Originally posted by Alexcremers:
And I loved the feel its keyboard so much that I\'m almost thinking of buying this thing. IMO, it has the best keyboard with 88 weighted keys I\'ve tried so far. I was very impressed. Also, with the two controller wheels of obviously high quality, touch pad and four control sliders this synth looks like THE ultimate master keyboard. It\'s a flagship and it\'s definitely build like one!
However, there\'s one problem. The Yamaha Motif ES8 is pretty expensive and if I\'m only going to use it as a controller and not for its software (sounds, sampling), then this could be looked upon as a little crazy. To tell the truth, I didn\'t even switched the power on to listen to one of the presets. Why should I? But for all of you who are looking for a better master keyboard, the Motif ES8 is worth of checking out. I guess it being made in Japan makes all the difference.