The MO series is Yamaha’s affordable, workstation series and it’s a perfect compromise. The compact size and light weight making the keyboards in the series very portable, while still delivering on performance.
The MOXF8 is one of the more expensive keyboards in the MO series.
Since the inception of the MO series, Yamaha now releases an MO version for every workstation it produces. So, after the Motif XF was released, guess what followed?
Yamaha MOXF8 Specs
88 fully weighted keys with Graded Hammer Standard action.
Sound Engine: AWM2 with Expanded Articulation.
Presets: 1152 normal voices, 72 drum kits.
97 effects: Reverb, EQ, Vocoder, Chorus.
Connectivity: Audio Inputs, Audio Outputs, headphone jack, USB, MIDI I/O, Pedals (controller, foot switch, and sustain).
USB memory expansion slot.
Dimensions: 52 x 16 x 6.6 inches.
Weight: 32.85 pounds.
Of course, the MOXF!
Today, we’re looking at the MOXF8 workstation, and there’s a lot to talk about…
Features Of The Yamaha MOXF8
The MOXF series contains two different keyboards versions – the 61-key and the 88-key. Today, we are looking at the 88-key variation.
We understandably, can’t go into all the features of this wonderful piece, in this one article. But we’ll definitely do our best to go through the major features. Let’s start with the design and overall looks of the instrument.
On the surface, it looks a lot like its bigger brother, the Motif XF workstation. There’s actually, a massive resemblance between the two. But understandably, there are some downgrades here and there, to make the MOXF8 lighter and more affordable.
One of these is on the chassis, where you’ll find that Yamaha chooses plastic. By doing this, Yamaha significantly reduces the weight of the MOXF8. So, making it much more lightweight than its older sibling.
Yamaha also placed the Modulation and Pitch wheels at the upper-left side of the panel. They also took the power unit out of the chassis. And chose to use an external adaptor instead.
All these factors add up to a really brilliant workstation that’s not only good looking but very portable