Yamaha MODX Wishlist - Suggestions For Future Updates

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Re: Yamaha MODX Wishlist - Suggestions For Future Updates

Unread post by Stevie18 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:17 am

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Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:11 pm
One thing I find annoying is if you want to swap out a part in a performance for another part (via category search), it loses all the part's settings and replaces them with the default settings of the replacement part.

It would be nice to have the option of either.

Sometimes I have a part configured with arp, effect etc, and I just want to try that part out with a different instrument, but same arp, same effects.

For AWM2, I can technically get round this by changing the wav files in the elements, but that seems a bit hacky.
Not sure exactly which settings you need. For some of them this is already there, at least: In the category search dialog there are 4 screen buttons at the bottom of the screen. They are named Param. with parts. If they are lit (green) then the corresponding settings will come from the new part, if not they will stay. That applies at least for the ARPs, splits. Not 100% about the effects. I think when disabling the "Mixing" button, the effects will not be overwritten. Try it to be sure...
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Re: Yamaha MODX Wishlist - Suggestions For Future Updates

Unread post by pax-eterna » Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:10 pm

When the Mixing is disabled the effects associated with the new instrument selected are NOT imported as well. This is annoying as the only way to hear the new instrument with effects is to have the Mixing tab set to on, which of course then removes all the non-sound related settings one has carefully spent time setting up. As in splits, master efx sends, scene data etc etc...

Yamaha need to introduce a variation to this whereby one can introduce a different sound with it's own insert efx, superknob settings et al, intact but still not altering the overall performance setup, as per the OP.
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Re: Yamaha MODX Wishlist - Suggestions For Future Updates

Unread post by mitya » Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:27 pm

One more (sorry if it's been included already):

The ability to quickly zero any setting. I posted about this before and it seems there is currently no way, though it's hard to believe. Currently you have to play safe-picker trying to get to zero, and you'd never do it accurately mid-performance.
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Re: Yamaha MODX Wishlist - Suggestions For Future Updates

Unread post by frostyak » Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:40 pm

So this is my first post to this forum.. but I just need to write this down:

The Play/Rec function is nice to have and actually quite good to use if you get hang of it, but there is this big question, why I cannot leave the screen when Rec or Play is going? Next suggestion is - when I set the song to Loop ON and hit play, it loops nicely, however to overdub I cannot just hit record and overdub the looped part. I am quite surprised that this is not standard workflow. And now to the most important idea: How about having both of these suggestions combined and be able to create loops on the go, move around the screens and edit sounds while looped MIDI data is still playing.. overdub on top of it and compose in a closed loop to make the best out of it, than switch to next part of song and continue with this workflow...

This is the idea of having an implemented MIDI looper with some quick clear button combo for erasing the song. Musicians could do layering on the fly, change the parameters of all the stuff with superknob...

This would be nice addition.
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Re: Yamaha MODX Wishlist - Suggestions For Future Updates

Unread post by pologuy » Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:41 pm

Let's start with fixing the (sometimes) faulty 88 key keybed.

And adding actual lighting (blue or red...) around the 4 control knobs - instead of just 4 blue painted on rings...

And maybe balanced outputs too
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Re: Yamaha MODX Wishlist - Suggestions For Future Updates

Unread post by EXer » Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:32 pm

Replace the "super knob" with a 3rd wheel (cf. SY-99 and EX5).

The idea of a macro-controller function like the "superknob" is excellent, but the *function* itself and its dedicated *physical controller* are quite different things.

The way that physical controller has been implemented is daft, to say the least.

A 3rd wheel would be way more practical to use than a huge blinking wart in the middle of the panel.

But I guess that the choice of a conspicuous physical controller and the confusion between that controller and the function it controls in the marketing speech were intentional to help advertising the function.

\rant off
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Re: Yamaha MODX Wishlist - Suggestions For Future Updates

Unread post by Stevie18 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:53 pm

pologuy wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:41 pm
Let's start with fixing the (sometimes) faulty 88 key keybed.
I like that. My MODX88 came back yesterday after being in repair for ~5 weeks. One of the keys still had the bad sound :-(. And as a bonus it did not switch on anymore. No matter what. Thanks Yamaha. They received it back again today. Let's see how look it takes this time.
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Re: Yamaha MODX Wishlist - Suggestions For Future Updates

Unread post by vertig0spin » Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:27 pm

Stevie18 wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:53 pm
pologuy wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:41 pm
Let's start with fixing the (sometimes) faulty 88 key keybed.
I like that. My MODX88 came back yesterday after being in repair for ~5 weeks. One of the keys still had the bad sound :-(. And as a bonus it did not switch on anymore. No matter what. Thanks Yamaha. They received it back again today. Let's see how look it takes this time.
Even if the keybed is not being faulty, they still need to fix the software/OS side of it regarding Velocity Scaling specifically for the MODX8. Providing Velocity Scaling programming for parts/elements would be nice, but the best fix would be a global setting check box that allow the MODX8 keybed sample velocity triggering to emulate a more even non-graduated keybed, such as the MODX6/7 or Montage 6/7/8. I proposed this on https://yamahasynth.ideascale.com a while back...
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Re: Yamaha MODX Wishlist - Suggestions For Future Updates

