Yamaha Motif

Yamaha Motif

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MOTIF has a mLAN connection which can be used to transfer MIDI and video, sound to a PC.

The operating system of the MOTIF XS was based on MontaVista Linux.[2][3][4]

In 2011, Yamaha launched two ‘lite’ versions of the MOTIF XS – the 61-key MoX6 and 88-key MoX8. Though containing half the polyphony and fewer insert effects of the XS, the MoX series contains all the MOTIF XS WaveROM and voice presets, along with arpeggios and a song and pattern sequencer. The number of performances in the MoX was reduced to 256. The MoX does not support user sampling, nor does it support the mLAN/Firewire expansion. The MoX feature a built-in 4-out/2-in USB audio interface, allowing users to record audio directly from the keyboard or an outside source to a computer, as well as play and control VSTinstruments directly through the keyboard via USB.



Dimensions Width 1,457mm (57-3/8″)
Height 168mm (6-3/4″)
Depth 466mm (18-3/8″)
Weight Weight 28.6kg (63.0 lbs.)

Control Interface

Keyboard Number of Keys 88
Type Balanced Hammer Effect Keyboard
Initial Touch Yes
Aftertouch Yes
Other Controllers Pitch Bend Yes
Modulation Yes
Control Slider Assignable Control Sliders x 8
Control Knobs Assignable Knobs x 8
Others Ribbon Controller,Assignable Function buttons x 2, Data dial
Display Type 5.7 inch graphic color backlit LCD
Size 320 x 240 dot
Backlight Yes
Contrast Yes


Tone Generation Tone Generating Technology AWM2 with Expanded Articulation
Multi Timbral Capacity 16 Parts (internal), Audio Input Parts (A/D, IEEE1394*) *1 stereo Part
Ware ROM Capacity 355MB (when converted to 16-bit linear format), 2,670 waveforms
Polyphony Number of Polyphony (Max.) 128
Preset Number of Voices Preset: 1,024 Normal Voices + 64 Drum Kits, GM: 128 Normal Voices + 1 Drum Kit, User: 128 x 3 (selected and copied from Preset bank) Normal Voice + 32 Drum Kits


Types Reverb 9 types
Chorus 22 types
Insertion 53 types x 8 blocks
Master Effect 9 types
Master EQ 5 bands
Part EQ 3 bands, stereo


Recording Number of 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
Number of Tracks Pattern: 16 Phrase tracks Pattern Chain: Pattern track, Tempo track, Scene Song: 16 sequence tracks (Loop on/off can be set for each track), Tempo track, Scene track
Number of Phrase User Phrases: 256 per Pattern
Number of Arpegio Preset: Approx. 6,000 types User: 256 types *MIDI Sync, MIDI transmit/receive channel, Velocity Limit, and Note Limit can be set.
Number of Pattern 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
Data Capacity Approx. 130,000 notes
Number of Polyphony (Max.) 124
Note Resolution 480 ppq (parts per quarter note)
Tempo 5 – 300
Recording Function Real time replace Real time overdub (with the exception of the Pattern Chain) Real time punch in/out (Song only)
Scene Memory 5 per Song
Sequence Format Original format, SMF format 0, 1 (Format 1 load only)


Samples Up to 1,024 Waveforms (Multi Samples) Up to 128 Key Banks per Waveform Up to 4,096 Key Banks
Sampling Source Analog input L/R, Stereo output (Resampling), Digital output IEEE1394 (available on the MOTIF XS6 and 7 when the IEEE1394 optional board has been installed)
Sampling Time 44.1kHz: 6 min. 20 sec. 22.05kHz: 12 min. 40 sec. 11.025kHz: 25 min. 20 sec. 5.0125kHz: 55 min. 40 sec. *Mono/Stereo
Sampling Frequency Rate 44.1kHz, 22.05kHz, 11.025kHz, 5.5125kHz (Stereo/Mono) Sampling Frequency via IEEE1394 (when IEEE1394 optional board has been installed): 44.1kHz (fixed)
Digital Sampling Frequency 16bit
Sampling Format Original format, WAV, AIFF

Storage and Connectivity

Connectivity Headphones PHONES (standard stereo phone jack)
Foot Control FOOT CONTROLLER1, 2
Assignable OUT ASSIGNABLE OUTPUT L, R (standard phone jack)
LINE OUT OUTPUT L/MONO, R (standard phone jack)
Others A/D INPUT L, R (standard phone jack), ETHERNET, IEEE1394
Power Consumption 30W

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