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OVERVIEW

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' 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

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SPECIFICATIONS

MOXF8 88-Key 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 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
 
4.2

(based on 9 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (7)
  • Portable (7)
  • Responsive / good action (6)
  • Touch sensitive keys (6)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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

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5.0

Yamaha Continues to Perform!

By Johnny O'

from Grand Junction, CO

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

    • Concerts
    • MIDI
    • Travel

    Comments about Yamaha MOXF8 88-Key Weighted Synth:

    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!

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    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 Weighted Synth:

      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.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great Yamaha sounds, Lightweight and affordable

      By Clarky

      from Leitchfield, KY

      About Me Professional Musician

      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 Weighted Synth:

      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.

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      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 Weighted Synth:

          worth the money

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          (9 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Good and Broke

          By Skip

          from Fraser, MI

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • NONE
          • Portable

          Cons

          • Broken

          Best Uses

          • Returned

          Comments about Yamaha MOXF8 88-Key Weighted Synth:

          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.

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          (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 Weighted Synth:

            Great instrument and great service. Thanks

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            MOST REALISTICALLY PURE SOUND AVAILABLE

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            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 Weighted Synth:

            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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            (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 Weighted Synth:

                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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                (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Mind Blowing Keyboard

                By Keys

                from Florida

                About Me Novice

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                Verified Buyer

                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 Weighted Synth:

                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!

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