Motif Rack XS - VST Recording in Cubase AI

Last Update: 09/01/2012

NOTE: These steps are AFTER a new empty project has been created.

1. On the computer keyboard, press

2. Click on ‘No instrument’.

3. Select ‘External’.

4. Select ‘Motif-Rack XS VST

NOTE: If you get a Port Open Error, simply wait for the message to go away.

5. Select ‘File’.

6. Select ‘Setup’.

7. Select ‘USB'.

8. Set ‘Detail’ to ‘ON’.

9. Assign Motif-R XS-4 to 'Port 4 IN' and 'OUT'.

10. Assign Motif-R XS-1 to Port 1 OUT.

11. Click on 'OK'.

NOTE: Under Bulk, if the Voice box is blue (selected), change it and select Multi.

multi sel

12. Click on ‘OFFLINE’.

NOTE: Confirm settings (they should be the same as steps 9 and 10).

13. Click ‘START’.

14. When the OFFLINE/ONLINE screen closes, click on ‘Edit’.

15. Select ‘Initialize current mix’.

16. Select ‘All’.

17. Select on ‘Start’.

18. Select ‘File’.

19. Select ‘Hardware utility’.

20. Set Local to ‘Off’.

21. Click on ‘Store’.

NOTE: Move the Rack-VST screen to the right so you can see the track properties on the left side.

Click on 'ALL MIDI Inputs'.

23. Set it to 'Yamaha Motif-R-3' (see below).

Assigning ports

24. On the VST editor, click on the first Full Concert Grand (top of the list, 1st part).

NOTE: The draw screen will appear from the right.

25. Select a new voice.

NOTE: When cycling through voices, test the voice by playing the controller

26. Double click to select the desired voice.

NOTE: The draw screen will return to the right.

27. Make sure the track properties record indicator is red (armed by default. See below). If it isn't, select it.

Rec on

28. Click on the Cubase transport record button and record (see below).

NOTE: At this point Cubase is recording.

Rec on

29. When track is finished, click on yellow editor on / off icon (marked in red below) to shut VST editor off.

VST on off

30. To create a second VST MIDI track, double click on the empty space right under the first MIDI track (red circle below).

new track

NOTE: If the editor had been turn off, repeat step 29 to turn the VST editor back on.

NOTE: If the VST editor is over to the right far enough (out of the way), it doesn’t need to be shut off in order to create new MIDI tracks, and will actually follow any new tracks created. However, step 23 is still required.

31. Repeat steps 23 - 30.

When creating multiple tracks, be sure to edit the part associated with the new track created (i.e. AI track 1 = RACK VST editor part 1. When track 2 is created, now edit part 2 in the editor).

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