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Contents The new Yamaha DTX-MULTI 12 2 Firmware Version 2.0 for Tenori-On CP1 and FM synthesis S70 XS / S90 XS Quick Guide

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MOTIF XS Workshop: Creating sound libraries with Mix Voices Part 2 15 MOTIF Know How: Frequently asked questions and their answers! 19 Sounds & Goodies Imprint 22 32

DTX-MULTI 12 E-Drum-Pad par excellence

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MULTI-Level, MULTI-Play, and MULTI-Purpose the Yamaha DTX-MULTI 12

Drummers, Producers, DJs, and beginners and experts alike will all welcome the superb new DTX- MULTI 12 from Yamaha. The most powerful all-in-one percussion device ever created, it brings the professional power, sound and creativity of the acclaimed high end DTX range to musicians at a highly affordable price. The understanding of musicians needs are immedia tely apparent when you power up the DTX- MULTI12 and with its powerful inbuilt module and twelve on board percussion pads the device is completely selfcon tained. Its bursting with many of the high end features that characterise the DTX range and will be the choice of professional drummers the world over.

A perfect tool for live performance, production or practice its expected the instrument will have much broader appeal beyond the drumming fraternity. Feature packed, the DTX- MULTI 12 boasts over 1200 stunning voices in high quality covering drums, percussion and keyboard sounds, many drawn from Yamahas professional MOTIF synthesizer range and many completely new. Up to 200 custom set ups can also be created and stored with ease to suit any musical context using all internal sounds and 42 types of effects. Alternatively additional sounds can be loaded and stored into the onboard 64MB of memory and allocated to any pad for total customisation.

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For established drummers the DTX- MULTI 12 will bring a huge new sound set and performance capability to current set-ups and compliment any musical setting. The unit is designed to easily integrate into

own patterns and assign them to pads. A sophisticated click track function also allows players to control the unit instantly, ideal for live shows. The DTX- MULTI 12 is perfect for computer musicians too, functioning as an excellent input device. Connectivity is simplicity itself via a single USB cable. The included CUBASE AI5 DAW software facilitates the recording and extensive editing of MIDI data, it can also function as a high quality sample playback device with 64MB of flash ROM on board. For live use, the pads feel great and allow creative freedom, they can be played with sticks, hands, fingers and palms, totally responding to every dynamic nuance and for added creative power. Hi-Hat controllers and kick pedal pads can be added if you wish to use the DTX- MULTI 12 as a compact stand alone electronic drum kit.

an existing acoustic set up or act as a stand alone unit. DTX- MULTI 12 will also prove invaluable to composers thanks to the included Cubase AI 5 which facilitates quick and easy computer connectivity. Performing at the highest level for pro players, a wide range of play modes ensure it can adapt to any style, up to four voices can be assigned to a single pad for simultaneous or sequential playback and a wide range of dynamic options are made available. Versatility is enhanced with 128 on-board phrase patterns covering a wide variety of styles and users can also record their

For further information visit: http://www.yamahasynth.com/products/electronic_ drums/dtx_multi12/ Heres where you can try a virtual DTX-MULTI 12: http://www.yamahasynth.com/jp/library/virtual_dtx_ multi12/virtual.html

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Firmware Version 2.0 for Tenori-On


The innovative Yamaha Tenori-On has captured the imagination of creative musicians and performers bringing new dimensions and thought processes to music con struction. The recent announcement from Yamaha of the more affordable orange variant demon strates the excitement that continues to surround this instrument. Yamaha engineers have conti nued to work with Japanese media artist, Toshio Iwai, to evolve this unique instrument even further. Winter NAMM Show 2010 sees the release of the high ly anticipated Version 2.0 firmware. This user installable firmware update for both TNR-W and TNR-O further enhances the Tenori-On experience with the following new features and operational improvements. Tighter operation Through internal software refinements the Yamaha engineers have successfully improved the overall processing performance, giving the Tenori-On player the experience of a tighter and more instantaneous real-time performance instrument. Improved MIDI sync A high percentage of TenoriOn owners use their instrument in conjunction with a computer-based DAW. This combination gives maximum sonic versatility. The new Version 2.0 firmware now responds to the F2 MIDI Song Position Pointer message allowing it to be seamlessly integrated into all popular DAW systems. Global Mute Its now simple to globally mute the Tenori-On audio output for all tracks by using R4 and L1 top panel buttons. This allows performers, especially when using the Tenori-On with a DAW, to create dramatic mutes (and unmutes) via shortcut keys, without having to enter the deeper menu architecture of the Tenori-On.
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Reset Loop Timing When changing loop speeds and accessing the unique Tenori-On layer loop points, its possible to have different tracks running out of sync with each other. This can create a unique musical feel however, at some musical moment, its good to be able to reset all loop points. In the original Tenori-On firmware this feature was buried deep within the menu structures. However, with Version 2.0, this is now available from the top panel buttons. Simply by hitting the combination of L4 and R1 all tracks will reset to their original loop timing points. User Scale A feature that has been highly requested by the Tenori-On enthusiasts is the ability to expand and edit the instruments global note scaling. Rather than being confined to a range of 16 consecutive notes per layer, its now possible to create a global User Scale allowing different notes from different octaves to be accessed and sequenced within one single layer. This new function will open up many new musical dimensions for the Tenori-On player as any note can now be assigned to a layer. Swing With a new Swing function implemented in Version 2.0 its now possible to give the entire in strument a new level of musical feel. With a -23/+23 swing parameter its also possible to fine tune this feel using the jog wheel in real-time. The new Swing feature is especially creative when Slaved to an external DAW as it allows the Tenori-On to swing while the DAW remains rigid.. The new Version 2.0 firmware is available for free download from: http://www.global.yamaha.com/tenori-on/ downloads/#a04

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CP1 and FM synthesis


Besides the Acoustic Piano Types and the Electric Piano Types the CP1 features the Synthesizer Piano Types DXEP 1 to DXEP 4. These sounds are based on the FM synthesis that is best known from the legendary DX7.

