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Posted on: May 03, 2017 @ 08:37 PM
Venatt
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Was version 1.5 the last Motif XF OS Update that came out ?

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Posted on: May 03, 2017 @ 10:33 PM
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Yes it is.

For anyone that needs it, you can find it Here.

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Posted on: May 06, 2017 @ 01:57 PM
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Are there ever any advantages to, or at least usable differences, for using oh lets’s say v1.3 or v1.4? Has anyone known of going back from v1.5 to one of those, and why?
I think I’m aware of need for some updates to deal with certain bugs, but was more thinking of the different sounds or features that didn’t’ continue with v1.5? And no I don’t have any examples of performances or voices in specifics. :)
.... just curious. :-)

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Posted on: May 06, 2017 @ 03:12 PM
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I cannot think of a single benefit of back pedaling to an earlier OS, but I would be very disappointed at missing the features and enhancements each upgrade provided. 

I’d like this to dumping Windows 10 to go back to Windows 1.0 (I could be a bit melodramatic in my analogy)

Welcome to the forum Wonderingl

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Posted on: May 06, 2017 @ 03:18 PM
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Wondering_ - 06 May 2017 01:57 PM

Are there ever any advantages to, or at least usable differences, for using oh lets’s say v1.3 or v1.4? Has anyone known of going back from v1.5 to one of those, and why?

I think I’m aware of need for some updates to deal with certain bugs, but was more thinking of the different sounds or features that didn’t’ continue with v1.5? And no I don’t have any examples of performances or voices in specifics. :)
.... just curious. :-)

I know of no advantage(s) to using an earlier OS than v1.50. There are some disadvantages, however - loss of certain effects that were added in the newer OS, for example. See the MOTIF XF6/7/8 Supplementary Manual:
http://download.yamaha.com/file/53105

In addition, with v1.50, you can use this file with 32 Voices and 8 Performances that use the added effects in OS V1.50:
http://download.yamaha.com/file/61405
The Readme PDF for the Voices/Performances doesn’t say so, but the Performances load by default to USER 2.

EDIT: richie1027 posted while I was typing. It seems we agree on v1.50 being a keeper.  :-)

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Posted on: May 06, 2017 @ 03:52 PM
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I concur. ... While I’ve observed the value of using older OS’s on different platforms (computers, handhelds, other instruments), I’ve personally never experienced nor have read a single reason to not use Motif XF’s last OS.

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Posted on: May 06, 2017 @ 04:55 PM
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Hey thanks everyone.

I only go back to 2011 with Motif Xf which was v1.10 when purchased.
There is probably another answer as to why my All Files from back then with songs don’t load exactly as before. Maybe the loading settings used should be without system? ....or something along those lines.
Or maybe not loading the all file itself just a song or two, or all songs.

Just to clarify, this is no crisis. These songs where they are, is not the only place to hear them as most if not all were pro-mixed and mastered at another facility, then some were pressed others just digital released.
You know when you pick a certain voice to use because it sounds great with minimal tweaking,
then don’t write down the original name of the voice? ;-) haha
That about sums up this crisis!
So not to worry. I’ll figure it out. At least, and as always, I start with the obvious answer to the ridiculous question first. ;-)
I should take better notes.

At any rate, thanks for being here… I like Motifator.

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Posted on: May 06, 2017 @ 06:04 PM
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Wondering_ - 06 May 2017 04:55 PM

[...] There is probably another answer as to why my All Files from back then with songs don’t load exactly as before.
[...]
You know when you pick a certain voice to use because it sounds great with minimal tweaking,
then don’t write down the original name of the voice? ;-) haha
That about sums up this crisis!
[...]

I was wondering what prompted your question. :-)

If an “All” was saved with samples, loading it in entirety at a later time should result in things sounding as they did when the file was saved.

If a Song is based on Voices from the User banks, or User samples, then of course any changes made to those things after the Song was created, but before the “All” file was saved, could potentially affect how the Song sounds when that file is loaded at a later time.

If you need reliable backups of Songs, besides saving files with samples, it’s a good idea to store any Voices used in the Song as Mixing Voices. That way, if a User Voice gets changed later, it can’t affect the Song.

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