Yamaha MOTIF XF6 61-Key Workstation


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Yamaha MOTIF XF6 is a 61-key Workstation with Balanced Hammer-effect Keyboard, 741MB Wave ROM, and 1,024 Voices

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 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
  • An enormous 741MB of waveforms
  • An additional 128 Voices and 8 drum kits
  • A total of 1,353 high-quality Voices
  • Up to 2GB of additional flash memory content available  
  • Realistic instrument through XA (Expanded Articulation) tone generation
  • Vintage instrument reproduction through VCM effects
  • 384 types of performances from almost 7800 types of arpeggiators
  • Enhanced sampling through 128MB of onboard SD-RAM
  • Popular FSX (MOTIF XF6/7) and BH (MOTIF XF8) keyboards
  • Improvement of usability thanks to the use of a new GUI
  • Category Search 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

Things You Will Get:

  • Keyboard
  • AC Power cord
  • Owner’s Manual
  • Owner’s Manual CD-ROM (containing Reference Manual and Data List)
  • DVD-ROM (containing DAW software)
Synthesizer Format Keyboard
Sound Engine Type AWM2, with Expanded Articulation
Number of Keys 61
Type of Action Balanced Hammer Effect
Controller Types Pitch Bend wheel, Modulation wheel, Ribbon Controller, Assignable Control Sliders x 8, Assignable Knobs x 8, Assignable Function buttons x 2, Data dial
Polyphony 128 notes
Wave Memory 741 MB (when converted to 16-bit linear format), 3,977 waveforms
Number of Presets 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)
Number of 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)
Arpeggiator Yes
Sampling Yes
MIDI Sequencer Yes
Audio Input Types A/D INPUT L, R (standard phone jack)
Audio Output Types OUTPUT L/MONO, R (standard phone jack), ASSIGNABLE OUTPUT L, R (standard phone jack)
Digital Input Type S/PDIF
Digital Output Type S/PDIF


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YamahaMOTIF XF6 61-Key Workstation

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The real deal in a portable package.


from Cleveland, OH

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  • Easy to Use
  • Portable
  • Pre-programmed music
  • Realistic Sound
  • Responsive / Good Action
  • Touch Sensitive Keys


    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Chamber Music
    • Churches
    • Concerts
    • Electronic Music
    • Learning
    • MIDI
    • School Bands
    • Travel

    Comments about Yamaha MOTIF XF6 61-Key Workstation:

    Everyone knows the Motif series gives some of the best sounds of any workstation on the market. This board provides all of the sounds and processing of the full size XF8 in a much more portable package. Whether you use it for backlines, performing/recording in your own band, or using it as a one person act ready to take on any small venue around. It is very user friendly and is highly programmable and customizable, making it my favorite workstation for quality and ease of use. If you want to have an entire studio at your fingertips, this is most definitely the next purchase you need to make.

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    MOTIF XF6 61-Key Workstation

    The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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