You can change these FM based Synthesizer Piano Types in the following parameters: Decay (Decay Time) Release (Release Time) Ris Tone (Release Tone) AtkTimbr (Attack Timbre) OscDetun (Oscillator Detune) Pre Amplifier Gain Pre Amplifier High Pre Amplifier High Mid Pre Amplifier Low Pre Amplifier Low Mid Though theres no need for the CP1 user to muck about technical details of FM synthesis (since there are several high-class Preset Voices), some background information is always a good thing. The FM synthesis was developed in 1967 by the american scientist Prof. Dr. John Chowning at the Stanford University and was made public in 1973. One year later the Yamaha Corporation bought the patents

on this revolutionary synthesis system. In 1983 the Yamaha DX7 was introduced and put the synthesizer world upside down, leaving synthesizer legends like Moog or Oberheim behind. Countless music productions featured the all new sound of the DX7 having its strengths in unique E-Pianos, Synth Basses, Harps, Organs, and metallic sounds. The dynamic range of these sounds became the standard for all future digital sounds. FM is the abbreviation of Frequency Modulation. Here oscillators are modulated by other oscillators their amplitude and frequency then characterizes the sound. In the Yamaha terminology of the FM synthesis these oscillators are called Operators. The most simple link is having Operator 1 (Carrier) modulated by Operator 2 (Modulator). The synthesis engine of the DX7 features six Operators (Op) for a sound, making the possible linkings called Algorithms from Operator to Operator much more complex.
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sound. The basic sound of the Carrier Operator a pure sine wave becomes a with overtones enriched sine wave when being modulated in a simple way. Complex modulations with corresponding frequency settings result in square waves, sawtooth waves or complex sound spectrums that are not available on In the upper example Op1 (Carrier) is modulated by Op2 (Modulator). Op3 is modulated by Op3 and Op4 sequentially while the output signal of Op5 is fed back to its own input. This feedback loop significantly enhances the harmonic spectrum of Operator 5. Op6 is not modulated. In addition several multi-stage Envelope Generators are featured for each Operator making the synthesis even more complex. analog synthesizers.

The editing of Voices is mostly about the amplitude and frequency of the Operators. The amplitude of a Modulator determines the intensity of the modulation. The higher the amplitude the more overtones are added to the Carrier. More overtones result in a brighter

After the groundbreaking success of the DX7 the FM synthesis has found its way into a large range of Yamaha synthesizers.

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This list contains only some of the most popular machines: TX7 TX816 DX21 TX81Z DX27 DX100 FB01 DX7II TX802 V50 SY77 SY99 FS1R DX200 EX5

The last device from Yamaha using FM was the plugin board PLG150-DX which can be installed into host synthesizers like the MOTIF ES, MOTIF-RACK ES, or S90 ES. The PLG150-DX is a (in most points) true-to-theoriginal replica of the DX7. Like the DX7 the board features 16 voices of polyphony, 64 User Voices, and 912 Preset Voices. The parameter Unison - known from the DX7II is available, too. The editor software DX Simulator is a perfect tool for a comfortable editing of the PLG150-DX, with its graphical user interface resembling to a virtual DX7. Peter Krischker

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S70 XS / S90 XS Quick Guide: First steps


By hape13 With this edition of the MOTIF News Guide Im starting a series of workshops for the new Yamaha Stage Synthesizer S70 XS / S90 XS, which will then form a S70 XS / S90 XS Quick Guide in the end.

This first part First steps will give you a broad overview of the features and outstanding qualities of the instrument. Its main target is that you will find your way on the instrument fast and simple, whether you are a fresh starter on a S-series model or are upgrading from a S90 ES for example.

The re-designed user interface groups control elements with graphical and colour means.

Bank, Group, and Number buttons


On the upper right side of the instruments user interface youll find the buttons for the selection of the programs in the different modes. The two BANK buttons are only active in Voice and Performance mode, since Master and Multi mode only know 128 programs. Which doubles the Multi memory in comparison to the S90 ES. To select one of the programs within a bank of a mode you first select a Group with the buttons A H and then use the Number buttons 1 to 16 to select one of the Groups 16 programs. The BANK buttons feature LEDs to indicate their state. If both LEDs are off, you can not select any Bank. If only the right LED (for INC) is lit you are at the start of the Bank selection and thus can only increase the Bank number.

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The concept behind the new S series focusses even more on live performing musicians. Parameters and functions that were buried in complex menus on older S models are now equipped with own buttons and knobs for instant access and thus literally brought to the surface. The display gives the most relevant feedback to your operation. More complex editing processes are done with the free Editor software for PC and Mac. Full integration into a DAW software like the included Cubase AI is the next logical step to round out the concept.

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Vice versa this also applies to the end of the Bank selection. If both LEDs are lit you can select Banks in both directions. If the button CATEGORY SEATCH is pressed you can use the Group buttons A H to select instrument categories. By pressing a Group button more than once you select the category displayed below. You can also use the DATA wheel to select main categories or use the INC and DEC buttons under the wheel these are also used to select the sub category (after having pressed the DOWN button on Sub). You must confirm your selection of category and sub category by pressing the ENTER button. Then you can use the DATA wheel again to browse through the list of programs matching your category. The sounds can be previewed by simply playing on the keyboard. In this list view the buttons UP and DOWN have the

own and thus can be selected as described above. But the favorites category has to have at least one entry to be active. Furthermore you can use the initially empty USER BANK 4 this is new for upgraders - to store sounds. Refer to the following table to get to know the functions of the Number buttons in the different modes of the synthesizer. We will come back to this table in the following parts of this workshop series. The all new PANEL LOCK function is to avoid the disruption of your dynamic live performance by accidentally pressing the wrong button at the wrong time. While PANEL LOCK is active actually all buttons are out of function except for the MASTER VOLUME slider.

same function as the INC and DEC buttons; from the sub category view the buttons RIGHT and ENTER work the same way to call up the list view. You should try selecting some sounds to become familiar with the way the buttons work. And if you are into discipline and efficiency you should try to press SHIFT + FAVORITE to build your own list of favorite sounds. This is confirmed in the list with a cross next to the programs name later in the display a heart will appear behind the program number of your favorite list members. These favorites are a category on their
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The different modes


The S70 XS / S90 XS can be used in the following modes, each of them having its own button on the instrument: VOICE, PERFORMANCE, MASTER, and MULTI. In VOICE mode only one Voice can be played on the whole keyboard. Though a Voice can consist of up to eight Elements. In PERFORMANCE mode you can play up to four Voices at the same time.

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This coarse overview of the modes is closed with the START/STOP button. In SEQUENCE and AUDIO PLAY mode it works as expected - but not for Arpeggios. Well come again later to get more into detail on this whole bunch of features.

Voice play mode


The following will show you the possibilities of the Voice mode. At first Id like you to use a Voice without Arpeggio. To the upper left of the display youll find four knobs. Their functions are determined by using the knob function buttons left to them. This section is where you have the fastest access to the most important parameters of a Voice. The lit LED marks the line with the parameters that are currently assigned to the knobs. If you use a knob without You can use Split Points to spread them on the keyboard, or layer them to get a sound combination, or use them to play an Arpeggio, or even combine all these possibilities. But this mode does not allow to use different MIDI channels for the Voices. This is done in the MULTI mode. Here you can play up to 16 different Voices simultaneously not only for standard multitimbral operation but for a sort of enhanced Performance mode for live performances, too. Standard multitimbral operation means having different MIDI channels for each Voice to let them be controlled by a DAW software (like the included Cubase AI) or to play back a MIDI file from the internal memory or an external memory device. The MASTER mode offers two main features. First you can use it as a container for the other modes (Voice, Performance, and Multi), and second it enhances the instrument with masterkeyboard functions (as you might guess). having activated another button the display shows a miniature of the knobs. These display the modification done by using the knob and the values of the parameters prior to the modification which makes it easy to recall the original values without using the Compare function. The least selected parameter stays active even if you quit this menu by pressing the EXIT button and then coming back for further editing. From within the Voice play mode pressing one of the knob function buttons once calls up the currently active set of parameters in the display. You have to press the knob function a second time to select the subsequent line of parameters. You should make yourself familiar with the knobs and the functions they are the easiest way to alter your sounds even in stressful live situations. And of course you are able to save your modifications. The USER BANK 4 features 128 memory locations which are initially empty so can use them without having to worry that you overwrite something you might want to use later.

