Cubase Connection — and Studio Connections
The MOTIF XS is specially designed to function seamlessly with Cubase 4, Steinberg's powerful DAW software—giving you a comprehensive, all-in-one music production system in which both hardware and software are fully integrated.
With our Studio Connecti...
Cubase Connection — and Studio Connections
The MOTIF XS is specially designed to function seamlessly with Cubase 4, Steinberg's powerful DAW software—giving you a comprehensive, all-in-one music production system in which both hardware and software are fully integrated. With our Studio Connections system (created jointly with Steinberg), you can effectively bring the MOTIF XS into the Cubase environment and use it just as if it were a plug-in software synthesizer—no complicated connections or complex setup necessary. Whenever you open a project, your MOTIF XS is automatically enabled as well, with all the custom settings you previously saved. You can use the convenient panel controls on the MOTIF XS to remotely to control a wide variety of operations on Cubase 4. And since song files on the MOTIF XS are in Cubase format, you can create material on the MOTIF XS and easily import it to tracks in Cubase 4 for further editing and mixing.
The Enormous Power of Cubase 4
Cubase 4 is the cutting edge, professional's choice in digital audio workstations. It now features the new SoundFrame™ universal sound manager, a powerful system that manages all your sounds, presets and loops-including your MOTIF XS voices-in one centralized database. This is the heart of SoundFrame and is called MediaBay. Combined with the comprehensive integration features of Studio Connections, SoundFrame and MediaBay help make your MOTIF XS an inseparable part of the Cubase 4 'studio.' Track Presets add further flexibility and save huge amounts of time. For example, you can call up a vocal track and instantly have your favorite EQ and compressor loaded automatically, with all your custom settings. These organizational tools radically speed up your workflow and even help in the creative process. The mixer in Cubase 4 has been expanded with a powerful Control Room section, allowing you to connect multiple sets of control room monitors and external sources directly to your audio hardware and switch between them from a convenient Control Room panel. There's also a talkback channel, a headphone bus, and you can create up to four studio mixes (monitor mixes), with a separate studio send section on each mixer channel for controlling those mixes. Other new Cubase 4 features include a revamped VST3 plug-in set with over thirty new plug-ins including StudioEQ, Cloner, AmpSimulator, a new Multiband Compressor, and many more. New VST instruments include three outstanding new synthesizers, as well as the HALion One sample player, with hundreds of new instrument sounds. Cubase 4 also provides full surround sound capabilities, with a full-fledged multi-channel audio path from input to output. The Score editing facilities have also been enhanced, not only extending the functionality but also making it easier to use.
Audio & Video
|MOTIF XS8||88 keys, Balanced Hammer Effect Keyboard (Initial Touch/Aftertouch)|
|MOTIF XS7||76 keys, FSX Keyboard (Initial Touch/Aftertouch)|
|MOTIF XS6||61 keys, FSX Keyboard (Initial Touch/Aftertouch)|
Tone Generator block
|Tone Generator||AWM2 with Expanded Articulation|
|Multi Timbral Capacity||16 Parts (internal), Audio Input Parts (A/D, mLAN*) *1 stereo Part|
|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 (selected and copied from Preset bank) Normal Voice + 32 Drum Kits|
|Performance||User: 128 x 3 (up to 4 Parts)|
|Effect System||Reverb x 9 types, Chorus x 22 types, Insertion (A, B, L) x 53 types x 8 blocks, Master Effect x 9 types, Master Equalizer (5 bands), Part EQ (3 bands, stereo)|
|Samples||Up to 1,024 Waveforms (Multi Samples) Up to 128 Key Banks per Waveform Up to 4,096 Key Banks|
|Sampling Sources||Analog input L/R, Stereo output (Resampling), Digital output mLAN (available on the MOTIF XS6 and 7 when the mLAN16E2 has been installed)|
|A/D Conversion||24-bit, 64x oversampling|
|D/A Conversion||24-bit, 128x oversampling|
|Sample Data||Bits 16|
|Sampling Frequency||44.1kHz, 22.05kHz, 11.025kHz, 5.5125kHz (Stereo/Mono) Sampling Frequency via mLAN (when the mLAN16E2 has been installed): 44.1kHz (fixed)|
|Sampling Memory||Optionally installed, expandable to 1GB (512MB DIMM x 2 slots) *DIMMs are not installed to the instrument when shipped from the factory.|
|Sample Length||Mono: 32 MB Stereo: 64 MB|
|Sampling Time||44.1kHz: 6 min. 20 sec. 22.05kHz: 12 min. 40 sec. 11.025kHz: 25 min. 20 sec. 5.0125kHz: 55 min. 40 sec. *Mono/Stereo|
|Sample Format||Original format, WAV, AIFF|
|Note Capacity||Approx. 130,000 notes|
|Note Resolution||480 ppq (parts per quarter note)|
|Maximum Polyphony||124 notes|
|Tempo (BPM)||5 ~ 300|
|Recording type||Real time replace Real time overdub (with the exception of the Pattern Chain) Real time punch in/out (Song only)|
|Tracks||Pattern: 16 Phrase tracks Pattern Chain: Pattern track, Tempo track, Scene Song: 16 sequence tracks (Loop on/off can be set for each track), Tempo track, Scene track|
|Patterns||64 Patterns (x 16 sections), Measures: 256 maximum Mixing Voices: 16 Voices per Pattern and up to 256 Voices for all Patterns Mixing Templates: 32 for all Songs and Patterns|
|Phrases||User Phrases: 256 per Pattern|
|Songs||64 Songs Mixing Voices: 16 Voices per Song and up to 256 Voices for all Songs Mixing Templates: 32 for all Songs and Patterns|
|Arpeggio||Preset: Approx. 6,000 types User: 256 types *MIDI Sync, MIDI transmit/receive channel, Velocity Limit, and Note Limit can be set.|
|Scene Memory||5 per Song|
|Sequence Format||Original format, SMF format 0, 1 (Format 1 load only)|
|Master||User: 128 *8 Zones (Master keyboard settings), Assignable Knob/Slider settings, Program Change Table|
|Sequence Software compatible with the Remote Control function||For Windows®: Cubase 4, Cubase AI, SONAR 5.2 For Macintosh®: Cubase 4, Cubase AI, Logic 7.2, Digital Performer 5 *Functions to be controlled differ depending on the software.|
|Controllers||Pitch Bend wheel, Modulation wheel, Ribbon Controller, Assignable Control Sliders x 8, Assignable Knobs x 8, Assignable Function buttons x 2, Data dial|
|Display||320 x 240 dot, 5.7 inch graphic color backlit LCD|
|Connectors||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 mLAN (MOTIF XS8 only)|
|Dimensions, Weight||MOTIF XS8: 1,457 (W) x 466 (D) x 168 (H) mm, 28.6 kg MOTIF XS7: 1,252 (W) x 391 (D) x 122 (H) mm, 17.0 kg MOTIF XS6: 1,045 (W) x 391 (D) x 122 (H) mm, 14.8 kg Specifications and appearance subject to change without notice. All trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.|
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Comments about Yamaha motifxs8_demo:
I am a professional Producer
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A little to heavy For my taste (only when i have to haul it) .... Yet if it was too light it would feel cheap .....
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