Yamaha MOTIF-RACK XS Tone Generator

Yamaha MOTIF-RACK XS Tone Generator

Yamaha MOTIF-RACK XS Tone Generator

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Product Highlights

  • 1152 Voices and 65 Drum Kits
  • 128-Note Polyphony
  • Arpeggiator with 6000+ Phrases
  • MIDI via USB and DIN Ports
  • 24-Bit / 44.1 kHz Digital Output
  • 9 x Reverb, 22 x Chorus Effects
  • 16-Part Multitimbral
  • Includes Cubase AI Software
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Yamaha MOTIF-RACK XS overview

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The MOTIF-RACK XS Tone Generator from Yamaha is a single space rackmountable tone generator ideal for use in both live and studio settings. It uses a powerful sound engine and high-quality waveforms and samples to bring your performance an incredibly realistic sound. Each voice can have up to eight separate elements of sound for increased complexity and nuance. The Expanded Articulation system provides more natural legato, staccato, and key release sounds, while special Mega Voices add richness to sequencer tracks and arpeggios.

The built-in arpeggiator provides approximately 6,633 preprogrammed phrases, and you can have up to four of them playing simultaneously in perfect sync—great for live performances. As you play, you can store your ideas as songs or patterns to the internal memory.

The MOTIF-RACK XS offers an intuitive interface complete with a large, color backlit LCD, and knobs so you can make adjustments to parameters and effects in real-time while you play. Effects include reverb, delay, EQ, and more. The MOTIF-RACK XS features a USB port and 5-pin DIN ports for MIDI communication. The expansion port can accommodate the optional mLAN16E2 interface for 16 channels of digital audio I/O over firewire. 

High-Quality Audio
High-quality on-board samples and waveforms provide a realistic sound with terrific detail and nuance. The Expanded Articulation system recreates performances techniques such as legato, staccato, and key release for a more authentic sound. A wide variety of voices and drum kits are provided for playing in many genres and styles.
Approximately 6,653 arpeggio phrases are provided, up to four of which can be played simultaneously. Perfect for live performance, the arpeggiator lets you create full jam sessions that can be recorded as songs or patterns.
Built-in effects include reverb, delay, EQ, and more for customizing your sound.
The MOTIF-RACK XS features a 1/4" stereo input, 1/4" stereo outputs, a S/PDIF digital output, footswitch and pedal inputs, and a full complement of MIDI connectors. For connecting to your computer or network it has a USB to host port, Ethernet jack, and an expansion slot to add FireWire ports for mLAN capability.
The keyboard is designed to operate seamlessly with popular DAW software such as Cubase, Logic, SONAR, and Digital Performer. Cubase AI software is included to give you pro-level recording tools, and it is easily upgraded to Cubase 4. MOTIF XS editing software is freely-downloadable for editing and mixing your work.
UPC: 086792882994
In the Box
Yamaha MOTIF-RACK XS Tone Generator
  • AC Power Cord
  • Data List
  • DAW Software
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Yamaha MOTIF-RACK XS specs

    Keyboard None
    Polyphony 128 notes
    Multitimbral 16 parts (internal)
    Audio Input Parts: (A/D, mLAN)
    Synthesis Method AWM2 with expanded articulation
    Presets Voices: 1024
    Drum Kits: 64
    GM Voices: 128
    GM Drum Kits: 1
    Filters: 18
    Patterns: 64
    Mixing Templates 32
    Songs: 64
    Arpeggios: 6000 Types
    Sequencer None
    Record and Playback None
    User Memory User Voices: 128 x 3
    User Drum Kits: 32
    User Performances: 128 x 3 (Up to 4 Parts)
    User Phrases: 256 Per Pattern
    User Arpeggios: 256 Types
    Effects Reverb: 9
    Chorus: 22
    Insertion (A/B/L): 53 Types x 8 Blocks
    Master Effect: 9 Types
    Master EQ: 5 Bands
    Part EQ: 3 Bands, Stereo
    Expansion Slots 1 x Slot for optional mLAN16E2 FireWire mLAN Expansion Card
    Inputs/Outputs USB to Host: MIDI data
    MIDI Ports: 2 x 5-Pin DIN (In/Out)
    Digital Output: Coaxial (RCA) S/PDIF
    Main Output L/Mono and R: 2 x 1/4" / 6.3 mm 
    Assignable Output L and R: 2 x 1/4" / 6.3 mm
    DC power adapter input
    Storage Not specified by the manufacturer
    Display 160 x 64-dot graphic backlit LCD
    System Requirements Mac or PC with MIDI, USB, and/or Ethernet Connectors
    A FireWire Connector Will be Needed if the Optional mLAN16E2 Has Been Installed
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 18.9 x 15 x 1.75" / 480 x 379.4 x 44 mm
    Weight 9.26 lb / 4.2 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 13.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 22.0 x 19.5 x 6.0"

    Yamaha MOTIF-RACK XS reviews

    MOTIF-RACK XS Tone Generator is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from MOTIF-RACK XS Tone Generator Is HOT. I use the MOTIF-RACK XS in my home studio. The optional mLAN16E2 features multi channel recording up to 14 audio tracks simultaneously. Thanks to its easy-to-understand graphical interface, you can edit various parameters of the MOTIF-RACK XS right from your computer. The USB enables much faster data transfer If your looking for something fast and easy this is the one for you..
    Date published: 2009-06-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from great sounds If you have a good midi controller this is an excellent expansion. Plus has a usable version of cubase.
    Date published: 2011-01-17
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