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      Yamaha MOXF8 88-Key Weighted Synth (109569707)
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A Universe of Sounds from a Decade of Motifs

The Yamaha Motif is among the most respected keyboards of the current century. Through its many reincarnations, it has always been among the most revered instruments in professional stage and studio keyboard performance. The Yamaha MOXF8 is the latest iteration of this noble tradition, and stands again as a model of sonic excellence and technical functionality.

The sounds
Yamaha has updated the popular MOX Series with the latest MOTIF XF technology by adding more sounds, more effects and even a Flash board option slot. Because it’s compatible with MOTIF XF and MOX data, the MOXF has a huge collection of sound and sample libraries and optional software available right out of the box. Expandable, portable, affordable, and compatible with a wide range of other products, these instruments bring MOTIF music production power to a whole new generation of musicians and producers.

The MOXF boasts a rich collection of instrument voices that includes pianos, electric pianos, 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-ft CFIIIS and a 7-ft S6) that only an acoustic piano manufacturer could achieve. The finely-detailed reproduction of even very subtle nuances has resulted in exquisitely crafted piano voices that will satisfy even the most demanding players.

Now containing a huge total of 741 MB of waveforms, and featuring all-new content, the MOXF offers 136 new voices including the superb S6 grand piano, keyboard sounds such as clavinets and organs, and a range of new sounds from genres as diverse as orchestral and hip-hop. Yamaha’s proprietary VCM (Virtual Circuitry Modeling) technology simulates the effects of vintage EQs, compressors, and phasers at the circuit level.

This technology has enabled Yamaha to improve the quality of the instruments in the MOXF by modeling the sonic texture of vintage analog compressors, EQs and stomp boxes right down to their component transistors and resistors. The MOXF also puts the high-quality effects found in Yamaha’s industry-standard digital recording consoles at your fingertips, as well as the award-winning REV-X reverb found in the SPX2000. It even comes equipped with vocoder effects, allowing you to connect a microphone to the MOXF’s A/D input terminal and apply effects to your voice or create stunning harmonies.

Sequencer
MOXF features a built-in sequencer that lets you produce high-quality music without the need for a computer or any other external devices. This powerful tool offers both real-time recording, which records your performance data as you play it, and
step recording, which is suitable for recording precise phrases or other difficult passages. You can even record particularly creative performances directly to a song or pattern simply by pressing the REC button.

The instrument
Category search mode features 16 different instrument categories, each with its own sub-categories, so getting the sound you need is a fast and intuitive process. With Performance Creator you can easily build up layer or split performances with a single button press. Start with a voice you like, and then press LAYER to have the MOXF choose a suitable layer sound. Press SPLIT to call up a left hand bass sound automatically, and then go to DRUM ASSIGN to access the huge variety of built-in rhythm patterns available.

The MOXF8 features an 88-key GHS keyboard that provides authentic, realistic keyboard response - much like the playing feel of an acoustic piano - with a heavy touch in the bass register that changes to a lighter one in the treble, and a natural gradation of touch in between.

MOXF8: 14.9kg (32.9lbs)) means that carrying the MOXF to rehearsals or gigs is easy— pound-for-pound these are the most powerful workstations Yamaha has ever made. Both models are 50% lighter than comparable MOTIF models.

Yamaha MOXF8 88-Key Weighted Synth Features:

  • Incredible action
    Top quality sounds
    Powerful sequencer
    Powerful performance mode
    Lightweight


Yamaha MOXF8 88-Key Weighted Synth Specifications:

