Yamaha MOTIF XS6 user manual

User manual for the device Yamaha MOTIF XS6

Device: Yamaha MOTIF XS6
Size: 12,38 MB
Date of adding : 2013-11-09 16:05:08
Number of pages: 320
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SPECIAL MESSAGE SECTION PRODUCT SAFETY MARKINGS: Yamaha electronic products Battery Notice: This product MAY contain a small non- may have either labels similar to the graphics shown below rechargable battery which (if applicable) is soldered in place. The or molded/stamped facsimiles of these graphics on the average life span of this type of battery is approximately five years. enclosure. The explanation of these graphics appears on When replacement becomes necessary, contact a qualified service

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Explanation of Graphical Symbols The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert CAUTION the user to the presence of uninsulated RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK “dangerous voltage” within the product’s DO NOT OPEN enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons. The exclamation point within an equilateral CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF triangle is intended to alert the user to the ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT RE

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PRECAUTIONS PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING * Please keep this manual in a safe place for future reference. WARNING Always follow the basic precautions listed below to avoid the possibility of serious injury or even death from electrical shock, short-circuiting, damages, fire or other hazards. These precautions include, but are not limited to, the following: Power supply/Power cord Water warning • Only use the voltage specified as correct for the instrument. The required • Do not expose

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Connections Saving data • Before connecting the instrument to other electronic components, turn off the Saving and backing up your data power for all components. Before turning the power on or off for all • DRAM data (see page 79) is lost when you turn off the power to the instrument. components, set all volume levels to minimum. Also, be sure to set the volumes Save the data to the flash ROM/a USB storage device/external device such as a of all components at their minimum levels and gradual

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Introduction Congratulations and thank you for your purchase of the Yamaha MOTIF XS6/MOTIF XS7/MOTIF XS8 Music Production Synthesizer! You now own what is perhaps the best-sounding, most versatile, and certainly most powerful synthesizer and total music production instrument on the planet. We strove to put virtually all our synthesizer technology and music making know-how into one instrument—and we succeeded. The new MOTIF XS not only gives you the latest and greatest sounds and rhythms (as w

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Main Features ■ Responsive, expressive keyboard (page 12) ■ Extensive Effect Processing (page 68) The MOTIF XS6 features a 61-key keyboard, while the MOTIF XS7 The MOTIF XS gives you a wide array of signal processing has 76 keys with the high-quality FSX keyboard and the MOTIF options, including separate Reverb and Chorus, an overall Master XS8 has 88 keys with the high-quality BH (Balanced Hammer) Effect, including multi-band compression, five-band master EQ, keyboard. All are equipped with a

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Contents Introduction ......................................................................................................................................................6 How to use the manual.....................................................................................................................................6 Accessories......................................................................................................................................................6 Main Fe

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Using a Computer 43 Connecting to a Computer..............................................................................................................................43 Creating a Song by Using a Computer ..........................................................................................................47 Integration Between Yamaha Editors and Cubase .......................................................................................49 Controlling a DAW on Your Computer from the MO

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The Controls & Connectors Front Panel MOTIF XS6 ! @$ CUTOFF RESONANCE AT TACK DECAY SUSTAIN RELEASE ASSIGN 1 ASSIGN 2 TONE 1 EQ LOW EQ MID F EQ MID EQ MID Q EQ HIGH PAN REVERB CHORUS SELECTED PART TONE 2 REMOTE ARPEGGIO CONTROL 8 ON/OFF ON/OFF QUANTIZE QUANTIZE SWING VALUE STRENGTH GATE TIME VELOCITY OCT RANGE UNITMULTIPLY TEMPO ARP FX & EFFECT BYPASS MASTER 7 # EFFECT REVERB INSERTION SYSTEM MULTI PART CHORUS CONTROL PAN 9 OCTAVE % DOWN UP ASSIGNABLE FUNCTION 1 SEQ TRANSPORT 5 2 SF

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The Controls & Connectors ™¡ º § • ¶ MODE PROGRAM VOICE PERFORM MASTER PRE 1 PRE 2 PRE 3 PRE 4 PRE 5 PRE 6 PRE 7 PRE 8 ⁄ PIANO KEYBOARD ORGAN GUITAR BASS STRINGS BRASS SAX/ WOODWIND SEQUENCER SEQ SECTION SONG PATTERN SETUP I-P USER 1 USER 2 USER 3 GM GM DR PRE DR USER DR ¤ SYN LEAD PADS/ SYN COMP CHROMATIC DRUM/ SOUND MUSICAL ETHNIC CATEGORY SEARCH MULTI PART CHOIRS PERCUSSION PERCUSSION EFX EFX INTEGRATED SECTION MIXING SAMPLING A-H AB C D E F G H DEC/NO INC/YES ‹ SUB CATEGORY FILE UTIL

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The Controls & Connectors MOTIF XS8 ! @$ CUTOFF RESONANCE ATTACK DECAY SUSTAIN RELEASE ASSIGN 1 ASSIGN 2 SELECTED PART TONE 1 CONTROL EQ LOW EQ MID F EQ MID EQ MID Q EQ HIGH PAN REVERB CHORUS REMOTE ARPEGGIO 8 TONE 2 ON/OFF ON/OFF QUANTIZE QUANTIZE SWING VALUE STRENGTH GATE TIME VELOCITY OCT RANGE UNITMULTIPLY TEMPO ARP FX EFFECT BYPASS MASTER 7 MULTI PART CONTROL # EFFECT REVERB INSERTION SYSTEM CHORUS 9 PAN OCTAVE DOWN UP % ASSIGNABLE FUNCTION 1 SEQ TRANSPORT 5 2 SF1 LOCATE 12 1 F

