You can also use the preset Performances as starting points in building your own custom Voice combinations. This voice also features stretch tuning and a damper resonance effect, which bring this voice even closer to reality by simulating the inner workings of an acoustic grand piano. The edited Multi can be stored in the Multi Store mode. Half Damper Capability Some classic pieces call for a half damper technique, where the damper pedal is pressed half way down raising the felts only partially off the strings. I played the Korg units and a high end Roland unit as well as this at a local music store showroom. When using Category Search, the Favourites button lets you access all the Voices or Performances you know you like.
These are the same as in the Voice Common Edit mode page 128 and the Voice Element Edit mode page 133. Plug-in Board effects are not available in the Voice mode. More fundamentally, perhaps, there is also a new synth engine. Benches supplied by Yamaha are designed for seating only. Even after reading the manual I can't seem to adjust the range of the voices or the octaves. You can prevent drum instruments from playing back simultaneously by assigning them to the same Alternate Group. Photo: Mark Ewing The Motif, when interfaced with a computer, could be used to control the on-screen controls of some music software.
There's also more direct, front-panel control over where the real-time knobs and sliders are routed. Now, this sort of thing isn't my cup of tea and you can ignore it if it's not yours , but there's no denying the clever programming that's gone on here. This facility is offered to make what is a deep and complex instrument easier to navigate when you're in a hurry. So I'm in performance mode, I set up a split with a piano sound on the left and a clav on the right, but the clav needs to sound an octave lower. That's a lot more Voices than on the original Motif! In response to user requests, many extra features were added to the original Motif over time by way of software updates. And I was glad to see a rather Korg-like ribbon controller join the pitch-bend and modulation wheels as a source of real-time control.
Our site appears in English, but all prices will display in your local currency. While the Information display is shown, the panel buttons cannot be used to control the computer software. The rawest, squelchiest, most '80s-sounding presets work really well and are often teamed up with drums and apreggiations in fun Performances. I read the manual and could not find an easy way to do it. Photo: Mark Ewingattern mode feels, as it did on the original Motif, as if it's borrowed from a home arranger-style keyboard. Operationally, existing Motif owners will be on familiar ground — they'll just find more choices in some places and new options in others.
The transpose of voices within a Performance is indeed part of the edit parameters for the Performance among many other things. A total of 8 different Master Effect types are available. In addition, the Favourites Category allows you to highlight all the sounds you use most, from within all the other Categories, and corral them into one collection. One Song mode trick worth mentioning is the way that individual tracks can be looped by means of an independent switch on each track. Settings: thru, insA Insertion Effect A , insB Insertion Effect B RevSend Reverb Send Determines the level of the Drum key sound the bypassed signal that is sent to Reverb effect. For a chance to hear some of these, from the Media sidebar at the right.
This eradicates the Section boundaries in the Pattern chain, creating a continuous sequence, over which you can then overdub more longform solos, or mix and arrange your Song in a more linear manner. This update may solve problems in which the instrument might not start in low-temperature environments. Aftertouch is also included so you can gain more expression from every note. The Limit H and Limit L soft keys don't seem to adjust anything. The longer waves give yamaha s90es note a very natural sustain that, when used on ballads and slow, exposed pieces, plays expressively with a full, natural sound.
The slots are assigned to the color-coded cables as follows: Slot 1 — orange, Slot 2 — yellow, Slot 3 — green. There's a certain degree of interconvertibility, in that Pattern chains can be converted into Songs if you wish. I've had loads of times in jam sessions when everyone has been telling me to get a few sounds on the board at once, but jam sessions tend to be very much of the moment. It appears to have all the necessary bits, but like many Yamaha manuals I've experienced recently, it is not organised in the most accessible or friendly way. Am I am missing something, I didn't think it would be this hard. Maybe I misunderstand your post, but to transpose voice elements in a Performance, it's very simple and easy, and does not involve what you describe.
A footswitch can also step through the Master memory list, if desired. In Song and Pattern modes, however, the insert effects complement is multiplied by four. Alternatively, you could use a pair of headphones. That makes more sense I think. As it currently stands, they have spread out what Roland smoothly does in one mode over three separate modes and it's a real head scratcher.