[PlanetCCRMA] [Fedora-music-list] Yamaha Motif XS, the remote control feature and Rosegarden

David Sommerseth davids at redhat.com
Fri Apr 23 09:23:09 PDT 2010

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On 23/04/10 17:53, Niels Mayer wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 23, 2010 at 2:33 AM, David Sommerseth <davids at redhat.com> wrote:
>> Have anyone of you tried make the remote control feature found in the
>> Yamaha Motif XS synths work in Rosegarden?
> Do XG editors work on Motif XS synths?? I thought Motif XS was a superset of
> XG.

I'll sure give this a shot ... even though, this seems to be the
"opposite" direction of what I was hoping for :)  I'm not sure how Motif
XS and XG are related.  I thought XG was related to the newer and
improved GM standard (which the XS should support somehow, as far as I

The Motif series are hardware synth/workstations, and the versions with
physical keys also got an included sampler, so it's not a pure "sound
card", in that regards.  Motif ES came after the old Motif, and the
Motif XS came after Motif ES again.  And the corresponding S90ES is
based on the Motif ES tone generator, while the newer S90XS is based
upon Motif XS ... but the "cool" thing, the Motif XS is running some
kind of a Linux (MontaVista based, AFAIK) - but I've not been able to
jail it :-P

I've looked through some of your links about the different XG related
products, and most of them seem to be "computer boards" and not so much
standalone devices, like the Motif XS.

> If so, see
> http://old.nabble.com/qxgedit-0.1.0-2.rncbc.suse112.x86_64.rpm-on-Fedora12-to28336102.html
> <http://old.nabble.com/qxgedit-0.1.0-2.rncbc.suse112.x86_64.rpm-on-Fedora12-to28336102.html>FYI,
> here's some notes I took on the subject last night... I'm still trying to
> figure out what synths qxgedit can control. Can it control Motif's? the
> MU-100? MU-90XG? How about the QY series? MU-15?
> Yamaha XG
>> re: qxgedit-0.1.0-2.rncbc.suse112.x86_64
> which seems to be a linux version of
> http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/Multimedia_and_Graphics/MIDI_Players_and_Editors/XG300.html

I'll give qxgedit i whirl, and I'll let you know how it goes.

David S.
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