I have not regretted my purchase. Same Day Music is an authorized dealer of Yamaha products. Shes quite larger than i had assumed. The squelch control can be manually set to one of three levels for optimal performance. There might be better dedicated piano units available the Nord Stage comes to mind , but the Motif gets very close.Next
This is in large part because it does so many things. It also includes a 16-track Pattern sequencer that lets you work in loops and build up sections of your song verse, chorus, bridge, etc. It is important to remember that when buying a used keyboard it may not operate or look exactly like a new one. Also, by presetting the tempo, time signature, necessary number of measures, and number of beats, you can smoothly perform trimming and easily create perfect audio loops. It has the newest firmware version 1. There are loads of voices 1,664+ , an awesome arpeggiator 7,000+ patterns! Category Search is available wherever you want to select a Voice, so when you are looking for just the right sound in a Song, access Category Search and easily browse for that perfect fit for your mix. The display is good but not great.Next
Every button, knob and slider works exactly as it should. There will come a point where it all comes together. This next-generation workstation features an extraordinary collection of voices for you to get creative with. The motifator forum is very good, and offers a lot of help, but you end up wasting a lot of time rummaging through various threads and posts trying to find information that should have been in the manual to begin with. The firewire port should be standard.
The reproduction in minute detail of even very subtle nuances results in exquisitely crafted piano Voices that will satisfy even the most demanding players. I am still learning the interface of the Motif, but my initial impression is that it is far from user friendly. Once she was out of the box and on my studio desk i sat back for a second and thought to myself shes too big. I still haven't figured it out and can't find much assistance. I have barely scratched the surface of its capabilities, due in large part to the ridiculously spartan owner's manual.Next
Yamaha makes the flash proprietary, so you cannot install standard flash cards. Simple SetupFirst, Connect the transmitter. Starting with the S6 piano, the 136 newly-added Voices include keyboard sounds such as those of clavinets and organs as well as a wide range of new sounds from orchestral to hip-hop. I couldn't agree more with the previous reviewer. This is the inherent problem with the Motif.Next
Cosmetically your used keyboard may have scuffs, scratches, cracks to plastic pieces, discolored keys or other visual impairments that might not show up in the photos. Manuel is lacking so much information needed, and loading multiple voice libraries is troublesome at best. This synthesizer may be just what you're looking for. An advanced Phrase Factory arpeggiator with realtime loop remix capability plus parameters such as Swing, Velocity, and Quantize let you easily modify preset arpeggios. About 4 hours later after i had time to install 2 1gb flash modules, set her up and install some voice libraries from the anniversary pack i knew i had made the right choice. Through its many reincarnations, it has always been among the most revered instruments in professional stage and studio keyboard performance. The screen is bright and clear and all of the key's play just as they should.Next
There is a lot of information in very small font size, and to move from screen to screen entails trying to line up and press the correct physical button that corresponds to the menu on the screen. Over time, it has continued to evolve and improve its expressiveness and functionality. I also like the balanced hammer action. We try to mention any obvious visual imperfections but may not consider them serious enough to post in the listing. First and foremost, the sounds that the machine generates are the best I've heard. With Performance Creator you can easily build up layer or split performances with a single button press.Next
We had two other keyboards and none of them has the same effect as this one. There are countless tiny black buttons protruding from the black metal body which is of a rough texture, and holds fingerprints like superglue not color-coded in any way. The sequencer includes a pattern mode, phrase building, and a one-key arpeggiator with as many as 1700 sequenced phrases. We're including a power cord and the manuals. Using half damper pedaling with the damper resonance effect, you can achieve an even more realistic and richer piano sound that simulates the sound board of a grand piano and responds naturally to sophisticated piano pedaling techniques. Cosmetically it has seen some heavy use and has scuffs and scratches throughout along with a crack on the front of the right endcap. Our technician does check these items and if they are deemed unusable they are replaced but some function buttons may require more pressure or manipulation to make the appropriate changes.Next
I cut her open very carefully and when i first laid eyes on her i said wow. When you get it to work tho amazing. The learning curve is very high and yet, I have now come to a point where I can plan out any full score composition and have the Motif make it work for me. As your needs change, you can add more receivers to your system with the Stealth Wireless Expansion Pack. The Favorites feature even lets you tag your favorites Voices and Performances so they are even easier to access. Even third party libraries are categorized using this elegant database system. In fact all these derive from the same technology, and the memory capacity is the same.Next
© 1996-2019 Eighth Street Music Inc. One can literally create a full composition from scratch, sample, perform, edit, mix, and record it. The Motif is a complicated creature. Motifator is very helpful and one should expect to do alot of research in the forums. My dream keyboard was a reality. Number of Pattern 64 patterns x 16 sections Measures: 256 maximum Data Capacity Capacity Approx. Whether you're interested in upping your production game or adding a new facet to your home rig, the Motif is a theme you'll keep coming back to.