Unread post by Stevie18 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:39 pm

Well, while it was working the keybed was fine for me (except for the sound the keys made). The feel for me personally was just right and I did not have any scaling issue. But I see that everyone feels this differently and I actually upvoted the Ideascale idea...
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Re: Yamaha MODX Wishlist - Suggestions For Future Updates

Unread post by tony1961 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:59 pm

Hi folks!It's my first post here and I'm ready to buy the yamaha modx 7 ! It's a very capable synth with many cool features!
After reading many suggestions for updates i think yamaha (in a future os update) could change the usb specs of the modx to make it possible to connect a cheap usb illuminated keyboard (or something yamaha would recommend!) for easy input/change of performances and numbers without using the touch screen in some live situations!There is plenty of space at the right of the modx ! This is only a suggestion to make life easier..Thank you!
(i'm playing a yamaha mox6 and a moxf6,p-45 piano, tg77,casio px-350,korg pa-600, but i've sold my old friend dx7iifd-e!)
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Re: Yamaha MODX Wishlist - Suggestions For Future Updates

Unread post by Derek » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:41 pm

EXer wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:32 pm
Replace the "super knob" with a 3rd wheel (cf. SY-99 and EX5).

The idea of a macro-controller function like the "superknob" is excellent, but the *function* itself and its dedicated *physical controller* are quite different things.

The way that physical controller has been implemented is daft, to say the least.

A 3rd wheel would be way more practical to use than a huge blinking wart in the middle of the panel.

But I guess that the choice of a conspicuous physical controller and the confusion between that controller and the function it controls in the marketing speech were intentional to help advertising the function.

\rant off
Sorry, missed this on the original post date. I agree, but TBH having the knob there or to the right is a moot point me as i rarely have a spare hand when playing for the mod wheels unless I am doing lead only, so have a foot pedal assigned to the superknob. It’s what your feet are for. :)
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Re: Yamaha MODX Wishlist - Suggestions For Future Updates

Unread post by Derek » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:43 pm

tony1961 wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:59 pm
Hi folks!It's my first post here and I'm ready to buy the yamaha modx 7 ! It's a very capable synth with many cool features!
After reading many suggestions for updates i think yamaha (in a future os update) could change the usb specs of the modx to make it possible to connect a cheap usb illuminated keyboard (or something yamaha would recommend!) for easy input/change of performances and numbers without using the touch screen in some live situations!There is plenty of space at the right of the modx ! This is only a suggestion to make life easier..Thank you!
(i'm playing a yamaha mox6 and a moxf6,p-45 piano, tg77,casio px-350,korg pa-600, but i've sold my old friend dx7iifd-e!)
Yellow and welcome. Good point. I can plug a USB keyboard into my Kronos, which makes it much easier when entering names or Set list notes (or each setlist can have its own set of notes that show on the touch panel)
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Re: Yamaha MODX Wishlist - Suggestions For Future Updates

Unread post by pologuy » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:37 pm

EXer wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:32 pm
Replace the "super knob" with a 3rd wheel (cf. SY-99 and EX5).

The idea of a macro-controller function like the "superknob" is excellent, but the *function* itself and its dedicated *physical controller* are quite different things.

The way that physical controller has been implemented is daft, to say the least.

A 3rd wheel would be way more practical to use than a huge blinking wart in the middle of the panel.

But I guess that the choice of a conspicuous physical controller and the confusion between that controller and the function it controls in the marketing speech were intentional to help advertising the function.

\rant off
You can turn the Super Knob's flashing light off if you wish so it is just a regular lit knob.

You can also configure the Super Knob to just be one color of your choice - and not go through the various colors.

You can also turn the Super Knob's light totally off.

The Super Knob can control up to 128 different parameters at one time.
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Re: Yamaha MODX Wishlist - Suggestions For Future Updates

Unread post by Derek » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:56 pm

I like the colour changes, but more style than substance. Flashing was the first thing I turned off, and then programmed my foot pedal to the CC assigned in the preferences. That gives me what I want - ability to control the macro function that the super knob is, and keep both hands on the keyboard. :)
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Re: Yamaha MODX Wishlist - Suggestions For Future Updates

Unread post by redglass » Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:13 pm

Two things I would like to see in future updates:

1) using USB and Din (classic)-Midi a the same time
2) using sustain pedal as rotary switch - this is a classic clavia nord funtion.
For a B4 Hammond sound to play I do not use sustain, but might be able to use the pedal as Leslie switch.
I would leave one pedal if that was possible

Sorry if somebody else did mention those wishes..

Best, Bastian
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