Yamaha Montage 8 88 Key Synthesizer



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Get A Highly Programmable Control Matrix For Creating Deep, Dynamic And Incredibly Expressive Sound - The Yamaha Montage 8 88 Key Synthesizer


Yamaha has continually raised the bar when it comes to synthesizers.  From their industry changing DX series to the iconic Motif, you can rest assured that whey they say they've changed the game, it's true.

MOTION CONTROL SYNTHESIS ENGINE

Motion Control Synthesis Engine unifies and controls two iconic Sound Engines: AWM2 (high-quality waveform and subtractive synthesis) and FM-X (modern, pure Frequency Modulation synthesis.) These two engines can be freely zoned or layered across eight parts in a single MONTAGE Performance.

Interact with MONTAGE Performances using Motion Control: a highly programmable control matrix for creating deep, dynamic and incredibly expressive sound. With Motion Control, you can create new sounds not possible on previous hardware synthesizer

SOPHISTICATED DYNAMIC CONTROL

Music is expression. MONTAGE adds a new level of expression with the Motion Control Synthesis Engine. This engine allows a variety of methods to interact with and channel your creativity into finding your own unique sound.

SUPER KNOB

Create dynamic sound changes from radical to sublime with the Super Knob. The Super Knob can control multiple parameters simultaneously resulting in anything you can imagine.

For example: change your listening position from right in front of an instrument to in the back seat of a concert hall. Or radically change the character of a Performance from atmospheric and mellow to rhythmic and edgy.

The Super Knob can even be assigned to a second FC7 foot controller making it easy to manipulate the sound when playing with both hands.

MOTION SEQ

Motion Sequences are tempo-synchronized, completely customizable control sequences that can be assigned to virtually any synthesizer parameter and provide incredible creative new ways of programming sound.

Motion Sequences also have dedicated controls on the front panel making it easy to manipulate and change in real-time, providing incredible interactivity and expression.

ENVELOPE FOLLOWER

The Envelope Follower converts audio into a control source for control of virtually any synthesizer parameter. For example, a drum loop could drive effects parameters for a cool rhythms or a vocal recording could control multiple parameters for a “talking” synthesizer. The audio can even be a “live” source through the A/D input.

WHAT IS MONTAGE CONNECT?

MONTAGE Connect is a convenient tool which lets you transfer data between your computer and the MONTAGE. Song data created on the MONTAGE is transferred to your computer and the Performance data edited on the MONTAGE is saved as a file (.X7B) on the computer.

MONTAGE Connect, based on Steinberg’s VST3 technology and works as a VST3 plug-in with the Cubase series. MONTAGE Connect also works the same way as other VST instrument software, allowing you to save the edited settings of the MONTAGE, or use them for another project.

MONTAGE Connect also works as an AU plug-in. For AU compatible DAW software, refer to the separate Release Notes. It can also be used as standalone software.



Motion Control Synthesis Engine

Motion Control Synthesis Engine unifies and controls two iconic Sound Engines: AWM2 (high-quality waveform and subtractive synthesis) and FM-X (modern, pure Frequency Modulation synthesis.) These two engines can be freely zoned or layered across eight parts in a single MONTAGE Performance.

Interact with MONTAGE Performances using Motion Control: a highly programmable control matrix for creating deep, dynamic and incredibly expressive sound. With Motion Control, you can create new sounds not possible on previous hardware synthesizers.

1. SOPHISTICATED DYNAMIC CONTROL

Music is expression. MONTAGE adds a new level of expression with the Motion Control Synthesis Engine. This engine allows a variety of methods to interact with and channel your creativity into finding your own unique sound.

- Super Knob

Create dynamic sound changes from radical to sublime with the Super Knob. The Super Knob can control multiple parameters simultaneously resulting in anything you can imagine.

For example: change your listening position from right in front of an instrument to in the back seat of a concert hall. Or radically change the character of a Performance from atmospheric and mellow to rhythmic and edgy.

The Super Knob can even be assigned to a second FC7 foot controller making it easy to manipulate the sound when playing with both hands.

- Motion SEQ

Motion Sequences are tempo-synchronized, completely customizable control sequences that can be assigned to virtually any synthesizer parameter and provide incredible creative new ways of programming sound.

Motion Sequences also have dedicated controls on the front panel making it easy to manipulate and change in real-time, providing incredible interactivity and expression.

- Envelope Follower

The Envelope Follower converts audio into a control source for control of virtually any synthesizer parameter. For example, a drum loop could drive effects parameters for a cool rhythms or a vocal recording could control multiple parameters for a “talking” synthesizer. The audio can even be a “live” source through the A/D input.

