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Motif XS Operating System V 1.5.5

MOTIF XS OS Updater V1.55

Device to Update
MOTIF XS6/MOTIF XS7/MOTIF XS8 older than V1.55

How to Check The Version of your MOTIF XS.

1. Push [UTILITY] to enter the Utility mode.
2. Push [UTILITY], [Cursor Up] and [F1] buttons simultaneously.
The following message will appear:
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About MOTIF XS
Current Version
MOTIF XS Firmware Version *.**.*
MOTIF XS Kernel Version ************
MOTIF XS Contents Version ****
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The unit's version is indicated by " MOTIF XS Firmware Version *.**.* "
Only the numbers up to the two decimal places after the first dot are important in reading the version number, you can ignore the numbers after the second dot.
Ex.) 1.04.1=1.04, 1.05.6=1.05
Press the [EXIT] button to exit version information.

Required Items

One USB memory device of over 256MB capacity formatted on the MOTIF XS

Version History

V1.51 to V1.55

Solved problems;
-Fixed a problem in which the process speed of the MOTIF XS becomes slow when selecting the MOTIF XS Voice from the Media Bay of Cubase for Mac OS X, causing an unnecessary repetition of transmission of a certain message between the MOTIF XS and computer.

-Fixed a problem in which the value of the High Threshold parameter of the Effect Type "Multi Band Comp" would not be set properly even if you change the Voice, Performance, Effect Type or Effect Preset.

-Fixed a problem in which the fade-in and fade-out of the Common LFO might not work correctly when either of the "InsA1"-"insA16" or "InsB1"-"insB16" is assigned to Dest of the Common LFO in the Voice Edit mode.

-The value of the Rotor/Horn Balance parameter belonging to the Effect Type "Rotary Speaker" has been corrected from "L63>H"-"L=H"-"LH"-"R=H"-"R

Known Issues;
-File sharing for accessing the computer of the systems below from the MOTIF XS* will not function correctly. The functionality for accessing the MOTIF XS from a computer will function correctly.

- Windows Vista
- Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later, and 10.5.4 or later

 *This issue is targetd at all firmware versions of MOTIF XS.

[V1.50 to V1.51]

Solved problems;
-Fixed a problem in which the output levels for the mLAN IN Main Out Monitor L/R and mLAN IN Assignable Out Monitor L/R of the IEEE1394 audio input channels exceeded the values you specified by 12dB.

[V1.12 to V.1.50]

New features;
- With the newly added Audio Record / Play function, you can now record your performances on the MOTIF XS as WAV-format audio files (44.1-kHz, 16-bit, stereo) on a USB storage device or a computer connected via a network.

- Whenever using the [F1] File display of the File mode to transfer files to or from a USB storage device or a networked computer, the new Audition function makes it easy to preview WAV or AIFF files before importing them into the MOTIF XS.

-The Cursor up/down buttons can now move the cursor in the Directory list, Sharing Point list and Device list of the File mode. Also, the Cursor left/right buttons can move the cursor from or to the list box in the display of the File mode. Pressing the Cursor left button moves the cursor up, and pressing the Cursor right button moves the cursor down.

-The Sampling Main display now contains a list of the Key Banks that make up the selected Waveform. In this display, the Cursor [<]/[>] buttons can now move the cursor up/down.

-You can now edit the following parameters of the [F2] Parameter display in the [F1] Trim display from Sampling Edit.
Level, Pan, Coarse Tune, Fine Tune, Play Mode, Key Range, Velocity Range

-The initial settings of the "Play Mode" have been changed from "one shot" to "loop" in the [F1] Trim display of the Sampling Edit mode.

-When you press the [SF4] Apply button from the Sampling mode to temporarily modify data, it will be replaced with a Cancel button.

-Sequence data bars on the Song Play Track View display now indicate the relative pitches of note events with higher-pitched notes being displayed at a higher position.

-You can now customize MOTIF XS displays using file sharing functionality via a network.

-A message "Press [ENTER] to set." now apper in the Input Character window.

Solved problems;
-Fixed a problem in which the release time might become longer than the AEG setting if you play the keyboard while using the optional foot controller with the half-damper feature (FC3, etc.) when "Half Damper Switch" is set to "on" via [F4] Amplitude -> [SF2] AEG in the Voice Element Edit mode.

-Fixed a problem in which the LFO speed is not synchronized to the tempo of the Arpeggio or sequencer when the load on the MOTIF XS becomes too large, even if "Tempo Sync" is set to "on" called up via [F5] Com LFO -> [SF1] Wave in the Voice Common Edit mode.

-Fixed a problem in which the [ASSIGNABLE FUNCTION] button would not work even if the current part is the part corresponding to the MIDI channel set in "Transmit Channel" when the settings below have been made in the Master Edit mode.

[COMMON EDIT] -> [F2]Other -> "Zone Swtich" = "on"
[COMMON EDIT] -> [F2]Other -> "Mode" = "Song"/ "Pattern"
Number button [1] - [8] -> [F1]Transmit -> "Transmit Channel" = value other than "1"
Number button [1] - [8] -> [F1]Transmit -> "Int Switch" = "on"
Number button [1] - [8] -> [F3]Tx Swtich -> [SF2]Control -> "A.Function 1,2" = "on"

To change the current part when setting "Mode" to "Song"/"Pattern" in the Master mode, press the [SELECTED PART CONTROL] button to call up the Control Function window and then press Number button [1] - [16].


Known Issues;
-File sharing for accessing the computer of the systems below from the MOTIF XS* will not function correctly. The functionality for accessing the MOTIF XS from a computer will function correctly.

- Windows Vista
- Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later, and 10.5.4 or later

 *This issue is targetd at all firmware versions of MOTIF XS.
Caution

- All User data (User Voices, User Performances, Songs and so on) will be initialized.
Please make sure that you save all User data to a USB storage device or to a computer connected to the same network before performing this update.

- This updater is only for the MOTIF XS synthesizer.

- This updater is to be used at the user's own risk.

- The unit may become inoperable if the electrical supply is interrupted while running the updater (by pulling out the AC cord, etc.). If this happens, run the updater again from the first step.

- If the unit does not function after running the updater, please contact your nearest Yamaha service center.

Yamaha Global Directory

If you use MOTIF XS with Steinberg DAW, following updates are recommended for more complete integration.

1.MOTIF XS Extension V1.5.0
- MOTIF XS Extension V1.5.0 for Windows Vista/Xp 32bit
- MOTIF XS Extension V1.5.0 for Windows Vista 64bit
- MOTIF XS Extension V1.5.0 for Mac OS X (Universal Binary)

2. MOTIF XS VST Editor V1.2.1
- MOTIF XS VST Editor V1.2.1 for Windows Vista/XP 32bit
- MOTIF XS VST Editor V1.2.1 for Windows Vista 64bit
- MOTIF XS VST Editor V1.2.1 for Mac OS X

3. Studio Manager V2.3.1 and MOTIF XS Editor V1.2.1
- Studio Manager V2.3.1 for Windows Vista/XP
- Studio Manager V2.3.1 for Mac OS X
- MOTIF XS Editor V1.2.1 for Windows Vista/XP
- MOTIF XS Editor V1.2.1 for Mac OS X


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