MOTIF XF Editor VST Owner`s Manual

MOTIF XF Editor VST
Owner’s Manual
Contents
What is the MOTIF XF Editor VST? .........................................2
Data Structure of the MOTIF XF Editor VST ...........................3
Starting the MOTIF XF Editor VST ..........................................4
An Example of MOTIF XF Editor VST in Use..........................7
MOTIF XF Editor VST Window ...............................................13
Basic Operations ....................................................................35
Menu ........................................................................................37
Troubleshooting .....................................................................54
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please refer to the owner’s manual which came with your Windows/Mac software before using the MOTIF XF Editor
VST.
For information about hardware requirements, the interconnection of devices and the installation of the MOTIF XF
Editor VST software, refer to the separate Installation Manual as well as the Owner’s Manual for the respective MIDI
device.
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What is the MOTIF XF Editor VST?
What is the MOTIF XF Editor VST?
MOTIF XF Editor VST is a convenient tool which lets you edit and save the various parameters of your MOTIF
XF tone generator. These include Voice and Mixing parameters (edited in the Voice or Mixing mode of the
MOTIF XF) such as Volume, Pan, EG, and Cutoff and other settings. Thanks to its easy-to-understand
graphical interface, you can edit various parameters of the MOTIF XF right from your computer — using the
mouse to adjust the virtual knobs, sliders, and buttons and entering values from the computer keyboard.
Finally, all the changes you have made can be saved to your computer or transmitted to the MOTIF XF
instrument.
The MOTIF XF Editor VST, based on the “VST3 technology” by Steinberg, works as a VST3 plug-in with
Cubase5.1.1/Cubase Studio5.1.1/Cubase Essential 5.1.1/Cubase AI5.1.1 or later (Cubase series). The
MOTIF XF Editor VST also works as the same way as other VST instrument software, allowing you to save the
edited settings of the MOTIF XF, or use them for another project. In addition, you can handle the MOTIF XF
Voices in the Media Bay window in Cubase series when using the MOTIF XF Editor VST with Cubase series,
allowing you to search for, listen, and load the MOTIF XF Voices within Media Bay in Cubase series. The
MOTIF XF Editor VST provides a comprehensive and seamless music production environment — making the
use of hardware and software both easier and much more efficient.
The MOTIF XF Editor VST lets you adjust the hue as desired (page 6). This manual uses example screen
shots having the most universal color visibility, allowing the manual to be easily viewed by many people
having different types of color recognition.
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Data Structure of the MOTIF XF Editor VST
Data Structure of the MOTIF XF Editor VST
The MOTIF XF Editor VST lets you create the following data and save them as a single file (extension: X3E).
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Current Global data (latest status of edited global parameters)
Current data in the Voice mode (latest status of edited Voice)
Current data in the Song/Pattern mode (consisting of Mixing setup, latest status of edited Voice and 16 Mixing Voices)
User Voice data (consisting of three Normal Voice Banks and one Drum Voice Bank)
Current settings includes the latest settings of the Common and Element parameters for the Voice last assigned to
each of Parts 1 – 16, as well as Mixing parameter settings such as Voice assignment, pan, volume and effect for
each Part. Among the Voice Banks, only the Mixing Voice Bank data belongs to the Current settings. The MOTIF
XF Editor VST lets you edit parameters (including Element parameters) of the Voice assigned to each Part and
save the latest edit status as a file without storing it as a User Voice or a Mixing Voice. This means that you can
easily recall the latest status of the previous edit simply by opening the file.
n The MOTIF XF Editor VST handles the Global data which includes some of the parameters shown on the “G” row in the
Mixer section and all the parameters in the Global Settings of the Parameter Category section (pages 21 and 24).
The diagram illustrated below indicates the structure of the data created via the MOTIF XF Editor VST, the
structure of the data stored in the internal memory of the MOTIF XF instrument and the relationship between
those two types of data.
Project file of the DAW application (computer)
MOTIF XF Editor VST (VST3 Plug-in)
Current Global data
Data sync*1
Current data in the Voice mode
Store Voice*2
(page 49)
User Voice data
Data sync*1
• Normal User 1 (128 Voices)
• Normal User 2 (128 Voices)
• Normal User 3 (128 Voices)
• Normal User 4 (128 Voices)
• Drum User (32 Voices)
Current data in the Song or
Pattern mode
• Mixing data
• Multi Common data
Editor file
(Extension: .X3E)
Store Voice*2
(page 49)
Part Voice data
(16 Voices)
Store Voice*2 (page 49)
Mixing Voice data
(16 Voices)
MOTIF XF instrument
Store Global*3 (page 49)
Current Global data
Global data
Store Voice*2 (page 49)
Current data in the Voice mode
Current data in the Song or
Pattern mode
• Mixing data
• Multi Common data
Data sync*1
Part Voice data
User Voice data
Store Voice*2
(page 49)
• Normal User 1 (128 Voices)
• Normal User 2 (128 Voices)
• Normal User 3 (128 Voices)
• Normal User 4 (128 Voices)
• Drum User (32 Voices)
Store Mixing*3 (page 50)
Mixing data
• Multi Common data
(16 Voices)
Store Voice*2 (page 49)
Mixing Voice data
(16 Voices)
*1 When the MOTIF XF instrument is connected to the computer properly with the ONLINE status, editing a parameter on the MOTIF XF Editor VST affects the same parameter on the MOTIF XF itself,
and vice versa.
*2 The Store Voice operation on the Editor will store the Voice data to the memory of the MOTIF XF instrument as well as the memory of the Editor.
*3 The Store Global operation and Store Mixing operation will store the data only to the memory of the MOTIF XF instrument.
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Starting the MOTIF XF Editor VST
Starting the MOTIF XF Editor VST
Install the driver (USB-MIDI driver or Yamaha Steinberg FW Driver), and MOTIF XF Editor VST by following
the respective Installation Guides. After making the required connection and setting the MIDI IN/OUT
parameter to “USB” or “FW” in the Utility mode, follow the instructions below to start the MOTIF XF Editor VST.
This example describes the operation steps for Cubase 5.5 with the optional FireWire Expansion Board
FW16E connected to a computer via an IEEE1394 (FireWire) cable.
n For details about connection between the MOTIF XF and a computer, refer to the Owner’s Manual of the MOTIF XF.
1. Open the VST Instrument window via [Devices]  [VST Instruments] in the Cubase
series menu.
2. Click the Instrument Slot in the VST Instrument Rack, then select [External]  [MOTIF XF
VST].
3. When the dialog box asking “Do you want to create a MIDI track assigned to plug-in
“MOTIF XF VST”?” appears, click [Create].
A MIDI track will be created and the MOTIF XF Editor VST window will appear.
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Starting the MOTIF XF Editor VST
4. Click the Output Setup button at the right side of the Edit button (
) in the VST
Instrument Rack, then select [Activate All Outputs].
Output Setup button
After this operation, the MOTIF XF1 – 8 Busses appear in the project window of the Cubase series.
5. Call up the Editor Setup window in the MOTIF XF Editor VST via [File]  [Editor Setup].
6. Select “FW/1394” at the [FW/1394] checkbox.
7. Select “MOTIF XF6 (MOTIF XF7, or MOTIF XF8)” at the [FW Device] column.
8. Select “MOTIF XF6 (MOTIF XF7, or MOTIF XF8) Main” at the [MIDI Out] column.
9. Click [OK] button at the bottom.
10. Call up the VSTi Setup window in the MOTIF XF Editor VST via [File]  [VSTi Setup].
11. Click the [Auto] button then all the audio ports are assigned automatically.
12. Click the [OK] button at the bottom.
13. If the MOTIF XF Editor VST is “OFFLINE,” click the [ONLINE/OFFLINE] button to go
“ONLINE.”
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Starting the MOTIF XF Editor VST
14. In Quick Set Up, select [Rec on PC] in the MIDI button group, and [With PC] in the FW
Monitor button group.
n Step 5 through 12 are required when starting MOTIF XF Editor VST for the first time. These steps are saved in
the editor and do not need to be repeated each time it is started.
n The MOTIF XF Editor VST can be started also from the Instrument track via the following steps. From the
“Project” menu of Cubase series, select “Add Track” then “Instrument” to call up the “Add Instrument Track”
window. Press the “Add Track” button to call up the Instrument track. Press the “Edit Instrument” button on
the Instrument track to start the MOTIF XF Editor VST.
n The MOTIF XF Editor can be started also from Media Bay via the following steps. From the “Media” menu of
Cubase series, select “MediaBay” to call up the MediaBay window. Select a Voice from the MediaBay, rightclick to call up “Property,” then select “Create Track.” Press the “Edit Instrument” button on the created
Instrument track to start the MOTIF XF Editor VST.
n On the MOTIF XF, press the [UTILITY]  [F5] Control  [SF2] MIDI then set the MIDI parameter to the proper
value. Set this parameter to “USB” in case of USB connection, or “FW” in case of IEEE1394 connection, then
press the [STORE] button to store this Utility setting.
Adjusting the hue of the display
The MOTIF XF Editor VST lets you adjust the hue as desired.
1. At the left bottom of the Editor window, click the triangle button to call up the slider.
Click the triangle button again to close the slider.
2. Drag or click the slider to adjust the hue.
In Windows, to reset the hue to its default, simultaneously hold down the <Ctrl> key and click on the
slider.
On the Mac, to reset the hue to its default, simultaneously hold down the <Command> key and click
on the slider.
For details about slider operation, refer to page 36.
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An Example of MOTIF XF Editor VST in Use: Editing in the Voice mode
An Example of MOTIF XF Editor VST in Use
There is no single way to use the many components in the MOTIF XF Editor VST. Your editing needs and
preferences may differ; however, the following example gives you a simple step-by-step guide in how to use
the MOTIF XF Editor VST. As an example, this section explains how to edit a Voice in the Voice mode, edit a
Mixing program in the Song mode, then store the edited data to the memory of the MOTIF XF instrument and
save the final results of your editing to a file.
Editing in the Voice mode
n If the [Song] or [Pattern] indication (at the top left of the display) is on, perform the instructions below from step 1. If the
[Voice] indication is on, perform the instructions below from step 2.
1. Change the mode to the Voice mode by clicking the [Voice] indication (at the top left of
the display).
If the [ONLINE]/[OFFLINE] indication is set to [ONLINE] before changing the mode, the Auto Sync
window will be called up automatically when this step is executed. As step 2 is thus unnecessary, you
should proceed to step 3.
2. Click the [OFFLINE] to call up the Auto Sync window if the [ONLINE]/[OFFLINE]
indication is set to [OFFLINE].
3. On the Auto Sync window, set communication-related parameters such as Input Port,
Output Port and Device Number in the Data Port section, then set the direction of Data
Auto Synchronization (Global, Current and Voice) in the Auto Sync Setting section.
When you want to use the settings on the MOTIF XF itself as starting data for editing, set the boxes of
Global, Current and Voice in the Auto Sync Setting to on so that the data flows from the instrument to the
computer. To use the settings on the MOTIF XF Editor VST as starting data, set both Global, Current and
Voice to the opposite, so that the arrow indicates data flow from the computer to the keyboard. For
details, see page 40.
