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Posted on: January 12, 2019 @ 07:51 PM
Joejpn112
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Any one have for sale or know where to get the FW16E expansion board? Pickings are slim and my machine is limited because of this. Thank you in advance.

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Posted on: January 12, 2019 @ 08:01 PM
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While I’m not familiar with this company, they claim to be able to access this board.
https://cosmomusic.ca/card-yamaha-fw16e-firewire-expansion-board.html

Good luck, and you may want to check reverb.com periodically if unsuccessful with other links.  I didn’t realize this was becoming difficult to obtain.

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Posted on: February 08, 2019 @ 12:15 PM
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I wouldn’t normally post this sort of thing, but since the FW16E is scarce…

There’s currently (02/08/2019) a used one for sale on eBay:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/153369606426

This is not an endorsement - I know nothing about the seller.
If you decide to purchase this, take the usual precautions.

EDIT: It’s been sold (02/09/2019). I hope that means a Motifator member now has what they were looking for.

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Posted on: February 09, 2019 @ 01:14 PM
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Yea, I was looking for one of these a couple of weeks ago(nowhere to be found) also, but for the wrong reasons.  I remember seeing the card in the docs when I initially purchased my Motif, at the time I couldn’t see why I might need 16 channels of audio out (I don’t do the computer daw thing). 

But a couple of weeks ago, I had 16 tracks of midi stuff that I wanted to get to 16 audio tracks on my:

https://tascam.com/us/product/dp-24sd/top

So for some reason I thought I would be able to use a FW16E to transfer 16 channels of audio to the DP 24 (silly me), it wasn’t until I realized I couldn’t find a FW16E anywhere, that I took the time to look up the details on the FW16E LOL.

Ultimately I took the audio tracks over one at a time. Some using the wav files generated on the Motif, others using the midi playback and digital recording option.  Took a little longer but....  I ended up with 16 tracks of audio on my DP 24 from 16 tracks of midi on my Motif.

Which leads me to my question, for those that have the Motif but did not get the FW16E card and who want to use the DAW, can they transfer the 16 midi channels over USB and deals with the busing, and audio track generation on the DAW?  Or are they just left high and dry :-(

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Posted on: February 09, 2019 @ 04:07 PM
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lastmonk - 09 February 2019 01:14 PM

Which leads me to my question, for those that have the Motif but did not get the FW16E card and who want to use the DAW, can they transfer the 16 midi channels over USB and deals with the busing, and audio track generation on the DAW?  Or are they just left high and dry :-(

There are three ways to get audio out of the XF…
1) Analog audio via the Main and Assignable L and R phone jacks
2) Digital audio via coaxial S/PDIF (DIGITAL OUT)
3) Digital audio via an FW16E.

MIDI data has three possible paths…
1) 5-pin DIN connectors
2) USB
3) FW16E

A lot of USB/FW/DAW questions were answered in this thread:
http://www.motifator.com/index.php/forum/viewthread/455952/

This thread covers advantages of the FW16E:
http://www.motifator.com/index.php/forum/viewthread/458953/

By the way, if nothing else, the FW16E transfers data faster than via USB.
For example, if using the XF Editor, syncing is quicker.

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Posted on: February 09, 2019 @ 06:06 PM
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@5pinDIN

Thanx man these are good threads, very good info in them. Good Stuff! This clears a lot of things up. I do enjoy the back n forth. We get the best info that way.

And you can add a 4th way to get audio out of the Motif XF.  They referred to it in the two threads.

i.e

Recording the Midi playback in the Motif to a digital audio file.  that’s the method I had to use the other day.  I had 16 midi tracks all mixed, sweetened, panned, eq’ed and FX’d up.  I wanted to mix them with some stuff I had from two sax players and a vocal, and then do a wee bit of eq’ing ,compression, and normalization.

I recorded each midi track to its own audio file on the usb drive.  Yes it produced 16 separate wav (tracks/stems), and then I just imported each track into a separate track on my Tascam DP 24 where the Sax and vocal tracks awaited.

Yea, I know its a little tedious (but it was easy).  And sometimes the goal is not to get the audio into and out of a computer. In my case I use the Motif as my Midi Daw, and the Tascam as my Audio/Analog Daw.

The Tascam DP 24 has some simple and basic mastering tools and I just needed to get 16 individual tracks of Motif sound to it.

I realized it late, but the FW16E would have been of very little use in my case.

There is a minority of us out here who do not use the general purpose computer as a DAW, and never will.  But we still have the need to integrate midi,analog, digital audio.  Sure computers are ultimately used in uploading/downloading, file conversion, Internet communications, CD burning, etc.  But all the music production is done in devices dedicated to midi, analog, digital audio production.
No Vsts, Plugins,or software subscriptions here ;-)

So if your Motif is your primary music production environment and you’re connecting up with other musicians and vocalists in something like a PortaStudio, you have a different set of challenges LOL.

Cheers!

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Posted on: February 09, 2019 @ 07:38 PM
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lastmonk - 09 February 2019 06:06 PM

@5pinDIN

Thanx man these are good threads, very good info in them. Good Stuff! This clears a lot of things up. I do enjoy the back n forth. We get the best info that way.

You’re welcome.

 

lastmonk - 09 February 2019 06:06 PM

And you can add a 4th way to get audio out of the Motif XF.  They referred to it in the two threads.

i.e

Recording the Midi playback in the Motif to a digital audio file. [...]

Yes. I should have mentioned that the three I was referring to are for real-time audio output.

This support article covers a few ways to create audio files:
http://www.motifator.com/index.php/support/view/how_to_make_a_wav_or_aiff_for_cd_mp3_creation

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Posted on: February 11, 2019 @ 11:49 AM
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There’s another used FW16E for sale on eBay (as of 02/11/2019):
https://www.ebay.com/itm/392235933172

As before…
This is not an endorsement - I know nothing about the seller.
If anyone decides to purchase this, take the usual precautions.

EDIT: It’s been sold (02/17/2019), for over the MSRP. It looks like they’re still in demand.

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