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Yamaha Motif ES6 Music Production Synthesizer

Yamaha Motif ES6 Music Production Synthesizer

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Yamaha Motif ES6 Music Production Synthesizer
Includes a power cord

About This Keyboard

This keyboard came to us on trade and is in excellent condition. Every button, knob and slider works exactly as it should. The screen is bright and clear and all of the keys play perfectly. Cosmetically it is above average with just a few scuffs and scratches here and there mostly on the end caps. You can also see in the photos that the middle E key has a small chip on the bottom side that has no effect at all on the functionality. It also has the newest firmware version 1.08 already installed and includes a power cord. Be sure to watch the video for more details on the condition.


Unprecedented performance and expressive control.

The Yamaha MOTIF ES6 61-Key Music Production Synthesizer is armed with a huge 175MB wave ROM and an enhanced soundset of 1,859 waveforms for the MOTIF's 1,024 voices and 65 drum kits. The enhanced tone generator chip offers true 128-note polyphony, and a powerful synth engine provides extended parameter options and faster, more precise envelope control. Effects include 20 reverb and 49 chorus/delay types, 8 mastering effects including multiband compression, and a 5-band master EQ. An advanced Phrase Factory arpeggiator with realtime loop remix capability plus parameters such as Swing, Velocity, and Quantize let you easily modify preset arpeggios. Overall expressiveness of the instrument has been expanded with the Mega Voice system, a technology that makes it possible to include all the nuances of an instrument in the sample. It integrates seamlessly with a DAW via its USB connection. A USB To Device port connects to USB storage devices.


  • 61 keys
  • Largest wave ROM of any workstation keyboard (175MB)
  • Enhanced soundset of 1,859 waveforms
  • 1,024 voices plus 65 drum kits
  • 128-note polyphony
  • Newly developed synth engine provides new parameters and faster, more precise envelope control
  • 20 reverb types and 49 chorus/delay types
  • 8 types of mastering effects including multiband compression
  • 5-band master EQ
  • Advanced Phrase Factory arpeggiator
  • Mega Voice system for samples that include all of the subtle nuances of an instrument