NOTICE
• Keep in mind that when you set Global, Current and Voice to On, enable data sync from the computer to the MOTIF
XF (instrument), and then click the [Start] button at the bottom, this operation transmits these types of data
currently on the Editor to the MOTIF XF itself, automatically overwriting and erasing all the corresponding data
already existing on memory of the MOTIF XF instrument. When you want to use the settings on the MOTIF XF itself
as starting data for editing, set the boxes of Global, Current and Voice in the Auto Sync Setting to on so that the
data flows from the instrument to the computer.
• Make sure to set the desired data transfer direction in order to avoid data loss.
• Any data which was overwritten and lost accidentally cannot be recovered.
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An Example of MOTIF XF Editor VST in Use: Editing in the Voice mode
4. From the Auto Sync window, click [Start] at the bottom.
The data synchronization will be started if the Port settings are correct. As soon as data synchronization
is completed, the Auto Sync window is closed, then the OFFLINE indication is changed to ONLINE
indication automatically. In this ONLINE status, editing a parameter on the MOTIF XF Editor VST affects
the same parameter on the MOTIF XF itself, and vice versa.
For more information, refer to “ONLINE/OFFLINE” on page 13.
5. Edit the Voice in the Voice mode.
5-1 On the “V” row of the Voice section, click the Bank name or Voice name to call up the
VOICE LIBRARY window.
5-2 From the list in the VOICE LIBRARY, select the desired Voice to assign it temporarily to
the current Part.
You can confirm the sound of the selected Voice by clicking any note on the virtual keyboard or the
MOTIF XF keyboard.
5-3 Click the Voice name or [OK] at bottom right of the window to close the VOICE LIBRARY
window.
You can cancel the Voice selection by clicking the Close (X) button or [Cancel] button at bottom right of
the window. By executing this operation, the Voice selection is reset to the original status and the VOICE
LIBRARY window closes.
NOTICE
When a different Voice has been selected, your edits of the previously selected Voice will be lost. If you want to store
the edits, make sure to store the Voice by using the Store window (page 49) before changing the Voice.
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An Example of MOTIF XF Editor VST in Use: Editing in the Voice mode
5-4 Edit the Voice parameters as desired.
Edit the parameters (EQ, chorus, reverb, etc.) in the “V” row by clicking them.
To confirm how the parameter edit affects the Voice sound, click any note on the virtual keyboard or the
MOTIF XF keyboard.
To make detailed settings of the selected Voice, click the arrow button
next to the main window to call up the Detailed Parameter section.
at the top of the right panel
n For details about Voice parameters, refer to “Editing a Normal Voice” and “Editing a Drum Voice” in the
Reference Manual.
6. Store the edited settings as a User Voice, as necessary.
6-1 Click [Store Voice] under [Edit] in the menu bar to open the Store window (page 49).
6-2 Select a Voice Bank from the following list:
• Normal User 1
• Normal User 2
• Normal User 3
• Normal User 4
• Drum User
n Normal User 1 – 4 are shown in the Store window when editing the Normal Voice while Drum User is shown in
the Store window when editing the Drum Voice.
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An Example of MOTIF XF Editor VST in Use: Mixing edit in the Song or Pattern mode
6-3 Open the selected Bank, select the desired number as destination, then enter the name
of the Voice in the box at the top of this window.
6-4 Click [Store] to store the edited Voice to the selected number in the selected Bank.
Performing this operation will store the Voice data to the User Voice Bank in the MOTIF XF instrument as
well as that within the Editor.
NOTICE
When you execute the Store operation, the settings for the destination memory (of both the Editor and instrument)
will be overwritten. Select the destination Voice number carefully to prevent important data from being erased
accidentally. For this reason, important data should always be saved to a separate USB storage device.
n You can store the settings of the parameters in the “G” row except for the Chorus and Reverb settings by
clicking [Store Global] under [Edit] in the menu bar.
Mixing edit in the Song or Pattern mode
This section explains how to edit a Mixing program in the Song mode.
1. Change the mode to the Song mode by clicking [Song] of the [Voice]/[Song]/[Pattern]
indication.
The Auto Sync appears automatically during ONLINE status.
2. From the Auto Sync window, click [Start] at the bottom.
Data synchronization will be started if the Port settings are correct. As soon as data synchronization is
completed, the Auto Sync window is closed.
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An Example of MOTIF XF Editor VST in Use: Mixing edit in the Song or Pattern mode
3. Edit the parameters of the Mixing and Voice assigned to each Part.
If you want to change the parameter values from the original ones of the selected Song or Pattern, click
(drag and drop) each of the parameters such as EQ and effect lined up to the right of “G” in the Global/
Multi section and “1” – “16” in the Part section.
To confirm how the parameter edit affects the Voice sound, click any note on the virtual keyboard.
To make detailed settings of the selected Multi, click the arrow button
next to the main window to call up the Detailed Parameter section.
at the top of the right panel
n The MOTIF XF Editor VST lets you edit the Voice parameters in the Song or Pattern mode as well as Voice
mode. In the Voice mode, you can edit only the selected Voice. In the Song or Pattern mode, on the other
hand, you can edit the parameters of the Voice assigned to each Part as well as the Mixing parameters. The
edited Voice can be stored to the same Voice Bank as a User Voice regardless of the mode used for editing.
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An Example of MOTIF XF Editor VST in Use: Mixing edit in the Song or Pattern mode
4. Store the edited Voice or a Mixing, as necessary.
4-1 On the MOTIF XF instrument, press the [STORE] button to call up the Mixing Store
window, select the destination, then press the [ENTER] button to store the edited Mixing.
For details, refer to the Owner’s Manual of the MOTIF XF.
n You can store the edited Mixing also by selecting [Store Mixing] under [Edit] in the menu bar. Note that this
operation does not allow you to select the Song as destination and the edited Mixing will be stored to the
currently selected Song.
4-2 Select the Part to which the desired Voice is assigned, select [Store Voice] under [Edit] in
the menu bar to call up the Store window (page 49) then store the Voice via the same
operations as in steps 6-1, 6-2, 6-3 and 6-4.
5. Select [Save] or [Save As] under [File] on the menu bar to save the edited data as a file
(extension: *.X3E).
All the settings you made and the Voice data you stored to the User Banks will be saved as a single file
(extension: X3E). When you open this file next time to call up the Auto Sync window, click [Start] to
synchronize the status of the parameter settings between the MOTIF XF Editor VST and the MOTIF XF
instrument.
The Save operation from the Cubase series File menu will save the Project file including the settings
made via the MOTIF XF Voice Editor VST. This means that opening the same Project file next time will call
up the settings lastly made via the MOTIF XF Voice Editor VST.
NOTICE
It is recommended that Auto Save be set to off in the Preferences - General window of Cubase series. If Auto Save is
set to on, a backup of the Cubase series Project file will be created automatically, resulting in the Indicators showing
the Editing Status being turned off, even though the Voice Edit settings have not been saved yet. This allows you to
open a new file or different file, resulting in the settings being lost. In other words, to best avoid losing your editing
data, set Auto Save to off.
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MOTIF XF Editor VST Window: Overall section
MOTIF XF Editor VST Window
Overall section
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1 VST Preset
This box lets you store the settings made on the MOTIF XF Editor VST as VST Preset or recall it.
Click the icon ( ) at right of this box, select “Save Preset,” enter the desired name of the new VST
Preset on the “Save Preset” window then store the settings. The currently edited Voice will be stored in
the Voice mode while the edited Mixing setup will to be stored in the Song or Pattern mode.
The stored settings can be recalled by clicking the icon ( ) at right of this box, selecting “Load Preset”
then selecting the VST Preset. The name of the selected VST Preset will be shown in this box. No name
is shown in this box if no Preset VST is recalled.
n The data of the MOTIF XF stored as VST Preset can be handled like the other VST Presets in the Media Bay of
Cubase series 5.1.1 or later.
NOTICE
Note that recalling the VST Preset will overwrite or erase the current settings of the MOTIF XF Editor VST.
2 File, Edit, Bulk, Help
Refer to page 37.
3 Voice/Song/Pattern mode
Determines the mode of the MOTIF XF, Voice, Song or Pattern. As soon as “Voice,” “Song” or “Pattern” is
selected here, the mode of the MOTIF XF instrument changes accordingly and the Auto Sync window
(page 53) opens. After setting parameters as necessary on this window, click [Start] to execute data
synchronization between the MOTIF XF Editor VST and the MOTIF XF instrument.
4 ONLINE/OFFLINE
Clicking this switches the status of the Editor between “ONLINE” and “OFFLINE.” When “ONLINE” is
indicated, the edited status is completely synchronized between the MOTIF XF Editor VST and the
MOTIF XF instrument, meaning that any parameter edit you make on the MOTIF XF Editor VST is
reflected in the same parameter on the MOTIF XF instrument and vice versa. When OFFLINE is selected,
editing on the MOTIF XF Editor VST will not affect the MOTIF XF instrument and vice versa even if the
MOTIF XF instrument is connected to a computer.
Note that the indication here is automatically changed according to the status of communication
between the MOTIF XF Editor VST and the MOTIF XF instrument. For example, the ONLINE status
changes automatically to OFFLINE when the cable is disconnected accidentally.
1
Indicates that the current status is set to ONLINE. Clicking this calls up OFFLINE (2) described below.
Keep in mind that the ONLINE indication cannot be enabled when the MIDI Port is not set properly or the
MOTIF XF instrument is not properly connected to a computer.
2
This OFFLINE indication shows that the MIDI Port is set properly and the MOTIF XF is properly connected
to a computer. Clicking this calls up the Auto Sync window. From the Auto Sync window, you can
synchronize the settings between the MOTIF XF Editor VST and the MOTIF XF by clicking the [Start]
button. As soon as data synchronization is completed, the Auto Sync window is closed and the status of
the Editor changes from OFFLINE to ONLINE.
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MOTIF XF Editor VST Window: Mixer section (when the Voice/Song/Pattern is set to “Voice”)
n When the Global, Current and Voice settings are set to “Off” and Auto Start is set to “On” in the Auto Sync
window, clicking here changes the Editor status from OFFLINE to ONLINE without opening the Auto Sync
window.
3
This OFFLINE indication shows that the MIDI Port is not set properly or the MOTIF XF instrument is not
connected to a computer properly. Clicking this calls up the Auto Sync window. After making sure to
connect the MOTIF XF instrument to a computer, set the MIDI Port properly then click the [Start] button in
the Auto Sync window to execute data synchronization between the MOTIF XF Editor VST and the MOTIF
XF instrument. As soon as data synchronization is completed, the Auto Sync window is closed and the
status of the Editor is changed from OFFLINE to ONLINE.
Mixer section (when the Voice/Song/Pattern is set to “Voice”)
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3
2
1 Global
This strip lets you edit the main parameters in the Voice mode, such as effect-related ones.
n When editing any of the Global parameters described below, a small square appears at the top right of the
“G” box until you save the edited data as a file. This indication is the same as the [F] indicator (page 26).
