MOTIF XF Owner`s Manual
MUSIC PRODUCTION SYNTHESIZER
Owner’s Manual
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Clean only with dry cloth.
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amplifiers) that produce heat.
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PRECAUTIONS
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING
* Please keep this manual in a safe place for future reference.
WARNING
Always follow the basic precautions listed below to avoid the possibility of serious injury or even death from electrical
shock, short-circuiting, damages, fire or other hazards. These precautions include, but are not limited to, the following:
Power supply/Power cord
Water warning
• Do not place the power cord near heat sources such as heaters or
radiators, and do not excessively bend or otherwise damage the
cord, place heavy objects on it, or place it in a position where
anyone could walk on, trip over, or roll anything over it.
• Only use the voltage specified as correct for the instrument. The
required voltage is printed on the name plate of the instrument.
• Do not expose the instrument to rain, use it near water or in damp or
wet conditions, or place containers on it containing liquids which
might spill into any openings. If any liquid such as water seeps into
the instrument, turn off the power immediately and unplug the
power cord from the AC outlet. Then have the instrument inspected
by qualified Yamaha service personnel.
• Use only the supplied power cord/plug.
• Never insert or remove an electric plug with wet hands.
• Check the electric plug periodically and remove any dirt or dust
which may have accumulated on it.
Fire warning
• Do not put burning items, such as candles, on the unit.
A burning item may fall over and cause a fire.
• Be sure to connect to an appropriate outlet with a protective
grounding connection. Improper grounding can result in electrical
shock.
If you notice any abnormality
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to disassemble or modify the internal components in any way. If it
should appear to be malfunctioning, discontinue use immediately
and have it inspected by qualified Yamaha service personnel.
• When one of the following problems occur, immediately turn off the
power switch and disconnect the electric plug from the outlet. Then
have the device inspected by Yamaha service personnel.
• The power cord or plug becomes frayed or damaged.
• It emits unusual smells or smoke.
• Some object has been dropped into the instrument.
• There is a sudden loss of sound during use of the instrument.
CAUTION
Always follow the basic precautions listed below to avoid the possibility of physical injury to you or others, or damage
to the instrument or other property. These precautions include, but are not limited to, the following:
Power supply/Power cord
Location
• Do not connect the instrument to an electrical outlet using a
multiple-connector. Doing so can result in lower sound quality, or
possibly cause overheating in the outlet.
• Do not place the instrument in an unstable position where it might
accidentally fall over.
• Always connect the three-pin attachment plug to a properly
grounded power source. (For more information about the main
power supply, see page 16.)
• When setting up the product, make sure that the AC outlet you are
using is easily accessible. If some trouble or malfunction occurs,
immediately turn off the power switch and disconnect the plug from
the outlet. Even when the power switch is turned off, electricity is
still flowing to the product at the minimum level. When you are not
using the product for a long time, make sure to unplug the power
cord from the wall AC outlet.
• Before moving the instrument, remove all connected cables.
• When removing the electric plug from the instrument or an outlet,
always hold the plug itself and not the cord. Pulling by the cord can
damage it.
• Remove the electric plug from the outlet when the instrument is not
to be used for extended periods of time, or during electrical storms.
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Handling caution
Connections
• Never insert or drop paper, metallic, or other objects into the gaps
on the panel or keyboard.
• Before connecting the instrument to other electronic components,
turn off the power for all components. Before turning the power on
or off for all components, set all volume levels to minimum.
• Do not rest your weight on, or place heavy objects on the
instrument, and do not use excessive force on the buttons, switches
or connectors.
• Be sure to set the volumes of all components at their minimum
levels and gradually raise the volume controls while playing the
instrument to set the desired listening level.
• Do not use the instrument/device or headphones for a long period of
time at a high or uncomfortable volume level, since this can cause
permanent hearing loss. If you experience any hearing loss or
ringing in the ears, consult a physician.
Yamaha cannot be held responsible for damage caused by improper use or modifications to the instrument, or data that is lost or destroyed.
Always turn the power off when the instrument is not in use.
NOTICE
To avoid the possibility of damage to the product, data or other property, follow the notices below.
 Handling and Maintenance
• Do not use the instrument in the vicinity of a TV, radio, stereo equipment, mobile phone, or other electric devices. Otherwise, the instrument, TV, or
radio may generate noise.
• Do not expose the instrument to excessive dust or vibrations, or extreme cold or heat (such as in direct sunlight, near a heater, or in a car during the
day) to prevent the possibility of panel disfiguration or damage to the internal components.
• Do not place vinyl, plastic or rubber objects on the instrument, since this might discolor the panel or keyboard.
• When cleaning the instrument, use a soft, dry/dry or slightly damp cloth. Do not use paint thinners, solvents, cleaning fluids, or chemicalimpregnated wiping cloths.
 Saving data
• SDRAM data is lost when you turn off the power to the instrument. Save the data to a USB storage device/external device such as a computer.
• To protect against data loss through media damage, we recommend that you save your important data onto two USB storage devices/external
media.
Information
 About copyrights
• Copying of the commercially available musical data including but not limited to MIDI data and/or audio data is strictly prohibited except for your
personal use.
• This product incorporates and bundles computer programs and contents in which Yamaha owns copyrights or with respect to which it has license
to use others’ copyrights. Such copyrighted materials include, without limitation, all computer software, style files, MIDI files, WAVE data, musical
scores and sound recordings. Any unauthorized use of such programs and contents outside of personal use is not permitted under relevant laws.
Any violation of copyright has legal consequences. DON’T MAKE, DISTRIBUTE OR USE ILLEGAL COPIES.
 About functions/data bundled with the instrument
• This device is capable of using various types/formats of music data by optimizing them to the proper format music data for use with the device in
advance. As a result, this device may not play them back precisely as their producers or composers originally intended.
 About this manual
• The illustrations and LCD screens as shown in this manual are for instructional purposes only, and may appear somewhat different from those on
your instrument.
• Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft® Corporation in the United States and other countries.
• Apple, Mac and Macintosh are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
• FireWire and the FireWire symbol are trademarks of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. The FireWire logo is a trademark of
Apple, Inc.
• The company names and product names in this manual are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
About the latest Firmware Version
Yamaha may from time to time update firmware of the product and the accessory application software without notice for improvement. We
recommend that you check our web site for later releases and upgrade your firmware of the MOTIF XF or the accessory application
software.
http://www.yamahasynth.com/
Note that the explanations in this Owner’s Manual apply to the version of firmware when this Owner’s Manual was produced.
For details about the additional functions due to later releases, refer to the above website.
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Welcome
A message from the MOTIF XF Development Team
Thank you for purchasing the Yamaha MOTIF XF Music Synthesizer.
Since the first MOTIF was launched in 2001, the MOTIF series has evolved with the times and has finally reached fourthgeneration status.
The new MOTIF XF adds a number of significant enhancements to its predecessors and features many powerful functions that
make it an indispensable tool in both music production and live performance.
Second, the User Interface via the color LCD display introduced from the MOTIF XS has been drastically improved so that it is
easy to view the important information like Voice program number even another keyboard is located above the MOTIF XF at the
live scene.
In terms of the sound, the MOTIF XF provides a wide variety of Voices that fully take advantage of the Expanded Articulation
feature, which enables expressive tonal change (via Velocity and the Assignable Function buttons). Many Voices have been
added and enhanced to improve the MOTIF’s famed set of ultra-realistic acoustic instrument sounds. We’ve also strengthened
the synthesizer sound engine, giving it a wealth of powerful and dynamic synth waveforms and effect-related Voices. They
allowing you to truly play and perform with the synth sounds, tweaking the filters and controllers for extraordinary
expressiveness—far beyond even what you’ve come to expect from a digital keyboard.
Secondly, the user interface and the color LCD display introduced with the MOTIF XS has been improved dramatically, making
it even easier to view important information, such as the Voice program name and number—even when another keyboard is
placed above the MOTIF XF onstage.
Furthermore, in one of the most important advantages of the MOTIF XF, an optional Flash Memory Expansion Board can be
installed. This feature was included in response to many and repeated requests from power users. Now, Sample (audio) data
remains on the board, even when the power is turned off—allowing you to instantly use Waveforms containing Samples you’ve
recorded when you turn the power back on, without the need to load them from an external USB storage device.
We are confident these new features, in addition to the already strong set of functions of the MOTIF series, will aid in all your
musical endeavors—from writing and recording to live performance.
In order to take full advantage of the MOTIF XF’s functionality, please read this manual carefully. We also recommend that you
keep this manual in a safe and handy place for future reference.
We really hope that the MOTIF XF will help your creativity and musical work grow by leaps and bounds.
Enjoy!
Sincerely,
The Yamaha MOTIF XF Development Team
About this Manual
Owner’s Manual (this book)
Provides overall explanations of the basic functions for each mode.
Please use this Owner’s Manual for an overview of the basic and more important operations of the MOTIF XF. If you need more
detailed information or instructions on specific functions, use the Reference Manual described below.
PDF documentation (included in the CD-ROM)
The following manuals are available in the included CD-ROM as PDF format. Please insert the CD-ROM to the disk drive of your
computer then click/open any of them.
 Reference Manual
Explains in detail about the internal structure, connection examples and all the parameters for each mode. Use this manual
if you need more detailed information which is not covered in the Owner’s Manual.
If you need more information on the current status or display of the MOTIF XF, use the Function Tree provided in this manual.
This convenient Function Tree helps you quickly find the page covering the relevant function or operation.
 Data List
This contains various important lists such as the Voice List, Waveform List, Performance List, Performance List, Effect Type
List, Master Program List, Arpeggio Type List, MIDI Implementation Chart and Remote Control Function List.
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How to use the PDF manuals
The Reference Manual and the Data List are provided as data documents in PDF format. These PDF files can be viewed and read
on a computer. When using Adobe® Reader® to view a PDF file, you can search for specific words, print a specific page or link to
open a desired section in the manual. The term search and link functions are especially convenient methods of navigating through
a PDF file, and we recommend that you use them.
The latest version of Adobe Reader can be downloaded from the following URL.
http://www.adobe.com/products/reader/
Accessories
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AC Power cord
Owner’s Manual (this book)
CD-ROM x 1 (Containing the PDF files of the Reference Manual and Data List)
DVD-ROM×1 (containing DAW software)
About the accessory disk
Special Notice
• The software included in the accessory disk and the copyrights thereof are under exclusive ownership by Steinberg Media
Technologies GmbH.
• Copying of the software or reproduction of this manual in whole or in part by any means is expressly forbidden without the written
consent of the manufacturer.
• Yamaha makes no representations or warranties with regard to the use of the software and documentation and cannot be held
responsible for the results of the use of this manual and the software.
• This disk is NOT for audio/visual purposes. Do not attempt to play the disk on an audio/visual CD/DVD player. Doing so may result in
irreparable damage to your player.
• Note that Yamaha does not offer technical support for the DAW software in the accessory disk.
About the DAW software in the accessory disk
The accessory disk contains DAW software both for Windows and Mac.
NOTE
• Make sure to install DAW software under the “Administrator” account.
• In order to have continuous use of DAW software, including support and other benefits, you will need to register the software and activate your software
license by starting it while the computer is connected to the Internet. Click the “Register Now” button shown when the software is started, then fill in all
required fields for registration. If you do not register the product, you will be unable to use the application after a limited period of time expires.
• If you are using a Mac computer, double-click the “***.mpkg” file to start installation.
For information about the minimum system requirements and latest information on the software in the disk, check the web site
below.
http://www.yamahasynth.com/download/
About software support
Support for the DAW software in the accessory disk is provided by Steinberg on its website at the following address.
http://www.steinberg.net
You can visit the Steinberg site also via the Help menu of the included DAW software. (The Help menu also includes the PDF
manual and other information on the software.)
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Main Features
 New, enhanced Voice set covering a wide range of music styles
The MOTIF XF is loaded with 741 MB of preset Wave memory—more than double the size of the previous MOTIF XS—and has
136 additional Voices. These new Voices include Synthesizer, Brass, Saxophone, Strings, Guitar, Bass and Drum Kit as well as
Piano, Clavi, and Combo Organ.
 XA (Expanded Articulation) feature
Expanded Articulation (XA) is a newly designed, sophisticated tone generation system that allows you to more effectively
recreate realistic sound and natural performance techniques—such as legato and staccato—often used on acoustic
instruments but up to now unavailable or difficult to realize on electronic keyboards. This feature enables:
• Realistic legato performance
• Authentic note release sound
• Special “key off” sounds, by setting the XA control parameter for desired Elements
• Switching among different sounds to recreate the natural performance on an acoustic instrument
• Potential for completely new sounds and new styles of playing
 Extensive Effect Processing
The MOTIF XF gives you a wide array of signal processing options, including separate Reverb and Chorus, an overall Master
Effect, including multi-band compression, five-band master EQ, and a total of eight independent Insertion Effects. The latter
include a huge variety of effects, plus a special Vocoder feature.
 Improved User Interface
Unlike the MOTIF series, this new MOTIF XF provides several design types of the LCD display for each mode. From these types,
you can select the desired one according to the use scene including the music creation and live performance.
 Expanded, enhanced Arpeggio function, including Ending types
The MOTIF XF has added 1,248 new Arpeggio types, for a total of 7,881 Arpeggio types—including Ending types, as well as
synthesizer and vintage sequencer style Arpeggios and Drum/Percussion loop Arpeggios.
 Built-in SDRAM for Sampling
Unlike its predecessors, the MOTIF XF features 128 MB of SDRAM built in, letting you perform audio sampling, without the need
for installing an optional DIMM.
 Optional Flash Memory Expansion Module
The MOTIF XF also newly provides the option of installing a Flash Memory Expansion Module (FL512M/FL1024M), allowing you
to internally store Waveforms that include your sampled audio sounds, and keep those Waveforms/sounds intact, even when
turning off the power.
 Responsive, expressive keyboard
The MOTIF XF6 features a 61-key keyboard, while the MOTIF XF7 has 76 keys with the high-quality FSX keyboard and the
MOTIF XF8 has 88 keys with the high-quality BH (Balanced Hammer) keyboard. All are equipped with a touch response feature
(both initial touch and aftertouch). These allow you to expressively change the sound in various ways — initial touch by the
strength with which you play the keys, and aftertouch by how strongly you press the keys when holding them down.
 Audio Record/Playback
You can now record your performances on the MOTIF XF as WAV-format audio files (44.1-kHz, 16-bit, stereo) on a USB storage
device or a computer connected via a network. What’s more, the MOTIF XF can now also play WAV or AIFF audio files stored on
a connected USB storage device or computer.
 Integration with Cubase
The MOTIF XF is specially designed to work seamlessly with Cubase, Steinberg’s full-featured DAW software (included in the
accessory disk) — giving you a comprehensive, all-in-one music production system, in which hardware and software are fully
integrated.
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Contents
Welcome
—A message from the MOTIF XF Development Team ............... 6
About this Manual ....................................................................... 6
Accessories................................................................................. 7
About the accessory disk............................................................ 7
Main Features.............................................................................. 8
Controls and Functions
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Top Panel .................................................................................. 10
Rear Panel ................................................................................. 14
Setting Up
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Power Supply ............................................................................ 16
Connecting Speakers or Headphones...................................... 16
Powering Up the System ........................................................... 16
Adjusting the Volume and the Brightness of the Display .......... 17
Listening to the Demo Song ...................................................... 17
Resetting the User Memory to the Initial Factory Settings ........ 18
Basic Operation
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Modes
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Playing the Keyboard in the Voice mode
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Selecting a Preset Voice ........................................................... 22
Using the Category Search function ......................................... 23
Using the Arpeggio function ..................................................... 23
Changing the Arpeggio type..................................................... 24
Using the Controllers................................................................. 25
Using the Knobs........................................................................ 25
Voice Editing ............................................................................. 26
Enhancing the sound with Effects ............................................. 27
Storing the edited Voice ............................................................ 27
Playing the Keyboard in the Performance mode
28
Selecting a Performance ........................................................... 28
Performance Play mode indications.......................................... 28
Using the Controllers and Knobs .............................................. 28
How Voices are assigned to Parts of a Performance................ 28
Creating a Performance by combining Voices ......................... 29
Changing the Arpeggio settings for each Part.......................... 30
Storing the Performance ........................................................... 30
Recording in the Performance mode
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Performance Record Structure ................................................. 31
Recording the Melody and Arpeggio playback to the Song..... 31
Recording Arpeggio playback to a Pattern............................... 32
Audio Record/Playback
33
Recording your performance as audio ..................................... 33
Playing an audio file .................................................................. 34
Using as a Master Keyboard (Master Mode)
35
Creating a swing feel—Play Effect............................................ 40
Storing the created Song .......................................................... 40
Creating an original Pattern
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Pattern Structure ....................................................................... 41
Listening to the Demo Patterns ................................................. 41
Viewing the Demo Pattern’s Patch display ............................... 42
Creating a Pattern by using Arpeggio ...................................... 42
Storing the created Pattern ....................................................... 43
Creating a Pattern Chain for converting to a Song ................... 43
Multi-timbral Tone Generator Settings
for Song/Pattern Playback (Mixing mode)
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Using the Sampling feature
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Setting up for Sampling............................................................. 47
Sampling in the Voice/Performance mode................................ 48
Sampling in the Pattern mode................................................... 50
Sampling a one-shot sound in the Song mode......................... 52
Saving a Waveform to the Flash Memory Expansion Module... 53
Making Global System Settings (Utility mode)
54
Setting automatic power-on tasks............................................. 54
Selecting the Design Type of the display ................................. 54
Adjusting the tuning .................................................................. 55
Transpose ................................................................................. 55
Using a Connected Computer
56
Using the USB TO HOST terminal............................................. 56
Using the MIDI terminal............................................................. 57
Using the IEEE1394 terminal..................................................... 57
Song playback from a DAW using the MOTIF XF as a tone
generator................................................................................... 59
Recording your performance on the MOTIF XF to the DAW..... 59
Using another tone generator together with the MOTIF XF ...... 60
Using the MOTIF XF as an audio interface ............................... 61
Remote-controlling the software (Remote mode) ..................... 61
Using the MOTIF XF Editor VST ................................................ 63
Saving / Loading Data in the File mode
64
Saving the settings to a USB storage device............................ 64
Loading the settings from a USB storage device ..................... 64
USB storage devices ................................................................ 65
Display Messages
66
Troubleshooting
68
Installing Optional Hardware
74
Specifications
78
Index
80
Registering the Edited Voice/Performance/Song/Pattern ......... 35
Making settings for use as a master keyboard ......................... 35
Creating an original Song
37
Terminology............................................................................... 37
Song Playback .......................................................................... 37
Recording to a track.................................................................. 38
Creating a Song by using Arpeggio.......................................... 38
Correcting wrong notes............................................................. 39
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Controls and Functions
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5 ASSIGNABLE FUNCTION buttons
The MOTIF XF6 features a 61-key keyboard, while the MOTIF
XF7 has 76 keys and the MOTIF XF8 has 88 keys. All are
equipped with a touch response feature (both initial touch
and aftertouch). With initial touch, the instrument senses how
strongly or softly you play the keys, and uses that playing
strength to affect the sound in various ways, depending on
the selected Voice. With aftertouch, the instrument senses
how much pressure you apply to the keys while playing, and
uses that pressure to affect the sound in various ways,
depending on the selected Voice.
Moreover, any of a variety of functions can be assigned to
aftertouch for each Voice.
According to the XA Mode (Expanded Articulation Mode)
settings in the Voice Element Edit mode, you can call up the
specific Element of the selected Voice by pressing each of
these buttons during your keyboard performance.
In addition, you can assign other functions to these buttons.
2 Pitch Bend wheel
7 Knobs (page 25)
Controls the pitch bend effect. You can also assign other
functions to this controller.
These eight highly versatile knobs let you adjust various
aspects or parameters of the current Voice. Use the
[SELECTED PART CONTROL] button or [MULTI PART
CONTROL] button to change the functions assigned to the
knobs.
3 Modulation wheel
Controls the modulation effect. You can also assign other
functions to this controller.
6 MASTER VOLUME (page 17)
Move the slider upwards to raise the output level from the
OUTPUT L/R jacks and the PHONES jack.
NOTE The MASTER VOLUME cannot control the volume of audio signal
output from the DIGITAL OUT connector and IEEE1394
connector of the optional FireWire expansion board (if installed).
8 [SELECTED PART CONTROL] button (page 25)
4 Ribbon Controller
This controller is touch sensitive, and is controlled by running
your finger lightly across its surface laterally. You can also
assign other functions to this controller.
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Pressing this button changes the functions assigned to the
eight knobs. The lamp next to the currently active
parameters will light. In the Voice mode, the function of each
knob is applied to the current Voice. In the Performance
mode, the function of each knob is applied only to the
currently selected Part or to all Parts depending on the
setting. In the Song/Pattern mode, the function of each knob
is applied only to the currently selected Part.
Controls and Functions
NOTE For more information about 1 – 5, refer to “Controller Block”
in the Reference Manual.
G
A
I
H
L
M
C
B
E
F
N O
K
D
C4
J
P Q
C5
C6
C7
9 [MULTI PART CONTROL] button
! [REMOTE ON/OFF] button (page 61)
Pressing this button changes the functions assigned to the
eight knobs in the Performance /Song/Pattern mode. The
lamp next to the currently active parameters will light. In the
Performance mode, the four knobs at the left end
correspond to Parts 1 – 4. In the Song/Pattern mode, all
knobs correspond to Parts 1 – 8 or 9 –16 (depending on the
currently selected Part)
The Remote mode lets you control sequencer software on
your computer from the panel controls of the instrument. Turn
the [ON/OFF] button on to enter the Remote mode.
) Control Sliders (pages 25, 28)
These sliders control the volume of the sound in different
ways depending on the mode selected:
Voice mode: volume of the eight Elements
Performance mode: volume of the four Parts
Song/Pattern modes: volume of the eight Parts, including the
current Part
Master mode: volume or specified Control Change number
of the eight Zones
NOTE If all of the Control Sliders are set to the minimum, you may not
hear any sound from the instrument, even when playing the
keyboard or a Song/Pattern. If this is the case, raise all the
sliders to a suitable level.
@ [ARPEGGIO ON/OFF] button (page 23)
Press this button to enable or disable playback of the
Arpeggio for each Voice, Performance, Song, or Pattern. If
the Arpeggio Switch of the selected Part is set to off in the
Performance/Song/Pattern mode, however, pressing this
button has no effect.
# EFFECT buttons
The extensive effect block of the instrument provides
Insertion effects (eight sets, with two effect units per set),
System Effects (Reverb and Chorus), and Master Effects.
The effects can be applied to the keyboard-played Voices
and to Song/Pattern playback.
When the lamp of the [INSERTION] or [SYSTEM] button is
turned on, the corresponding Effect is on.
NOTE The MASTER VOLUME slider adjusts the audio output level from
this instrument. On the other hand, the Control Sliders adjust the
volume for each Element of the Voice or each Part of the
Performance/Song/Pattern as a parameter. Accordingly, the
values set via the Control Sliders can be stored as Voice,
Performance, Song, or Pattern data.
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Controls and Functions
$ [MASTER EFFECT] button
B [INC/YES] button (page 19)
When this button is pressed (the lamp lights), the Master
Effect is applied to the overall sound of this instrument. Also,
to access the Master Effect setting display, press and hold
the [MASTER EFFECT] button for a second or two.
For increasing the value of the currently selected parameter.
Also, this is used to actually execute a Job or a Store
operation.
C [DEC/NO] button (page 19)
% OCTAVE [UP] and [DOWN] buttons
Use these buttons to change the note range of the keyboard.
To restore the normal octave setting, press both buttons
simultaneously.
^ SEQ TRANSPORT buttons (page 17)
These buttons control recording and playback of the Song/
Pattern sequence data.
[T] (Top) button
Instantly returns to the beginning of the current Song or
Pattern (i.e., the first beat of the first measure).
For decreasing the value of the currently selected parameter.
Also, this is used to cancel a Job or a Store operation.
NOTE You can also use the [INC/YES] and [DEC/NO] buttons to quickly
move through parameter values in 10-unit jumps, especially
those with large ranges. Simply hold down one of the buttons (of
the direction you want to jump), and simultaneously press the
other button. For example, to jump in the positive direction, hold
down the [INC/YES] button and press [DEC/NO].
D Cursor buttons (page 19)
The cursor buttons move the “cursor” around the LCD
display screen, highlighting and selecting the various
parameters.
[G] (Reverse) button
Press briefly to move back one measure at a time, or
hold to continuously rewind.
[H] (Forward) button
Press briefly to move forward one measure at a time, or
hold to continuously fast-forward.
The menus and displays of the MOTIF XF are organized
according to a hierarchical structure. Press this button to exit
from the current display and return to the previous level in
the hierarchy.
[I] (Record) button
F [ENTER] button
Press this to enable recording (Song or Pattern phrase).
(The indicator lights.)
Use this button to actually enter a number when selecting a
Memory or Bank for Voice or Performance. Also use this
button to execute a Job or a Store operation.
[J] (Stop) button
Press to stop recording or playback.
[R] (Play) button
Press to start playback from the current point in the Song
or Pattern. During recording and playback, the indicator
flashes at the current tempo.
G MODE buttons (page 21)
These buttons select the MOTIF XF operating modes (e.g.,
Voice mode).
H Bank buttons (page 22)
* [F1] – [F6] (Function) buttons (page 19)
Each button selects a Voice or Performance Bank. When the
[CATEGORY SEARCH] button is turned on, these buttons
can be used to select the Main category (printed below each
button). When the [TRACK] button is turned on in the Pattern
mode, these lower buttons are used to select the desired
Section from I – P.
These buttons located directly below the LCD display call up
the corresponding functions indicated in the display.
I Group [A] – [H] buttons (page 22)
& LCD Display (page 17)
The large backlit LCD displays the parameters and values
related to the currently selected operation or mode.
( [SF1] – [SF6] (Sub Function) buttons
(page 19)
These buttons located directly below the LCD display call up
the corresponding sub functions indicated in the display.
These buttons can be also used to call up the Arpeggio type
in some displays of the Play mode, Edit mode and Record
mode. These buttons can be also used as Scene buttons in
the Song Play/Song Record/Pattern Play/Pattern Record
modes.
A Data dial (page 19)
For editing the currently selected parameter. To increase the
value, turn the dial right (clockwise); to decrease the value,
turn the dial left (counter-clockwise). If a parameter with a
wide value range is selected, you can change the value in
broader strokes by quickly turning the dial.
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Each button selects a Voice or Performance Group. When
the [CATEGORY SEARCH] button is turned on, these buttons
can be used to select the Sub category. When the [TRACK]
button is turned on in the Pattern mode, these buttons are
used to select the desired Section from A – H.
J Number [1] – [16] buttons (page 22)
Use of these buttons differs depending on the on/off status
of the [TRACK], [MUTE], [SOLO] and [PERFORMANCE
CONTROL] buttons.
Controls and Functions
Functions of the Number [1] – [16] buttons
Mode
[PERFORMANCE
CONTROL] button
[TRACK] button
[MUTE] button
[SOLO] button
Voice Play
—
Keyboard transmit channel setting
—
—
Normal Voice Edit
—
Changes the Edit mode from Common Edit
to Element Edit and Element selection (1 –
8)
Element Mute setting
(9 – 16)
Solo Element selection
(9 – 16)
Drum Voice Edit
—
Changes the Edit mode from Common Edit
to Drum Key Edit
—
—
Performance Play
Performance Control (N) Keyboard transmit channel setting
Part Mute setting (1 – 4)
Solo Part selection (1 – 4)
Performance Edit
Performance Control (N) Performance Part selection (1 – 4)
Part Mute setting (1 – 4)
Solo Part selection (1 – 4)
Master Play
—
Keyboard transmit channel setting (when
memorizing the Voice mode or
Performance mode to the current Master)
or Song/Pattern track selection (when
memorizing the Song mode or Pattern
mode to the current Master)
—
—
Master Edit
—
Changes the Edit mode from Common Edit
to Zone Edit and Zone selection (1 – 8)
—
—
Song Play/
Pattern Play
—
Song/Pattern track selection
Song/Pattern track Mute
setting
Solo track selection
Song Mixing/
Pattern Mixing
—
Song/Pattern Part selection
Song/Pattern Part Mute
setting
Solo Part selection
Mixing Voice Edit
Element selection (1 – 8)
Element selection (1 – 8)
Element Mute setting
(9 – 16)
Solo Element selection
(9 – 16)
K [COMMON EDIT] button
O [TRACK] button (page 38)
Turning this button on enters the Common Edit mode, which
lets you edit the parameters commonly applied to all
Elements, Parts or Zones in the Voice Edit mode,
Performance Edit mode, Song Mixing Edit mode, Pattern
Mixing Edit mode, and Mixing Voice Edit mode.
