MP / Apps
A new OS update for the MOTIF XF offers wireless MIDI connectivity with Yamaha's new iPad applications. After connecting a compatible Wi-Fi USB adapter, you can send and receive MIDI messages between the XF and the iPad. There are four new Yamaha iPad applications that expand the features of MOTIF XF: "Keyboard Arp & Drum Pad," "Faders & XY Pad," "Multi Editor Essential," and "Voice Editor Essential." They make it easy to play, tweak, mix and edit your MOTIF XF wirelessly from an Apple iPad.
MP / Software
John Melas is a keyboard player and drummer who lives in Athens, Greece. In addition to composing music in his home studio, John has authored a complete set of editor/librarian software tools for several generations of Yamaha synthesizers. With the introduction of the Motif XF, John introduces a Waveform editor that not only allows you to audition and edit sample loop points and apply effects (like loop crossfade, normalizing and trimming), but also provides management of user waveforms, arpeggios and voices in both the Motif XS and XF!
More info on the John Melas Total Librarian and Waveform Editor:
Motif Waveform Editor
KARMA Motif Software for the Yamaha Motif XF and XS.
Karma–Lab is pleased to announce the development and upcoming release of "KARMA Motif Software" for the PC/Mac ($199 direct from Karma–Lab). This brand new entry in their line of software applications brings the award–winning and patented KARMA algorithmic music technology – previously only available for Korg workstations,to the Yamaha Motif XS and thenew Yamaha Motif XF platforms.
Yamaha Music Production has partnered with some of the most renown sample and voice library developers on the planet – including Garriton, Sonic Reality, Digital Sound Factory, DCP Productions – to bring you what may be the most impressive selection of libraries ever developed for a music synthesizer.
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The Motif Library Card by Motifator.com is a stylish, credit card–style USB drive that slots straight into your Motif – there are versions for XF, XS, ES, and MO models – offering instant access to hundreds of dollars worth of content in all the major formats.
MP / Tips & Tricks
The Motif XF's revolutionary Flashboard technology for sample storage is welcomed but often misunderstood. Motif Jedi Knight Dave Polich comes screaming to the rescue in this fully loaded Motif XF file management video tutorial. It's a 75-minute detailed explanation of the Voice Library.