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The bottom line MIC of the knob functions assigns the knobs to control the integrated A/D / MIC input. The parameters in this line are available for the Voice, too. But instead with the knobs they are controlled by the four ZONE faders. In the Voice mode only the fader for ZONE 1 is active. You can not use the DATA wheel or the INC/DEC buttons to change the parameters from within the Voice play mode. They are still used to select Voices

as long you have not called up an edit function by pressing the EDIT button. The five buttons underneath the knobs can be used to activate/deactivate the various effect sections (if EFFECT ON/OFF is selected). All settings made here are not stored with a Voice this also applies to the settings you make with the OCTAVE and TRANSPOSE buttons. But these settings remain active even if you select another Voice. The ASSIGNABLE FUNCTION buttons are used to activate certain functions stored within a Voice this topic will be explained in a later part of this workshop. But you are definitely invited to use them while you are exploring the Voices and let yourself be surprised of the possibilities they feature.

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The next section is about the most re-designed part of the new S-series models making it its main strength.

The Performance play mode


As mentioned before the PERFORMANCE mode (PERFORM) offers sub-modes like LAYER, SPLIT, and ARP to be used solo or in any combination. Just like in the Voice mode the Performance mode also features a Category Search function and a Favorite category for your best Performances. Pressing SHIFT + FAVORITE always adds the current Performance to your Favorite category (or removes it if it already was in that category), no matter if you are in the Performance play mode or in the list view of your Favorites. Lets take a look on the new Performance button matrix on the upper left that one with the numerous red lit buttons. A Performance can consist of up to four Parts. Each of these Parts represents a Voice. Each Voice can have an Arpeggio assigned to it. The upper two rows in the matrix are used to select and activate or deactivate the four Parts. The Knobs and Function buttons can also be used as described for the Voice mode to alter parameters. Using the upper row of the matrix you can select whether the Knobs should only affect the selected Part or the whole Performance (by activating the COMMON button). The two lower rows in the Performance matrix control Heres an example to explain the difference between altering COMMON and single Parts: Select a single Part and modify its Filter settings notice how the the Arpeggio settings of the parts. The ARP ON/OFF button below the COMMON button globally starts or stops the Arpeggios. The five buttons below the Knobs can be used to select five different variants of Arpeggios (if ARP SELECT is active). Like in an accompaniment machine many Arpeggios feature variations for different song parts like intro, verse A/B, chorus, breaks, and outros. Now from the matrix you can additionally select which Part plays its Arpeggios. Go and try and be surprised by the effects and music achieved by that. Filter only changes for that single Part. Then select COMMON and change the Filter settings for the whole Performance. Now notice how the settings you made for the single Part are used as a starting point and then altered accordingly to the changes you make for the whole Performance.

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The START/STOP button near the mode buttons has no function in this context. By the way: You can use SHIFT + TAP to tap in the tempo for the Arpeggio. The PART ARP buttons in the matrix start or stop the Arpeggio of the corresponding Part.

for the Voices: All edits can be stored, an empty Bank for User Performances is available, too. Some words about another all new and powerful tool but without going into much detail:

The Performance-Creator
The HOLD buttons determine whether the Arpeggio should be played only as long as you press the keys or should play on (hold). You can use these to achieve break effects by deactivating more than one HOLD button while playback is running. So its best to try and experiment with an ArpeggioPerformance to get to know these buttons. You will discover that this section is the tool for interacting with the Performance. Using this matrix gets you lightyears away from simply playing patterns. And remember: All those functions are available from the surface of the instrument! The faders below the matrix can be used to control the volume of each Part of a Performance. The faders work independent from the Part Select buttons above. You can use the faders to control panorama and effect sends.too, by selecting these function with the button left to the faders. Notice that the initial value of a fader is displayed again, to make it easy to come back to it without having to use the Compare function. And like With just one press on the button SPLIT or LAYER in the PERFORMANCE Creator section you can set up, well, a Split or a Layer. For instance select a Piano Voice in the Voice mode. Then press the LAYER button. The Performance Creator now lays a Strings Voice underneath your Piano of course you are allowed to select any Voice you want. If you press the SPLIT button, the keyboard is divided into two ranges and the Performance Creator lets you select the Voices to be used for these ranges.

File mode
But for now you should try the described functions for yourself and make your own experiences. Since you will get to make fine results you might want to save them. Thats why Im introducing you to the File mode. It is recommended to save your work on a regular basis.

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You can either use the internal memory of your S70XS / S90 XS (with a capacity of 192 MB) or an attached external USB memory device. However you definitely should back up your data to a hard drive of your computer, on a CD or DVD or even a remote server within the internet. Important note: The internal memory is deleted when performing a Factory Set (which for instance is needed after updating the firmware). To store your data press the FILE button. The display asks you whether you want to Save or Load. Select Save and confirm with the ENTER button. Now select the media you want to save your data to. If an USB memory is attached you are able to select this instead of the internal memory. Use the cursor buttons to select the media and confirm with ENTER. The instrument suggests (NEW FILE) - confirm with ENTER and select the File Type: All, All Voice, or Seq. Chain. After having confirmed the File Type with ENTER you are requested to enter a name. Use the cursor buttons and the DATA wheel to select the character, the INC button confirms the character and moves the cursor to the next character. The underline is used to delete a single character. After having entered the name, confirm with ENTER and INC. Thank you for your interest. hp

Conclusion
Above all: Have fun with and by exploring your new instrument. Id be happy if you come back and read the next part of this workshop where I will go into detail on a certain part of this exciting new Stage Synthesizer.

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MOTIF XS Workshop: Creating sound libraries with Mix Voices Part 2

The first part of this workshop dealt with the basics concerning the creation of a Mix Voice sound library. This time we are up to actually doing it. If you are very familiar with the MOTIF XS you can skip the first part and begin right here. The main target is to combine Voices and Performances of different soundsets in one single library.

