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Create 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 when 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 synthesizers.
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.
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 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.
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 rhythm 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 that 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.
From high definition reverbs to incredibly detailed Virtual Circuit Modeling (VCM) effects, MONTAGE is loaded with DSP innovation, power and, most importantly, sound quality. Use effects like Beat Repeat, Vinyl Break, or Bit Crusher to get a modern EDM sound. You can even add a compressor with side-chain for a modern “ducking” effect. Or go retro with vintage effects like Analog Delay, VCM Phaser, or a variety of Amp Simulators. Piano players will appreciate piano-focused effects like Damper Resonance for a super-realistic piano experience and the HD reverbs that let you put yourself in any performance space.
Pure Analog Circuit
MONTAGE features professional balanced outputs with “Pure Analog Circuit” (PAC). PAC improves the quality of the signal after being converted to analog from digital for clear harmonic reproduction and even frequency response. The result is an output capable of reproducing MONTAGE’s internal content expressively with power and clarity.
AMW2: 8 Elements
FM-X: 8 Operators, 88 Algorithms
AWM2:128 (max stereo/mono waveforms)
FM-X: 128 (max.)
Multi Timbral Capacity
16 Parts (internal), Audio Input Parts (A/D, USB)
Preset: 5.67 GB (when converted to 16-bit linear format)
User: 1.75 GB
Reverb x 12 types
Variation x 88 types
Insertion (A, B) x 88 types
Master Effect x 26 types
A/D part insertion x 83 types
Master EQ (5 bands), 1st part EQ (3 bands), 2nd part EQ (2 bands)
Approx. 130,000 notes
480 ppq (parts per quarter note)
5 – 300
16 Sequence tracks
Real time replace, Real time overdub, Real time punch in/out
7" TFT Color Wide VGA LCD touch screen
AD Input Gain knob
Pitch Bend wheel
Control Sliders x 8
Knobs x 8
[USB TO DEVICE]
[USB TO HOST]
FOOT CONTROLLER /
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)
1,450 (W) x 470 (D) x 160 (H) mm (57-1/16" x 18-1/2" x 6-5/16")
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