Yamaha Motif ES

8 Июн 2014 | Author: | Комментарии к записи Yamaha Motif ES отключены
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Music Production Synthesizer


Mark Ewing

Yamaha’s family of sampling, sequencing, workstations was launched in 2001 reviewed in SOS in September of that see www.soundonsound.com/sos/sep01/articles/yamahamotif7.asp ). Since then, the has carved quite a niche for in a market that has just a of major players the various of Korg’s Triton and Roland’s Fantom S come to mind. Now Yamaha have decided time to upgrade the range, it seem that they’ve to take advantage of public with the Motif name than launch a completely new Enter the Motif ES (or ‘Expanded

In response to user requests, extra features were to the original Motif over by way of software updates. But some of the facilities required hardware that would be impossible to to an existing instrument. Having the decision to produce a ‘next of Motifs, it was a logical step to a new chipset that would these enhancements easy to

There wasn’t a whole lot with the original Motifs, and the is still appearing in new gear as the S90 88-note synth I reviewed month (albeit with the of the aforementioned Motif software built in). But we’re three years down the and technology has moved on. Hence, ES 128-voice polyphony (more double that of the original), effects and EQ, even more capability from the arpeggiator, and an system that seems smoother and faster. More perhaps, there is also a new engine. Subjectively, the filters to me to have a more ‘analogue’ more than the average synth and the EGs are very responsive.

And there’s a much larger ROM on board; it’s equivalent to with 1859 waveforms. offer specialised, performance-based (for example, guitar squeaks and harmonics) which are in the factory presets to provide that produce many of the effects of the instruments being (more on this later). more numerous are the factory 768 presets in six banks, and 64 factory kits, plus a General sound set and 256 user Voice (and 32 user drum kit

That’s a lot more Voices on the original Motif!

Strangely, for an instrument, a number of features gone missing, the most odd of (on UK-bought instruments, anyway) is sample RAM! Yes, in for your new sampling synth to sample, you’ll first to buy some RAM. To be fair, RAM are volatile in the UK at the moment, and it must been tricky for Yamaha to out costings that included but it still feels like an is being passed on to the customer so the of the ES can be kept down.

Mind you, I should out that unlike Yamaha’s few rounds of sample-based products, the onboard sampler benefits using standard, widely and affordable DIMM RAM modules to a of 512MB.

Other features as the option to add Yamaha’s PLG synth-expansion and the ability to use the ES as a sophisticated master or real-time control surface from the original Motif, with subtle enhancements and there.

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