Installing Optional Hardware
4Insert the board along the guide rails about two-
thirds of the way inside the MOTIF, with the
connector side face up and toward you.
5With the board still protruding slightly from the
expansion bay, bring the cable end around and
connect it to the board. Make sure to connect the
proper cable, matching the color of the cable to the
slot used. Also, take care not to pull on the cable
too forcefully as you connect it to the board.
nThe Vocal Harmony Plug-in board (PLG100-VH) can
installed only to slot 1.
nThe Multi part Plug-in board (PLG-100XG) can installed
only to slot 3.
6Insert the Plug-in board the rest of the way into
the expansion bay. Carefully put the the ribbon
cable back into the MOTIF, making sure that no
part of the cable sticks out of the instrument.
7 Replace the cover with the screw you removed in
step 2 above. The Plug-in board is held in place by
replacing the cover.
8Check that the installed Plug-in board is
functioning properly. Turn on the power.
• A message appears indicating that the installed Plug-in
Board is being checked. The main display then appears
and the corresponding slot indicator at the right top of the
front panel lights. This indicates that the board has been
• If an error message appears, the MOTIF freezes after a
while, indicating that the installation was not successful. If
this happens, turn off the power and carefully go through
the installation procedure again.
Optional AIEB2 or mLAN8E Installation
AD INPUT GAIN
Securely insert the board into the appropriate slot,
taking care that the board isn't jammed between slots.
Connector from MOTIF
Plug-in Connector Press the connectors together
until the two notches lock into
MUSIC PRODUCTION SYNTHESIZER
Integrated Sampling Sequencer
Real-time Exter nal Control Surface
Modular Synthesis Plug-in System
SLOT 1 SLOT 2 SLOT 3
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
Slot indicator lamps
In this example, a Plug-in board has been installed to slot 1.