Turning this button on in the Song/Pattern mode enables the
Number [1] – [16] buttons for selecting corresponding Song/
Pattern tracks. When this button is turned on in the Pattern
mode, the Group buttons [A] – [H] can be used to select the
desired Section from A – H and the lower buttons of the Bank
buttons can be used to select the desired Section from I – P.
L [PROGRAM] button (page 22)
When this button is turned on, using the Bank/Group/
Number buttons selects a Voice, Performance, Song,
Pattern, and Master in the corresponding mode.
M [CATEGORY SEARCH] button (page 23)
This button is used to call up the Category Search function
(page 23).
In the Voice Play mode, this function can be used for finding
and selecting a desired Voice.
In the Performance Play mode, this function can be used for
assigning a desired Voice to each Part on the [F2] Voice
display. On the displays other than [F2], this function can be
used for selecting a desired Performance.
On the [F1] Track View display in the Song Play mode, [F1]
Play display in the Pattern Play mode, and [F1] 1 – 16
display in the Mixing Play mode, this function can be used
for assigning a desired Voice to each Part.
P [MUTE] button (page 37)
Turning this button on in the Normal Voice Edit mode and
Mixing Voice Edit mode enables the Number buttons [1] – [8]
for muting Voice Elements (1 – 8). Turning this button on in
the other modes enables the Number buttons [1] – [16] for
muting Performance Parts (1 – 4), Song Tracks/Parts (1 –
16), and Pattern Tracks/Parts (1 – 16).
Q [SOLO] button (page 37)
Turning this button on in the Normal Voice Edit mode and
Mixing Voice Edit mode enables the Number buttons [1] – [8]
for soloing a Voice Element (1 – 8). Turning this button on in
the other modes enables the Number buttons [1] – [16] for
soloing a Performance Part (1 – 4), a Song Track/Part (1 –
16), and a Pattern Track/Part (1 – 16).
NOTE The on/off status of the buttons (O – Q) affects the Number [1] –
[16] buttons in different ways, depending on the currently
selected mode. Refer to the table at the top of this page.
N [PERFORMANCE CONTROL] button
This button is available only in the Performance Mode. When
this button is turned on, the following functions are assigned
to the Number buttons [1] – [16].
Number
buttons
[1] – [4]
Function
Selecting Parts 1 – 4.
[5] – [8]
Setting the Arpeggio Switch to on/off for Parts 1 – 4.
[9] – [12]
Setting the mute status for Parts 1 – 4.
[13] – [16]
Setting the Arpeggio Hold for Parts 1 – 4.
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Controls and Functions
Rear Panel
1
2
3
4
5
6
1 P (Power switch) (page 16)
5 LCD Contrast Control (page 17)
Press to turn power on (O) or off (N).
Use this control to set the LCD display for optimum legibility.
2 AC IN (AC Power Cord Socket)
6 FireWire expansion board (FW16E) cover
(page 74)
Be sure to plug the AC power cord into this socket before
plugging the power cord into an AC outlet. Use only the AC
power cord supplied with this instrument. If the supplied
cord is lost or damaged and needs to be replaced, contact
your Yamaha dealer. The use of an inappropriate
replacement can pose a fire and shock hazard!
The optional FW16E can be installed by removing this cover.
By installing an FW16E board (equipped with the IEEE1394
connector), you can upgrade your MOTIF XF for convenient
and easy connection to an IEEE1394-compatible computer.
NOTE Yamaha recommends that you use an IEEE1394 cable with a
length of 4.5 meters or less.
3 ETHERNET connector
You can connect the MOTIF XF to a LAN network by using
this connector and a LAN cable. When connected to a
network, the MOTIF XF is capable of mounting and
accessing drives of computers on the same network. For
more information, refer to “Connections” in the Reference
Manual.
4 USB connectors (pages 56, 65)
There are two different types of USB connectors, and the
rear panel of the instrument features both.
The USB TO HOST connector is used to connect this
instrument to the computer via the USB cable and allows you
to transfer MIDI data between the devices. Unlike MIDI, USB
can handle multiple ports (page 57) via a single cable. The
USB connection between the instrument and the computer
can only be used for transfer of MIDI data. No audio data
can be transferred via USB.
The USB TO DEVICE connector is used to connect this
instrument to a USB storage device (hard disk drive, CDROM drive, flash memory, etc.) via the USB cable. This lets
you save data created on this instrument to an external USB
storage device and load data from a USB device to the
instrument. Save/Load operations can be performed in the
File mode.
USB
USB is an abbreviation for Universal
Serial Bus. It is a serial interface for connecting a
computer with peripheral devices, and enables much
faster data transfer compared to conventional serial
port connections.
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NOTE The digital audio output via the IEEE1394 connector is fixed to a
resolution of 24 bit/44.1 kHz.
7 DIGITAL OUT connector
Use this connector to output digital signals over a coaxial
(RCA-pin) cable. The digital signal format is CD/DAT (S/P
DIF). This connector outputs a digital signal of 44.1 kHz/24
bit. By using this jack, you can record the keyboard
performance or Song/Pattern playback of this synthesizer to
external media (e.g., a CD recorder) with exceptionally highquality sound—thanks to the direct digital connection.
NOTE Audio signal output from the DIGITAL OUT connector is
equivalent to the one output from the OUTPUT L/MONO and R
jacks with the exception that audio signal is digital or analog. It
results that the output setting of the DIGITAL OUTPUT for each
Part or each Drum Key depends on the one of the OUTPUT L/
MONO and R jacks.
8 MIDI IN/OUT/THRU connectors
MIDI IN is for receiving control or performance data from
another MIDI device, such as an external sequencer. MIDI
THRU is simply for redirecting any received MIDI data (via
MIDI IN) to connected devices, allowing convenient chaining
of additional MIDI instruments. MIDI OUT is for transmitting
all control, performance and playback data from the MOTIF
XF to another MIDI device, such as an external sequencer.
Controls and Functions
7
8
9
)
!
@
#
$
%
9 FOOT SWITCH jacks
# PHONES (Headphone) jack (page 16)
For connection of an optional FC3/FC4/FC5 Footswitch to the
SUSTAIN jack and a FC4/FC5 Footswitch to the
ASSIGNABLE jack. When connected to the SUSTAIN jack,
the Footswitch controls sustain. When connected to
ASSIGNABLE, it can control one of various different
assignable functions. The function assignment can be set in
the Voice Edit mode.
For more information, refer to “Voice mode” in the Reference
Manual.
This standard stereo phones jack is for connection to a set of
stereo headphones.
) FOOT CONTROLLER jacks
For connection of optional foot controllers (FC7 and FC9).
Each jack lets you continuously control one of various
different assignable functions—such as volume, tone, pitch,
or other aspects of the sound. The function assignment can
be set in the Voice Edit mode.
For more information, refer to “Voice mode” in the Reference
Manual.
$ A/D INPUT jacks (page 47)
External audio signals can be input via these phone jacks
(1/4" mono phone plug). Various devices such as
microphone, guitar, bass, CD player, synthesizer can be
connected to these jacks and their audio input signal can be
sounded as the Audio Part of the Voice, Performance, Song,
or Pattern. In the Sampling mode (page 47), these jacks are
used for capturing audio data as samples. In addition, you
can use the special Vocoder feature by connecting a
microphone to this L jack and inputting your Voice to the
microphone.
Use 1/4" mono phone plugs. For stereo signals (such as from
audio equipment), use both jacks. For mono signals (such
as from a microphone or guitar), use only the L jack.
% GAIN knob (page 50)
! ASSIGNABLE OUT L and R jacks
Line level audio signals are output from this instrument via
these phone jacks (1/4" mono phone plug). These outputs
are independent of the main output (at the L/MONO and R
jacks below), and can be freely assigned to any of the Drum
Voice keys or the Parts. This lets you route specific Voices or
sounds for processing with a favorite outboard effect unit.
The Parts which can be assigned to these jacks are as
follows:
For adjusting the input gain of the audio at the A/D INPUT
jacks (above). Depending on the connected device
(microphone, CD player, etc.), you may need to adjust this
for optimum level.
• Audio Part in the Voice mode
• Drum Voice key to which the drum/percussion instrument is
assigned
• Any Part of a Performance*
• Any Part of a Song*
• Any Part of a Pattern*
*Including the Audio Input Part
The Part assignment above can be set via the Output Select parameter.
For details, refer to the Reference Manual.
@ OUTPUT L/MONO and R jacks
Line level audio signals are output via these phone jacks. For
monophonic output, use only the L/MONO jack.
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Setting Up
Power Supply
Connect the supplied AC power cord in the following order.
Make sure the Power switch on the MOTIF XF is set to off.
1
Connect the supplied power cord to the AC IN on
the instrument’s rear panel.
2
Connect the other end of the power cord to an AC
outlet.
Connecting Speakers or
Headphones
Since the MOTIF XF has no built-in speakers, you will need
to monitor the sound of the instrument by using external
equipment. Connect a set of headphones, powered
speakers, or other playback equipment as illustrated below.
When making connections, be sure that your cables have
the appropriate ratings.
Powered speaker
(Right)
Powered speaker
(Left)
Rear panel
Headphones
AC IN
OUTPUT L/MONO
OUTPUT R
PHONES
Power cord (included)
NOTE Follow this procedure in reverse order when disconnecting the
power cord.
MOTIF XF
WARNING
Use only the AC power cord supplied with the MOTIF XF. The use of
an inappropriate replacement can pose a fire and shock hazard!
CAUTION
• Make sure your MOTIF XF meets the voltage requirement for the
country or region in which it is being used. The power cord
includes a grounding pin to prevent electrical shock and damage
to equipment. When connecting to an outlet, connect the adaptor’s
ground lead to the ground screw. If you’re unsure how to connect,
then contact your Yamaha dealer or service center.
• Even when the Power switch is in the off position, a small amount
of electricity is still flowing to the unit. When you are not using the
MOTIF XF for a long time, make sure to unplug the AC power
adaptor from the wall AC outlet.
Powering Up the System
Make sure the volume settings of the MOTIF XF and external
devices such as powered speakers are turned down to the
minimum before turning the power on. When connecting the
MOTIF XF to the powered speakers, turn on the power
switch of each device in the following order.
When turning the power on:
First, the MOTIF XF, then the connected powered speakers.
When turning the power off:
First, the connected powered speakers, then the MOTIF XF.
Please keep in mind that the Power switch is located at the
right side (from the view of the keyboard) of the AC IN socket
on the rear panel of the MOTIF XF.
AC IN
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POWER switch
Setting Up
Adjusting the Volume and the
Brightness of the Display
Adjust the volume levels of the MOTIF XF and the connected
amplifier/speaker system. If the display is not easily visible,
use the Contrast control to adjust for optimum visibility.
Adjust the volume with the
MASTER VOLUME slider.
1
Make sure that the cursor is located on the Song
Number in the Track View display.
The highlighted frame within the display is called the
“cursor.” You can move the cursor up, down, left and right by
using the Cursor buttons. If the cursor is located on another
parameter, move the cursor to the Song Number.
Adjust the display contrast
with the Contrast control.
Max.
Min.
Selecting another Song
Song number
Light
Song name
Dark
MOTIF XF
CAUTION
Do not listen with the headphones at high volume for long periods of
time. Doing so may cause hearing loss.
NOTE Keep in mind that the LCD display is not a touch screen type. Do
not touch and press the display directly or forcefully.
Listening to the Demo Song
Try listening to the preset Demo Songs, enjoy the highquality sound, and get a taste for how you can use the
MOTIF XF to create your own music.
Playing the Demo Song
1
Press the [SONG] button to enter the Song Play
mode.
NOTE Keep in mind that the example displays shown in this
manual are for instruction purposes only, and may appear
somewhat different from those on your instrument.
2
Press the [INC/YES] and [DEC/NO] buttons or
rotate the data dial to change the Demo Song
number.
Decreases
number
Increases
number
The Track View display of the Song Play mode appears.
2
Press the SEQ TRANSPORT [F] (Play) button to
start the Demo Song.
The Song currently shown on the display starts.
Decreases
number
Increases
number
NOTE You can change the value of various parameters as well as the
Song number by using the [DEC/NO]/[INC/YES] button or data
dial after moving the cursor to the desired location. This basic
operation is used for all of the selection and adjustment
operations on the instrument.
Stop button
Play button
NOTE To adjust the volume level of the Demo Songs, use the
MASTER VOLUME slider.
3
Press the SEQ TRANSPORT [J] (Stop) button to
stop the Demo Song.
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Setting Up
Loading the Demo data
In the default settings (when shipped from the factory),
several Demo Songs and Patterns are stored to the
instrument, starting at Song 01 and Pattern 01. However, you
may delete them by recording your original data or loading a
different Song/Pattern from an external USB storage device.
To restore the original Demo data, follow the instructions
below.
NOTICE
Loading the Demo data overwrites all the Songs or Patterns. Before
loading the Demo data, please check whether or not there is
important data in the Songs or Patterns. If there is important data in
the Songs or Patterns, save it to the external USB storage device or a
computer on the network before loading the Demo data. For
information about how to save, see page 64.
1
3
Press the [INC/YES] button to execute the Demo
Load operation.
The Demo data is loaded to the Song and Pattern memory
location, then the Song Play Track View display appears.
NOTE If you set the Load Type to “pattern” in step 2 above, the Pattern
Play display appears after loading.
Resetting the User Memory to
the Initial Factory Settings
The original factory settings of this synthesizer’s User
Memory can be restored as follows.
NOTE When connecting a computer to the MOTIF XF via a
IEEE1394 cable, disable the driver used for this
connection beforehand, and follow the procedure below to
execute Factory Set.
Press the [FILE] button and [UTILITY] button
simultaneously.
The Demo Load display appears.
NOTICE
When the factory settings are restored, all the Voice,
Performance, Song, Pattern, and system settings in the Utility
mode you created will be erased. Make sure you are not
overwriting any important data. Be sure to save all important
data to your USB storage device or a computer on the network
before executing this procedure (page 64).
1
Press the [UTILITY] button then the [JOB]
button to call up the Factory Set display.
2
Set the check box of “All” to on, then press
the [ENTER] button.
The display prompts you for confirmation. Press the
[DEC/NO] button to cancel the Load operation.
2
Make sure that the Load Type is set to “all,” then
press the [ENTER] button to load the Demo data.
A display prompt appears to confirm whether or not the
destination data (Song/Pattern) should be deleted.
3
Press the [INC/YES] button to execute the
Factory Set.
After the Factory Set has been completed, a
“Completed” message appears and operation returns
to the original display.
NOTICE
• For Factory Set operations that take longer to process, you
will see the message “Now executing Factory Set…” during
processing. While such a message is shown on the display,
never attempt to turn off the power while data is being written
to Flash ROM. Turning the power off in this state results in
loss of all user data and may cause the system to freeze (due
to corruption of data in the Flash ROM). This means that this
synthesizer may not be able to start up properly, even when
turning the power on next time.
• When entering a checkmark to the box of the Power On Auto
Factory Set and executing the Factory Set, the Factory Set
will automatically be executed each time turning the power
on. Keep in mind that this also means that your original data
in Flash ROM will be erased each time you turn on the power.
Therefore, the checkmark of this box should normally be
removed. If you remove the checkmark of this box and
execute the Factory Set, the Factory Set will not be executed
when turning the power on next time.
NOTE If you want to load only the Demo Song data, set the Load
Type to “song.” If you want to load only the Demo Pattern
data, set the Load Type to “pattern.”
NOTICE
Loading the Demo data will overwrite all the Song/Pattern data
already created and stored, regardless of the Load Type setting.
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For details about the Factory Set, refer to “Resetting the
User Memory to the Initial Factory Settings—[JOB]
(Factory Set)” in the Reference Manual.
Basic Operation
Moving the Cursor
Use these four buttons to navigate the display, moving the
cursor around the various selectable items and parameters
in the screen. When selected, the relevant item is highlighted
(the cursor appears as a dark block with inverse characters).
You can change the value of the item (parameter) at which
the cursor is located by using the data dial, [INC/YES] and
[DEC/NO] buttons.
mode. (Some displays may not have any sub-functions for
these buttons.)
The example display below is called up by pressing the [F5]
button then pressing the [SF1] button.
These functions can be selected
via the corresponding button
([F1] – [F6]).
These functions can be selected
via the corresponding button
([SF1] – [SF6]).
Inputting a number directly
Changing (editing) parameter values
Rotating the data dial to the right (clockwise) increases the
value, while rotating it to the left (counter-clockwise)
decreases it. For parameters with large value ranges, you
can increase the value by 10 by simultaneously holding
down the [INC/YES] button and pressing the [DEC/NO]
button.
To decrease by 10, do the opposite; simultaneously hold
down the [DEC/NO] button and press the [INC/YES] button.
Decreases
number
Increases
number
Decreases
number
For parameters having large value ranges (such as the start
and end points of a sample), you can also enter the value
directly, using the buttons below the LCD display as a
numeric keypad. When the cursor is located on such a
parameter, the [NUM] icon appears at the lower right corner
of the LCD display. When the [SF6] NUM button is pressed in
this status, each digit (1 – 9, 0) is assigned to the [SF1] –
[SF5] and [F1] – [F5] buttons as shown below, allowing you
to input a number directly by using these buttons.
Depending on the selected parameter, a negative value can
be input. When such a parameter is selected and you wish
to input a negative value, press the [F6] button (to which “-”
is assigned) then use the [SF1] – [SF5] and [F1] – [F5]
buttons.
After completing the number input, press the [ENTER] button
to actually enter the number.
Increases
number
Functions and Sub-Functions
Each mode described above contains various displays, with
various functions and parameters. To navigate your way
through these displays and select a desired function, use the
[F1] – [F6] buttons and the [SF1] – [SF5] buttons. When you
select a mode, the available displays or menus appear
directly above the buttons at the bottom of the display (as
shown below).
Depending on the currently selected mode, up to six
functions are available and can be called up with the [F1] –
[F6] buttons. Keep in mind that the available functions differ
depending on the selected mode.
Depending on the currently selected mode, up to five
functions (sub-functions) are available and can be called up
with the [SF1] – [SF5] buttons (the [SF6] button is used
mainly to call up the INFO and LIST displays). Keep in mind
that the available functions differ depending on the selected
You can use these buttons
as the numeric keypad.
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Basic Operation
Naming (Inputting Characters)
This indicates that you can call up the List by pressing the
[SF6] LIST button.
You can freely name the data you’ve created, such as
Voices, Performances, Songs, Patterns and files saved to a
USB storage device.
When the cursor is located on such a naming parameter, the
CHAR icon appears at the lower right corner of the display.
When pressing the [SF6] button in this status, the Input
Character window appears as shown below. In the Edit area,
you can move the cursor to determine the location at which
the character is to be input by using the [F1] and [F2]
buttons. In the Character List, you can move the cursor to
determine the character to be input by using the Cursor
buttons, [INC/YES] button, [DEC/NO] button and the data
dial. After selecting the character, press the [F4] button to
actually enter the selected character to the location
specified in the Edit area. To delete the character at the
cursor location, press the [F5] Delete button. To delete all the
characters, press the [F6] All Clear button. After completing
the character input, press the [ENTER] button to actually
enter the currently edited name.
The List appears. You can select one from this List.
Editing area
Character List
Note (Key) and Velocity settings
Several parameters let you set a key range or velocity range
for a function—for example, in setting up a keyboard split—
by specifying certain note values. You can use the [INC/YES]
and [DEC/NO] buttons or data dial to set these parameters,
or you can directly enter the values from the keyboard by
pressing the appropriate keys.
When the cursor is located on such a parameter, the KBD
icon appears at the lower right corner of the display. You can
set the note or velocity directly from the Keyboard, by
holding down the [SF6] button and pressing the desired key.
Calling up the List
Depending on the parameter, you can call up a convenient
pop-up List by pressing the [SF6] LIST button, from which
you can select the desired parameter setting or item. When
the cursor is located on such a parameter (indicated with an
upside down triangular arrow), the LIST icon appears at the
lower right corner of the display. In this condition, press the
[SF6] button to call up the List. To select the desired item or
setting, use the [INC/YES], [DEC/NO] buttons and the data
dial. After selecting, press the [ENTER] button to fix the
selection and close the List.
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Modes
There are several operation modes in the MOTIF XF, and they can be selected by using the nine mode buttons. These modes
include: Voice, Performance, Song, Pattern, Mixing, Sampling and Master. Depending on the selected mode, you can play and
perform on the keyboard and create your own original music.
If you want to play the keyboard conventionally, use the Voice or Performance mode. If you’re creating music, particularly multipart arrangements, use the Song or Pattern mode. In addition, the following modes are available: the Utility mode for making
overall settings and the File mode for managing files for saving the data you created on this synthesizer and recording your
keyboard performance as audio data and playing back audio files.
Playing Voices from the
keyboard
Playing multiple Voices from
the keyboard
Creating original program sets
Voice mode
Performance mode
[MASTER] button
[VOICE] button
[PERFORM] button
This synthesizer has a wealth of highquality, dynamic sounds—also referred to
as “Voices.” You can play these Voices—
one Voice at a time—from the keyboard in
the Voice mode. This mode also lets you
create your own original Voices.
This mode lets you play and create
Performances. A Performance lets you put
several different Voices together in layers or
play different two Voices in a keyboard
split.
This mode lets you register settings that you
often use in the Voice, Performance, Song
or Pattern mode, and instantly recall the
relevant mode and custom settings together
in a single button press—without having to
first select a mode. In addition, this mode
lets you divide the keyboard into four
separate sections—just as if you were
playing four different MIDI keyboards.
Recording your performance
to create an original Song
Master mode
Creating an original Rhythm
Pattern
Song mode
Pattern mode
[SONG] button
[PATTERN] button
This mode lets you record, edit and play
your own original Songs. This mode also lets
you set up this instrument as a multi-timbral
tone generator for use with computer-based
DAW software or external sequencers.
This mode lets you play, record, edit and
play your own original rhythm patterns. This
mode also lets you set up this instrument as
a multi-timbral tone generator for use with
computer-based DAW software or external
sequencers.
Executing the Sampling feature
Making a setup of the multitimbral tone generator
Sampling mode
Mixing mode
[INTEGRATED SAMPLING] button
[MIXING] button
This mode lets you record audio signals
such as vocals and CD playback sound to
this instrument as digital data.
This mode lets you set up detailed
parameters about the multi-timbral tone
generator for use with Song/Pattern
playback, computer-based DAW software or
external sequencers.
Backing up data / recording and
playing back audio files
Setting the system parameters
File mode
[UTILITY] button
[FILE] button
This mode lets you save data you've created on this
instrument to a USB storage device or to a
computer connected via network to the MOTIF XF,
and allows you to load data from the USB storage
device or from the computer to the MOTIF XF.
In addition, this mode lets you record your
keyboard performance as audio data to a USB
storage device or to a computer connected via
network to the MOTIF XF, and allows you to play
back audio files (WAV or AIFF) from the USB
storage device or the computer.
Utility mode
This mode lets you set parameters that
apply to the entire system of this
instrument.
For more information, refer to the “Function Tree” in the Reference Manual.
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Playing the Keyboard in the Voice mode
In the Voice Play display (the top display of the Voice mode),
you can select and play a single Voice. The Voices of this
instrument are divided into the following two types:
the Voices according to the Voice type. In the Voice Play
display, you can select the desired Voice from various Voice
Banks and play it.
NOTE For details about the Voice, refer to “Basic Structure.” For a list of
Normal Voices
the Preset Voices, refer to the separate Data List PDF file.
Normal Voices are mainly pitched musical instrument type
sounds (piano, organ, guitar, etc.) that can be played over
the range of the keyboard.
Selecting a Preset Voice
Drum Voices
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Drum Voices are mainly percussion/drum sounds that are
assigned to individual notes. These Voices are used to
perform rhythm parts.
Press the [VOICE] button.
This calls up the Voice Play display. (The [VOICE] button
lamp lights.)
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This instrument features Banks for memorizing Voices. There
are basically three different types of Banks: Preset, User, and
GM. The contained Voices and features depend on the Bank
as described below.
Press the [PROGRAM] button so that the lamp
lights then press one of the Bank buttons to select
a Voice Bank.
In this condition, playing the keyboard sounds the Voice
indicated in the display. The parameters shown in the Voice
Play mode are briefly explained below.
Preset Banks
Voice number
(Group and Number)
Voice name
The Preset Banks contain a full set of specially programmed
Voices. Voices you've edited yourself cannot be saved in the
Preset Banks.
Bank
Status whether or not the current Voice is
registered to the Favorite Category
Category Main 1 and Sub 1
User Banks
The User Banks contain the Voices you have edited and
stored. The Voices of User Bank 1 are those of your original
creation, while the Voices of User Banks 2 – 4 are picked up
from Preset Voices by default. The Voices No. 1 – 8 of the
User Drum Bank are those of your original creation, while the
Voices No. 9 – 32 of the User Drum Bank are picked up from
Preset Voices by default.
NOTICE
If a Voice in a User Bank (User Voice) is overwritten or replaced, that
User Voice will be lost. When you store an edited Voice, be careful not
to overwrite any important User Voices.
NOTE The above display appears when the Type is set to “1” and
the Name Position is set to “TOP” at the VOICE line in the
display called up via the [UTILITY]  [F1] General  [SF2]
Screen. You can change this parameter setting by pressing
any of the Cursor buttons while holding the [EXIT] button.
This operation lets you call up the desired one from four
types of the display design provided in the MOTIF XF.
GM Bank
The GM Bank contains the Voices allocated according to the
GM standard.
 Normal Voice Banks
GM Voice
GM (General MIDI) is a worldwide standard for Voice
organization and MIDI functions of synthesizers and tone
generators. It was designed primarily to ensure that any
song data created with a specific GM device would sound
virtually the same on any other GM device—no matter the
manufacturer or the model. The GM Voice bank on this
synthesizer is designed to appropriately play back GM
song data. However, keep in mind that the sound may not
be exactly the same as played by the original tone
generator.
There are 13 different banks for the Normal Voices: PRE1 – 8
(Preset Banks), GM (GM Bank), USR1 – 4 (User Banks).
 Drum Voices Banks
There are 3 different banks for the Drum Voices: PDR (Preset
Drum Bank), GMDR (GM Drum Bank), UDR (User Drum
Bank).
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Press one of the Group buttons [A] – [H] then
press one of the Number buttons [1] – [16] to
select a Voice.
NOTE You can use the data dial or [DEC]/[INC] buttons to select
In the Voice mode, a total of 16 Banks (Preset Bank 1 – 8,
User Bank 1 – 4, GM Bank, Preset Drum Bank, User Drum,
GM Drum Bank) are available. Each of these Banks includes
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the Voice number. This operation lets you call up Voices in
subsequent or previous Banks.
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Play the keyboard.
Playing the Keyboard in the Voice mode
Using the Category Search
function
The Voices are conveniently divided into specific Categories,
irrespective of their bank locations. The categories are
divided based on the general instrument type or sound
characteristics. The Category Search function gives you
quick access to the sounds you want.
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Press the [CATEGORY SEARCH] button in the
Voice Play display.
The Category Search dialog appears.
Main Category
Main Category
Sub Category
Below is a list of the Categories and their panel abbreviations.
Abbreviation
Category
Piano
Piano
Keys
Keyboard instruments (Harpsichord, Clav, etc.)
Organ
Organ
Guitr
Guitar
Bass
Bass
Strng
Strings
Brass
Brass
SaxWW
Saxophone and other woodwind instruments
SynLd
Synth Lead
Pads
Synth Pad
SyCmp
Synth Comp
CPerc
Chromatic Percussion (Marimba, Glockenspiel, etc.)
Dr/Pc
Drum/Percussion
S.EFX
Sound Effect
M.EFX
Musical Effect
Ethnc
Ethnic
Voice List
Using the Arpeggio function
This function lets you trigger rhythm patterns, riffs and
phrases using the current Voice by simply playing notes on
the keyboard. Since the preset Voices already have their
own Arpeggio types pre-assigned, all you need to do is
select the desired Voice and turn on the Arpeggio function.
For certain Voices, simply selecting the Voice will turn
Arpeggio on.
Try selecting different Voices and check out the various
Arpeggio types.
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Move the cursor position to “Main” (Main
Category) with the Cursor [<] button, and use the
data dial to select the Main Category.
