Yamaha MOTIF XF7

Yamaha MOTIF XF7

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MOTIF XF7, Workstation from Yamaha in the MOTIF series.

4 user reviews

Yamaha MOTIF XF7 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Yamaha
  • Model: MOTIF XF7
  • Series: MOTIF
  • Category: Workstations
  • Added in our database on: 08/02/2010

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Yamaha MOTIF XF7 user reviews

Average Score:3.6( 3.6/5 based on 4 reviews )
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mrjason's review"Expensive and worth it, for giggin or studio use"

Yamaha MOTIF XF7
The XF7 is a 76 key music production synth. It is very expensive, but after you get the chance to use it for a few minutes you will be hooked and have to have it. All of the sounds in the XF7 are amazing, they are well designed. The presets have just the right FX on them to make them stand out and pop. The arpeggiator has over 7000 sounds that you can use, you can also layer those arpeggiators and create some really interesting sounds quickly. The XF7 is the perfect keyboard for the studio and for the live musician. Performance mode you can layer your voices and split the XF7 up into two different half's so you can play a different instrument for the bass (play bass on the left side and synths on the right side at the same time in performance mode).


The XF7 has 128MB of internal memory right out of the box. You do not have to install any more memory because it comes maxed out. You can record or sample any audio source effortlessly. There is no installation involved when working with the XFF7. All you have to do is plug it in and turn it on.


The XF7 is heavy and bigger than I expected it to be though, at first glance it does not seem to be very big but once you are in front of it, it is a lot bigger. This could cause issues when moving it from one gig to the next. The screen that is on the XF7 is a full color display and it is bright and very easy to read. All of your navigation functions are right beside the screen so that even if you are in a dark room you can still find what you need to find.


Working with the XF7 has never been easier, I love when I get the chance to work with it and I have never met someone that does not like it. If you can afford it, you must buy it. But it does come with a large price tag.

G.jourdain's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha MOTIF XF7
excellent machine.


for the scene, not bad.
studio for the man ... not bad.


sounds good overall.;


it depends on what you are looking.

I return to the words of my predecessor.

if you are a computer hacker, Plug become interesting.
but not to live ....
because each plug to its ergonomic .., and then ... that the puzzle;
a hard, full limit but in the same ergonomics .. so, "saving time and easier to use.
the two worlds are different and non-competitor.

Mickamix's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" thus torn by the sytems "open labs"

Yamaha MOTIF XF7
the ideal is to combine synths of this type with the "sound slate" of OPEN LABS


config traditional complete
classic edition via menu in menu on the small screen color


pseudo realistic sound
Analog is always a way like other leading manufacturers, but enough.


take the time to open our eyes to the modern concepts offered by Open Labs and Muse Research
you will soon forget to € 3000 in a closed system and therefore exceeded two years.
Japanese manufacturers do not want to change the current landscape and is marketing (successful) from the Korg M1 wholesale ...
There There's a lack of clear information and comparison on the part of builders' hardware "and" software "and those between 2
We get ripped off for 20 see 30.
It is a pretty sound showcase a superb keyboard and you pay € 3,000 in three major manufacturers of workstation from year to year.
and avoids talking about new concepts hybrid superior in quality and playable live too!
says it all. Listen and Soyer lens with your ears and your wallet, dear musicians.

bernan's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" workstation"

Yamaha MOTIF XF7
Yamaha XF7 - FSX Keyboard 76 Keys
1024 + 512 preset voices Voice User / 512 performance
741 MB of wave / arpeggios 7880
128 MB RAM + 512 MB flash memory
128 voice polyphony
Song or Pattern type sequencer + sampler


Motif ES6 Compared to that I owned previously, ergonomics has been greatly improved, thanks in part to the larger display. Still found the logic of ES, so it is not lost when using the XF7 the first time, but with greater ease to edit the parameters of a sound, performance or sequencer.
Flash memory is also a huge improvement compared to the loading of files along with the ES6 (in USB1 with 512 MB of files to swing into RAM, it took a while). There were lighter moments later and we can use the keyboard with all the data arranged.
The keyboard is also better than that of SS6 I had.
A small downside to quibble: 4 banking users that is not enough especially if you load the super banks inspiration in a flash, provided free on the Yamaha, but it's always good 4 better than 2 (on SS6 ) and then the preset sounds are excellent quality.


The vamp. Yet SS6 already sounded very good. But that sounds clearly have a different magnitude, they are more accurate, it's a real pleasure. Keyboards, brass and other wind instruments are really well above the SS6. With Adam monitors A5X, direct comparison between the two is obvious.
I can not compare with the XS or M3 that I've never tried it, there may be less of a difference with these machines. on the other hand with those of the previous generation, there is no photo, it's much better.
And if you do not find his happiness with the multitude of waveforms of the machine, it can be added through sampling or buy a sound bank. Or fill with a pure synth (an Access Virus among others)


I own this keyboard since October 2010.
I have owned a lot since the late 80 (DX7, M1, T3EX, JD800, Trinity and SS6), but this is the first time that I deal with a machine as versatile, with sounds fabulous without the need to stack the effects. it will take me a while to get around. This workstation should suit any style of music (for electro, maybe one Access or a Moog keyboard in addition to what would be welcome)
I always preferred to ordis workstations to record ideas on the fly "(ideas that I then reworked with Cubase), and I regretted my previous sequencers Korg, I found that the ES6 not very comfortable (especially early ). Now this review is no longer appropriate to be with this machine.
In summary I am pleased with my purchase, and I was not expecting such a difference with PS6. Fantasy

Yamaha MOTIF XF7 news

[NAMM] The Motif XF in special white edition

[NAMM] The Motif XF in special white edition

Published on 07/17/14
For its 40th anniversary, Yamaha launches white versions of its Motif XF workstations, which debut at Summer NAMM.

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