Summary: I dumped my Triton (now backup keyboard...sorry KG folks) for the Motix XF8 and have not been disappointed. The sound is mind blowing. I use it to sequence Everything is cool except its not touch-screen : ( It is phenomenal!!! The sound is something else!
Pros: Easy to Use, Portable, Pre-programmed music, Realistic Sound, Responsive / Good Action
Summary: I purchased my motif xf8 about 2 weeks ago. I'm not new to Yamaha, I had a motif XS8 also. No other workstation can compare, the sounds are great, easy to use, and best of all is the keybed. It has the best feel. I've owned a lot of workstations and most recent the korg Kronos. It had some good sounds but that's about it. After having it a few months, I sold it to go back to yamaha. I don't think I'll ever leave yamaha again when it comes to a keyboard workstation.
Pros: Easy to Use, Realistic Sound, Responsive / Good Action
Summary: I actually just came off a long stint as a Roland user. I traded a 16 yr old XP-80 and a 10 yr old XV-88 in. I also traded a TS-12 Ensoniq. All this down to one keyboard, the XF-8. I am in the first week of use and am currently building my favourites lists. I cannot begin to tell you what a joy it is to play. I have not felt something this good under my fingers since my Korg Trinity ProX V 3 88.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Easy To Use, Quality Construction
Summary: I use this product to explore my ideas and creativities in varieties of musical compositions.This instrument helps me to expand my ability and capability to get there. Yamaha did it again and even better than their previous-successful Motif XS by adding the new grand piano sounds (natural grand 9'CIII & 7' S6) and more than twice of waveforms. I love the grand piano sounds and the realistic feel on the balanced hammer effect on this keyboard.
Pros: Easy to Use, Pre-programmed music, Realistic Sound, Responsive / Good Action