KARMA Motif KARMA Motif (Version 3.3)

Released 10-May-2017

  1. Note: this is a FREE update for all owners of KARMA Motif Software - Mac and Windows versions.

  2. However, there is no updater to go from earlier versions to 3.3 - you must uninstall the previous version, and use the new full installer.

  3. The full installer cannot be downloaded here - it is only available to registered owners of the software. You need to request a download link using the form below:

    Request KARMA Motif Full Installer

  4. If you are not sure of your current version, select select "About KARMA Motif" from the Application Menu (Mac)
    or Help Menu (Windows). The new version is

  5. Always backup any data you have modified or created which pertains to KARMA Motif before performing any update, especially if you have stored it in the same directory as the application, or its sub-directories. Always backup the data in your Yamaha before loading any data that we supply. You have been warned!

  6. Note: you should not have to reauthorize (Challenge/Response) after performing this upgrade (if you already have authorized the previous version on that computer), but if for some reason when you launch the new version it says you must authorize, try the same RESPONSE from last time. If you no longer have it (or it doesn't work), then submit a new online registration and we'll provide you with a new Response ASAP!

WHAT THIS UPDATE INCLUDES (Main Features) - version 3.3:

Current owners are encouraged to read What's new in Version 3.3?

Both Windows and Mac OS X:
  • adds support for "Xpansion Pack 1" - our first set of 32 additional KARMA Performances (and 133 new GEs).
  • fixes and improvements to the Edit Menu > Compare/Restore functionality.
  • corrections and additions to the Help File.
  • other enhancements, reliability improvements and bug fixes. See the Release Notes for a complete listing of all changes.
Mac OS X:
  • compatible with OS X 10.5.8 and higher, including the latest OS X 10.12 Sierra.
  • compatible with Windows XP through Windows 10 (32 and 64-bit)


  • Back up any KARMA Motif data (.kdf files) you may have created that are inside the KARMA Motif Program folder. Backup the data in your Yamaha before loading any data that we supply. You have been warned!
  • Mac: You can install on top of the previous version; it will overwrite the various files with the new versions. Alternately, to do a fresh install, uninstall (remove) the previous version of KARMA Motif from your Mac by dragging the KARMA Motif folder from the Applications folder to the Trash and emptying it before installing the new version.
  • Windows: Completely uninstall (remove) the previous version of KARMA Motif from your PC using your Control Panel > "Add/Remove Programs" (Windows XP) or "Programs and Features " (Vista, Win7, Win8, Win10).
  • Download the new full installer after you receive your download link via email (after submitting your download request as explained above).
  • Install the new version according to the instructions on the download page, and the instructions for Windows 64-bit versions that come with the download.
  • If your software was previously authorized on that computer, you should not have to re-authorize. If, however, it requests a new authorization, please submit a new authorization request and we'll get you a new Response Code ASAP.

Technical Support Issues

For the latest technical support issues with installation and authorization, [click here].

Also refer to the main Tech Support page.