Summary: Very nice board, Its for my 12 year old Son who has been taking Lessons for the past 5 years. He love it so much and enjoy all the sounds. We have a lot of learning to do. Hope I made the right choice for a first keyboard for a 12 year old.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Easy To Use, Quality Construction
Summary: Nice new black color, plenty of memory and connectivity options. Nice DAW interfacing. All the best sounds and capabilities from previous models included. However, the file transfer system is still non-intuitive and tedious. Elements, voices, user and performance banks? I understand all voices draw from the internal elements, Why can't transferring who files into memory flash cards be arranged so that specific file being downloaded doesn't erase everything on the card at...
Pros: Easy To Use, Nice color, Quality Construction
Summary: For years I have mostly used the controllers with Instrument Banks. I first bought the MX61 two months ago and the sounds were amazing and wanted a professional version so got the Motif XF6. I am extremely please with purchase. I also purchased the added Firewire Card and the set up for P.T. DAW needs to be in writing you will sell more units with 16 Channels of Audio out of Motif. Very easy to set up in Cubase because Yamaha and Cubase work together on it.
Pros: 16 Channel Firewire, Easy To Set Up, Easy To Use, Importing Sounds, Low Power Consumption, Quality Construction, Sounds
Summary: First off as a veteran of the Early 80's NYC studio scene the quality of Yamaha has always been the best there is. The MOTIF XF 6 supplies the feel and expressiveness of another pro key winner. I have been using Yamaha synths since 1981 so it was a natural choice. The action is firm and reliable. I spend the majority of my performance time on a Hammond Organ so feel is important on synthesizer piano patches. Once again Yamaha was my choice.
Pros: Expressive, Feel Of Keyboard, Low Power Consumption, Quality Construction
Summary: I am used to the old ways of the PSR series, so the MOTIF is new workflow for me. Still learning how to get my basic needs through motifator but the experience of playing my compositions and using the newer sounds is just so inspiring!
Summary: I have been a fan since owning a Motif ES6. I can vouch for this instrument. This instrument is the centerpiece of my Studio setup. I use it completely integrated with Cubase 5, it is not only my primary source of sounds and samples, but also my Audio Interface. I consistently use the supplied Motif XF6 VST instrument editor as the perfect software integration solution.
Pros: Amazing Sounds, Easy To Set Up, Easy To Use, Low Power Consumption, Nothing Beats FW16e, Seamless Cubase Integrati, Tons of Arppeggios
Excerpt: I tried this keyboard in the shop before ordering, but when it arrived it sounded even better. Very impressed by key action and quality of sounds. Fantastic and uncomparable to competitors in this price and probably higher.Reeason I'm giving 4 star are: Very poor instructions. They obvisoulsy assume it is upgrade to existing motif. There is no consideration towards new customers. Also, general lack of tutorials, documentation, videos etc.
Excerpt: I recently purchased the MOTIF XF6 to replace 2 of my keyboards-the Original MOTIF6, and a MM6. This one keyboard has all the sounds on it most anyone would ever need, an onboard sequencer, onboard sampling, and thousands of arpeggiators. It also comes with custom Cubase software for computer based music production.
Pros: Realistic Sound, Responsive / Good Action, Touch Sensitive Keys