MOTIF Basic Structure
Quick Start Guide (page 91) · Reference (page 128)
This function automatically triggers preset arpeggio
phrases, according to the keys you play.
The Arpeggio function is particularly suited to dance/
techno music genres. You can assign the desired
Arpeggio Types to each Voice/Performance, and adjust
the tempo. You can also set the Arpeggio playback
method, Velocity range and Play Effects to create your
own original grooves. What’s more, Arpeggio playback
can be transmitted through the MIDI Out.
The following illustration shows the Arpeggio
Four playback types of Arpeggio
Arpeggio types are divided into the four following
Creates a general arpeggio phrase. Mainly octave up/
Creates phrases that are more musical than Sequence.
Starting with “Techno,” there are phrases for a wide
variety of musical genres, and for creating backing
tracks for guitar, piano and other instruments.
Creates drum pattern-type phrases. Any note produces
the same drum pattern.
This type is ideal for use with drum and percussion
Creates tonal changes by the control change data
sequence. No note data is created.
Song/Pattern and Arpeggio
■Recording Arpeggios to a Song/Pattern
You can record Arpeggio data to a Song or Pattern.
The actual note data of the Arpeggio is recorded as is to
a speciﬁc track in the Song/Pattern during recording,
when you set Arpeggio Record to ON.
■Arpeggio on/off during Song/Pattern
Also, Arpeggio On/Off can be set individually for each
part of a Song/Pattern. Just like playing Arpeggios
manually from the keyboard, this inserts Arpeggios in
the playback of Song/Pattern sequence data.
Each Arpeggio can assigned to
•In the Voice
•In the Performance