Yamaha MOTIF XF8 Keyboard Workstation

£2,791.00 RRP £3,352.00 (including VAT @ 20%)

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Yamaha MOTIF XF8 Keyboard Workstation


Soon after the original MOTIF was released in 2001, it was recognized as the best sounding, top selling and most requested music workstation on the market. Over time, it has continued to evolve and improve its expressiveness and functionality.

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  • Total of 1,353 High-Quality Voices
  • 7800 Types of Arpeggiators
  • 128MB of Onboard SD-RAM
  • Includes Steinberg's Cubase AI
  • USB and Ethernet Connectivity

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The MOTIF breathes new life into live performances with its expressive sounds and intuitive control . In music creation, the MOTIF not only offers its own music creation capabilities, it also offers a system for integrating those capabilities with a variety of software applications. And now, the next generation XF builds on the decade-long heritage of MOTIF, and provides groundbreaking expansion capabilities with flash memory that will set a new standard for keyboard workstations for years to come.


  • Comprehensive high sound quality, including an enormous 741MB of waveforms
  • An additional 128 Voices and 8 drum kits, for a total of 1,353 high-quality Voices
  • Up to 2GB of additional content available through separately sold flash memory
  • Realization of unique instrument performance methods through the XA (Expanded Articulation) tone generation system
  • Reproduction of the unique, natural, warm sounds of vintage instruments through VCM effects
  • 384 types of performances based on approximately 7800 types of arpeggiators
  • Enhanced sampling through 128MB of onboard SD-RAM
  • The popular FSX (MOTIF XF6/7) and BH (MOTIF XF8) keyboards
  • Improvement of usability thanks to the use of a new GUI
  • Category Search feature that provides instant access to the Voices you want
  • Cubase AI -- a DAW software application from Steinberg
  • DAW integration through remote control, an editor software
  • Scalability through standard-equipped USB and Ethernet and the FW16E option



  • Width: 1,439 mm (56-5/8")
  • Height: 168 mm (6-5/8")
  • Depth: 466 mm (18-3/8")
  • Weight: 28.9 kg (63.71 lb)

Control Interface:

  • Keyboard - Number of Keys: 88
  • Type: Balanced Hammer Effect Keyboard (Initial Touch/Aftertouch)

Tone Generator:

  • Tone Generator: AWM2, with Expanded Articulation
  • Maximum Polyphony: 128 notes
  • Multi Timbral Capacity: 16 Parts (internal), Audio Input Parts (A/D, FW*) *1 stereo Part
  • Wave: 741 MB (when converted to 16-bit linear format), 3,977 waveforms
  • Voices: Preset: 1,024 Normal Voices + 64 Drum Kits GM: 128 Normal Voices + 1 Drum Kit User: 128 x 4 (Bank 1: original, Bank 2 ? 4: selected and copied from Preset bank) + 32 Drum Kits (No. 1 ? 8: original, No. 9 ? 32: selected and copied from Preset bank)
  • Performance: User: 128 x 4 (up to 4 Parts)
  • Filter: 18 types
  • Effects: Reverb x 9 types, Chorus x 22 types, Insertion (A, B) x 53 types x 8 Parts (up to 16 units), Vocoder x 1 (uses both Insertion Effect A and B blocks), Master Effect x 9 types (Preset settings for parameters of each effect type are provided as templates; total 320) Master EQ (5 bands), Part EQ (3 bands, stereo)


  • Note Capacity: Approx. 130,000 notes
  • Note Resolution: 480 ppq (parts per quarter note)
  • Maximum Polyphony: 124 notes
  • Tempo (BPM): 5 ? 300
  • Song Recording Type: Real time replace Real time overdub (with the exception of the Pattern Chain) Real time punch in/out (Song only)
  • Song Tracks: Pattern: 16 Phrase tracks Pattern Chain: Pattern track, Tempo track, Scene track Song: 16 sequence tracks (Loop on/off can be set for each track), Tempo track, Scene track
  • Songs: 64 Songs Mixing Voices: 16 Voices per Song and up to 256 Voices for all Songs Mixing Templates: 32 for all Songs and Patterns
  • Patterns: 64 Patterns (x 16 sections), Measures: 256 maximum Mixing Voices: 16 Voices per Pattern and up to 256 Voices for all Patterns Mixing Templates: 32 for all Songs and Patterns
  • Phrases: User Phrases: 256 per Pattern
  • Arpeggio: Preset: 7,881 types User: 256 types *MIDI Sync, MIDI transmit/receive channel, Velocity Limit, and Note Limit can be set.
  • Scene Memory: 5 per Song
  • Sequence Formats: Original format, SMF format 0, 1 (Format 1 load only)


  • Samples: Up to 128 Waveforms (Multi Samples) Up to 256 Key Banks per Waveform Up to 512 Key Banks
  • Sampling Sources: Analog input L/R, Stereo output (Resampling) FW (available when the FW16E has been installed)
  • A/D Conversion: 24-bit, 64x oversampling
  • D/A Conversion: 24-bit,128x oversampling
  • Sample Data Bits: 16
  • Sampling Frequency: 44.1kHz, 22.05kHz, 11.025kHz, 5.5125kHz (Stereo/Mono) Sampling Frequency via FW (when the FW16E has been installed): 44.1kHz (fixed)
  • Sampling Memory: Internal SDRAM: 128M
  • Sample Length: Mono: 32 MB Stereo: 64 MB
  • 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 Format: Original format, WAV, AIFF


  • Master: User: 128 *8 Zones (Master keyboard settings), Assignable Knob/Slider settings, Program Change Table
  • Sequence Software compatible with the Remote Control function: For Windows: Cubase 4 ? 5, SONAR 5.2 ? 8 For Mac: Cubase 4 ? 5, Logic 7.2 ? LogicStudio, Digital Performer 5.1 ? 6 *Functions to be controlled differ depending on the software.
  • Controllers: Pitch Bend wheel, Modulation wheel, Ribbon Controller, Assignable Control Sliders x 8, Assignable Knobs x 8, Assignable Function buttons x 2, Data dial
  • Display: 320 x 240 dot, 5.7 inch graphic color backlit LCD
  • Connectors: OUTPUT L/MONO, R (standard phone jack) ASSIGNABLE OUTPUT L, R (standard phone jack) A/D INPUT L, R (standard phone jack) DIGITAL OUT PHONES (standard stereo phone jack) FOOT CONTROLLER 1, 2 FOOT SWITCH x 2 (SUSTAIN, ASSIGNABLE) MIDI IN/OUT/THRU USB (TO HOST, TO DEVICE) AC IN ETHERNET (100BASE-TX) IEEE1394 (available when the FW16E has been installed)
  • Accessories: AC Power cord, Owner?s Manual, Owner's Manual CD-ROM (containing Reference Manual and Data List), DVD-ROM (containing DAW software)