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Yamaha MOTIF ES8 88-Key Music Production Synthesizer  

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        Unprecedented performance and expressive control.

        The Yamaha MOTIF ES8 88-Key Music Production Synthesizer features a huge 175MB wave ROM, an enhanced soundset of 1,859 waveforms for the MOTIF's 1,024 voices, plus 65 drum kits. A newly designed tone generator chip offers true 128-note polyphony, and a newly developed synth engine provides new parameters and faster, more precise envelope control. An enhanced effects system includes 20 reverb types and 49 chorus/delay types, 8 types of mastering effects including multiband compression, and a 5-band master EQ.

        The MOTIF ES8 houses an advanced Phrase Factory arpeggiator with realtime loop remix capability plus parameters such as Swing, Velocity, and Quantize so you can easily modify preset arps. Overall expressiveness of the instrument has been expanded with the new "Mega Voice" system, a technology that makes it possible to include all the nuances of an instrument in the sample.

        Motif ES integrates seamlessly with DAWs via its USB connection to function as control surface. It also has a USB "To Device" port for connection to USB storage devices.

        Features

        • 88 keys
        • Largest wave ROM of any workstation keyboard (175MB)
        • Enhanced soundset of 1,859 waveforms
        • 1024 voices plus 65 drum kits
        • 128-note polyphony
        • Newly developed synth engine provides new parameters and faster, more precise envelope control
        • 20 reverb types and 49 chorus/delay types
        • 8 types of mastering effects including multiband compression
        • 5-band master EQ
        • Advanced Phrase Factory arpeggiator

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        MOTIF ES8 88-Key Music Production Synthesizer Specifications:

