Not as great as I hoped
By: Jovan Davis from ohio
There's absolutely no reason to buy anything else (for $1299)
By: Joseph Seraphine Amadeus Bumaco from Madagascar
What is your overall opinion of this product?
One heck of a bang for the buck. I owned Motif S6, MO6, MM6, XF6 and just lately the MOX6. I do not own the MOXF, because it's not out yet, but everything else from my current arsenal (Korg M3, Korg PA 600, Roland Fantom X) is going back to local store to get this baby. It has everything I need, plus the extra cash?!
What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music?
Not too long ago I had reviewed the MOX. The quality of the casing felt plasticky and cheep. I don't expect much improvement on this here.
Ease of Use
How user friendly is it? Would it work well for a beginner, intermediate or experienced player?
It is definitely user friendly. It is complex, and will give you plenty of reasons to scratch your head and get the manual, but we want depth and complexity, don't we? Sure it's good for beginners, if they are serious about learning.
Are the features on the product what you were expecting? What are your favorite features?
How is the sound quality? How does the sound compare to other products you've use?
Superb! If it's the XF engine (with 8 insert effects now, instead of three), then it's the best. Come on, Korg and Roland won't even come close producing convincing guitar licks and phrases. I'm a guitarist, but when I sequence, I often lay down 2-3 tracks of (Motif Arp) rhythm to solo over with my Ibanez and when mixing down I catch myself keeping them! Keys are sweeeeeet. Synths are warm and fuzzy, and you have 8 freaking elements per voice and LFO and filter galore to tweak while mixing.
How is the feel of the keys? Are the controls laid out well?
Controls are fine, keys are OK. I've read some websites say it is weighted synth action (like the Motif XF??? Seriously, I am having a hard time to believe it), others say it's unweighted, like the MOX .
Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range?
The Motif XF is already a great deal for about $2400, right? The MOX was a steal for &1100, and for $1299 this MOXF is a sin not to own it.
Retailers will have a hard time the keep them in stock for months to come