Before editing
After editing
Lo, Lo-M, Mid, Hi-M, Hi (Master EQ)
Edits the Master EQ parameters.
Chorus
Selects the Chorus type.
Reverb
Selects the Reverb type.
Master Effect
Turns the Master Effect on or off and selects the Master Effect type.
Volume
Adjust the entire volume.
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MOTIF XF Editor VST Window: Mixer section (when the Voice/Song/Pattern is set to “Voice”)
2 [Voice]/[AD/FW Part] tab
Selects the Parts to be edited from [Voice] and [AD/FW Part]. The illustration below indicates that the
[Voice] tab is active.
3 Voice
When the [Voice] is selected:
Edits the Voice parameters. Clicking the “V” row turns this section on as illustrated below.
n When editing any of the Voice parameters described below, a small square appears at the top right of the “V”
box until you save the edited data as a file or you store the edited data as a Voice. This indication is the same
as the [V] indicator (page 29).
Before editing
After editing
n The MIDI monitor mark is at the left side of the “V” mark. A small LED lights when the specific MIDI channel
receives MIDI messages.
Category, Bank, No., Voice Name
Indicates the Category Bank and name of the Voice. When clicking here, the VOICE LIBRARY window
appears at the right half section, letting you select a different Voice for editing.
VOICE LIBRARY
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2
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4
5
6
7
8
1 Close button
Click this to close this window without applying the changes to the MOTIF XF Editor VST.
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MOTIF XF Editor VST Window: Mixer section (when the Voice/Song/Pattern is set to “Voice”)
2 [Category]/[Bank] checkboxes
Click either of these boxes to determine whether the Voices listed here are divided into Category
folders or Bank folders.
3 [+]/[–] buttons
Click the [+] button to open all the folders so that all Voices appear in all folders. Click the [–] button to
close all folders.
4 Folder (Category or Bank)
Click each folder to open or close it.
5 Voices
Indicates the Voices included in the folder. You can select the Voice temporarily by clicking it. When
double-clicking a Voice, the Voice is actually selected and this window closes. You can also copy the
Preset Voice(s) and User Voice(s) from the original location to any location in the User Bank by
dragging-and-dropping the Voice(s). In the User Bank, you can rearrange the Voices by dragging-anddropping the Voice(s) to a new location.
When the Category checkbox is entered, a checkbox is shown at left of each Voice. If you enter
checkmarks to the checkboxes of your most-used or favorite Voice, you can call up a list of these
Voices on the VOICE LIBRARY by setting the [Favorites] checkbox to on.
n Selecting, copying, pasting or dragging-and-dropping multiple Voices is done in the same way as
normal on your computer OS.
n By right-clicking on Windows / <control> key + clicking on Mac this section and selecting a menu,
you can use the following functions.
• Opening/closing all the folders
• Determining whether the Voices listed here are divided into Category folders or Bank folders.
• Copying/pasting
• Changing the Voice name
• Deleting all the checkmarks of the Favorites checkboxes at left of the Voices
• Saving the VST presets
n There are two ways to save a VST preset.
• Right-click (Windows) / <control> key + click (Mac) on the Voice Library > Save VST presets
• Click the “Save a VST preset” button on the Cubase series
“Save VST presets” on the right click menu allows you to save a voice of the User Bank separately.
You need to save the voice of the Preset Bank to the User Bank when you want to save the Voice of
the Preset Bank as a VST preset.
The “Save a VST preset” button on the Cubase series will save all settings of the MOTIF XF Editor
VST as a VST preset.
6 Search Box
You can search for your desired Voice by inputting a keyword here.
7 [Favorites] checkbox
By entering the checkmark to this checkbox, you can call up a list of your favorite Voices on the VOICE
LIBRARY. You can select your favorite or most-used Voices for this list by entering checkmarks to the
appropriate checkboxes (appearing only when the [Category] checkbox is entered) at the left of each
Voice.
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MOTIF XF Editor VST Window: Mixer section (when the Voice/Song/Pattern is set to “Voice”)
8 [OK]/[Cancel] buttons
Click the [OK] button to apply the settings and close this window. Click the [Cancel] button to quit
without applying the Voice selection.
9 Refresh
When the VOICE LIBRARY is shown in the Editor and you store the Voice(s) on the MOTIF XF itself, the
name(s) of the Voice(s) in the VOICE LIBRARY may be different from the Voice name(s) on the MOTIF
XF. If this happens, click this button to update the Voice names of the VOICE LIBRARY.
EQ Lo, Mi, Hi (Part EQ)
Adjusts the equalizer settings for the current Voice.
Cho, Rev, Pan (Chorus, Reverb, Pan)
Adjusts the Chorus Send level, Reverb Send level and stereo Pan position for the current Voice by using
the graphic knobs.
Volume
Adjusts the volume of the current Voice.
ARP (Arpeggio)
Turns Arpeggio playback on or off for the current Voice.
When the [AD/FW Part] is selected:
This section lets you edit parameters for the AD/FW Part in the Voice mode. Clicking “AD” or “FW” row
turns this section on as illustrated below.
Cho, Rev, Pan (Chorus, Reverb, Pan)
Adjusts the Chorus Send level, Reverb Send level and stereo Pan position for the AD/FW Part in the
Voice mode by using the graphic knobs.
Volume
Adjusts the Volume for the AD/FW Part.
Output Select
Determines the specific output(s) for the AD/FW Part.
LCD
L&R
Output jacks
OUTPUT L and R
Stereo/Mono
Stereo
asL&R
ASSIGNABLE OUTPUT L and R
Stereo
FW1&2
FW OUTPUT 1 and 2
Stereo (1: L, 2: R)
FW3&4
FW OUTPUT 3 and 4
Stereo (3: L, 4: R)
FW5&6
FW OUTPUT 5 and 6
Stereo (5: L, 6: R)
FW7&8
FW OUTPUT 7 and 8
Stereo (7: L, 8: R)
FW9&10
FW OUTPUT 9 and 10
Stereo (9: L, 10: R)
FW11&12
FW OUTPUT 11 and 12
Stereo (11: L, 12: R)
FW13&14
FW OUTPUT 13 and 14
Stereo (13: L, 14: R)
asL
ASSIGNABLE OUTPUT L
Mono
asR
ASSIGNABLE OUTPUT R
Mono
FW1
FW OUTPUT 1
Mono
:
:
:
FW14
FW OUTPUT 14
Mono
insL (AD Part)
Effect L (Voice Part)
Mono (for Vocorder effect)
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MOTIF XF Editor VST Window: Mixer section (when the Voice/Song/Pattern is set to “Song” or “Pattern”)
Mixer section (when the Voice/Song/Pattern is set to “Song” or “Pattern”)
1
3
2
1 Global
This strip lets you edit the main parameters in the Song or Pattern mode, such as effect-related ones.
n When editing any of the Global parameters described below, a small square appears at the top right of the
“G” box until you save the edited data as a file. This indication is the same as the [F] indicator (page 29).
Before editing
After editing
Lo, Lo-M, Mid, Hi-M, Hi (Master EQ)
Adjusts the Master EQ setting.
Chorus
Selects the Chorus type.
Reverb
Selects the Reverb type.
Master Effect
Turns the Master Effect on or off and selects the Master Effect type.
Volume
Adjusts the entire volume.
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MOTIF XF Editor VST Window: Mixer section (when the Voice/Song/Pattern is set to “Song” or “Pattern”)
2 [Part 1-16]/[AD/FW Part] tab
Selects the Parts to be edited from [Part 1-16] and [AD/FW Part]. The illustration below indicates that the
[Part 1-16] tab is selected.
3 Part
When [Part 1-16] is selected:
This section lets you edit parameters for each Part. Clicking any of 1 – 16 turns the corresponding Part
on. In the example illustration below, Part 1 is active.
n When editing any of the Voice parameters such as Element parameters for each Part, a small square
appears at the top right of the “1” – “16” box until you store the edited Voice as a User Voice or Mixing Voice
or you save the edited data as a file. This indication is the same as the [V] indicator (page 29).
Part (Part number)
Indicates the Part number. Clicking here turns the corresponding Part on.
n In some situations, selecting a Part number on the Editor may not change a Part number on the MOTIF XF
and vice versa, even if the Editor is in the ONLINE status. If you come across such a situation and you want
to match the Part number of the MOTIF XF with the one in the Editor, change the Part number via the panel
controls of the MOTIF XF.
Mute/Solo
1 2
1 Mute
Sets the Mute status for each Part. Clicking “M” here changes the Mute status for all Parts
simultaneously.
2 Solo
Selects the Solo Part. Only one Part can be soloed at a time.
Category, Bank, No. and Voice Name
Indicates the Category Bank and name of the Voice assigned to each Part. When clicking here, the
VOICE LIBRARY window appears at the right half section, letting you select a different Voice for the
current Part. Using the VOICE LIBRARY is the same here as in the Voice mode; for details, refer to
page 15.
EQ Lo, Mi, Hi (Part EQ)
Adjusts the equalizer settings for each Part.
Ins.FX (Insertion Effect Switch)
Switches the Insertion Effect on or off.
n Insertion Effects can be applied up to eight Parts.
Cho, Rev, Pan (Chorus, Reverb, Pan)
Adjusts the Chorus Send level, Reverb Send level, and stereo Pan position for each Part by using the
graphic knobs.
Volume
Adjusts the Volume for each Part.
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MOTIF XF Editor VST Window: Mixer section (when the Voice/Song/Pattern is set to “Song” or “Pattern”)
Rcv Channel (Receive Channel)
Determines the MIDI Receive Channel for each Part.
Output Select
Determines the specific output(s) for the individual Part. The following settings are available.
LCD
Output jacks
Stereo/Mono
L&R
OUTPUT L and R
Stereo
asL&R
ASSIGNABLE OUTPUT L and R
Stereo
FW1&2
FW OUTPUT 1 and 2
Stereo (1: L, 2: R)
FW3&4
FW OUTPUT 3 and 4
Stereo (3: L, 4: R)
FW5&6
FW OUTPUT 5 and 6
Stereo (5: L, 6: R)
FW7&8
FW OUTPUT 7 and 8
Stereo (7: L, 8: R)
FW9&10
FW OUTPUT 9 and 10
Stereo (9: L, 10: R)
FW11&12
FW OUTPUT 11 and 12
Stereo (11: L, 12: R)
FW13&14
FW OUTPUT 13 and 14
Stereo (13: L, 14: R)
asL
ASSIGNABLE OUTPUT L
Mono
asR
ASSIGNABLE OUTPUT R
Mono
FW OUTPUT 1
Mono
FW1
:
:
:
FW14
FW OUTPUT 14
Mono
drum
See below*
See below*
* When a Normal Voice is assigned to the edited Part, this value is indicated as “L&R (dr)” and the sound will be
output via the OUTPUT L and R jacks in stereo. When a Drum Voice is assigned to the edited Part, this value is
indicated as “drum” and the sound will be output via the jacks set in the Drum Key Edit as the Output Select
parameter on the MOTIF XF Editor VST.
n Depending on the setting of the Quick Setup (page 33), the audio signal of Parts which are set to “L&R” or
“FW1” – “FW14” or “FW1&2” – “FW13&14” will be output via the OUTPUT L/R jack as well as FW.
