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  • Greg Spero, Halsey's Keyboardist and Sound Designer, Praises Yamaha Montage

    With an expressive touch, keen awareness of melody and remarkable technique, Greg Spero is a talented pianist and keyboardist. He has performed with a diverse range of musicians, including: Arturo Sandoval; Corey Wilkes; and, former Miles Davis collaborator and music director, Robert Irving III. Additionally, he has co-produced tracks with producer Ski Beatz (Jay Z), and, Shock G (Digital Underground) - and is currently the keyboardist and sound designer for Halsey. Greg recently had a chance to experience Montage and was very impressed.

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  • MONTAGE Connect Part II: Working with User Arpeggios
    In this second lesson of this series on how the MONTAGE Connect helps you better integrate a MONTAGE Music Synthesizer with a computer based DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) like Cubase, you will be learning about how to create User Arpeggio drum grooves on your MONTAGE. (If you haven't had an opportunity, I highly recommend that you begin by reading the first article of this series "What is MONTAGE Connect".)
  • Manny's Modulation Manifesto: Synth Pads

    An FM Synthesis Programming Tutorial focusing on the Yamaha Reface DX architecture - Lesson 4.

    For this article, I'm going to delve into an area where FM synthesizers like the Reface DX are especially versatile -- the creation of pad sounds. Because of the amount of harmonic (overtone) content that can be created by even just a single modulator, FM synthesis is capable of creating a vast array of evolving and shifting pad sounds and timbres. The first place to start in constructing your pad sound is the Algorithm – which one to choose?
  • Manny's Modulation Manifesto: Ensemble Brass Voices

    An FM Synthesis Programming Tutorial focusing on the Yamaha Reface DX Architecture - Lesson 3.

    In the last lesson, you learned how to program Solo Brass Voices (if you missed it, check it out here). Now experience how to enrich your repertoire - and sound - by creating Ensemble Brass Voices.
  • Manny's Modulation Manifesto: Solo Brass Voices

    An FM Synthesis Programming Tutorial series focusing on the Yamaha Reface DX Architecture - Lesson 2.

    In this session we will embark on our first example in programming specific Voices from scratch: solo brass voices. Brass voices permeate and inform the many sounds of our life - from pop, jazz, R&B to movie soundtracks. Let's get started.
  • Mastering MONTAGE: Assignable Knob Study
    Taking a closer look at how the Assignable Knobs and Super Knobs work within the "CFX Concert" and "Imperial Grand Piano" Performances of the MONTAGE.
  • Mastering MONTAGE: Three Way Super Knob Transition
    Want to know how to switch between PARTS in a hands free fashion with your MONTAGE? In this lesson from Bad Mister, add three PARTS switched via Foot Controller/Super Knob to your repertoire of skills. Feel free to expand on this with sounds of your own choosing. Check it out below!