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Viewing topic "How to use MOTIF 6 Classic as a VST instrument in Sonar Platinum"

Posted on: November 23, 2015 @ 09:19 AM
Total Posts:  2
Joined  11-23-2015
status: Newcomer

I have a Motif 6 Classic keyboard and am trying to figure out how to use it as a VST instrument (soft synth) in Sonar Platinum. Would the Motif XF editor work in Sonar with the Classic version Motif? Is there a third party download that would accomplish this?

I’m interested in doing this because I always loose audio quality when recording from the audio outputs of the Motif itself. It just never sounds quite as good as it does coming straight out of the Motif. With soft synths however the bounced audio sounds exactly like the playback of the midi track. There is no loss of quality at all.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Again I have the MOTIF 6 CLASSIC. The first iteration of the Motif series and CAKEWALK’S SONAR PLATINUM.


  [ Ignore ]  

Posted on: November 23, 2015 @ 09:59 AM
Total Posts:  982
Joined  07-01-2013
status: Guru

Hi wcompton123,

Welcome to Motifator.

The VSTs are not actually soft synths in the same way that products such as Omnisphere or Nexus are (containing their own sounds). 

They are VST editors which allow you to control and edit various aspects of the synth engine.

The audio will always come out of the Motif itself.

So, sadly, there is no way to make your Motif work as a soft synth and the Motif XF VST editor would not be compatible with your Motif classic in any case.

  [ Ignore ]  

Posted on: November 30, 2015 @ 06:35 PM
Total Posts:  2
Joined  11-23-2015
status: Newcomer

Thanks for the reply. It is sad indeed. I find it hard to believe that that technology has not come out yet. Is it ever possible to use a hardware keyboard workstation as a soft synth? Where you can bounce the midi to audio without having to connect the audio out of the hardware device to the audio interface? Using only USB in other words. Thanks!

  [ Ignore ]  

Posted on: December 01, 2015 @ 12:10 AM
Total Posts:  53
Joined  01-08-2009
status: Experienced

Hi wcompton123,

Interesting subject.

I don’t know if it would suit your needs, but I know that the Roland FA-06 workstation has the ability to make wav-files of each track you record in its sequencer (I believe this is called multitrack-export). During that export-process you don’t have to do anything, just wait while it is recording 16 wav-files of the 16 midi-tracks from the sequencer. If you recorded 16 midi-tracks then the process will play the song 16 times :-) each time a seperate track.

Okay this has nothing to do with Yamaha vs. Roland, just thinking along.

I am very happy with my Motif XS, and also with my Roland Fantom X.


  [ Ignore ]  


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