ARP (Arpeggio)
Turns Arpeggio playback on or off for each Part.
n Up to four Parts can play back the Arpeggio simultaneously.
When [AD/FW Part] is selected:
This section lets you edit parameters for the AD/FW Part in the Song or Pattern mode. Clicking “AD” or
“FW” row turns this section on as illustrated below.
Ins FX (Insertion Effect)
Switches the Insertion Effect on or off (only in the AD Part).
Cho, Rev, Pan (Chorus, Reverb, Pan)
Adjusts the Chorus Send level, Reverb Send level and stereo Pan position for the AD/FW Part by using
the knob icons.
Volume
Adjusts the Volume for the AD/FW Part.
Output Select
Determines the specific output(s) for the AD/FW Part. The available settings are the same as those of the
AD/FW Part in the Voice mode. Refer to page 17.
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MOTIF XF Editor VST Window: Parameter Category section (when the Voice/Song/Pattern is set to “Voice”)
Parameter Category section (when the Voice/Song/Pattern is set to
“Voice”)
You can edit detailed parameters for the current Part by clicking the
button (located near the top right of
the window, just below the model name) to call up the Detailed Parameter section. Calling up the Detailed
Parameter section moves the Parameter Category Section rightward as shown below.
Parameter Category section
Parameter Category section
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MOTIF XF Editor VST Window: Parameter Category section (when the Voice/Song/Pattern is set to “Voice”)
The indicated categories in the Parameter Category section differs depending on the selected row: G, V, or
AD/FW Part, as illustrated below. Clicking each of Categories calls up the corresponding parameters in the
Detailed Parameter section. The “G” indication shown below appears when clicking the “G” row. The “V”
indication shown below appears by clicking the “V” row appearing only when the [Voice] tab is selected at
the bottom of the Mixer section. The “AD/FW” indication shown below appears by clicking the “AD/FW” row
appearing only when the [AD/FW Part] tab is selected at the bottom of the Mixer section.
“G”
“V”
1
1
2
3
“AD/FW”
1
5
4
6
1 Open/Close button
This button opens/closes the Detailed Parameter section. When only the left arrow is indicated in white,
the Detailed Parameter section is hidden and you can call it up by clicking here. When only the right
arrow is indicated in white, the Detailed Parameter section is shown on the display, allowing you to edit
the displayed parameters. The Detailed Parameter section can be closed by clicking this button. You
can also conveniently open and close the Detailed Parameter window from your computer keyboard.
Hold down the <Ctrl> key (Command key for Mac) and simultaneously press the left arrow () key to
open the window, or hold <Ctrl> key (Command key for Mac) and press the right arrow () key to close
it.
2 Global Settings
This is shown when the “G” row is selected in the Mixer section. Clicking each of the parameter
categories calls up the corresponding Global parameters in the Detailed Parameter section.
3 Voice Common
This is shown when the “V” row is selected in the Mixer section. Clicking each of the parameter
categories calls up the corresponding Voice Common parameters in the Detailed Parameter section.
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MOTIF XF Editor VST Window: Parameter Category section (when the Voice/Song/Pattern is set to “Voice”)
4 Element or Drum Key
This is shown when the “V” row is selected in the Mixer section. When a Normal Voice is selected
(“Element” is shown in the Parameter Category section) and you select an Element number (from 1 –
16), then clicking each of the parameter categories calls up the corresponding Element parameters in
the Detailed Parameter section. When a Drum Voice is selected (“Drum Key” is shown in the Parameter
Category section) and you select a key number (from C0 – C6), then clicking each of the parameter
categories calls up the corresponding Drum Key parameters in the Detailed Parameter section.
When the Normal Voice is selected:
2
When the Drum Voice is selected:
3
5
6
4
1
1 Checkboxes for Elements (available when the Normal Voice is selected)
Turns each Element on or off.
2 [1] – [8], [All] buttons (available when the Normal Voice is selected)
Selects the Element to be edited. When [All] is selected, the Element Quick Setting window appears in the
Detailed Parameter section. This window conveniently lets you edit frequently-used Element parameters of
all Elements in a single window.
3 Element Parameter categories (available when the Normal Voice is selected)
Indicates the categories of Element parameters. Clicking each of the categories calls up the
corresponding Element parameters in the Detailed Parameter section.
4 Checkbox for the Drum Key (available when the Drum Voice is selected)
Turns the current Drum Key on or off.
5 Drum Key (available when the Drum Voice is selected)
Indicates the current Drum Key to be edited. You can select the Drum Key to be edited by clicking either of
the triangular buttons below the key indication.
6 Drum Key Parameter categories (available when the Drum Voice is selected)
Indicates the categories of Drum Key parameters. Clicking each of categories calls up the corresponding
Drum Key parameters in the Detailed Parameter section.
5 AD/FW
This is shown when the AD/FW Part is selected in the Mixer section. The Detailed Parameter section
shows the Effect-related parameters.
6 i (Information)
Indicates information about the parameter at the cursor arrow position. To view the information for a
desired parameter, mouse-over the knob, slider or setting for that parameter. You can switch this
Information feature on or off by clicking the “i” box.
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MOTIF XF Editor VST Window: Parameter Category section (when the Voice/Song/Pattern is set to “Song” or “Pattern”)
Parameter Category section (when the Voice/Song/Pattern is set to
“Song” or “Pattern”)
You can edit detailed parameters for the current Part by clicking the button (located near the top right of the
window, just below the model name) to call up the Detailed Parameter section. Calling up the Detailed
Parameter section moves the Parameter Category Section rightward as shown below.
Parameter Category section
Parameter Category section
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MOTIF XF Editor VST Window: Parameter Category section (when the Voice/Song/Pattern is set to “Song” or “Pattern”)
The indicated categories in the Parameter Category section differs depending on the selected Part type: M,
Part 1 – 16, or AD/FW Part. Clicking each of the Categories calls up the corresponding parameters in the
Detailed Parameter section. The “G” indication shown below appears when clicking the “G” row. The “Part 1
– 16” indication shown below appears by clicking any place on the Part row appearing only when the [Part 116] tab is selected at the bottom of the Mixer section. The “AD/FW” indication shown below appears by
clicking the “AD/FW” row appearing only when the [AD/FW Part] tab is selected at the bottom of the Mixer
section.
“G”
Part 1 – 16
1
1
2
4
“AD/FW”
1
6
3
5
7
1 Open/Close button
Same as in the Voice mode (page 22).
2 Global Settings
This is shown when the “G” row is selected in the Mixer section. Clicking each of the parameter
categories calls up the corresponding Global parameters in the Detailed Parameter section.
3 Multi Common
This is shown when the “G” row is selected in the Mixer section. Clicking each of the parameter
categories calls up the corresponding Common parameters in the Detailed Parameter section.
4 Part Common
This is shown when one of Parts 1 – 16 is selected in the Mixer section. Clicking each of the parameter
categories calls up the corresponding Common parameters of the Voice/Part in the Detailed Parameter
section.
5 Element or Drum Key
This is shown when one of Parts 1 – 16 is selected in the Mixer section. When a Normal Voice is
assigned to the current Part (“Element” is shown in the Parameter Category section) and you select an
Element number (from 1 – 16), then clicking each of the parameter categories calls up the
corresponding Element parameters in the Detailed Parameter section. When a Drum Voice is assigned
to the current Part (“Drum Key” is shown in the Parameter Category section) and you select a key
number (from C0 – C6), then clicking each of the parameter categories calls up the corresponding Drum
Key parameters in the Detailed Parameter section.
For details, see the Voice mode (page 23).
6 AD/FW
Same as in the Voice mode (page 23).
7 i (Information)
Same as in the Voice mode (page 23).
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MOTIF XF Editor VST Window: Detailed Parameter section (when the Voice/Song/Pattern is set to “Voice”)
Detailed Parameter section (when the Voice/Song/Pattern is set to
“Voice”)
This section indicates the detailed parameters of the selected category for the current Voice or Global
settings. This section introduces what parameters belong to each of the Parameter Categories. For details
about each parameter, refer to the Owner’s Manual of the MOTIF XF.
V, G, F
indicators
Three Indicators showing the Editing Status
One or more of the following three indicators are shown at the right top of the window when you edit a
parameter.
Indicates that the Voice edits are not stored yet as a User Voice or Mixing Voice. This indicator
disappears when you execute Voice Store (page 49).
Indicates that the Global edits are not stored yet. This indicator disappears when you execute Global
Store (page 49).
Indicates that the parameter edits are not saved yet as a file.
n These indicators, “V,” “G” and “F” are linked with the small squares at the top right of “1” – “16” boxes and
“G” box in the Mixer section. The “V” and “G” indicators disappear if you execute the Voice Store, Mixing
Store and Global Store operation, respectively. The “F” indicator and the small squares at the top right of the
“G” box in the Mixer section disappear only if you execute the File Save operation. All the indicators and the
small squares disappear if you execute the File Save operation.
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MOTIF XF Editor VST Window: Detailed Parameter section (when the Voice/Song/Pattern is set to “Voice”)
Global Settings
This Parameter category which is called up by selecting the “G” row in the Mixer section consists of the
following sub categories.
Master FX/EQ (Master Effect/EQ)
Clicking this in the Parameter Category section calls up the Master Effect/EQ parameters in the Detailed
Parameter section. On the MOTIF XF instrument, these parameters are the same as those called up by
selecting “Master FX” or “Master EQ” on the UTILITY window.
Controller Assign
Clicking this in the Parameter Category section calls up the Controller Assign parameters in the Detailed
Parameter section. On the MOTIF XF instrument, these parameters are the same as those called up by
selecting “Control” on the UTILITY window.
Micro Tuning
Clicking this in the Parameter Category section calls up the Micro Tuning parameters in the Detailed
Parameter section. On the MOTIF XF instrument, these parameters are the same as those called up by
selecting “Tuning” on the UTILITY window.
Voice Common
This Parameter Category is called up by selecting the “V” row in the Mixer section. The parameters
belonging to this category lets you make the settings applied to all the Elements or Drum Keys commonly.
The following sub categories are included.
General
Clicking this in the Parameter Category section calls up the parameters such as Voice name and pitchrelated parameters in the Detailed Parameter section. On the MOTIF XF instrument, these parameters
are the same as those called up by selecting “EG/EQ” on the Voice Play window ([VOICE]  [F3]) and
“Name” and “Play Mode” on the VOICE Edit-Common window.
ARP (Arpeggio)
Clicking this in the Parameter Category section calls up the Arpeggio-related parameters in the Detailed
Parameter section. On the MOTIF XF instrument, these parameters are the same as those called up by
selecting “ARP Main” and “ARP Other” on the VOICE Edit-Common window.
Clicking the row of the Bank/Category/Sub/Number/Name will call up the ARP LIBRARY window which
lets you use the search function for the selecting Arpeggio Types, as with the VOICE LIBRARY window
(page 15).