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The Controls & Connectors ™¡ º § • ¶ MODE VOICE PERFORM MASTER PRE 1 PRE 2 PRE 3 PRE 4 PRE 5 PRE 6 PRE 7 PRE 8 PROGRAM & ⁄ PIANO KEYBOARD ORGAN GUITAR BASS STRINGS BRASS SAX/ WOODWIND SEQUENCER SEQ SECTION SETUP USER 1 USER 2 USER 3 GM GM DR PRE DR USER DR SONG PATTERN I-P ¤ MULTI PART SYN LEAD PADS/ SYN COMP CHROMATIC DRUM/ SOUND MUSICAL ETHNIC CATEGORY SEARCH CHOIRS PERCUSSION PERCUSSION EFX EFX INTEGRATED MIXING SECTION SAMPLING A-H AB C D E F G H DEC/NO INC/YES ‹ SUB CATEGORY

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The Controls & Connectors % OCTAVE [UP] and [DOWN] buttons (pages 91, ¡ [INC/YES] button (page 81) 92, 138, 251 and 260) For increasing the value of the currently selected parameter. Also use it to actually execute a Job or a Store Use these buttons to change the note range of the operation. keyboard. To restore the normal octave setting, press both buttons simultaneously. ™ [DEC/NO] button (page 81) ^ SEQ TRANSPORT buttons (pages 21, 178 and For decreasing the value of the currently select

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The Controls & Connectors Functions of the Number [1] – [16] buttons [PERFORMANCE Mode [TRACK] button [MUTE] button [SOLO] button CONTROL] button Voice Play — Keyboard transmit channel setting — — Normal Voice Edit — Changes the Edit mode from Common Element Mute setting (1 – 8) Solo Element selection (1 – 8) Edit to Element Edit and Element selection (1 – 8) Drum Voice Edit — Changes the Edit mode from Common —— Edit to Drum Key Edit Performance Play Performance Control (‹) Keyboard transmi

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The Controls & Connectors Rear Panel MOTIF XS6 35 4 USB ETHERNET TO HOST TO DEVICE LCD CONTRAST POWER AC IN ON/ OFF 127 35 4 MOTIF XS7 USB ETHERNET TO HOST TO DEVICE LCD CONTRAST POWER AC IN ON/ OFF 127 MOTIF XS8 35 4 USB ETHERNET TO HOST TO DEVICE LCD CONTRAST POWER AC IN ON/ OFF 126 The USB connection between the instrument and the 1 POWER switch (page 19) computer can only be used for transfer of MIDI data. No Press to turn power ON or OFF. audio data can be transferred via USB. The USB

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The Controls & Connectors MIDI FOOT SWITCH FOOT CONTROLLER ASSIGNABLE OUTPUT OUTPUT A/D INPUT GAIN DIGITAL OUT THRU OUT IN ASSIGNABLE SUSTAIN 21 RR L L/MONO PH PH ONES ONES R L 8$ 9)!@# %^ MIDI FOOT SWITCH FOOT CONTROLLER ASSIGNABLE OUTPUT OUTPUT A/D INPUT GAIN DIGITAL OUT THRU OUT IN ASSIGNABLE SUSTAIN 21 RR L L/MONO PH PH ONES ONES R L 8$ 9)!@# %^ MIDI FOOT SWITCH FOOT CONTROLLER ASSIGNABLE OUTPUT OUTPUT A/D INPUT GAIN DIGITAL OUT THRU OUT IN ASSIGNABLE SUSTAIN 21 R L R L/MONO PHONES R L 8$ 9)

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The Controls & Connectors 8 DIGITAL OUT connector % A/D INPUT jacks (pages 40, 147, 232 and 265) Use this connector to output digital signals over coaxial External audio signals can be input via these phone jacks (RCA-pin) cable. The digital signal format is CD/DAT (S/P (1/4" mono phone plug). Various devices such as DIF). This connector outputs a digital signal of 44.1 kHz/24 microphone, guitar, bass, CD player, synthesizer can be bit. By using this jack, you can record the keyboard connecte

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Start Guide Step 1: Setting Up Power Supply Connecting speakers or headphones Rear panel Since the MOTIF XS has no built-in speakers, you will need to monitor the sound of the instrument by using external equipment. Connect a set of headphones, powered speakers, or other playback equipment as required. AC IN Powered speaker (Left) Powered speaker (Right) Headphones OUTPUT L/MONO OUTPUT R Power cord (included) PHONES 1 Make sure the POWER switch on the MOTIF XS is set to OFF. 2 Connect the s

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Start Guide Step 1: Setting Up name) registered to the current Master program. Let’s try Adjusting the sound and the playing the keyboard. display contrast n For details about Banks, see pages 88 and 135. Adjust the volume levels of the MOTIF XS and the connected amplifier/speaker system. If the display is not easily visible, use the Contrast control to adjust for optimum visibility. Selecting and playing the Adjust the volume with the Adjust the display contrast sounds MASTER VOLUME sli


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