Westfield, NJ (PRWEB) February 21, 2014
Karma-Lab announces the release of KARMA Motif Software Version 3.1, a major update that adds support for several more Yamaha instruments and Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9. A free update for any current owner, Version 3.1 adds the following new features and improvements:
- supports the MOXF and MOX series, and the Motif Rack XS (in addition to the Motif XF and XS series)
- supports Mac OSX 10.4.11 through Mavericks 10.9.x, Universal
- supports Windows XP through Windows 8.1, 32- and 64-bit
- supports the Steinberg CMC-PD and CMC-QC external controllers, along with others
- adds additional control ports for use with multiple external devices at the same time
- new Previous Scene, Next Scene and Startup Scene functions
- other new features, enhancements and improvements
KARMA Motif brings the award-winning and patented KARMA algorithmic music technology to a number of Yamaha Motif-based models, giving them extensive new interactive groove generation, arpeggiation and arranger-like capabilities.
The software includes the ability to use the keyboard’s Remote Mode to control all of KARMA’s functions directly from the keyboard, while KARMA sends parameter information and values directly to the keyboard’s display. This allows users to play from the keyboard without looking at the computer and makes it feel like the KARMA software is built-in to the keyboard.
KARMA Motif uses the keyboard’s Song/Multi/Mixing mode, where each of the included KARMA Performances is a complete 16-part multi-track six-module KARMA algorithmic music groove with a left and right hand zone for controlling KARMA and soloing on top of it and eight fully-voiced and completely different scenes. The Motif’s arps are also integrated into each of the KARMA Performances as additional elements controlled by KARMA’s Intelligent Chord Trigger Transposition feature. And since the player is already in Song Mode, they are just one step away from recording KARMA-fied musical performances into the internal sequencer or routing the output to any DAW for external sequencing. Furthermore, a KARMA Performance can call up any Voice, Performance, Song, Pattern or Master slot when loading, so that KARMA can be used in any of the supported model’s modes.
A 13-minute Video Introduction on the Motif XF demonstrates many of KARMA’s interactive performance capabilities. More information – including links to documentation, tutorials and user forums – can be found at http://4wrd.it/KARMAMOTIF.
Pricing and Availability
KARMA Motif Software Version 3.1 ($199) is now available direct from Karma-Lab at karma-lab.com.
About Yamaha Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA) is one of the largest subsidiaries of Yamaha Corporation, Japan and offers a full line of award-winning musical instruments, sound reinforcement and home entertainment products to the U.S. market. Products include: Yamaha acoustic, digital and hybrid pianos, portable keyboards, guitars, acoustic and electronic drums, band and orchestral instruments, marching percussion products, synthesizers, professional digital and analog audio equipment, Steinberg recording products and Nexo commercial audio products, as well as AV receivers, amplifiers, Blu-ray/CD players, iPod docking systems, home-theater-in-a-box systems, earphones, headphones, sound bars, and its exclusive line of Digital Sound Projectors. YCA markets innovative, finely crafted technology and entertainment products and musical instruments targeted to the hobbyist, education, worship, professional music, installation and consumer markets.
Founded in 1994 and based in Westfield, NJ, Karma-Lab is a provider of software for music and sound creation. The company has developed the KARMA features, software and sounds for a wide variety of Korg keyboards including the Korg Karma, Triton, OASYS, M3, M50 and Kronos, and its award-winning KARMA technology is covered by 11 US Patents. Karma-Lab has also recently released software and sounds for a number of Yamaha products including the Motif XF and XS series, the MOXF and MOX series, and the Motif Rack XS. KARMA technology is used worldwide by tens of thousands of users, for applications including audio production, song-writing, film/TV soundtracks, live stage sound, club remixes, computer game sound, and multimedia applications. Find out more at karma-lab.com.
Contact: Marc Ferris/Giles Communications
(914) 798-77121 (mferris(at)giles(dot)com)