2. MASSIVE SOUND CREATION

MONTAGE features two Iconic Sound Engines modernized for amazing sound playback and complex sound design.

- AWM2

Powered by proprietary Yamaha technology for data compression and sound playback, AWM2 allows tremendous data compression without sound quality loss for unparalleled, realistic sound reproduction.

  • 128-Note, Stereo polyphony: Experience rich stereo sound without halving the available number of notes.
  • Waveform Capacity: MONTAGE features nearly 10 times the waveform capacity of the MOTIF XF, allowing more samples per instrument for incredibly realistic and nuanced sound.
  • Integrated Flash Memory: MONTAGE includes 1.75 GB of user flash memory with high speed reading/writing for your own custom samples or synth libraries from yamahasynth.com.

- FM-X

An amazingly sophisticated pure synthesizer engine capable of producing classic ‘80s or cutting-edge EDM sound with incredible dynamic range, power and fidelity. MONTAGE features an 8-operator FM architecture and 128-note polyphony, allowing for a massive array of sound design options.

- Content

Every instrument needs great content to inspire your creativity. MONTAGE features a huge range of incredible sounds like a brand-new Yamaha CFX Premium Grand Piano, detailed new strings and woodwinds and select content from the DX and TX family, all modernized to take advantage of the Motion Control Synthesis Engine.

  • Compatibility: MONTAGE is directly compatible with Motif XF Voices. Yamaha is developing an FM converter to make it compati

    TONE GENERATOR BLOCK

    Tone Generator

    • Motion Control Synthesis Engine
    • AMW2: 8 Elements
    • FM-X: 8 Operators, 88 Algorithms

    Polyphony

    • AWM2: 128 (max.; stereo/mono waveforms)
    • FM-X: 128 (max.)
    • Multi Timbral Capacity: 16 Parts (internal), Audio Input Parts (A/D*1, USB*1) *1 stereo Part
    • Waveforms Preset: 5.67 GB (when converted to 16-bit linear format), User: 1.75 GB
    • Performances Approx.: 1,900
    • Filters: 18 types

    Effect System:

    • Reverb x 12 types
    • Variation x 76 types
    • Insertion (A, B) x 76 types
    • Master Effect x 15 types
    • *2 A/D part insertion x 71 types
    • Master EQ (5 bands), 1st part EQ (3 bands), 2nd part EQ (2 bands)

    SEQUENCER BLOCK:

    • Note Capacity: Approx. 130,000 notes
    • Note Resolution: 480 ppq (parts per quarter note)
    • Tempo (BPM): 5 – 300

    Performance Recorder:

    • Songs: 64 songs
    • Tracks: 16 Sequence tracks, Tempo track, Scene track
    • Recording type: Real time replace, Real time overdub, Real time punch in/out
    • Sequence Format MONTAGE original format, SMF formats 0, 1

    Arpeggio:

    • Part: 8 Parts simultaneous (max.)
    • Preset: Approx. 10,000 types
    • User: 256 types

    Motion Sequencer: Lane - 8 + 1 Lanes (max.)

    OTHERS:

    • Live Sets: Preset: 128 and more, User: 2,048
    • Controllers: Master Volume, AD Input Gain knob, Pitch Bend wheel, Modulation wheel, Ribbon Controller, Control Sliders x 8, Knobs x 8, Super Knob, Data dial
    • Display: 7" TFT Color Wide VGA LCD touch screen

    Connectors:

    • [USB TO DEVICE]
    • [USB TO HOST]
    • MIDI [IN]/[OUT]/[THRU]
    • FOOT CONTROLLER [1]/[2]
    • FOOT SWITCH [ASSIGNABLE]/[SUSTAIN]
    • OUTPUT (BALANCED) [L/MONO]/[R] (6.3 mm, Balanced TRS jacks)
    • ASSIGNABLE OUTPUT (BALANCED) [L]/[R] (6.3 mm, Balanced TRS jacks)
    • [PHONES] (6.3 mm, standard stereo phone jack)
    • A/D INPUT [L/MONO]/[R] (6.3 mm, standard phone jacks)

    Dimensions, Weight MONTAGE 8:

    • 1,450 (W) x 470 (D) x 160 (H) mm (57-1/16" x 18-1/2" x 6-5/16"),
    • 29 kg (63 lbs., 15 oz.)

    Manufacturer: Yamaha
    Model: MONTAGE8
    Warranty: See manufacturer website for details
    SKU: I400628-N-0
    UPC: #889025100953
    Listing ID: NA78623