YAMAHA MOTIF ES8: 88 Notes In The Expanding Universe of Motif
The 88-note Motif ES8 is the flagship production workstation in the Yamaha ?Expanded System" ? expanded inside and out for unprecedented performance and expressive control. Not only does the Motif ES8 Music Production Synthesizer feature the largest wave ROM of any workstation keyboard available (175 megabytes in 16-bit linear format), but the Extensive Sonic library is at the heart of the most expressive, most musical synthesis system on the planet, bar none. The enhanced soundset of the ES8 features 1,859 waveforms ? the majority of them newly sampled specifically for the Motif ES series ? provide the foundation for 1024 outstanding normal voices plus 65 drum kits. There are even Mix Voices so you can edit and create your own Voices will listening to your songs and store them right along with the song data. The Motif ES8 delivers an extraordinary sonic depth and musical response. The range of sounds it produces is stunning - from the emulative sounds of acoustic piano and orchestra to the extreme synthesis of cutting-edge hip-hop and electronica. You only have to hear the ES once to know this is the best sounding, most evolved synthesizer Yamaha has ever made.
The amazing tone generator chip offers true 128-note polyphony, giving you the freedom to create intricate compositions using the full gamut of the Motif ES exceptional sonic power. These instruments are designed for serious music production. The synth engine offers new synthesizer parameters and faster, more precise envelope control. A significant leap forward from simple single layer samples, ?Mega Voice? technology makes it possible to include all the nuances of an instrument's realtime performance. Imagine a guitar voice, for example, with hammer-ons, pull-offs, harmonics, slides, fret noises and other elements of the ?real thing? all accessible from the keyboard at the same time. Mega Voice technology takes Motif ES guitar, bass and other instrument voices to new expressive heights.
If you?ve ever felt limited by the effect systems in other keyboards, be prepared for total liberation: system effects include 20 reverb types and 49 chorus/delay types, while each Voice can have two large blocks of 116 insertion effect types. In the song or pattern modes, up to eight separate parts can have their voice insertion effects simultaneously. There's also independent 3-band part EQ settings for each of the 16 parts in Mix, eight types of mastering effects including multi band compression and a 5-band master EQ to complete your productions right to the final mastering stage. New reverbs, vintage phasers, flangers and wah-wahs ensure that you get the highest quality effects that are available in Yamaha's vast arsenal of DSP algorithms.
Much more than a simple arpeggiator, the Motif ES Phrase Factory offers unprecedented versatility for creating sequenced phrases. Use it with the drum kits to produce innovative rhythm patterns, or take advantage of its chord-recognition capabilities to generate pitched phrases using the normal voices. You have 1,787 preset arpeggiator phrases to start with ? from standard synth arps to drum loops to natural-sounding acoustic-instrument grooves. The Phrase Factory system works seamlessly with Mega Voice technology so you can take advantage of all the expressive Mega Voice nuances. You can even assign five different arp phrases to the switches below the display and switch them in real time. Plus the arpeggiator's performance play parameters like Swing, Velocity and Quantize let you easily modify preset or user arps and make them your own. Finally realtime loop re-mix let's you create literally thousands of instant variations on these musical Motifs.
The Integrated Sampling Sequencer in the ES provides the seamless integration of MIDI and audio sample sequencing places the Motif ES synthesizers right on the leading edge of music production. Of cou