Yamaha MOXF8 Music Production Synthesizer
Yamaha has updated the popular MOX Series with the MOTIF XF technology by adding more sounds, more effects and even a Flash board option slot. Because it's compatible with MOTIF XF and MOX data, MOXF has a huge collection of sound and sample libraries and optional software available right away. Expandable, portable, affordable and compatible with a wide range of other products, this series brings MOTIF music production power to a whole new generation of musicians and producers.
MOTIF XF sound engine
The MOXF boasts a rich collection of instrument voices that includes pianos, electric pianos, strings, wind instruments, orchestral sounds, guitars, basses and drums, as well as a wide variety of vintage and modern synth sounds. Of special note are the detailed digital recreations of two Yamaha grand pianos — a 9-ft CFIII and a 7-ft S6 — that only an acoustic piano manufacturer could achieve. The finely detailed reproduction of even very subtle nuances has resulted in exquisitely crafted piano voices that will satisfy even the most demanding players. Now containing a huge total of 741MB of waveforms and featuring all-new content, the MOXF offers 136 new voices including the superb S6 grand piano, keyboard sounds such as clavinets and organs, and a range of new sounds from genres as diverse as orchestral and hip-hop.
Yamaha's proprietary VCM (Virtual Circuitry Modeling) technology simulates the effects of vintage EQs, compressors and phasers at the circuit level. This technology has enabled Yamaha to improve the quality of the instruments in the MOXF series by modeling the sonic texture of vintage analog compressors, EQs and stomp boxes right down to their component transistors and resistors. The MOXF also puts the high-quality effects found in Yamaha's industry-standard digital recording consoles at your fingertips, as well as the award-winning REV-X reverb found in the SPX2000. It even comes equipped with vocoder effects, allowing you to connect a microphone to the MOXF's A/D input terminal and apply effects to your voice or create stunning harmonies.
Flash memory expandability
The MOXF is compatible with the sound content developed for the MOTIF XF and MOX. The optional Flash board (sold separately) lets you add up to 1GB of new samples to your MOXF to customize and tailor your sound set to your needs, using promotional contents like Yamaha's 'Inspiration in a Flash' and 'CP1 Piano,' as well as the many third party libraries for sale.
Performance mode to enhance your creativity
Performance mode allows you to combine multiple voices together (up to 4 parts) and play them on one MIDI channel, so that you can play dynamic layer sounds or even solos along with drums and bass backing tracks. With the interactive Arp engine, playing simple chords or even single notes gives you complete musical performances to inspire your creativity. The MOXF has 256 preset performances in a wide variety of music styles including rock, world, hip hop jazz and more.
Built-in sequencer to give shape to your inspiration
MOXF features a built-in sequencer that lets you produce high-quality music without the need for a computer or any other external devices. This powerful tool offers both realtime recording, which records your performance data as you play it, and step recording, which is suitable for recording precise phrases or other difficult passages. You can even record particularly creative performances directly to a song or pattern simply by pressing the [REC] button.
A complete suite of bundled software
The MOXF comes with a variety of music production software that allows you to integrate it with your computer setup. These include the MOXF Editor for detailed editing of voice and mixing parameters, the MOXF Remote Editor, a convenient tool that lets you edit and create control templates for your favorite VST instruments, and Remote Tools, which makes integration with Cubase software incredibly simple.
A single USB cable for both audio and MIDI connections
A single USB cable is all you need to transmit both audio and MIDI data between the MOXF and your computer. The MOXF features a built-in 4-in 2-out USB audio interface so you can record its internal sounds, and two dedicated audio inputs that can be used to record guitars and vocals, all recorded directly to your computer. Compatible with all the major DAWs including Cubase, you can digitally record the sounds of the MOXF and anything connected to its stereo analog inputs straight to your favorite recording software. Far more than just a music production tool, the USB connectivity and in-depth keyboard controller functionality also lets you playback and control your VST soft synths via the audio outputs of your MOXF, allowing you to integrate VSTs into your live stage shows with no extra gear— just add a computer and play.
