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Viewing topic "Here a Motif and There a Motif….cloning my XF-8 to a second one?  Easy or brain surgery?"

     
Posted on: August 29, 2018 @ 02:27 PM
zippydog
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I have a very active rehearsal schedule lately (and into the foreseeable future).  Lugging 100# of Motif + flight case weekly to and from home to rehearsals and gigs with stairs on both ends is getting old fast (as am I). 

I have the means and am considering buying a second, pre-owned Motif XF-8 for rehearsal space + gigging and would then leave mine at home permanently, carrying only a USB drive with any program updates between the two instruments.

How difficult would it be to “clone” my current XF onto another one, moving all sounds and performances such that the two Motifs are mirror images of each other?  I also have an expansion card in the current machine, so would also need to replicate that in a second unit, assuming it doesn’t already have one and wonder about cloning that as well.  Would this be a pretty swift system command/load or something far more sinister and tedious?

I do have the Melas software suite in case that can be of use for this (today, I just use it to edit voices and performances).

Thanks in advance for any thoughts or suggestions!

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Posted on: August 29, 2018 @ 02:46 PM
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It’s a relatively simple procedure:
1) Save an “All” file “with sample” to USB drive on the current XF.
2) Format the flash module in the “new to you” XF.
3) Load the “All” file you previously saved to the “new” XF.
The default Load settings would be correct…
USR > USR
FL1 > FL1
FL2 > FL2
...if all your samples are on FL1 in the current XF.

Be patient - depending on the size of the flash modules and contents, it will take a while. Just let the XFs do their thing.

The most difficult part of this might be finding an XF8 that you like, at a fair price.

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Posted on: August 29, 2018 @ 05:52 PM
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Thanks 5 pin.  Appreciate the usual fast and clear reply!

Anything I’d need to do to format or set up the flash in “new to me” Motif, or does the above process cover that, assuming I’ve installed a “like for like” flash card in the “new to me” Motif?

I hear ya on finding one at a fair price.  $1500 from billy bobs pawn or $3000 from an apparent dealer.  I have time and patience on my side....I’ll find one.  THANKS!

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Posted on: August 29, 2018 @ 06:57 PM
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zippydog - 29 August 2018 05:52 PM

Thanks 5 pin.  Appreciate the usual fast and clear reply!

You’re welcome.

 

zippydog -

Anything I’d need to do to format or set up the flash in “new to me” Motif, or does the above process cover that, assuming I’ve installed a “like for like” flash card in the “new to me” Motif?

“Like for like” isn’t necessarily required. As long as the flash is of sufficient capacity to load what’s in the “All” file, there shouldn’t be a problem. For example, let’s say you have a 1024MB (1GB) module in your current XF, but you’re using less than half that capacity and don’t ever expect to need more. In that case, a 512MB module would be enough. On the other hand, you have the option of using one or two of the Mutec 2GB modules (http://shop.motifator.com/index.php/memory.html) if you want to make lots of room.

Installation and formatting information is on pages 76-77 of the XF Owner’s Manual. If the XF you get already has one or two modules, just format.

 

zippydog -

I hear ya on finding one at a fair price.  $1500 from billy bobs pawn or $3000 from an apparent dealer.  I have time and patience on my side....I’ll find one.  THANKS!

OK!

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