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Yamaha MOXF6 61-Key Semi-Weighted Synth 

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The keyboardThe Yamaha Motif is among the most respected keyboards of the current century. Through its many reincarnations, it has always been among ...Click To Read More About This Product

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OVERVIEW

A Universe of Sounds from a Decade of MOTIFs

The keyboard
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 MOXF6 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.

Meanwhile, the MOXF6 offers a 61-key, semi-weighted keyboard that has been designed and adjusted so that you can easily and expressively play the rich variety of sounds the instrument offers. 88-key Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) action and 61-key semi-weighted action A lightweight body (MOXF6: 7.1kg (15.7lbs), 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.

FEATURES
  • Top quality sounds
  • Powerful sequencer
  • Powerful performance mode
  • Lightweight
  • Sustain pedal sold separately

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SPECIFICATIONS

MOXF6 61-Key Semi-Weighted Synth

  • 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 TrackPattern: 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 typesUser: 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)
    ï¼»FOOT CONTROLLERï¼½, 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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YamahaMOXF6 61-Key Semi-Weighted Synth
 
4.9

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (9)
  • Portable (9)
  • Responsive / good action (8)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Pre-programmed music (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Electronic music (6)
  • Concerts (5)
  • Accompaniment (4)
  • Learning (4)
  • MIDI (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (7)

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for the Price and Weight

By lucheng123

from Cambridge, MA

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Expandable
  • Portable
  • Sound Quality

Cons

  • Lack Of Aftertouch

Best Uses

  • Concerts

Comments about Yamaha MOXF6 61-Key Semi-Weighted Synth:

For me Yamaha MOXF6 is a good choice at its price and weight range.
First, it is portable.
Second, it ships with the newest sound library from Yamaha.
Third, it is expandable with flash memory.

I used to own a lot of workstation keyboards, such as Roland Fantom X6/Juno-G/Stage, Korg PS60/Microstation and Kurzweil K2600S. So far I'm very happy with my new Yamaha MOXF6.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

very nice synth

By Stanzman

from Iowa

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Portable
  • Pre-programmed music
  • Realistic Sound
  • Responsive / Good Action

Cons

  • Not Intuitive To Use

Best Uses

  • Electronic Music
  • Live Gigs

Comments about Yamaha MOXF6 61-Key Semi-Weighted Synth:

I've had my MOXF6 for about 8 mos now and overall I'm quite pleased. Of course you can get out and gig/play all the presets right out of the box but if you really want to dive into this thing be forewarned, there is a steep learning curve and it takes time and patience. But I feel it is well worth it in the end. I've had other keyboard players come up to me at live gigs and say how impressed they were by the sound of the Yamaha. Being able to purchase the voice libraries is HUGE to me as a performing musician who needs a particular patch now! Having the flash expansion is also a huge plus. One thing that I didn't appreciate from Yamaha was having to purchase 2 discs to really learn how to use this synth. Overall I'm very happy with the MOXF6.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Cool !!

By Mikey

from Cincinnati, Ohio

About Me Novice

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Pros

  • Portable
  • Realistic Sound
  • Very Cool
  • Very Cool Fun

Cons

  • Difficult to Use

Best Uses

    Comments about Yamaha MOXF6 61-Key Semi-Weighted Synth:

    I was pleasantly surprised how good this moxf6 sounds !!
    I'm use to a korg which to me is much easier to pull up a sound , But luckily the Yamaha lets you store favorites , Which helps. I'm sure I'll get the hang of it soon enough.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The best Keyboard arround

    By John roca

    from San Juan

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Prostage Performancestu

    Comments about Yamaha MOXF6 61-Key Semi-Weighted Synth:

    I had a Krome,A Roland Fa06.........uff
    i finnaly purhcased a Motif Xf6
    but this keyboard has all those sounds and is just 15 pounds jajaja incredible 128 voice......memory slot

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    It seems to be very nice, but

    By Gino

    from NY

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Concerts
      • Electronic Music
      • Learning
      • MIDI
      • Travel

      Comments about Yamaha MOXF6 61-Key Semi-Weighted Synth:

      I only got this keyboard a few days ago, it sounds very nice. A little learning curve, once you learn a little is not difficult, but I have a Tyros 3; before that I had a Tyros 1
      The keyboard is lightweight, that is main reason I considered this keyboard. I am using it to midi a Ketron Audya 4,(an arranger module) the set-up is coming along fine. I am going back and forth with Yamaha support, they are very helpful. The only problem I am having right now is to set-up a system that will make it easy to find a file. After using the Tyros for many years I got spoiled the Tyros has a great filing system I use Registrations, I name registrations after a song, I just need to find the song I want to play and just press one button and I am ready to go. The system is set in alphabetic order so it is easy to work with. The Audya has the same set-up. The MXOF ,I am told by Yamaha, that I can't operate this keyboard the same way, it doesn't have any way I can list the files, performances etc. in alphabetic order. I think this is crazy and I am surprised at Yamaha, I play and sing hundreds of songs, How am going to find the correct set- up in a live situation? I hope they can come up with a workable solution. This just doesn't make sense, any computer has an alphabetic system, why this system doesn't? If I edit 100 performances to suit my needs how am I going to find them in a live situation? Maybe I need to find a way to trigger the sounds from the Audya! I like the sound of this keyboard!

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Exellent

      By John roca

      from San Juan

      About Me Professional Musician

      See all my reviews

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      Pros

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

      Cons

      • NONE

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Chamber Music
      • Concerts
      • Electronic Music
      • Learning
      • MIDI
      • School Bands
      • Travel

      Comments about Yamaha MOXF6 61-Key Semi-Weighted Synth:

      I had it.....and sold it............and had Krome,Roland....................and at this price range
      there is no competition
      i have been giging for 40 years

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I purchased an open box unit

      By John roca

      from San Juan

      About Me Professional Musician

      See all my reviews

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • Chamber Music
        • Concerts
        • Electronic Music
        • Learning
        • MIDI
        • School Bands
        • Travel

        Comments about Yamaha MOXF6 61-Key Semi-Weighted Synth:

        I know about the moxf series
        i own a Roland Juno ds61
        but the price of this Moxf6
        is a bargain for a very pro- mid price keyboard
        run there are only 4 open box units left.

         
        5.0

        MOXF6 61-Key Semi-Weighted Synth

        By Simsound

        from Geyserville Calif.

        About Me Experienced

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Chamber Music
          • Concerts
          • Electronic Music
          • Travel

          Comments about Yamaha MOXF6 61-Key Semi-Weighted Synth:

          I own a PSR-970s Arranger,Motif XS-7,Motif ES-7, Korg Module, Roland Fantom X-7 and other gear , but wanted to combine the MOXF6 with the PSR 970-S Arranger for live gigs and make life easier without the heavy weight. I'm disabled so this helps a lot

           
          5.0

          Yes

          By Mario

          from North carolina

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • No Speakers

          Best Uses

          • Electronic Music
          • Learning
          • MIDI

          Comments about Yamaha MOXF6 61-Key Semi-Weighted Synth:

          Good sounds: is a very good keyboard.

           
          5.0

          I would by this product again and again

          By Ryan

          from New york,Ny

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Yamaha MOXF6 61-Key Semi-Weighted Synth:

              Product was in excellent condtion. I am very pleased with my purchase

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