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MOTIF XF: The Top Ten Articles on YamahaSynth

MOTIF XF: The Top Ten Articles on YamahaSynth
The top ten most read MOTIF XF articles on YamahaSynth. Computer connectivity, Voice editing, internal effects and more!
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Behind the Synth: The MOTIF Series

Behind the Synth: The MOTIF Series
From 2001 to 2016 the Yamaha MOTIF Series were a music industry standard. Nate and Blake explore the legendary line in this installment of "Behind the Synth".
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Moessieurs Monday: Connecting MONTAGE and MOTIF XF with Camelot Pro

Moessieurs Monday: Connecting MONTAGE and MOTIF XF with Camelot Pro
Camelot Pro is a powerful software tool that intelligently connects and maps hardware MIDI devices and virtual instruments. With a simple interface, mulitplatform support (Windows, MacOS and iOS), attachments like scores and notes and more, Camelot makes connecting mulitple devices a breeze. Check out this video from Moessieurs as he connects MONTAGE and a MOTIF XF with Camelot Pro:

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Moessieurs Monday: Connecting MOTIF XF and MONTAGE with Camelot

Moessieurs Monday: Connecting MOTIF XF and MONTAGE with Camelot
We showed you Camelot in this video from Superbooth18. This week's Moessieurs Monday shows the benefits of connnecting a MOTIF XF and MONTAGE using Camelot and all the ways you can control either keyboard in a variety of situations. Check out the video below, and go here for more information about Camelot. Want to meet the developers? Check out Blake Angelos's interview with Camelot developers Emanuele Parravicini and Simone Capitani.Emanuele Parravicini and Simone Capitani.

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B.O.M.B 2: THE BEST OF MOTIF BANK FOR MX49, MX61 AND MX88

B.O.M.B 2: THE BEST OF MOTIF BANK FOR MX49, MX61 AND MX88
It’s a commonly quoted feature of the MX Music Synthesizers that they share over 1100 sounds with the legendary MOTIF synth library. The big question then arises…so…WHERE are they in the keyboard?
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MONTAGifying MOTIF: Smooth It Over 6 and 7

MONTAGifying MOTIF: Smooth It Over 6 and 7
Join Phil "Bad Mister" Clendeninn as he walks you through adding a PART to a performance - and performing with it.
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MONTAGifying MOTIF: "Smooth It Over"

MONTAGifying MOTIF: "Smooth It Over"
Smooth_It_Over_4.X7B”Smooth It Over” is a Motif XF Performance using five ARP1-ARP5 buttons. We’ll see how ARPs are linked to SCENE buttons and how Scenes can be used to influence your backing groove, and we'll discover a hidden Easter egg among the Arp Phrases.
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MONTAGifying MOTIF Article Series!

MONTAGifying MOTIF Article Series!
The "MONTAGifying MOTIF" article series will show you how to add motion to your MOTIF XS/XF and MOXF sounds in MONTAGE!
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MONTAGifying MOTIF: “Tenor to the Max"

MONTAGifying MOTIF: “Tenor to the Max"
Join Phil "Bad Mister" Clendeninn for the latest MONTAGification of the Motif XF Performance Tenor to the Max. It's your opportunity to explore and innovate!
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MONTAGifying Motif XF Performances

MONTAGifying Motif XF Performances
In this session, we'll continue our scuba dive into the MONTAGifying Motif XF Performance data - and doing it with the New Version 2.00 of firmware for your MONTAGE. And don't miss your opportunity to suggest a Motif XF Performance for a future session!
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MONTAGifying MOTIF: "Rule the Earth"

MONTAGifying MOTIF: "Rule the Earth"
Let out your inner rocker with this latest session with Phil "Bad Mister" Clendeninn!
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MONTAGifying MOTIF: "Altered States"

MONTAGifying MOTIF: "Altered States"
Join Bad Mister now to start to integrate what you've been learning in prior sessions in this series . . .and learn out to MONTAGify MOTIF Performances!
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MONTAGifying MOTIF: "Winds & Strings"

MONTAGifying MOTIF: "Winds & Strings"
This week we'll take a look at MONTAGifying the Motif XF Performance "Winds & Strings" - so let's join Phil "Bad Mister" Clendeninn in this lesson . . .
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MONTAGifying MOTIF: "Free Fall"

MONTAGifying MOTIF: "Free Fall"
In this lesson, Phil "Bad Mister" Clendeninn MONTAGifies the oft requested Performance "Free Fall" It also makes for a great chance to study how Mega Arpeggios work. Here he will take a close-up look at a Guitar Mega (Mg) Arpeggio and discover what makes it tick. So let's join him . . . 
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MONTAGifying MOTIF: "Second Breakfast"

MONTAGifying MOTIF: "Second Breakfast"
Phil "Bad Mister" Clendeninn is back with another lesson MONTAGifying a MOTIF XF Performances. Let's get started! 
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MONTAGifying MOTIF: "Smooth Guitar"

MONTAGifying MOTIF: "Smooth Guitar"
Our own Bad Mister - Phil Clendeninn - has another lesson on MONTAGifying MOTIF XF Performances. This time it is the classic "Smooth Guitar" . . .
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MONTAGifying MOTIF: "Worship Center"

MONTAGifying MOTIF: "Worship Center"
Phil "Bad Mister" Clendeninn is back with another MONTAGification of a MOTIF XF Performance that you've been asking for: "Worship Center"!
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MONTAGifying MOTIF: "Neon Girlz"

MONTAGifying MOTIF: "Neon Girlz"
Bad Mister (aka: our own Phil Clendeninn) continues his series on MONTAGifying Motif XF Performances to create amazing things in your MONTAGE. This time around, it's "Neon Girlz"!
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MONTAGifying MOTIF: "Chilln' Keys"

MONTAGifying MOTIF: "Chilln' Keys"
Join Bad Mister as he takes you on a tour of something old while introducing you to something new - MONTAGifying the Motif XF Performance "Chilln' Keys" with the Motion Control Synthesis Engine. This is the second in a new "scuba" level series of Performances articles by Phil "Bad Mister" Clendeninn.
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MONTAGifying MOTIF: "Piano Electro"

MONTAGifying MOTIF: "Piano Electro"
Join Bad Mister as he takes you on a tour of something old while introducing you to something new - MONTAGifying the MOTIF XF Performance: "Piano Electro" with the Motion Control Synthesis Engine. This is the first in a new "scuba" level series of Performances articles by Phil "Bad Mister" Clendeninn.
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