Controller Set
Clicking this in the Parameter Category section calls up the Controller Set parameters in the Detailed
Parameter section. On the MOTIF XF instrument, these parameters are the same as those called up by
selecting “Control Set” on the VOICE Edit-Common window.
LFO (Low Frequency Oscillator)
Clicking this in the Parameter Category section calls up the LFO-related parameters in the Detailed
Parameter section. On the MOTIF XF instrument, these parameters are the same as those called up by
selecting “Com LFO” on the VOICE Edit-Common window. This Parameter Category is not available for
Drum Voices.
Effect
Clicking this in the Parameter Category section calls up the Effect-related parameters in the Detailed
Parameter section. On the MOTIF XF instrument, these parameters are the same as those called up by
selecting “Effect” on the VOICE Edit-Common window.
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MOTIF XF Editor VST Window: Detailed Parameter section (when the Voice/Song/Pattern is set to “Voice”)
Element or Drum Key
This Parameter Category is called up by selecting the “V” row in the Mixer section. The “Element” is shown
when the Normal Voice is selected while the “Drum Key” is shown when the Drum Voice is selected. The
parameters belonging to this category lets you make the settings applied to each of the Elements or Drum
Keys individually. The following sub categories are included.
n For information about the checkboxes at left of each Element number 1 – 8 and “All,” refer to page 23. For information
about the Drum Key (note name) and checkbox, refer to page 23.
Oscillator/Pitch
Clicking this in the Parameter Category section calls up the parameters related to the Oscillator and
Pitch in the Detailed Parameter section.
Filter
Clicking this in the Parameter Category section calls up the Filter-related parameters in the Detailed
Parameter section.
Amplitude
Clicking this in the Parameter Category section calls up the Amplitude-related parameters in the
Detailed Parameter section.
LFO/EQ (Low Frequency Oscillator/Equalizer)
Clicking this in the Parameter Category section calls up the parameters related to the LFO and EQ in the
Detailed Parameter section.
AD/FW
This Parameter Category is called up by selecting the “AD/FW” row in the Mixer section. The parameters
belonging to this category lets you make the settings applied to the AD/FW Part in the Voice mode. The
following sub category is included.
Effect
Clicking this in the Parameter Category section calls up the parameters related to the Effect applied to
the AD/FW Part of the Voice mode in the Detailed Parameter section.
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MOTIF XF Editor VST Window: Detailed Parameter section (when the Voice/Song/Pattern is set to “Song” or “Pattern”)
Detailed Parameter section (when the Voice/Song/Pattern is set to
“Song” or “Pattern”)
This section indicates the detailed parameters of the selected category for the current Part and the Voice
assigned to the current Part, or the Global settings. This section introduces what parameters belong to each
of the Parameter Categories. For details about each parameters, refer to the Owner’s Manual of the MOTIF
XF.
V, M, G, F
indicators
Four Indicators showing the Editing Status
One or more of the following four indicators are shown at the right top of the window when you edit a
parameter.
Indicates that the Voice edits are not stored yet as a User Voice or Mixing Voice. This indicator
disappears when you execute Voice Store (page 49).
Indicates that the Multi edits are not stored yet. This indicator disappears when you execute Mixing
Store (page 50).
Indicates that the Global edits are not stored yet. This indicator disappears when you execute Global
Store (page 49).
Indicates that the parameter edits are not saved yet as a file.
n These indicators, “V,” “M,” “G” and “F” are linked with the small squares at the top right of “1” – “16” boxes and “G” box
in the Mixer section. The “V,” “M” and “G” indicators disappear if you execute the Voice Store, Mixing Store and Global
Store operations, respectively. The “F” indicator and the small squares at the top right of the “G” box in the Mixer section
disappear only if you execute the File Save operation. All the indicators and the small squares disappear if you execute
the File Save operation.
Global Settings
This Parameter category, called up by selecting the “G” row in the Mixer section, consists of the following
sub categories.
Controller Assign
Clicking this in the Parameter Category section calls up the Controller Assign parameters in the Detailed
Parameter section. On the MOTIF XF instrument, these parameters are the same as those called up by
selecting “Ctrl Asgn” on the SONG or PATTERN Edit-Common window.
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MOTIF XF Editor VST Window: Detailed Parameter section (when the Voice/Song/Pattern is set to “Song” or “Pattern”)
Micro Tuning
Clicking this in the Parameter Category section calls up the Micro Tuning parameters in the Detailed
Parameter section. On the MOTIF XF instrument, these parameters are the same as those called up by
selecting “Tuning” on the UTILITY window.
Multi Common
This Parameter category, called up by selecting the “G” row in the Mixer section, consists of the following
sub categories.
Effect
Clicking this in the Parameter Category section calls up the Effect-related parameters in the Detailed
Parameter section. On the MOTIF XF instrument, these parameters are the same as those called up by
selecting “Reverb” and “Chorus” on the SONG or PATTERN Edit-Common window.
Master FX/EQ (Master Effect/EQ)
Clicking this in the Parameter Category section calls up the parameters related to the Master Effect and
EQ in the Detailed Parameter section. On the MOTIF XF instrument, the Master EQ parameters are the
same as those called up by selecting “Master FX”/”Master EQ” on the SONG or PATTERN Edit-Common
window.
Part Common
This Parameter category which is called up by selecting any of the “1” – “16” rows in the Mixer section
consists of the following sub categories.
General
Clicking this calls up the GENERAL window in the Parameter Category section. This window lets you edit
the Voice Common parameters such as naming and the Mixing Part parameters such as Pitch,
Portamento, Note/Velocity Limit and Part EQ. In the Part Common General section, both the Mixing Part
parameters (the “M” indicator appears at the top right during editing) and Voice Common parameters
(the “V” indicator appears at the top right during editing) can be edited. To distinguish between them, a
small dot is shown at the immediate left of the parameters.
ARP (Arpeggio)
Clicking this in the Parameter Category section calls up the parameters related to the Arpeggio
assigned to the current Part in the Detailed Parameter section. On the MOTIF XF instrument, these
parameters are the same as those called up by selecting “ARP Main” and “ARP Other” on the SONG or
PATTERN Edit-Part window.
Clicking the row of the Bank/Category/Sub/Number/Name will call up the ARP LIBRARY window which
lets you use the search function for the selecting Types, as with the VOICE LIBRARY window (page 15).
RCV/Control Set (Receive/Control Set)
Clicking this calls up the RCV/CONTROLLER SET ASSIGN window in the Parameter Category section.
This window lets you edit the Receive Switch parameters for the current Part and the Controller Set
Assign parameters for the current Part and the Voice. On the MOTIF XF instrument, these parameters
are the same as those called up by selecting “RcvSwitch” on the SONG or PATTERN Edit-Part window.
LFO (Low Frequency Oscillator)
Clicking this in the Parameter Category section calls up the LFO-related parameters of the Voice
assigned to the current Part in the Detailed Parameter section. This Parameter Category is not available
if the Drum Voice is assigned to the current Part.
Effect
Clicking this in the Parameter Category section calls up the parameters related to the Insertion Effect for
the current Part and System Effect applied to all the Parts in the Detailed Parameter section.
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MOTIF XF Editor VST Window: Detailed Parameter section (when the Voice/Song/Pattern is set to “Song” or “Pattern”)
Element or Drum Key
This Parameter Category is called up by selecting any of the “1” – “16” rows in the Mixer section. The
“Element” indication appears when the Normal Voice is assigned to the current Part while the “Drum Key” is
shown when the Drum Voice is assigned. The parameters belonging to this category lets you make the
settings applied to each of the Elements or Drum Keys individually. For details, see the Voice mode section.
AD/FW
This Parameter Category is called up by selecting the “AD/FW” row in the Mixer section. The parameters
belonging to this category lets you make the settings applied to the AD/FW Part in the Song or Pattern mode.
The following sub category is included.
Effect
Clicking this in the Parameter Category section calls up the parameters related to the Effect applied to
the AD/FW Part of the Song or Pattern mode in the Detailed Parameter section.
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MOTIF XF Editor VST Window: Bottom section
Bottom section
3
1
4
5
6
2
7
1 Controller Set status
This section indicates which controller on the MOTIF XF instrument is used as the Control Source of the
Controller Set edited in the RCV/CONTROLLER SET ASSIGN window.
2
1
3
1 Part
Indicates the current Part.
2 Control Source (Controller)
Indicates the six controllers as source of the Controller Set. The abbreviations for the Controllers are as
follows:
Indication
Control Source
Indication
Control Source
PB
Pitch Bend Wheel
BC
Breath Controller
MW
Modulation Wheel
AS1
ASSIGN 1 knob
AT
After Touch (keyboard)
AS2
ASSIGN 2 knob
FC
Foot Controller
FC2
Foot Controller 2
FS
Foot Switch
AF1
ASSIGNABLE FUNCTION 1 button
RB
Ribbon Controller
AF2
ASSIGNABLE FUNCTION 2 button
3 On/Off status
When a lamp is turned on, a certain function (Destination) is assigned to the corresponding Source
(controller). When a lamp is turned off, no function (Destination) is assigned to the corresponding Source
(controller).
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MOTIF XF Editor VST Window: Bottom section
2 Quick Setup
From this section, you can instantly call up appropriate panel settings for the Song or Pattern mode of
the MOTIF XF instrument by clicking a convenient preset setup.
n The settings of the MOTIF XF instrument made via the operation here cannot be saved as an Editor file.
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MIDI
The following setups are equivalent to those in Quick Setup in the Utility mode of the MOTIF XF.
1 Internal
This setup is useful when you use the sequencer function (Song or Pattern) on the MOTIF XF instrument
alone (without a computer).
2 SEQ to PC
This setup is useful when you transmit the Song or Pattern playback data to a connected computer and
record it to the Cubase series on the computer.
3 REC on PC
This setup is useful when you record your keyboard performance on the MOTIF XF to the Cubase series on
the connected computer.
4 ARP to PC
This setup is useful when you transmit the Arpeggio playback data on the MOTIF XF instrument to a
connected computer and record it to the Cubase series on the computer.
FW Monitor
The following setups are equivalent to the FW Monitor Setup in the Utility mode of the MOTIF XF.
5 St-Alone (stand alone)
This should be selected when you are using the MOTIF XF alone or are not using the Cubase series even
with a computer connected to the MOTIF XF via an IEEE1394 cable. When this is selected, the audio signal
of the MOTIF XF (only Parts which are set to “L&R” as the Output Select parameter) will be output directly
via the OUTPUT L/MONO and R jacks normally.
6 With PC
This should be selected when you are using the MOTIF XF as an audio device with the Cubase series.
When this is selected, the audio signal of the MOTIF XF (only Parts which are set to “L&R” as the Output
Select parameter) will be output to the Cubase series on a computer via an IEEE1394 cable, merged and
mixed with the Cubase series sound, returned back to the MOTIF XF, then output via the OUTPUT L/
MONO and R jacks. Selecting this allows you to apply VST Effects within the Cubase series to the MOTIF
XF sound.
