After the original MOTIF was released in 2001 MOTIF was recognized as the best sounding top sellling and most popular music workstation on the market.

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Yamaha MOTIF XF7 Synthesizer

After the original MOTIF was released in 2001 MOTIF was recognized as the best sounding top sellling and most popular music workstation on the market.
This MOTIF XF series provides Flash memory expansion capabilities that will set a new standard for keyboard workstations.

    • 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


    • Dimensions Width 1 252 mm (49-1/4″)
    • Height 122 mm (4-3/4″)
    • Depth 391 mm (15-3/8″)
    • Weight Weight 17.2 kg (37.92 lb)


    • Control Interface

    • Keyboard Number of Keys 76
    • Type FSX Keyboard (Initial Touch/Aftertouch)


    • Tone generator

    • Tone Generator AWM2 with Expanded Articulation
    • Maximum 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
    • Voices 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
    • Effects 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)


    • Sequencer

    • Note Capacity Approx. 130 000 notes
    • Note Resolution 480 ppq (parts per quarter note)
    • Maximum Polyphony 124 notes
    • Tempo (BPM) 5 – 300
    • Song recording type Real time replace Real time overdub (with the exception of the Pattern Chain) Real time punch in/out (Song only)
    • Song 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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 formats Original format SMF format 0 1 (Format 1 load only)


    • Sampling

    • 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 Bits 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 sec. 11.025kHz: 25 min. 20 sec. 5.5125kHz: 50 min. 40 sec. *Mono/Stereo
    • Sample Format Original format WAV AIFF



  • 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) DIGITAL 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)
  • Accessories AC Power cord Owner’s Manual Owner’s Manual CD-ROM (containing Reference Manual and Data List) DVD-ROM (containing DAW software)

Additional information

Weight 17.2 kg


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