gadg-et-oid [gaj-it-oid]


1. having the characteristics or form of a gadget;
resembling a mechanical contrivance or device.

Yamaha Motif-Rack XS

The Motif XS has finally found its way into a rack unit in the form of the Yamaha Motif-Rack XS Tone Generator.

The Motif-Rack XS includes 1,152 voices, 65 drum kits and the Motif XS synthesizes engine for building custom Voices. There are also built-in studio quality effects, thousands of arpeggio types (of which up to 4 can be played back simultaneously) and 5 front-panel control knobs that give access to 20 different parameters in real-time.

An optional mLAN16E2 interface card connects the Motif-Rack XS to a computer with a single firewire cable through which audio and MIDI data is communicated.

The Motif-Rack XS will drop in June for $1,499.99 and Digital Village are offering the opportunity to pre-order from the first UK shipment.

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008, Professional Audio.