        • Tone generator block:
        • Tone Generator: AWM2 (complying with the modular synthesis plug-in system)
        • Polyphony: 128 notes plus polyphony of the plug-in board (if installed)
        • Multitimbral Capacity: 16 parts (internal) plus 3 or more plug-in board parts (1 for each single plug-in board; 16 for multiplug-in board), audio input parts (A/D, AIEB2, mLAN with 4 stereo parts)
        • Wave: 175MB (when converted to 16-bit linear format), 1859 waveforms
        • Performances: 128 User (up to 4 parts)
        • Filter: 18 types
        • Effect System: 20 types of reverb; 49 types of chorus; (A,B) insertion x 116 types x 8 blocks; 8 types of master effects; 5-band master equalizer; 3 bands stereo parts EQ; plug-in insertion available when the PLG100-VH has been installed into slot 1
        • Expandability: 3 slots for modular synthesis plug-in boards
        • Voices:
        • Preset - 768 normal voices + 64 drum kits
        • GM - 128 normal voices + 1 drum kit
        • User - 128 x 2 (Bank 1 original, Bank 2 picked up from preset) normal voice + 32 drum kits
        • Plug-in Preset - PLG150-AN/DX/PF/DR/PC:64; PLG150-VL:192
        • Plug-in User: 64 for each plug-in slot
        • Plug-in Voices:
        • Preset for the PLG150-AN/DX/PF/DR/PC: 64
        • Preset for the PLG150-VL: 192
        • User: 64 for each plug-in slot
        • Sampling Block:
        • Samples: Up to 1024 waveforms (multisamples); up to 128 key banks/waveform; up to 4096 key banks
        • Sampling Sources: Analog input L/R; stereo output (resampling); digital/optical available when the AIEB2 has been installed; mLAN available when the mLAN16E has been installed
        • A/D Conversion: 20-bit, 64x oversampling
        • D/A Conversion: 24-bit, 128x oversampling
        • Sampling Data Bits: 16
        • Sampling Frequencies: 44.1kHz, 22.05kHz, 11.025kHz, 5.5125kHz (stereo/mono)
        • Sampling frequencies of 48kHz, 44.1kHz, and 32kHz can be input digitally when the AIEB2 is installed.
        • Sampling frequencies of 44.1kHz (fixed) can be input digitally when the mLAN16E is installed.
        • Memory: Optionally installed, expandable to 512MB (256MB DIMM x 2 slots)
        • Sample Lengths: 32MB mono, 64MB stereo
        • Sampling Time:
        • 44.1kHz: 6 min. 20 sec.
        • 22.05kHz: 12 min. 40 sec.
        • 11.025kHz: 25 min. 20 sec.
        • 5.0125kHz: 55 min. 40 sec. mono/stereo
        • Sample Formats:
        • Original format
        • WAV
        • AIFF
        • A3000/4000/5000/SU700 format (loadable only)
        • AKAI S1000/S3000 format (loadable only)
        • Sequencer Block
        • Note Capacity: Approximately 226,000 notes
        • Note Resolution: 480 ppq (parts per quarter note)
        • Maximum Polyphony: 124 notes
        • Tracks: 16 phrase tracks in pattern mode; pattern track, tempo track, scene track in pattern chain mode; 16 sequence tracks (loop on/off can be set for each track) in song mode, tempo track, scene track
        • Patterns: 64 x 16 sections; 256 maximum measures
        • Phrases: 687 preset; 256 user per pattern
        • Songs: 64
        • Arpeggio: 1787 preset types; 256 user types
        • MIDI sync, MIDI transmit/receive channel, velocity limit, and note limit can be set.
        • Sequence Format: Original format; SMF format 0, 1 (format 1 load only)
        • Others
        • Master: 128 user with 4 zones (master keyboard settings), assignable knob/slider settings, and program change table
        • Software: Sequence software compatible with the remote control function
        • For Windows: SQ01 V2, Cubase SX, SONAR 2.0, Multi Part Editor for MOTIF-RACK, Multi Part Editor for MOTIF ES
        • For Macintosh: Logic 5.5, Digital Performance 3.1
        • Controllers: Pitch bend wheel, modulation wheel, ribbon controller, 4 assignable control sliders, 4 assignable knobs, data dial
        • Display: 240x64 dot graphic backlit LCD
        • External Memory: SmartMedia (3.3V)
        • Connectors: OUTPUT L/MONO, R (standard phone jack); ASSIGNABLE OUTPUT L, R (standard phone jack); AD INPUT L, R (standard phone jack); PHONES (standard stereo phone jack); FOOTCONTROLLER 1/ 2
        • FOOTSWITCH x 2 (SUSTAIN, ASSIGNABLE); BREATH MIDI IN/OUT/THRU
        • USB (TO HOST, TO DEVICE); AC INLET
        • Power Consumption: 38W
        • Dimensions: 57-3/8"W x 18-1/4"D x 6-5/8"H
        • Weight: 62.4 lbs.
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        4.8

        (based on 30 reviews)

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        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        In love with music...again

        I had a small studio a while ago and got out of music for a few years. My studio had mainly Roland keyboards which I still consider awesome as I swore to always be...Read complete review

        I had a small studio a while ago and got out of music for a few years. My studio had mainly Roland keyboards which I still consider awesome as I swore to always be loyal to Roland. Upon my return to the music scene and recording, I went to a large retailer looking for my master keyboard. I spent 3 hours trying all 88 note kayboards and purchased the last one that I tried...the Yamaha Motif ES8. The ES8 is above the competition (including Roland..sob). I was amazed by the feel, the expandability and the sounds. When I play live or at my church, I have people come to me and say "wow, that keyboard makes those sounds?". I am amazed by the constant praise to the Motif, even by inexperienced musicians who "hear" something different and "full" coming out of my rig which the Motif is the heart of. The Motif ES8 will definitely be at the center of my studio for a long time (sorry Roland) and IT makes me happy to have returned to music after a long absence.

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        Poor Quality All Round

        This keyboard was bought by my church and is not a professional players keyboard. The sounds are very poor in quality, the pianos twangy, and organs similar to that found in a casio. ...Read complete review

        This keyboard was bought by my church and is not a professional players keyboard. The sounds are very poor in quality, the pianos twangy, and organs similar to that found in a casio. The interface is very slow to use. You will find that many pro bands and churches are in fact NOT using this keyboard.