Use the cursor to highlight the file EuropeanLoyaltyV2.X0A within its directory (Dir) Press SF2 Load + YES Use the following steps to copy an User Voice of the current soundset including its samples, effect and arpeggio settings into a Song Mixing. Then we will transform it into a Mix Voice. SONG MIXING Select Part 1 EDIT F1 Voice SF1 Voice Param. with Voice = on Bank = USR1, Voice = 010 Child of Mine STORE + ENTER + YES These steps have copied the Voice Child of Mine including its arpeggio settings to the current Song Mixing. The insert effects of the Voice are also applied, since the first eight Parts of an initialized Song have automatically set this function active.

User Voices and Mix Voices


For the following examples I presume you have the soundset file EuropeanLoyaltyV2.X0A (it is free for all registered MOTIF XS users, see MOTIF XS European Loyalty Program Version 2) loaded into your MOTIF XS. Remeber to store your own data. To load the soundset into your MOTIF XS from an USB memory stick follow these steps: Select FILE mode Set File Type to all
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Only the Voices settings for Chorus and Reverb have to be transferred via an additional Copy Job to the Mixing if you wish to use them: MIXING JOB F3 Copy SF2 Voice (Mix Job Copy Voice) Activate the selectors for Current Mix, Reverb, and Chorus ENTER + YES + EXIT STORE + ENTER + YES Now the System Effects (Chorus + Reverb) are transferred into the Song Mixing as well. The copied Voice should now sound exactly like in the Voice mode. Since the System Effects Reverb and Chorus are available just once in a Mixing this is possible for only one single Voice. Usually you would select settings that suit most Parts, not only one. Each Part has its own Rev Send and Cho Send levels to determine how much the the System Effects are applied to them. The following steps transform the User Voice from the Mixing Part into a Mix Voice: MIXING F6 Vce Edit STORE (destination memory 001 is set) Press ENTER and YES to confirm STORE + ENTER + YES For Part 1 of the Mixing now MV (Mix Voice) is displayed as the Bank instead of USR1. Now the Voice Child of Mine is independent from the User Voice memory and can be edited with Vce Edit. The User Waveforms contained in the Voice are also stored in the Song. To add this new Mix Voice into your Mix Voice Library you should give the Song the same name as the Voice and then store the Song onto your USB memory stick.

These are the steps to do this: SONG Move the cursor to the free field to right of the Song number SF6 CHAR Enter the name ENTER FILE Set all song as File Type Enter the Voices name as the file name ENTER + YES Now you can use the steps explained above to transform some more User Voices to Mix Voices. If you use one Song for each Voice youll get the best overview of your Mix Voice Library. One all song file can contain up to 64 Songs, which can loaded separately. In our Library now each Song meets one User Voice including its arpeggio and effect settings and its samples. Since you are able to combine up to 16 Mix Voices per Song you can have more than 64 Voices in your Mix Voice Library. For instance you could combine 16 Voices of a certain sound category in one Mixing. In this case you should somehow document which Voices are set to which Parts since only the Songs name is displayed when you are about to load the Song containing your Mix Voices from your all songs file. The Mix Voices themselves can only be seen after the Song is loaded. You can use the MIXING Job F3 Copy SF1 Part to copy Mix Voices from one Song to another. And you can copy Mix Voices back to User Voice Banks. Simply press F6 Vce Edit and STORE from within the Mixing mode. Then select USR1, 2, or 3 as destination Bank and a destination Voice memory and confirm with ENTER + YES.

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Performances and Mix Voices


As described in the first part of this workshop you can also copy complete Performances to Song or Pattern Mixings. The Voices of the Performance are assigned to the Mixing Parts and from there they can be stored as Mix Voices thus integrating Performances into your Mix Voice Library. The following steps instruct you how to copy a Performance into a Song Mixing: SONG MIXING JOB F3 Copy SF3 Performance (Mix-Job - Copy Performance) Select the Performance you want to copy (for instance one using User Voices and Samples) Activate the selectors for Current Mix, Reverb, Chorus, Master EQ, Master Effect, and Insertion Effect Switch. Press ENTER and YES to confirm Press STORE to save the altered Mixing settings into the Song Now you can play the Performance within the Mixing mode just like in the Performance mode. The next steps transform the User Voices from the Mixing Parts into Mix Voices. Select MIXING - Part 1 F6 Vce Edit STORE (destination memory 001 is set) Press ENTER and YES to confirm STORE + ENTER + YES For Part 1 of the Mixing now MV (Mix Voice) is displayed as the Bank instead of USR1.

Now the Voice from Part 1 is independent from the User Voice memory and can be edited with Vce Edit. The User Waveforms contained in the Voice are also stored in the Song. Repeat the steps for the Parts 2 4, presuming your Performance consists of four Parts copied to the Mixing. Instead of a Performance with four User Voices we now have a Song Mixing containing four Mix Voices which are independent from the content of the User Voice Banks. To add this Mix Performance to your Mix Voice Library you should give the Song the same name as the Performance and then store the Song onto your USB memory stick. These are the steps to do this: SONG Move the cursor to the free field to right of the Song number SF6 CHAR Enter the name ENTER FILE Set all song as File Type Enter the Performances name as the file name ENTER + YES

Direct Performance Recording


Theres another method to copy Performances to Song Mixings simply use the Direct Performance Recording function.

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Direct Performance Recording allows to record complex Arpeggio arrangements directly from the Performance mode into a Song. The recording is actually done in the Song or Pattern mode the instrument automatically copies all needed Voice and Arpeggio settings of the Performance. Heres the procedure of the Direct Performance Recording: MODE PERFORM Select a Performance Press the RECORD button This calls up the menu Performance Rec Setup Select song as Sequencer mode If you activate Key On Start aktivieren. an arrow appears next to the keyboard symbol. Now the recording starts as soon as a key is hit. Play on the keyboard, a chord sequence or a melody or both without pressing the PLAY button The click can be turned off with F5 Stop the recording MODE SONG. Press PLAY to play back the recorded Song All Performance settings have automatically been copied to the Song in the moment the recording startet. Hence you have created a complete Song with up to four Tracks / Parts including their Mixing settings. Afterwards you can transform the User Voices assigned to the Parts to Mix Voices as described above.

Managing Mix Voice Libraries


Its time for a final summary: Mix Voices let you store User Voices or Performances including their effect and arpeggio settings and their User Waveforms as Song files, making them independent from the currently loaded soundset. Each Song file contains one or more Voices or Performances. To keep track of a large number of files you should organize them in directories which are named in terms of sound categories. You can comfortably create your directory structure on your PC and then copy it to your USB memory stick. This is how such an directory structure could look like:

Im hoping to have provided you with all skills and knowledge to let you build your own Mix Voice Library. Try and start with some Voices or Performances. You will soon get to know whether this way of sound management is suitable for you or not. One of the main advantages is to have all your favorite sounds Voices or Performances combined in one library on an USB memory stick. Peter Krischker
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MOTIF Know How: Frequently asked questions and their answers!

