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I'm looking at another keyboard to replace our XP-50 in our worship service. I had it narrowed down to the Triton but days just before my purchase, I was told by one of my fellow music directors to take a look at the Motif because he had just purchased one. I was like "okay", but in the back of my mind,"please". http://www.musicplayer.com/ubb/rolleyes.gif.See, I had messed around with it once before and was not impressed. Well, I went by GC monday, and tried it again; I couldn't get my hands off of it!!! http://www.musicplayer.com/ubb/eek.gifhttp://www.musicplayer.com/ubb/eek.gif I don't know what happened before. Was I blinded by determination with getting the Triton? I mean the slap basses sounded realistic, punchy brass, subtle strings, excellent pianos, awesome rhodes ( I thought I was playing the real thing for a moment),etc.. I kinda wish they had more sfx and pads but Roland has always had this category locked down (well in my book). When my wife finally pried my hands off of it, I played the Triton. I tried to get into it but it was too late. I was "MOTIFIED"!!! http://www.musicplayer.com/ubb/cool.gif I waited 2 days and went back again (without my wife), the same thing! I ended up apologizing to my friend http://www.musicplayer.com/ubb/redface.gif and he laughed because he said that he had went through the same thing. I've always wondered why there was such an abundance of Tritons for sale on eBay. Maybe they want Motifs too! I'm gonna wait 2 more weeks, this time without going back, and if I experience the same thing, I will have a Motif6/7 on top of my C3. For the record, I still may get the Triton rack later...maybe.

Anyone else had this experience or does it wear off?

 

This message has been edited by dyoung46@bellsouth.net on 10-11-2001 at 09:31 AM

 

This message has been edited by dyoung46@bellsouth.net on 10-11-2001 at 09:34 AM

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dyoung46,

 

Here's the deal. I have the Motif8, Karma and I returned the rack mount version of the Triton, didn't like it. I figured with the Karma, I didn't need another Korg like product to give me sounds I already had.

 

KARMA: it's great keyboard, no doubt! If you're a writer, you can experiment with the assorted drum loops and create / alter sounds in real time, and when I'm writing, I don't like to waste anytime looking for sounds. The key action is a little to bouncy for me, although great for soloing.

 

Now let's talk about the MOTIF8: This thing ROCKS! I needed a new controller. My Kurzweil PC88, which I had for 6 years, kick the bucket and I didn't want to spend money fixing it, so the idea was to get another great controller with some great sounds. The Motif is everything and more. The sounds are magnificent, authentic and fat. The keyboard action is just perrrrrrrrrrfect.

 

If you're looking for a keyboard / controller / great sounds, this is the baby. I wouldn't trade it in for anything else, and the only time you'll see me trading this in for something else, well you'll have to wait till "IT" kicks the bucket too.

 

Go for it, you won't be disappointed.

 

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Imagine, thanks for the encouraging words. I think that I'm gonna get the Motif7 with the Triton rack. I wish that the Motif had a ribbon though http://www.musicplayer.com/ubb/frown.gif . Imagine, can you assign each one of those controllers and knobs to control other synths? Does it have a breath controller input?
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I'll be interested in hearing what you guys think about the Motif after you've had it a couple months or so. Yamaha burned me badly with the EX-5; like what you're saying about the Motif, it sounds wonderful but its not until you really start programming and sequencing did I realize the huge number of bugs, etc that I can't seem to find a workaround for; the EX-5 forums have not been much help. Fortunately I'm now in a band that doesn't sequence, so the good sounds of the EX are still in use, but for that kind of money I expect something that works as advertised. Just last weekend I tried to change the vibrato rate on the EX, and COULDN'T DO IT!!! Say what you will about the old DX-7, at least everything on it worked as advertised.

