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Yamaha MOXF8 88-Key Synthesizer Workstation 

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OVERVIEW

A universe of sounds from a decade of MOTIF.

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 MOXF8 series combines a MOTIF XF sound engine and Flash memory expandability, a MIDI keyboard controller with extensive DAW and VST control, USB Audio/MIDI interfacing, onboard sequencing, and an extensive DAW / VST software bundle.

The Instrument
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. 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 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 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 Effects
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.

FEATURES
  • 88-key Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) action keybed provides realistic keyboard response
  • Virtual Circuitry Modeling (VCM) technology simulates vintage EQs, compressors, and more
  • Advanced computer integration makes the MOXF the center of your music production studio
  • Category search mode with 16 different instrument categories with sub-categories

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SPECIFICATIONS

MOXF8 88-Key Synthesizer Workstation

  • 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
    Stand or bench included: Sold Separately
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YamahaMOXF8 88-Key Synthesizer Workstation
 
4.3

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (8)
  • Portable (8)
  • Responsive / good action (7)
  • Touch sensitive keys (7)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (5)
  • MIDI (5)
  • Accompaniment (3)
  • Electronic music (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

MOST REALISTICALLY PURE SOUND AVAILABLE

A bit challenging at first, but so worth the effort to patiently figure it out. . I've struggled with this wonderful machine, coming off PSRs most all My playing life...and this...Read complete review

A bit challenging at first, but so worth the effort to patiently figure it out. . I've struggled with this wonderful machine, coming off PSRs most all My playing life...and this machine allows me the freedom to be ME and not settle for "Canned" band backups. I am the creator and this let Me be just that ! I love it. well worht the effort to learn it. it wont let You down ! but , have patience.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not Pure Piano Sounds

The concert grand piano sound was not a constant pure sound in some of the keys (c#3, d3, d#3).
There was a subtle oscillation or metallic overtone -- not sure...Read complete review

The concert grand piano sound was not a constant pure sound in some of the keys (c#3, d3, d#3).
There was a subtle oscillation or metallic overtone -- not sure what to call it. I did not notice it at first, but later as I was listening
to individual keys. I returned it without any problems the next day. I think I will try the Kawai MP7 next, for which every key has been sampled individually.

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(10 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Good and Broke

By Bass to Sax

from Fraser MI

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Pros

  • NONE
  • Portable

Cons

  • Broken

Best Uses

  • Returned

Comments about Yamaha MOXF8 88-Key Synthesizer Workstation:

I ordered this scratch and dent and it was good and broke. 7 screws were missing from the bottom and there was a hole big enough to stick my finger in and something was rattling on the inside. I never plugged it in, put right back into box and returned. I shipped back on the 7th of May and MF received it on the 12th and I still have not been notified that they received it. I called on the 13th and 15th to find out the status. The exchange still has not shipped, I should have asked for a refund and ordered from Sweetwater.

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Mind Blowing Keyboard

By Keys

from Florida

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Pros

  • Incredible Keyboard
  • Portable
  • Pre-programmed music
  • Realistic Sound
  • Responsive / Good Action
  • Touch Sensitive Keys

Cons

  • Difficult to Use
  • Onoff Shouldn't Bin Back
  • Poor Instructions

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment
  • Anthing Everything
  • Chamber Music
  • Concerts
  • Electronic Music
  • Learning
  • MIDI

Comments about Yamaha MOXF8 88-Key Synthesizer Workstation:

I don't think I'll every master this thing but then who knows. It does have lots of instruments and capabilities. Really this is the best of its type. Well worth it!

(8 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not Pure Piano Sounds

By Paul

from Topeka, KS

About Me Experienced

Pros

    Cons

    • Not Pure Piano Sounds

    Best Uses

      Comments about Yamaha MOXF8 88-Key Synthesizer Workstation:

      The concert grand piano sound was not a constant pure sound in some of the keys (c#3, d3, d#3).
      There was a subtle oscillation or metallic overtone -- not sure what to call it. I did not notice it at first, but later as I was listening
      to individual keys. I returned it without any problems the next day. I think I will try the Kawai MP7 next, for which every key has been sampled individually.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      great features, outstanding value

      By henny

      from Dayton OH

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Portable
      • Realistic Sound
      • Responsive / Good Action