The following contains a selection of questions and their answers concerning Yamaha synthesizers, found in the Yamaha Synth Forum and answered by the Yamaha Europe Support Team. On the request of many readers this and the following editions will contain the most important FAQs from the MOTIF News Guides 2007 to 2009. Since the MOTIF News Guide is now published in two languages (German and English) it gained a lot of new readers which unfortunately have missed the older FAQs. And all long-time readers will get a smart overview..

MOTIF XS, MOTIF ES, MO, S90 ES

instead of FC1. This deactivates the controller number thats produced by FC1: #011 Expression. The label Vol (MOTIF ES / S90 ES / MO) also applies to Expression. Source: Yamaha Support

Using Foot Control (FC1) for single Parts only


Question:

Id like to use the foot controller connected to FC1 to control the volume for just one single Part of the Mixing mode. Deactivating FC1 via RCV SW does not work.
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MOTIF XS, MOTIF ES, MO, S90 ES

Hybrid Live Performance


Question:

The RCV SW is used to filter certain controllers for each Part of a Performance or Mixing. In the case of the volume control you have to deactivate Vol (MOTIF ES / S90 ES / MO) resp. Volume/Expression (MOTIF XS)
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On the message board Ive read about so called Hybrid Live Performances used by some contributers. What exactly does that mean?
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This term has evolved within the discussion.

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They mean complex live Performances that are created within the Song or Pattern Mixing mode. By contrast to the Performance mode these modes feature 16 Parts. In a Hybrid Live Performance the needed Parts are set to the same MIDI receive channel. This is done in Mixing Edit Track Select F1 VOICE SF2 MODE ReceiveCh... (MOTIF XS = F1 Voice SF1 Voice Receive Channel...). As described in the following example you can combine more than one Performance within one Mixing. The Performances are then selected using the Track Select buttons 1 3.

Performance 3 (5 Parts / 6 Voices) Part 3 = Receive-Channel 3 Part 12 = Receive-Channel 3 Part 13 = Receive-Channel 3 Part 14 = Receive-Channel 3 Part 15 = Receive-Channel 3 Part 16 = Receive-Channel 3 Now the first Performance can be played as soon as the Song or Pattern is ready on the MOTIF. The second Performance can be played on the MOTIF when Track Select button 2 is pressed. The third Performance can be played on the MOTIF when Track Select button 3 is pressed.

Performance 1 (5 Parts / 5 Voices) Part 1 = Receive-Channel 1 Part 4 = Receive-Channel 1 Part 5 = Receive-Channel 1 Part 6 = Receive-Channel 1 Part 7 = Receive-Channel 1 Performance 2 (5 Parts / 5 Voices) Part 2 = Receive-Channel 2 Part 8 = Receive-Channel 2 Part 9 = Receive-Channel 2 Part 10 = Receive-Channel 2 Part 11 = Receive-Channel 2
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The Performances can also be played from an external keyboard that is sending on the corresponding MIDI transmit channel. Even both is possible: Performance 1 is played from the MOTIF while Performance 2 is played from an external keyboard sending on MIDI channel 2. Source: Yamaha Synthforum, Swagger Jacky

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MOTIF XS

MOTIF XS, MOTIF ES

Switching AF1 + AF2 with controllers


Question:

Output assignment for the click track via SysEx


Question:

Is it possible to control the functionality of the buttons AF1 and AF2 on the MOTIF XS with a controller like a foot switch?
Answer:

On the MOTIF I would like to output the click track via the Assignable Out L&R and I want to assign this routing via SysEx events. What is the correct SysEx string for that?
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The AF buttons can be controlled via controllers like the modulation wheel (MW), foot switch (FS), foot controller (FC), or any other MIDI control events. For the Voice mode this controller assignment for AF1 + AF2 is done globally in UTILIY F3 VOICE SF3 Control. For the Performance, Song and Pattern Mixing mode the assignment is done individually for each Performance, Song, or Pattern (EDIT COMMON F3 Ctrl Asgn). But it is required that the Voice or at least one Voice of a Performance is actually using the XA Control (all AF off, AF1 on, AF2 on). Source: Yamaha Synthforum, Swagger Jacky / ProfSynth

On the MOTIF XS the SysEx string would be this: F0 43 10 7F 03 37 pp 1F 08 F7 On the MOTIF ES the SysEx string would be this: F0 43 10 7F 00 37 pp 1E 08 F7 The value pp indicates the Part number and thus must be set to match the Part that actually is used to play the click track. This would be 00 for Part 1, 01 for Part 2, 02 for Part 3, and so on. The second last data byte with the value 08 selects the output L&R. asL would be selected with the value 40, asR with the value 41. Source: Yamaha Synthforum, Swagger Jacky / ProfSynth

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MOTIF XS Special Offer: XSpanded Bundle 2


In a special offer the MOTIF XS series of synthesizers will be delivered including DIMMs for the sample RAM plus a huge soundset. The bundle contains the following: 1 GB SDIMM sampling memory (SRP 229,- ) 2GB USB stick containing a huge soundset with more than 500 Voices and 1 GB of samples: Organ Session: Hammond B3 sound for the MOTIF (SRP 32,- ) Drum Performer large Real Drums Library, 40 Kits (SRP 32,- ) European Loyalty Program V2 3-layers Yamaha S700 piano, Sweet Voices and more MOTIF ES CD ROM Library containing the ES bonus-sounds in XS format CUBASE AI (advanced integration) The suggested retail prices for the models of the MOTIF XS series (including 19% German VAT): MOTIF XS 6 = 2.914,31 MOTIF XS 7 = 3.390,31 MOTIF XS 8 = 4.044,81

XSpanded Bundle the contents of the USB stick


The USB memory stick of the XSpanded Bundle contains more than 500 Voices and about 1 Gigabyte of samples. Heres a short overview:

European Loyalty Program Version 2


The European Loyalty Program Version 2 features the S700 stereo piano of the Yamaha S90 ES, Sweet Voice from the Tyros, new choirs and scatvoices, a best-of compilation of optional EASY SOUNDS soundsets, and a WAV file pool with 200 WAV files.

EASY SOUNDS Library Organ Session


Organ Session emulates the sound of a Hammond B3 by using special samples. This set features smacky Hammond sounds with concise key click and controllable Percussion, rocky organs, Entertainer settings, sacral drawbar registrations, and cool jazz organs.

EASY SOUNDS Library Drum Performer


Real Drums has been produced in several complex sampling sessions. The drum sounds are dry, fat, and punchy. By using various microphone setups and special recording technologies we could deliver a huge sound variety. 40 drum kits with 200 MB.

