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Posted on: July 08, 2017 @ 08:32 AM
Claudio_M
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Hi to all!
I’m new and I own a Motif XS Rack (and also a motif classic 7, still my joy!)
I would like to buy the firewire card for my rack and I discover there two possibility:
- the older mlan16e2
- the new FW16e.

Rilevant differences between the two card?
Which card do you suggest me to buy?

I’ve a iMac OSX 10.8.5, my rack firmware is 1.04.0 and Motif editor is uptaded to 1.6.5. I use Cubase LE AI Elemnts 7.

Thank you,
Claudio

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Posted on: July 08, 2017 @ 05:58 PM
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Welcome to the forum.

See these threads:
http://www.motifator.com/index.php/forum/viewthread/450221/
http://www.motifator.com/index.php/forum/viewthread/450259/

Basically, if you don’t have other legacy gear running mLAN, then there’s no need to get the mLAN16E2, which is a discontinued product.

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Posted on: July 21, 2017 @ 01:03 PM
Claudio_M
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Hi!
Thank you for the welcome and for your kind reply. I didn’t see it yet because I was been waiting for answers notifications by mail but nothing arrived to me.
Days ago I had an opportunity in a store of my city to buy the mLAN16E2 at a good price and so I bought it. I prefer to avoid intercontinental shipping.
I would have bought the FW16e if I had found it but no trace in my local shop.. it’s a shame.

The mLan16E2 seems to work fine even if I had to work a bit for its correct installation.

In order to make the card work properly I installed the following drivers:
- Yamaha Steinberg FW Driver V1.7.3
- MOTIF-RACK XS Editor Standalone_VST V1.6.5
- IEEE1394_Firmware_Updater_V107

Did I miss something? In my opinion the download area on Yamaha site is a caos and confuse!

Regards,
Claudio

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Posted on: July 21, 2017 @ 03:07 PM
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Claudio_M - 21 July 2017 01:03 PM

Hi!
Thank you for the welcome and for your kind reply. I didn’t see it yet because I was been waiting for answers notifications by mail but nothing arrived to me.

You’re welcome. It’s regrettable that you didn’t receive email notification.

 

Claudio_M -

Days ago I had an opportunity in a store of my city to buy the mLAN16E2 at a good price and so I bought it. I prefer to avoid intercontinental shipping.
I would have bought the FW16e if I had found it but no trace in my local shop.. it’s a shame.

The mLAN16E2 should do the job.

 

Claudio_M -

The mLan16E2 seems to work fine even if I had to work a bit for its correct installation.

In order to make the card work properly I installed the following drivers:
- Yamaha Steinberg FW Driver V1.7.3
- MOTIF-RACK XS Editor Standalone_VST V1.6.5
- IEEE1394_Firmware_Updater_V107

Did I miss something?

Your member profile indicates you use Mac OS X. Those file versions should be correct as long as you’re using a Mac OS no later than 10.10.

What DAW are you using?

 

Claudio_M -

In my opinion the download area on Yamaha site is a caos and confuse!

Yamaha recently changed their download sites, and didn’t do a careful job. There are some missing files, and some files have 0 (zero) byte content. Even though they have been notified of the problems in some cases, things haven’t improved. Unfortunately, it appears that Yamaha doesn’t care very much for owners of equipment that is no longer in production.

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Posted on: July 21, 2017 @ 03:48 PM
Claudio_M
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Thank you 5pinDIN for your fast reply.

Why did you wrote the mLAN16E2 “should” do the job?
I expected for Motif XS Rack “The mLan16E2 DO the job the same”! :-)

My DAW is Cubase LE AI Elements 7.

I can’t believe that for such a glorious equipmnet as Motif series is, Yamaha doesn’t care very much to update the Motif download area in the way it deserves (and i’m not talking about updating the firmware..).
In my opinion Motif is the most beautiful project after DX7.
Market logics are unpleasant.
So thank you for your contribute here!

Claudio

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Posted on: July 21, 2017 @ 06:30 PM
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Claudio_M - 21 July 2017 03:48 PM

Thank you 5pinDIN for your fast reply.

Why did you wrote the mLAN16E2 “should” do the job?
I expected for Motif XS Rack “The mLan16E2 DO the job the same”! :-)

I only meant that not getting the FW16E wasn’t a problem.

 

Claudio_M -

My DAW is Cubase LE AI Elements 7.

You might find the Motif-Rack XS Extension useful…
https://usa.yamaha.com/support/updates/motif-rack_xs_extension_mac.html

 

Claudio_M -

I can’t believe that for such a glorious equipmnet as Motif series is, Yamaha doesn’t care very much to update the Motif download area in the way it deserves (and i’m not talking about updating the firmware..).
In my opinion Motif is the most beautiful project after DX7.
Market logics are unpleasant.
So thank you for your contribute here!

You’re welcome - I’m glad to help when I can.

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