3
Move the cursor position to “Sub” (Sub Category)
with the Cursor [>] button, and use the data dial to
select the Sub Category.
4
Move the cursor position to “Voice List” with the
Cursor [>] button, and use the data dial to select
the Voice.
If you want to change the Category or Sub Category, press
the Cursor [<] button to go back to step 2 or 3.
5
Press the [ENTER] button to actually call up the
selected Voice.
This closes the Category Search dialog.
For example, select the Voice numbered “A01” of the Preset
Drum Bank, turn the [ARPEGGIO ON/OFF] button on, then
hold down a key (any key) on the keyboard, and listen as a
rhythm is played automatically. The rhythm stops when you
release the key.
Other preset Voices also have their own appropriate
Arpeggio types for automatic playing of arpeggio/rhythm
patterns. Up to five Arpeggio types can be assigned to the
[SF1] – [SF5] buttons for each Voice.
When a certain Voice is selected, the same sequence is
played back both regardless of the pressed note or notes.
When a certain Voice is selected, on the other hand, the
different sequence is played back depending on which
notes are played or how they are played. Check out how
Arpeggios are played back for different Voices by selecting
various Voices and playing notes in various ways.
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Playing the Keyboard in the Voice mode
Transmitting Arpeggio playback as MIDI data
The Arpeggio phrase can be transmitted as MIDI data by
setting the following parameters to on:
 Voice Arpeggio
Voice mode  [UTILITY] [F3] Voice  [SF3] Arpeggio
 “ARP MIDI Out Switch”
Changing the Arpeggio type
The Arpeggio type assigned to each of the [SF1] – [SF5]
buttons can be changed as desired.
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From the Voice Play display, press the [F4] button
to call up the Arpeggio display.
These global parameters apply to all the
[SF1] – [SF5] buttons as a group.
 Performance Arpeggio
Performance mode  [EDIT]  select a Part  [F3] ARP
Other  “MIDI Out Switch”
 Song/Pattern Arpeggio
Song mode/Pattern mode  [MIXING]  [EDIT]  select
a Part  [F3] ARP Other  “MIDI Out Switch”
NOTE The transmit channel for Arpeggio can be set at the “MIDI Out
Channel” parameter in the same display as “MIDI Out SW.”
Setting the Arpeggio Tempo by using the Tap
button
The Arpeggio playback tempo can be changed by
pressing the [SF6] TAP button in the Voice Play display.
Press this button several times at the desired tempo.
These parameters can be set for each of the
[SF1] – [SF5] buttons.
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Press one of the [SF1] – [SF5] buttons.
The lower half of the display will be changed for the pressed
button. The upper half of the display is common to all the
[SF1] – [SF5] buttons.
3
NOTE This Tap function is available also in the top display of the
Performance/Song/Pattern/Master mode.
In the lower half of the display, select the Category,
Sub Category and Type of the Arpeggio.
The Category determines the instrument type, the Sub
Category determines the rhythm type, and the Type
determines the Arpeggio type itself. Press any note to trigger
the Arpeggio playback to find your favorite one.
Go on and assign Arpeggio types in the same way to the
other [SF] buttons as desired.
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Playing the Keyboard in the Voice mode
Using the Controllers
The MOTIF XF gives you an amazing amount of control
options. Not only is it equipped with conventional Pitch Bend
and Modulation Wheels, it also features an extensive array of
special Knobs, Sliders, Ribbon Controller, and Assignable
Function buttons.
ASSIGNABLE FUNCTION [1]/[2] buttons
Knobs
The Voice Play display lets you confirm the assignment
status for each of the six Controllers—in other words,
whether or not the specific function is assigned. (See the
controller assignment chart below.) Keep in mind that the
name of the Voice may include an abbreviation of the
controller most suitable for use when playing the Voice.
Sliders
Modulation wheel
Indicates the controller assignment
Display
Description
AS1, AS2
Indicates whether or not the specific function is assigned to
the knobs 7 (AS1) and 8 (AS2) respectively when the TONE
1 lamp is turned on.
AF1, AF2
Indicates whether or not the specific function is assigned to
the ASSIGNABLE FUNCTION [1] and [2] buttons
respectively.
When the “m” indicator is turned on, pressing/holding the
button turns the lamp on and releasing the button turns the
lamp off. When the “L” indicator is turned on, pressing the
button alternates the lamp status between on and off.
MW, RB
Indicates whether or not the specific function is assigned to
the Modulation Wheel and Ribbon Controller respectively.
Ribbon controller
Pitch Bend wheel
Using the Knobs
Try using the Knobs with your left hand while playing the keyboard with your right with the Voice A01 “Full Concert Grand.”
[SELECTED PART
CONTROL] button
1
2
4
3
6
3 5
7
Knob 1
1
Knob 2
Knob 3
Press the [SELECTED PART CONTROL] button a
few times so that the TONE 1 lamp lights.
The Control Function window appears when a display other
than the Voice Play display is shown. You can also turn on
the TONE 1 lamp by holding down the [SELECTED PART
CONTROL] button.
2
Knob 4
Knob 5
Knob 6
Knob 7
Knob 8
The sound changes in this way because Knob 1 is assigned
to the Cutoff Frequency parameter (labeled CUTOFF in the
matrix above Knob 1 and next to TONE 1).
NOTE The functions assigned to each of Knobs and current values
are shown in the display.
Functions assigned to Knobs
Rotate the Knob 1 (at the far left) while playing the
keyboard.
Turning the knob clockwise results in a brighter sound, while
turning it counterclockwise results in a softer, muffled sound.
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Playing the Keyboard in the Voice mode
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Press the [SELECTED PART CONTROL] button a
few times so that the TONE 2 lamp lights, then
rotate the Knob (at the far right).
The CHORUS (as printed above the Knob) is applied to the
current Voice.
NOTE A red point on the Knob or Slider graphic indicates the
current value to which the Knob or Slider is set. Moving the
Knob or Slider has no effect on the sound until this point is
reached. Once you move the Knob or Slider past this point,
the red point disappears and moving the Knob or Control
Slider affects the sound.
4
Turn Knob 1, Knob 3, and Knob 5 with the TONE 2
lamp turned on.
You can change the sound by boosting or attenuating the
LOW, MID and HIGH band (as printed above the Knobs
respectively) of the EQ (equalizer).
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Press the [SELECTED PART CONTROL] button a
few times so that the ARP FX lamp lights, turn
[ARPEGGIO ON/OFF] on, then turn the Knobs with
your left hand while playing the notes with your
right hand.
Voice Editing
“Editing” refers to the process of creating a Voice by
changing the parameters that make up the Voice. This can
be done in Voice Edit, a sub mode within the Voice mode.
The actual parameters that are available differ depending on
the Voice type.
Normal Voice Edit
A Normal Voice (pitched musical instrument-type sounds)
can consist of up to eight Elements. There are two types of
Voice Edit displays: Common Edit, for editing the settings
common to all eight Elements; and Element Edit, for editing
individual Elements.
About Elements
An Element is the basic and the smallest unit for a Voice,
and is created by applying various parameters (Effect, EG,
etc.) to the waveform of the instrument sound. Each Voice
of this instrument consists of several Elements.
In this status, all the Knobs can be used to change how the
Arpeggio is played back.
Then, turn the [ARPEGGIO ON/OFF] button ON and operate
the Knobs with your left hand while holding the keys with
your right hand.
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Rotate Knob 8 (at the far right) while playing the
keyboard to change the tempo of the Arpeggio.
Rotate Knob 4 to change the gate time of the
Arpeggio notes, for example, from staccato to
legato playback.
Try out other Knobs as well.
NOTE For more information about the functions assigned to the
Knobs in the Voice mode, refer to the Reference Manual.
By using the Knobs in this way, you can change the sound of
the Preset Voice to create your own original Voice.
NOTE Controlling the knobs does not affect some Voices.
The Edit [E] Indicator
When changing the value of the parameter in the Voice
Play or Edit display, the Edit Indicator will appear on the
top right corner of the LCD. This gives a quick confirmation
that the current Voice has been modified but not yet stored.
To store the current edited status, execute the Store
operation (page 27).
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Drum Voice Edit
There are two types of Drum Voice Edit displays: Common
Edit, for editing the settings that apply to all Drum keys in the
Voice; and Element Edit, for editing individual keys
(Elements).
For details about Voice Edit, refer to the Voice mode chapter
in the Reference Manual.
Playing the Keyboard in the Voice mode
Enhancing the sound with Effects
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If desired, set each of the parameters.
Try narrowing in on the desired sound by finely editing the
parameters provided for each Effect Type.
This instrument features a wide variety of Effects, letting you
add reverb and chorus processing to the selected Voice for
your keyboard performance. Simply changing the Effect
type applied to the preset Voice lets you instantly come up
with different sounds. The instructions below explain how to
set the Effect type and the related parameters applied to the
Preset Voice then store the settings as a User Voice.
For details about the Effect parameters, refer to the “Basic
Structure” in the Reference Manual.
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Storing the edited Voice
Press the [VOICE] button to enter the Voice Play
mode.
2
Select the Voice for which you wish to change or
edit the Effect.
3
Press the [F6] Effect button.
1
After editing the Voice, press the [STORE] button
to call up the Voice Store window.
2
Set the destination for storing the Voice.
The Effect Connect display appears.
Select the destination User Bank (USR 1 – 4 for the Normal
Voice, UDR for the Drum Voice) and the Voice number to be
stored by using the data dial, [INC/YES] and [DEC/NO]
buttons. You can also use the [USER 1] – [USER 4], [USER
DR], Group [A] – [H], and Number [1] – [16] buttons to
specify the destination.
3
Press the [ENTER] button. (The display prompts
you for confirmation.)
To cancel the Store operation, press the [DEC/NO] button.
4
Move the cursor to “Insertion A.”
5
In the “Insertion A” box, select the Effect Category
at the left area then select the Effect Type at the
right area.
6
Press the [SF2] Ins A button to call up the display
which lets you set detailed parameters of the
Effect Type specified in step 5.
4
Press the [INC/YES] button to execute the Store
operation.
After the Voice has been stored, a “Completed” message
appears and operation returns to the Voice Play display. In
this condition, the just edited/stored Voice is selected as
shown in the display, letting you instantly play the Voice.
NOTICE
If you are editing a Voice and you select a different Voice without
storing the one being edited, all the edits you've made will be erased.
NOTICE
When you execute the Store operation, the settings for the
destination memory will be overwritten. Important data should always
be saved to a USB storage device connected to the USB TO DEVICE
terminal. For instruction about the Save operation, see page 64.
For more information about the Voice, refer to the Voice
mode chapter in the Reference Manual.
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Move the cursor to “Preset” then select the
template by using the Data dial.
Each of the templates includes the typical settings of
parameters for the currently selected Effect Type. Try out
several templates so that you can find how each Effect
affects the sound.
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Playing the Keyboard in the Performance mode
As in the Voice Play mode, the Performance Play mode is where you select and play the instrument sounds of this synthesizer.
However, in the Performance mode, you can mix several different Voices together in a layer, or split them across the keyboard,
or even set up a combination layer/split. Each Performance can contain up to four different Parts.
Press the [PERFORM] button to enter the Performance Play mode.
Selecting a Performance
Selecting a Performance is done in basically the same way
as selecting a Voice. The Category Search function is
available also in the Performance Play mode. Note that the
MOTIF XF has no Preset Performances and provides only
three User Banks. Consequently, press any of the [USER 1] –
[USER 4] buttons to select a Performance after pressing the
[PROGRAM] button.
Performance Play mode
indications
The Performance Play display indicates the Voice names for
each of four parts making up the Performance at the bottom
right corner. Except for this, the display is almost same as in
the Voice Play mode.
Bank
Performance
number
Category
Performance
name
How Voices are assigned to Parts
of a Performance
By default (when shipped from the factory), various types of
Performances are provided in the User Banks. For some of
these Performances, it may not be immediately obvious how
to play them or use them, since they are more complicated
than normal Voices. In this section, you’ll learn the typical
ways in which Performances are created, and thus better
understand how to play and use them.
Each Performance can contain up to four different Parts. This
section covers the typical four types of Voice assignments to
these four parts.
Performance Structure
Layer
This method lets you play multiple (two or more) Voices
simultaneously by pressing any notes. In the Performance
mode, you can create a thicker sound by combining two
similar Voices—for example, two different Strings Voices,
each with a different attack speed.
Functions
assigned
to knobs
C1
Strings having a fast attack speed
Part 2
Strings having a slow attack speed
Part 1
C2
C3
C4
C5
Performance Structure
Status of four Sliders adjusting
the volume for each part
Changing the
Arpeggio type
Four Voices making
up the Performance
NOTE The above display appears when the Type is set to “1” in the [F6]
Screen display of the Utility mode. You can change this
parameter setting by pressing any of the Cursor buttons while
holding the [EXIT] button. This operation lets you call up the
desired one from four display design types provided in the
MOTIF XF.
Using the Controllers and Knobs
As in the Voice Play mode, you can change the tonal
characteristics by using the controllers and knobs in the
Performance mode.
Try selecting a Performance and operating the controllers
and knobs.
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C6
Split by Note range
This method lets you play different Voices with your left hand
and right hand. By assigning the Strings to the lower range
and assigning the Flute to the higher range separately as
illustrated below, you can play the Strings as
accompaniment with your left hand and play the Flute as
melody with your right hand.
C1
C2
Part 1
Part 2
Strings
Flute
C3
Performance Structure
C4
C5
C6
Split by Velocity range
This method lets you trigger different Voices depending on
your playing strength (velocity). In this example below,
playing the note with low velocities triggers Strings sounds
with a slow attack speed. Playing the note with middle
Playing the Keyboard in the Performance mode
velocities triggers Strings sounds with a fast attack speed.
Playing the note with high velocities triggers Orchestra Hits.
Orchestra Hit
Part 3
Strings having the fast attack speed
Part 2
Strings having the slow attack speed
Part 1
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Press the [PERFORM] button.
The current Performance name will change to “Initialized
Perform” in the display.
NOTE When you initialize a Performance, the Voice at Preset Bank
1, Voice number 1 is assigned to each of all Parts and all the
Parts are turned on by default.
Velocity
C1
C2
C3
Performance Structure
C4
C5
C6
Using the Arpeggio
With this method, you can play all the parts of a band by
yourself. This type of Performance also uses different
Arpeggio types assigned to the individual Parts, making it
even easier to sound like a full band. In the example below,
the Drum pattern (by Arpeggio) will be played back
indefinitely even when you release the notes, the Bass line
(by Arpeggio) will be played back by your left hand
performance, and the Guitar backing (by Arpeggio) or Piano
Arpeggio will be played back by your right hand
performance.
In addition, you can change the Arpeggio Type assignment
for each Part by pressing any of the [SF1] – [SF5] buttons.
Guitar with the Arpeggio
Try combining two Voices by assigning your favorite Voice to
Part 2.
1
In the Performance Play display, press the [F2]
button to call up the Voice display.
From this display, you can confirm what Voices are assigned
to the Parts. You can also confirm that all the Parts are
turned on after executing the Initialize function above.
2
Move the cursor to the checkbox of the PART 2
then press the [INC/YES] button to enter the
checkmark.
3
Move the cursor to the VOICE, then select the
desired Voice by setting a Bank and Voice number.
NOTE From this display, you can use the Category Search function
to select a Voice. Like in the Voice mode, use the
[CATEGORY SEARCH] button. Please note that the category
names printed below the Bank buttons correspond not to
the Performance Category but to the Voice Category.
Part 4
Piano with the Arpeggio
Part 2 Bass with the Arpeggio
Playing several Voices together (Layer)
Part 3
Drum with the Arpeggio Hold = ON
Part 1
Voice settings
for Part 1
C1
C2
C3
C4
C5
C6
Using or combining the four methods described above gives
you the ability to create a rich variety of Performances. By
default, many Performances stored in the User Banks may
be created via the above methods. Try out various
Performances and see which method is used for each.
Creating a Performance by
combining Voices
After checking out the pre-programmed Performances in the
User Banks, try creating your own original Performance. In
this section, we’ll create a Performance by combining two
Voices.
Preparing to create a Performance
(Initializing the Performance)
1
In the Performance Play mode, press the [JOB]
button, and then the [F1] button.
The Initialize display is shown. Make sure that the check box
of “All Parameters” is checked.
2
Press the [ENTER] button. (The display prompts
you for confirmation.)
3
Press the [INC/YES] button to initialize the
Performance.
Voice settings
for Part 2
4
Play the keyboard.
The Part 1 (Piano Voice) and Part 2 (the Voice you have
selected above) are sounded simultaneously in a layer.
Next, let’s play different Voices with the left and right hands.
Split
You can play different Voices with the left and right hands by
assigning one Voice to Part 1, with a note range in the lower
section of the keyboard, and a different Voice to Part 2, with
a note range in the higher section of the keyboard.
1
Move the cursor to the NOTE LIMIT HI of Part 1.
2
Set the highest note of Part 1 by pressing the
corresponding key while holding the [SF6] KBD
button.
The illustration of the keyboard indicates the specified note
range in color.
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Playing the Keyboard in the Performance mode
3
Move the cursor to the NOTE LIMIT LO of the
Part 2.
4
Set the lowest note of Strings sounds with a Part 2
by pressing the corresponding key while holding
the [SF6] KBD button.
The illustration of the keyboard indicates the specified note
range in color.
5
Play the keyboard.
The notes you play with your left hand sound the Piano Voice
(Part 1), while the notes you play with your right hand sound
the different Voice (Part 2) you have selected.
3
Select the Category, Sub Category and Type of the
Arpeggio for each of the Parts 1 – 4.
The Category determines the instrument type, the Sub
Category determines the rhythm type, and the Type
determines the Arpeggio type itself. Set the BANK to “PRE”
when using a Preset Arpeggio type.
Note that the Arpeggio Hold parameter is useful as well as
the Arpeggio type selection. When this parameter is set to
“on,” the Arpeggio playback continues even if the note is
released. This parameter should be set to “on” when the
Drum Voice is assigned to the Part and you wish to have
playback of the Arpeggio (rhythm pattern) continue
regardless of whether you hold the note or not.
Arpeggio Hold parameter
Part 1: Piano Voice
Part 2: Other Voice
NOTE Categories and Sub Categories can easily be selected by
calling up their respective lists on the display. When moving
the cursor, for example, to the Category and pressing the
[SF6] button, the Category List appears at the cursor
location. You can select the desired one by using the data
dial, [INC/YES] and [DEC/NO] buttons. After selecting,
pressing the [ENTER] button actually calls up the selected
Arpeggio type. This operation is very useful and convenient
in selecting from the huge variety of available Arpeggios.
Adjusting the Part levels
Adjust the Volume settings of Parts 1 and 2 by using the
Control sliders.
Go on and assign Arpeggio types in the same way to the
other [SF] buttons as desired.
Changing the Arpeggio settings
for each Part
Storing the Performance
Try changing the Arpeggio settings for each Part. You can
assign the rhythm or backing pattern that best matches the
desired style of music to the Performance.
1
2
From the Voice Play display, press the [F4] button
to call up the Arpeggio display.
Select the desired Arpeggio by pressing one of
[SF1] – [SF5] buttons.
The lower half of the display will change depending on the
pressed button. The top of the display (Common Switch,
Sync Quantize Value and Tempo) is common to all the Sub
Function buttons.
Settings common to the [SF1] – [SF5] buttons
Settings for
Part 1
Settings for
Part 3
Settings for
Part 4
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NOTICE
If you are editing a Performance and you select a different
Performance without storing the one being edited, all the edits you’ve
made will be erased.
NOTICE
The preset data of the Performances is stored in the User Bank
memory. Storing the Performance data you’ve created erases the
preset Performance data. If you wish to restore the preset data of the
Performance, execute the Factory Set Job in the Utility mode, which
results in the erasing of your original data. Consequently, make sure
to save any important data to an external USB storage device to avoid
losing important data.
For more information about Performances, refer to the
Performance mode chapter in the Reference Manual.
Settings for
Part 2
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After editing, make sure to store the created Performance to
internal memory by pressing the [STORE] button to call up
the Performance Store window.
The Store operation is the same as that of Voice Store
(page 27).
Recording in the Performance mode
While experimenting and playing around with Arpeggios in the Performance mode, you may find some rhythm patterns and
phrases that you like, and you may want to store them for future recall. The best and easiest way to capture these is to record
your keyboard playing to a Song or Pattern.
Performance Record Structure
4
By using the Performance Record function, your keyboard
performance for Parts 1 – 4 will be recorded to tracks 1 – 4 of
the Song/Pattern respectively. Controller/Knob operations
and Arpeggio playback as well as your keyboard playing in
the Performance mode can be recorded to the specified
track as MIDI events.
Playing in the
Performance mode
Record
1
2
3
4
5
Song/Pattern
Part 1
Track 1
Part 2
Track 2
Part 3
Track 3
Part 4
Track 4
Set the following parameters as required in the
Performance Record display.
6
7
1 Sequencer Mode = “song”
Recording the Melody and
Arpeggio playback to the Song
By setting this parameter to “song,” you can record your
keyboard performance to the Song.
When the Song is selected as destination of the
Performance recording, you can record your keyboard
playing with the Arpeggio without having to worry about
measure limits or running out of recording space. It is a good
idea, for example, to record your keyboard playing, freely
calling up various Arpeggio types, then editing the Song
later as necessary. You may even want to keep the recorder
‘running’ as you improvise, then listen back later and pick
out the best parts to create your final Song. Try recording as
shown in the instructions below.
Select a destination song. Executing Performance recording
overwrites and erases all the previously recorded data of the
specified Song. Make sure to select a Song which contains
no data.
1
5 Key On Start Switch =
2
2 Song number
3 Time Signature = “4/4”
Set the same value here as that of the Arpeggio type.
Normally, set this to “4/4.”
4 Tempo
Set the desired tempo of the metronome and Arpeggio for
recording.
In the Performance Play mode, select a
Performance for recording.
(on)
When set to “on,” recording starts immediately when you
press any note on the keyboard. Set this parameter to “on”
when using the Arpeggio.
Press the [ARPEGGIO ON/OFF] button so that the
lamp lights.
NOTE
indicates the off status, whereas
on status.
indicates the
6 Copy Performance Parameters = on
Enter the checkmark when you wish to copy the parameter
settings for Parts 1 – 4 of the Performance to Parts 1 – 4 of
the Song Mixing.
3
7 Click O (on)
Press the [] (Record) button to call up the
Performance Record display.
Press the [F5] button to turn the metronome on if you wish to
use the metronome.
5
Press any note to start recording.
Play the keyboard in time with the metronome. You can
change the Arpeggio type and settings by pressing any of
the [SF1] – [SF5] buttons while recording.
6
Press the [] (Stop) button to stop recording and
return to the Performance Play display.
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Recording in the Performance mode
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2 Pattern number
After recording, press the [SONG] button to enter
the Song Play mode, then play the recorded Song.
Select a destination Pattern number. Executing the
Performance Recording overwrites and erases all the
previously recorded data of the specified Pattern. Make sure
to select a Pattern which contains no data.
As desired, record the keyboard performance to another
track in the Song Record mode and edit the recorded data in
the Song Edit mode or Song Job mode to finalize the Song
data. After finalizing the Song data, press the [STORE]
button to store your original Song.
3 Section
Select a Section to be recorded, from A – P. If you create
several Sections, you can use them as rhythm variations
within a single Song.
4 Section Length
Set the length of the Section to be recorded. Set the value to
1 – 4 according to the length of the current Arpeggio types.
Recording Arpeggio playback to a
Pattern
5 Time Signature = “4/4”
Set the same value here as that of the Arpeggio type.
Normally, set this to “4/4.”
If you record your keyboard playing along with Arpeggio
playback in the Performance mode to a Pattern, you can
quickly create full and complete rhythm patterns lasting just
a few measures. These short patterns of MIDI sequence
data can be played back repeatedly in a loop and then
conveniently used as ‘building blocks’ for your original
Songs.
Follow the instructions below, playing with your favorite
Arpeggios in the Performance mode, and record your
improvisations to a Pattern. Once you’ve recorded three or
four good Patterns, you’ll have enough building blocks to
create a complete Song!
1
6 Tempo
Set the desired tempo of the metronome and Arpeggio for
recording.
7 Key On Start Switch =
8 Copy Performance Parameters = on
Enter the checkmark when you wish to copy the parameter
settings for Parts 1 – 4 of the Performance to Parts 1 – 4 of
the Pattern Mixing.
In the Performance Play mode, select a
Performance for recording.
9 Click O (on)
Find the Performance which triggers your favorite rhythm
pattern or phrases via the Arpeggio.
2
Press the [ARPEGGIO ON/OFF] button so that the
lamp lights.
(on)
When set to “on,” recording starts immediately when you
press any note on the keyboard. Set this parameter to “on”
when using the Arpeggio.
Press the [F5] button to turn the metronome on if you wish to
use the metronome.
5
Press any note to start recording. The recording
stops when the end of the Pattern length is
reached.
Recording stops returns to the Performance Play display.
Please note that loop recording is not available in the
Performance Record mode, although it is available in the
Pattern Record mode.
3
Press the [] (Record) button to call up the
Performance Record display.
4
Set the following parameters as required in the
Performance Record display.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
1 Sequencer Mode = “pattern”
By setting this parameter to “pattern,” you can record your
keyboard performance to the Pattern.
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After recording, press the [PATTERN] button to
enter the Pattern Play mode then play the recorded
Pattern.
Create several Sections in the Performance Record mode,
then create a Pattern Chain by connecting the Sections
together to create an entire Song. For details, see page 43.
Audio Record/Playback
With the Audio Record / Play function, you can now record your performances on the MOTIF XF as WAV-format audio files
(44.1-kHz, 16-bit, stereo) on a USB storage device or a computer connected via a network. What’s more, the MOTIF XF can now
also play WAV or AIFF audio files stored on a connected USB storage device or computer. Record and playback operations are
done in the File mode, and these procedures are described in detail below.
Recording your performance as
audio
Your performances on the MOTIF XF can be recorded as
44.1-kHz, 16-bit, stereo audio files. The recording level is
fixed, and it is possible to record continuously for up to 74
minutes (assuming that the USB storage device or computer
has sufficient free memory).
1
Select the Voice, Performance, Song, or Pattern to
be recorded by pressing the [VOICE], [PERFORM],
[SONG], or [PATTERN] button and then using the
data dial or the [DEC/NO] and [INC/YES] buttons.
NOTE If you selected a previously recorded audio file in the
Directory section (2) before pressing the [SF1] Rec button,
the name of that file will be automatically entered into the
Input Character window.
6
NOTICE
If the Input Character window contains the name of a file already
existing in the selected directory when you press the [ENTER] button,
you will be asked to confirm whether or not you want to overwrite that
file. Please note that if you press the [INC/YES] button in response,
the file in question will be immediately deleted from the directory.
7
Set the required trigger level.
If you set the trigger level to “manual,” recording will begin
whenever you press the [ENTER] button. Alternatively, if you
set a value between 1 and 127, recording will begin
automatically whenever the playback volume exceeds that
level. The level set here will be indicated by red triangles in
the level meter. For best results, set this parameter as low as
possible to capture the entire signal, but not so low as to
record unwanted noise.
Press the [FILE] button and then the [F4] Audio
button.
The File mode Audio display will appear.
4
Enter a file name and then press the [ENTER]
button.
The STANDBY display will appear. File names may contain
up to 20 alphanumeric characters. For detailed instructions
on naming, refer to “Basic Operation” (page 20).
If you select a Song or Pattern, be sure to also set the Parts
to be recorded.
3
Press the [SF1] Rec button.
The Input Character window will be displayed.
If you want to record on a USB storage device,
connect it to the USB TO DEVICE connector on the
rear panel.
Alternatively, if you want to save your performances on a
networked computer, set up File Sharing for accessing the
computer from the instrument as described in “Network
connection” of the Reference Manual.
2
5
Set the device and directory where your
performances will be recorded using the cursor
[u][d] buttons together with the data dial and the
[DEC/NO] and [INC/YES] buttons.
Select the device connected in Step 1 above using the
Device section (1), and navigate to the directory to be used
to store your performances using the Directory section (2).
1
2
8
Press the [ENTER] button.
If you have set the trigger level to “manual,” recording will
begin immediately and the displayed status will change from
“STANDBY” to “RECORDING.” If you have set a value
between 1 and 127 as the trigger level, the displayed status
will change from “STANDBY” to “WAITING.”
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Audio Record/Playback
9
Play the keyboard.
