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Yamaha MOXF8 88-Key Weighted Synth  

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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 k... Click To Read More About This Product

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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' CFIIIS and a 7' 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.

The 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.

Features Keyboard
  • Number of keys: 88 Key
  • Action: Graded-hammer
  • Key size: Full
  • Aftertouch / Velocity: Velocity Sensitive
  • Key Type: Piano-style
  • Sounds
  • Number of voices: 1152
  • Polyphony (max): 128-note
  • Layers: Yes
  • Split: Yes
  • Connectivity
  • AUX input: No
  • MIDI Connectivity: MIDI In/Out/Thru
  • Line output: Yes
  • Line input: No
  • USB Connectivity: Yes
  • Headphone jacks: 1
  • Pedal inputs: 2
  • Storage type: Internal & USB flash port
  • Expandability available: No
  • Onboard Features
  • Recording/Playback MIDI sequencer
  • Accompaniment styles: Not applicable
  • Preset songs: Not applicable
  • Display: Backlight LCD
  • Effects: Yes
  • Built-in speakers: No
  • Pitch bend/Modulation: Both
  • Other controls: control knobs
  • Effects
  • Reverb: Yes
  • Chorus: Yes
  • Delay: Yes
  • Equalizer: Yes
  • Arpeggio: Yes
  • Other: Yes
  • Other
  • Width: 52"
  • Height: 6.6"
  • Depth: 16"
  • Weight: 15.6 lbs
  • Power: Adapter included
  • Batteries: Not applicable
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
    MOXF8ï¼52" x 16" x 6.6", 32.8lb.
    MOXF6ï¼40.55" 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)
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YamahaMOXF8 88-Key Weighted Synth
 
4.9

(based on 13 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Responsive / good action (6)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Good audio (5)
  • Portable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment (4)
  • Concerts (3)
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5.0

Incredible Keyboard!

By Alegba

from Brooklyn, NY

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Portable
  • Pre-programmed music
  • Realistic Sound
  • Responsive / Good Action
  • Touch Sensitive Keys

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Concerts
    • Electronic Music
    • Learning
    • MIDI

    Comments about Yamaha MOXF8 88-Key Weighted Synth:

    The variety of sounds, clean sounds, possible to use with the computer recorded music apps, MIDI, speakers, and portability makes this Yamaha the best keyboard for performance professionals.

     
    5.0

    Overall a great keyboard!

    By Colin D

    from Binghamton, NY

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Portable
    • Realistic Sound
    • Responsive / Good Action
    • Touch Sensitive Keys

    Cons

    • No Speakers

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Concerts
    • Travel

    Comments about Yamaha MOXF8 88-Key Weighted Synth:

    This keyboard is the perfect keyboard for any advanced, or even intermediate pianist. After using the Yamaha P-95, I needed an upgrade for performing in theater. I bought the MOXF8 and have not been disappointed yet! The action on the keys is fantastic, and basic controls are very easy to use. There are a lot of features that can be overwhelming if you're not familiar with them, but unless you need those features, it's a great instrument. Pairing this keyboard with the JBL Eon One sound system makes the performing experience much better. I highly recommend this keyboard to anyone that is looking for an upgrade!

     
    5.0

    Unbelievable Keyboard

    By es335td

    from IL

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Portable
    • Realistic Sound
    • Responsive / Good Action

    Cons

    • Ramp time to learn programming

    Best Uses

      Comments about Yamaha MOXF8 88-Key Weighted Synth:

      I do not know where to begin singing the accolades of how great this unit is. I bought it from GC about 4 months ago.
      The programming took some time but wow once you get it down the configuration is almost limitless; layers, splits with infinite combinations, live punch in and out of layered voices with no delay or pop,beautifully seamless. Moving from one patch to another is not as seamless but there is only a little delay and if you are aware of it you can work around it, I just put all my voices in layers for any particular song and use that, I only use the main patch for songs with a single voice, works great.
      Action feels wonderful although maybe not as hard or with as much hammer action as a piano, but it is great for me and I have gotten to where I prefer it.
      Sounds / voices, so realistic you close your eyes and you can see the instrument in your head, from an acoustic piano, Rhodes, Whurly (actually too may options way too many options for what I do), to the horns, synths and even the strings. The organ sounds are pretty good I do not use them because I have an SK1 and it allows for on the fly changes and acts more like a B-3 (if you want a good low cost organ I recommend it highly). It has the MOTIF engine for a fraction of the cost and weight.
      It is light, get the bag that was made for it lots of extra space for pedals, cords and the power supply, it has rollers. This was one of the main considerations for buying this unit over the MOTIF. I looked at the Korg's and Kruzwells, but the Yamaha was just so much better and more versatile.
      You are going to want to get the volume pedal, I got the Yamaha and it is really well made , I love it and recommend it over after market.adjusting the knob while trying to play is not easy., I am talking like the flash not human speed. Obviously a sustain pedal, I did not spill for the Yamaha I just got an after market that feels and looks like a piano pedal.
      Just buy one you'll love it.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I love this synth. Great piano and sounds

      By Dee

      from Seattle

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Portable
      • Realistic Sound
      • Responsive / Good Action

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment

        Comments about Yamaha MOXF8 88-Key Weighted Synth:

        Great piano sound

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        great

        By penguin_boy

        from kissimmee fl

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Responsive / Good Action

        Cons

        • Poor Instructions

        Best Uses

        • Concerts

        Comments about Yamaha MOXF8 88-Key Weighted Synth:

        this is an exceptional instrument. but if not familiar with this type of keyboard(a beginner) it might be a little over whelming for you. but it is fairly easy to use. great sound and feel. i love playing this piano.

