Discussion in 'Audio Producers Discussions' started by Temp_Guest2, Aug 17, 2010.
Are these things worth the price tag? I'm looking to get a deal on one
bought mines 3 years ago for 800
still use it today
Can you alter the sounds?
def worth the money hustle hard you will make back what you spend in 3 month tops if you are nice with the beats
i dont like the operating systems on them but if you can get passed getting around on it or better yet get the rack and control it from your daw or a mpc or something they are great for sounds. Imo they aren't the easiest machines to understand for that I would go Korg
there are parameters you can adjust such as attack, release, reverb etc...
But its not a synthesizer where you can create your own sounds from scratch
Which model would be good for the price? What model do you guys use?
I'd go with a fantom g8 .. but that's just preference
id say get on ebay, then its definatly worth the price
we got 2 of them in the studio but there not used very often. I never use them
Let me offer some insight here. Although the Motif has no analog oscillators, it has all of the basic waveforms which can be manipulated in the same way oscillators can be manipulated on a subtractive synthesizer. It has all the LFO routing necessary to create great evolving leads, pads etc. The filter section is not as smooth as an analog or VA instrument, but its enough to really make most sounds happen. The glide on the Motif is the one part that I think is lacking, so you wont ever get an extremely smooth synth glide with it. The Motif works well for creating Polyphonic Evolving textures, and depending on which one you get, you can layer any where betwee 4-8 basic tones to create you sound, each having their own set of subtractive synth parameters. So in closing, yes you can make your own sounds on the Motif, most of the sounds inside of the Motif have a very large amount of sound design work done on them in order to get them to the state you hear them in. Its not just a matter of sampling entire notes from an instrument and mapping them inside the Motif. The keyboards sounds inside of the motif dont even have tails/release samples, all of the releases that you hear on instruments are a result of filter and amp envelope parameters being manipulated to simulate the actual release phase of the instruments. This is the same method that all ROM based workstation keyboards use to generate their sounds. I did sound design on the Motif XS board and used a Motif ES for quite a long time.
I got the motif classic and i never discovered how to do it.
Gotta look into it a little more then
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