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        Poor Quality All Round

        By TRYNORD

        from Brisbane

        This keyboard was bought by my church and is not a professional players keyboard. The sounds are very poor in quality, the pianos twangy, and organs similar to that found in a casio. The interface is very slow to use. You will find that many pro bands and churches are in fact NOT using this keyboard.

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        5.0

        Great even in combat!

        By Marcjoellopez

        from Ft Drum, NY / Iraq

        I've owned this board for about 2 years and thought it was great. It's durability and sturdiness left me in awe now that I'm in Iraq.Truly the greatest board I've ever owned.

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        5.0

        THE BEST KEYBOARD EVER

        By JOSH CARIAS

        from Aiken, South Carolina

        My band owns this keyboard. This keyboard is so awesome. We use at church and it has seriously taken us to another level as far as music. The sound is amazing. We play Latin music however it is used my so many artist such as Stevie Wonder, Alisha Keys, and many gospel bands and even rock bands. You NEED this keyboard. It will blow you away.

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        5.0

        awesome

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        I love this keyboard. I bought it in december of 2003, and have never regretted buying it. It is extremely versatile, and can be used to play any style of music. But if you don't believe me, watch some pros in action. Musicans such as Stevie Wonder use this keyboard. It's on American Idol. They know what they are doing. Just check out some random concerts and look at what keyboards are being used. I bet you will see a motif.

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        5.0

        In love with music...again

        By gusmontalvo

        from Bellingham, WA

        I had a small studio a while ago and got out of music for a few years. My studio had mainly Roland keyboards which I still consider awesome as I swore to always be loyal to Roland. Upon my return to the music scene and recording, I went to a large retailer looking for my master keyboard. I spent 3 hours trying all 88 note kayboards and purchased the last one that I tried...the Yamaha Motif ES8. The ES8 is above the competition (including Roland..sob). I was amazed by the feel, the expandability and the sounds. When I play live or at my church, I have people come to me and say "wow, that keyboard makes those sounds?". I am amazed by the constant praise to the Motif, even by inexperienced musicians who "hear" something different and "full" coming out of my rig which the Motif is the heart of. The Motif ES8 will definitely be at the center of my studio for a long time (sorry Roland) and IT makes me happy to have returned to music after a long absence.

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        5.0

        Excellent Workstation

        By Gary Olckers-MfUtS

        from Cape Town, South Africa

        I've purchased the Yamaha Motif ES8 in December '05 and wow, has this not revolutionised our music ministry at our Church, Living Waters Community Worship Centre - The tones of the sound engine is supurb and a new level of Excellence has been attained.

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        5.0

        Amazing

        By Matt-Uv1m6

        from Canton, MI

        The price shocked me at first, but when I finally got it, I realized that it's quite worth it. It has very high quality sounds that you can customize, which was a little confusing at first, but I got the hang of it after a little messing around. It doesn't have a fancy screen like the Roland Phantom or anything, but that's a luxury more than a necessity in this case. I find that this screen does the job just as well as a high-resolution color screen. I've had it for almost 5 months now, and I'm still glad I got it.

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        5.0

        Review

        By DearSLoan909

        from San Luis Obispo

        In most of my time playing with bands, I became familar with the Korg Triton. But I never quite liked the lay out or cared for the touch screen. When I recently went shopping for a new model keyboard, I came arcoss the newest model of the Motif. After comparing, I believe the Motif had a clearer sound, on the on the volin, you could hear the strings actually bow. I also liked the eassy lay out, not quite like the touch screen of the Korg, but everything you need is at your finger tips. I have like what I hear and seen so far with the newest model.

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        5.0

        It's the one to have.

        By Teti9898

        from Medford, New Jersey

        This thing is simply amazing. If you're out on the market for THE keyboard, then the Yamaha Motif ES8 is the one to have.

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        5.0

        Great Sounds!!!

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Amazing Sounds.. I use mostly vintage sounds and this one does them all very well. I recommend this keyboard to anyone. I am very happy with it. I wish it cost a little less though. Also, all of the screws on the bottom of the keyboard have come out and I have had to buy new screws and repair myself.. It isn't that bit of a deal but for that price you would think that wouldn't happen.

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