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Posted on: January 18, 2038 @ 02:14 PM
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Here is how to setup your Motif ES (also applies to the MO6/8, S90, and the S90 ES) with Sonar and Studio Connections. You will run Studio Manager as a separate application (outside of Sonar) - You can keep the programs “minimized” on your Windows toolbar when you do not need them. And you can maximize them with a simple click. This is the recommended method ...since as far as I know...Cakewalk has never implemented the rest of the OPT2 specification for running them inside of Sonar fully.

So do not use the VIEW > “OP PANEL” list to launch the Editors… What I am recommending is that you run Studio Manager (and its editors) as a stand-alone program along side of Sonar. Then when you wish to document your session you simply save the .YSM file (Yamaha Studio Manager file) in the same folder as your Sonar session.

First thing to do:
Setup your MIDI driver
Make sure you are connected to your computer for MIDI via USB and that the Motif ES is set to MIDI IN/OUT = USB
Go to Control Panel
Double click the blue Yamaha USB-MIDI driver icon

http://files.keyfax.com/forums/user-files/379744-USBmidi221.JPG

Set the first two windows as shown above (version 2.2.1 which is the latest USB-MIDI driver for Windows XP). This will:
_Merge Yamaha MOTIF ES-2 with Yamaha MOTIF ES-1

Explanation: You will use Port: “Yamaha MOTIF ES-1” for communication with Sonar. You will use “Yamaha MOTIF ES-2” for communication with Studio Manager and the Editors.

Second thing to do;
Setup Sonar for MIDI Devices
Launch Sonar and go to OPTIONS > MIDI Devices
Here you will highlight INPUT “Yamaha MOTIF ES-1” and OUTPUT “Yamaha MOTIF ES-1”. These are the IN and OUT port that will be used for normal communication between Sonar and the Motif ES.

http://files.keyfax.com/forums/user-files/379745-SonarMidiDevices.JPG

Third thing to do:
Launch Studio Manager and setup MIDI Ports
Open Studio Manager as a separate application (do so by launching it from its own icon… i.e., not from within Sonar)
Go to FILE > SETUP (if the Setup window “Modify Workspace” does not automatically open.
Select the Editors you wish to use in this session. For example, Motif ES6/7/8 (Multi) and Motif ES6/7/8 (Voice)
click ADD for each you wish to have as part of this workspace.

Click on the MIDI PORT Tab
Place check marks next to INPUT “Yamaha MOTIF ES-2” and OUTPUT “Yamaha MOTIF ES-2”. This will be the ports on which communication with the Editors will take place (remember they are merged).
Click APPLY
If this is how you will work most often you can click the “SET DEFAULT” box
Click OK to complete the Workspace.

You should now have an Untitled Yamaha Studio Manager window with two icons in it.
Double click on the MULTI editor, to launch it and set your preferences.
Click on SETUP (the small white icon with the Checkmark)
Set the following port assignment:

MIDI IN Remote Port = Not Assigned
MIDI OUT Remote Port = Not Assigned
MIDI IN = Yamaha MOTIF ES-2
MIDI OUT = Yamaha MOTIF ES-2

Click OK.
The Multi Part Editor is now ready to use and communicate with your Motif ES as long as you are in MIXING mode.

Double click on the VOICE editor, to launch it and set your preferences.
Click on SETUP (the small white icon with the checkmark)
Set the following port assignment:

MIDI IN = Yamaha MOTIF ES-2
MIDI OUT = Yamaha MOTIF ES-2

Click OK.
The Voice Editor is now ready to use and communicate with your Motif ES whether you are in VOICE mode or MIXING mode. When in MIXING mode you will want to set the MIDI channel 1-16 of the channel you wish to Edit. For example, if you are in a MIXING setup and which to edit the Voice you have selected for PART 12, you would change the MIDI channel of the VOICE EDITOR to MIDI channel 12. Make sense?

Make sure that when you want to use Sonar that you MINIMIZE the Studio Manager program and the Editors. Click on the “_” symbol in the program’s upper right corner. When you need them you can simply go to your system tray and MAXIMIZE them.

There you go.  In the Studio Manager Workspace window - by Right Clicking on the Editor icon you can set the perferences as to what the Editor will memorize. By default the Multi Part Editor will memorize the current sound used for this project. You can, of course, import the entire current USER VOICE library from your Motif ES into the MULTI PART EDITOR, this way it will have access to every available Voice in your Motif ES (this is extremely cool) the article mentioned below will give you details on how to IMPORT the current Voice Library to your Multi-Part Editor.

You can SAVE a Studio Manager file (.YSM) and when you open it next time, it will ask you if you wish to restore the data to your Hardware. Quite naturally you will want to restore the current MULTI… but you may not need to restore all USER VOICES for example, so this is why the default is only to send the current Multi.

See the Studio Connections Recall article for more details on how to work with the Editors while working with your external sequencing software.

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Posted on: December 22, 2007 @ 10:39 AM
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