Welcome to the new era in Synthesizers from the company that brought you the industry-changing DX and the hugely popular Motif. Building on the legacy of these two iconic keyboards, the Yamaha Montage sets the next milestone for Synthesizers with sophisticated dynamic control, massive sound creation and streamlined workflow all combined in a powerful keyboard designed to inspire your creativity.
Welcome to the new era in synthesizers from the company that brought you the industry-changing DX and the hugely popular Motif. Building on the legacy of these two iconic keyboards, Yamaha Montage sets the next milestone for synthesizers with sophisticated dynamic control, massive sound creation and streamlined workflow all combined in a powerful keyboard designed to inspire your creativity. If you liked DX and Motif, get ready to love Montage. For sound designers and synthesists needing massive sound creation Montage is a flagship synthesizer with an extensive control matrix and two powerful synth engines. Unlike workstations, Montage offers sophisticated dynamic control, massive sound creation and a streamlined workflow.
Super Knob is a macro controller that controls the movement of Montage’s eight assignable knobs. Dynamic sound changes from subtle to radical are achieved with with Super Knob. Super Knob can control multiple parameters simultaneously, allowing for deep sound expression, dynamic sonic changes and detailed interactivity. Super Knob can even be assigned to an expression pedal, making it easy to manipulate Montage’s sound while still playing with both hands.
Motion Control synthesis engine and Motion Sequencer
Motion Control is a highly customization synthesizer engine control matrix. Motion Control allows the synth engines to be controlled via any physical control, macro controlled via the Super Knob or rhythmically controlled with the Motion Sequencer. Motion Sequences are tempo-synchronized control sequences for creating rhythmic sound changes. 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.
Montage’s envelope follower converts audio into a control source for virtually any synthesizer parameter. For example, a drum loop could make a filter open or close on every hit or a vocal input can control multiple parameters to create a ‘talking’ synthesizer. The audio can even be a live source through the A/D input.
Montage’s A/D input processes external audio sources through the internal DSP. Use guitars, mics or any line source as an input and process with the internal effects, great for adding reverb to vocal, amp simulator effects to guitars or recording directly to your DAW.
AWM2: Advanced Wave Memory, second generation
AWM2 is a proprietary Yamaha technology for data compression without sound quality loss. This allows longer, more natural decay, more articulations and variations and higher quality samples. The result is highly realistic instrument sounds rivaling the quality of huge computer sample libraries coupled with the stability and reliability of hardware.
FM-X: sophisticated 8-operator FM synthesis engine
FM-X is Yamaha’s modern version of FM (frequency modulation), a synthesis technology introduced in the 1980s with products like DX7. FM synthesis works by using one simple waveform (modulator) to modulate the sound of another simple waveform (carrier). FM-X greatly expands traditional FM by adding more waveform shaping options, more modulators and carriers, resonant filters, DSP and direct real-time control of FM-X parameters. The result is a deeply programmable and controllable synthesizer engine capable of producing dynamic synthesizer sound from classic 80s to cutting-edge modern electronic sounds.
Live Sets are a way to organize Performances. There are Preset Live Sets organized by category that are read only and there are User Live Sets. User Live Sets allow you to freely organize Performances however you want without copying, changing order or renaming. You can give a User Live Set slot a descriptive name separate from the Performance as well as a color for easy visual organization. User Live Sets are perfect for organizing Performances for gigs and creating your own Performance organization scheme.
8-part Seamless Sound Switching
Seamless Sound Switching lets you change Performances using eight or fewer parts without any cut-off in envelope or effects. This is perfect for live performances when you want to end one song and start another without stopping.
Montage is available in three different configurations: Montage 6 and Montage 7 feature premium FSX semi-weighted synthesizer key action with aftertouch in 61 and 76 keys respectively, while Montage 8 features an-88 key, fully-weighted balanced hammer action with aftertouch, providing equal resistance for each key across the keyboard.
USB audio/MIDI interface
Montage’s integrated USB audio and MIDI interface provide easy, single cable connectivity from your synthesizer to your computer or iOS device. Here’s what you can do:
- Send 32 audio channels to your computer/iOS device from your synth
- Return 6 audio channels from your computer/iOS device to your synth
- Send and return 16 channels of MIDI between your computer/iOS device and synth