MOTIF ES CD ROM Library


197 Normal Voices, 6 Drum Voices and ca. 150 MB Samples. Plus 220 MB WAV loops.

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MOTIF XS European Loyalty Program Version 2


For two years now the European Loyalty Program offers MOTIF XS users additional high-class content, if they register themselves at Yamaha.. Up to now only users who own several qualifying instruments from our competitors or have sold those instruments when they bought their MOTIF XS were allowed to benefit from this program. The second version of the Loyalty Program is now open for all registered MOTIF XS users. This new version features a new Voice and Sample library with the following contents: The 3-layers Yamaha S700 stereo piano (32 MB compressed) of the Yamaha S90 ES which is known as the ultimate piano sound from Yamaha synths Sweet Voices from the Yamaha Tyros (Trumpet, Trombone, Saxophone, Panflute...) New Choir and Scatvoices Best-of compilations of optional soundsets from EASY SOUNDS (synths, pads & atmospheres, organs...) Best-of compilation of the Xpanded series from Yamaha Europe (converted from MOTIF ES) A WAV pool containing 200 WAV files with 93 MB in total. These are drum loops, vocal and vocoder phrases, sound effects, and atmospheres Furthermore the Loyalty Program contains a comprehensive MOTIF XS Quick Guide in PDF format. This Quick Guide is compiled of all XS musicproduction@yamaha.de The following information is required: Keyword: European Loyalty Program Version 2 Name, postal address, e-mail address Name of the dealer you bought your MOTIF XS from Serial number of your MOTIF XS As soon as the registration process is complete the MOTIF XS user will receive an e-mail from EASY SOUNDS with a password and a link where the file can be downloaded. The size of the download file is 221 MB. With requesting the European Loyalty program the user agrees that his e-mail address will be forwarded to EASY SOUNDS and then used to send him the download link and the free MOTIF News Guide. Alternatively the European Loyalty Content Package can be delivered on an USB memory stick, which must be ordered for a reasonable price from www.easysounds.de in addition to the e-mail procedure mentioned above. Remember to add the keyword XS Loyalty Program to your USB memory stick order. Already registered MOTIF XS users can request an update by sending an e-mail to: motifnews@easysounds.de articles and workshops from the MOTIF News Guide. To register simply write an e-mail with the keyword Loyalty Program to:

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MOTIF XS Soundset: Oriental Instruments


Registered MOTIF XS Users can enjoy a soundset from Yamaha Music Europe: Oriental Instruments can be downloaded for free from Yamaha Music Europe. The soundset contains the following: 36 Performances 128 Voices 7 User Drum Voices 32 User Waveforms of oriental instruments 70 MB Samples 6 Turkish Authentic Micro Tunings Oriental Instruments has been produced by turkish musicians and is developed for the use in both traditional and modern turkish music. Authentic samples of oriental musical instruments plus the most popular turkish Micro Tunings are the basic building blocks of this soundset. This free soundset can be requested by sending an e-mail containing the keyword Oriental and the serial number of your MOTIF XS to: musicproduction@yamaha.de In response to his request the user gets an e-mail containing the link referring to the soundset and the login and password. The zip-file has a file-size of 58 MB. With requesting the soundset the user agrees that his e-mail-address will be forwarded to EASY SOUNDS and then used to send him the download link and the free MOTIF News Guide. Alternatively the soundset can be delivered on an USB memory stick, which must be ordered for a reasonable price from www.easysounds.de in addition to the e-mail procedure mentioned above. Rember to add the keywords Oriental Instruments to you USB memory stick order.

Nonetheless these special oriental instruments can be used in music styles like pop, world, chill out, ambient and whatever you can imagine. The 128 Voices and 36 Performances are mostly built from the new User Waveforms and Samples. Some Voices are modified Preset Voices.

All already registered MOTIF XS users will automatically receive their personal download link with the next newsletter and so do not have to request the soundset..

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YAMAHA S90 XS / S70 XS Soundpackage


A free Soundpackage with additional high-class content is available for S90 XS / S70 XS users who register themselves at Yamaha. This Soundpackage is produced by EASY SOUNDS under contract to Yamaha Music Central Europe and contains the following:

WAV-Pool
The WAV pool contains 200 WAV files with a total size of 93 MB. These are drum loops, vocoder phrases, sound effects, and atmos.

MOTIF News Guides


All already published editions of the MOTIF News Guide are included in PDF format. To register simply send an e-mail with the keyword S90 XS / S70 XS Soundpackage to: musicproduction@yamaha.de The following information is required: Name, postal address, e-mail address Name of the dealer you bought your S90 XS / S70 XS from Serial number of your S90 XS / S70 XS As soon as the registration process is complete the S90 XS / S70 XS user will receive an e-mail from EASY SOUNDS with a password and a link where the file can be downloaded. The size of the download file is 136 MB.

Pop & Dance


This Voice Bank features 128 professional User Voices compiled from popular EASY SOUNDS libraries for the MOTIF XS and the MOTIF ES Xpanded series from Yamaha Europe converted for the S90 XS / S70 XS. The set Poc & Dance contains Voices from these EASY SOUNDS soundsets: Chill Xperience Dance Xpanded Magical Pads Mystic Spheres Stage & Studio Synth Xtreme

Vocoder Dreamz
The S90 XS / S70 XS version of Vocoder Dreamz features 40 Vocoder Voices and a comprehensive manual on how to use them with the S90 XS Vocoder. The User Voice Bank is divided as follows: 1 16 Vocoder Voices (Vocoder + Pad/Atmo/Synth) 17 36 Vocoder Voices (Basic Type) 37 40 Vocoder Voices (LFO-Type)

With requesting the Soundpackage the user agrees that his e-mail address will be forwarded to EASY SOUNDS and then used to send him the download link and the free MOTIF News Guide. Alternatively the soundset can be delivered on an USB memory stick, which must be ordered for a reasonable price from www.easysounds.de in addition to the e-mail procedure mentioned above. Rember to add the keywords S90 XS / S70 XS Soundpackage to your USB memory stick order.

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MOTIF-RACK XS: Sound & Infopackage


The free Sound & Infopackage is available for all registered MOTIF-RACK XS users. The registered user will receive an e-mail with a password and link to the downloadable file. The file contains the following: Soundset POP & DANCE with 128 professional Voices To register simply send an e-mail containing your name, address, and serial number of your MOTIFRACK XS to: musicproduction@yamaha.de Remember to order the Sound & Infopackage.

WAV-Pool with 200 loops and audio-phrases Demo song PDF file of a comprehensive guide plus tips & tricks

With registering you automatically subscribe to the free MOTIF News Guide.

MO6/8, S90 ES, MOTIF-RACK ES: Free Soundlibrary


For some time now registered users of the Yamaha synthesizers MO6 / MO8, S90 ES, and MOTIFRACK ES have the chance to get some sound goodies: After registration each user receives a password and link to a free sound and information package. This includes the soundset Pop Xpanded with 192 profesional live- and arpeggio-sounds. For details on this soundset see the box to the right. Furthermore a comprehensive documentation of the soundset, Quick Guides, demo-sounds, and other useful files are included. To register simply send an e-mail containing your name, address, and serial number of your instrument to: musicproduction@yamaha.de Remember to order the Sound & Infopaket.