  • Tone Generator
    AWM2, with Expanded Articulation
    Multi-timbral Capacity
    16 parts(Internal), A/D input part
    User: 256(up to 4 parts)
    Wave
    741MB(when converted to 16-bit linear format)
    3,977 waveforms
    Polyphony
    128 notes
    Filter
    18 types
    Voices
    Preset: 1,152 Normal Voices + 72 Drum Kits
    GM: 128 Normal Voices + 1 Drum Kit
    Performance
    User: 384 Normal Voices + 32 Drum Kits
    Effect System
    Reverb x 9 types, Chorus x 22 types
    Insertion(A, B)x 54 types x 8 parts
    Vocoder x 1(uses both Insertion Effect A and B blocks)
    Master Effect x 9 types, Master EQ(5 bands)
    Part EQ(3 bands, stereo)
    Note Capacity
    Approx. 226,000 notes
    Note Resolution
    480 ppq(parts per quarter note)
    Tempo(BPM)
    5 – 300
    MOXF8
    88 keys, GHS keyboard( Initial Touch)
    MOXF6
    61 keys, Semi-weighted keyboard(Initial Touch)
    Recording type
    Real time replace,
    Real time overdub(with the exception of the Pattern Chain)
    Real timepunch in/out (Song only)
    Step(with the exception of the Pattern Chain)
    Sequencer Block
    Tracks
    Song: 16 Sequence Tracks(Loop on/off can be set for each Track)
    Tempo Track, Scene Track Pattern: 16 Phrase Tracks
    Pattern Chain: Pattern Track, Tempo Track, Scene Track
    Sequence Format
    Original format, SMF format 0, 1(Format 1 load only)
    Arpeggio
    Preset: 7,981 types User: 256 types
    (MIDI Sync, MIDI transmit/receive channel, Velocity Limit, and Note Limit
    can be set. 4 Arpeggio parts can be played simultaneously.)
    Master
    User:128
    (Each master includes Master keyboard settings with 4 Zones, Assignable
    Knob settings, Program Change table.)
    Controllers
    Pitch Bend wheel, Modulation wheel, Assignable Knob x 8
    [DATA] dial x 1, Assignable Function buttons x 2
    Connectors
    OUTPUT[ L /MONO][/ R](standard phone jack)
    A/D INPUT[ L][/ R](standard phone jack)
    [PHONES](standard stereo phone jack)
    [FOOT CONTROLLER], FOOT SWITCH
    [ASSIGNABLE][/ SUSTAIN], MIDI[ IN][/ OUT][/ THRU]
    USB[TO HOST][/ TO DEVICE], DC IN

    Dimensions, Weight
    MOXF8:52” x 16” x 6.6”, 32.8lb.
    MOXF6:40.55” x 14.1” x 4.9”, 15.6lb.
    AC adaptor (PA-150 or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha),
    USB cable, Owner’s Manual,
    Online Manual CD-ROM x 1 (containing Reference Manual,
    Synthesizer Parameter Manual, and Data List),


Yamaha MOXF8 88-Key Weighted Synth

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  • Motif on a diet!

    As reviewed by Richard C Dudley on 12/31/2013

    At 32 pounds as compared to 63 pounds, the MOXF8 is a no brainer for anyone that has to haul a keyboard through the airports. This upgrade has all that I wished the MOX8 had at its debut. Key feel is better than my Motif or HA Nord Stage 2-76. The MOX8 feel was light, almost a semi-weighted feel comparable to the Nord SW Compact, so for those that want a piano feel, you will like this improvement. Organ shredders...maybe not so much. I have been using the MOX8 for 2 years so the MOXF was just a snap to set-up and go. The flash extension configures easily and allows you to add without deleting something else. Voices are much improved so thank Yamaha for kicking the Poly and memory up to the Motif Level. Hooks up with DAW just fine so you can create some incredible pads using the native voices with Omnisphere. Love this for soundtract composition. Plastic type case but I have dropped it and no issues. Like I say 32 pounds is way easier to haul than 60+. Enjoy!

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  • Super Board at a Super Price

    As reviewed by JOSEPH CONSTANTINE on 12/6/2013

    I was one of the first to order this board from GC. I've had it for 2 months now. I've used it in the studio and on gigs so I have really field tested this thing. First off, reliability has not been an issue and the build quality is very solid if a little cheaper (on the outside anyway) than the XF8. But on the inside, you get all of the Motif magic with flash memory! I have loaded up my sounds on flash and the results have been incredible with a total boot time of less than 10 seconds. I find the operating system very intuitive and simple. Layers and splits are a breeze. Drum assign is a nice addition. One criticism in other reviews I've read has been the feel of the keyed. I have to comment on this point because I am extremely picky about keyboard feel, having grown up playing some really nice acoustic pianos. This keyed is really great. I have compared it directly to the higher priced yamaha keyboards and being as particular as I am, I have to say the feel of this board is equal to or even better than higher end models. All voices & the added acoustic pianos are also beautiful and there is no difference in sound quality between this model and its big brother, which does have the advantage of sliders. But you can just plug an iPad into this thing and you have sliders that way if you really want them. No after touch but I don't miss it or notice at all. I have nothing but positive to say here and remember this is only 32 pounds for a sweet 88 key synth!

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