Music production with CubaseAI
Cubase AI is a version of Steinberg's digital audio workstation software made specifically to integrate with Yamaha music production synthesizers. Because the MOXF features both a MIDI and an audio interface, you can record up to 32 audio and 48 MIDI tracks. By connecting an analog mixer, microphone or guitar to the audio inputs, you can record any instrument to your computer via the MOXF. With built-in effects and the ability to control up to 16 VST instruments, Cubase AI lets you perform the complete computer music production process, including notation scoring and automated mixing.
Controlling DAW software
The MOXF has a special remote mode for controlling DAW software that allows you to use the buttons on its panel to open and close software windows, add instrument tracks and select VST instruments. The AI knob can be used as a jog wheel or set so that any parameter you mouse over in Cubase can be controlled automatically. You can also use the MOXF to control other popular DAW packages.
Steinberg Prologue VSTi
Prologue is a wonderfully rich-sounding virtual analog synthesizer that will become an indispensable part of your VSTi arsenal. Prologue's textural range includes lush, detailed pads and bright, acerbic leads and everything in between. Prologue's intuitive user interface provides full editing capabilities with access to its three oscillators, powerful multi-mode filter, four envelopes, two LFOs, a powerful modulation matrix and onboard effects. And because Prologue is polyphonic with up to 128 voices, you'll (probably) never run out of creative space.
YC-3B Tone Wheel Organ VST
YC-3B is a VST Instrument that reproduces the classic sound of tone wheel organs. It offers 64 different preset sound programs that you can also use to create your own original sounds, which you can then save as VST presets.
Easy operation and comprehensive controls
Category search mode features 16 different instrument categories, each with its own sub-categories, so getting the sound you need is a fast and intuitive process. With Performance Creator you can easily build up layer or split performances with a single button press. Start with a voice you like and then press LAYER to have the MOXF choose a suitable layer sound. Press SPLIT to call up a left hand bass sound automatically and then go to DRUM ASSIGN to access the huge variety of built-in rhythm patterns available.
The MOXF8 features an 88-key GHS keyboard that provides authentic, realistic keyboard response — much like the playing feel of an acoustic piano — with a heavy touch in the bass register that changes to a lighter one in the treble, and a natural gradation of touch in between.
Mobility — light and easy to carry
A lightweight body (32.9lbs) means that carrying the MOXF to rehearsals or gigs is easy — pound-for-pound this is the most powerful workstation Yamaha has ever made. MOXF8 is 50% lighter than comparable MOTIF models.
|Included from Manufacturer||Power Supply
Cubase AI Download Information
|Number of Keys||88|
|Weighted Keys||Hammer Weighted|
|Key Action||GHS (Graded Hammer Standard) with velocity|
|Programs/Presets||Preset: 1,152 Normal Voices + 72 Drum Kits
GM: 128 Normal Voices + 1 Drum Kit
User: 384 Normal Voices + 32 Drum Kits
|Voices of Polyphony||128 notes
16 parts multi-timbral
|Oscillators per Voice||1|
|Effects||Filter x 18 types
Reverb x 9 types, Chorus x 22 types
Insertion (A, BO) x 54 types x 8 parts
Vocoder x 1 (uses both Insertion Effect A and B blocks)
Master Effect x 9 types, Master EQ (5 bands)
Part EQ (3 bands, stereo)
|Sequencer||Song: 16 Sequence Tracks
Pattern: 16 Phrase Tracks
|Sampling||Compatible with Motif XF and MOX data, many third party libraries|
|Internal Storage Capacity||Up to 1GB Flash memory expansion module (optional FL512M, FL1024M)|
|Audio File Playback||Yes|
|MIDI||In, Out, Thru, USB|
|USB Port (to Host)||MIDI, Audio, Editor/Librarian/Patch Manager|
|USB Flash Drive Port (to Device)||Audio Recording, Song File Playback, Program/Preset Storage, Sample Import, System Updates|
|Audio Inputs||(2) 1/4" - A/D Input (L, R)|
|Audio Outputs||(2) 1/4" - Output (L/Mono, R)
(1) 1/4" - Phones
|Control Connections||(1) Foot Controller
(2) Foot Switch (Assignable, Sustain)
|Onboard Controllers||Pitch Bend Wheel
(8) Assignable Knobs
(2) Assignable Function Buttons