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I think yamaha is trying to Improve their suspport and I've got to give them the Credit!.Korg si Trying but Triton is Abanded and that's a fact(that's why I sold it and go a Karma).Roland,If it weren't for their sounds I would rate Roland as the "Worst" Company in all kind of sections.
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Botch, as with most new products, they're gonna have bugs. But that's the price that you may pay to be the first one to have it. I agree about their previous products with their stability, especially the EX/W-series. But I think that the Motif is gonna be around for a while. It's gonna be a bummer w/o the joystick that I'm used to http://www.musicplayer.com/ubb/frown.gif . The Triton is very stable; it's only been around for almost 3 years http://www.musicplayer.com/ubb/rolleyes.gif . I remember when the Triton came out, it had bugs. Thank the mfgrs for software updates!!! http://www.musicplayer.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
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Originally posted by botch@netutah.net:

I'll be interested in hearing what you guys think about the Motif after you've had it a couple months or so.

 

Just got my November issue of Keyboard mag delivered and they have a good write-up on the Motif7. To make things even better, it received a KEYBUY Award!! Mark another point for the MO'!! Botch, I'll let you know how I'm doing in a couple of months, if I don't forget because I'll be pumping out new and exciting tracks on my Motif7. http://www.musicplayer.com/ubb/biggrin.gifhttp://www.musicplayer.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

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Well, I think yamaha 'redeemed' itself with the cs6x and the s series. I have high hopes for the motif. After playing one, I really wanted to sell my pc88mx and my cs6x and get a motif 8. I played the motif 8 and I would take it over the triton pro any day.

 

As far as software, yamaha kind of pisses off a bit on this. The cs6x HAD a bug, yamaha didn't admit it (it's supposed to work this way!), but it was finally fixed. The AN200 and DX200 has a bug, and owners say yamaha said it did not intend to fix it.

 

That said, the karma has a (hardware) problem, so I prefer a software bug, at least it can probably be fixed. :)

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! i would go with the triton. one of our churches keyboardists had a triton and thought it was the best thing to happen to worship. only go with the motifying motif if you need all the thrills and xtra sounds that sound kool to you. in modern worship i find that i dont necessarily need synth basses at all. wouldnt you need more piano,wurly,and string stuff? the tritons interface is a good interface to confront as the band changes to the next song, :eek: i mean the touch screen rocks :cool: ! God bless!
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! i would go with the triton. one of our churches keyboardists had a triton and thought it was the best thing to happen to worship. only go with the motifying motif if you need all the thrills and xtra sounds that sound kool to you. in modern worship i find that i dont necessarily need synth basses at all. wouldnt you need more piano,wurly,and string stuff? the tritons interface is a good interface to confront as the band changes to the next song, :eek: i mean the touch screen rocks :cool: ! God bless!
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Originally posted by Chris100:

I don't think you were blinded by determination with getting the Triton. I spent a lot of time on both synths before I went with Triton, and I don't think the Motif even comes close. It's a great synth, but definitely over-hyped.

Chris,it's okay. I won't tell anyone that you like the Motif more

;) . The Triton is a great board. A lot of my friends have one for their service. But it MOTIF7 all the way for me!!!

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Imagine, thanks for the encouraging words. I think that I'm gonna get the Motif7 with the Triton rack. I wish that the Motif had a ribbon though . Imagine, can you assign each one of those controllers and knobs to control other synths? Does it have a breath controller input?

 

 

dyoung,

 

Sorry for the long delay in responding. Yes the Motif 8 does have a breath controller input, but I'm not certain about the Motif7.

 

Have you bought it yet?

 

Imagine

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All Motifs have the breath controller input. As I understand, the keyboard is the only difference beyween 6,7, and 8.

 

Originally posted by Imagine:

 

 

dyoung,

 

Sorry for the long delay in responding. Yes the Motif 8 does have a breath controller input, but I'm not certain about the Motif7.

 

Have you bought it yet?

 

Imagine

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Originally posted by Imagine:

 

 

dyoung,

 

Sorry for the long delay in responding. Yes the Motif 8 does have a breath controller input, but I'm not certain about the Motif7.

 

Have you bought it yet?

 

Imagine

 

Imagine, If things go as planned, I will have the Motif7 next week. I found it for $1899.99. I also read the article in Keyboard Mag(Nov) and they answered my other questions. I will confirm when I get it if I can get my hands off of it to post.

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