Motif XF8

Price: $3,499.99

Overview

MOTIF XF8
The next generation "Motif XF" builds on the decade-long heritage of Motif and breaks new ground with Flash memory expansion capabilities that will set the standard for keyboard workstations for years to come.

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. At the same time, the online community of end users, sound programmers, software developers and product support specialists at www.motifator.com has expanded into a vibrant online music production community. 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

Specifications

  • Keyboards
  • MOTIF XS8 88 keys, Balanced Hammer Effect Keyboard (Initial Touch/Aftertouch)
  • Tone Generator block
  • Tone Generator AWM2, with Expanded Articulation
  • 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
  • Voice 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
  • Effect System 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)
  • Sampling block
  • 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 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 ec. 11.025kHz: 25 min. 20 sec. 5.0125kHz: 55 min. 40 sec.*Mono/Stereo
  • Sample Format Original format, WAV, AIFF
  • Sampling Sources Analog input L/R, Stereo output (Resampling) FW (available when the FW16E has been installed)
  • Sequencer block
  • Note Capacity Approx. 130,000 notes
  • Note Resolution 480 ppq (parts per quarter note)
  • Maximum Polyphony 124 notes
  • Tempo (BPM) 5 – 300
  • Recording type Real time replace. Real time overdub (with the exception of the Pattern Chain). Real time punch in/out (Song only)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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 Format Original format, SMF format 0, 1 (Format 1 load only)
  • Others
  • 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), IGITAL 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)
  • Power Consumption 30W
  • Dimensions, Weight MOTIF XF8: 1,439 (W) x 466 (D) x 6.6 (H) inches, 63.7 lbs
  • Accessories AC Power cord, Owner's Manual (this book), Owner's Manual CD-ROM (containing Reference Manual and Data List), DVD-ROM (containing DAW software)
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