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Yamaha MOTIF XS8

Music Production Station

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Yamaha MOTIF XS8
Yamaha MOTIF XS8
1 500.00 street price

MOTIF XS8 is an instrument of the Motif XS series which is represented with an AWM2 Tone Generator, 128 note polyphony, 130 000 note MIDI sequencer, 355MB of sounds and 2670 waveforms. The keyboard has weighted keys. The connectivity offers full MIDI implementation, USB host and device, A/D input, digital out, assignable output jack, output L/R phone jack, foot controller, 2 footswitch options, AC In, mLAN support, Ethernet.

XS series got some improvements comparing to the previous Motif series among which there are a larger color display, 8 faders, up to 8 waveforms per voice, Expanded Articulation, Ethernet support, bigger waveform ROM, direct performance recording to pattern, possibility of 4 simultaneous arpeggios in Performance mode. Yamaha PLG expansion cards could not be installed into Motif XS series. The units shipped with Cubase AI.

Motif XS8 released in 2007 has a 88-note keyboard with Balanced hammer effect key action, features 128 voices of polyphony, 355MB ROM waveforms and the total number of 2670 waves. Memory offers 1024 presets + 65 kits, 384 user ones + 32 kits, and 384 performances.

Country of origin / production: Japan

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Usage area
Workstation 
Usage Design/ Form Factor
With Keys 
Archetype
Digital (D) 
Polyphony
Voices128
Multi Timbral Capacity16 part(s)
Tone Generator / Sound Synthesis
Yamaha
VCM (Virtual Circuitry Modeling) 
AWM2 (Advanced Wave Memory 2) 
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator): Waveform Count2670
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator): Waveform ROM355 Mb
Programs/ Voices/ Timbres
Single Voice Preset1024
User-defined Single Voice384
Multitimbral Preset384
User-defined Multitimbral128
Drum Kits Preset64
Drum Kits User-defined32
Performance/ Multitimbral Parts4
Effects
Reverb 
Chorus 
Insertion 
Variation 
Vocoder 
Equalizer
Bands5
Sampler
DAC24 bit
ADC20 bit
Resolution 16 bit/ 11.025 kHz
Resolution 16 bit/ 22.05 kHz
Resolution 16 bit/ 44.1 kHz
Sequencer
Tracks count16
Pattern Sequencer 
Sequencer Resolution480 ppqn
Note Capacity130000
Tempo (min value)5
Tempo (max value)300
Arpegiator/ Portamento
Arpegiator 
Arpeggio presets6633
Arpeggio User-defined Memory256
MIDI
General MIDI (GM) 
MIDI in/ out
IN 
OUT 
THRU 
Keys
Type Balanced Hammer Effect
Size7.5
Number of Keys88
Display
Color resolution 65k colors
Resolution: Horizontal320
Resolution: Vertical240
Resolution: Diagonal5.7
Built-in controllers
Pitch Bend Wheel 
Modulation Wheel 
Ribbon Controller1
Slider/ Drawbar8
Programmable 
Jog dial 
External controllers
Sustain foot pedal 
Expression foot pedal 
Foot Controller1
Audio out
Analogue: 1/4" (6.35mm)2
Analogue: 1/4" (6.35mm) headphones preamplified1
Digital: optical1
Audio in
Digital: Coaxial1
Computer Interfaces
Ethernet 
mLAN 
USB USB PC Link
USB USB Storage
Expandability
Sampler Memory Slot2
Power
Voltage 100-230(250)V
Voltage 50-60Hz
Power consumption30 W
Dimensions
Height168 mm
Width1457 mm
Depth466 mm
Weight28.6 kg
Case/ body
Metal&plastic 
Production start2007
Production ended

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