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Yamaha MOTIF-RACK Music Production Synthesizer

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Perhaps the most requested Yamaha product of the last year has been a rack mount module version of the award winning Motif synthesizer. We probably could have just scaled the Motif down into a rack version, but we wanted to take Motif technology to the next level. So the new rack is not just affordable, it uses a newly designed sound chip that includes expanded polyphony ( 128 Notes) and inserts effects ( 4 Inserts in Mix Mode). The Motif Rack is perfect for both Motif owners who want to expand the power of their Motif system or those who already have plenty of other keyboards and want Motif sounds in a convenient rack mount size.

The core Voices are identical to Motif plus an additional two new Preset Voice Banks and 256 User Editable Voices (twice the user area of Motif). Motif Voices can be loaded directly in to the rack via MIDI.

Effects processing is where the new tone generation chip really shines. In addition to a newly developed Reverb algorithm, in the Motif Rack's 16 Part Multi Timbral Mode up to 4 Voices can have their insertion effects enabled simultaneously, and each of the 16 Parts has it's own 3-band EQ.

+ 128 Notes of polyphony

+ Preset Voices: 896 normal voices (incl. GM bank), 65 drum kits

+ User Voices: 256 normal voices, 32 drum kits

+ Stereo OUT, 4 individual OUT, Digital Out (optical and coaxial


+ MSPS plug-in slot x 2

+ Motif Effects plus: Newly designed Reverb algorithm, 4 Insert Effects and 3 band EQs per Part in Multi Mode


Technical Specifications
Type: Digital
Synthesis: Frequency Modulation, Physical modelling, ROM, Subtractive, Virtual Analog
Oscillators: 4
Waveforms: ROM, Wave Table
ROM Size: 73
ROM Resolution: 16 bit, 44.1 kHz
Osc Modulation: After Touch, Breath Controller, Envelope, Fader, LFO, Mod Wheel, Pitch Wheel, Glide / Portamento, Sequencer, Velocity
Oscillator Notes:
+ 1 PLG Board Slots
Envelopes: 4
Evelope Paramerters: Initional Level, Delay, Rate 1, Level 1, Rate 2, Level 2, Rate 3, Level 3, Rate 4, Level 4
Filters: 4
Types: 6dB Slope, 12dB Slope (2-pole), 18dB Slope, 24dB Slope (4-pole), Band Pass, Band Reject, High Pass, Low Pass, Resonance, Serial, Parallel
Filter Modulation: Breath Controller, Envelope, LFO, Portamento, Sequencer
LFO: 4
LFO Parameters: Noise, Sample & Hold, Saw Up, Saw Down, Sine, Square, Triangle, Clocked, Delay, Key Sync
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 128
Timbrality: 16
Patches RAM: 256
Patches ROM: 896
Storage: Internal, USB
Editing: MIDI, USB
+ 256 preset patterns
+ 128 preset patterns
Reverb 20 types
Chorus 44 types
Insertion 107 types x 2
Master Effect 8 types
Master EQ 5 bands
Part EQ 3 bands, stereo
+ 65 Drum Kits preset<br />+ 32 Drum Kits user
Case: Keyboard
Keyboard: 61 keys, Non-weighted, Plastic
Rack Size: 19", 1U, Full
Controls: Aftertouch, Breath, Faders, Knobs, Mod - Wheel, Pitch -Wheel, Sequencer, Pedal - Sustain, Tempo Knob, Velocity, Pedal - Volume
Display Type: LCD, LED, Backlit
Display Count H: 160
Display Count V: 64
Dimensions (WxDxH): 480 (W) x 372.4 (D) x 44 (H) mm
Weight: 4.1kg
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
Audio Output Count: 8
General MIDI: GM - General MIDI
DAC Bits: 16
DAC Frequency Rate: 44.1
Year Released: 2002
Manuals & Documents

Product Links
Company Product Sites:
[+] usa.yamaha.com
MSRP List Price: $1199 - convert
Retail Street Price: $999 - convert
Used Price: $200 - $300 - convert

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