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The Yamaha MOTIF ES is a professional grade powerhouse of sound offering 1024 voices and 65 drum kits that are easily accessed via the front panel(category search function).

User-friendly and highly advanced, this workstation synthesizer is for serious music production. The MOTIF ES features the largest wave ROM of any keyboard available today with 175MB in 16-bit linear format.

The MOTIF ES is the most powerful and expressive music creation and modification on the planet today. The extensive sonic library is the heart of the system, but this workstation offers many, many more features to make it the best available. The majority of the amazing and enhanced sound set is made up of freshly sampled sounds.

A newly designed tone generator chip has a 128-note polyphony and gives its user the freedom to create intricate rhythmic compositions, fully utilizing the sonic power of this instrument. The MOTIF ES is truly the most advanced and high quality workstation Yamaha has ever developed, it is a gem for any professional musician looking for solid and high tech equipment and who wants only the most realistic sounds.

No more single layer samples! The Yamaha MOTIF ES offers "Keyboard Mega Voices" technology makes it possible to recreate the realtime performance sound of an acoustic instrument with all of the harmonics, fret noises and slides, bringing sound to a heightened level of realism. The Phrase Factory of the MOTIF ES offers crazy versatility for the creation of sequenced phrases. With 1,787 preset arpeggiator phrases, that's only the beginning! Standard synth arps, acoustic instrument tunes and drum loops, the Phrase Factory system makes it easy to create songs!


Balanced Hammer Effect Keyboard
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), 1,859 waveforms
Preset: 768 Normal Voices + 64 Drum Kits
GM: 128 Normal Voices + 1 Drum Kit
User: 128 x 2 (Bank1: Original, Bank2: Picked up from Preset) Normal Voice + 32 Drum Kits
Plug-in Voice
Preset for the PLG150-AN/DX/PF/DR/PC: 64
Preset for the PLG150-VL: 192
User: 64 for each Plug-in slot
User: 128 (up to 4 parts)

The effects system of the MOTIF ES is unprecedented! 20 reverb types and 49 chorus/delay types and each Voice has two blocks of 116 insertion effect types. In pattern or song modes the MOTIF ES provides voice insertion effects simultaneously for up to eight separate parts. For the final mastering stage, the MOTIF offers a five-band masterEQ along with eight types of mastering effects.

Vintage Phasers, new reverbs and wah-wahs make sure you are getting only the highest quality effects Yamaha offers. What about sampling? The ISS(Integrated Sampling Sequencer) provides seamless integration of audio sample sequencing and MIDI and you have BPM-sync playback of sample and MIDI loops! To top everything off, the MOTIF ES is packed with 170MB of sample voices(3-layer piano, sax, woodwind voices and drum loops) and can handle up to 226,000 notes in 16 tracks, the only limitation for sound creation and modification with the MOTIF ES is you.

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