Yamaha MOXF8 88-key Synthesizer Workstation

88-key Synth Workstation with GHS Keybed, MOTIF XF Sound Engine, DAW and VST Control, Multichannel USB Audio Interface, Onboard Sequencing, Flash Expansion Slot, and DAW/VST Software Bundle
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The MOXF8: Fortified with a Decade of MOTIF Innovation

The Yamaha MOXF8 is better than ever! Yamaha fortified their popular MOX workstation with more great sounds and effects and even added a Flash board option slot. You get a massive arsenal of instrument voices including pianos, EPs, strings, winds, orchestral textures, guitars, basses, and drums, as well as a bevy of vintage and modern synth sounds. MOXF8 gives you Yamaha's expressive 88-key Graded Hammer Action keyboard, a potent MIDI controller with extensive DAW and VST control, a multichannel USB audio interface, robust sequencing, a plethora of arpeggiators, and a muscular software bundle. Trust Sweetwater — you'll find the Yamaha MOXF8 downright inspirational.

Never run out of sounds again

Building on the impressive power and playability of the original MOX Series, Yamaha's MOXF Series keyboard workstations offer you an unbelievable palette of production-quality sounds. MOXF8 packs a soundset from the MOTIF XF, a whopping 741MB of waveforms. There are 136 new voices including the superb S6 grand piano, keyboard sounds such as clavinets and organs, and a range of new sounds from genres as diverse as orchestral and hip-hop. Create vintage analog and modern digital synth sounds using MOXF8's 8-element Voices, 18 filter types, and exhaustive effects section. MOXF8 gives you access to all the sounds you need for live performance and music production in a dizzying array of styles. Factor in its Flash board expansion option and the fact that it's compatible with both MOTIF XF and MOX data, and the MOXF8 puts a huge collection of sounds, sample libraries, and optional software at your fingertips.

Yamaha-quality sounds you won't have to tweak

You simply have to respect the wonderful collection of sounds Yamaha packed into the MOXF Series. As you can expect from Yamaha, each of the sounds were expertly crafted down to the finest detail, so you can call up any preset you like and never have to worry about tweaking your tone. Add to that a full complement of VCM-based effects and processors, and you'll never run out of creative possibilities. And if you need more sounds, you can always pick up an aftermarket Flash Board expansion, such as Inspiration In A Flash or the CP1 piano, for up to 1GB of additional wave ROM.

Tight software integration

Fusing Yamaha's MOTIF technology with USB computer integration, MOXF8 brings world-class MOTIF music production to a new generation of artists. A single USB cable lets you fully integrate both audio and MIDI with your Mac or PC. With MOXF8, you'll find new creative uses for your favorite music software. MOXF8 ships with a music production software bundle that makes it easy to integrate with your computer setup. This includes Yamaha's MOXF Editor for detailed voice and mixing parameter editing, the MOXF Remote Editor, a handy tool for editing and creating control templates for your favorite VST instruments, and Remote Tools, which makes integration with Cubase DAW software a breeze.

Awesome effects to spice up your music

MOXF8 boasts a broad selection of effects for both internal sounds and for use with the A/D inputs, giving you access to the same effects found in Yamaha's professional digital recording consoles. The MOXF8 also includes the award-winning REV-X reverb, so you can polish your vocals and instruments with tasty ambience.

Yamaha MOXF8 88-key Synth Workstation Features:

  • An amazing workstation with a massive soundset and computer connectivity
  • More than 256 Performances to spark your musical inspiration
  • Expressive 88-key Graded Hammer Action keyboard
  • Virtual Circuitry Modeling (VCM) effects
  • 7,981 arpeggiator patterns and 4-part interactive arpeggio engine
  • Comprehensive sequencer (including step recording)
  • Built-in 4-in/2-out USB Audio/MIDI interface
  • Bundled with YC-3B Organ Emulator soft synth, Prologue analog synth, and Cubase AI7
  • Advanced Integration with Mac/PC

Additional Media

Yamaha Updates MOXF Workstation Series Operating System to v1.12
Yamaha Updates MOXF with iOS Support
MOXF: The Next Generation

Tech Specs

Sound Engine Type(s) AWM2 with Expanded Articulation
Number of Keys 88
Type of Keys GHS
Other Controllers 1 x Pitchbend, 1 x Mod Wheel, 8 x Assignable Knobs
Polyphony 128 Notes
Wave Memory 741MB
Number of Presets 1152 Normal Voices, 72 Drum Kits
Expansion 1 x USB Memory Expansion Slot
Number of Effects 97
Effects Types Reverb, Chorus, Vocoder, EQ
Arpeggiator Yes
Audio Playback USB, Internal 4-track Playback (RAM)
Sequencer 16-track
Audio Inputs 2 x TS
Audio Outputs 2 x TS
USB 1 x Type A, 1 x Type B
MIDI I/O In/Out/Thru
Pedal Inputs 1 x Controller, 1 x Foot Switch, 1 x Sustain
Power Supply PA-150
Height 6.61"
Width 51.97"
Depth 15.94"
Weight 32.85 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number MOXF8

Customer Reviews

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The Best Workstation Today for the Price!

