Yamaha M0XF8 88-Key Synthesizer Workstation

Eric Price

The latest evolution of Yamaha's successful MOX keyboard lineup is comprised of two new models, the 88key MOXF8 and the 61-key MOXF6. It's the flash card option that lends the products the "F" in their names, and for this review, I got to try out the MOXF8 with the 512 MB flash card expansion. (There is also a 1 GB flash option available.) The 88-note keybed highlights Yamaha's Graded Hammer Action (GHS in Yamaha parlance), with heavier touch in the bottom and lighter touch in the top. On that note, all in, the keyboard weighed in at a mere 33 lbs. This sure got my attention before even having turned it on! As for the sound engine, we are dealing with an impressive 128-note polyphony utilizing the same sound engine as Yamaha's top-notch Motif XF workstations. At its disposal are 741 MB of waveform ROM with 3,977 different waveforms. A couple of waveform highlights are the samples of Yamaha's finest grand pianos, a 9-ft. CFIIIS and a 7-ft. S6. All sounds are compatible with both Motif and MOX libraries - very cool. Expandability by way of the optional flash card allows for other sounds and libraries to be added, with several free collections available from Yamaha.

Journal Canadian Musician
Year 2014
Volume 36
Issue 3
Pages 20

Price, Eric (2014) Yamaha M0XF8 88-Key Synthesizer Workstation. In: Canadian Musician, Vol. 36, No. 3, pp. 20. Available at https://openmusiclibrary.org/article/519546/.


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