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • MIDI
        • Travel

        Comments about Yamaha MOXF8 88-Key Synthesizer Workstation:

        The MOXF8 has a great soundset, excellent weighted action, and is very light and portable for an 88 key keyboard. The ability is add in additional flash memory greatly expands the soundset, and there are a number of additional samples and sounds (especially the free CP1 piano files from Yamaha) that really add to this keyboard. Programming has a bit of a learning curve, but well worth it.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        MOST REALISTICALLY PURE SOUND AVAILABLE

        By Poconopat

        from Hawley.,PA

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        Pros

        • Most Realistic Sound
        • Realistic Sound
        • Responsive / Good Action
        • Touch Sensitive Keys

        Cons

        • Difficult to Use
        • Poor Instructions

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Creating Original Sounds
        • Editing
        • Electronic Music
        • Recording 16 Tracks

        Comments about Yamaha MOXF8 88-Key Synthesizer Workstation:

        A bit challenging at first, but so worth the effort to patiently figure it out. . I've struggled with this wonderful machine, coming off PSRs most all My playing life...and this machine allows me the freedom to be ME and not settle for "Canned" band backups. I am the creator and this let Me be just that ! I love it. well worht the effort to learn it. it wont let You down ! but , have patience.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great Yamaha sounds, Lightweight and affordable

        By Clarky

        from Leitchfield, KY

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Portable
        • Realistic Sound
        • Touch Sensitive Keys

        Cons

        • No Speakers
        • Poor Action

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • Concerts
        • Electronic Music
        • Learning
        • MIDI

        Comments about Yamaha MOXF8 88-Key Synthesizer Workstation:

        I bought the MOX8 on the stupid deal of the day. I had no idea of the MOXF8 at the time. I wish I had known. The MOX8 has a more spongy action and doesn't feel like the yamahas I know. That's because with the MOX8, they were going more light weight for their selling point. The piano sounds and organ patches are still the same, just lighter action. It's not unusable action, just not firm like yamahas I have owned in the past. I still use it every gig, so ,it's not junk by any means. It sounds great and has the USB function for recording. I have used it for recording and gigs and it has never failed me. Lots of good synth patches and organ patches. The recording function and drum programming is also very easy. I would recommend this for any one looking to get a good piano sound and not break your back packing it around.

         
        5.0

        Fits me like a glove.

        By Julian Massage

        from Indonesia

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Portable
        • Realistic Sound
        • Responsive / Good Action
        • Touch Sensitive Keys

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Yamaha MOXF8 88-Key Synthesizer Workstation:

            I went to a music store, tried out about 20 keyboards, and the MOXF8 was definitely it for sound and feel.
            Excellent: string bass, hammer dulcimer, classical guitar. Very good: piano, electric piano, organs, string and wind ensembles, saxophones except alto. Bad: steel string guitars, solo strings. IMO the synthesizers are of no use unless you play classic rock.

            The user interface is cumbersome and requires 400 pages of manuals, but is usable. If you stick with the defaults the controls for modifying the sound are almost useless.

             
            5.0

            Yamaha Continues to Perform!

            By Johnny O'

            from Grand Junction, CO

            About Me Professional Musician

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • MIDI
              • Travel

              Comments about Yamaha MOXF8 88-Key Synthesizer Workstation:

              This is my second Yamaha keyboard. The first one is still working great. I wanted to have two for versatility and performances, as well as a backup in the event that some unforseen accident occurred with the other one. The voices are pretty nice. I think the brass voices (particularly the trumpet) are perhaps the weakest voices (with regards to sounding just like the real thing). But, they are still very useable. Overall, I would definitely tell anyone that asked that they wouldn't go wrong by owning one. Thanks Yamaha!

               
              5.0

              MOXF8 88

              By jeffm

              from readfield me

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Yamaha MOXF8 88-Key Synthesizer Workstation:

                  worth the money

                  (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great product, great service

                  By Ernest

                  from Stanhope, IA

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Great Product
                  • Portable
                  • Realistic Sound
                  • Responsive / Good Action
                  • Touch Sensitive Keys

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Accompaniment
                    • Concerts
                    • MIDI

                    Comments about Yamaha MOXF8 88-Key Synthesizer Workstation:

                    Great instrument and great service. Thanks

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