If you set the trigger level to a value between 1 and 127,
recording will begin automatically whenever the playback
volume exceeds that level; furthermore, the displayed status
will change from “WAITING” to “RECORDING” at that time. If
you want to include the currently selected Song or Pattern in
your recording, press the SEQ TRANSPORT [R] (Play)
button at any time to start playback. You can also press one
of the Number buttons [1] – [16] while recording to change
parts.
10
Playing an audio file
Using the MOTIF XF, you can now playback WAV and AIFF
audio files stored on a USB storage device or a networked
computer
1
Alternatively, if you want to play an audio file on a networked
computer, setup File Sharing for accessing the computer
from the instrument as described in “Network connection” of
the Reference Manual.
When you have finished playing, press the
[ENTER] button once again.
Recording will end and the recorded audio file will be
saved on the selected device.
2
NOTICE
The MOTIF XF or the selected storage device should never be turned
off during recording or while the recorded audio file is being saved.
Turning off either device at this time may make it impossible to
subsequently access the storage device.
If you want to play an audio file on a USB storage
device, connect it to the USB TO DEVICE
connector on the rear panel.
Press the [FILE] button and then the [F4] Audio
button.
The File mode Audio display will appear.
3
Select the device and the file to be played using
the cursor [u][d] buttons together with the data
dial and the [DEC/NO] and [INC/YES] buttons.
Select the device connected in Step 1 above using the
Device section (1), and set the audio file for playback using
the Directory section (2).
1
2
4
Press the [SF2] Play button.
The audio file will begin playing.
5
If necessary, you can adjust the playback volume
using the data dial or the [DEC/NO] and [INC/YES]
buttons.
6
To stop playback, press the [SF2] Stop button, the
[ENTER] button, or the [EXIT] button.
Operation will return to the File mode Audio display.
NOTE Keep in mind that you can also play a desired Voice on the
keyboard (selected in the Voice or Performance mode)
during audio playback.
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Using as a Master Keyboard (Master Mode)
The Master mode lets you:
• Create and store up to 128 programs, each containing a Voice, a Performance, a Song or a Pattern—which can be instantly
called up for use.
• Assign up to eight separate Zones in each Master program for use as a master keyboard.
You can use the Master mode to memorize the settings you use most often, including the information on which mode is used,
and call up these settings instantly anytime you need them with a single button press. Furthermore, you can memorize the
settings for controlling an external MIDI device by the Master, allowing you to change and control the connected external MIDI
tone generator in sequence while performing live.
Registering the Edited Voice/
Performance/Song/Pattern
Making settings for use as a
master keyboard
It is a good idea to assign the Voice mode to one Master
program number (for example, 001) and the Performance
mode to the next numbered program (i.e., 002) if you want to
quickly call up a specific Voice then a related specific
Performance. Follow the steps below to store the program.
In the Master mode, you can divide the keyboard into a
maximum of eight independent areas (called “Zones”).
Different MIDI channels and different functions of the Knobs
and Control Sliders can be assigned to each Zone. This
makes it possible to control several Parts of the multi-timbral
tone generator simultaneously by a single keyboard or to
control Voices of an external MIDI instrument over several
different channels in addition to the internal Voices of this
synthesizer itself—letting you use the MOTIF XF to effectively
do the work of several keyboards. You can set the
parameters related to the eight Zones in the Master Edit
mode and store the settings as a User Master.
There are two types of Master Edit displays: those for editing
parameters common to all eight Zones and those for editing
individual Zones.
1
Press the [MASTER] button to enter the Master
mode.
2
Select a Master to be edited.
3
Press the [EDIT] button to enter the Master Edit
mode.
4
Press the [COMMON EDIT] button to call up
Common Edit, then press the [F2] Other button.
5
Move the cursor to “Mode” then select the desired
Mode (i.e., Voice mode).
6
Move the cursor to “Memory” then select the
desired program number (i.e., Voice number).
7
Press the [STORE] button to store the created
Master program.
1
Press the [MASTER] button to enter the Master
mode.
2
Select a Master to be edited.
3
Press the [EDIT] button to enter the Master Edit
mode.
4
Press the [COMMON EDIT] button to call up
Common Edit, then press the [F2] Other button.
5
Move the cursor to “Zone Switch” then select “on.”
6
Move the cursor “Knob Control Assign” then
select “zone.”
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7
Press the Number [1] button to enter Zone Edit.
8
Set the parameters for Zone 1 on each of the [F1] –
[F5] displays.
9
Press one of the [2] – [8] buttons then set the
parameters for Zone 2 – 8 on each of the [F1] – [F5]
displays.
10
After setting all the desired parameters, press the
[STORE] button to store your settings as a Master
program.
After completing these settings, assign a name to the Master
in the [F1] Name parameter of the Master Common Edit
display. After naming, press the [STORE] button to store the
Master.
For more information about the Master mode, refer to the
Master mode chapter in the Reference Manual.
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Creating an original Song
Now that you’ve learned some of the basic features of the MOTIF XF—including how to select Voices and Performances, play
with the Arpeggios, and record your playing and Arpeggio playback to a Song or Pattern—you’re ready to create your own
original Song.
The MOTIF XF features a built-in multitrack sequencer for recording your keyboard performance as MIDI data. This function by
itself is enough to create full, complex multi-instrument arrangements and complete Songs.
Terminology
Song Playback
Below are some common terms used in Song recording that
you may want to familiarize yourself with before beginning.
Before you learn how to create a Song, you should know
something about the mute/solo functions and how to use the
sliders during Song playback. Call up a Demo Song
(page 17) then try out the following operations while playing
back the Demo Song.
Song
Songs and Patterns are MIDI sequence data consisting of
up to 16 tracks. A Song on this synthesizer is effectively the
same as a Song on a MIDI sequencer, and playback
automatically stops at the end of the recorded data.
Track
This is a memory location on the sequencer where your
musical performances (made up of MIDI events) are stored.
The MOTIF XF provides 16 tracks, which correspond to the
16 Parts of the Mixing.
Track mute
You can mute a specific track or tracks of the Song.
1
Press the [MUTE] button so that its lamp lights.
The lamps of the Number buttons light.
Mixing
This is a program in which multiple Voices are assigned to
Parts for multi-timbral play in the Song and Pattern modes.
Each Mixing can contain up to 16 parts and a separate
Mixing can be created for each Song.
Number buttons [1] – [16]
2
Realtime Recording
With realtime recording, the instrument functions in the same
way as a MD recorder, recording the performance data as it
is played. This allows you to capture all the nuances of an
actual performance. Realtime Record features three
available methods: Replace, Overdub and Punch In/Out.
Replace lets you overwrite an already recorded track with
new data. Overdub lets you add more data to a track that
already contains data. Punch In/Out lets you re-record only
over a specific area of the track.
[MUTE] button
Press any of the Number buttons [1] – [16] so that
its lamp will be turned off and the corresponding
track will be muted.
Multiple tracks can be muted simultaneously.
3
Press the button which is turned off so that its
lamp lights and the corresponding track will be
sounded.
For future recording, make sure to turn off the Mute settings
of all the tracks.
Track solo
You can solo a specific track of the Song.
1
Press the [SOLO] button so that its lamp lights.
Number buttons [1] – [16]
2
[SOLO] button
Press any of the number buttons [1] – [16] so that
its lamp flashes to solo the corresponding track.
Press another number button to change the soloed track.
3
Press the [TRACK] or [MUTE] button to return to
the original status.
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3
Adjusting the volume of each Part
You can adjust the volume for each of eight Parts, using the
panel sliders.
Set the following parameters on the Record Setup
display.
3-1 With the [TRACK] lamp turned on, press the Number
button [1] to set the recording track to 1. The red circle
symbol is shown at the REC TR column of Track 1. The
Record Part is automatically set to 1.
3-2 Move the cursor to Time Signature (Meter) then set the
value. Here, set this to “4/4.”
3-3 Move the cursor to Tempo then set the desired value.
When one of Tracks 1 – 8 is currently selected, the eight
sliders are used to adjust the volume for Parts 1 – 8. When
one of Tracks 9 – 16 is selected, the sliders are used to
adjust the volume for Parts 9 – 16. The track can be selected
by turning the [TRACK] button on and pressing the desired
Number button.
Here, set this to “144.”
3-4 Move the cursor to Record Type then select “replace.”
This method overwrites any previously recorded data.
3-5 Set Quantize to “240.” This convenient feature lets you
automatically quantize (or “clean up” the timing of) the
notes in real time, as you record. Quantize aligns the
timing of note events to the nearest beat. Normally, the
smallest note value in the notation sheet (you will play)
should be set.
[TRACK] button
3-6 Select the Voice for recording by specifying the Bank and
Number. The value set here is applied to Part 1 of the
Mixing.
Number buttons [9] – [16]
3-7 Press the [F5] button to turn the Metronome on O.
In addition to sliders, Knobs 1 – 8 can be used to affect the
sound of the Song playback in real time. For details, refer to
the Reference Manual.
Pressing the [F5] button toggles the Metronome on and
off.
NOTE The metronome related settings (such as note resolution,
volume and pre-count measure number before recording)
can be set in the Click display of the Sequencer Setup
called up via the [SEQ SETUP] button. For details, refer to
the Reference Manual.
Recording to a track
Soon you’ll record your keyboard performance, recording a
part to Track 1. First though, you’ll need to set up the MOTIF
XF for realtime recording.
1
Press the [SONG] button to enter the Song Play
mode and then select a Song that contains no data.
2
Press the [] (Record) button to enter the Song
Record mode.
4
Press the [R] (Play) button so that its indicator flashes, then
actually start recording after the count-in.
5
Time Signature (Meter)
Tempo
Recording track
Record
Type
Creating a Song by using
Arpeggio
Quantize
In addition to creating a Song by recording your keyboard
performance conventionally, you can also use the powerful
Arpeggio playback features.
Arpeggio phrases triggered simply by pressing any note can
be recorded to a Song track.
Voice
[F5] Click
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When you've finished playing, press the [] (Stop)
button to stop recording.
If you’ve played any wrong notes, press the [] (Stop)
button, then try recording again. After recording your
keyboard performance to Track 1, set the REC TR to 2 in the
Recording Setup display, then record another performance
to Track 2.
The Record Setup display appears.
Track number
After completing recording setup, press the [R]
(Play) button to start recording.
1
Press the [SONG] button to enter the Song Play
mode.
Creating an original Song
2
Press the [ARPEGGIO ON/OFF] button so that the
lamp lights.
8
After completing recording setup, press the [R]
(Play) button to start recording.
Press the [R] (Play) button so that its indicator flashes, then
actually start recording after the count-in.
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3
Press the [] (Record) button to enter the Song
Record mode.
4
Press the [F1] button to call up the Record Setup
display.
Recording Track
Time Signature
Quantize
When you reach the end of the above notation,
press the [] (Stop) button to stop recording.
If you’ve played any wrong notes, press the [] (Stop)
button, then try recording again.
Correcting wrong notes
If you’ve played any wrong notes while recording and wish to
correct them, press the [EDIT] button from the Song Play
mode to go to the Song Edit mode. Song Edit lets you clean
up and edit data of already recorded Songs or insert new
data to the Songs.
Check for any mistakenly recorded or wrong events on the
Event List display of the Song Edit mode, then correct them
as needed.
1
Select the recorded Song then press the [EDIT]
button to enter the Song Edit mode.
The Event List display appears.
5
2
Set the following parameters in the Record Setup
display.
Select the track to be edited.
Press the Number button [1]. The list of the MIDI events
recorded in the previous section appears on the display.
5-1 To select the desired track, press the [TRACK] button (the
NOTE Various MIDI events as well as note on/off data are shown on
lamp lights), then press the appropriate Number button
[1] – [16].
the display if you operate controllers such as Pitch Bend
wheel, knobs and sliders while recording.
5-2 Set the Time Signature to “4/4.”
Location
5-3 Set the Quantize parameter to “off.”
6
Notes
Gate time
Velocity
Selected track
Press the [F2] button to call up the Record
Arpeggio display.
Arpeggio
Switch
Voice with
Arpeggio
Arpeggio
type
selection
7
Set the following parameters as required in the
Arpeggio Record display.
7-1 Set the Switch parameter to on.
7-2 Set the Voice with Arpeggio (ARP) parameter to on.
When this is set to “on,” the Voice matching the selected
Arpeggio type is automatically called up each time the
Arpeggio type is changed.
7-3 Select the Arpeggio type by specifying the Category, Sub
Category and Type.
3
Use the Cursor buttons to move the cursor to the
location to be edited.
After confirming the location at which the wrong data is
recorded, use the Up/Down Cursor button to move the
cursor to the location, then use the Left/Right Cursor button
to move the cursor to the data type to be corrected. For
example, if you recorded a wrong note data at the 2nd note
of the 3rd beat, move the cursor to the location indicated
MEAS (measure) = 002, BEAT = 03 and CLOCK = 240.
Then, move the cursor to NOTE if you wish to correct the
note data and move the cursor to GATE if you wish to correct
the gate time (note length).
NOTE Each key has a note name; for example, the lowest (farthest
left) key on the keyboard corresponds to C1 and the highest
(farthest right) key to C6. See page 10.
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NOTE The Song location at which you edit or input the event is
indicated by MEAS (measure), BEAT and CLOCK. A
quarter-note (one beat when the time signature is set to “4/
4”) consists of 480 divisions. The length of each note (gate
time) is indicated by Beat and Clock. For example, 001:000
is equivalent to a quarter note and 000:240 is equivalent to
an 8th note.
Measure
4
Beat
Clock
Turn the data dial to edit the value.
The entire line of the edited event will start flashing. You can
also set the note directly from the keyboard, by holding
down the [SF6] KBD button and pressing the desired note.
5
Press the [ENTER] button to actually enter the
edited data (the entire line of the edited event will
stop flashing).
Repeat steps 3 and 5 to correct other wrong events.
6
After completing editing, press the [EXIT] button to
return back to the Song Play mode.
After completing the settings, press the [T] (Top) button,
then press the [R] (Play) button to start the Song and listen
to the swing feel in the playback.
Applying the Play Effect setting to the actual MIDI
data
The Play Effect setting temporarily changes how the Song
data is played back, but does not actually change the
Song MIDI itself. If you want to save the Play Effect
changes as part of the Song data (for example, as a
Standard MIDI file), you can use the Job operation to
permanently apply the Play Effect settings.
To execute this Job:
1 Press the [JOB] button then [F5] Track button.
2 Move the cursor to “05: Normalize Play Effect” then
press the [ENTER] button.
3 Select the corresponding Track, then press the [ENTER]
button.
NOTE To easily delete an unnecessary note, move the cursor to the
corresponding location, then press the [F6] button.
Storing the created Song
Creating a swing feel—Play Effect
The Play Effect feature lets you alter the rhythm in a variety of
musically useful ways—for example, to take something that
was recorded ‘straight’ and give it a swing feel. Let’s change
the performance you recorded above, and apply a swing
feel to it here.
1
From the Song Play display, press the [F2] button
to call up the Play FX display.
Quantize Value of
Track 1
Swing Rate of
Track 1
2
Move the cursor to the Quantize Value of Track 1,
then select the 8th note icon.
3
Move the cursor to the Swing Rate of Track 1, then
select “66%.”
This parameter determines the strength or amount of swing
applied. Selecting “66%” delays each of the up beat notes
to triplet values.
NOTE If you’ve recorded an accompanying part to track 2, make
sure to apply the same settings to this track as well.
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After recording, make sure to store the created Song to
internal memory by pressing the [STORE] button to call up
the Song Store window.
The operation is basically the same as in the Voice Play
mode
NOTICE
When you execute the Store operation, the settings for the
destination memory will be overwritten. Important data should always
be backed up to a separate storage device.
For more information about the Song, refer to the Song mode
chapter in the Reference Manual.
Creating an original Pattern
The Patterns of the MOTIF XF feature short but fully realized instrumental parts that you can repeat (loop), combine, and
arrange in any order you want—giving you the basic material for creating a Song. This section covers what you can do in the
Pattern mode.
Pattern Structure
Section
The MOTIF XF provides two modes for creating a Song:
Song mode and Pattern mode.
In the Song mode, you can record the Song from the
beginning to the end by playing the keyboard. In the Pattern
mode, on the other hand, you can create the
accompaniment of the Song by creating several sections,
such as intro, melody A, main theme and ending, by
recording your rhythm pattern to the different Sections, then
combining them as a Pattern Chain.
The Pattern mode also lets you record your rhythm patterns
or riffs to the different Sections as you wish—and as the
inspiration hits—then combine the Sections into a Pattern
Chain to create a complete Song. Along with the Arpeggio
feature and Performance recording, you have a wide range
of easy-to-use tools to quickly create fully arranged,
professional sounding Songs.
1st measure
120th measure
Pattern number, Pattern name
Section A – P
Track
1 – 16
NOTE As indicated in the Pattern Play display, a Pattern consists of
16 separate tracks. Accordingly, a Pattern is played back
via the various instrument Voices, such as bass, guitar and
piano.
Intro
Section A
3
Select a Pattern by turning the data dial.
Melody A
Section B
4
Press the [R] (Play) button to start playback of the
Pattern.
Melody B
Section C
Main theme
Section D
Melody B
Section E
Main theme
Section F
Ending
Section G
The Pattern will be played back repeatedly until you press
the [] (Stop) button.
5
Change the Section from A – P.
Pressing the [A] – [H] buttons calls up Sections A – H and
pressing the [USER 1] – [USER DR] buttons calls up the
Sections I – P.
NOTE You can create a Pattern Chain by programming the order of
Sections. The created Pattern Chain can be converted to Song
data by using the Pattern Chain Edit. For details, refer to
page 43.
Listening to the Demo Patterns
Before creating your own original pattern, you should give a
listen to some of the preset Demo Patterns. These specially
recorded Patterns cover a wide range of musical genres and
are full of great hints and ideas on how you can create and
use Patterns in your own music.
1
2
If necessary, load the Demo Patterns following the
procedure on page 17.
NOTE By changing the Sections, you can create rhythmic
variations, and easily improvise arrangements (such as
intro, verse, chorus, verse, chorus, ending) in real time.
NOTE When setting the Track Mute, Track Solo and the volume for
each Part of the Pattern, use the same operation as the one
in the Song mode. Refer to page 37.
Now, try other Patterns.
Press the [PATTERN] button to enter the Pattern
mode.
The Pattern Play display will appear.
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Viewing the Demo Pattern’s Patch
display
Creating a Pattern by using
Arpeggio
From the Patch display called up via the [F4] button, you can
confirm what “Phrase” is assigned to each track of the
Pattern Section.
A “Phrase” is a short musical/rhythmic passage consisting of
a single track for a single instrument, such as drum, bass,
and guitar. This MIDI sequence data can be used as small
building blocks for a Song, and can be assigned to any track
and any Section. A single Pattern provides memory space
for 256 of your own original User Phrases.
In addition to creating a Pattern by recording your keyboard
performance conventionally, you can also use the powerful
Arpeggio playback features of the MOTIF XF (described
below) and even record audio data from commercially
available sample CDs.
This section explains how to create a Pattern by using
Arpeggio.
Phrase number
1
Press the [PATTERN] button to enter the Pattern
Play mode.
2
Press the [] (Record) button to call up the Record
Setup display.
3
Press the [F1] button to call up the Record Setup
display.
Phrase name
Recording Track Time Signature
Length
Keyboard
start
Loop
Quantize
As indicated in this display, the performance data is
recorded to the Phrase, then the Phrase is assigned to the
recording track. Note that the created Phrase can be
assigned to a different track of the same/different Section.
Section A
Track 1
Phrase 001
Track 2
Phrase 002
:
:
Phrase 001
MIDI data
Track 16
Phrase 003
Phrase 002
MIDI data
Phrase 003
MIDI data
Phrase 004
MIDI data
:
:
Section B
Track 1
Phrase 002
Track 2
Phrase 003
:
:
Track 16
Phrase 004
4
Set the following parameters in the Record Setup
display.
4-1 To select the desired track, press the [TRACK] button (the
lamp lights), then press the appropriate Number button
[1] – [16].
4-2 Set the Time Signature as desired.
4-3 Set the Pattern length to a value equivalent to the
Arpeggio length.
4-4 Turn the Keyboard Start icon “
Try changing the Phrase for each track and assign each
Phrase to an empty track.
NOTE Please keep in mind that Phrases are provided only for the Demo
Patterns and the number of provided Phrases differs depending
on the Demo Pattern. When you want to use a Phrase assigned
to a different Pattern, execute the Copy Phrase function by using
the [SF5] Copy button. For details, refer to the Reference
Manual.
4-5 Set the Loop parameter to “off.”
4-6 Set the Quantize parameter to “off.”
5
Press the [F2] button to call up the Record
Arpeggio display.
Arpeggio
Switch
Voice with
Arpeggio
Arpeggio
type
selection
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(on).”
Creating an original Pattern
6
Set the following parameters as required in the
Arpeggio Record display.
6-1 Set the Switch parameter to on.
6-2 Set the Voice with Arpeggio (ARP) parameter to on. When
this is set to “on,” a Voice matching the selected Arpeggio
type is automatically called up each time the Arpeggio
type is changed.
6-3 Select the Arpeggio type by specifying the Category, Sub
Creating a Pattern Chain for
converting to a Song
In these instructions you’ll learn how to assign each of the
created Pattern Phrases to the Section, arrange the Sections
in your favorite order to create the Pattern Chain, and
convert the Pattern Chain to a Song. This converted Song
data can be used as backing accompaniment for Melody
recording.
Category and Type.
7
8
After completing setup, press a note on the
keyboard to start recording.
Creating a Pattern Chain
Recording will stop automatically when the last measure
(specified by the Length) is reached.
This section explains how to create a Pattern Chain by
arranging the Sections in order as shown in the example
below.
Press the [STORE] button to store the Pattern.
Storing the created Pattern
After recording, make sure to store the created Pattern to
internal memory by pressing the [STORE] button to call up
the Pattern Store window.
The operation is basically the same as in the Voice Play
mode.
1st measure
5th measure
9th measure
13th measure
Section A
(Intro)
Section B
(Melody A )
Section C
(Main theme)
Section D
(Ending)
1
In the Pattern Play mode, select the desired
Pattern.
2
Press the [F5] Chain button.
3
If necessary, move the cursor to the Tempo value
then set the desired value.
NOTICE
Tempo
When you execute the Store operation, the settings for the
destination memory will be overwritten. Important data should always
be backed up to a separate storage device.
4
Press the [EDIT] button to enter the Pattern Chain
Edit mode.
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5
Press the [SF4] Insert button to call up the Insert
Event window and assign Section A to the 1st beat
of the 1st measure.
9
Assign the “end” indicator to the 14th measure.
After making sure that the Event Type is set to “Section,”
MEAS is set to “001,” BEAT is set to “01,” and CLOCK is set
to “000,” move the cursor to the corresponding location,
select “A” by using the data dial, then press the [SF6] Set
button to return to the Chain Edit display, from which you can
confirm that the Section A has been assigned to the top of
the Pattern Chain.
How to correct mistakes in the setting
Section
 When setting the wrong Section
Move the cursor to the corresponding location, then select
the correct Section.
 When setting the wrong measure
Move the cursor to the corresponding line, move the cursor
to MEAS, then change the measure number to the correct
one.
6
44
Using the same procedure as step 5, assign the
Section B to the 1st beat of the 5th measure.
7
Using the same procedure as step 5, assign the
Section C to the 1st beat of the 9th measure.
8
Using the same procedure as step 5, assign the
Section D to the 1st beat of the 13th measure.
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Press the [EXIT] button to go back to the Pattern
Play mode, then press the [R] (Play) button to
hear the chained playback of the Pattern
Sections.
11
If necessary, press the [STORE] button to store
the Pattern Chain as the current Pattern.
Creating an original Pattern
Converting a Pattern Chain to a Song
Recording Melodies
Continuing the instructions from above, this next section
explains how to convert the created Pattern Chain to Song
data. This operation is necessary because Pattern Chain
data does not include note events but only information about
Section changes, meaning that you cannot add a melody
part to this accompaniment.
Finally, record the melody part with the backing parts
converted from the Pattern Chain.
12
Press [PATTERN], [F5] Chain, then [EDIT] to
enter the Pattern Chain Edit mode.
13
Press the [SF3] Song button to call up the
“Convert to Song” window, then select a Song
having no data as the destination.
16
In the Song Play mode, turn on the [TRACK
SELECT] lamp, then select a track having no
data by using the Number [1] – [16] buttons.
You can confirm which track has no data by viewing the
[F1] Track View display.
Here for example, set the Song to “04” and set the
Measure to “001.” Enter a checkmark to the box of
“Without Program Change.”
14
Press the [ENTER] button to execute the Convert
operation.
15
Press the [SONG] button, select Song 04, then
press the [R] (Play) button to hear the converted
Song data.
17
Press the [] (Record) button to enter the Song
Record Standby mode.
18
Set the Record Type to “replace.”
19
Press the [R] (Play) button to start recording.
To record, wait for one measure of the Count In, then
begin playing.
20
Press the [] button to stop recording.
21
Press the [T] button to go back to the top of the
Song, then press the [R] (Play) button to hear
the recorded Song.
22
Press the [STORE] button to store the Song.
NOTICE
The Song data will be lost when turning the power off. Make sure to
execute the Store operation before turning the power off.
For more information about Patterns, refer to the Pattern
mode chapter in the Reference Manual.
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Multi-timbral Tone Generator Settings
for Song/Pattern Playback (Mixing mode)
A Mixing refers to the multi-timbral tone generator settings for the Song/Pattern playback. A Mixing consists of 16 Parts, which
correspond to the tracks, and in the Mixing display you can adjust the various mixing related parameters for each Part.
From the Song Play or Pattern Play display, press the [MIXING] button to call up the Mixing display, letting you confirm the
Mixing settings for each Part: Voice, volume, pan, etc.
Now, let’s try adjusting some of the Mixing parameters in the Mixing display.
Part number
Voice
Pan
Volume
1
From the Song Play or Pattern Play display, press the [MIXING] button to enter the Mixing mode.
The Mixing display will appear.
2
To select the desired Part, press the appropriate Number button [1] – [16].
NOTE Pressing the [F2] Audio button calls up the display which lets you set the parameters of the AD Part handling the audio signal input via the A/
D Input jack and FW Part handling the audio signal input via the IEEE1394 terminal (available only when the optional FW16E has been
installed).
3
Move the cursor to the Bank and Number, then change the Voice by specifying the Bank and Number.
If you press the [PROGRAM] button (the lamp lights), you can select the desired Voice by using the appropriate Bank, Group and
Number buttons.
4
Move the cursor to the desired parameter, such as pan or volume, then rotate the data dial to change the value.
NOTE If you wish to edit more detailed Mixing parameters, enter the Mixing Edit mode by pressing the [EDIT] button. For more information about the
Mixing Edit mode, refer to the Reference Manual.
5
To store the Mixing parameter settings, press the [STORE] button to store the Song or Pattern.
The Mixing parameter settings are included in the Song or Pattern data.
For details about the Mixing parameters, refer to the Mixing mode chapter in the Reference Manual.
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Using the Sampling feature
The MOTIF XF has a powerful Sampling function that lets you record audio signals—such as vocals from a microphone or
electric guitar—and integrate the resulting Samples with the Voices and Performances of the instrument.
The Sampling mode lets you record sounds—such as vocals from a connected microphone, the signal from an electric guitar, or
audio from an external CD or MP3 player—directly to the instrument, and store them as Samples.
1. Using as a User Voice in the Voice/Performance mode
2. Using as a Phrase or rhythm pattern of an audio track in the Song/Pattern mode
NOTICE
The recorded (edited) sample data is lost when the power is turned off. Make sure to prepare a USB storage device before using the Sampling
function.
Flash Memory Expansion Module (sold separately)
The sample obtained via the Sampling function can be stored as a Waveform by installing the optional Flash Memory Expansion
Module FL512M/FL1024M to the MOTIF XF. The sample on the Flash Memory Expansion Module will be maintained even if the
power is turned off and can immediately be called up as a Waveform. This is convenient when using a User Voice containing a
Waveform to which the Sample created via the Sampling function has been assigned.
Setting up for Sampling
Microphone
1
Turn the power off and make sure that the GAIN
knob on the rear panel is set to the minimum
position.
MIN
A/D INPUT L
MAX
MOTIF XF
3
Turn the power of the MOTIF XF on.
4
Press the [UTILITY] button to enter the Utility mode
then press the [F2] button to call up the I/O display.
5
Set the Mic/Line parameter to “line” or “mic.”
MOTIF XF
2
Connect the audio equipment or the microphone
to the A/D INPUT jack on the rear panel.
