Yamaha Tyros 4 Arranger vs. Yamaha Motif XF Synth

by MJ

Yamaha Tyros vs Yamaha Motif

Yamaha Tyros vs Yamaha Motif

This is the thread for Yamaha Tyros 4 vs. Motif XF and I'm sure it will be interesting considering that both have their loyalists.

The Tyros 4 is a great arranger but has limited programming abilities compared to the Motif.

So if you are a studio guy and like to create from scratch then you will definitely like the Motif. The Tyros won't have sampling, no pattern sequencer, no multichannel Firewire audio interface...enough reasons to put-off anybody who is keen to create his own unique sounds.

On the other hand if you are a performance guy, like simulating a live band, and want the instruments to sound as real as possible, then you will like the Tyros. You have more control over the performance related nuances on the Tyros compared to other keyboards.

Here's a video performance that incorporates the Tyros and the Motif





Tyros and Motif are the flagship products from the Yamaha brand. If you have been playing keyboards for some time and thinking of an upgrade, you need to understand that the Tyros is an arranger workstation, whereas the Motif is a Synth Workstation.

The Tyros is a great arranger but has limited programming abilities compared to the Motif. Motif gives you more and better effects, as well as other music creation/editing tools.

On the other hand, if you are live performer / singer, you'll mostly prefer an advanced arranger because of their chord recognition feature, top class accompaniments that can be readily used, and the vocal processor which is really useful if you're a singer or have a singer in your band.

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Dec 27, 2013
after 1 since i bought my Motif xf7
by: Anonymous

Now it is has been a year since i bought my XF7 i only use it as a sound generator while do all the recording things with my DAW! For me Daw is more reliable and gives me a larger recording, editing capabilities .......

Mar 02, 2013
Pro Keyboards?
by: Sharmin

But then there's also a set of people who think that Yamaha keyboards, in general are not really pro keyboards. They may have some of the best acoustic and orchestral sounds, but when it comes to synth sounds, there are other better ones out there.

Irrespective of whether you buy a Tyros or a Motif, if this is going to be your first Yamaha keyboard, you can expect a steep learning curve.

Sep 28, 2012
Yamaha Tyros vs Yamaha Motif Synth
by: Jim

That's the thing. There is no point buying a top of the line workstation if you don't like to spend lot of time tweaking things and trying to get that unique sound that nobody else has.

It might look impressive initially, but over a period of time, you will end up using a fraction of the features available, unless you do arranging / studio composing work full-time.

Sep 27, 2012
Motif vs Tyros
by: Anonymous

I have just bought my Motif xf7, impressive! But i miss the "easy to use" tyros!

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