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MOTIF XS8

Discontinued

3/2007 Release Date

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It's Got Absolutely Everything You Need To Make Professional Quality Music

Instant Inspiration, Infinite Possibilities 88-key Balanced Hammer Action music production synthesizer workstations.

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With the new Yamaha MOTIF XS, inspiration is just a key press away. High-quality sounds to inspire you, intelligent arpeggiators to fuel your creativity, recording features to capture every idea, built-in sampling to create full audio/MIDI arrangements, rhythmic Patterns to compose with, studio-style mixing controls and versatile effect processing to master your final productions.

With all this and more, the MOTIF XS will soon be your favorite 'go-to' instrument - whether you're composing at home, recording in the studio, or playing live. It's got absolutely everything you need to make professional quality music.

Close your eyes, play the gorgeous sounds and rhythms of the MOTIF XS - and feel the inspiration.

Features

High Quality Sounds To Spark Your Creativity

The MOTIF XS provides an exceptionally broad selection of realistic sounds to spark your creativity, with a massive 355 MB of high-quality waveforms and samples on board. A single Voice can have up to eight separate sound Elements, enabling composite sou...

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Features

Features

MOTIF XS Demo (Japanese)

Artist comments

Artist comments

Bert Smorenburg and MOTIF XS

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Artists

Scott Aplin

Scott Aplin

"I've been fortunate enough to use a good range of Yamaha keyboards and I always find them perfectly suited to the job. My current choice is the XS7 - its incredible collection of quality sounds and clever sampling technology makes it the ideal choice for any gig!"

Tim Freedman

Tim Freedman

"I'm proudly sending out the Motif's piano, Wurlitzer and Rhodes sounds with symphony orchestras at the moment, and fitting in easily despite being the only purveyor of synthesized wave forms."

Paul Gray

Paul Gray

"I really like the action on the S90ES - it's the best of all the weighted keyboards out there. And the Motif has been fantastic for some of the recent tours I've done. Simple access to great banks of sounds is very handy on stage, while being able to save favourites to a User area quickly and easily means my sounds are perfect wherever I travel."

Chris Hartley

Chris Hartley

"I can go to any type of gig knowing I have the best sounds on the planet in one keyboard. The MOTIF ES is my dream machine, whether it be a country gig or full-on rock gig. Even in my studio, this synth gives me the professional sounds I need. The factory presets are great and the support from Motifator keep this synth way ahead of other brands."

John Leighton

John Leighton

"I know it, you know it - the professional series of synths that Yamaha produce are just ace compared to everything else out there!"

David Pritchard-Blunt

David Pritchard-Blunt

"Yamaha keyboards were used for all of the Australian Idol shows. The Clavinova was front and centre, supported by several models of the MOTIF series. All performance shows were live, so reliability was non-negotiable, the variety of music ranged across every style from music theatre to heavy metal and Yamaha keyboards were always able to provide the exact patch required."

Yassen Velchev

Yassen Velchev

The talented keyboard player and leader of the Bulgarian band “ТЕ” has been playing the piano since he was 4 years old. In his childhood, Yassen played in many concerts and won numerous awards in Bulgarian and at international music events , like “Svetoslav Obretenov”, the national competition for Bulgarian music in 1982; “Virtuosi Per Musica Di Pianoforte”, Czechoslovakia in 1984; the international competition for young piano players in Marsala, Italy 1986, etc. He also composed most of the successful hits of “TE’s” repertoire.

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