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What is the Voice Editor?............................ 2
Starting the Voice Editor ............................ 3
Menu Bar ..................................................... 3
Library Window ........................................... 6
Library Window Toolbar ......................................... 8
Edit Window............................................... 14
OMS Settings (Macintosh) ........................ 30
Troubleshooting......................................... 32
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Contents What is the Voice Editor?......2 Starting the Voice Editor ......3 Menu Bar ............. 3 Library Window ........... 6 Library Window Toolbar ......... 8 Edit Window..........14 An Example of Voice Editor in Use ... 28 OMS Settings (Macintosh) ......30 Troubleshooting.........
  • Page 2: What Is The Voice Editor

    What is the Voice Editor? With the Voice Editor for MOTIF6/MOTIF7/MOTIF8 (hereafter referred to as Voice Editor), you can edit your MOTIF6/MOTIF7/MOTIF8’s voices and effects via your computer. Thanks to the easy-to- understand graphical interface, you can edit virtually all of the voice parameters of MOTIF6/ MOTIF7/MOTIF8 right from your computer —...
  • Page 3: Starting The Voice Editor

    Starting the Voice Editor After installing the Voice Editor and making the required connection, follow the instructions below to start the Voice Editor. Windows Select “Voice Editor for MOTIF6” from Start menu/Program/YAMAHA Tools. In order to use the Voice Editor with the MOTIF, you’ll need to install the USB MIDI driver (page 10).
  • Page 4 Save Library As... (Save As...) Lets you save the Library file under a new or different name. Close (Macintosh only) Close the window. This is the same as the “Close” box in the Title bar. Exit (Quit) Exits from the Voice Editor. Edit Windows Macintosh...
  • Page 5 Setup (Windows) / MIDI (Macintosh) Windows Macintosh Setup... (Editor Setup...) This is the same as the “Editor Setup” button in the toolbar (page 10). Transmit Bulk... (Transmit...) This is the same as the “Transmit Bulk” button in the toolbar (page 11).
  • Page 6: Library Window

    Library Window When you start Voice Editor, you will first see the Library window, which consists of tabs, each representing a Memory in the tone generation block. Each tab lists all the names, numbers and categories of voices in the selected Memory. Double-clicking on a voice name in the Library window opens the Edit window for a voice, letting you edit the voice.
  • Page 7 Split Bar (Windows only) If you place the mouse pointer over the line (Split Bar) that divides the Track Parameter Section from the Block Section, the pointer will change shape into the split tool. With this tool, you can drag the Split Bar back and forth and change the widths of the two sections. You can change the size of any of the windows by placing the mouse pointer on the top, bottom, left, or right border lines of the window, then dragging the line until the window is as big or small as you like.
  • Page 8: Library Window Toolbar

    Library Window Toolbar 1 “Open” button Click this to open the “Open” dialog and select a Library file to open. “Open” Dialog Select the desired Library file (extension: .W2E) and click [Open]. The contents of the selected file is indicated on the Library Window. If you are using a Macintosh, the typical Macintosh “Open”...
  • Page 9 2 “Save” button Click this to save the existing Library file with your new settings. If you are working on a new file, this button will open the “Save As” dialog, where you can name and save your settings as a new Library file (*.W2E).
  • Page 10 3 “Editor Setup” button Click this to open the “Editor Setup” dialog and specify the MIDI Out port settings. “Editor Setup” Dialog This is where you set up the Voice Editor to allow the transmission/reception of voice data to/ from your MOTIF6/MOTIF7/MOTIF8. Click the [OK] button to apply the settings and quit the dialog.
  • Page 11 4 “Transmit” button Click this to open the “Transmit” dialog to transmit all settings to your MOTIF6/MOTIF7/ MOTIF8. “Transmit” Dialog Voice data can be transmitted in bulk to your MOTIF6/MOTIF7/MOTIF8. Click the [Start] button to begin transmitting the data. The progress bar shows how much of the data has been transmitted.
  • Page 12 5 “Receive” button Click this to open the “Receive” dialog to receive all settings from your MOTIF6/MOTIF7/ MOTIF8. “Receive” Dialog Voice data can be received in bulk from your MOTIF6/MOTIF7/MOTIF8. Select the bulk voice data you wish to receive, then click the [Start] button. The progress bar shows how much of the data has been received.
  • Page 13 6 “Edit Window” button Click this to open the Edit Window (Common) for the selected voice in the list. For further details, see page 7 “Monitor” button If you click this, bulk voice data will be sent for monitoring on your MOTIF6/MOTIF7/MOTIF8 each time you select a voice.
  • Page 14: Edit Window

