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