Yamaha Announces Motif XS8, XS7 & XS6 Keyboards

Yamaha has announced three new synthesizers, the Motif XS8, Motif XS7 and the Motif XS6. The Yamaha Motif XS8 synthesizer features Xpanded Articulation sounds, Performance Recording with four intelligent arpeggiators, and a new large color LCD screen.


The Motif XS8 also has an Integrated Sampling Sequencer with studio-style mixing and VCM effects that let you create complete MIDI/audio productions. With computer connectivity and Cubase AI software you can expand your musical possibilities.

Features:
• 88-key weighted action
• New UI with large color LCD and 8 knobs and sliders
• Xpanded Articulation Synth engine with 355MB of WAVE ROM
• Studio-style mixing environment with Virtual Circuitry Modeling effects
• 4 intelligent arpeggiators with instant Performance Recording
• Integrated Sampling Sequencer with 1GB of optional memory
• Total Computer Integration and Cubase AI software included.


The Yamaha Motif XS7 is essentially the same keyboard except with 76 touch sensitive keys.

Features:
• 76-touch sensitive keys
• New UI with large color LCD and 8 knobs and sliders
• Xpanded Articulation Synth engine with 355MB of WAVE ROM
• Studio-style mixing environment with Virtual Circuitry Modeling effects
• 4 intelligent arpeggiators with instant Performance Recording
• Integrated Sampling Sequencer with 1GB of optional memory
• Total Computer Integration and Cubase AI software included


The Yamaha Motif XS6 is essentially the same keyboard except with 61 touch sensitive keys.

Features:
• 61-touch sensitive keys
• New UI with large color LCD and 8 knobs and sliders
• Xpanded Articulation Synth engine with 355MB of WAVE ROM
• Studio-style mixing environment with Virtual Circuitry Modeling effects
• 4 intelligent arpeggiators with instant Performance Recording
• Integrated Sampling Sequencer with 1GB of optional memory
• Total Computer Integration and Cubase AI software included

The Motif XS8 will sell for about $3,999, the XS7 for $3539 and the Motif XS6 will set you back $2799. The synths will reportedly ship to dealers in the Spring of 2007. Yamaha’s site has no official information on the new synths, but should have more info as the NAMM show approaches. More information on the Yamaha Motif XS8, XS7 and XS6.

Author: FutureMusic

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