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Yamaha MOTIF-RACK XS (Rackmount Synthesizer)

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Category: Yamaha Motif Rac

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UPC: 086792882994 MPN: MOTIF-RACK XS

Sweetwater has given the Yamaha MOTIF-RACK XS the XSpert treatment, with dozens of FREE additional tools! This powerful synthesizer gives you the power to create, using the Xpanded Articulation Synth engine's 355 MB of WAVE ROM, real-time control knobs for adjusting your sound as your record or perform, and Virtual Circuitry Modeling effects to fire your imagination. What's more, there's also a powerful MOTIF-RACK XS Editor for tweaking in-depth parameters right from your computer. The creativity-inducing, sonic power of Yamaha's flagship MOTIF, in a convenient rackmount synth - that's what you get with the MOTIF-RACK XS.Sweetwater's MOTIF-RACK XSpert Features:
A Cubase AI Tutorial DVD with 23 high-quality videos for Mac/PC
Plus, A SW Bonus CD-ROM filled with:
Presets from the Motif ES in XS format
Presets from the MO8 in XS format
Advanced XS Tricks with loadable XS files
All current Mac and PC Drivers for the XS Rack
PDF copies of all Manuals and Guides
XS Tutorials in PDF form
XS Tweak Tips in PDF form
All X Factor Songs in .mp3 format
Analog XS Instrument file
Yamaha MOTIF-RACK XS Synthesizer at a Glance:
Wealth of Sounds
Store Your Favorite Settings
Studio-quality Effects
Quickly Find and Preview Voices
Real-time Sound Control
Ready to Use with Your DAW
Edit Parameters from Your Computer
Comes with Cubase AI 4 Software
Wealth of Sounds
The heart of the MOTIF-RACK XS is its incredible set of voices for every application. It uses the same tone-generation architecture as the acclaimed MOTIF XS - just in a compact rackmount unit that's easy to take to the gig and back. It boasts a full 1,152 voices, and 65 drum kits to start heating up your creativity: luscious grand pianos, realistic sounds for virtually every orchestral instrument, vintage organs and electric pianos, expressive guitars, powerful basses, synth sounds of every stripe, ethnic instruments, and a massive variety of drum kits and percussion sets. In whatever musical direction you tend to lean, the MOTIF-RACK XS has the sounds you want - and the sounds you'll want, should you get into another style of music.Store Your Favorite Settings
First of all, you can store a whopping 384 of your original voices on the instrument itself, which you'll create from the MOTIF-RACK-XS's 2,670 separate waveforms! There's also a multi-mode library of multi-instrument settings that you can call up immediately when you're composing or arranging. This collection has several different parts pre-programmed with voices and other settings, to fit a variety of genres and applications, such as R&B, hip-hop, jazz, film scoring, electronic, Latin, rock, and more. Just select a template, and you're well on your way to composing and recording your own demos or full-on recordings. Plus, up to 128 of your original multis can be stored to memory.Studio-quality Effects
Eight Insertion effects, two System Effects, a Master Effect Block, and independent Part EQ and Master EQ - the MOTIF-RACK-XS gives you an incredible amount of processing power. Sweeten your overall sound with reverb and chorus system effects, while you use insertion effects (53 available types!) to enhance or transform individual instruments, as needed. Plus, the MOTIF-RACK-XS has various newly-developed VCM (Virtual Circuitry Modeling) effects - reproducing the coveted sound of vintage processors, and premium effect units.Quickly Category Search and Preview Voices
On the MOTIF-RACK-XS, there's a powerful Category Search feature so you can easily and quickly get the Voices you want. Plus, you don't even need a keyboard connected to audition voices. With its Audition feature, you can just use Category Search to call up a list of bass Voices, for example, and when you find one that interests you, just press the AUDITION button and you'll hear a riff or phrase using that Voice. If you leave the AUDITION button on, you can press the up and down keys to instantly hear what other voices sound like. Ultimately, with the MOTIF-RACK-XS, if inspiration strikes, and you have a sound in your head that you want to use - you can find it and implement it immediately, rather than laboring through patches and losing both time and creative energy.Real-time Sound Control
The enormous power under the hood of the MOTIF-RACK-XS is literally at your fingertips, thanks to its five Control Knobs. You can tweak the sound of the instrument in real-time, instead of wading through display pages of parameters. You can use the SELECT button to call up whichever row of parameters you want, and the knobs immediately change roles. The end result? A faster path to making and applying your creative decisions. And, two of the knobs are even assignable so you can choose your own favorite parameters for custom control.Ready to Use with Your DAW
All you need is a USB cable to use the MOT