7 PC Drct (Direct Monitor)
This should be selected when recording your keyboard performance on the MOTIF XF instrument to the
Cubase series on the computer. The audio signal of the MOTIF XF (only Parts which are set to “FW1” –
“FW14” or “FW1&2” – “13&14” as the Output Select parameter) will be sent to DAW, while the audio signal
also will be output directly via the OUTPUT L/MONO and R jacks to monitor the sound without latency. The
audio signal from the Cubase series will be output via an IEEE1394 cable. Keep in mind that the Rec
Monitor of the Cubase series should be set to “off” in order to prevent “double” sound from occurring.
n MOTIF XF keeps the settings of the FW Monitor function after you’ve closed the MOTIF XF Editor VST. MOTIF
XF does not output sound to OUTPUT L/MONO, R even after you’ve closed the editor, or disconnected from
the computer with the “With PC” setting. Make sure to confirm the setting on the MOTIF XF itself after using
the editor in stand-alone mode.
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MOTIF XF Editor VST Window: Bottom section
3 Quick Edit Knobs
This section lets you adjusts various parameters assigned to the Knobs on the front panel of the MOTIF
XF instrument.
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1 [TONE 1]/[TONE 2]/[ARP]
Selects the set of functions assigned to the eight knobs. The functions shown above each of the knobs are
same as those printed on the front panel of the MOTIF XF.
2 Knobs 1 – 8
You can click each of the eight knobs to adjust the value of the assigned function.
4 ARP (Arpeggio)
Allows you to change the Arpeggio related setup (on/off status and selecting 1 – 5).
5 MIDI monitor
Turns the MIDI monitor function on or off. By turning this MIDI jack icon on, the note on/off
messages transmitted to the MOTIF XF will be shown on the virtual keyboard at the bottom of the
Editor window. Turn the MIDI monitor on if you want to confirm the edit result by playing the
MOTIF XF or the MIDI keyboard connected to the computer.
6 [A.Func] (Assignable Function) button
This button is related to “All AF off,” “AF1 on” and “AF2 on” selected as a value of the XA Control
parameter on the OSCILLATOR/PITCH window of the Normal Voice Element Edit. For details, refer to the
Owner’s Manual of the MOTIF XF.
7 Keyboard
Allows you to audition the edited sound. Note on/off messages corresponding to the keys you click or
drag will be transmitted to the external device via the MIDI port specified in the Editor Setup window
(page 40) as the MIDI OUT parameter.
n The velocity when clicking a key is determined by the setting of the Keyboard Velocity parameter (page 42)
in the Setup window.
n When a Drum Voice is edited, you can initialize the parameter settings of each key by right-clicking
(Windows) / <control> key + clicking (Mac) on the virtual keyboard. From the menu called up by rightclicking (Windows) / <control> key + clicking (Mac), selecting “Initialize key” will initialize all the parameter
settings except for the waveform assignment of the currently selected drum key, while selecting “Initialize key
(with Wave)” will initialize the all the parameter settings including the waveform assignment.
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Basic Operations
Basic Operations
This section covers basic operations of the MOTIF XF Editor VST.
Naming a Voice
You can assign an original name of your choice to the edited Voice on the VOICE LIBRARY window,
GENERAL window in the Part Common General, and the Store window.
From the VOICE LIBRARY window (page 15), select a User Voice or Mixing Voice then click the selected
Voice so that you can edit the name. After editing the Voice name, pressing the <Enter> key or locating the
cursor to another parameter finalizes the edited name while pressing the <Esc> key aborts it.
From the GENERAL window (below) and Store window (page 49), locate the cursor in the text box of “Voice
Name” at the top of this window, then edit the name in the text box as desired. After editing, pressing the
<Enter> key or locating the cursor to another parameter finalizes the edited name.
Searching for a Voice/Arpeggio Type
You can search for the desired Voice and Arpeggio type on the VOICE LIBRARY window (page 15) and ARP
LIBRARY window just by inputting a keyword in the text box at the bottom of these windows respectively.
Likewise, the Search function is available on the Import window (page 38).
Inputting a numerical value
When double clicking a value box such as that shown above, the value box can be edited and you can input
a numerical value directly by using numeric keys. After editing, pressing the <Enter> key or locating the
cursor to another parameter finalizes the value while pressing the <Esc> key aborts it. You can edit the value
also by using the Cursor key or <Page Up>/<Page Down> key after clicking this box.
In Windows, to reset the value to its default, simultaneously hold down the <Ctrl> key and click on the value
box. On the Mac, to reset the value to its default, simultaneously hold down the Command key and click on
the value box.
n For certain parameters, the value can be edited only by using the mouse and cannot be input directly by using the
numeric keys.
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Basic Operations
Selecting a value
Clicking inside the value box like such as that shown above calls up the list box, from which you can select
the desired value. You can also select the value also by clicking the arrow at right end of this box.
Using a knob
Dragging or clicking the knob such as that shown above changes the value of the corresponding parameter.
After clicking this, you can edit the value by using the cursor key or <Page Up>/<Page Down> key. If you
want to make fine adjustments to the value, drag the mouse while holding the <Shift> key.
The specific operation of the knob is determined by the settings of the Knob Guide parameter and Knob
Mouse Control parameter in the Setup window (page 40). In Windows, to reset the value to its default,
simultaneously hold down the <Ctrl> key and click on the knob. On the Mac, to reset the value to its default,
simultaneously hold down the Command key and click on the knob.
Using a slider
Dragging or clicking the slider such as that shown above changes the value of the corresponding parameter.
After clicking this, you can edit the value by using the cursor key or <Page Up>/<Page Down> key. If you
want to make fine adjustments to the value, drag the mouse while holding the <Shift> key.
The specific operation of the slider is determined by the setting of the Slider Mouse Control parameter in the
Setup window (page 40). In Windows, to reset the value to its default, simultaneously hold down the <Ctrl>
key and click on the slider. On the Mac, to reset the value to its default, simultaneously hold down the
Command key and click on the slider.
Using a graph
Dragging one of the boxes in the graph (as shown above) changes the value of the corresponding parameter.
In Windows, simultaneously hold down the <Ctrl> key and click on the box to reset the corresponding value
to the default setting. To reset the entire graph and its values to the default setting, simultaneously hold down
the <Ctrl> key and click on any section in the graph (other than one of the boxes) to reset the entire graph
and its values to the default setting. On the Mac, simultaneously hold down the Command key and click on
the box to reset the corresponding value to the default setting. To reset the entire graph and its values to the
default setting, simultaneously hold down the Command key and click on any section in the graph (other
than one of the boxes) to reset the entire graph and its values to the default setting.
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Menu: [File] menu
Menu
[File] menu
New
Creates and opens a new file containing the default Mixing setup and Voice data.
Open...
Opens an already saved file of the MOTIF XF Editor VST. The following file types can be selected and
opened.
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MOTIF XF Editor Files (.X3E)
MOTIF XF All Files (.X3A)
MOTIF XS Editor Files (.X0E)
MOTIF XS All Files (.X0A)
MOTIF-RACK XS Editor Files (.X1E)
MO6/MO8 Multi Part Editor Files (.M4E)
MOTIF ES6/7/8 Multi Part Editor Files (.M4E)
MOTIF-RACK ES Multi Part Editor Files (.M3E)
NOTICE
Unlike files of other applications such as word processors, only a single file can be opened and edited on the MOTIF XF Editor
VST. Before opening a new file, make sure to save the edited settings as a file to avoid losing data.
Save
Saves the current settings by overwriting the current file.
Save As...
Saves the current settings as a MOTIF XF Editor file (.X3E) under a new or different name.
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Menu: [File] menu
Import
Imports the Voice data (a specific Voice in a specific folder or all Voices in a specific folder) from a different
file to the current file.
Click the File Select button (3), select a file including your desired Voice(s) so that the folders in the selected
file are listed as the Source Voice list (8), select a Voice or Voices or a folder or folders in the list (8), select
a destination location in the Destination Voice list (9) of the current file, then click [Import] (5) to execute the
Import operation.
The following file types can be selected.
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MOTIF XF Editor Files (.X3E)
MOTIF XF All Files (.X3A)
MOTIF XF All Voice Files (.X3V)
MOTIF XS Editor Files (.X0E)
MOTIF-RACK XS Editor Files (.X1E)
MO6/MO8 Voice Editor and MOTIF ES6/7/8 Voice Editor Files (.W7E)
MO6/MO8 Multi Part Editor Files (.M4E)
MOTIF-RACK ES Multi Part Editor Files (.M3E)
MOTIF ES6/7/8 Multi Part Editor Files (.M4E?.M2E)
MOTIF-RACK ES Voice Editor Files (.W9E)
MOTIF XS ALL Files (.X0A)
MOTIF XS ALL Voice Files (.X0V)
S90 XS/S70 XS Editor Files (.X2E)
S90 XS/S70 XS All (.X2A)
S90 XS/S70 XS All Voice (.X2V)
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1 [X] (Close) button
Click this to close this window without importing.
2 File name (Indication only)
Indicates the currently selected file.
3 File selection button
Click this to open the dialog for file selection.
4 [Category]/[Bank] checkboxes
Click either of these boxes to determine whether the Voices in the Source Voice list (8) are divided into
Categories or Banks.
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Menu: [File] menu
5 [Import] button
Click this to actually import the Voice(s) selected in the Source Voice list (8) to the specified location in
the Destination Voice list (9).
n You can also import Voice data without the use of this button by dragging the desired Voice or folder from the
Source Voice list then dropping it to the Destination Voice list.
n A Normal Voice cannot be imported to the User Drum Voice Bank. Likewise, a Drum Voice cannot be
imported to the User Normal Voice Bank. No Voices can be imported to the Preset Voice Bank.
6 [+]/[–] buttons
Click the [+] button to open all the folders so that all Voices appear in all folders. Click the [–] button to
close all folders.
7 Folder button (Bank or Category)
Double click here to open or close the folder.
8 Source Voice list
Indicates the Voices or folders of the selected file to be imported.
By right-clicking (Windows) / <control> key + clicking (Mac) this section and selecting a menu, you can
perform the following functions.
• Opening/Closing all the folders
• Determining whether the Voices listed here are divided into Category folders or Bank folders
9 Destination Voice list
Indicates the Voices or folders currently edited on the MOTIF XF Editor VST.
n By right-clicking (Windows) / <control> key + clicking (Mac) this section and selecting a menu, you can open
or close all the folders.
) Search box
You can search for your desired Voice from the Source Voice list (8) by inputting a keyword here.
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Menu: [File] menu
Setup
Determines the basic setup of the MOTIF XF Editor VST. After setting necessary parameters, click [OK] to
actually apply the settings to the MOTIF XF Editor VST.
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1 [X] (Close) button
Click this to close this window without applying the settings. This button is the same as the [Cancel]
button ($).
2 [FW/1394]/[USB] checkboxes
Select which port (USB or FW) is used for communication between the MOTIF XF and computer.
3 [Detail] button
When “USB” is selected at the [FW/1394]/[USB] checkboxes (2), you can make detailed settings for the
Input Port and Output Port by setting this button to “On.” This setting is necessary if the Port name is
changed on a computer.
4 MIDI
Set the MIDI Port for communication between the MOTIF XF Editor VST and the MOTIF XF instrument.
