On Fri, Apr 23, 2010 at 2:33 AM, David Sommerseth <davids(a)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
If so, see
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?
which seems to be a linux version of
Analogue-style editor for Yamaha DB50XG, SW60XG and MU10. Uses the 'hidden'
Yamaha QS300 mode to give youtwice the power of the basic XG voice.
2xOscillators,2xLFO's, 6xEnvelope Generators per voice. Saves andloads QS300
presets, effects banks and sequences. Lookslike a Prophet V synth. Includes
Arpeggiators andAnalogue Step Sequencers. Saves and loads MIDI and SYXfiles.
Real wood finish and custom knobs
The DB50XG and SW60XG are discontinued, but the SW1000XG (also discontinued)
has been popular in the professional music industry, and many of
amateur and professional keyboards implement either XG or a subset, known as
• Mediatrix cleverly integrates a DB60XG card (effectively a DB50XG with
added analogue input), with its own full-duplex recording circuitry,
the Audiotrix card. Users of the 3DXG can thus have those Yamaha sounds from
• I doubt if I need to make any comment on the XG MIDI sounds -- I've been
using these on my DB50XG for two years now, and have yet to hear a
chipset that sounds better.
• It's a clever idea to incorporate the Yamaha DB60XG into the design of the
3DXG, and this gives very good on-board synth sounds, as well as an
excellent three-tier effects system. The overall sound quality is good, and
in line with the deluxe consumer description that I used at the start of
this review. If you want a soundcard with great synth sounds and excellent
effects, and want to use it for occasional games, this would be a good but
slightly expensive choice. If you want a card primarily for music, you may
find yourself disabling many of the same features that endear it to games
players -- the FM synth, joystick port, and so on, which leaves you with an
XG synth and stereo WAV recording and playback through the XG effects. This,
in essence, is what the forthcoming Yamaha SW1000XG will do (albeit with
more effects and WAV channels, plus higher sound quality, but at a
significantly higher price).
• Get your SW1000XG out of the dust pile or out of the loft becuase the darn
thing works under windows 7.