Create number of desired tracks. Motif XF Auto Load. That is what we will cover here. In later more advanced articles we will delve into how you can configure the outputs in even more flexible routing scenarios – but for most users the 8 Stereo buses is a good start. Are the tracks just XF or a combination of lots of sources.

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It is really a matter of choice.

Motif XF Routing PARTS via FireWire – Yamaha Synth

Yes it makes a difference in terms of the options you have to process the signal. Create number of desired tracks. Of course, if you are not doing any additional processing you may opt to just route the PARTS of your Motif XF manually as necessary directly to audio tracks – without creating virtual audio signals. This will allow you to record each PART to their own audio track. If you can give us a better idea of what is on your mind in terms of your workflow.

Or is there a way via the USB connection? There are two ways to have this signal routed to Cubase. WAV right on board the XF.

First, here are two pics of firdwire XS’ Utility screen and proper settings. Sun Jun 16, 4: I understand that the Motif XF has a built in audio interface. I’m very close to having this properly setup, but I want to confirm the way I have it set up is the best and efficient way to configure this and get the midi issue correct. My laptop does NOT have a firewire input.


This is a situation where it cannot be both.

It may at times be convenient for you to isolate a PART on its own bus, or you may decide to send several PARTS together on a specific bus – the goal so you can record them to their own track.

We recommend you experiment with each routing situation so later you can make a decision about what works for you. I have a couple of questions about the firewire expansion board for my Motif xf8. Once the signal is routed via one scenario it will become unavailable via the other. Then each of the fourteen assignable FW buses as Mono sends: Could I ask that someone please post or send me the tutorial.

Wed Jan 21, 3: You monitor via a “virtual” audio lane which allows you to process the signal with plug-in effects prior to rendering the signal as a permanent real audio track. I understand that you need an audio interface to do this and that the Motif Xf can do this. We’ll get to that in a later article. You have part of the story correct. Thank you for your reply and your time, Mitch.


Motif XF Routing PARTS via FireWire

Setup 3 is for simply playing the Motif and triggering either software instruments or external midi tracks in Logic X. Does it make a difference? Old Motifator threads are available in the Archive. motfi

I am trying to get this same configuration setup on my iMac. Or can I use the USB connection to utilize the audio interface? You should know both because there will be times when each is appropriate.

So fireaire I need to get the FW16E to use the built-in audio interface? If you are going to record the XS’ audio, it’s a no brainer for me: I also confirm that the External Instrument Inputs correspond to my Motif’s outputs,etc. I was able to finally get the information and get everything configured.

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