Stereo audio equipment (CD player, etc.)
L
R
A/D INPUT L
Select “line” when the audio equipment is connected.
Select “mic” when the microphone is connected.
6
Press the [STORE] button to store the setting.
Sampling setup is completed.
A/D INPUT R
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Using the Sampling feature
Sampling in the Voice/
Performance mode
5
Press the [F6] Standby button to call up the Record
Standby display.
When you enter the Sampling mode from the Voice mode or
Performance mode, you can create your own original
Samples, edit them, assign them to a Waveform, and then
assign the original Waveform to a User Voice. Also, in the
Performance mode, the User Voice can be assigned to a
Part of a Performance.
6
Set the following parameters on the Standby
display.
6-1 Set the Trigger Mode to “level.”
Sampling procedure
1
Connect a microphone or other audio equipment
to the MOTIF XF.
For information about how to do this, see page 16.
2
Enter the Voice mode or Performance mode.
When entering the Performance mode, select a Performance
to which the Sample will be assigned.
3
6-2 Set the Trigger Level so that the red triangle of the level
meter (indicating the Trigger Level) is slightly below the
level at which the sound is input.
Press the [INTEGRATED SAMPLING] button to
enter the Sampling mode. (The indicator lights.)
NOTE The Trigger Mode parameter lets you determine how the
The Sampling Main display appears.
4
Sampling actually starts. When Trigger Mode is set to
“level,” sampling will begin automatically as soon as the
input signal exceeds the specified Trigger Level. When
using a microphone, you should set the Trigger Level a
little higher than expected, since noise preceding the
signal may trigger the Sampling operation sooner than
intended.
Press the [F6] Rec button to call up the Record
Setup display, then set each parameter as follows.
7
Adjust the input sound level for optimum level by
using the GAIN knob on the rear panel.
Try to set the input level as high as possible without clipping
for the best sound quality. If you cannot adjust the input level
appropriately, change the Mic/Line setting in the Utility
mode.
8
Recording Type
Select “sample.”
Input Source
Select “A/D Input.”
Mono/Stereo
Select “stereo.”
Record Next
Select “off.”
Frequency
Select “44.1kHz.”
Waveform
Select a Waveform having no name (shown as
the broken line in the name box below the
Waveform number). As name, “New Waveform
**” is assigned to the selected Waveform when
stored.
Keybank
Select the note to which you want to assign the
sample obtained via the Sampling function.
Voice
Select the Voice Bank and Number as sample
destination.
Part
Select the Performance Part to which the new
Voice is assigned. This parameter is available
only when entering the Sampling mode from the
Voice mode.
Set other parameters as necessary.
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Turn the Confirm function on or off by pressing the
[SF1] button.
This determines whether you can confirm the recorded
Sample (on) or not (off) after Sampling is finished.
When Confirm is turned on, you can easily listen back to
your just-recorded Sample and conveniently re-record it if
you are not satisfied with the results.
When Confirm is turned off, the Sampling operation will
automatically fix the Sample data and return to the Setup
display. Please note that the instrument returns to the
STANDBY display after Sampling is finished when Record
Next is turned on in the Setup display.
9
Press the [F5] Start button.
This operation enables Sampling but does not start it (a
WAITING indication appears in the display).
10
Play the sound to be sampled.
When an audio signal exceeding the specified Trigger
Level is input to the instrument, the RECORDING
indication replaces the WAITING indication and Sampling
starts.
During Sampling, a graphic representation of the
recorded audio appears in the display.
Using the Sampling feature
11
Press the [F6] Stop button to stop Sampling.
• If you set Confirm to on in step 8 above, the Sampling
Finished display appears. Press the [SF1] Audition
button to hear the sampled sound. If you are satisfied
with the results, press the [ENTER] button to store the
sampled sound as a “Sample” and return to the Setup
display. If you are not satisfied with the results and you
wish to try again, press the [EXIT] button to return to the
Standby display and try Sampling from step 5 again.
• If you set Confirm to off in step 8 above, the sampled
sound will be stored as a “Sample” automatically.
12
Sampling Edit procedure
1
The Sampling Main display appears.
2
Select a Waveform and Key Bank to which the
Sample to be edited is assigned.
3
Press the [EDIT] button to enter the Sampling Edit
mode.
4
Press the [F1] Trim button, then set the desired
parameter.
Save the Waveform.
If the optional Flash Memory Expansion Memory (FL512M/
FL1024M) is installed to the MOTIF XF, use the Copy Job
(page 53) to save the Waveform. If not, save the
Waveform to the USB storage device (page 64).
Press the [INTEGRATED SAMPLING] button to
enter the Sampling mode. (The indicator lights.)
From this display, you can set various parameters.
Here, delete the unnecessary parts of the Sample. Setting
the Start Point and End Point determines the necessary part
of the Sample. You can confirm the setting result by pressing
the [SF1] Audition button. If you are satisfied with the result,
press the [ENTER] button to actually extract the
unnecessary parts of the Sample data.
NOTICE
The recorded (edited) Sample data will be lost when turning the
power off. Before turning off the power, you should always copy the
Sample data to the optional Flash Memory Expansion Memory
(page 53), or save the Sample data to a USB storage device (page 64).
Next, set the Key Range within which you can play the
Sample sound. Set the Key Range to “C2 – B3,” for example.
You can confirm the setting result by actually playing the
keyboard. The Sample sounds at a pitch suitable for each
note.
5
Save the Waveform.
If the optional Flash Memory Expansion Memory is installed
to the MOTIF XF, use the Copy Job (page 53) to save the
Waveform. If not, save the Waveform to a USB storage
device (page 64).
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Using the Sampling feature
Sampling in the Pattern mode
7
In addition to its use in the Voice and Performance modes,
the Sampling mode can also be entered from the Song and
Pattern modes. This lets you record audio (such as vocals,
electric guitar, or audio from an external device), and use it
directly on a Song/Pattern track as a Sample Voice.
Play back the audio source (CD player) and adjust
the audio input level with the GAIN knob on the
rear panel to set the appropriate level.
Adjust the GAIN so that the level is high enough for a clean
recording but not so high as to cause clipping or distortion.
A / D INPUT
R
L
In this section, you’ll learn how to record audio data (from
commercially available sample CDs, for example) to the
Pattern track, using the versatile Sampling feature. After
recording the audio, you can slice it into individual Samples,
which can then be played back at any desired tempo—
without compromising the sound or introducing pitch
changes. These step-by-step instructions assume that the
recorded audio data is a one-measure drum pattern in 4/4
time.
GAIN
MAX
MIN
L
R
NOTE Please note that the input sound may be clipped or
distorted if the meter reaches maximum level.
Sampling procedure
1
8
Stop playback of the audio source (CD player).
9
Press the [F5] button to call up the WAITING
indicator (Trigger Standby status).
Connect the audio equipment (CD player) to the
MOTIF XF.
For information about how to do this, see page 47.
2
Press the [PATTERN] button to enter the Pattern
mode, then select the Pattern Number and Section.
3
Press the [INTEGRATED SAMPLING] button to
enter the Sampling mode. (The indicator lights.)
10
Since the Trigger Level is set to “1” here, sampling will
begin automatically as soon as the audio signal is input
from the CD player. In this example, record a one-measure
drum pattern from the CD.
11
The Sampling Main display appears.
4
Start the CD player.
Press the [F6] button to stop sampling, then stop
the CD player.
The wave of the recorded audio signal will be shown on
the display.
Press the [F6] Rec button to call up the Record
Setup display, then set each parameter as follows.
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Press the [SF1] button to hear your newly
recorded sound.
Sampling Edit procedure
 Setting the End Point of the Recorded
Sample
Recording Type
Select “slice+seq.”
Input Source
Select “A/D Input.”
Mono/Stereo
Select “stereo.”
Record Next
Select “off.”
Frequency
Select “44.1kHz.”
Track
Select the track to which the Sample Voice is
assigned.
The start point of the recorded Sample will probably be at
the correct place—the first beat of the measure—since
Sampling start was set to begin automatically with the
Trigger Level setting. However, the end point may not be at
the end of the measure as desired, since Sampling was
stopped manually. Accordingly, you may need to edit the
End Point of the recorded sample so that playback of the
recorded sample properly matches the beat timing.
Set other parameters as necessary.
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Tempo
5
Press the [F6] Standby button to call up the Record
Standby display.
6
Set the Trigger Mode to “level,” and set the Trigger
Level to “1.”
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Point
Measure
Using the Sampling feature
13
Press the [SF2] button once or twice so that the
LP=ST indication is shown.
14
Move the cursor to the End Point then adjust the
value by using the data dial.
Press the [SF1] button to hear the sample. Adjust the End
Point so that the Sample plays back smoothly and
continuously without stutters, glitches or problems in
timing.
15
After setting the Ending Point, press the
[ENTER] button to delete unnecessary data
(located after the End point).
After the display prompts you for confirmation, then press
the [INC/YES] button to execute the Extract operation.
17
Press the [SF4] Apply button to execute the Slice
operation.
18
Press the keys to which the sliced sample are
assigned in order (from C1 for the MOTIF XF6,
E0 for the MOTIF XF7, and A-1 for the MOTIF XF8)
to confirm whether or not the Sample has been
sliced properly.
NOTE Many commercially available sample/loop CDs include
information on the tempo, measure and meter of specific loops.
If this information is available, enter the appropriate values to the
parameters above.
NOTICE
The data deleted via the Extract operation cannot be recovered. If you
have accidentally deleted a necessary portion of the Sample, press
the [EXIT] button to return to the Setup display, then execute the
Sampling operation again.
Listen carefully to the results. If you’re not satisfied, press
the [SF4] Cancel button again to abort the Slice operation
and return the sample to the original status, then try the
operation again. Repeat steps 2 – 4 by trying another
Slice Type and adjusting the value of the Sensitivity until
you are satisfied with the sound.
 Slice
Next, let’s use the Slice function to match the recorded
sample with the tempo. This Slice feature lets you
automatically divide the recorded sample into separate
“slices.” These slices are then assigned to successive notes
and arranged as MIDI data. This lets you manipulate the
component parts of your sample loops as MIDI data, and
gives you the power to easily change tempo and even the
rhythmic feel, without disturbing the pitch or sound quality.
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Press the [ENTER] button to fix the Slice result as
Sample data.
20
Press the [PATTERN] button to call up the
Pattern Play display then press the [R] (Play)
button to hear the sliced Sample.
You can change the tempo of the sliced rhythm pattern. Try
changing the tempo in the Pattern Play mode.
Sample
Tempo
Slice the Sample and assign
the sliced Samples to
specified keys (notes) to
create a Sample Voice.
MIDI data
NOTE Before executing the Slice operation, you’ll need to accurately
adjust the length of the sample by adjusting the End Point.
16
Press the [F6] button to call up the Slice display,
then set each parameter as follows.
21
Press the [STORE] button to store the Pattern.
22
Save the Waveform.
If the optional Flash Memory Expansion Memory is
installed to the MOTIF XF, use the Copy Job (page 53) to
save the Waveform. If not, save the Waveform to a USB
storage device (page 64).
NOTE After creating several Patterns (Sections), use the Pattern Chain
feature (page 43) to string them together.
Since the recorded sample is a one-measure drum
pattern in 4/4 time, set the parameters below as shown.
Type
Select “beat1.”
Measure
Select “1.”
Sensitivity
Select “4.”
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Using the Sampling feature
Sampling a one-shot sound in the
Song mode
The MOTIF XF conveniently lets you sample audio material,
even while a Song is playing. This allows you to quickly and
easily “fly in” samples to your Song as you need them — for
example, capturing short sound effects from a CD, or
recording background vocal phrases with a microphone.
Sounds like these can be added to the Song as desired.
1
6
Trigger Mode
Select “measure.”
Punch In/Out
At Punch In, set the measure number at which
the Sampling starts automatically during Song
playback.
At Punch Out, set the measure number at which
the Sampling ends automatically during Song
playback.
Press the [F6] REC button again to enable Punch
In Waiting.
Doing this puts sample recording on standby, waiting for
song playback to reach the specified Punch-in measure.
Connect the audio equipment to the MOTIF XF.
For information about how to do this, see page 47.
2
Press the [SONG] button to enter the Song mode,
then select the Song Number.
3
Press the [INTEGRATED SAMPLING] button to
enter the Sampling mode. (The indicator lights.)
4
Press the [F6] Rec button to call up the Record
Setup display, then set each parameter as follows.
7
Press the [R] (Play) button to start Song playback.
8
Start the audio equipment when the Song reaches
the Punch In point (when sampling actually starts).
Audio is recorded to the instrument.
9
Recording Type
Select “sample+note.”
Input Source
Select “A/D Input.”
Mono/Stereo
Select “stereo.”
Record Next
Select “off.”
Frequency
Select “44.1kHz.”
Track
Select the track to which the Sample Voice is
assigned.
Keybank
Select the note to which you want to assign the
sample obtained via the Sampling function.
Set other parameters as necessary.
Stop the audio equipment when the Song reaches
the Punch Out point (when sampling stops).
Press the [SF1] AUDITION button to hear the sampled
sound.
If you’re not satisfied with the results and you wish to try
again, press the [EXIT] button to return to the Sampling
Standby display and try sampling from step 4 again.
If you are satisfied with the results, press the [ENTER] button
to store the sampled sound as a “sample” and return to the
Sampling Record display.
10
Press the [SONG] button or [EXIT] button to
return to the Song Play mode.
11
Press the [R] (Play) button to play the Song.
Listen back to the Song (the sample automatically sounds
along with playback) and check that the timing is correct.
If you’re not satisfied with the timing, you can adjust it as
needed in the Song Edit mode.
12
Press the [STORE] button to store the Song.
13
Save the Waveform.
If the optional Flash Memory Expansion Memory Module is
installed to the MOTIF XF, use the Copy Job (page 53) to
save the Waveform. If not, save the Waveform to a USB
storage device (page 64).
NOTICE
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Press the [F6] Standby button to call up the Record
Standby display, then make the necessary
settings.
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The recorded (edited) Sample data will be lost when turning the
power off. Before turning off the power, you should always copy the
Sample data to the optional Flash Memory Expansion Memory
(page 53), or save the Sample data to a USB storage device (page 64).
Using the Sampling feature
Saving a Waveform to the Flash
Memory Expansion Module
This section covers how to save a Waveform (to which the
Sample has been assigned via the Sampling function) to the
optional Flash Memory Expansion Module (page 76).
1
In the Sampling mode, press the [JOB] button to
enter the Sampling Job mode.
2
Press the [F3] Other button.
3
Select “03: Copy to Flash Memory” then press the
[ENTER] button.
4
Select the Waveform including the Sample
obtained via the Sampling function.
5
Select the Flash Memory Slot as the destination.
6
Press the [ENTER] button to execute the Copy
operation.
The Sample data included in the selected Waveform will be
copied to the Flash Memory.
NOTE When the selected Waveform includes no Sample data, “No
Data” appears and the Copy operation will not be executed.
7
Press the [EXIT] button twice to return to the
Sampling Main display.
For more information about the Sampling feature, refer to the
Sampling mode chapter in the Reference Manual.
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Making Global System Settings (Utility mode)
In the Utility mode, you can set parameters that apply to the entire system of this instrument. To enter the Utility mode, press the
[UTILITY] button. Pressing the [EXIT] button returns to the original display. This section describes some useful functions in the
Utility mode.
Setting automatic power-on tasks
You can specify certain automatic tasks that the MOTIF XF
will perform when power is turned on.
1
Press the [UTILITY] button to enter the Utility
mode, then press the [F1] then [SF4] button to call
up the Auto Load Setup display.
Selecting the Design Type of the
display
You can select the design type of the Top display in the
Voice mode, Performance mode and Master mode.
1
Press the [UTILITY] button to enter the Utility
mode, then press [F1] then [SF2] to call up the
Screen Setting display.
Type
2
Set the Auto Load to on or off.
When set to “on,” the specified file on the USB storage
device will be loaded automatically when the power is
turned on. The file loaded automatically can be selected by
pressing the [SF5] SELECT button and the name of the
selected file will be shown on the display.
3
Color
2
With the Power On Mode, select the Mode to be
called up when the power is turned on.
Move the cursor to the desired location then make
the desired setting by referring to the following
description.
Type
Settings:
performance
voice (USER1)
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When turning the power on next time, the
Performance Play mode is entered and the first
program number (USR1: 001) is selected
automatically.
When turning the power on next time, the Voice
Play mode is entered and the first program
number of Preset Voices (PRE1: 001) is selected
automatically.
voice (GM)
When turning the power on next time, the Voice
Play mode is entered and the first program
number of Preset GM Voices (GM: 001) is
selected automatically.
When turning the power on next time, the Master
Play mode is entered and the first program
number (001) is selected automatically.
Press the [STORE] button to store this setting.
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Position
When turning the power on next time, the Voice
Play mode is entered and the first program
number of User Voices (USR1: 001) is selected
automatically.
voice (PRE1)
master
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Name Position
Color
3
1
The Top display of each mode will indicate
the current status of the Knob/Slider, etc.
2
The Top display of each mode will indicate
the on/off status of each Element/Part,
status of the panel controllers and the
status of the current Arpeggio, etc.
Top
The number/name of the program (Voice,
Performance or Master) is shown at the top
of the display.
Bottom
The number/name of the program (Voice,
Performance or Master) is shown at the
bottom of the display.
One of the following color types can be selected
commonly for the three modes: Red, Pink, Purple, Blue,
Aqua, Green, Yellow, and White.
Press the [STORE] button to store this setting.
Making Global System Settings (Utility mode)
Changing the Design Type on the Top display for
each mode
You can change the design type on the top display for
each of the Voice, Performance and Master Play mode.
Holding the [EXIT] button and pressing the Cursor [<]
button will set the Type to “1” while holding the [EXIT]
button and pressing the Cursor [>] button will set the Type
to “2.”
Tuning
2
Move the cursor to Tune, then set the value.
In this example, we’ll change the value from “440 Hz” to “442
Hz.” Since the Tune parameter is actually adjusted in cents
(1 cent = 1/100th of a semitone), the corresponding value in
Hertz is shown at right. Since 1 Hz is roughly equivalent to 4
cents, set this value to “+8.0.”
3
Type 1
Type 2
Holding the [EXIT] button and pressing the Cursor [u]
button will set the Name Position to “Top” while holding the
[EXIT] button and pressing the Cursor [d] button will set
the Name Position to “Bottom.”
Name position = Top
Press the [STORE] button to store the Utility
setting.
Transpose
This function allows the overall pitch of the MOTIF XF to be
transposed up or down in semitone increments/decrements.
You can play the same notes on the keyboard even when the
pitch of the song is shifted up or down in semitones.
1
Press the [UTILITY] button to enter the Utility
mode, press the [F1] button, then press the [SF1]
button to call up the Play display as shown.
2
Move the cursor to Transpose, then set the value.
Name position = Bottom
Press the [UTILITY] then [STORE] button to store the Utility
setting before turning the power off, if you want to call up
the same design type of the display when turning the
power on next time.
Set the value to “+1” to transpose the pitch up by a
semitone, or set it to “-1” to transpose it down by a semitone.
To transpose it up or down by a whole tone, set this to “+/-2”;
to transpose by an octave, set it to “+/-12.”
Adjusting the tuning
When you play the MOTIF XF with other instruments, you
may need to tune the overall sound of the MOTIF XF to
match that of the other instruments in the group.
1
Press the [UTILITY] button to enter the Utility
mode, press the [F1] button, then press the [SF1]
button to call up the Play display as below.
NOTE To transpose by octaves, use the Octave parameter (above
Transpose).
3
Press the [STORE] button to store the Utility
setting.
For more information, refer to the Utility mode chapter in the
Reference Manual.
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Using a Connected Computer
By connecting the MOTIF XF to your computer via USB or IEEE1394, you can use a DAW or sequence software on the computer
to create your own original songs. This section contains an overview on how to use a DAW or sequence software on the
connected computer with the MOTIF XF.
NOTE The acronym DAW (digital audio workstation) refers to music software for recording, editing and mixing audio and MIDI data. The main DAW
applications are Cubase, Logic, SONAR and Digital Performer. Though all of these can be effectively used with the MOTIF XF, for optimum ease of
use we recommend using Cubase when creating songs together with the instrument.
By connecting this instrument to a computer, you can take advantage of the following functions and applications.
• External tone generator for DAW software and MIDI keyboard
• Remote Controller of the DAW software
• More detailed Voice Editing from the computer (MOTIF XF Editor VST)
Using the USB TO HOST terminal
3
A USB cable and appropriate USB-MIDI Driver are
necessary to connect the MOTIF XF to the computer. Follow
the instructions below. Note that only MIDI data can be
transmitted through a USB cable.
Make sure that the USB TO HOST terminal of this
instrument is enabled.
Press the [UTILITY] button to enter the Utility mode, then
press the [F5] button followed by the [SF2] button to call up
the MIDI display. On this display, set the MIDI In/Out
parameter to “USB.”
NOTE Since the MOTIF XF has no built-in speakers, you'll need an
external audio system or a set of stereo headphones to properly
monitor it. For details, refer to “Setting Up” on page 16.
1
Download the appropriate USB-MIDI Driver from
our website.
After clicking the Download button, extract the compressed
file.
http://www.global.yamaha.com/download/usb_midi/
NOTE Information on system requirements is also available at the
above web site.
NOTE The USB-MIDI Driver may be revised and updated without
prior notice. Make sure to check and download the latest
version from the above site.
2
Install the USB-MIDI Driver to the computer.
For instructions on installing, refer to the online Installation
Guide included in the downloaded file package. When
connecting this instrument to a computer in the Installation
procedure, connect the USB cable to the USB TO HOST of
this instrument and the USB terminal of the computer as
shown below.
USB TO HOST terminal
USB terminal
USB
TO HOST
TO DEVICE
4
Press the [STORE] button to store the setting.
Notices when using the USB TO HOST terminal
You must observe the following points when connecting
the MOTIF XF to your computer via the USB TO HOST
connector. Failure to do so can cause the instrument and/
or the computer to hang up (freeze), possibly causing
corruption or loss of data. If the computer or MOTIF XF
freezes, turn the power to the MOTIF XF off and then on,
then restart the computer.
• Before connecting the computer to the USB TO HOST
terminal, exit from any power-saving mode of the
computer (such as suspended, sleep, standby).
• Before turning on the power to the instrument, connect
the computer to the USB TO HOST connector.
Rear panel
USB cable
• Execute the following before turning the power to the
instrument on/off or plugging/unplugging the USB cable
to/from the USB connector.
• Quit any open applications (such as MOTIF XF Editor
VST and sequencer software).
• Make sure that data is not being transmitted from the
instrument. (Data is transmitted only by playing notes
on the keyboard or playing back a song.)
• Leave an interval of at least six seconds between
powering the MOTIF XF on and off, or between
disconnecting and connecting the USB cable.
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MIDI channels and MIDI ports
MIDI data is assigned to one of sixteen channels, and this
synthesizer is capable of simultaneously playing sixteen
separate Parts, via the sixteen MIDI channels. However,
the sixteen-channel limit can be overcome by using
separate MIDI “ports,” each supporting sixteen channels.
While a single MIDI cable is equipped to handle data over
up to sixteen channels simultaneously, a USB connection
is capable of handling far more—thanks to the use of MIDI
ports. When connecting this instrument to a computer
using a USB cable, the MIDI ports are defined as follows:
Using the IEEE1394 terminal
When the optional FW16E (FireWire expansion board) is
installed, the MOTIF XF can be connected to the computer
via an IEEE1394 cable. Note that the audio data as well as
MIDI data can be transmitted through an IEEE1394 cable by
installing the Yamaha Steinberg FW Driver to the computer.
NOTE For instructions on installing the FW16E, see page 75.
NOTE The FW16E-equipped MOTIF XF can provide up to 6 Mono In (3
Stereo In), 16 Mono Out (8 Stereo Out) audio channels and 3
MIDI In/3 MIDI Out channels.
1
Port 1
The tone generator block in this instrument can recognize
and use only this port. When playing the MOTIF XF as a
tone generator from the external MIDI instrument or
computer, you should set the MIDI Port to 1 on the
connected MIDI device or computer.
Port 2
This port is used to control the DAW software on the
computer from the MOTIF XF by using the Remote Control
feature.
Port 3
This port is used as the MIDI Thru Port. The MIDI data
received over Port 3 via the USB TO HOST terminal will be
re-transmitted to an external MIDI device via the MIDI OUT
terminal. The MIDI data received over Port 3 via the MIDI
IN terminal will be re-transmitted to an external device
(computer, etc.) via the USB TO HOST terminal.
Download the Yamaha Steinberg FW Driver from
our website:
http://www.yamahasynth.com/
NOTE Information on system requirements is also available at the
above website. The Yamaha FW Driver may be revised and
updated without prior notice. Make sure to check and
download the latest version from the above site.
2
Install the Yamaha Steinberg FW Driver to the
computer.
For instructions on installing, refer to the online Installation
Guide included in the downloaded file package.
When connecting the MOTIF XF to a computer in the
Installation procedure, connect the IEEE1394 cable to the
IEEE1394 connector of the MOTIF XF and the IEEE1394
connector of the computer as shown below.
Rear panel
IEEE1394 connector
Port 4
This port is used only for data communication of the MOTIF
XF Editor VST. No other software or device can use this
port.
When using a USB connection, make sure to match the
MIDI transmit port and the MIDI receive port as well as the
MIDI transmit channel and the MIDI receive channel. Make
sure to set the MIDI port of the external device connected
to this instrument according to the above information.
IEEE1394 connector
IEEE1394 cable
NOTICE
Be sure to connect the IEEE1394 cable plug to the IEEE1394
connector with the correct orientation.
Using the MIDI terminal
Using an optional MIDI interface such as UX16 allows you to
connect the MOTIF XF to the computer via a MIDI cable.
Make the proper settings of the MIDI interface, then connect
the MIDI cable to the MIDI terminal of the MOTIF XF and the
MIDI interface.
Plug in the jack with the correct orientation.
NOTE For details about the settings, refer to the manual of the MIDI
interface.
NOTE For optimum results, use an IEEE1394 cable shorter than 4.5
meters.
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Make sure that the IEEE1394 connector of the
MOTIF XF is enabled for audio communication.
What you can do with the IEEE1394
connection
FW IN L/R, etc.
Press the [STORE] button to store this setting.
Powered speakers
(such as the HS80M)
AUDIO
5
IEEE1394 cable
AUDIO
FW OUT L/R
When transmitting audio signals via the IEEE1394 connector,
set the Output Select parameter of the MOTIF XF. When
receiving audio signals via the IEEE1394 connector, set the
FW audio input part parameters of the MOTIF XF. For details,
see page 59.
IEEE1394-compatible computer
FW OUT 1-14ch
4
The illustration below shows the flow of audio signals and
MIDI messages when connecting the MOTIF XF and a
computer via an IEEE1394 cable.
AUDIO
Press the [UTILITY] button to enter the Utility mode, then
press the [F5] button followed by the [SF2] button to call up
the MIDI display. Set the MIDI In/Out parameter to “FW.”
Signal flow of audio and MIDI data via an
IEEE1394 cable
MIDI
FW OUT 1-3 Ports
Make sure that the IEEE1394 connector of the
MOTIF XF is enabled for MIDI communication.
FW IN 1-3 Ports
MIDI
3
You can integrate the MOTIF XF with DAW software on a
computer by connecting the FW16E-equipped MOTIF XF to
a computer. For details, see below.
• Transfer data of multiple audio channels between the MOTIF
XF and the computer (up to 16 channels from the MOTIF XF to
the computer and up to 6 channels from the computer to the
MOTIF XF)
• Simultaneously record to the sequence software (a) your
performance on the MOTIF XF and (b) the performance of the
computer sequence software that uses the MOTIF XF as a
MIDI tone generator
• Monitor via the MOTIF XF the audio output from the computer
and the audio output from the MOTIF XF
• Use Cubase together with the MOTIF XF and take advantage
of a variety of convenient functions in that DAW program
MIDI
(*1)
FW OUT
1-14 (*2)
FW OUT
L/R (*3)
FW IN
(*4)
MOTIF XF
IEEE1394 connectors of the FW16E
installed to the MOTIF XF
MIDI transmission/reception (*1)
Setting the port on the MOTIF XF is not necessary since the
MIDI Port of the MOTIF XF is automatically fixed according to
the application. For information on which port should be
selected on your computer, refer to page 59.