    4 Voice list ....This area shows all the voices in the selected Memory as a scrollable list, in order of voice number. You can select a voice here and import it directly to the voice list in the Library Window by drag-and-drop. (Multiple voices can also be imported this way.) In Windows, you can alternatively copy the voice by selecting it and pressing [Ctrl]+[C] on the computer keyboard, and then switch to the Library Window and...
  • Page 15 Voice Edit Window When editing a voice, you will see the following screen: Editor Setup button Library Window button Store button Compare button 1 Toolbar This contains buttons for executing various basic functions in the program. The following four buttons are available: •...
  • Page 16 5 PORTAMENTO block Use the switch to enable/disable portamento and the “TIME” knob to specify the portamento time. Click on the text box and select the portamento mode. The “PORTAMENTO” block is not available for Drum Voices. 6 ARPEGGIO block Use the switch to enable/disable the arpeggiator and the “TEMPO”...
  • Page 17 2 DEPTH settings..... Sets the degree to which the selected controller will affect the parameter assigned to it. 3 DESTINATION settings..Click on the text box and choose the parameter you wish to control. 4 ELEMENT switches ....Click these to enable/disable the Elements which will be effected by the controller assignments.
  • Page 18 2 SLOPE ......Determines the slope or ramp characteristics of the LFO wave. • OFF ......No slope; the LFO instantly jumps to the level of each step. • UP .......The LFO ramps up to the next step, when that step is higher in value.
  • Page 19 $ ASSIGNABLE KNOB settings Use the knobs to set the value of the parameter assigned to each of the assignable knobs. % MEQ GAIN CONTROL settings Use the knobs to set the gain for each frequency band of the four-band EQ. ELEMENT Unit 1 EL (Element) 1 to 4 buttons Click these to open the corresponding “ELEMENT”...
  • Page 20 2 ON/OFF switches Click these to switch each Element on or off. 3 Element Level knobs Use these to set the level of each Element. 4 EF (Effect) 1 / EF (Effect) 2 / THRU switches Click these to assign each Element to Insertion Effect 1 or Insertion Effect 2, or to by pass the Insertion Effect units.
  • Page 21 4 KEY ON DELAY Determines the time (delay) between the moment you press a note on the keyboard and the point at which the LFO comes into effect. 5 LFO PITCH knob Use this to set the pitch modulation depth of the LFO. You can also enter a value directly in the text box to the left of the knob.
  • Page 22 FILTER Settings Click on the text box and choose the filter type. The graph shows pre-defined settings initially, but you can edit these. Using the LPF type as an example, drag the left handle vertically to set the Filter Gain. Drag the right handle horizontally to set the Filter Cutoff frequency. Parameter values are shown when dragging the handles.
  • Page 23 “DRUM KEY” Dialog • & º ¡ ™ £ ¢ ∞ § ¶ 1 Key ......Indicates the note name to be edited. 2 Keyboard ....Click on the keyboard to specify note assigned to the Element or Voice you are editing. The text box to the left shows the note name. 3 TYPE .......Determines the bank of the sound source: Preset wave or User wave/ voice.
  • Page 24 & FILTER ....Drag one of the handles horizontally to adjust the Element’s “HPF Cutoff Frequency.” Drag the other handle vertically to adjust its “LPF Resonance,” and horizontally to adjust its “LPF Cutoff Frequency.” To set these values directly, select the “OSCILLATOR” tab of the DRUM KEY DETAIL Dialog. * AMPLITUDE EG ..Drag the first handle (furthest to the left) horizontally to adjust the Element’s “Attack Time.”...
  • Page 25 Insertion Effect 1 Unit 1 CONNECT selector Click on the text box and choose the order in which signals are passed from one insertion effect unit to the other. 2 Indicator lamps These show which of the Elements are assigned to the respective Insertion Effect unit. The Indicator lamps are not available for Drum Voices.
  • Page 26 3 Reverb Pan controls Use these knobs to set the stereo positioning of the Reverb Effect. 4 Reverb Return controls Use these knobs to set the amount of Reverb Effect that is used in the output signal. 5 [DETAIL] button Click this to open the Reverb dialog and set the detailed parameters.
  • Page 27: The Toolbar

    The Toolbar 1 “Editor Setup” button Click this to open the “Editor Setup” dialog. See page 10 for details. 2 “Library Window” button Click this to bring the Library Window back into view. See page 15 for details. 3 “Store” button Click this to open the “Store”...
  • Page 28: An Example Of Voice Editor In Use

    In the Voice Name list, click the voice in which your edited voice will be stored. After storing to a Library file, the data for the original voice will be overwritten when you save the Library file. It is recommended that you back up important data. Click the [Store] button to store your edited voice in the location specified in step #4.
  • Page 29 Various blocks are arranged in the Edit window. First, let’s set the parameters for Elements 1 to 4 on the Element block which make up the voice. Open the dialogs for Elements 1 to 4, select the waveforms, and adjust the tonal characteristics of the voice using the filters and equalizers.
  • Page 30: Oms Settings (macintosh)

    OMS Settings (Macintosh) The Voice Editor software uses OMS (Open Music System) for MIDI input/output. To use the Voice Editor software, OMS must be installed beforehand. For information about installing OMS, refer to the separate Installation Manual. About OMS Voice Editor uses the OMS (Open Music System) to transfer MIDI data to an external MIDI device.
  • Page 31 Choose “Make Current” from the File menu. The setup for your MOTIF is now saved as the current studio setup. Choose “Quit” from the File menu to close OMS Setup. Voice Editor is not compatible with versions of OMS earlier than 2.0. OMS Port Setup Having set up OMS, you now need to start up Voice Editor and set the OMS ports.
  • Page 32: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting If you encounter problems such as no sound output or abnormal behavior, verify the connections before checking the following. <Windows / Macintosh> Sound does not change when using knobs or sliders. • Are the MIDI Out port and Device Number set correctly in the Editor Setup? (Page 10, Bulk data is not transmitted.
  • Page 33 The modem/printer port is not recognized. • Check the connection and settings of the MIDI interface. • On some Macintosh models such as the Performa series, the modem port cannot be used and only the printer port is available. • The modem/printer port will not be recognized if AppleTalk is ON. Note that with some Macintosh models, AppleTalk is automatically enabled when starting up.

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