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Yamaha | Motif XF7


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.
ModelMotif XF7
Engine TypeDigital
EngineAWM2, Sample
Voices (max)128
LFO1 Noise, Sample & Hold, Saw Up, Saw Down, Sine, Square, Triangle, Clocked, Key Sync. Per OSC + 1 general
Engine DetailedAWM2 (sample playback). 741MB Waveform ROM (3,977 mutisamples and drum samples).
Sampler16 bit, 11.025 kHz, 22.05 kHz, 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, Gated, Loop, One Shot (Phrase), Multi-Sample. 128 MB memory
Filter (VCF)8x 18 filter types
Envelope (VCA)2 Initional Level, Delay, Rate 1, Level 1, Rate 2, Level 2, Rate 3, Level 3, Rate 4, Level 4, Polyphonic, Time
FXReverb x 12 types, Variation x 76 types, Insertion (A, B) x 76 types*, Master Effect x 15 types *A/D part insertion x 71 types (Preset settings for parameters of each effect type are provided as templates) Master EQ (5 bands), 1st part EQ (3 bands), 2nd part EQ (2 bands)
Memory1353 presets + 27 kits, 512 user + 32 kits, 384 performances
Drums97 drumkits
Sequencer1024 patterns; 128 ROM/256 user phrases
Arpeggiator4x 7800 patterns
Recording16-Track, 130,000 notes, 64 songs 480 ppqn; 
Key typeKeys
MidiI-O-T, USB
Extra infoRJ-45 connection. FW16E firewire board optional
Produced:2010 - 2016
Legend: Obvious Y: Yes, N: No, N/A: Not Applicable
VCO Voltage Controlled Oscillator DCO Digital Controlled Oscillator
LFO Low Frequency Oscillator Sub Sub Oscillator
VCF Voltage Controlled Filter VCA Voltage Controlled Amplifier
Velocity As with a piano, the harder you hit a key, the louder the sound, unlike most organs which always produce the same loudness no matter how hard you hit a key. Aftertouch Pressing a key after you activated it. Channel Aftertouch, no matter which key, it will send a Channel message. Poly Aftertouch, sends the pressure per key instead of the whole channel.
Values for OSC, LFO, Filter, Envelope are per voice unless stated otherwise.


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