  • Keyboard:
  • 61 keys, FS Keyboard (Initial Touch/Aftertouch)
  • Tone Generator:
  • AWM2 (complying with the Modular Synthesis Plug-in System)
  • Polyphony:
  • 128 notes + the polyphony of the Plug-in Board (if installed)
  • Multi Timbral Capacity:
  • 16 parts (internal) + 3 or more Plug-in Board parts (1 for each Single Plug-in Board; 16 for Multi Plug-in Board), Audio Input parts (A/D, AIEB2, mLAN*) * 4 stereo parts
  • Wave:
  • 175MB (when converted to 16- bit linear format), 1859 waveforms
  • Voices:
  • Preset: 768 normal voices + 64 drum kits
  • GM: 128 normal voices + 1 drum kit
  • User: 128 x 2 (Bank 1: Original, Bank 2: Picked up from Preset) normal voice + 32 drum kits
  • Plug-in Preset: PLG150-AN/DX/PF/DR/PC: 64, PLG150-VL: 192
  • Plug-in User: 64 for each Plug-in slot
  • Plug-in Voices:
  • Preset for the PLG150-AN/DX/PF/DR/PC: 64
  • Preset for the PLG150-VL: 192
  • User: 64 for each Plug-in slot
  • Performances:
  • 128 User (up to 4 parts)
  • Filter:
  • 18 types
  • Effect System:
  • Reverb: 20 types
  • Chorus: 49 types
  • Insertion: (A,B) x 116 types x 8 blocks
  • Master Effect: 8 types
  • Master Equalizer: 5 bands
  • Part EQ: 3 bands, stereo
  • Plug-in Insertion: Available when the PLG100-VH has been installed into slot 1
  • Expandability:
  • 3 slots for Modular Synthesis Plug-in Boards
  • Sampling Block
  • Samples:
  • Up to 1024 Waveforms (Multi Samples)
  • Up to 128 Key Banks per Waveform
  • Up to 4096 Key Banks
  • Sampling Sources:
  • Analog input L/R
  • Stereo output (Resampling)
  • Digital/Optical (available when the AIEB2 has been installed)
  • mLAN (available when the mLAN16E has been installed)
  • A/D Conversion:
  • 20 bit, 64 x oversampling
  • D/A Conversion:
  • 24 bit, 128 x oversampling
  • Sampling Data Bits:
  • 16
  • Sampling Frequencies:
  • 44.1kHz, 22.05kHz, 11.025kHz, 5.5125kHz (Stereo/Mono)
  • * Sampling frequencies of 48kHz, 44.1kHz, and 32kHz can be input digitally when the AIEB2 is installed.
  • * Sampling frequencies of 44.1kHz (fixed) can be input digitally when the mLAN16E is installed.
  • Memory:
  • Optionally installed, expandable to 512MB (256MB DIMM x 2 slots)
  • Sample Lengths:
  • Mono: 32 MB, Stereo: 64MB
  • Sampling Time:
  • 44.1kHz: 6 min. 20 sec.
  • 22.05kHz: 12 min. 40 sec.
  • 11.025kHz: 25 min. 20 sec.
  • 5.0125kHz: 55 min. 40 sec.
  • * Mono/Stereo
  • Sample Formats:
  • Original format
  • WAV
  • AIFF
  • A3000/4000/5000/SU700 format (loadable only)
  • AKAI S1000/S3000 format (loadable only)
  • Sequencer Block
  • Note Capacity:
  • Approximately 226,000 notes
  • Note Resolution:
  • 480 ppq (parts per quarter note)
  • Maximum Polyphony:
  • 124 notes
  • Tracks:
  • Pattern Mode: 16 phrase tracks
  • Pattern Chain Mode: Pattern track, Tempo track, Scene track
  • Song Mode: 16 sequence tracks (Loop on/off can be set for each track), Tempo track, Scene track
  • Patterns:
  • 64 patterns (x 16 sections)
  • Measures: 256 maximum
  • Phrases:
  • Preset: 687
  • User: 256 per pattern
  • Songs:
  • 64 songs
  • Arpeggio:
  • Preset: 1787 types
  • User: 256 types
  • * MIDI Sync, MIDI transmit/receive channel, Velocity Limit, and Note Limit can be set.
  • Sequence Format:
  • Original format, SMF format 0, 1 (Format 1 load only)
  • Master:
  • User: 128
  • * 4 Zones (Master keyboard settings), Assignable Knob/Slider settings, Program Change Table
  • Software:
  • Sequence Software compatible with the Remote Control function
  • * For Windows
  • SQ01 V2, Cubase SX, SONAR 2.0, Multi Part Editor for MOTIF-RACK, Multi Part Editor for MOTIF ES
  • * For Macintosh
  • Logic 5.5, Digital Performance 3.1
  • Controllers:
  • Pitch Bend wheel, Modulation wheel, Ribbon Controller, Assignable Control Sliders (4), Assignable Knobs (4), Data dial
  • Display:
  • 240 x 64 dot graphic backlit LCD
  • External Memory:
  • SmartMedia (3.3V)
  • Connectors:
  • OUTPUT L/MONO, R (standard phone jack)
  • ASSIGNABLE OUTPUT L, R (standard phone jack)
  • AD INPUT L, R (standard phone jack)
  • PHONES (standard stereo phone jack)
  • Power Consumption:
  • 38W
  • Dimensions:
  • 41-1/4 (W) x 15-1/2 (D) x 5-3/8 (H) inches
  • Weight:
  • 34.2 lbs.

It is important to remember that when buying a used keyboard it may not operate or look exactly like a new one. Used keyboards develop wear over time that can cause such items as function buttons, knobs, sliders etc. to fail to operate as smoothly or easily as when they were new. Our technician does check these items and if they are deemed unusable they are replaced but some function buttons may require more pressure or manipulation to make the appropriate changes. Cosmetically your used keyboard may have scuffs, scratches, cracks to plastic pieces, discolored keys or other visual impairments that might not show up in the photos. We try to mention any obvious visual imperfections but may not consider them serious enough to post in the listing.