you want, and the 8 front panel knobs and sliders make it easy to do even in real time.
•1664 Voices and 97 Drum Kits put more sounds at your fingertips than ever before.
•A Category Search function makes it easy to find the sounds you need.
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 128MB of sample RAM let you:
•Load new sample libraries
•Add vocals and guitars to your Motif sequences
•Slice audio loops to playback at any tempo
•Use Real Time Loop Remix to create new grooves
•Easily move back and forth between the loop based Pattern Mode and tape machine style Song Mode
•An integrated Yamaha Digital Mixer -- that includes 3-band EQ for each part, 8 Dual Insertion effects, 2 System effects, an overall Master effect and Master EQ -- 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 WAV files, or play WAV files created on your computer back on the XF.
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 -- sequences with the Integrated Sampling Sequencer.
•An improved User Interface with many user-requested features like Tap Tempo, Drum Editing in Mix Mode, and Auto Mapping of samples, plus a new customizable UI for selecting your choice of color 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 USB, 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 AI software.
•www.Motifator.com hosts a global community of Motif experts, sound programmers and software application developers, and allows access to discussion forums, Voice libraries, Motif specific application software, tutorial videos and in-depth application guides.
•New large format (512MB - 1GB) Voice libraries from Garritan, Sonic Reality, Easy Sounds and more plus new Motif-specific software tools, including waveform editors, sample format convertors and arp managers.
A high-quality collection of Voices, including powerful piano Voices provided from an enormous 741MB of waveforms
The MOTIF XF boasts a rich collection of instrument Voices that includes piano, EPs, strings, wind instruments, orchestral sounds, guitars, basses, and drums, as well as a wide variety of vintage and modern synth sounds. Of special note are the detailed digital re-creations of two Yamaha grand pianos (a 9' CFIII and a 7' S6) that only an acoustic piano manufacturer could achieve. The reproduction in minute detail of even very subtle nuances results in exquisitely crafted piano Voices that will satisfy even the most demanding players.
New waveforms have been added to the MOTIF XF, which now contains a huge total of 741 MB of waveforms.
Starting with the S6 piano, the 136 newly-added Voices include keyboard sounds such as those of clavinets and organs as well as a wide range of new sounds from orchestral to hip-hop. This huge internal wave memory ensures that the MOTIF XF is the best sounding and most versatile keyboard workstation right out of the box.
Up to 2GB of additional content available through flash memory expansion modules
Two flash board slots accommodate two proprietary Yamaha flash board options -- a 512MB board and 1GB board. With two 1GB boards installed, you have a total of 2GB of flash memory available to you. Because this is re-writable flash memory, once you've loaded a sample, it's always in your MOTIF until you decide to replace it with something else.
The samples could be some of the new MOTIF Voice libraries or they could be your own samples -- the back ground vocals from your latest album that you need to take on the road, your favorite VST sound that you've converted to MOTIF format or even that coffee pot in your kitchen that you know will make a great snare sound. Wherever you get the samples, you can now "roll your own" customized 2GB sample library.
Imagine the power of a fully customized MOTIF XS with 3 GB of sounds (internal, RAM and Flash) instantly available at your fingertips.
The MOTIF XF-specific third-party sample and Voice libraries can be purchased at MOTIFATOR.com, and Yamaha has made the "Inspiration In a Flash" 400MB sample Voice library avail
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