When “USB” is selected at the [FW/1394]/[USB] checkboxes (2) and the [Detail] button (3) is set to
“Off,” select a value such as “Yamaha USB 0” or “MOTIF XF6 (MOTIF XF7, MOTIF XF8)” at the top left
column. When “USB” is selected and the [Detail] button (3) is set to “On,” select Port 4 for the MOTIF
XF in the MIDI In setting, then select Port 1 and Port 4 for the MOTIF XF in the MIDI Out settings. When
“FW/1394” is selected at the [FW/1394]/[USB] checkboxes (2), select the MIDI Port of the MOTIF XF at
the MIDI column and select the model name such as “MOTIF XF” at the FW Device column.
n When “!” is shown at left of the Port name (e.g., “! Yamaha USB IN 0”), this indicates that the previously used
Port cannot be found or some Ports are not set properly. Check the MIDI Port settings in the Cubase series.
n Keep in mind that setup on the Cubase series is necessary before making settings here.
n Make sure to set the MIDI IN/OUT parameter to “USB” in the MIDI display of the Utility mode on the MOTIF XF
instrument when “USB” is selected at the [FW/1394]/[USB] checkboxes. Likewise, make sure to set the MIDI
IN/OUT parameter to “FW” in the Utility mode when “FW/1394” is selected.
5 Device No.
Set the Device number to the same as the value specified in the MIDI display of the Utility mode on the
MOTIF XF itself. When the Device number on the MOTIF XF is set to “All,” set the Device No. here to “1.”
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Menu: [File] menu
6 Auto Sync Setting
This section lets you set how the data synchronization between the MOTIF XF Editor VST and the MOTIF
XF instrument is executed when “OFFLINE” is changed to “ONLINE.” Actual data synchronization is
executed from the Auto Sync window (page 53) called up automatically under certain circumstances
such as clicking the [OFFLINE] button, starting the MOTIF XF Editor VST and opening a new file on the
Editor.
Global
Determines whether or not the Global data (see page 3) is synchronized and which data (MOTIF XF
Editor VST or MOTIF XF itself) is synchronized with the other.
Current
Determines whether or not the Current data (see page 3) is synchronized and which data (MOTIF XF
Editor VST or MOTIF XF itself) is synchronized with the other.
Voice
Determines whether or not the Voice data (see page 3) is synchronized and which data (MOTIF XF
Editor VST or MOTIF XF itself) is synchronized with the other.
Auto Start
When this is set to “On” and one of the following operations is executed, data synchronization will be
started automatically as soon as the Auto Sync window is opened.
• When clicking “OFFLINE” after setting the MIDI IN/OUT parameter correctly in the Utility mode on the MOTIF
XF, setting the MIDI Ports correctly on the computer, and making a proper connection.
• When the connection between the MOTIF XF and a computer are corrected after appropriately correcting
the setup of the MOTIF XF and the computer.
• When the settings on the MOTIF XF instrument and the computer are corrected after appropriately
reconnecting the devices.
• When the settings on the MOTIF XF instrument and the computer are corrected after appropriately
launching the MOTIF XF Editor VST.
n The parameters set here apply also to the parameters having the same names in the Auto Sync window.
NOTICE
When the Auto Start parameter is set to “On,” data synchronization is started automatically under certain
circumstances (page 53) such as clicking the [OFFLINE] button, starting the Editor and opening a new file on the
Editor. Keep in mind that this will cause unexpected data loss on the MOTIF XF Editor VST or the MOTIF XF itself,
since new data automatically overwrites old data upon data synchronization. Make sure to save your important data
before using the MOTIF XF Editor VST.
7 Knob Guide
Determines whether or not the Knob Guide (knob editing area) appears when adjusting a knob. Setting
this to On conveniently enlarges the knob editing area (as shown), making it much easier to edit a knob’s
parameter.
Knob Guide: On
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Menu: [File] menu
8 Knob Mouse Control
Determines how the knob illustrated at right responds to
your mouse control.
Circular
When this is selected, you can jump to a specific value by clicking at a point within the Knob editing
area. You can edit the value also by dragging the mouse in a circular direction—in much the same way
as turning an actual knob.
Relative Circular
When this is selected, you can edit the value by dragging the mouse in a circular direction—in much the
same way as turning an actual knob.
Linear
When this is selected, you can edit the value by dragging any point in the knob editing area (the mouse
pointer disappears) and moving it vertically or horizontally—in much the same way as operating a slider.
9 Slider Mouse Control
Determines how the Slider illustrated at right responds to
your mouse control.
Jump
When this is selected, clicking any location in the slider jumps the slider pointer to that location.
Touch
When this is selected, you can edit the value by dragging and moving the slider pointer horizontally—in
much the same way as operating an actual slider. Clicking at any location in the slider (other than the
orange pointers) does not affect the slider.
Ramp
When this is selected, clicking at any location in the slider (other than the orange pointers) moves the
nearest pointer to that location. Dragging any point in the slider moves the slider pointer accordingly.
Relative
When this is selected, you can edit the value by dragging any point (the mouse pointer disappears) and
moving it horizontally.
) Keyboard Velocity
Determines the Velocity value generated when clicking any note on the virtual keyboard at the bottom of
the Editor window. When “Fix” is turned on, clicking any key generates the same velocity value which
can be specified in the box at right of “Fix.” When “Free” is turned on, the generated Velocity value
differs depending on the click location. The lower on the key graphic you click, the higher the Velocity.
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Menu: [File] menu
! Inc/Dec Action
Determines how the triangular buttons ([]/[]/[u]/[d]) located at the parameter boxes as illustrated
below work.
Inc/Inc:
When this is selected, clicking the [] button increases the value by 1 while clicking the [L] button
moves the cursor downward by one item.
Inc/Dec:
When this is selected, clicking the [] button increases the value by 1 while clicking the [L] button
moves the cursor upward by one item.
Dec/Inc:
When this is selected, clicking the [] button decreases the value by 1 while clicking the [L] button
moves the cursor downward by one item.
Dec/Dec:
When this is selected, clicking the [] button decreases the value by 1 while clicking the [L] button
moves the cursor upward by one item.
@ Startup Mode
This section lets you set the startup mode when launching the MOTIF XF Editor VST.
Voice
The editor will start in the Voice mode.
Pattern
The editor will start in the Pattern mode.
Song
The editor will start in the Song mode.
n Launching the MOTIF XF Editor VST from an instrument track will set the MOTIF XF to the Voice mode.
n Launching the MOTIF XF Editor VST from the Media Bay will set the MOTIF XF to the mode specified in the
selected VST Preset.
# [OK] button
Click this to actually apply the settings to the MOTIF XF Editor VST and close the Setup window.
$ [Cancel] button
Click this to close the Setup window without applying the settings to the MOTIF XF Editor VST.
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Menu: [File] menu
Hardware Utility
From the HARDWARE UTILITY window called up by selecting this menu, you can make the settings related
to the parameters in the Utility mode of the MOTIF XF. Editing the parameter on this window will affect the
parameter having the same name of the MOTIF XF instrument. After making the settings, click [Store] at the
bottom of this window to store the settings as Global data.
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Note Shift
[UTILITY]  [F1] General  [SF1] Play
Tune
[UTILITY]  [F1] General  [SF1] Play
2 Auto Load Setup
Power On Mode
[UTILITY]  [F1] General  [SF4] AutoLoad
3 MIDI Channel
Basic Receive Ch
[UTILITY]  [F5] Control  [SF2] MIDI
Basic Transmit Ch
[UTILITY]  [F5] Control  [SF2] MIDI
MIDI Sync
[UTILITY]  [F5] Control  [SF2] MIDI
Clock Out
[UTILITY]  [F5] Control  [SF2] MIDI
Bank Select
[UTILITY]  [F5] Control  [SF2] MIDI
Program Change
[UTILITY]  [F5] Control  [SF2] MIDI
Local Control
[UTILITY]  [F5] Control  [SF2] MIDI
Controller Reset
[UTILITY]  [F5] Control  [SF2] MIDI
1 Tone
4 MIDI Sync
5 MIDI Switch
6 MIDI Other
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Menu: [File] menu
VSTi Setup
This determines the setup of the audio routing from the MOTIF XF instrument to the Cubase series via the
VSTi Setup window in the menu of the MOTIF XF Editor VST.
Click the [AUTO] button to set all the audio ports automatically when connecting the MOTIF XF instrument to
the computer via IEEE1394 (FireWire) cable. All connections of the audio ports will be cleared when clicking
the [Clear] button.
Select the audio ports of the audio interface to which the MOTIF XF instrument is connected when
connecting the MOTIF XF instrument to the computer via USB cable.
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Menu: [Edit] menu
[Edit] menu
Voice mode
Song or Pattern mode
Undo
Cancels the changes you made in your most recent editing. [Undo] menu cannot be selected depending on
the most recent edited parameter.
Redo
Redo is available only after using Undo, and lets you restore the changes you made before undoing them.
Copy
Copies the selected items such as characters of the Voice name in the text box, Voice(s) in the VOICE
LIBRARY window and entire Part setup to the clipboard.
Paste
Pastes the Voice(s), entire Part setup, and characters from the clipboard to the specified location.
Initialize Current Voice (in the Voice mode)/Initialize Current Part Voice (in the Song
or Pattern mode)
In the Voice mode, select [Initialize Current Voice] under [Edit] to call up the Initialize Current Voice window
from which you can initialize the current Voice by clicking [Start]. In the Song or Pattern mode, select
[Initialize Current Part Voice] under [Edit] to call up the Initialize Current Part Voice window from which you
can initialize the Voice assigned to the current Part by clicking [Start].
When a Normal Voice is edited:
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Menu: [Edit] menu
When a Drum Voice is edited:
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1 [X] (Close) button
Click this to close the window without executing Initialization.
2 [All]/[Clear] button
Clicking [All] turns all the checkboxes in this window on while clicking [Clear] turns them off.
3 [Common] checkbox
When this is turned on, clicking [Start] initializes the settings of all the Common parameters (Voice
Common parameters when the Editor is set to the Voice mode or Part Common parameters when the
Editor is set to the Song or Pattern mode).
4 with Wave Assignment
When this is turned on, clicking [Start] initializes the Waveform assignment for all Elements of the current
Voice.
5 Element [1] – [8] or Drum Key C0 – C6 checkboxes
When a Normal Voice is edited, clicking [Start] initializes the settings of all parameters for the Elements
which are turned on here. When a Drum Voice is edited, clicking [Start] initializes the settings of all
parameters for the drum keys which are turned on here.
6 [Start] button
After the setup is completed, click [Start] to initialize the parameter settings and close the window.
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Menu: [Edit] menu
Initialize Current Mixing (only in the Song or Pattern mode)
Select this menu to call up the Initialize Current Part Voice window, set the parameters as necessary, then
click [Start] to initialize the Voice data assigned to the current Part.
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1 [X] (Close) button
Click this to close the window without executing Initialization.
2 [All]/[Clear] button
Clicking [All] turns all the check boxes in this window on while clicking [Clear] turns them off.
3 [Multi Common] checkbox
When this is turned on, clicking [Start] initializes the settings of all the Multi Common parameters.