MO6 / MO8 / S90 ES / MOTIF-RACK ES Voice-Library Pop Xpanded


This library contains 192 User Voices compiled from the MOTIF ES libraries Arp Xpanded and Live Xpanded. User Voice Bank 1 is identical to Arp Xpanded and features 128 Voice based on 106 new User Arpeggio Phrases. (In the MOTIF-RACK ES version the Arpeggiator is deactivated, since the RACK has no User Arpeggios.) Voices 1 64 of the User Voice Bank 2 are identical to the 64 Live-Voices of Live Xpanded. These are keyboard and synth sounds which are specially programmed for pop, rock, dance, and live entertainment. The Voices 65 128 of the User Voice Bank 2 are compiled by the best synthesizer sounds of the factory preset sounds from the MOTIF ES and MOTIFRACK ES. .

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YAMAHA MM6 / MM8: Software-Package Live & Studio


The free Software-Package Live & Studio is available for registered MM6 and MM8 users. The registered user will receive an e-mail with a password and and Controller events which set the effects and sounds of the MM6 / MM8 to be controlled in PC-Mode with 16 MIDI channels (multimode).

link to the downloadable file. The Software-Package contains the following: MM6 / MM8 Live Peformance Bank Song-Templates Demo-Song with audio and MIDI tracks for Cubase, Logic, Standard MIDI File) WAV loop pool for Cubase + Logic (drums, synths, vocals, effects, atmos) MM6 / MM8 Quick Guide The 64 Performances for the MM6 are more suitable for live music than the more pattern orientated factory Performances. The Song templates contain setup data in formats for Cubase, Logic, and standard MIDI file (SMF). They feature SysEx events, Bank Select, Program Change,

The demo songs combine MIDI and audio tracks. The MIDI tracks control the MM6 / MM8. The audio tracks are used to play back samples from the included WAV pool. To register simply send an e-mail containing your name, address, and serial number of your MM6 / MM8 to: musicproduction@yamaha.de Remember to order the MM6 / MM8 SoftwarePackage Live & Studio. With registering you automatically subscribe to the free MOTIF News Guide.

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YAMAHA KX-Serie: X-Factor - DVD


If you have decided for yourself to buy a MIDI controller keyboard of our KX series, we have more than congratulations for you: It is a nice little present and all you have to do is to register yourself as owner of a KX by writing a simple e-mail to Yamaha Europe.

But when we say nice little present it is somewhat understated, because its a DVD titled X-Factor VST and filled to the rim with sounds, samples, and software: More than 1,3 Gigabyte new HALion-One sounds from Sonic Reality, the S90 ES piano sample from Yamaha in HALion-One format, a special version of IK Multimedias Sample Tank including sounds from high-class titles like the Miroslav Vitous Orchestral Library, Sample Moog, Sonic Synth 2 and others. There are special versions of FXpansions BFD drum VST and of the Arturia Analog Factory 2 featuring sounds from Arturias outstanding collection of virtual analogue synths. Audio loops from Sonic Reality and MIDI loops from Keyfax New Media round up this huge digital fund. But thats not all: In addition to all those sounds youll get coupons worth some hundred Euros plus valueable contributions from Antares, ASK Videos, Broadjam, Electronic Musician, Obedia, Steinberg, and Tunecore. Further information about the X-Factor DVD can be found on the english special website www.xfactorvst.com The registration is done by sending a simple e-mail to: musicproduction@yamaha.de Please give us your name, your address, the model of your KX, and its serial number. Your registration automatically subscribes you to the free monthly MOTIF News Guide containing the latest news and tips & tricks for Yamaha Music Production instruments. Important note: This DVD can not be shipped outside Europe!

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TENORI-ON: European Voice & Samplebank


Yamaha Music Europe and EASY SOUNDS provide their free soundlibrary European Voice & Samplebank to all registered Tenori-On users. Tenori-On User Voice Manager to individually re-map the drum and FX kits. This way you can modify the supplied kits or combine new ones from the scratch..

The downloadable file (48 MB) contains the following: 18 Tenori-On User Voices (Samplings) 4 Tenori-On Demos (AllBlock-Files) 268 Samples in WAV-Format (19 MB) Comprehensive PDF documentation The User Voices feature multiple drum kits, sound effects, vocal / vocoder kits, and synth sounds. Heres an overview of the User Voices: BA_MiniSquare.tnw BA_Xbass.tnw CO_CombKit1.tnw CO_CombKit2.tnw DR_AnalogKit1.tnw DR_AnalogKit2.tnw DR_BreakKit.tnw DR_XdrumAdd.tnw DR_XdrumBasic.tnw FX_Atmo.tnw FX_Long.tnw FX_Short.tnw SQ_DarkUni.tnw SQ_Xsynth.tnw VO_VocalsFemale.tnw VO_VocalsMale.tnw VO_VocoderFemale.tnw VO_VocoderMale.tnw

The User Voices CO_CombKit1 and CO_CombKit2 demonstrate how the sounds can be combined in a creative way. They use samples from different sample directories. Combining sounds really widens the sound variety enormously. So if you want to set up your own kits from the WAV files you first should audition the samples using a file player, sampler, or audio sequencer. Then simply drag and drop the samples you want to use into the Voice Manager software. The soundlibrary also features some sequences. If you are a Tenori-On user and want to have this soundlibrary you simply have to register yourself by sending an e-mail containing your name, address, serial number, date and dealer where you purchased your instrument to: musicproduction@yamaha.de

The samples used in the Voices are also provided as WAV files. Hence you can use the downloadable

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Free Tutorial DVD for MOTIF XS users


The free tutorial DVD The World of MOTIF XS (English language) is available for all registered european MOTIF XS users. The DVD procures comprehensive instructions on how to use a MOTIF XS in a music production environment. The running time of over 3 hours covers deep insights in topics like interactive Arpeggios, live performances, sampling, recording sessions, Cubase AI and much more. To request this DVD simply write an e-mail to: musicproduction@yamaha.de Please give your name, address, serial number of your MOTIF XS, and the keyword The World of MOTIF XS - even if you already are a registered MOTIF XS user. The request of this DVD can be combined with the request of any other goodie for MOTIF XS users, like the European Loyalty Program. Important note: This DVD can not be shipped outside Europe!

