Yamaha MOTIF ES6 61-Key Music Production Synthesizer  

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The Yamaha MOTIF ES6 61-Key Music Production Synthesizer is armed with a huge 175MB wave ROM and an enhanced soundset of 1,859 waveforms for the MOTIF's 1,024 voices and 65 drum kits. The enhanced ton... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Yamaha MOTIF ES6 61-Key Music Production Synthesizer is armed with a huge 175MB wave ROM and an enhanced soundset of 1,859 waveforms for the MOTIF's 1,024 voices and 65 drum kits. The enhanced tone generator chip offers true 128-note polyphony, and a powerful synth engine provides extended parameter options and faster, more precise envelope control. Effects include 20 reverb and 49 chorus/delay types, 8 mastering effects including multiband compression, and a 5-band master EQ. An advanced Phrase Factory arpeggiator with realtime loop remix capability plus parameters such as Swing, Velocity, and Quantize let you easily modify preset arpeggios. Overall expressiveness of the instrument has been expanded with the Mega Voice system, a technology that makes it possible to include all the nuances of an instrument in the sample. It integrates seamlessly with a DAW via its USB connection. A USB To Device port connects to USB storage devices.

  • 61 keys
  • Largest wave ROM of any workstation keyboard (175MB)
  • Enhanced soundset of 1,859 waveforms
  • 1,024 voices plus 65 drum kits
  • 128-note polyphony
  • Newly developed synth engine provides new parameters and faster, more precise envelope control
  • 20 reverb types and 49 chorus/delay types
  • 8 types of mastering effects including multiband compression
  • 5-band master EQ
  • Advanced Phrase Factory arpeggiator

  • Keyboard:
    61 keys, FS Keyboard (Initial Touch/Aftertouch)

    Tone Generator:
    AWM2 (complying with the Modular Synthesis Plug-in System)

    128 notes + the polyphony of the Plug-in Board (if installed)

    Multi Timbral Capacity:
    16 parts (internal) + 3 or more Plug-in Board parts (1 for each Single Plug-in Board; 16 for Multi Plug-in Board), Audio Input parts (A/D, AIEB2, mLAN*) * 4 stereo parts

    175MB (when converted to 16- bit linear format), 1859 waveforms

    Preset: 768 normal voices + 64 drum kits
    GM: 128 normal voices + 1 drum kit
    User: 128 x 2 (Bank 1: Original, Bank 2: Picked up from Preset) normal voice + 32 drum kits
    Plug-in Preset: PLG150-AN/DX/PF/DR/PC: 64, PLG150-VL: 192
    Plug-in User: 64 for each Plug-in slot

    Plug-in Voices:
    Preset for the PLG150-AN/DX/PF/DR/PC: 64
    Preset for the PLG150-VL: 192
    User: 64 for each Plug-in slot

    128 User (up to 4 parts)

    18 types

    Effect System:
    Reverb: 20 types
    Chorus: 49 types
    Insertion: (A,B) x 116 types x 8 blocks
    Master Effect: 8 types
    Master Equalizer: 5 bands
    Part EQ: 3 bands, stereo
    Plug-in Insertion: Available when the PLG100-VH has been installed into slot 1

    3 slots for Modular Synthesis Plug-in Boards

    Sampling Block
    Up to 1024 Waveforms (Multi Samples)
    Up to 128 Key Banks per Waveform
    Up to 4096 Key Banks

    Sampling Sources:
    Analog input L/R
    Stereo output (Resampling)
    Digital/Optical (available when the AIEB2 has been installed)
    mLAN (available when the mLAN16E has been installed)

    A/D Conversion:
    20 bit, 64 x oversampling

    D/A Conversion:
    24 bit, 128 x oversampling

    Sampling Data Bits:

    Sampling Frequencies:
    44.1kHz, 22.05kHz, 11.025kHz, 5.5125kHz (Stereo/Mono)
    * Sampling frequencies of 48kHz, 44.1kHz, and 32kHz can be input digitally when the AIEB2 is installed.
    * Sampling frequencies of 44.1kHz (fixed) can be input digitally when the mLAN16E is installed.

    Optionally installed, expandable to 512MB (256MB DIMM x 2 slots)

    Sample Lengths:
    Mono: 32 MB, Stereo: 64MB

    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.

    * Mono/Stereo

    Sample Formats:
    Original format
    A3000/4000/5000/SU700 format (loadable only)
    AKAI S1000/S3000 format (loadable only)

    Sequencer Block
    Note Capacity:
    Approximately 226,000 notes

    Note Resolution:
    480 ppq (parts per quarter note)

    Maximum Polyphony:
    124 notes

    Pattern Mode: 16 phrase tracks
    Pattern Chain Mode: Pattern track, Tempo track, Scene track
    Song Mode: 16 sequence tracks (Loop on/off can be set for each track), Tempo track, Scene track

    64 patterns (x 16 sections)
    Measures: 256 maximum

    Preset: 687
    User: 256 per pattern

    64 songs

    Preset: 1787 types
    User: 256 types

    * MIDI Sync, MIDI transmit/receive channel, Velocity Limit, and Note Limit can be set.

    Sequence Format:
    Original format, SMF format 0, 1 (Format 1 load only)

    User: 128

    * 4 Zones (Master keyboard settings), Assignable Knob/Slider settings, Program Change Table

    Sequence Software compatible with the Remote Control function
    * For Windows
    SQ01 V2, Cubase SX, SONAR 2.0, Multi Part Editor for MOTIF-RACK, Multi Part Editor for MOTIF ES
    * For Macintosh
    Logic 5.5, Digital Performance 3.1

    Pitch Bend wheel, Modulation wheel, Ribbon Controller, Assignable Control Sliders (4), Assignable Knobs (4), Data dial

    240 x 64 dot graphic backlit LCD

    External Memory:
    SmartMedia (3.3V)

    OUTPUT L/MONO, R (standard phone jack)
    ASSIGNABLE OUTPUT L, R (standard phone jack)
    AD INPUT L, R (standard phone jack)
    PHONES (standard stereo phone jack)

    Power Consumption:

    41-1/4 (W) x 15-1/2 (D) x 5-3/8 (H) inches

    34.2 lbs.
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Motif ES-6 Review

By wasabi

from Chandler, AZ

I have just purchased the Motif ES-6 and I cannot get my hands off of it. The voice and performance sounds are outstanding and cover just about any music style you have ever dreamed of. My main interest in purchasing the keyboard was its tonal flexibility (literally unlimited), audio input, arpegiation capability (just brilliant), and most importantly: its ease of use. I can put together performance sounds in no time, without consulting the Motif's manual. The sequencer is equally easy to operate, as well as using the Audio input functionality in performance mode. This machine is a marvel, with endless possibilities :)


Luvin It !!!!!!

By Mo Gutta Records- Memphis

from Memphis,Tn

I just got this board and I finished my first track in it with in 2 hours!!! Very easy to use and it is a very very nice board!!!! I love it. I will be ordering the dimm (ram) real Soon

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