4 Initialize Template
The following templates for initializing are available.
Normal:
When this is selected, clicking [Start] initializes the Editor setup to the normal default settings.
GM:
When this is selected, clicking [Start] initializes the Editor Setup so that the MOTIF XF can be used as a
GM tone generator.
Contemporary R&B – TurkishPop:
When one of these templates is selected, clicking [Start] initializes the Editor Setup so that the MOTIF XF
can be used as a tone generator which matches the name of the selected template.
5 Output Template
Sets the Output jack for audio signal of all the Parts to “L&R” or “FW.”
6 Part [1] – [16] checkboxes
Clicking [Start] initializes the settings of all parameters for the Parts which are turned on here.
7 [AD]/[FW] checkbox
When this is turned on, clicking [Start] initializes the settings of all parameters for the AD/FW Part.
8 [Start] button
After setup is completed, click [Start] to initialize the Mixing setup and close the window.
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Menu: [Edit] menu
Store Global
Simply selecting this menu will store the Global settings. The Global settings will be stored only to the internal
memory of the MOTIF XF instrument.
Store Voice
From the window selected via this menu, you can store the edited Voice. The current Voice is stored in the
Voice mode while the Voice assigned to the current Part is stored in the Song or Pattern mode. Select the
desired Bank folder (5), select the number of the destination Voice (6), input the Voice name (2), then click
the [Store] button to store the Voice as a User Voice or Mixing Voice (available only in the Song or Pattern
mode).
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3
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4
5
6
1 [X] (Close) button
Click this to close this window without executing the Store operation.
2 Voice Name
Enter an original name for the Voice to be stored.
3 [Store] button
Click this to store the edited Voice to the specified Bank and number.
NOTICE
Like other parameters, the Voice data is synchronized with the MOTIF XF instrument when ONLINE (page 13) is
indicated. This means that clicking [Store] in this window stores the edited Voice to the corresponding Bank in the
internal memory of the MOTIF XF instrument. Be careful not to overwrite any important data.
4 [+]/[–] buttons
Pressing the [+] button opens all the Bank folders, while pressing the [–] button closes them.
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Menu: [Edit] menu
5 Bank folder
This section indicates the following Banks to which you can store the edited Voice.
• Normal User 1
• Normal User 2
• Normal User 3
• Normal User 4
• Drum User
• Mixing
Clicking on each Bank folder opens it and all the Voices stored in the Bank appear as illustrated above
(from the left illustration to the right one). When clicking the Bank folder again, it closes as illustrated
above (from the right illustration to the left one).
Note that the indicated Bank differs depending on the current mode and current Voice type. The Mixing
Bank is shown only in the Song or Pattern mode. The Drum User Bank is shown only when the Drum
Voice is selected (in the Voice mode) or the Drum Voice is assigned to the current Part (in the Song or
Pattern mode). Likewise, the Normal User Bank and Mixing Bank are shown only when the Normal Voice
is selected (in the Voice mode) or the Normal Voice is assigned to the current Part (in the Song or Pattern
mode).
6 Voices
The Voices in the selected Bank are listed. Before clicking the [Store] button, you need to select the
number of the destination Voice here. Right-clicking (Windows) / <control> key + clicking (Mac) on this
section calls up the menus “All Open” and “All Close,” letting you open or close all the Bank folders.
Store Mixing (only in the Song or Pattern mode)
Simply selecting this menu will store the Mixing settings in the Song or Pattern mode. The Mixing settings will
be stored to the internal memory (overwritten to the Mixing setup of the currently selected Song or Pattern) of
the MOTIF XF instrument.
Voice Compare
This menu lets you switch between the just-edited Voice and its original, unedited condition, allowing you to
hear how your edits affect the sound. Select “Voice Compare” to enter the Voice Compare mode. In this
mode, you can hear the sound of the original Voice and none of the parameters in the window can be edited.
Select “Voice Compare” again to return to the original status.
n The status of the MOTIF XF instrument is maintained even if you enable the Voice Compare mode on the MOTIF XF
Editor VST.
Mixing Compare (only in the Song or Pattern mode)
This menu lets you switch between the just-edited Mixing and its original, unedited condition, allowing you to
hear how your edits affect the sound. Select “Mixing Compare” to enter the Mixing Compare mode. In this
mode, you can hear the sound of the original Mixing setup and none of the parameters in the window can be
edited. Select “Mixing Compare” again to return to the original status.
n The status of the MOTIF XF instrument is maintained even if you enable the Mixing Compare mode on the MOTIF XF
Editor VST.
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Menu: [Bulk] menu
[Bulk] menu
Data Sync
Select this menu to call up the Initialize Data Sync window, set the parameters as necessary, then click
[Start] to transmit the specified data from/to the MOTIF XF Editor VST to/from the MOTIF XF instrument.
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3
2
4
5
6
1 [X] (Close) button
Click this to close this window without executing Data Sync.
2 [Transmit]/[Receive] checkboxes
Determines whether the MOTIF XF Editor VST transmits data to the MOTIF XF or receives data from the
MOTIF XF.
[Transmit] checkbox:
When this is checked, clicking [Start] button transmits data from the Editor to the instrument.
[Receive] checkbox:
When this is checked, clicking [Start] button transmits data from the instrument to the Editor.
3 Data type to be transmitted/received
Here, you can set which data type is to be transmitted or received. Clicking the [All] button turns all the
data types on while clicking the [Clear] button turns all the data types off.
Current
Turn this on then click the [Start] button to transmit or receive the Current settings.
Global
Turn this on then click the [Start] button to transmit or receive the Global settings.
Preset (Favorites)
Turn this on then click the [Start] button to transmit or receive the Favorites-related settings of the Preset
Voice(s).
Normal User 1 – 4
Turn this on then click the [Start] button to transmit or receive the data of the Normal User Voice Bank 1,
2, 3, and 4 respectively.
Drum User
Turn this on then click the [Start] button to transmit or receive the data of the Drum User Voice Bank.
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Menu: [Help] menu
4 Progress Bar
Shows how much of the data has been transmitted.
5 [Start] button
After setup is completed, click the [Start] button to actually execute data transmission.
6 [Stop] button
This button is available only when data transmission is being executed and allows you to cancel the
transmission.
[Help] menu
Manual
Selecting this menu calls up this manual in PDF format.
About
Selecting this menu calls up information such as the version number of the MOTIF XF Editor VST.
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Auto Sync window
This window is used for changing the status of the Editor from “OFFLINE” to “ONLINE.” While editing a parameter
on the Editor affects the same parameter on the MOTIF XF instrument and vice versa in the Online status, you can
disable the “mirroring” of parameter changes between the devices by switching to Offline status. The Auto Sync
window can be called up by clicking “OFFLINE” on the Editor window when the Editor is in the Offline status. The
Auto Sync window can also be called up automatically (without clicking “OFFLINE”) under the following
circumstances:
• When opening a file.
• When creating a new file by selecting “New” under the File menu.
• When changing the mode on the Editor in the Online status of the Editor.
• When changing the mode on the MOTIF XF instrument in the Online status of the Editor.
• When the connection between the MOTIF XF and a computer are corrected after appropriately correcting the
setup of the MOTIF XF and the computer.
• When the settings on the MOTIF XF instrument and the computer are corrected after appropriately reconnecting
the devices.
n If the Auto Start parameter is set to “On” in the Auto Sync window, data synchronization may be started automatically as
soon as the Auto Sync window is opened in certain conditions. For details, see page 41.
On the Auto Sync window, set the Data Port properly then click [Start] button to execute data synchronization. As
soon as the data synchronization is completed, the Auto Sync window is closed then the OFFLINE indication
changes to ONLINE automatically.
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5
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8
9
1 [X] (Close) button
Click this to close this window without executing data synchronization.
2 [FW]/[USB] checkboxes
3 [Detail] button
4 Port
5 Device No.
6 Auto Sync Setting
These parameters are same as in the Setup window. See page 40.
7 Progress Bar
8 [Start] button
9 [Stop] button
These parameters are same as in the Data Sync window. See page 52.
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
If you encounter problems such as no sound output or abnormal behavior, verify the connections before
checking the following.
Sound does not change when using the knobs or sliders.
• Is “ONLINE” indicated on the Editor window?
• Is the lamp at left of “ONLINE” indicator turned on?
If it is turned off, the settings related to communication between the MOTIF XF and a computer may be
wrong. Check the MIDI Port setting (page 40) on the MOTIF XF Editor VST, the MIDI IN/OUT parameter
setting in the MIDI display of the Utility mode on the MOTIF XF instrument, or the cable connection between
the MOTIF XF and the computer.
• Check the MIDI Port setting and Device No. setting. (page 40)
Bulk data is not transmitted/received successfully.
• Check the same points as above such as “ONLINE” indication and MIDI Port settings.
The appropriate Port is not shown in the Setup window.
• The MIDI Port in the Setup window can be selected from the Ports specified in the Cubase series. Check the
MIDI Port settings in the Cubase series.
• When “!” is shown at left of the Port name (e.g., “! Yamaha USB IN 0-1”), this indicates that the previously
used Port cannot be found or some Ports are not set properly. Check the MIDI Port settings in the Cubase
series.
The sounds of the MOTIF XF do not come to the Audio Mixer in the Cubase series.
• Set up the audio ports connected the MOTIF XF in the VSTi Setup window (page 45).
The current audio ports do not appear when clicking the [AUTO] button in the VSTi
Setup window.
• Make sure to put checkmarks to the “Display” for the current audio ports in the “Devices” menu  “Device
Setup”  “VST audio system” in the Cubase series.
The multi port audio from MOTIF XF does not come to the Cubase series.
• Refer to “Starting the MOTIF XF Editor VST” (page 4).
No sound comes from the MOTIF XF after using the MOTIF XF Editor VST.
• Set the “Monitor Setup” to “stand alone” in the Utility mode  [F2] I/O.
• Set the “Quick Setup” to “Setup Number 1” in the [SEQ SETUP]  [F3] Quick.
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Troubleshooting
Cannot be set to ONLINE or “Port Open Error” is shown.
• Check whether or not the MOTIF XF is connected to the computer properly, and check whether or not the
power of the MOTIF XF6/7/8 is turned on.
• Make sure that the checkmark is removed at the "Visible" column of the MOTIF XF6/7/8 MIDI Port 4 in the
Device Setup window — "MIDI Port Setup".
• On Windows, quit any application software which may be using the MOTIF XF6/7/8 Port. If the application
software closes unexpectedly without user input, restart the computer.
“Time Out Error” or “Communication Time Out Error” is shown.
• This message appears when the computer cannot get the response from the MOTIF XF6/7/8 and another
error occurs. Check whether or not the Receive Bulk parameter and the MIDI In/Out parameter of the MOTIF
XF are set properly in the Utility display called up via [UTILITY]  [F5]  [SF2].
The MOTIF XF Editor VST may be revised and updated without prior notice.
For details and the latest information on the Editor, refer to the following URL:
http://www.yamahasynth.com/downloads/
U.R.G., Digital Musical Instruments Division
©2010 Yamaha Corporation
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