|Expansion||Up to 1GB Flash memory expansion module (optional FL512M, FL1024M)|
|Product Weight||32.9 lbs|
|Unique Features||Built-in 4 channel USB audio/MIDI interfacing and extensive DAW /VST controls|
Yamaha Music Production Limited Warranty
Thank you for selecting a Yamaha product. Yamaha products are designed and manufactured to provide a high level of defect-free performance. Yamaha Corporation of America ('Yamaha') is proud of the experience and craftsmanship that goes into each and every Yamaha product. Yamaha sells its products through a network of reputable, specially authorized dealers and is pleased to offer you, the Original Owner, the following Limited Warranty, which applies only to products that have been (1) directly purchased from Yamaha's authorized dealers in the fifty states of the USA and District of Columbia (the 'Warranted Area') and (2) used exclusively in the Warranted Area. Yamaha suggests that you read the Limited Warranty thoroughly, and invites you to contact your authorized Yamaha dealer or Yamaha Customer Service if you have any questions.
This warranty covers Yamaha synthesizers, mobile mini keyboards, monitor speakers, audio interfaces, MIDI controllers, wind MIDI controllers and music production accessories against defects in materials or workmanship for one (1) year.
Yamaha will, at its options, repair or replace the product covered by this warranty if it becomes defective, malfunctions or otherwise fails to conform with this warranty under normal use and service during the term of this warranty, without charge for labor or materials. Repairs may be performed using new or refurbished parts that meet or exceed Yamaha specifications for new parts. If Yamaha elects to replace the product, the replacement may be a reconditioned unit.
You will be responsible for any installation or removal charges and for any initial shipping charges if the product(s) must be shipped for warranty service. However, Yamaha will pay the return shipping charges to any destination within the USA if the repairs are covered by the warranty.
This warranty does not cover (a) damage, deterioration or malfunction resulting from accident, negligence, misuse, abuse, improper installation or operation or failure to follow instructions according to the Owner's Manual for this product; any shipment of the product (claims must be presented to the carrier); repair or attempted repair by anyone other than Yamaha or an authorized Yamaha Service Center; (b) any unit which has been altered or on which the serial number has been defaced, modified or removed; (c) normal wear, and any periodic maintenance; (d) deterioration due to perspiration, corrosive atmosphere or other external causes such as extremes in temperature or humidity; (e) damages attributable to power line surge or related electrical abnormalities, lightning damage or acts of God; or (f) RFI/EMI (Interference/noise) caused by improper grounding or the improper use of either certified or uncertified equipment, if applicable.
Any evidence of alteration, erasing or forgery of proof-of-purchase documents will cause this warranty to be void. This warranty covers only the Original Owner and is not transferable.
Warranty service will only be provided for defective products within the Warranted Area. Contact your local authorized Yamaha dealer who will advise you of the procedures to be followed. If this is not successful, contact Yamaha directly. Yamaha may request that you send the defective product to a local authorized Yamaha Servicer or authorize return of the defective product to Yamaha for repair. If you are uncertain as to whether a dealer has been authorized by Yamaha, please contact Yamaha's Service Department or check Yamaha's website.
Product(s) shipped for service should be packed securely and must be accompanied by a detailed explanation of the problem(s) requiring service, together with the original or a machine reproduction of the bill of sale or other dated, proof-of-purchase document describing the product, as evidence of warranty coverage. Should any product submitted for warranty service be found ineligible therefore, an estimate of repair cost will be furnished and the repair will be accomplished only if requested by you and upon receipt of payment or acceptable arrangement for payment.
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