MOTIF Basic Structure
Song and Pattern
Basic Operation (page 67) · Reference (pages 177, 215)
Songs and Patterns are MIDI sequence data consisting
of 16 tracks.
●A Song on the MOTIF is effectively the same as a
Song on a sequencer, and playback automatically
stops at the end of the recorded data.
● In the MOTIF, the term “pattern” refers to a
relatively short pattern — say, 4 to 16 measures (up
to 256 measures) — which is used for looped
playback. Therefore, once Pattern playback starts, it
continues until you press the [J] button. The
MOTIF features a variety of preset Phrase data that
is used as the basic material in making up Patterns.
Track structure of Song
The following illustration shows the track structure of
Song. Songs are created by recording MIDI data to
Song playback uses up to 16 parts (from those shown above).
Tone Generator block (example)
Port 1 Port 2
(Single part Plug-in
PLG1 part PLG2 part
are not used.
When a Multi-Part Plug-in board and two Single part Plug-in
boards have been installed:
Tempo track Tempo change
Scene track Track mute status/Scene memory change
(including tempo, transpose etc,)
Track 1 MIDI sequence data
Track 2 MIDI sequence data
Track 3 MIDI sequence data
Track 16 MIDI sequence data
MIDI OUT External