MOTIF Quick Start Guide
Quick Start Guide
The Voice Play mode not only lets you play voices, it lets you perform a variety of basic, yet powerful editing operations on
them as well. For example, you can change the EG settings to give the voice a softer or harder attack, or change the release
to make it sustain. You can also adjust similar settings for the ﬁlter, and change the tone of the voice. Moreover, a special
set of Control knobs on the panel let you tweak the sound — including pan, EG, effects, ﬁlter, and more — in real time as
you play. Naturally, you can also store your newly created voice for future recall (page 86).
Quick Voice editing
Reference (page 127)
The [ ] Indicator
If you alter any parameters in the Voice Play mode, the [ ] indicator will appear in the
top left of the display. This indicates that the current voice has been modified but not yet
1Select the desired menu.
PORTA (Portamento) display
From this display you can select monophonic or polyphonic playback
and set the Portamento parameters. Portamento is used to create a
smooth transition in pitch from the first note played on the keyboard to
SF 1SF 2SF 3SF 4SF 5
F1 F2 F3 F4 F6F5
2Set the value of each parameter.
Move the cursor to the desired parameter and change the value by using
the [INC/YES] and [DEC/NO] buttons or the data dial.
SONG SCENE SF 1SF 2SF 3SF 4SF 5
F1 F2 F3 F4 F6F5
MUSIC PRODUCTION SYNTHESIZER
Real-timeExternal ControlSur face
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 SE MUSICAL FX COMBI
910 11 12 13 14 16
ELEMENT/PERF.PART / ZONE
EG (Envelope Generator) display
• AEG (Amplitude Envelope Generator)
The AEG controls how the volume of the voice changes in time,
from the instant you press a key to after you release it. For example,
setting a small Attack value results in an instantaneous, sharp sound
when you press a key.
• FEG (Filter Envelope Generator)
The FEG controls how the tonal quality of the voice changes in time,
as affected by the filter. Here, you can also set the Cutoff
frequency and Resonance for the filter.
ARP (Arpeggio) display
The basic Arpeggio parameters (e.g., type, tempo) are
provided in this display.
Basic Structure (page 46)
Cutoff Frequency (page 46)
Resonance (page 46)