Yamaha MOTIF RACK XS Tone Generator

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The tool you need when inspirations strikes!

The new MOTIF-RACK XS is packed full of inspiring sounds, exciting rhythms and expressive control that spur your creativity to new heights - any time, any place.

The compact MOTIF-RACK XS gives you an enormous selection of voices based on the popular, professional-level MOTIF XS, studio-level effect processing, five real-time Control Knobs for tweaking 20 different parameters as you play,a wide-ranging library of convenient Multi-part presets, thousands of automatic Arpeggios at your fingertips, and seamless hardware/software integration.

Never before has such comprehensive control, music-making versatility and sheer sonic power been combined in such a small, easy-to-use package. The MOTIF-RACK XS recording system is a little powerhouse that has all you need - effectively doing the work of several tone generators and processors. Simply hook it up to a laptop or a keyboard workstation and you've got an entire studio's worth of sounds and effects at your fingertips - plus a whole world of inspiration you can tap into.

Cubase AI 4 software is included with the MOTIF-RACK XS to provide a set of advanced software tools that are easy to use while delivering extensive recording and production capabilities. In addition to advanced audio recording and editing, Cubase AI 4 offers a range of MIDI sequencing capabilities, an entire suite of VST effect plug-ins, and a HALionOne sample player featuring selected waves from the famed Yamaha MOTIF synthesizers.

Features
  • Wide range of dynamic and authentic Voices ” total of 1,152 Voices and 65 Drum Kits
  • Powerful Arpeggio function ” simultaneous playback of four types, total 6,633 available
  • Five real-time Control Knobs, for adjusting the sound as you perform or record
  • Convenient, intuitive editing of all settings from computer with MOTIF-RACK XS Editor
  • Full integration with the popular Cubase series audio/MIDI recording software
  • CUBASE AI 4 Features:
  • Cubase 4 audio engine.
  • 48 audio tracks and up to 64 MIDI tracks.
  • 25 VST effect plug-ins, including 15 new VST3 plug-in effects.
  • HALionOne software sample player with selected MOTIF waves.
  • Plug and Play VST/MIDI setup.
  • Studio Connections Integration.
 

MOTIF RACK XS Tone Generator Specifications:

  • TONE GENERATOR
    Tone Generator AWM2, with Expanded Articulation
    Polyphony 128 notes
    Wave 355MB (when converted to 16-bit linear format), 2,670 waveforms
    Voice Preset: 1,024 Normal Voices + 64 Drum Kits
    GM: 128 Normal Voices + 1 Drum Kit
    User: 128 x 3 Normal Voices + 32 Drum Kits (Both of the User Voices are selected and copied
    from Preset bank)
    Multi User: 128 Multis

    EFFECTS:
    Reverb 9 types
    Chorus 22 types
    Insertion A 53 types (up to 8 blocks available in the Multi mode)
    Insertion B 53 types (up to 8 blocks available in the Multi mode)
    Master Effect 9 types
    Master EQ 5 bands (High, High Mid, Mid, Low Mid, Low)
    Part EQ 3 bands (High, Mid, Low)

    ARPEGGIO:
    Arpeggio Type 6,633 types
    * MIDI Sync, MIDI transmit/receive channel, Velocity Limit, and Note Limit can be set.

    CONTROLS:
    VOLUME knob, Encoder knob, Cursor buttons, AUDITION button, STORE button, ENTER button, EXIT button, VOICE button, EFFECT button, EDIT button, MULTI button, SELECT button, UTILITY button, Knobs 1 ” 5

    JACKS AND TERMINALS:
    Front Panel PHONES
    Rear Panel USB TO HOST, MIDI IN/OUT, DIGITAL OUTPUT, ASSIGNABLE OUTPUT L and R, OUTPUT L/
    MONO and R, DC/IN, mLAN (when the mLAN16E2 has been installed)

    OTHERS:
    Display 160 x 64-dot graphic backlit LCD
    Supplied Accessories: AC Power adaptor (PA-301, PA-300B or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha), Owner's manual (this book), Data List, Disk x 1 (containing DAW software)
    Power Consumption:
    When the AC power adaptor is connected to both the MOTIF-RACK XS and the AC outlet, and the VOLUME knob is in the STANDBY position: 0.3 W
    When the power is turned on: 15W
    When the power is turned on and the optional mLAN16E2 has been installed: 20W
    Digital Output (COAXIAL): 44.1kHz, 24bit
    Dimensions: 480 (W) x 379.4 (D) x 44 (H) mm
    Weight: 4.2kg
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Comments about Yamaha MOTIF RACK XS Tone Generator:

Pros: Clean high quality samples Intuitive interface Free cubase 4 AI Good integration with PC Excellent IO connectivity Cons: Registering cubase is complicated Too few piano voices (very good though) No option for PLG150 expansion boards Fireware connection to PC is optional

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