126 MOTIF Reference
Voice Play mode
Reference Voice mode
■Using the [INC/YES] and [DEC/NO]
Pressing the [INC/YES] button increases the number by 1.
Pressing the [DEC/NO] button decreases the number by 1.
Use the [INC/YES] and [DEC/NO] buttons to step up
or down through the available voices. Naturally, this
also lets you switch to the next available Group, up or
down. For example, if the currently selected voice is
A16, pressing the [INC/YES] button selects Voice B01.
Hold either button down to continuously scroll
through the voices.
■Using the data dial
Rotating the data dial to the right (clockwise) increases
voice number, while rotating it to the left (counter-
clock wise) decreases it. This control works in the
same way as the [INC/YES] and [DEC/NO] buttons,
but lets you scroll through the voices more quickly.
This convenient feature lets you select voices according
to their instrument type or application. The voices are
divided into sixteen different categories, and these
category keywords often give you a clear idea of the
characteristics of a voice that might not be apparent
from its name.
■Using the Category Search function
Category Search lets you quickly locate the type of
voice you need, regardless of its bank location. For
example, by specifying the A. PIANO category, you can
instantly call up a list of all the available piano-type
voices contained in the MOTIF, and select the desired
piano voice from the list.
The MOTIF also features a “Favorites” category, to
which you can assign your favorite voices. This is
convenient especially in live performance situations,
giving you quick access to often-used voices — no
matter what their particular category or bank.
1Press the [CATEGORY SEARCH] button so that
its indicator lights. The following Voice category
2Press any of the [PLG1] - [PLG3] and the [A] - [H]
buttons to select a Category. The ﬁrst voice in the
selected category is called up by this operation.
nThe voice categories are printed below the [PLG1] -
[PLG3] and [A] - [H] buttons.
nSub categories are listed at the bottom of the Voice
category display. Pressing the [F1] - [F6] buttons
call up the ﬁrst voice in the selected sub category.
3Press the Cursor [F] button to move the cursor
to the voice.
4Select a voice by using the data dial.
Decreases number Increases number nThe explanations here apply when
these four button indicators are off.
PRE 1 PRE 2 PRE 3 GM USER PLG 1 PLG 3
A. PIANO KEYBOARD ORGAN GUITAR/
PLUCKED BASS STRINGS BRASS REED/PIPE
SYN LEAD SYN PAD/
CHOIR SYN COMP CHROMATIC
PERCUSSION DRUM /
PERCUSSION SE MUSICAL FX COMBI
910 11 12 13 14 16
ELEMENT/ PERF. PART/ ZONE