        (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Everything I was hoping it would be

        By Mike F

        from Bettendorf, IA

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Realistic Sound
        • Responsive / Good Action

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Electronic Music
          • MIDI

          Comments about Yamaha MOXF8 88-Key Weighted Synth:

          My biggest fear was that the MOXF8 would have too steep of a learning curve for somebody with limited experience such as myself. I've owned other keyboards, but nothing approaching the sophistication of this Yamaha product. While there are tons of amazing features, I've found the interface to be quite intuitive. Within a few hours of turning it on, I was able to figure out the basics, needing only minimal reference to the user manual. Making sequence patterns and converting them to songs is a fairly straightforward process. I won't list all the bells and whistles this thing has, because it would take hours to write. However, I can tell you the limits of the MOXF8 are only constrained by your own level of creativity. This keyboard really makes producing great-sounding music a breeze, even for someone who doesn't have an abundance of familiarity with synthesizers. The sound quality is beyond description. For example, drum samples on the MOXF8 sound better (and are more diverse) than those on my Roland E-kit. Guitars and woodwinds are very authentic. Using the built-in arpeggios make you sound like a pro, even if you're not. The variety of synth sounds is incredible. I highly recommend this to anyone who might be considering a workstation. This machine is definitely going to get heavy use for years to come.

          (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          THIS IS ONE POWERFUL MACHINE !

          By Patrick

          from Hawley,PA

          Comments about Yamaha MOXF8 88-Key Weighted Synth:

          I'VE BEEN A PSR GUY FOR MANY YEARS. YAMAHA HAS ALWAYS BEEN MY FAVORITE ! This Machine is so completely powerful, and allows for complete freedom of expression, once you learn the little tricks involved with getting up and started. i cheated, and figured my own format to record with, as the user manual is pretty useless and time consuming. BUT, its a GREAT MACHINE, glad I got it, and even gladder I figured how to use it properly. you won't regret this if you're a serious keyboard player. great for recording, creating and performing. I LOIVE MY YAMAHA MOX -08 !

          (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Yamaha moFX8

          By Tony

          from Macon, GA

          Comments about Yamaha MOXF8 88-Key Weighted Synth:

          What a wonderful keyboard!!!!!! I took it to the limit very fast without a lot of need for the manuals. It is logically laid out. It do wish it had better control over midi output control. I am use to Roland controllers with 8 zones. Getting it down to one was difficult and sacrifices were made. Another down side for MAC users is that the Cubase that comes with it and the plug-ins did not like Yosemite. It did go right into Logic Pro. I was running very fast on it. It implements into Logic as a VST plug-in. The sounds are incredible. The Flash will keep this system running well for a long time. Spend the money and get the 1 gig flash ram...... I miss my Take 6 Vocal CD for my Kurzweil and I hope we can get this in my moFX8 soon. The layers were simple to program and were very strong. The arpeggiators had a lot to offer. THE ACTION IS GREAT!!!!!! I can't overstate how well this thing plays. The Pianos were SUPER. The Rhodes and Wurlitzers were incredible..... The strings are very useful and will fill up a track. The knobs make the synthesizers POP.... This thing weighs 33 pounds!!!!! Could it use improvements? Probably.... But overall, I am very impressed and can't wait to get it out on the gig. My studio is loving it...... I give it 5 Stars because of price. Bang for the buck, this is one of the strongest keyboards out there now. Thanks To Jason at the Macon, Ga store for all the things you do for the musicians here.......

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A complete studio or live performance tool

          By Johnny P

          from Las Vegas, NV

          Comments about Yamaha MOXF8 88-Key Weighted Synth:

          This is pretty much a Motif XF in portable form. It is lightweight and has all of the Motif sounds. You can download and install additional sounds and performance presets with the flash memory. This is what separates it from the MOX8. There is no sampling feature. You'll need the Motif XF for that. But that's really all that's missing. You can use the MOXF as a USB MIDI keyboard controller also. What more can you ask for? I personally like the mod wheels being on top as opposed to being on the left side because I like symmetry. The 88 key version is fully weighted which suits my piano playing style. Thumbs up to Yamaha for making the improvement of adding the flash memory. There's nothing more cumbersome than bringing a laptop on gigs just to get more sounds and now I no longer have to do that. The direct competitor to this keyboard is the Korg Krome. And although it has similar features, I found the touch screen to be hit or miss and not always doing what I want it to do. I will add that I'm very familiar with Yamaha workstations so that could be why I'm so subjective. I recommend the MOXF8 and I can't live without it.

          (14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Light weight-weighted action, with all the Motif sounds. It's hard to top this package!!!

          By Larry Cunningham

          from Midwest

          Comments about Yamaha MOXF8 88-Key Weighted Synth:

          I played a verity of weighted keyboards over the last 25 years. Most of them Yamaha, as they continuously have built great weighted action into all their models, professional and home. Trying to cut down on dragging heavy equipment around, I've owned a M-Audio 88ES for the last year, coupled to a Motif rack. Nice and light but no controls at your fingertips. The MOXF8 has brought it all back home with amazing control, sounds and all in a 32 pound package. (I'm in my 60's now, and always looking for lighter weight! ;-)) I would highly recommend this board to anyone wanting great feeling weighted 88-keys, lots of controls and all the Motif XF sounds in a light-weight package!

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