I was pleased when I bought this keyboard - but after having it for almost a year now, it's time to really sing it's praises! First, the sounds. Incredible. Beautiful. An entire library of great, USABLE sounds including lots of drum kits! Not only that, but with the expansion board and the waveform software you can roll your own sounds and load them up. Next, the sequencer. There is both a song sequencer and a pattern sequencer, and both are 16 channel sequencers with a well-thought out interface and lots of possible ways to use it with other gear. The only drawback I've found with the sequencer is that you'll run out of song memory quickly - it only holds about 5-8 fully sequenced songs in memory, which is really strange considering how much sample memory there is. I wanted to load all my gig sequences in memory, but that's not happening. Not a biggie tho, because you can load them from USB or use an iPad to run sequences into the MOXF, which is what I do.The keyboard itself is good. Great? Debatable. I've heard some folks don't like the feel, saying it's too hard on their hands. It doesn't bother me, and I like the feel, so I'm okay with it. The lack of aftertouch is a drag - but keeping the price down makes up for that. When you first get this keyboard, you will be overwhelmed by all of the options and configuration possibilities. It took me a few weeks to really get around it, and even now I still don't know how to create my own arpeggios or create/load my own samples. But I will, when I get time! The bottom line is that there isn't a workstation in this price range that can compete with all that you get with the MOXF. I love it so much I bought the MOXF6 as well, which doesn't have the weighted keys and works well for organ/synth lead stuff. It also provides me with a backup should one go down during a gig. Overall, this thing is a monster and nothing compares right now to it's price, or it's functionality. The Montage series is out now, but waaay more than the MOXF price-wise. If you want one keyboard that can fully produce songs in just about any style, this can do it. You could make an instrumental record with this box and nothing else. In this age of vintage-is-better, analog prissy-ness, Yamaha keeps doing what it does best - creating musical instruments for real music professionals and hobbyists that open worlds of possibility.
Music background: Pro keyboardist and Music/Film Producer

Amazing Studio Piano

I recently purchased the MOXF8 for my recording studio hear in Michigan. I'm a singer/songwriter and guitar player and on occasion use a keyboard to embellish my tracks. When I first set down and played a few chords and experimented with the various musical possibilities with this instrument I was truly amazed. I'm recording a local piano player/ songwriter, vocalist right now and she absolutely loves this piano. She thought the play action was great and the sounds on her tracks sound really world class. Thanks Jeff Law for all your help in directing my search for a great studio piano. I'm very pleased.
Music background: Professional singer/songwriter

What The "F" Did They Do To The MOX6 And MOX8???

What the "F" did they do? Isn't it obvious!? Thus the "F" interfix between "MOX" and 6 or 8! They must have noticed the "Michael Jackson" looks of Korg's Kross models and upped the ante! The instrument panels are entirely identical compared to the MOX6 and MOX8, of course but they added style to these square-rigged Yamahas! Though more than twice as expensive as the DGX-650, the MOXF8 is over 12 pounds lighter. Yamaha really put that much-needed piece of the puzzle missing into the MOX by doubling the maximum note polyphony! And with much more sounds, performances and perhaps more effects, the "F"-type Yamaha MOX appears to have almost everything the Motif XF has minus the control sliders and the large color display... for half the price! I love it!
Music background: Hobbyist, composer, pianist, accordionist

Don't forget "Studio integration out of the box"

A Motif XF can't route streams of audio to your DAW "out of the box". You must buy and install the optional Firewire card which is basically useful only for Apple Mac owners since Windows computers typically don't have compatible Firewire interfaces. The MOX can route audio to your DAW over USB "out of the box", but has half the voice polyphony (64), less simultaneous effects, lacks the Motif XF voices, and can't play 2 track audio from USB flash. The MX can route audio to your DAW over USB "out of the box", has 128 voice polyphony, can play 2 track audio from USB flash, but has less simultaneous effects, lacks the Motif XF voices, and lacks the Motif XF sequencer. THE MOXF FIXES EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!! The MOXF has all of the key features together at my price point. What about no Motif XF sliders and color display? I have an iPad with a MIDI interface for that. DONE.
Music background: Church worship band leader, Recording musician


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