Yamaha Motif XS8 Keyboard offers an intuitive interface complete with a large, color backlit LCD, pitch and modulation wheels, a ribbon controller, and assignable knobs and sliders so you can make adjustments to parameters and effects in real-time while you play. Effects include reverb, delay, EQ, and more.
The built-in arpeggiator provides approximately 6000 preprogrammed phrases, and you can have up to four of them playing simultaneously in perfect sync – great for live performances. As you play, you can store your ideas as songs or patterns to the internal memory.
A 16-track sampling sequencer combines audio and MIDI recording so you can record music played on the keyboard along with music from a microphone, external instrument, or CD. A unique Slice feature lets you break a piece down into individual beats and notes for precise manipulation without affecting pitch or sound quality.
In addition to the built-in capabilities, the keyboard can be connected to your computer and integrated with your DAW. It offers seamless integration with popular software such as Cubase 4, Logic, SONAR, and Digital Performer.