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Motif/Motif ES Transferring Songs to a Computer: Resampling

Transferring Songs to a Computer (using the Motif and Motif ES’s resampling capability)
The easiest way to transfer a song from your Motif or Motif ES to a computer would be to simply connect the audio outputs of the instrument to your computer’s sound card and record it into an audio recording or sequencing application. Of course in that case the quality of the audio you record will be dependent on the quality of your computer’s sound card. An alternate approach is to record the instrument’s audio output as an audio sample and then save this as an *.wav file for transfer to your computer

In order to convert a song to a wav file you have to resample it - then convert just that audio sample to a .wav file. This requires that you have expanded your instrument with sample RAM and that you have a way to shuttle the data to your computer (SmartMedia Reader/Writer or USB mass storage device for the Motif ES or a SmartMedia Reader/Writer or SCSI device for the Motif).

First thing – STORE your MIX setup and SAVE the Song to SmartMedia (or USB or SCSI mass storage device) before resampling it so you have a backup. You would create a mix to balance the instruments the way you like them.

To record the Song to an audio sample:

Select a target track, then press the [INTEGRATED SAMPLING] button.
Setup the parameters for resampling:

Press [F1] DEST
Select a TRACK and KEYBANK (note) into which you will record the resampled data. You can target either an empty track or the track on which you are going to play (if you are going to play along). If all tracks are full, don’t worry, you can still resample anyway.
Press [F2] SOURCE. Set the source parameters as follows:
Type = Sample - with this type the Integrated Sampling Sequencer will not create any NOTE-ON data in your sequencer, it will just simply add a new sample waveform to the waveform list
Source = Resample
Mono/Stereo = Stereo
Next = OFF
Frequency = 44.1k
Press [F6] REC This will place the sampling sequencer in Standby mode. Set the TrggrMode parameter to Manual
Press Start on the sequencer and check your levels. If too low set the REC GAIN higher +6bB or +12dB, if the level is to high (clipping- you will see a lightning bolt) lower the GAIN to -6dB or -12dB. When you have checked the levels, press STOP and return to the top of the SONG.
Press [F6] REC to start the Resample, Press [>] (play) to begin recording the resample. The Motif or Motif ES will draw the wave as it samples.
When the song is over press [F6] STOP. The instrument will take a few moments to gather the data.
To create the .wav file:

Press [FILE]
Press [F1] CONFIG
If you will be saving the resampled song to a SmartMedia Card set the Current parameter to CARD. For the Motif ES to save to a USB device, set this parameter to USB. For the Motif to save to a SCSI device, set this parameter to SCSI.
Press [F2] SAVE
Set the data TYPE field to WAV
Cursor down and Name the wave
(If desired, navigate to the subdirectory where you want to save the *.wav file.)
Press [ENTER]
The ES will ask you which TRACK and NOTE to save as a wave file. Enter the values you selected as the sample destination in the procedure above.
Press and hold the AUDITION button to make sure your sample is there.
Press [ENTER] and the Motif ES will export the sample as a .wav to your SmartMedia card or USB device.