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#1280552 - 10/04/09 01:36 PM Yamaha Motif 8, Roland Fantom X8, or Korg Triton Studio 88?
Yatzek Offline
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Registered: 10/03/09
Posts: 3
Hi everybody, I'm a new user here and I'd like You to help me in this hard decision.
I saw some similar topics here, but the point is to let you know what I need in my workstation, so You could tell me which one would be a good choice for me.
I've posted this message on some other forum, but I didn't get the answer yet.
Let's get straight to it:

I think it's about time to buy myself a professional music equipment. I'm strongly confused about those 3 workstations. Each of these is soooo good, that I'd like to buy them all, but my financial status is not big enough
A very relevant aspect is a good sound. My workstation should work on WAVe files, because I want to master the sequences on a computer. Therefore, a good and easy compatibility with the computer is very important to me. I don't want to use it to play it, but primarily, to compose and use it as a sampler.

Do you know some known producers workin on some of these workstations? Cuz I've seen Timbaland working on Triton, I know that Scott Storch is using a Motif and I've heard some sounds from Fantom in Sean Paul's songs.
Korg Triton has one of the best music keyboards outthere, Yamaha Motif is said to have a great instrument's sound and Roland Fantom is the only series which has 16 dynamic pads just like an MPC, so it makes the drums sound very realistic! Some people say that Triton is mostly used in R'n'B/Pop industry, Motif does a great job in electronic music and Fantom is a perfect machine for hip-hop productions because of the dynamic pads and interface.

Anyway - I would like somebody to help me decide, and that's why I have a BIG request for all the users, tell me something about the useful options of these machines. Here are some features which I find the most important and which I'd like to be discussed:
*best sampler (slicing etc)
*clear sequencer
*biggest memory
*biggest sound bank
*easiest connection to the computer and file transfer (USB - because I'd like to have an option which allows to transfer the samples from the computer to the workstation and after the work, to save the finished sequences back on the computer)
*best keys
*biggest effects bank
*compatibility with *.wav files

Your help will be highly appreciated wink

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#1280809 - 10/04/09 09:35 PM Re: Yamaha Motif 8, Roland Fantom X8, or Korg Triton Studio 88? [Re: Yatzek]
henrik Offline
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Registered: 07/14/08
Posts: 150
Loc: malaysia
*best sampler (slicing etc) - Fantom X8
*clear sequencer - All are good, but different. Fantom X8 being more friendly and 'clear'
*biggest memory - FantomX8/MotifXS8
*biggest sound bank - Motif XS8
*easiest connection to the computer and file transfer (USB - because I'd like to have an option which allows to transfer the samples from the computer to the workstation and after the work, to save the finished sequences back on the computer)- don't know
*best keys - subjective, they are all good but different
*biggest effects bank - XS8 has more dsps
*compatibility with *.wav files - all are, im sure

advantage of Fantom is its SRX expansion support. Loading samples in Motif or any keyboard is slow. But there's basically no waiting time to load SRX. and fantom X8 is now very cheap
CLP330 | Motif XS6 | Roland V-Synth

#1281029 - 10/05/09 07:29 AM Re: Yamaha Motif 8, Roland Fantom X8, or Korg Triton Studio 88? [Re: henrik]
Yatzek Offline
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Registered: 10/03/09
Posts: 3
Thank You very much Henrik!
In fact I didn't mean the Motif XS8, but the older - Motif ES8, produced in 2003 smile
But yeah, in fact my choice for today would be Roland Fantom X8.
Maybe some other people would know how to confirm my choice or suggest other workstation? smile please do the same thing as Hernik did, with that matching the keyboards to the different aspects smile
PS: sorry about my English but I'm not from the English-speaking country. Peace!


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