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  1. mark
  3. Wednesday, 25 September 2019
I have encountered an issue as I attempt to connect a motif fx8 to my pc running windows 10. The overall goal is to get the motif fx8 to be recognized as the midi controlling device to control vsts, and record audio in Cubase 9 le AI elements.

Yamaha WH Motif XF8: Firmware Version 1.50.4. Kernel Version 2.6.10_mvl401-1.1.1. Contents Version 1.50.4

PC: CyberPowerPC. Intel Core i7-7700k @ 4.2GHz. 16GB RAM. 64 bit operating system. Running windows 10 Home 2019. Strix Soar Sound Card.

I've installed: Yamaha Steinberg USB Driver V1.10.4 for windows. MOTIF XF Extension.exe. Also Motif XF8 VST Editor Standalone.

At this time I connect the USB cord to the XF8 To Host, and then to the PC and get the chime a usb has been connected. The XF8 shows up in device manager but shows no Driver present. I run the find driver searches on pc and then windows internet option, and no driver can be found.

After hours of google. Yamaha support/driver page, and youtube, I arrive here and ask the members of the forum for help. I would GREATLY APPRECIATE any assistance, guidance and direction.

Thank You,
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Bad Mister
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Thanks for the question, and welcome to YamahaSynth.

Thanks for providing the details... first thing we see is that you have the wrong Driver. The Motif XF does not use the Yamaha Steinberg USB Diver.

The Driver you want is the Yamaha USB-MIDI Driver version 3.1.4 for Windows
You can find it: HERE The Official Yamaha Motif XF Download page
  1. more than a month ago
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I received this response from Yamaha IT, almost immediately. Thank You John H!
I had tried several version of the driver sent as a link and solution, but this one worked. Now onto getting Cubase talking with XF8 past audio input.

Yamaha Support This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. via rifp6c4963hqc0mh.lrngp.3-f1zeae.na135.bnc.salesforce.com

3:51 PM (41 minutes ago)

Hi Mark,

Thank you for contacting Yamaha Support.

The XF doesn't use that driver.

here is the link to the WIN10 Driver:


. Click Save as.

3. Make sure the keyboard is turned on and connected to your computer with the USB AB cable.

4. Once it is downloaded- Click on the folder, then click on the folder inside.

5. Click Setup- follow the prompts and the driver will install.

I hope you've found this helpful. If you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to let me know.

Best regards,

John H
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