Family shootout: Motif XF vs. Motif XS

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Family shootout: Motif XF vs. Motif XS

Postby LIMARstudio » Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:25 pm

I suggest to compare analogous sound banks of these two instruments.
Here's part I of drum set (Motif XS):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcSb9oXlEw8

Is any XF-user here? Yes, it's a challenge 8-)
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Re: Family shootout: Motif XF vs. Motif XS

Postby LIMARstudio » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:08 pm

Here's the second part of the test:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wg0z110MVbI
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Re: Family shootout: Motif XF vs. Motif XS

Postby _dan » Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:48 am

Hi, I have the motif xs rack and the motif xf 8. The soundbanks are either identical or splitting hairs similar. The improvements are laid out pretty clear on the Yamaha motif site, worth a look when deciding. I love my motif xf, but having only used the xs rack prior I couldnt say whether the upgrade from an xs workstation to a xf workstation is worth it.
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Re: Family shootout: Motif XF vs. Motif XS

Postby LIMARstudio » Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:27 am

I remember, Yamaha announcing the XS was talking about one extra-bank of voice sound (128 pcs.) and also a bank of 128 new performances. Is it really as unhearable as you say? I'm really confused...
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Re: Family shootout: Motif XF vs. Motif XS

Postby _dan » Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:54 pm

There are quite a few patches in the motif, so its entirely possible that i just missed the new bank, all of the patches that were on my xs rack that i compared to the xf8 are as described above, the xfs are likely to be in guitar centers by now so you could give a listen yourself. I did not inventory all of the patches or compare every single one.
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