The Yamaha XF 6 61-Note Workstation Keyboard Synthesizer - 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.
Groundbreaking expansion capabilities with flash memory that will set a new standard for keyboard workstations for years to come.
The MOTIF XF 6 boasts a rich collection of instrument Voices that includes piano, EPs, 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' CFIII and a 7' S6) that only an acoustic piano manufacturer could achieve. The reproduction in minute detail of even very subtle nuances results in exquisitely crafted piano Voices that will satisfy even the most demanding players.
New waveforms have been added to the MOTIF XF 6, which now contains a huge total of 741 MB of waveforms. Starting with the S6 piano, the 136 newly-added Voices include keyboard sounds such as those of clavinets and organs as well as a wide range of new sounds from orchestral to hip-hop. This huge internal wave memory ensures that the MOTIF XF is the best sounding and most versatile keyboard workstation right out of the box.
The MOTIF XF comes with a special Yamaha version of Cubase, the world-renowned DAW software. Cubase AI has the same engine as Cubase 5 but has been modified to integrate more efficiently with the MOTIF.
Features such as remote control (which you can use to remotely control the parameters of a DAW application on a computer from the MOTIF), various DAW templates, and simple setup features make the MOTIF XF easy to use. In particular, the integration between the MOTIF XF and Steinberg’s Cubase 5 series is truly seamless.
Using the Yamaha MOTIF XF Editor, you can make subtle Voice edits from your computer while checking them visually. Because the communication between the MOTIF and the editor is bi-directional, whether you’re moving the knobs on the MOTIF or changing parameters with the mouse in the editor, the parameters are perfectly matched. There is even a VST3 editor for use in Cubase 5 (including AI) which lets you use your MOTIF as a VST soft synth. An improved User Interface with many user requested features like Tap Tempo, Drum Editing in Mix Mode, and Auto Mapping of samples* plus a new customizable UI for selecting your choice of color and positioning of key displays.
The Yamaha XF 6 Main Features Includes:
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
88-Note Balanced Hammer Effect Keyboard (Initial Touch/Aftertouch)
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
Windows Sequence Software compatible with the Remote Control function: Cubase 4 – 5, SONAR 5.2 – 8
Mac Sequence Software compatible with the Remote Control function: Cubase 4 – 5, Logic 7.2 – LogicStudio, Digital Performer 5.1 – 6 (Functions to be controlled may 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
Dimensions (WxHxD): 1,045 mm (41-1/8") x 122 mm (4-3/4") x 391 mm (15-3/8")
Weight: 15.1 kg (33.29 lb)