Korg Kronos vs Yamaha Motif XF

Korg Kronos vs Yamaha Motif XF

I see many searches about a review betweet the Kronos and the Motif.
Korg and Yamaha are competitors to eachother like Apple vs Microsoft. One moment Yamaha is ahead of their competition the other moment Korg is.

Well, let’s put a few facts and specs next to eachother

Feature Motif Kronos
Tone Generator AWM2, with Expanded Articulation Synthesis Types: 9
SGX-1 Premium Piano (Acoustic Piano)
EP-1 MDS Electric Piano (Electric Piano)
HD-1 High Definition Synthesizer (PCM Virtual Memory Technology)
AL-1 Analog Synthesizer (Analog Modeling)
CX-3 Tonewheel Organ (Tonewheel Organ Modeling)
STR-1 Plucked String (Physical Modeling)
MOD-7 Waveshaping VPM Synthesizer (VPM Synthesis)
MS-20EX (CMT Analog Modeling)
PolysixEX (CMT Analog Modeling)
Polyphony 128 SGX-1: 100 voices*3
EP-1: 104 voices
HD-1: 140 voices
AL-1: 80 voices
CX-3: 200 voices
STR-1: 40 voices
MOD-7: 52 voices
MS-20EX: 40 voices
PolysixEX: 180 voices
Wave rom 741 MB (when converted to
16-bit linear format),
3,977 waveforms
SGX-1 Premium piano: more than 4 GB in samples from SSD. 8 layers, choice of opening angle of the tail of the piano
314 MB (ROM 1,505 multisamples, 1388 drum samples)
Outputs OUTPUT L/MONO, R (standard phone jack)
ASSIGNABLE OUTPUT L, R (standard phone jack)
A/D INPUT L, R (standard phone jack)
DIGITAL OUT PHONES (standard stereo phone jack)
FOOT CONTROLLER 1, 2
FOOT SWITCH x 2 (SUSTAIN, ASSIGNABLE)
MIDI IN/OUT/THRU
USB (TO HOST, TO DEVICE)
AC IN
ETHERNET (100BASE-TX)
IEEE1394 (available when the FW16E has been installed)
L/MONO, R: 1/4” Balanced; 170 ohms Stereo; 85 ohms Mono (L/MONO Only)
Individual 1-4: 1/4” Balanced; 170 ohms Stereo; 85 ohms Mono
Headphones
S/P DIF
USB-B: Audio Inputs 1 and 2
S/P DIF: Optical, 24-bit
USB-B: 24-bit, 48 kHz, 2 channels
Damper pedal (half damper supported),
assignable switch,
assignable pedal
MIDI: In, Out, Thru
USB: USB A (TYPE A) x 2 (external USB devices)
USB B
2 USB high-speed ports (supports 480Mbps)

So as you can see, this new Kronos workstation is a game changer. With its new Solid State drive, a massive 4GB piano, a nice big touchscreen (Yamaha XF no touchscreen, come on ;) ) and of course as everyone by now knows: the 9 synth engines for a price that is around 450 dollars/euros higher than the XF.