Audio signal transmission
For details and the latest information on what is possible
through connection of the MOTIF XF and computer via an
IEEE1394 cable, refer to the following URL:
http://www.yamahasynth.com/
 FW OUT 1 – 14 (*2)
Audio signals are output via FW OUT 1 – 14 when the MOTIF
XF Output Select parameter is set to any of the settings
“FW1&2” – “FW13&14” and “FW1” – “FW14” in one of the
following displays.
• [VOICE] (When a Drum Voice is selected)  [EDIT]  Key
selection  [F1] Oscillator
• [VOICE]  [UTILITY]  [F4] VoiceAudio  [SF1] Output
• [PERFORM]  [EDIT]  [COMMON EDIT]  [F4] Audio In 
[SF1] Output
• [PERFORM]  [EDIT]  Part selection  [F1] Voice  [SF2]
Output
• [SONG]/[PATTERN]  [MIXING]  [EDIT]  [COMMON
EDIT]  [F4] Audio In  [SF1] Output
• [SONG]/[PATTERN]  [MIXING]  [EDIT]  Part selection 
[F1] Voice  [SF2] Output
 OUTPUT L/R (*3)
The audio signal is output via both the OUTPUT L/R and FW
OUT L/R channels when the Output Select parameter
described above is set to “L&R.”
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Audio signal reception (*4)
In addition to the FW IN L/R inputs, the FW IN Main Out
Monitor L/R and FW IN Assignable Out Monitor L/R are
available as FW audio input channels on the MOTIF XF.
These channels can be used for monitoring the sound when
using the DAW software on the computer. The audio signal
received via the FW IN Main Out Monitor L/R will be output
via the OUTPUT L/R jacks while the audio signal received via
the FW IN Assignable Out Monitor L/R will be output via the
ASSIGNABLE OUTPUT L/R jacks.
Setting the audio output channel on the computer
determines which channel is used. As for audio signals
received via the IEEE1394 connector, parameters such as
volume and output channel can be applied as the FW audio
input part of the MOTIF XF. The display of these parameter
settings differs depending on the mode, as listed below.
• [VOICE]  [UTILITY]  [F4] VoiceAudio  [SF1] Output 
FW setting
• [PERFORM]  [EDIT]  [COMMON EDIT]  [F4] Audio In 
[SF1] Output  FW setting
• [SONG]/[PATTERN]  [MIXING]  [EDIT]  [COMMON
EDIT]  [F4] Audio In  [SF1] Output  FW setting
FW Audio Channels of the MOTIF XF and the
computer
When connecting the MOTIF XF to a computer via an
IEEE1394 cable, set the audio channel of the computer
referring to the table below.
Input Channel of the
MOTIF XF
The instructions below show how to use this instrument as a
MIDI tone generator. In this case, actual MIDI sequence data
is transmitted from a DAW or sequencer on the computer,
allowing you to avoid using software synths and save
processing power on your computer.
Setting up the MOTIF XF
1
Press the [SONG] or [PATTERN] button to enter the
Song mode or Pattern mode.
2
Select the Song or Pattern to be edited.
3
Press the [MIXING] button to call up the Mixing
display.
4
Set up the Mixing for parts 1 – 16 as necessary.
From the Mixing display, you can select the Voice and set
various parameters such as pan, volume, balance between
the chorus/reverb and dry sound, insertion effect on/off and
arpeggio on/off.
Setting up the DAW on the computer
1
Output Channel of the
computer
FW IN Main Out Monitor L, R
MOTIF XF6(7, 8) Main L and R
FW IN L, R
MOTIF XF6(7, 8) FW L and R
FW IN Assignable Out Monitor
L, R
MOTIF XF6(7, 8) Asgn L and R
Output Channel of the
MOTIF XF
Song playback from a DAW using
the MOTIF XF as a tone generator
When connecting via USB, set this to “Yamaha MOTIF
XF6(7, 8)-1” or “Yamaha MOTIF XF Port1.” When connecting
via IEEE1394, set this to “MOTIF XF6(7, 8) Main.”
NOTE When using Cubase as DAW, you can create an original
Mixing setup of the MOTIF XF from the MOTIF XF Editor VST
on your computer. The created Mixing setup can be saved
as a Cubase Project file for future recall.
Input Channel of the
computer
FW OUT L, R (L&R)
MOTIF XF6(7, 8) Main L and R
FW OUT 1 – 14 (FW1 – FW14)
MOTIF XF6(7, 8) 1 – 14
Set the MIDI output port of the tracks for playing
the MOTIF XF.
2
Enter the MIDI data to each track of the DAW on the
computer.
The tone generator settings of the part corresponding to the
MIDI track will be set in the Mixing mode on the MOTIF XF.
NOTE By using the MOTIF XF Editor VST, you can create your own
original Mixing setup of the MOTIF XF from your computer. The
created Mixing setup can be saved as a file for convenient future
recall.
Recording your performance on
the MOTIF XF to the DAW
The instructions below show how to use the MOTIF XF as a
Master Keyboard. The note events you play on the MOTIF XF
are transmitted and recorded to a track of a DAW/sequencer
software on your computer, then returned back to the tone
generator block of the MOTIF XF—allowing you to record
your performance and properly hear it at the same time..
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Using a Connected Computer
Using another tone generator
together with the MOTIF XF
Setting up the MOTIF XF
1
Set Local Control to “off.”
Press the [UTILITY] button to enter the Utility mode, then
press [F5] followed by [SF2] to call up the MIDI display.
Move the cursor to Local Control and set this parameter to
“off.” When MIDI Thru is set to “on” in a DAW/sequencer
software on your computer, the note events you play on the
MOTIF XF are transmitted to the computer then returned
back to the MOTIF XF, producing a “double” sound, since
the tone generator block is receiving performance data
(MIDI data) from both the keyboard directly and the
computer. To prevent such a situation, you need to separate
the keyboard block from the tone generator block of the
MOTIF XF. This is why Local Control should be set to “off.”
NOTE Make sure to set the Local Control to “off” again when you
By using another tone generator (such as the MOTIF-RACK
XS) together with the MOTIF XF as illustrated below, you can
play up to 32 Parts simultaneously.
Setting up the MOTIF XF
1
Connect the MIDI OUT connector to the MIDI IN
connector of the external tone generator module
such as MOTIF-RACK XS, as illustrated below.
2
Make sure to set the MOTIF XF to multi-timbral
tone generator operation by entering the Song
mode or Pattern mode.
use the MOTIF XF alone without connecting a computer.
Otherwise, no sound is produced even if you play the
keyboard.
MOTIF-RACK XS, etc.
2
Press the [STORE] button to store this setting.
3
Press the [SONG] or [PATTERN] button to enter the
Song mode or Pattern mode when you want to use
the MOTIF XF as a multi-timbral tone generator.
Computer
MIDI IN
connector
MIDI OUT
connector
USB TO HOST connector
Setting up the DAW on the computer
1
Set MIDI Thru to “on” on the DAW.
By setting MIDI Thru to “on,” the MIDI data generated by
playing the keyboard and transmitted to the computer will be
returned back to the MOTIF XF. As shown in the example
below, the MIDI data transmitted from the MOTIF XF then
recorded to the computer via MIDI channel 1 will be returned
back from the computer to the MOTIF XF via MIDI channel 3
according to the setting of the recording track. As a result,
the tone generator of the MOTIF XF will sound the MIDI data
generated by playing the keyboard as the MIDI data of
channel 3.
MOTIF XF
Setting up the DAW on the computer
1
When connecting via USB, set this to “Yamaha MOTIF
XF6(7, 8)-1” or “Yamaha MOTIF XF6(7, 8) Port1.” When
connecting via IEEE1394, set this to “MOTIF XF6(7, 8) Main.”
USB TO HOST connector
Keyboard
(output via
MIDI
Channel 1)
Tone generator
block
(recognizing MIDI
Channel 3 data)
2
Local Control = off
MOTIF XF
Set the MIDI output port of the tracks for playing
the MOTIF XF.
IN
CH1
OUT
CH3
Set the MIDI output port of the tracks for playing
the MOTIF-RACK XS.
When connecting via USB, set this to “Yamaha MOTIF
XF6(7, 8)-3” or “Yamaha MOTIF XF6(7, 8) Port3.” When
connecting via IEEE1394, set this to “MOTIF XF6(7, 8) MIDI
Out.”
NOTE When connecting via USB, the MIDI Thru Port of the MOTIF
Computer
(Cubase, etc.)
XF (in other words, the port with which the received MIDI
data is to be transmitted to another external device via the
MIDI OUT connector) is fixed to 3. When connecting via
IEEE1394, the MIDI Thru Port of the MOTIF XF is fixed to the
port specified as “MOTIF XF6(7, 8) MIDI Out.”
MIDI Through = on
NOTE The above explanation applies when connecting the MOTIF XF
to the computer via an IEEE1394 cable as well as via a USB
cable.
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Using the MOTIF XF as an audio
interface
Remote-controlling the software
(Remote mode)
By using the A/D INPUT connector and IEEE1394 connector,
the MOTIF XF can conveniently be used as an audio
interface for your computer. Note that you need install the
optional FW16E for this application.
The MOTIF XF features a highly convenient Remote mode
which lets you control the DAW software and software
synthesizer on your computer via the panel operations of the
MOTIF XF. For example, you can start/stop playback of the
DAW software on the computer by using the Function
buttons and control the song position on the DAW software
by using the data dial, [INC] and [DEC] buttons instead of
using the mouse or keyboard of the computer.
The DAW applications Cubase, Logic Pro, SONAR and
Digital Performer can be controlled by the Remote Control
mode of the MOTIF XF.
This section explains how to control the DAW software from
the MOTIF XF.
Setting up the MOTIF XF
1
Set the parameters as below so that the audio
signal input via the A/D INPUT connector is output
via the FW connector to the computer.
In the Voice mode, press the [UTILITY] button to enter the
Utility mode, then press the [F4] button followed by the [SF1]
button to call up the Output display. From this display, move
the cursor to the Output Select of the A/D Input, then select
one of the following settings: “FW1&2” – “FW9&10,”
“FW11&12” and “FW13&14.”
2
Set the parameters as below so that the audio
signal that is output from the computer and input
to the MOTIF XF via the IEEE1394 connector will be
output from the OUTPUT L/R or ASSIGNABLE
OUTPUT L/R connectors.
What you can do with the Remote
feature
The Remote Control lets you control the following operations.
• You can use the sliders, knobs and buttons of the MOTIF XF to
control the sequencer tracks and mixer channels of the DAW
on the computer.
From the Output display called up in step 1, move the cursor
to the Output Select of the FW, then select “L&R” or “asL&R.”
NOTE The setting here applies to the audio signals output from FW
ports MOTIF XF6(7, 8) FW L and R of a computer.
3
Press the [STORE] button to store this setting.
Display information
Remote Control
Setting up the DAW on the computer
Install the FW Driver and make the proper settings. Select
Yamaha Steinberg FW ASIO (when using an ASIO driver) or
Yamaha Steinberg FW WDM Audio (when using a WDM
driver) as the Audio driver.
NOTE If using Cubase with the MOTIF XF Extension installed, starting
Cubase will set the Audio Driver automatically, allowing you to
easily confirm the Audio Port name.
MOTIF XF
• You can view the parameter values on the LCD display of the
MOTIF XF as well as on the computer display, since the values
of the controlled parameters are returned back to the MOTIF
XF from the computer.
Computer
DAW
Parameter value
Volume
Remote
Control
MOTIF XF
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Using a Connected Computer
Computer Software that can be
controlled from the MOTIF XF
then set the MIDI Output Port to “Yamaha MOTIF XF6(7,
8)-2” or “Yamaha MOTIF XF6(7, 8) Port2” or “MOTIF XF
Remote.
Cubase, SONAR, Logic Pro, Digital Performer
NOTE Unlike with the Mackie Control, the MOTIF XF does not
support UserA and UserB (FootSw).
For information on connecting to a computer, refer to
“Specifications” on page 79.
 SONAR
1
Pull down the [Options] menu and select [MIDI Devices]
to call up the “MIDI Devices” window.
2
Add “Yamaha MOTIF XF-2” to the Input Device, then add
“Yamaha MOTIF XF-2” to the Output Device.
3
Pull down the [Options] menu and select [Control
Surfaces] to call up the Control Surface window.
4
Click the [+] button, select “Mackie Control,” then set the
Input Port to “Yamaha MOTIF XF-2” and set the Output
Port to “Yamaha MOTIF XF-2.”
Setting up for Remote Control
Setting up the MOTIF XF
1
Connect this instrument to the computer via a USB
cable.
2
Press the [UTILITY] button to enter the Utility
mode, press the [F5] then [SF1] button to call up
the Remote Setting display.
3
Set the DAW type to the desired DAW.
4
Press the [STORE] button to store this setting.
5
Start the DAW software on the computer
connected to the MOTIF XF.
Setting up the DAW of the computer
This section explains how to set up after starting each
application.
 Digital Performer
1
In the Audio/MIDI setup of a Mac computer, connect Port
2 of the interface of the MOTIF XF to Port 2 of the tone
generator. When there is only one Port for the tone
generator, add the new Port, then connect it to the
interface.
2
Pull down the [Setup] menu and select [Control
Surfaces] to call up the Control Surface window.
3
4
5
Click the [+] button.
NOTE When the cable between the MOTIF XF and the computer is
disconnected or the MOTIF XF is turned off accidentally, the
DAW may not recognize the MOTIF XF again even if you connect
the cable again or turn the MOTIF XF back on. If this occurs, exit
the DAW software, then restart it after setting up the MOTIF XF
and making sure the connection is secure.
 Cubase
When connecting the MOTIF XF and the computer via a USB
cable or an IEEE1394 cable, installing the MOTIF XF
Extension and starting Cubase will automatically make the
settings of the Remote Device.
The MOTIF XF Extension can be downloaded via the
following URL:
http://www.yamahasynth.com/jp/downloads/
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1
Pull down the [Devices] menu and select [Device Setup]
to call up the “Device Setup” window.
2
Click the [+] button and add the “Mackie Control” or
“Yamaha MOTIF XF.”
3
Select the device of “Mackie Control” or “Yamaha MOTIF
XF” added to the list.
4
When the MOTIF XF Extension has not been installed, set
the MIDI Input Port to “Yamaha MOTIF XF6(7, 8)-2” or
“Yamaha MOTIF XF6(7, 8) Port2” or “MOTIF XF Remote,”
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In the box for setting “Unit” and “MIDI,” select “Mackie
Control” in the “Unit” section and select “MOTIF XF New
Port 2” in the “MIDI” section.
 Logic Pro
1
Select the [Preference] menu  [Control Surfaces] 
[Settings] to call up the Settings window.
2
3
Select the [New] menu  [Install].
4
5
Set the MIDI Output Port to “Yamaha MOTIF XF-2.”
Important
Depending on the version of your DAW software, the actual procedure
may be different from the following one, or the settings may even not
available. For details, refer to the manual of your DAW software.
Select “Mackie Control” in the Driver section.
Select “Mackie Control” in the model, then add it as a
control surface.
Set the MIDI Input Port to “Yamaha MOTIF XF-2.”
NOTE Mackie Control is a trademark of Mackie Designs, Inc.
NOTE For details about the button operations and functions, refer
to the separate PDF manual.
Using a Connected Computer
Controlling the DAW software from the
MOTIF XF
To enter the Remote Control mode, press the REMOTE [ON/
OFF] button (the lamp flashes). The REMOTE display
appears (like those shown below), and the panel controls
(such as buttons, knobs, sliders, and data dial) are enabled
for Remote operation of the computer software (their normal
functions are disabled). Press this button again to exit from
the Remote Control mode.
Using the MOTIF XF Editor VST
The MOTIF XF Editor VST lets you edit the Voice in the Voice/
Performance mode and Mixing setup in the Song/Pattern
mode of the MOTIF XF from your computer, giving you even
greater editing convenience. Because this software works as
a VST3 plug-in software on Cubase, you can launch this
software via the same operations as that of any other VST
Instrument. Particularly When connecting via IEEE1394, the
output information of the MOTIF XF will be shown on the
Cubase Audio Mixer and can be controlled in the same way
as any other VST Instrument. The data created on the MOTIF
XF Editor VST is transferred between the computer and the
MOTIF XF via a USB or IEEE1394 cable as bulk data. You
can load files created on the MOTIF XF Editor VST to the
MOTIF XF in the File mode via the LAN connection or by
using a USB storage device. Furthermore, the data edited on
the MOTIF XF is always synchronized with the data on the
computer (MOTIF XF Editor VST) and vice versa. This
provides a smooth, seamless interface, and makes it very
easy to create and edit your data.
Bulk transmission/reception
Parameter transmission/reception
MOTIF XF
The MOTIF XF Editor VST can be downloaded from the
following URL:
http://www.yamahasynth.com/
The software such as Editor and Driver may be revised and
updated without prior notice. For details and the latest
information, refer to the above URL.
For instructions on using the MOTIF XF Editor VST, refer to the
PDF manual included with the software.
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Saving / Loading Data in the File mode
In the File mode, you can save/load data such as Voice, Performance, Song, Pattern and Waveform created on this instrument.
To enter the File mode, press the [FILE] button.
This section explains how to save/load all the data on the user memory of this instrument as an “All” file (extension: X3A).
Saving the settings to a USB
storage device
Loading the settings from a USB
storage device
1
Connect a USB storage device to the USB TO
DEVICE terminal of this instrument.
1
Connect a USB storage device to the USB TO
DEVICE terminal of this instrument.
2
Press the [FILE] button to enter the File mode, then
press the [F1] File button.
2
Press the [FILE] button to enter the File mode, then
press the [F1] File button.
At the “Device” line, you can confirm that the connected
USB storage device is mounted.
3
Move the path to the desired directory.
At the “Device” line, you can confirm that the connected
USB storage device is mounted.
3
Move the path to the desired directory.
The Dir line indicates the current directory name with the
path and the lower box lists the directories and files
belonging to the current directory.
The Dir line indicates the current directory name with the
path and the lower box lists the directories and files
belonging to the current directory.
3-1 To go down from the current directory, move the cursor to
3-1 To go down from the current directory, move the cursor to
the desired directory in the Directory/File list then press
the [ENTER] button.
3-2 To go up from the current directory, move the cursor to the
the desired directory in the Directory/File list then press
the [ENTER] button.
3-2 To go up from the current directory, move the cursor to the
top line in the Directory/File list then press the [ENTER]
button.
NOTE If you wish to create a new directory and save the file there,
press the [SF5] New Dir button.
top line in the Directory/File list then press the [ENTER]
button.
4
Move the cursor to “Type” then select “all.”
4
Move the cursor to “Type” then select “all.”
5
Select the file to be loaded.
5
Press the [SF1] Save button to call up the window
for entering the file name.
6
Press the [SF2] Load button (a prompt for
confirmation appears).
6
Enter the file name, then press the [ENTER]
button.
Press the [DEC/NO] button to cancel the Load operation.
The confirmation message appears.
The file name can contain up to 20 characters.
7
Press the [INC/YES] button to execute the Save
operation.
7
Press the [INC/YES] button to execute the Load
operation.
NOTICE
The Load operation overwrites any data previously existing in the
destination internal memory. Important data should always be saved
to a USB storage device connected to the USB TO DEVICE terminal.
For more information about the File operation, refer to the File
mode chapter in the Reference Manual.
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USB storage devices
Connection Examples
USB storage device
such as hard disk drive
USB flash memory
or
USB TO DEVICE connector
MOTIF XF
Compatible USB devices
Connect only a USB storage device (such as hard disk, CDROM, flash memory and other drives) to the USB TO DEVICE
connector. Other USB devices such as a mouse cannot be
used. Both bus-powered (powered by the host device) or
self-powered (battery or external power supply) types can
be used. Before purchasing USB storage devices, please
consult your Yamaha dealer, or an authorized Yamaha
distributor (see list at end of the Owner’s Manual) for advice,
or see the following web page:
http://www.yamahasynth.com/
NOTE Although CD-R/RW drives can be used to load data to the
instrument, they cannot be used for saving data. However, you
can transfer the data to a computer and save it to a CD using the
CD-R/RW drive on the computer.
Formatting USB storage media
When an unformatted USB storage device is connected to
the USB TO DEVICE connector, the indication “unknown
device (usb***)” is shown in the device list on the [F3]
Format window of the File mode. If this happens, execute the
Format operation in the Format display. For information
about the Format operation, refer to the Reference Manual.
NOTE The three asterisks (***) in the example indication above denote
the sequential serial numbers of the connected devices which
need to be formatted. When several partitions are included in a
single device, the partition number is indicated at the right of the
serial number.
Notices when using the USB TO DEVICE
terminal
Please keep in mind the following points:
Never turn the USB device’s power on/off and never plug/
unplug the USB cable when the connected USB storage
device is the self-powered type. Doing so may result in the
operation of the synthesizer “freezing” or hanging up.
While the instrument is accessing data (such as in the
Save, Load and Delete operations in the File mode), do
NOT unplug the USB cable, do NOT remove the media
from the device, and do NOT turn the power off to either
device. Doing so may corrupt the data on either or both
devices.
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Display Messages
LCD Indication
Are you sure?
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Description
Confirms whether you want to execute a specified operation or not.
Arpeggio memory full.
The internal memory for Arpeggio data is full, preventing storing the recorded sequence data as an Arpeggio.
Bad disk or memory.
The external storage device connected to this synthesizer is unusable. Format the external storage device and
try again.
Bulk data protected.
Bulk data cannot be received because of the setting in the Utility mode.
Can’t access to the host
The MOTIF XF cannot access a host computer.
Can’t execute to the Preset Wave.
This message appears when you try to save the preset Waveform to an external storage device.
Can’t undo.
Are you sure?
When certain Song/Pattern Jobs are executed, internal memory becomes too full for use of the Undo operation.
Completed.
The specified load, save, format, or other Job has been completed.
Confirmed password is invalid.
The new password cannot be registered because the confirmed password does not match the new password.
Connecting to USB device...
Currently recognizing the USB storage device connected to the USB TO DEVICE terminal.
Copy protected.
You have attempted to export or save a copy-protected digital audio source.
Device number is off.
Bulk data cannot be transmitted/received since the device number is off.
Device number mismatch.
Bulk data cannot be transmitted/received since the device numbers don’t match.
Directory is not empty.
You have attempted to delete a folder that contains data.
Disk or memory is full.
The external storage device is full and no more data can be saved. Use a new external storage device, or make
space by erasing unwanted data from the storage device.
Disk or memory is write-protected.
The external storage device is write protected, or you have attempted to write to a read-only medium such as
CD-ROM.
Disk or memory read/write error.
An error occurred while reading or writing to/from an external storage device.
File already exists.
A file having the same name as the one you are about to save already exists.
File is not found.
The specified file was not found on the external storage device during a load operation.
File or directory path is too long.
The file or directory you tried to access cannot be accessed because the amount of characters indicating the
path is too long.
FW identity ID check OK.
The MOTIF XF has been properly connected to the computer via an IEEE1394 cable.
Illegal bulk data.
An error occurred while receiving the Bulk data or Bulk Request message.
Illegal file name.
The specified file name is invalid. Try entering a different name.
Illegal file.
The file specified for loading is unusable by this synthesizer or cannot be loaded in the current mode.
Illegal parameters.
This message appears when trying to execute the Song Job or Pattern Job with invalid settings.
Illegal sample data.
The Sample file specified for loading is unusable by this synthesizer.
Keybank full
The maximum overall number of Key Banks has been exceeded when executing Sampling related operations
including Jobs and Load.
MIDI buffer full.
Failed to process the MIDI data because too much data was received at one time.
MIDI checksum error.
An error occurred when receiving bulk data.
Mixing Voice full.
The Mixing Voice cannot be stored because the number of Voices already stored has exceeded the maximum
capacity.
New Flash Memory Module.
Please load waveform data.
This message appears when the Flash Memory Expansion Module (FL512M/FL1024M) which was installed in a
different MOTIF XF has been installed to the current MOTIF XF. If this message appears, you should save the
Waveform data (including the parameter settings) of the previous MOTIF XF to a USB storage device, connect
the USB storage device to the current MOTIF XF, then load the Waveform data. This occurs because the
Sample without the parameter settings cannot produce the proper sound.
No data.
When a Song/Pattern Job is executed, the selected track or range contains no data. Select an appropriate track
or range. In addition, this message appears when a Job related to a Mixing Voice cannot be executed because
the specified Mixing Voice is not available.
No Flash Memory Module installed or
module is unformatted.
This message appears when no Flash Memory Expansion Module is installed or the unformatted Module has
been installed.
No sample data.
This message appears when a Sample-related Job cannot be executed because the specified Sample is not
available. This message appears also when you try loading the Waveform data via the “FL1/FL2 without
sample” setting even though the corresponding Sample is not available on the Flash Memory Expansion
Module.
Now collecting the information of the
network...
This message appears while obtaining the network information.
Now executing Factory set...
Indicates this synthesizer is restoring the factory-programmed settings.
Now Installing data to Flash Memory
Module
The Sample data is being copied to the Flash Memory Expansion Module.
Now loading...
Indicates that a file is being loaded.
Now receiving MIDI bulk data...
Indicates this synthesizer is receiving MIDI bulk data.
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LCD Indication
Now saving...
Description
Indicates that a file is being saved.
Now scanning autoload file.
Scanning for the files specified for Auto Load.
Now transmitting MIDI bulk data...
Indicates this synthesizer is transmitting MIDI bulk data.
Overwrite.
Are you sure?
A save operation will overwrite data on the external storage device as destination, and this message confirms
whether it is OK to continue or not. Press [INC/YES] or [DEC/NO] as required.
Password is invalid.
The password you input does not match the already registered password,
Password is too short.
The password you input to “New Password” is too short. Input at least five characters as a password.
Password is unspecified.
This message appears when setting the File Server Switch parameter to “ON” though a password has not been
registered.
Phrase limit exceeded.
The maximum number of Phrases (256) has been exceeded when recording, executing a Pattern Job, or
editing.
Please keep power on.
The data is being written to Flash ROM. Never attempt to turn off the power while data is being written to Flash
ROM. Turning the power off while this message is shown results in loss of all user data and may cause the
system to freeze (due to corruption of data in the Flash ROM). This may also result in the MOTIF XF being
unable to properly start up the next time the power is turned on.
Please select User Voice.
This message appears when entering the File mode from the Performance mode and selecting a Part to which
a preset Voice is assigned in the Waveform Load operation. Assign a User Voice to the destination Part then
execute the Load operation.
Please stop sequencer.
The operation you have attempted to execute cannot be done during Song/Pattern playback.
Sample frequency is too low.
The sampling frequency is too low and the Frequency Convert Job cannot be executed.
Sample is too long.
The Sample size is too large and the Time Stretch Job cannot be executed.
Sample is too short.
The Sample length is too short and the Frequency Convert Job cannot be executed.
Sample memory full.
The Sample memory is full and further Sampling operations, Jobs, or load operations cannot be executed.
Sample Voice full
The maximum overall number of Sample Voices has been exceeded when executing the Sampling related
operations including Jobs and Load.
Scene stored.
The Song Scene has been stored to one of the [SF1] – [SF5] buttons.
Sequence memory full.
The internal memory for Sequence data is full, preventing any further operation (such as recording, editing, Job
execution, MIDI reception/transmission, or loading from the external storage device). Try again after erasing
unwanted Song, Pattern, or User Phrase data.
The edited sequence data will be
discarded.
Are you sure?
Indicates that the operation will delete the currently edited Song or Pattern.
The received MIDI bulk data’s type is
not compatible with the current mode/
voice type.
This message appears when MIDI bulk data is received in a different mode other than the currently selected
mode. The bulk data is received in the same mode as the transmitting mode. This message also appears when
the Voice type (Normal Voice/Drum Voice) of the destination Mixing Parts is different from the bulk-dumptransferred Voice type. The destination Parts assigned to the same Voice type as the bulk-dump-transferred
Voice type are selected.
This Performance uses User Voices.
The Performance you have loaded includes User Voice data. Check whether the Voice you saved exists at the
appropriate User voice bank.
Too many Samples.
The maximum overall number of samples (8192) has been exceeded.
Unrecognized Flash Memory Module.
Please format it.
An unformatted Flash Memory Expansion Module has been recognized. Execute the Format operation.
USB connection terminated.
Press any button.
A break in the connection with the USB storage device has occurred because of an abnormal electric current.
Disconnect the USB storage device from the USB TO DEVICE connector, then press any of the panel buttons.
Utility/Sequencer Setup settings
stored.
The settings in the Utility mode have been stored.
Waveform full
The maximum overall number of Waveforms has been exceeded when executing the Sampling related
operations including Jobs and Load.
