Yamaha Announces MOXF Synthesizers
Tue, 24 Sep 2013
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BUENA PARK, Calif. (September 20, 2013) — Offering a universe of sounds cultivated from more than a decade of MOTIF synthesizers, Yamaha today introduced the new portable and affordable MOXF Series that include the latest MOTIF XF sounds, effects and the ability to add a flash board slot for further expandability options. 

MOXF compatibility with the Voices and Library of the MOTIF XF, MOTIF XS and the MOX Series data ensures the immediate availability of a large collection of sound and sample libraries and optional software. The 88-key Graded Hammer Standard MOXF8 and 61-key semi-weighted action MOXF6 come with 741 MB Wave ROM, 3,977 waveforms and 128-note polyphony, with up to 1 GB of Flash board sample expansion. In addition to a 16-track Song and Pattern Sequencer with real time loop remix, MOXF Series synths come with built-in, four channel USB audio/MIDI interfacing and extensive DAW/VST controls. 

“The MOXF Series is expandable, portable, affordable and compatible with a wide range of other products,” said Athan Billias, Marketing Manager, Pro Audio & Combo division, Yamaha Corporation of America. “These new synths bring MOTIF music production power to a whole new generation of musicians and producers.”

Both keyboards satisfy the needs of live performers and producers. Performance Mode enhances creativity by allowing players to combine multiple voices together and play them on one MIDI channel and with the interactive Arp engine, playing simple chords or even single notes provides complete musical performances to inspire creativity. The MOXF also features 256 preset performances in a wide variety of music styles. For music production, a built-in sequencer lets musicians produce high-quality tracks recorded in real-time without the need to plug into a computer or other external devices. The keyboards come with incredible presets, from pristine grand pianos to vintage keyboards, enhanced by advanced Virtual Circuit Modeling effects, which provide the textures of vintage analog compressors, EQ and stomp-boxes, down to their component transistors and resistors.

For producers who prefer to use the latest DAW and VST technology, the MOXF serves as the center of a professional-grade music production studio. Bundled software includes the MOXF Editor for detailed editing of Voice and mixing parameters, MOXF Remote Editor for controlling VST templates and Remote Tools, which simplifies integration with Cubase. Audio and MIDI hook ups require a single cable for recording to a variety of DAW options and a special remote mode and AI knob makes it easier than ever to control recording functions automatically. And, the MOXF keyboards come with Steinberg Prologue VST, a rich-sounding virtual analog synthesizer with a wide variety of textures that includes sounds ranging from lush, detailed pads to bright, acerbic leads.  

The MOXF8 (MSRP: $1,999) and MOXF6 (MSRP: $1,499) will ship in early October.

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