The new Motif ES - twice the power
The arpeggiator also got some TLC, with over 1700 patterns and performance elements to choose from. Yamaha have incorporated features from the RS7000 such as Loop Remix as well as developing a new four track switching system for more realistic strums and the like. Control has been addressed too, with the ES talking tothe SQ01, Cubase SX, Logic Audio, ProTools, Sonar 2.0 and a MultiPart Editor for Motif Rack / Motif ES (Windows) plus Logic 5.5 and Digital Performer (Mac). In the pipeline is a new mLan board, expected to ship at under $300 which is "more robust" and will be capable of 96kHz/24-bit audio, bringin the Motif system into closer integration with computers and digital gear.
The Motif ES will be available in three models:
ES6 - 61-Note (regular action) List: $2350
ES7 - 76-Note (regular action) List: $2850
ES8 - 88-Note (balanced Hammer Effect action) List: $3350
Available in the Autumn. We will be previewing the Motif ES at this months Summer NAMM (July 18th-20th)