Yamaha MOTIF XS8

workstation/synthesizer

Yamaha XS8

Information about the Yamaha MOTIF XS8

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picture of the Yamaha XS7

Listen to the Yamaha XS8 through these:

Yamaha StagePas 300, Yamaha StagePas 500

Roland SA-300 (get a pair)

Peavey KB-5

Recording tools for your Yamaha XS8

Yamaha AW1600 hard disk-based multitrack recorder

Korg D888 hard disk-based recording studio

Alesis MultiMix 8USB mixer/audio interface

 

Yamaha XS8 Description

Replacing the Yamaha MOTIF ES8, the 88 key balanced keyboard XS8 and it's two brothers the XS6 & XS7 (with standard synth keyboards) all launched at NAMM Jan 2007 are Yamaha's high-end synthesizer and production workstations.

Featuring the new 8 component Expanded Articulation (XA), said to be amazing for creating acoustic sounds, the XS also has 355MB of stored sounds plus upto 1GB of onboard sampling memory, 4 simultanious arpeggiators and every conceivable connection including ethernet & FireWire (optional on XS6 & SX7).

1,457 (W) x 466 (D) x 168 (H) mm, 28.6 kg

Full specification of Yamaha XS8

Marketing blurb for Yamaha XS8

Yamaha XS8 reviews

Bert Smorenburg on XS8 @ NAMM '07

Stevie Wonder (really) on SX8 @ NAMM07

Yamaha XS8 resources

XS8 manual as soon as it is available

MOTIF XS Editor as soon as it is available

Alternatives to the Yamaha XS8

Yamaha MO8, Yamaha MOTIF XS7

Yamaha S90ES

Roland Fantom X8, Roland G70

Korg TR88,

Korg M50, Korg M3