Yamaha Motif Classic/ES/XS Series

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Unread post by puremusic » Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:02 am

Sorting through the Motif Rack ES's Utility menu there's an on/off option for Plgautoload.

The manual says:

"Determines whether the Board Voice data is automatically loaded (on) or not (off) when turning the power on
(Plug-in Load function in the JobSel display)."

I still don't quite understand what this does exactly or it's purpose?

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Re: Plgautoload?

Unread post by Saul » Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:22 am

Isn't that just an option to have the sounds from any installed PLG card loaded at start up? I would assume it is an option because of limited user memory so loading the data would lessen the amount of memory available for other things?

Not sure because I have never owned one. Plenty of people here have though so they should be able to give a more definitive answer soon :)
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Re: Plgautoload?

Unread post by tux » Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:27 pm

The PLG cards don't have persistent patch memory so this sets the synth to load the patches for them automatically from an inserted memory card. Of course you have to save a suitable patchset on the memory card for this to work.
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Re: Plgautoload?

Unread post by Derek » Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:28 pm

As Saul says, it is only of use if you have PLG cards installed. PLG Cards do not retain their settings (one of their dumb assed features) so you have to download contents from a computer via editor, but once you have done that you can save the contents to the native host to AUTOLOAD. This is what PLG Autoload is for.
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