Cubase AI tutorial videos for registered users


Thanks to the cooperation between Yamaha and Steinberg most of the recent instruments and mixing desks from the Yamaha Music Production range have the DAW software Cubase AI included for those who do not own a DAW software yet this is one good reason more to buy from Yamaha. Even more Cubase AI is a music production tool with functions which were exclusive for high-end studios not very long time ago. Even better: European customers buying a Yamaha Music Production instrument with included Cubase AI software are qualified to request a free English language tutorial CD from ASK Video containing 23 videos on how to use Cubase AI4. The CD is English language only and only available as long stocks last. So better be quick request your CD by sending an e-mail containing the serial number of your Yamaha instrument and your name and address to: musicproduction@yamaha.de MOTIF XS users can order this CD in combination with the tutorial DVD The World of MOTIF XS. Important note: This CD-ROM can not be shipped outside Europe!

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Easy Sounds for recent Yamaha synthesizers


Stage & Studio
for MOTIF XS/ES, MOTIF-RACK XS/ES, S90 XS/ES, MO 128 Voices. The ultimate top-40 and live set! The version for MOTIF XS contains 40 additional Performances (split and layer sounds) perfect for stage This universal collection features the most important standard instrument and synthesizer sounds for live gigging and entertainment. Outstanding performance and power. Test-driven by musicians.

Synth Universe Vol. 1 = Magical Pads


for MOTIF XS/ES, MOTIF-RACK XS/ES, S90 XS/ES, MO 128 Voices, 64 MB synth Waveforms (MOTIF XS / ES) Magical Pads features warm, analogue pad sounds with huge atmosphere. Refined with sweeps, swells, synth brasses, atmo sounds, and musical effect sounds.

Synth Universe Vol. 2 = Mystic Spheres


for MOTIF XS/ES, MOTIF-RACK XS/ES, S90 XS/ES, MO 128 Voices + 60 MB synth Waveforms (MOTIF XS/ES) Mystic Sphere is perfect for Ambient and Electronic. It contains atmospheres, pads, sound effects, spacy synth leads, trance sounds, vocal pads, and analogue vintage sounds.

Dance Xpanded
for MOTIF XS/ES, MOTIF-RACK XS/ES, S90 XS/ES, MO 128 Voices, 64 WAV drum loops, 100 MIDI loops 64 MB samples + 100 User Arpeggios (MOTIF ES) Dance Xpanded is the ultimate set for Dance, Trance, Electronic, Chill Out, and Pop. The 128 Voices include atmospheres, pads, leads, synth basses, chord synths, gated pads, and arpsounds. Top analogue sound and excellent new synth Waveforms!

Vocoder Dreamz
for MOTIF XS 128 Voices + 64 Performances + 96 MB samples Vocoder Dreamz combines vocoder Voices, vocal phrase kits, and drum loop kits. The Performances have some synth Voice Presets added. The vocal phrases and drum loops are controlled by User Arpeggios. Its speciality are the vocoder choirs.

Synth Xtreme
for MOTIF XS/ES, MOTIF-RACK XS/ES, S90 XS/ES, MO 128 Voices + 124 MB synth Waveforms (MOTIF XS/ES) The Voice Bank Synth Xtreme features a vast range of fat, analogue synth sounds in a high-class quality. They work perfect for Trance, Electronic, Techno, and many other genres of trendy pop music. The combinations of synth sounds with drum and bass loops make an excellent basis for your own songs. Several demo tracks (each provided in many different formats) make your first steps easy as cake.

Organ Session
for MOTIF XS/ES, MOTIF-RACK XS/ES, S90 XS/ES, MO 128 Voices + 120 MB samples (MOTIF XS/ES) This set is an impressive emulation of the legendary Hammond B3. Smacky organ sounds with concise key click and controllable percussion. Rocky and jazzy Hammond sounds...

Hypnotic Stepz
for MOTIF XS/ES, MOTIF-RACK XS/ES, S90 ES, MO 128 Voices + 120 MB Waveforms (MOTIF XS/ES), 163 drum loops + step sequencer emulation (Cubase/Logic) This is the set for those MOTIF users having a faible for step sequencers and analogue synth sounds. Here youll hear outstanding combinations of synth sounds, drum sounds, and drum grooves.

Drum Performer
for MOTIF XS und MOTIF ES 40 drum kits, 400 drum samples (200 MB), Arpeggios... Comprehensive soundset featuring real drums recorded in several complex sampling sessions. These drums sound dry, fat, and punchy. Impressive live drum sound.

Pricing:
Each soundset (download / CD-ROM) = 32,- EUR These soundsets are exclusively available from: EASY SOUNDS Peter Krischker Am Langberg 97 A D-21033 Hamburg Telephone: +49 40 - 738 62 23 e-mail: vertrieb@easysounds.de Website: http://www.easysounds.de
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Chill Xperience
for MOTIF XS/ES, MOTIF-RACK XS/ES, S90 XS/ES, MO 128 Voices + 6 demo songs (all versions) 24 Performances, 92 drum loops (MOTIF XS) Soundset for Chill Out, Lounge, Ambient, New Age, Electronic, and related genres. These sounds offer a high degree of musical inspiration. Soft sound spheres, pleasant pads, spacy leads, chilling effects, remakes of traditional sounds...

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Imprint & further links


Important websites for MOTIF users
Official international Yamaha website for synthe sizers including a comprehensive download section http://www.yamahasynth.com/ Official website of Yamaha Music Europe GmbH http://www.yamaha-europe.com American MOTIF support website including message board + KEYFAX webshop + XSpand Your World downloads http://www.motifator.com/ EASY SOUNDS website + webshop sounds and USB sticks for Yamaha synths http://www.easysounds.de John Melas MOTIF Site Editor softwares for the MOTIF series http://www.jmelas.gr/motif/

Yamaha MOTIF News Guide


The official News Guide about the Yamaha Music Production Synthesizers MOTIF XS, MOTIF ES, MO & S series and Computer Music Instruments Published by EASY SOUNDS Peter Krischker Am Langberg 97 A D-21033 Hamburg Telephone: +49 40 - 738 62 23 in cooperation with

MOTIF News Guide History


You can download all already published english editions as one single ZIP file using this link to the EASY SOUNDS website: http://www.easysounds.eu/NewsGuides_E.zip A full overview of the topics of all already published editions can be downloaded here: http://www.easysounds.eu/History.zip Furthermore you can download a free MOTIF XS Quick Guide that is made of all single articles and workshops ever been published in the MOTIF News Guide: http://www.easysounds.eu/MotifXSGuide.zip
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Yamaha Music Europe GmbH Siemensstrae 43 D-25462 Rellingen Telephone: +49 40 - 30 30 e-mail: motifnews@easysounds.de The free MOTIF News Guide is published monthly and contains news, tips & tricks, software offers, and interviews on and around Yamaha synthesizers of the MOTIF series, S series, MO series, MM series, Tenori-On, and articles about recording, software, and Computer Music Instruments. You can subscribe or unsubscribe to the free MOTIF News Guide by sending an informal e-mail to: motifnews@easysounds.de

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