When the checkbox is “on,” all user
data is initialized the next time the
power is turned on.
(Self-explanatory)
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Troubleshooting
No sound? Wrong sound? When a problem like this occurs, please check the following points before assuming that the product
is faulty. You may solve your problem by executing the Factory Set (page 18) after backing up your data to an external storage
device. If the problem persists, consult your Yamaha dealer.
No Sound.
 Are all eight sliders set to appropriate levels (other than zero or minimum)?
 Is the MOTIF XF properly connected to related external equipment (e.g., amplifier, speaker, headphone) via audio cables?
Since the MOTIF XF has no built-in speakers, you will need an external audio system or a set of stereo headphones to
properly monitor it.
 Check the Local Control parameter and the FW Monitor Setup parameter in the Utility mode.
When the MOTIF XF is used by itself and the Local Control parameter is set to off or the FW Monitor Setup parameter is set to
“with PC,” no sound is produced even if you play the keyboard.
[UTILITY]  [F5] Control  [SF2] MIDI  Switch  Local Control
[UTILITY]  [F2] I/O  FW Monitor Setup
 Is the power of this synthesizer and any external equipment connected to this synthesizer turned on?
 Have you made all the appropriate level settings—including the Master Volume on this synthesizer and the volume settings on
any connected external equipment?
 Is the Foot Controller pressed down (when it is connected to the FOOT CONTROLLER jack)?
 Are the MIDI volume or MIDI expression settings too low when using the external controller?
 Is this synthesizer properly connected to related external equipment (e.g., amplifier or speaker) via audio cables?
 Are the effect and filter settings appropriate?
If you are using the filter, try changing the cutoff frequency. Some cutoff settings may filter out all of the sound.
[VOICE]  [EDIT]  [COMMON EDIT]  [F6] Effect
[PERFORM]  [EDIT]  [COMMON EDIT]  [F5] Effect
[SONG]/[PATTERN]  [MIXING]  [F5] Effect
[VOICE]  [EDIT]  Element/Key selection  [F3] Filter
[PERFORM]  [EDIT]  Part selection  [F4] EG  Filter
[SONG]/[PATTERN]  [MIXING]  [EDIT]  Part selection  [F4] EG  Filter
[PERFORM]/[SONG]/[PATTERN]  [SEQ SETUP]  [F2] MIDI Filter
 Are the volume or expression settings too low?
[UTILITY]  [F1] General  [SF1] Play  Volume
[VOICE]  [EDIT]  [COMMON EDIT]  [F1] General  [SF2] Play Mode  Volume
[VOICE]  [EDIT]  Element/Key selection  [F4] Amplitude  [SF1] Level/Pan  Level
[PERFORM]  [EDIT]  [COMMON EDIT]  [F2] Level/MEF  [SF1] Level  Volume
[PERFORM]  [EDIT]  Part selection  [F1] Voice  [SF1] Voice  Volume
[SONG]/[PATTERN]  [MIXING]  [F1] Part 1-16  Volume
 Are the parameter settings such as Element Switch, Part Switch, Note Limit and Velocity Limit appropriate?
[VOICE]  [EDIT]  Element/Key selection  [F1] Oscillator
[PERFORM]  [F2] Voice
[PERFORM]  [EDIT]  Part selection  [F1] Voice  [SF1] Voice  Part Switch
 When the Element to which “Legato” of the XA Control parameter is assigned does not sound, is the Mono/Poly parameter of
the Element set to “Mono”? Or, is a value other than “Legato” of the XA Control parameter assigned to another Element within
an Element Group?
[VOICE]  [F2] Porta  Mono/Poly Mode = mono
[VOICE]  [EDIT]  Element selection  [F1] Oscillator  XA Control
[VOICE]  [EDIT]  Element selection  [F1] Oscillator  Element Group
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 When the Element to which “Key Off Sound” of the XA Control parameter is assigned does not sound, are you releasing the
note after the AEG decays?
The “Key Off Sound” Element will take over the AEG level of the previous Element if both the Elements belong to the same
Element Group. To solve such a problem, release the note before the AEG level decays to minimum or set the “Key Off
Sound” Element to a different Element Group from the previous Elements.
[VOICE]  [EDIT]  Element selection  [F1] Oscillator  Element Group
 When the Element to which “AF1 on,” “AF2 on,” or “all AF off” of the XA Control parameter is assigned does not sound, is the
corresponding ASSIGNABLE FUNCTION button pressed?
 Is “Vocoder” selected as the Insertion Effect Type of the Voice?
If so, set the parameters related to the AD Part and A/D INPUT connector to the appropriate values then play the keyboard
while inputting your voice into the microphone connected to the MOTIF XF. Check whether or not the Gain Knob on the rear
panel is set to the minimum position. For details, see page 47.
[VOICE]  [EDIT]  [COMMON EDIT]  [F6] Effect  [SF1] Connect  INSERTION CONNECT
[VOICE]  [UTILITY]  [F4] Voice Audio  [SF1] Output  Output Select = InsL
[VOICE]  [UTILITY]  [F2] I/O  Input  Mic/Line = mic
 When playing the keyboard in the Performance/Song/Pattern mode produces no sound, has a Voice been properly assigned
to each Part?
[PERFORM]  [F2] Voice
[SONG]/[PATTERN]  [MIXING]  [F1] Part 1-16
 When Song/Pattern playback produces no sound, are the output channel of each track in the play mode and the receive
channel of each Part in the Mixing mode set appropriately?
[SONG]  [F3] Track  [SF1] Out
[PATTERN]  [F3] Track
[SONG]/[PATTERN]  [MIXING]  [EDIT]  Part selection  [F1] Voice  [SF1] Voice  Receive Channel
 When Song/Pattern playback produces no sound, are the Velocity Rate and Velocity Offset settings of the Play FX
appropriate?
[SONG]/[PATTERN]  [F2] Play FX  Velocity Offset
 No sound is produced when the ARP Play Only parameter is set to on and one of the following situations occurs.
• When the [ARPEGGIO ON/OFF] button is turned off.
• When the ARP Switch parameter of the corresponding Part is set to off.
• When no Arpeggio Type is assigned to the current Voice.
Playback continues without stopping.
 When the [ARPEGGIO ON/OFF] button is turned on, press it so that its lamp is turned off.
 When in the Song mode or Pattern mode, press the [] (Stop) button.
 When the click sound continues, check the following parameter setting. Set this parameter to something other than “always”
because this setting always plays back the click sound regardless of the sequencer status.
[PERFORM]/[SONG]/[PATTERN]  [SEQ SETUP]  [F1] Click  Mode
Distorted sound.
 Are the effect settings appropriate?
Use of an effect at certain settings may produce distortion.
[VOICE]  [EDIT]  [COMMON EDIT]  [F6] Effect
[PERFORM]  [EDIT]  [COMMON EDIT]  [F5] Effect
[SONG]/[PATTERN]  [MIXING]  [F5] Effect
Use of the Master Effect at certain settings may produce distortion.
[VOICE]  [UTILITY]  [F3] Voice  [SF1] Master FX
[PERFORM]  [EDIT]  [COMMON EDIT]  [F2] Level/MEF  [SF2] Master FX
[SONG]/[PATTERN]  [MIXING]  [EDIT]  [COMMON EDIT]  [F2] Master FX  [SF2] Master FX
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 Are the filter settings appropriate?
Excessively high filter resonance settings can cause distortion.
[VOICE]  [EDIT]  Element/Key selection  [F3] Filter
[PERFORM]  [EDIT]  Part selection  [F4] EG  Filter
[SONG]/[PATTERN]  [MIXING]  [EDIT]  Part selection  [F4] EG  Filter
 Is any of the following volume parameters set so high that clipping is occurring?
[UTILITY]  [F1] General  [SF1] Play  Volume
[VOICE]  [EDIT]  [COMMON EDIT]  [F1] General  [SF2] Play Mode  Volume
[PERFORM]  [EDIT]  [COMMON EDIT]  [F2] Level/MEF  [SF1] Level  Volume
[SONG]/[PATTERN]  [MIXING]  [F1] Part 1-16  Volume
Sound is cut off.
 Is the entire sound (via your keyboard playback and Song/Pattern/Arpeggio playback) exceeding the maximum polyphony of
the MOTIF XF?
For information about the maximum polyphony, refer to the Reference Manual.
Only one note sounds at a time.
 When this situation occurs, the Mono/Poly parameter in the current mode is set to “mono.” If you wish to play chords, set this
parameter to “poly.”
[VOICE]  [F2] Porta  Mono/Poly Mode
[PERFORM]  [EDIT]  Part selection  [F1] Voice  [SF1] Voice  Mono/Poly
[SONG]/[PATTERN]  [MIXING]  [EDIT]  Part selection  [F1] Voice  [SF1] Voice  Mono/Poly
Pitch or intervals are wrong.
 Is the Master Tune parameter in the Utility mode set to a value other than “0”?
[UTILITY]  [F1] General  [SF1] Play  Tune
 Is the Note Shift parameter in the Utility mode set to a value other than “0”?
[UTILITY]  [F1] General  [SF1] Play  Note Shift
 When the voice produces a wrong pitch, is the appropriate tuning system selected from Micro Tuning parameter in the Voice
Edit mode?
[VOICE]  [EDIT]  [COMMON EDIT] [F1] General  [SF2] Play Mode  Bank, Tuning Number, Tuning Root
 When the Voice produces a wrong pitch, is the LFO Pitch Modulation Depth in the Voice Edit mode set too high?
[VOICE]  [EDIT]  Element/Key selection  [F5] Elm LFO  P Mod
 When the Performance/Song/Pattern produces a wrong pitch, is the Note Shift parameter of each Part set to a value other
than “0”?
[PERFORM]  [EDIT]  Part selection  [F1] Voice  [SF1] Voice
[SONG]/[PATTERN]  [MIXING]  [EDIT]  Part selection  [F1] Voice  [SF1] Voice
 When the Song/Pattern playback produces a wrong pitch, is the Note Shift parameter in the Play FX display set to a value
other than “0”?
[SONG]/[PATTERN]  [F2] Play FX  Note Shift
No effect is applied.
 Is the [EFFECT BYPASS] button turned off?
 Have the REVERB and CHORUS knobs been turned fully counter-clockwise (to the minimum)?
 Have any or all of the Elements’ Insertion Effect Output parameters been set to “thru” in the effect setting display in the Voice
Edit mode?
[VOICE]  [EDIT]  [COMMON EDIT]  [F6] Effect  [SF1] Connect  Element Out 1-8
 Have any or all of the effect types been set to “thru” or “off”?
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 When this occurs in the Performance mode/Song mode/Pattern mode, check whether the Insertion Switch (INS SW)
parameters are set properly or not.
[PERFORM]  [EDIT]  [COMMON EDIT]  [F5] Effect  [SF2] InsSwitch
[PERFORM]  [EDIT]  Part selection  [F1] Voice  [SF1] Voice
[SONG]/[PATTERN]  [MIXING]  [F1] Part 1-16  Ins FX Sw
[SONG]/[PATTERN]  [MIXING]  [COMMON EDIT]  [F5] Effect  [SF2] Ins Switch
The Edit Indicator appears, even when parameters are not being edited.
 Keep in mind that even though the Edit mode is not active, simply moving a Knob/Slider or playing back the Song/Pattern
changes the current Voice, Performance, or Mixing, causing the Edit Indicator to appear.
Cannot start the Arpeggio.
 Check whether the [ARPEGGIO ON/OFF] button is turned on or off.
 Is the MIDI Sync parameter set to internal (using internal clock)?
[UTILITY]  [F5] Control  [SF2] MIDI  MIDI Sync = internal
 When the User Arpeggio type is selected, does the currently selected Arpeggio actually contain data?
 Are the Arpeggio related parameters such as Note Limit and Velocity Limit set appropriately?
[VOICE]  [EDIT]  [COMMON EDIT]  [F2] ARP Main
[PERFORM]  [EDIT]  Part selection  [F2] ARP Main
[SONG]/[PATTERN]  [MIXING]  [EDIT]  Part selection  [F2] ARP Main
 When this situation occurs in the Performance/Song/Pattern mode, check the Arpeggio Switch parameter. If this parameter for
the current Part is set to off, Arpeggio playback will not be triggered by your keyboard performance even if the [ARPEGGIO
ON/OFF] button is turned on.
[PERFORM]  [F4] Arpeggio  Common Switch
[PERFORM]  [EDIT]  Part selection  [F2] ARP Main  Switch
[SONG]/[PATTERN]  [MIXING]  [EDIT]  Part selection  [F2] ARP Main  Switch
Cannot stop the Arpeggio.
 When Arpeggio playback does not stop even if you release the key, set the Arpeggio Hold parameter to “off.”
[VOICE]  [EDIT]  [COMMON EDIT]  [F2] ARP Main  Hold
[PERFORM]  [EDIT]  Part selection  [F2] ARP Main  Hold
[PERFORM]  [PERFORMANCE CONTROL]  Number buttons [13] – [16]
[SONG]/[PATTERN]  [MIXING]  [EDIT]  Part selection  [F2] ARP Main  Hold
The Voice assigned to the Performance produces a different sound from the one in the
Voice mode.
 This is normal because the Voice sound is determined by the parameter settings in the Performance mode. For the
Performance Parts, you will need to apply basically the same parameter settings as those used in the Voice mode. Regarding
the Effect settings except for the send level, you can copy the settings in the Voice mode to the Performance part in the
following display. By executing this Job, you can ensure that the Voice will sound the same in the Performance mode as it
does in the Voice mode.
[PERFORM]  [JOB]  [F3] Copy  [SF2] Voice
[PERFORM]  [EDIT]  Part selection  [F1] Voice  [SF2] Output  Reverb Send/Chorus Send
The Song/Pattern cannot be started even when pressing the [F] (Play) button.
 Does the selected Song or Pattern (phrase) actually contain data?
 Is the Remote Control feature turned on?
 Is the MIDI Sync parameter set to internal (using internal clock)?
[UTILITY]  [F5] Control  [SF2] MIDI  MIDI Sync = internal
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Song/Pattern (Phrase) cannot be recorded.
 Is there enough free memory for recording?
Check the available amount of the sequencer memory on the Song Information window (called via [SONG]  [F2]  [SF6]) or
Pattern Information window (called via [PATTERN]  [F2]  [SF6]).
The total MOTIF XF memory capacity determines the number of Songs/Patterns (phrases) that can be recorded. For example,
if the memory contains Songs/Patterns (phrases) that use up a large amount of memory, the memory may become full even
though the available Pattern or Song numbers are not all used.
Cannot enter the Pattern Job mode/Pattern Mixing mode even when pressing the [JOB]
button in the Pattern mode.
 Check whether the MOTIF XF is in the Pattern Chain mode or not.
If so, exit from the Pattern Chain mode, then press the [JOB] button or [MIXING] button.
The drum sound is wrong or unexpected when changing the transpose value in the
Song/Pattern Play mode.
 This is normal. Changing the transpose setting while playing a Drum Voice will produce different sounds for the same keys
played.
Microphone does not work properly.
 Check whether the Mic/Line parameter is set to “mic” or not.
[UTILITY]  [F2] I/O  Mic/Line = mic
 Check whether the Gain Knob on the rear panel is set to minimum position or not.
Cannot record samples.
 Have you exceeded the maximum allowable number of samples (key banks)?
 Is there enough sample memory available?
 Is the Sampling Source setting appropriate?
 Is the Trigger mode set appropriately?
Data communication via MIDI/USB/IEEE1394 between the computer and the MOTIF XF
does not work properly.
 Check whether the Port settings on the computer are appropriate or not.
 Check whether or not the MIDI IN/OUT parameter is set to the appropriate value.
[UTILITY]  [F5] Control  [SF2] MIDI  MIDI In/Out
The MOTIF XF does not sound properly even when playing back the Song data on the
computer or the MIDI instrument connected to the MOTIF XF.
 Make sure to set the MOTIF XF to the Song mode or Pattern mode. The Voice mode or Performance mode may not produce
the proper sound even when playing back the Song data on the MIDI instrument or the computer connected to the MOTIF XF.
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Network connection does not work.
 If you’ve forgotten the password for accessing the MOTIF XF, execute the Factory Set then set the password again.
[UTILITY]  [F1] General  [SF3] Network  [SF5] Password
 When the DHCP server is connected to the network and the DHCP Client parameter is set to “on,” you need not set the IP
address because it is automatically set. When the DHCP server is not connected to the network and you wish to set a specific
IP address, set the DHCP Client parameter to “off,” then set the IP address manually.
[UTILITY]  [F1] General  [SF3] Network  DHCP Client
 If the network settings do not become active even if you set the related parameters, make sure to press the [ENTER] button
after setting. Then, you will need to press the [STORE] button to store the settings. If you do not store the network settings,
these will be erased after you turn off the power.
[UTILITY]  [F1] General  [SF3] Network
 The characters of a file or directory may be garbled when loading the file from the computer drive to the MOTIF XF. If such a
problem occurs, replace the garbled character with the correct one on the MOTIF XF display. Keep in mind that 2-byte
character codes such as Kanji and Kana cannot be shown on the display of the MOTIF XF.
 When “Password is unspecified.” appears after setting the File Server parameter to “on,” make sure to set the Password
before setting the File Server parameter to “on.” This is because the Security parameter has been set to “workgroup” and the
Account and Password are necessary when the files are shared.
[UTILITY]  [F1] General  [SF3] Network  [SF5] Password
MIDI bulk data transmission/reception does not work properly.
 Is the Receive Bulk parameter set to off?
Set the Receive Bulk parameter to on.
[UTILITY]  [F5] Control  [SF2] MIDI  Receive Bulk
 When receiving MIDI bulk data transmitted via the Bulk Dump function and recorded to the external MIDI device, you need to
set the MIDI Device Number to the same value as when transmitting.
[UTILITY]  [F5] Control  [SF2] MIDI  Device Number
 When transmission does not work properly, is the device number of the MIDI instrument connected to the MOTIF XF set to
match the Device Number Parameter in the Utility mode?
[UTILITY]  [F5] Control  [SF2] MIDI  Device Number
Cannot save data to the external USB storage device.
 Is the USB storage device being used write protected? (Write-protect should be set to off for saving data.)
 Is the USB storage device being used properly formatted?
Press the [FILE] button to enter the File mode, then set the device to the USB storage device. Check the amount of currently
available (unused) memory of the USB storage device indicated at the right top of the display.
 Is operation of the USB storage device guaranteed by Yamaha?
For details, see page 65.
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Available devices
Installation Precautions
The following optional devices can be installed to the MOTIF
XF.
Before installing the optional hardware, make sure you have
a Phillips screwdriver and ample space to work.
FW16E
(FireWire expansion board)
FL512M/FL1024M
(Flash memory expansion module)
WARNING
• Before beginning installation, switch off the power to the instrument
and connected peripherals, and unplug them from the power outlet.
Installation or removal of any devices should be started ONLY after
the instrument (and the optional hardware) returns to normal room
temperature. Then remove all cables connecting the instrument to
other devices. (Leaving the power cord connected while working
can result in electric shock. Leaving other cables connected can
interfere with work.)
Installation locations
FW16E (FireWire expansion board)
MOTIF XF6
Rear cover for the FW16E
• Be careful not to drop any screws inside the instrument during
installation. (This can be prevented by keeping the optional units
and cover away from the instrument while attaching). If this does
happen, be sure to remove the screw(s) from inside the unit before
turning the power on. Loose screws inside the instrument can
cause improper operation or serious damage. If you are unable to
retrieve a dropped screw, consult your Yamaha dealer for advice.
• Install the optional units carefully as described in the procedure
below. Improper installation can cause shorts which may result in
irreparable damage and pose a fire hazard.
• Do not disassemble, modify, or apply excessive force to board areas
and connectors on optional units. Bending or tampering with
boards and connectors may lead to electric shock, fire, or
equipment failures.
MOTIF XF7
Rear cover for the FW16E
CAUTION
MOTIF XF8
Rear cover for the FW16E
FL512M/FL1024M (Flash memory expansion
module)
• It is recommended that you wear gloves to protect your hands from
metallic projections on optional units and other components.
Touching leads or connectors with bare hands may cause finger
cuts, and may also result in poor electrical contact or electrostatic
damage.
• Be careful of static electricity. Static electricity discharge can
damage the IC chips on the FW16E. Before you handle the optional
FW16E, to reduce the possibility of static electricity, touch
unpainted metal parts or a ground wire on the devices that are
grounded.
MOTIF XF6
• Handle the optical units with care. Dropping or subjecting them to
any kind of shock may cause damage or result in a malfunction.
• Do not touch the exposed metal parts in the circuit board. Touching
these parts may result in a faulty contact.
• Be careful not to misplace any of the screws.
Bottom cover for the FL512M/FL1024M
MOTIF XF7
Bottom cover for the FL512M/FL1024M
MOTIF XF8
Bottom cover for the FL512M/FL1024M
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• Do not use any screws other than what are installed on the
instrument. Use of incorrect screws can cause damage.
Installing Optional Hardware
FW16E
4
1
Turn the power of the MOTIF XF off, and
disconnect the AC power cord. Also, make sure to
disconnect the MOTIF XF from any connected
external devices.
2
Remove the cover for the FW16E from the rear
panel.
Replace the cover with the two screws you
removed in step 2 above.
With the rear panel of this synthesizer facing you, remove the
two screws from the cover.
Important
Keep the removed screws in a safe place. They will be used when
installing the FW16E. Be careful not to misplace them. Keep the cover
and fixing screws in a safe place for future use.
NOTICE
Malfunctions or incorrect operation may occur if the FW16E is not
properly fastened.
For information on connecting to a computer, refer to “Using
the IEEE1394 terminal” on page 57.
CAUTION
After removing the cover, you will see the metal fittings at the bottom
of the opening. To avoid cutting or scraping your fingers, be careful
not to touch them when installing the FW16E.
3
Insert the FW16E along the guide rails.
Push the FW16E all the way into the slot so that the
connector at the end of the FW16E is correctly inserted into
the connector inside the slot.
Guide rails
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FL512M/FL1024M
3
Remove the cover from the bottom.
With the rear panel of the MOTIF XF facing you, remove the
screws from the cover by using the Phillips screwdriver. After
removing the screws, slide the cover away to remove it.
Configuration
Two types of the Flash Memory Expansion Module are
available as follows:
Important
 FL512M
Keep the removed screws in a safe place. They will be used when reattaching the cover to the instrument after installation.
Features a memory size of 512 MB.
 FL1024M
Features a memory size of 1024 MB.
In the MOTIF XF, two slots are available, meaning that up to
two Modules can be installed to the MOTIF XF. Available
memory size for each case is as follows:
Available memory size
FL512M
512 MB
FL1024M
1024 MB
FL512M + FL512M
1024 MB
FL512M + FL1024M
1536 MB
FL1024M + FL1024M
2048 MB
Bottom
4
Attach the FL1024M or FL512M to the slots.
As shown below, two slots are available.
Location for FL512M/FL1024M
Installation Procedure
Turn the power of the MOTIF XF off, and
disconnect the AC power cord. Also, make sure to
disconnect the MOTIF XF from any connected
external devices.
2
Turn over the MOTIF XF so that the keyboard faces
down, giving you direct access to the underside of
the instrument.
Slot 2
Slot 1
2
1
To protect the Knobs, Wheels and Sliders from damage,
place the keyboard so the four corners are supported by
something that provides sufficient support like magazines or
cushions. Place supports at all four corners, taking care not
to touch the Knobs, Wheels and Sliders.
1
Modules to be installed
 Rear side
Female screw
Flash Memory Expansion Module
Female screw
Slot
View of the keyboard from the bottom
Female screw
Attach the module to either of the slots via the following
steps.
Place supports at all four corners, taking care not to
touch the Knobs, Wheels and Sliders.
CAUTION
Since the instrument—particularly the MOTIF XF8—is very heavy, this
procedure should not be done alone, but by two or three people.
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number on the display; “Unmounted” is shown if it is not.
If “Unmounted” is shown though you have installed the
Module, execute the instructions again from step 1 then
check whether or not the Module has been installed
properly.
4-1 Insert the Module vertically in the slot and face the screws
(of the Module) to the female screws respectively.
NOTE Either slot can be inserted.
6-4 Press the [SF3] Format button to execute the Format
operation.
NOTICE
If you installed a second Memory Module in addition to the first one,
do not format the first Memory Module. Doing so will erase your
important data in the first Memory Module. Before executing the
format operation, make sure that “Unformatted” is shown at right of
the Slot number (“FL1” or “FL2”) on the display.
6-5 If necessary, format the other Module by executing 6-3
and 6-4 again.
Slot
6-6 Check whether the Total size shown on the display is
correct or not.
Female screws
When only one FL512M has been installed, “Total size
510M” is shown.
4-2 Press the top of the connector as shown, then push the
connector firmly into the slot.
Serial No. seal
Press this section slightly
Removing the Module
2
1
Loosen both the screws.
4-3 Tighten each screw of the Memory Module to each female
screw of the MOTIF XF with your hand as shown below.
NOTICE
• If you cannot loosen the screw with your hand, use a Phillips
screwdriver. In this case, be careful NOT to scratch the circuit
board of the FL512M/FL1024M and MOTIF XF.
• Since the screws can be removed from the module, be careful NOT
to drop them inside the instrument when loosening them.
4-4 Attach another Module to the other slot, as desired.
5
Re-install the cover you removed in step 3, in
reverse order.
6
Check that the installed Module or Modules are
functioning properly.
6-1 Turn over the MOTIF XF so that the keyboard faces up
2
Pull out the FL512M/FL1024M vertically.
3
Attach the cover to the bottom panel.
Locate the cover on the bottom panel so that screw holes
are fit then tighten the five screws with a Phillips screwdriver
to fix the cover.
 Rear side
then turn the power on.
While launching, you will see the message indicating
that the Flash Memory Module cannot be recognized.
6-2 Press the [UTILITY] button to enter the Utility mode then
press the [F6] Flash button.
6-3 At the top left corner of this display, select the Flash
Bottom
Memory Module number, “FL1” or “FL2.”
NOTE The FL512M/FL1024M has been installed properly if an
“Unformatted” indication appears at the right of the slot
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Specifications
Keyboards
MOTIF XF8
MOTIF XF7
MOTIF XF6
88 keys, Balanced Hammer Effect Keyboard (Initial Touch/Aftertouch)
76 keys, FSX Keyboard (Initial Touch/Aftertouch)
61 keys, FSX Keyboard (Initial Touch/Aftertouch)
Tone Generator
block
Tone Generator
AWM2, with Expanded Articulation
Polyphony
128 notes
Multi Timbral Capacity
16 Parts (internal), Audio Input Parts (A/D, FW*)
*1 stereo Part
Sampling block
Wave
741 MB (when converted to 16-bit linear format), 3,977 waveforms
Voice
Preset: 1,024 Normal Voices + 64 Drum Kits
GM: 128 Normal Voices + 1 Drum Kit
User: 128 x 4 (Bank 1: original, Bank 2 – 4: selected and copied from Preset bank)
+ 32 Drum Kits (No. 1 – 8: original, No. 9 – 32: selected and copied from Preset bank)
Performance
User: 128 x 4 (up to 4 Parts)
Filter
18 types
Effect System
Reverb x 9 types, Chorus x 22 types, Insertion (A, B) x 53 types x 8 Parts (up to 16 units),
Vocoder x 1 (uses both Insertion Effect A and B blocks), Master Effect x 9 types
(Preset settings for parameters of each effect type are provided as templates; total 320)
Master EQ (5 bands), Part EQ (3 bands, stereo)
Samples
Up to 128 Waveforms (Multi Samples)
Up to 256 Key Banks per Waveform
Up to 512 Key Banks
Sampling Sources
Analog input L/R, Stereo output (Resampling)
FW (available when the FW16E has been installed)
A/D Conversion
D/A Conversion
24-bit, 64x oversampling
24-bit,128x oversampling
Sample Data Bits
16
Sampling Frequency
44.1kHz, 22.05kHz, 11.025kHz, 5.5125kHz (Stereo/Mono)
Sampling Frequency via FW (when the FW16E has been installed): 44.1kHz (fixed)
Sampling Memory
Internal SDRAM: 128M
Sample Length
Mono: 32 MB
Stereo: 64 MB
Sampling Time
44.1kHz: 6 min. 20 sec.
22.05kHz: 12 min. 40 sec.
11.025kHz: 25 min. 20 sec.
5.0125kHz: 55 min. 40 sec.
