Tone 1 Knobs Reference
Overview
This page explains how the eight “Tone 1 Knob” parameters programmed in each KARMA Performance (and explained in each Performance Notes document) relate to the different supported Yamaha models (XF, XS, MOXF, MOX, Rack-XS and S70/S90 XS).

Since the first version of KARMA Motif was designed to go wtih the XF and XS, the eight "Tone 1 Knobs" were used (row 1 of the XF/XS's knob control surface), comprising the following eight real-time controls:

XF Tone 1 Knobs

1. Filter Cutoff 2. Resonance 3. AEG Attack 4. AEG Decay 5. AEG Sustain 6. AEG Release 7. Assign 1 8. Assign 2

Controller Thru in KARMA Performances
KARMA has the ability to route (pass thru) incoming CCs (Control Change Messages) from the keyboard or other external controllers to the six Modules and two Keyboard Layers, individually or in various combinations. For example, a common use is to route the Sustain Pedal (Damper) to control the left hand Keyboard Layer - but you would not want it also sustaining notes on the Modules that are playing riffs, or the right hand Keyboard Layer with a synth lead sound.

The settings on the Performance Editor > MIDI Filter Page (shown below) are used to control which of many common CCs are passed through to the Modules and Keyboard Layers (checked), or ignored and filtered out (unchecked). They can be different in each Performance, and are explained in general in each Performance Notes document.

MOXF Knobs 1

A number of these CCs relate to typical live performance controllers such as Filter Cutoff, Resonance, effect levels, etc. Since the first version of KARMA Motif was designed to go with the XF and XS, the eight "Tone 1 Knobs" (row 1 of the knob control surface) were used, which control a number of these typical CCs. However, with version 3.1 of KARMA Motif adding support for the MOXF, MOX and Rack-XS, and version 3.2 adding support for the S70/S90 XS, and all models using the same KARMA Performances, there are some slight differences now as to how these are controlled by the different models.
Performance Notes - Tone 1 Knobs Section
This example from a Performance Notes document shows the results of the above MIDI Filter settings and the way the eight knobs are mapped to control them:

MOXF Knobs 1

The rest of this page explains how these eight available live performance controllers in each Performance are controlled by the different supported Yamaha models.
Motif XF and XS
For the Motif XF and XS, the "Tone 1 Knobs" section of each Performance Notes document refers to the eight top row parameters for the eight knobs. Knob 5 (AEG Sustain) sends only SysEx (there is no CC, but KARMA routes thru the SysEx as well - new in version 3.1).

XF Tone 1 Knobs

However, the Tone 1 Knobs only operate on the KARMA Performances when in Song Mode or Mixing Mode and Remote Mode is not being used. (When in Remote Mode, the Knobs control the Mix of the KARMA Tracks or the RT Slider settings as explained in the Remote Mode Tutorial.)

Unlike the way these are normally used in the XF and XS to affect the currently selected part when in Song/Mixing Mode, KARMA has the ability to route these to any of the six Modules and two Keyboard Tracks as explained above, separately or in combinations - but only when playing on Part 1, the "KARMA Control Track." If you switch to another part, the knobs will work the way they normally do in the XF and XS, affecting only the voice on that part.
MOXF and MOX
For the MOXF and MOX, the "Tone 1 Knobs" section of each Performance Notes document refers to the same eight functions (listed in the Overview) that appear on Tone 1, 2 and 3 for the top four knobs. Therefore, four of the knob assignments (shown here as grayed out) purposely do nothing.

MOXF Knobs

Unlike the XF and XS, the MOXF and MOX have the ability to control these parameters while in the Remote Mode, through the use of our Custom Control Template "45: KARMA Motif." As shown below, when using the button to the left of the knobs to change rows, the eight parameters listed in the Performance Notes can be controlled in the same manner as the XF and XS.

remote screen

The value displayed for the knob when in the Remote Mode is an offset, where +0 equals as stored, a negative value is less and a positive value is more.* Like the XF and XS, you can also use these knobs in the Song/Mixing Mode, and they will operate as described in the Performance Notes when Part 1 (the KARMA Control Track) is selected. Like the XF and XS, you can also use these knobs in the Song/Mixing Mode, and they will operate as described in the Performance Notes when Part 1 (the KARMA Control Track) is selected. If you switch to another part, the knobs will work the way they normally do in the MOX/MOXF, affecting only the voice on that part and displaying the “original value” with any offsets that may be programmed in the Part Edit parameters. When used in the Remote Mode, the knobs only send on Channel 1 and therefore will always according to the KARMA routing, regardless of which part is selected when Remote Mode is entered.

* Note: KARMA Motif version 3.1 used 64 equals as stored, below 64 is less and above 64 is more for the offset value. The Control Template was modified for the Version 3.2 release to operate as described above.
Motif Rack-XS
For the Motif Rack-XS, the "Tone 1 Knobs" section of each Performance Notes document refers to the same eight functions (listed in the Overview) that are available on the first four knobs (shown here with the other non-operational knob assignments grayed out). In other words, Knobs 1 and 2 in row 1, Knobs 1, 2, 3 and 4 in row 2, and Knobs 3 and 4 in Row 4 correspond to the eight settings explained in the Performance Notes.

Rack Knobs

You can control these eight parameters directly from the Rack in Multi Mode the same as if you were using an XS with a keyboard. They will operate as described in the Performance Notes, affecting various KARMA Modules and Keyboard Layers, when Part 1 (the KARMA Control Track) is selected. If you switch to another part, the knobs will work the way they normally do in the Rack-XS, affecting only the voice on that part (and all of the knob settings will affect that part, except for Tempo). When used on Part 1, the displayed original value indicating as stored will always be zero, with negative values being less, and positive values being more. When used on any other part, the original value may include any offsets that are programmed in the Part Edit parameters.
S70/S90 XS
For the S70/S90 XS, the “Tone 1 Knobs” section of each Performance Notes document refers to the same eight functions (listed in the Overview) that appear on rows 1 and 2 for the four knobs (although they are in a slightly different order). Therefore, twelve of the knob assignments in rows 3, 4 and 5 (shown here as grayed out) purposely do nothing (in Remote Mode, or in Multi Mode on Part 1).

S90 XS Knobs

Unlike the XF and XS, the S70/S90 XS has the ability to control these parameters while in the Remote Mode, through the use of our two Custom Control Templates "45: KARMA Motif 1" and "46: KARMA Motif 2." In Remote Mode, you have access to two rows of knob functions as shown in the diagram above. As shown below, when using the button to the left of the knobs to change rows, the eight parameters listed in the Performance Notes can be controlled in the same manner as the XF and XS. Both Control Templates are the same for the eight knob settings; only the four sliders are different as explained further in the "Using the Remote Mode – S70/S90 XS" tutorial.

remote screen

The value displayed for the knob when in the Remote Mode is an offset, where +0 equals as stored, a negative value is less and a positive value is more. Like the XF and XS, you can also use these knobs in the Multi Mode, and they will operate as described in the Performance Notes when Part 1 (the KARMA Control Track) is selected. If you switch to another part, the knobs will work the way they normally do in the S70/S90 XS, affecting only the voice on that part and displaying the original value with any offsets that may be programmed in the Part Edit parameters. When used in the Remote Mode, the knobs only send on Channel 1 and therefore will always according to the KARMA routing, regardless of which part is selected when Remote Mode is entered.