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88-key workstation with balanced hammer-effect keyboard 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 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


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So if that's the case, then what's the point of my $4,000 Yamaha Motif XF8, and my $2,000 Fender American Standard Telecaster ?

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Ultimate Keybed Thread(models and manufacturers listed)

...Yamaha A88 K6 Motif ES 6 (61): Yamaha FS-C61 Motif ES 7 (76): Yamaha FS-E76 Motif ES 8 (88): Yamaha A88 K6 Motif XF8 (88): Yamaha BHE Motif XS6 (61): Yamaha C61 K6 FSX D Motif XS7 (76): Yamaha E76 K6 FSX D Motif XS8 (88): Yamaha A88 K6 MOx8 (88): Yamaha GHS P105 (88): Yamaha GHS P115 (88): Yamaha GHS P150 (88): Yamaha AE2 P155...

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Korg Kronos opinions

...given that after 20+ years of playing real pianos, and extensively playing the Montage 8, and Motif ES, XS, & XF8, over time, I never noticed that happening. I purchased a replacement Kronos X, and it never shipped because the shipper noticed 2 keys were "sunken." If I were truly that unlucky, wouldn't I...

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