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Yamaha Motif Rack XS

21 December 2012
  • Summary: The synthesis power of the Motif XS keyboards finds its way into a compact 1U rack unit, but without the sequencing and sampling facilities. A high-quality and versatile synth module that definitely requires the Motif Rack XS Editor to get the most out of it.
  • Pros: Waveform ROM twice the size of the Rack ES., Expanded Articulation voice architecture., Front-panel real-time controls., Excellent software editor.
  • Cons: PLG plug-in expansion boards no longer supported., No onboard sampling.
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Yamaha Motif-Rack XS

27 July 2010
  • Excerpt: The Motif XS has finally found its way into a rack unit in the form of the Yamaha Motif-Rack XS Tone Generator. The Motif-Rack XS includes 1,152 voices, 65 drum kits and the Motif XS synthesizes engine for building custom Voices. There are also built-in studio quality effects, thousands of arpeggio types (of which up to 4 can be played back simultaneously) and 5 front-panel control knobs that give access to 20 different parameters in real-time.
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Motif-Rack XS

Music Tech Magazine
8 September 2008
  • Excerpt: Yamaha’s Motif series has been growing for several years now, offering both a range of keyboard-based products (such as the Motif XS7, reviewed in Issue 52) as well as a corresponding rack version for those on a tighter budget and/or with limited studio space. The Motif-Rack XS, therefore, is the racked-up version of the aforementioned Motif XS7, benefiting from many of the improvements offered in the XS series but with a number of modifications and tweaks that befit its...
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Overall 10

"Superbe expander, riche , de tres tres bonne qualite timbrale" - Régis

2 February 2012
  • Excerpt: Je n utilise plus que lui, tellement il est au dessus du lot, j ai revendu expander roland qui pourtant etait plutot tres tres bon, mais bncher cote a cotevet bien le choix a aete fait
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Overall 9


4 May 2010
  • Excerpt: J'ai ce module depuis plus d'un an et je n'ai pas trouvé sur le marché de module plus polyvalent, et possèdant une telle qualité sonore. Ce que je pourrai reprocher au Motif Rack XS c'est l'impossibilité d'ajouter des cartes d'extention comme il était possible de le faire sur les modèles précedant (Motif Rack ES) et l'absence du module de ...
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