Yamaha Motif Xf Synthesisers
Friday, October 8, 2010
Soon after Yamaha introduced the original Motif Music Production Synthesizer nine years ago, it was quickly recognised as the best sounding, top selling and most requested music workstation on the market at the time.
Since then, the Motif has continued to evolve over the course of three product generations, and with each step has improved its expressiveness and functionality. And now, the next generation XF builds on the decade-long heritage of the Motif, with a Flash memory expansion that provides groundbreaking capabilities setting a new standard for keyboard workstations to last, Yamaha confidently predicts, for years to come. The new XF is packed with sonic power and versatility, having a massive 741MB of internal Wave ROM, including incredibly realistic pianos, acoustic instruments and vintage synths. It also features up to 2GB of optional Flash Wave memory, so whenever you turn the synth on, your samples will be stored already in the internal memory waiting for you. There is a sophisticated synth architecture with customised articulation and 18 different filter types to let you shape your sound as you wish, all controlled by eight front panel knobs and sliders making the process easy – even in real time. The popular FSX (Motif XF6/7) and BH (Motif XF8) keyboard actions let you express your passion for playing with 61-key, 76 key and 88-note weighted action.Also included is an integrated Yamaha digital mixer, and all this together with a direct-to-USB recording and playback allows you to record your final mixes to any connected USB memory device as CD-quality WAV files, or to play them on your computer back on the XF. For more go to www.yamahasynth.com