Thursday, August 16, 2007

MOTIF ES7 $1899.99 - Save $1100

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Unprecedented performance and expressive control.

The Yamaha MOTIF ES7 76-Key Music Production Synthesizer features the largest wave ROM of any workstation keyboard: 175MB! An enhanced soundset of 1,859 waveforms provides the foundation for the Motif's 1024 voices plus 65 drum kits. A newly designed tone generator chip offers true 128-note polyphony, and a newly developed synth engine provides new parameters and faster, more precise envelope control. An enhanced effects system includes 20 reverb types and 49 chorus/delay types, 8 types of mastering effects including multiband compression, and a 5-band master EQ. It houses an advanced Phrase Factory arpeggiator with realtime loop remix capability plus parameters such as Swing, Velocity, and Quantize so you can easily modify preset arps. Overall expressiveness of the instrument has been expanded with the new "Mega Voice system, a technology that makes it possible to include all the nuances of an instrument in the sample. Motif ES integrates seamlessly with DAWs via its USB connection to function as a control surface. It also has a USB To Device port for connection to USB storage devices.

Yamaha MOTIF ES7 76-Key Music Production Synthesizer Specifications:

* Keyboard:
* 76 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

* 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:
* 16