Sample Format
Original format, WAV, AIFF
Sampling Sources
Analog input L/R, Stereo output (Resampling)
FW (available when the FW16E has been installed)
*Mono/Stereo
Sequencer block
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Note Capacity
Approx. 130,000 notes
Note Resolution
480 ppq (parts per quarter note)
Maximum Polyphony
124 notes
Tempo (BPM)
5 – 300
Recording type
Real time replace
Real time overdub (with the exception of the Pattern Chain)
Real time punch in/out (Song only)
Tracks
Pattern: 16 Phrase tracks
Pattern Chain: Pattern track, Tempo track, Scene track
Song: 16 sequence tracks (Loop on/off can be set for each track), Tempo track, Scene track
Patterns
64 Patterns (x 16 sections), Measures: 256 maximum
Mixing Voices: 16 Voices per Pattern and up to 256 Voices for all Patterns
Mixing Templates: 32 for all Songs and Patterns
Phrases
User Phrases: 256 per Pattern
Songs
64 Songs
Mixing Voices: 16 Voices per Song and up to 256 Voices for all Songs
Mixing Templates: 32 for all Songs and Patterns
Specifications
Sequencer block
Arpeggio
Preset: 7,881 types
User: 256 types
*MIDI Sync, MIDI transmit/receive channel, Velocity Limit, and Note Limit can be set.
Others
Scene Memory
5 per Song
Sequence Format
Original format, SMF format 0, 1 (Format 1 load only)
Master
User: 128
*8 Zones (Master keyboard settings), Assignable Knob/Slider settings, Program Change Table
Sequence Software
compatible with the
Remote Control
function
For Windows: Cubase 4 – 5, SONAR 5.2 – 8
For Mac: Cubase 4 – 5, Logic 7.2 – LogicStudio, Digital Performer 5.1 – 6
Controllers
Pitch Bend wheel, Modulation wheel, Ribbon Controller, Assignable Control Sliders x 8,
Assignable Knobs x 8, Assignable Function buttons x 2, Data dial
Display
320 x 240 dot, 5.7 inch graphic color backlit LCD
Connectors
OUTPUT L/MONO, R (standard phone jack)
ASSIGNABLE OUTPUT L, R (standard phone jack)
A/D INPUT L, R (standard phone jack)
DIGITAL OUT
PHONES (standard stereo phone jack)
FOOT CONTROLLER 1, 2
FOOT SWITCH x 2 (SUSTAIN, ASSIGNABLE)
MIDI IN/OUT/THRU
USB (TO HOST, TO DEVICE)
AC IN
ETHERNET (100BASE-TX)
IEEE1394 (available when the FW16E has been installed)
Power Consumption
30W
Dimensions, Weight
MOTIF XF8: 1,439 (W) x 466 (D) x 168 (H) mm, 28.9 kg
MOTIF XF7: 1,252 (W) x 391 (D) x 122 (H) mm, 17.2 kg
MOTIF XF6: 1,045 (W) x 391 (D) x 122 (H) mm, 15.1 kg
Accessories
AC Power cord, Owner’s Manual (this book), Owner’s Manual CD-ROM (containing
Reference Manual and Data List), DVD-ROM (containing DAW software)
*Functions to be controlled differ depending on the software.
*Specifications and descriptions in this owner’s manual are for information purposes only. Yamaha Corp. reserves the right to change or modify products or specifications at any time
without prior notice. Since specifications, equipment or options may not be the same in every locale, please check with your Yamaha dealer.
Note on source code distribution
For three years after the final factory shipment, you may request from Yamaha the source code for any portions of the product which are
licensed under the GNU General Public License by writing to the following address:
DE Group Marketing Department Digital Musical Instruments Division,
YAMAHA Corporation
10-1 Nakazawa-cho, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu, 430-8650, JAPAN
• The source code will be provided at no charge; however, we may require you to reimburse Yamaha for the cost of delivering the
source code to you.
• Note that we shall bear no responsibility whatsoever for any damage arising from changes (additions/ deletions) made to the software
for this product by a third party other than Yamaha (or party authorized by Yamaha).
• Note that re-use of source code released to the public domain by Yamaha is unguaranteed, and Yamaha shall not bear any
responsibility whatsoever for the source code.
• The source code can be downloaded from the following address:
http://www.yamahasynth.com/download/source/motif-xf
• About GNU General Public License, refer to the separate Data List (PDF file).
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Index
A
[FILE] button ......................................................................21, 64
A/D INPUT jacks ............................................................... 15, 47
File mode ...........................................................................21, 64
AC IN ...................................................................................... 14
FireWire expansion board (FW16E) cover ..............................14
Arpeggio ................................................................................. 23
FL512M/FL1024M ..............................................................74, 76
[ARPEGGIO ON/OFF] button .................................................. 11
Flash Memory Expansion Module ...........................................47
Arpeggio tempo ...................................................................... 24
FOOT CONTROLLER jacks .....................................................15
Arpeggio type ......................................................................... 24
FOOT SWITCH jacks ...............................................................15
ASSIGNABLE FUNCTION button ........................................... 10
Functions of the Number [1] – [16] buttons ............................13
ASSIGNABLE OUT L and R jacks .......................................... 15
FW Audio Channels .................................................................59
Audio Record/Playback .......................................................... 33
FW16E ...............................................................................74, 75
Auto Load ............................................................................... 54
G
B
GAIN knob ...................................................................15, 47, 50
Bank buttons ..................................................................... 12, 22
GM Bank ..................................................................................22
GM Voice .................................................................................22
C
Group [A] – [H] buttons ...........................................................12
Category Search ..................................................................... 23
[CATEGORY SEARCH] button .......................................... 13, 23
H
CHAR ...................................................................................... 20
Headphones ............................................................................16
Click .................................................................................. 31, 32
[COMMON EDIT] button ......................................................... 13
I
Compatible USB devices ........................................................ 65
IEEE1394 terminal ...................................................................57
Computer ................................................................................ 56
[INC/YES] button ...............................................................12, 19
Control Sliders ........................................................................ 11
Input Source ............................................................................48
Controllers ............................................................................... 25
[INTEGRATED SAMPLING] button ..........................................21
Convert to Song ...................................................................... 45
Copy Performance Parameters ........................................ 31, 32
K
Copy to Flash Memory ............................................................ 53
KBD .........................................................................................20
Cubase ................................................................................... 62
Key On Start Switch ...........................................................31, 32
Cursor buttons .................................................................. 12, 19
Keybank ..................................................................................48
Keyboard .................................................................................10
D
Knobs ................................................................................10, 25
Data dial ............................................................................ 12, 19
Data List .................................................................................... 6
L
DAW ........................................................................................ 56
Layer .................................................................................28, 29
[DEC/NO] button ............................................................... 12, 19
LCD Contrast Control ........................................................14, 17
Demo Pattern .......................................................................... 41
LCD Display ............................................................................12
Demo Song ............................................................................. 17
LIST .........................................................................................20
DIGITAL OUT connector ......................................................... 14
Load ........................................................................................64
Digital Performer ..................................................................... 62
Logic Pro .................................................................................62
Drum Voice Edit ...................................................................... 26
Drum Voices ........................................................................... 22
M
[MASTER] button ...............................................................21, 35
E
[MASTER EFFECT] button .......................................................12
Edit indicator ........................................................................... 26
Master Keyboard .....................................................................35
EFFECT buttons ...................................................................... 11
Master mode .....................................................................21, 35
Effects ..................................................................................... 27
MASTER VOLUME ...................................................................10
Element ................................................................................... 26
MIDI channel ...........................................................................57
End Point ................................................................................. 50
MIDI IN/OUT/THRU connectors ..............................................14
[ENTER] button ....................................................................... 12
MIDI port ..................................................................................57
ETHERNET connector ............................................................. 14
Mixing ......................................................................................37
[EXIT] button ........................................................................... 12
[MIXING] button ................................................................21, 46
Mixing mode ......................................................................21, 46
80
F
Mode .......................................................................................21
[F1] – [F6] (Function) buttons ........................................... 12, 19
MODE buttons ...................................................................12, 21
Factory Settings ...................................................................... 18
Modulation wheel ....................................................................10
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MOTIF XF Editor VST .............................................................. 63
Sequencer Mode ...............................................................31, 32
[MULTI PART CONTROL] button ............................................ 11
[SF1] – [SF5] (Sub Function) buttons ................................12, 19
Multi-timbral Tone Generator .................................................. 46
Slice .........................................................................................51
[MUTE] button ................................................................... 13, 37
[SOLO] button ...................................................................13, 37
SONAR ....................................................................................62
N
Song ........................................................................................37
Naming ................................................................................... 20
[SONG] button .........................................................................21
Normal Voice Edit ................................................................... 26
Song mode ..............................................................................21
Normal Voices ......................................................................... 22
Song number ...........................................................................31
NUM ........................................................................................ 19
Specifications ..........................................................................78
Number [1] – [16] buttons ...................................................... 12
Function chart ................................................................... 13
Split ..........................................................................................29
O
OCTAVE [UP] and [DOWN] buttons ....................................... 12
OUTPUT L/MONO and R jacks ............................................... 15
Store
Master ...............................................................................36
Pattern ...............................................................................43
Performance ......................................................................30
Song ..................................................................................40
Utility .................................................................................54
Voice .................................................................................27
P
Part .......................................................................................... 48
T
Pattern ..................................................................................... 41
TAP ..........................................................................................24
[PATTERN] button ............................................................. 21, 41
Tempo .....................................................................................24
Pattern Chain .......................................................................... 43
Time Signature ..................................................................31, 32
Pattern mode .................................................................... 21, 41
Track .......................................................................................37
Pattern number ....................................................................... 32
[TRACK] button .......................................................................13
[PERFORM] button ........................................................... 21, 28
Track mute ...............................................................................37
Performance ........................................................................... 28
Track solo ................................................................................37
[PERFORMANCE CONTROL] button ..................................... 13
Transpose ................................................................................55
Performance mode ........................................................... 21, 28
Trigger Mode ...............................................................48, 50, 52
PHONES (Headphone) jack ................................................... 15
Troubleshooting .......................................................................68
Phrase ..................................................................................... 42
Tuning .....................................................................................55
Pitch Bend wheel .................................................................... 10
Play Effect ............................................................................... 40
U
Power On Mode ...................................................................... 54
USB connectors ......................................................................14
Power switch ........................................................................... 14
USB storage devices ...............................................................65
Preset Banks ........................................................................... 22
USB TO DEVICE terminal ........................................................65
[PROGRAM] button ................................................................ 13
USB TO HOST terminal ...........................................................56
Punch In/Out ........................................................................... 52
USB-MIDI Driver ......................................................................56
User Banks ..............................................................................22
R
[UTILITY] button ................................................................21, 54
Realtime Recording ................................................................ 37
Utility mode ........................................................................21, 54
Record (Pattern) ..................................................................... 42
Record (Performance) ............................................................ 31
V
Record (Sampling) .................................................................. 47
[VOICE] button ........................................................................21
Record (Song) ........................................................................ 38
Voice mode .......................................................................21, 22
Record Next ................................................................ 48, 50, 52
Recording Type .......................................................... 48, 50, 52
W
Reference Manual ..................................................................... 6
Waveform ................................................................................53
Remote mode ......................................................................... 61
[REMOTE ON/OFF] button ...................................................... 11
Y
Ribbon Controller .................................................................... 10
Yamaha Steinberg FW Driver ..................................................57
S
Z
Sample .................................................................................... 47
Zone ........................................................................................35
Sampling ................................................................................. 47
Sampling mode ....................................................................... 21
Save ........................................................................................ 64
Screen Setting ........................................................................ 54
Section .................................................................................... 41
Section Length ........................................................................ 32
[SELECTED PART CONTROL] button .............................. 10, 25
SEQ TRANSPORT buttons ...................................................... 12
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FCC INFORMATION (U.S.A.)
1. IMPORTANT NOTICE: DO NOT MODIFY THIS UNIT!
This product, when installed as indicated in the instructions contained in this manual, meets FCC requirements. Modifications not
expressly approved by Yamaha may void your authority, granted by
the FCC, to use the product.
2. IMPORTANT: When connecting this product to accessories and/
or another product use only high quality shielded cables. Cable/s
supplied with this product MUST be used. Follow all installation
instructions. Failure to follow instructions could void your FCC
authorization to use this product in the USA.
3. NOTE: This product has been tested and found to comply with the
requirements listed in FCC Regulations, Part 15 for Class “B” digital
devices. Compliance with these requirements provides a reasonable level of assurance that your use of this product in a residential
environment will not result in harmful interference with other electronic devices. This equipment generates/uses radio frequencies
and, if not installed and used according to the instructions found in
the users manual, may cause interference harmful to the operation
of other electronic devices. Compliance with FCC regulations does
not guarantee that interference will not occur in all installations. If
this product is found to be the source of interference, which can be
determined by turning the unit “OFF” and “ON”, please try to eliminate the problem by using one of the following measures:
Relocate either this product or the device that is being affected by
the interference.
Utilize power outlets that are on different branch (circuit breaker or
fuse) circuits or install AC line filter/s.
In the case of radio or TV interference, relocate/reorient the
antenna. If the antenna lead-in is 300 ohm ribbon lead, change the
lead-in to co-axial type cable.
If these corrective measures do not produce satisfactory results,
please contact the local retailer authorized to distribute this type of
product. If you can not locate the appropriate retailer, please contact Yamaha Corporation of America, Electronic Service Division,
6600 Orangethorpe Ave, Buena Park, CA90620
The above statements apply ONLY to those products distributed by
Yamaha Corporation of America or its subsidiaries.
* This applies only to products distributed by YAMAHA CORPORATION OF AMERICA.
COMPLIANCE INFORMATION STATEMENT
(DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY PROCEDURE)
Responsible Party : Yamaha Corporation of America
Address : 6600 Orangethorpe Ave., Buena Park, Calif.
90620
Telephone : 714-522-9011
Type of Equipment : Music Production Synthesizer
Model Name : MOTIF XF6, MOTIF XF7, MOTIF XF8
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
2) this device must accept any interference received including interference that may cause undesired operation.
See user manual instructions if interference to radio reception is suspected.
* This applies only to products distributed by
YAMAHA CORPORATION OF AMERICA.
(FCC DoC)
(class B)
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR THE UNITED KINGDOM
Connecting the Plug and Cord
WARNING: THIS APPARATUS MUST BE EARTHED IMPORTANT. The wires in this mains lead are coloured in accordance with
the following code:
GREEN-AND-YELLOW : EARTH
BLUE
: NEUTRAL
BROWN
: LIVE
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this apparatus may
not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals
in your plug proceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured GREEN-and-YELLOW must be connected to the terminal in the plug which is marked by the letter E or
by the safety earth symbol
or colored GREEN or GREEN-andYELLOW.
The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected to the terminal
which is marked with the letter N or coloured BLACK.
The wire which is coloured BROWN must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter L or coloured RED.
• This applies only to products distributed by Yamaha Music U.K. Ltd.
This product contains a high intensity lamp that
contains a small amount of mercury. Disposal of this
material may be regulated due to environmental
considerations.
For disposal information in the United States, refer to
the Electronic Industries Alliance web site:
www.eiae.org
* This applies only to products distributed by
YAMAHA CORPORATION OF AMERICA.
(3 wires)
The serial number of this product may be found on the rear of the
unit. You should note this serial number in the space provided below
and retain this manual as a permanent record of your purchase to
aid identification in the event of theft.
Model No.
Serial No.
(mercury)
(rear)
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Aviso importante: informações sobre as garantias para clientes da AEE* e da Suíça
Para obter uma informação pormenorizada sobre este produto da Yamaha e sobre o serviço de garantia na AEE* e na Suíça,
visite o site a seguir (o arquivo para impressão está disponível no nosso site) ou entre em contato com o escritório de representação da Yamaha no seu país (próxima página). * AEE: Área Econômica Européia
Ελληνικά
Σημαντική σημείωση: Πληροφορίες εγγύησης για τους πελάτες στον ΕΟΧ* και Ελβετία
Για λεπτομερείς πληροφορίες εγγύησης σχετικά με το παρόν προϊόν της Yamaha και την κάλυψη εγγύησης σε όλες τις χώρες του
ΕΟΧ και την Ελβετία, επισκεφτείτε την παρακάτω ιστοσελίδα (Εκτυπώσιμη μορφή είναι διαθέσιμη στην ιστοσελίδα μας) ή
απευθυνθείτε στην αντιπροσωπεία της Yamaha στη χώρα σας (επόμενη σελίδα). * ΕΟΧ: Ευρωπαϊκός Οικονομικός Χώρος
Svenska
Viktigt: Garantiinformation för kunder i EES-området* och Schweiz
För detaljerad information om denna Yamahaprodukt samt garantiservice i hela EES-området* och Schweiz kan du antingen
besöka nedanstående webbaddress (en utskriftsvänlig fil finns på webbplatsen) eller kontakta Yamahas officiella representant i
ditt land (nästa sida). * EES: Europeiska Ekonomiska Samarbetsområdet
Norsk
Viktig merknad: Garantiinformasjon for kunder i EØS* og Sveits
Detaljert garantiinformasjon om dette Yamaha-produktet og garantiservice for hele EØS-området* og Sveits kan fås enten ved å
besøke nettadressen nedenfor (utskriftsversjon finnes på våre nettsider) eller kontakte kontakte Yamaha-kontoret i landet der du
bor (neste side). *EØS: Det europeiske økonomiske samarbeidsområdet
Dansk
Vigtig oplysning: Garantioplysninger til kunder i EØO* og Schweiz
De kan finde detaljerede garantioplysninger om dette Yamaha-produkt og den fælles garantiserviceordning for EØO* (og Schweiz)
ved at besøge det websted, der er angivet nedenfor (der findes en fil, som kan udskrives, på vores websted), eller ved at kontakte
Yamahas nationale repræsentationskontor i det land, hvor De bor (næste side). * EØO: Det Europæiske Økonomiske Område
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Polski
Ważne: Warunki gwarancyjne obowiązujące w EOG* i Szwajcarii
Aby dowiedzieć się więcej na temat warunków gwarancyjnych tego produktu firmy Yamaha i serwisu gwarancyjnego w całym EOG* i
Szwajcarii, należy odwiedzić wskazaną poniżej stronę internetową (Plik gotowy do wydruku znajduje się na naszej stronie internetowej)
lub skontaktować się z przedstawicielstwem firmy Yamaha w swoim kraju (następna strona). * EOG — Europejski Obszar Gospodarczy
Deutsch
Wichtiger Hinweis: Garantie-Information für Kunden im EWR* und in der Schweiz
Für nähere Garantie-Information über dieses Produkt von Yamaha, sowie über den Pan-EWR*- und Schweizer Garantieservice, besuchen
Sie bitte entweder die folgend angegebene Internetadresse (eine druckfähige Version befindet sich auch auf unserer Webseite), oder
wenden Sie sich an den für Ihr Land zuständigen Yamaha-Vertrieb (nächste Seite). *EWR: Europäischer Wirtschaftsraum
http://europe.yamaha.com/warranty/
Suomi
Tärkeä ilmoitus: Takuutiedot Euroopan talousalueen (ETA)* ja Sveitsin asiakkaille
Tämän Yamaha-tuotteen sekä ETA-alueen ja Sveitsin takuuta koskevat yksityiskohtaiset tiedot saatte alla olevasta nettiosoitteesta. (Tulostettava tiedosto saatavissa sivustollamme.) Voitte myös ottaa yhteyttä paikalliseen Yamaha-edustajaan (seuraavalla
sivulla). *ETA: Euroopan talousalue
English
Important Notice: Guarantee Information for customers in EEA* and Switzerland
For detailed guarantee information about this Yamaha product, and Pan-EEA* and Switzerland warranty service, please either
visit the website address below (Printable file is available at our website) or contact the Yamaha representative office for your
country (next page). * EEA: European Economic Area
Important Notice: Guarantee Information
for customers in European Economic Area
(EEA) and Switzerland
For details of products, please contact your nearest Yamaha
representative or the authorized distributor listed below.
Pour plus de détails sur les produits, veuillez-vous adresser à Yamaha ou
au distributeur le plus proche de vous figurant dans la liste suivante.
NORTH AMERICA
CANADA
Yamaha Canada Music Ltd.
135 Milner Avenue, Scarborough, Ontario,
M1S 3R1, Canada
Tel: 416-298-1311
U.S.A.
Yamaha Corporation of America
6600 Orangethorpe Ave., Buena Park, Calif. 90620,
U.S.A.
Tel: 714-522-9011
CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA
MEXICO
Yamaha de México S.A. de C.V.
Calz. Javier Rojo Gómez #1149,
Col. Guadalupe del Moral
C.P. 09300, México, D.F., México
Tel: 55-5804-0600
BRAZIL
Yamaha Musical do Brasil Ltda.
Rua Joaquim Floriano, 913 - 4' andar, Itaim Bibi,
CEP 04534-013 Sao Paulo, SP. BRAZIL
Tel: 011-3704-1377
ARGENTINA
Yamaha Music Latin America, S.A.
Sucursal de Argentina
Olga Cossettini 1553, Piso 4 Norte
Madero Este-C1107CEK
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tel: 011-4119-7000
PANAMA AND OTHER LATIN
AMERICAN COUNTRIES/
CARIBBEAN COUNTRIES
Yamaha Music Latin America, S.A.
Torre Banco General, Piso 7, Urbanización Marbella,
Calle 47 y Aquilino de la Guardia,
Ciudad de Panamá, Panamá
Tel: +507-269-5311
EUROPE
THE UNITED KINGDOM/IRELAND
Yamaha Music U.K. Ltd.
Sherbourne Drive, Tilbrook, Milton Keynes,
MK7 8BL, England
Tel: 01908-366700
GERMANY
Yamaha Music Europe GmbH
Siemensstraße 22-34, 25462 Rellingen, Germany
Tel: 04101-3030
SWITZERLAND/LIECHTENSTEIN
Yamaha Music Europe GmbH
Branch Switzerland in Zürich
Seefeldstrasse 94, 8008 Zürich, Switzerland
Tel: 01-383 3990
AUSTRIA
Yamaha Music Europe GmbH Branch Austria
Schleiergasse 20, A-1100 Wien, Austria
Tel: 01-60203900
CZECH REPUBLIC/SLOVAKIA/
HUNGARY/SLOVENIA
Yamaha Music Europe GmbH Branch Austria
Schleiergasse 20, A-1100 Wien, Austria
Tel: 01-602039025
POLAND/LITHUANIA/LATVIA/ESTONIA
Yamaha Music Europe GmbH
Branch Sp.z o.o. Oddzial w Polsce
ul. 17 Stycznia 56, PL-02-146 Warszawa, Poland
Tel: 022-868-07-57
Die Einzelheiten zu Produkten sind bei Ihrer unten aufgeführten
Niederlassung und bei Yamaha Vertragshändlern in den jeweiligen
Bestimmungsländern erhältlich.
Para detalles sobre productos, contacte su tienda Yamaha más
cercana o el distribuidor autorizado que se lista debajo.
ASIA
THE NETHERLANDS/
BELGIUM/LUXEMBOURG
Yamaha Music Europe Branch Benelux
Clarissenhof 5-b, 4133 AB Vianen, The Netherlands
Tel: 0347-358 040
FRANCE
Yamaha Musique France
BP 70-77312 Marne-la-Vallée Cedex 2, France
Tel: 01-64-61-4000
ITALY
Yamaha Musica Italia S.P.A.
Combo Division
Viale Italia 88, 20020 Lainate (Milano), Italy
Tel: 02-935-771
SPAIN/PORTUGAL
Yamaha Música Ibérica, S.A.
Ctra. de la Coruna km. 17, 200, 28230
Las Rozas (Madrid), Spain
Tel: 91-639-8888
Philippos Nakas S.A. The Music House
147 Skiathou Street, 112-55 Athens, Greece
Tel: 01-228 2160
SWEDEN
Yamaha Scandinavia AB
J. A. Wettergrens Gata 1, Box 30053
S-400 43 Göteborg, Sweden
Tel: 031 89 34 00
HONG KONG
Tom Lee Music Co., Ltd.
11/F., Silvercord Tower 1, 30 Canton Road,
Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: 2737-7688
INDIA
Yamaha Music India Pvt. Ltd.
5F Ambience Corporate Tower Ambience Mall Complex
Ambience Island, NH-8, Gurgaon-122001, Haryana, India
Tel: 0124-466-5551
PT. Yamaha Music Indonesia (Distributor)
PT. Nusantik
Gedung Yamaha Music Center, Jalan Jend. Gatot
Subroto Kav. 4, Jakarta 12930, Indonesia
Tel: 21-520-2577
KOREA
Yamaha Music Korea Ltd.
8F, 9F, Dongsung Bldg. 158-9 Samsung-Dong,
Kangnam-Gu, Seoul, Korea
Tel: 080-004-0022
MALAYSIA
DENMARK
YS Copenhagen Liaison Office
Generatorvej 6A, DK-2730 Herlev, Denmark
Tel: 44 92 49 00
FINLAND
F-Musiikki Oy
Kluuvikatu 6, P.O. Box 260,
SF-00101 Helsinki, Finland
Tel: 09 618511
Yamaha Music Malaysia, Sdn., Bhd.
Lot 8, Jalan Perbandaran, 47301 Kelana Jaya,
Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: 3-78030900
PHILIPPINES
Yupangco Music Corporation
339 Gil J. Puyat Avenue, P.O. Box 885 MCPO,
Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
Tel: 819-7551
SINGAPORE
NORWAY
Norsk filial av Yamaha Scandinavia AB
Grini Næringspark 1, N-1345 Østerås, Norway
Tel: 67 16 77 70
ICELAND
Skifan HF
Skeifan 17 P.O. Box 8120, IS-128 Reykjavik, Iceland
Tel: 525 5000
RUSSIA
Yamaha Music Asia Pte., Ltd.
#03-11 A-Z Building
140 Paya Lebor Road, Singapore 409015
Tel: 747-4374
TAIWAN
Yamaha KHS Music Co., Ltd.
3F, #6, Sec.2, Nan Jing E. Rd. Taipei.
Taiwan 104, R.O.C.
Tel: 02-2511-8688
THAILAND
Siam Music Yamaha Co., Ltd.
4, 6, 15 and 16th floor, Siam Motors Building,
891/1 Rama 1 Road, Wangmai,
Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Tel: 02-215-2626
Yamaha Music (Russia)
Office 4015, entrance 2, 21/5 Kuznetskii
Most street, Moscow, 107996, Russia
Tel: 495 626 0660
OTHER ASIAN COUNTRIES
OTHER EUROPEAN COUNTRIES
Yamaha Music Europe GmbH
Siemensstraße 22-34, 25462 Rellingen, Germany
Tel: +49-4101-3030
AFRICA
Yamaha Corporation,
Asia-Pacific Sales & Marketing Group
Nakazawa-cho 10-1, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu,
Japan 430-8650
Tel: +81-53-460-2313
MIDDLE EAST
Yamaha Corporation,
Asia-Pacific Sales & Marketing Group
Nakazawa-cho 10-1, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu,
Japan 430-8650
Tel: +81-53-460-2313
OCEANIA
AUSTRALIA
Yamaha Music Australia Pty. Ltd.
Level 1, 99 Queensbridge Street, Southbank,
Victoria 3006, Australia
Tel: 3-9693-5111
NEW ZEALAND
TURKEY/CYPRUS
Yamaha Music Europe GmbH
Siemensstraße 22-34, 25462 Rellingen, Germany
Tel: 04101-3030
Yamaha Music Gulf FZE
LOB 16-513, P.O.Box 17328, Jubel Ali,
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971-4-881-5868
Yamaha Music & Electronics (China) Co.,Ltd.
2F, Yunhedasha, 1818 Xinzha-lu, Jingan-qu,
Shanghai, China
Tel: 021-6247-2211
INDONESIA
GREECE
OTHER COUNTRIES
THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Music Works LTD
P.O.BOX 6246 Wellesley, Auckland 4680,
New Zealand
Tel: 9-634-0099
COUNTRIES AND TRUST
TERRITORIES IN PACIFIC OCEAN
Yamaha Corporation,
Asia-Pacific Sales & Marketing Group
Nakazawa-cho 10-1, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu,
Japan 430-8650
Tel: +81-53-460-2313
HEAD OFFICE Yamaha Corporation, Digital Musical Instruments Division
SY53
Nakazawa-cho 10-1, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu, Japan 430-8650
Tel: +81-53-460-2432
Yamaha Web Site (English)
http://www.yamahasynth.com/
Yamaha Manual Library
http://www.yamaha.co.jp/manual/
U.R.G., Digital Musical Instruments Division
© 2010 Yamaha Corporation
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WU88930 Printed in Japan
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