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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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  • Get Connected - Part II: MD-BT01/UD-BT01 with Mac OS
    As you learned in the first article, you can use the MD-BT01/UD-BT01 Bluetooth MIDI utilities for Mac OS with iOS devices like iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. In this second lesson, you can learn more about how to setup and connect with many current Macintosh computers - allowing wireless connectivity of MIDI devices to popular Mac-based DAW software like Cubase, Logic, Live! and more.
  • Get Connected - Part I: MD/UD-BT01 Bluetooth wireless MIDI Adaptors
    If you're old enough to remember the early days of MIDI, you probably recall MIDI patchbays, multi-port MIDI interfaces, processors - and so on. You probably also remember the associated "MIDI pasta" of cabling required to hook it all up! With the popularity of today's wireless devices, we can enjoy the same connectivity and flexibility - without the messy cables - using wireless Bluetooth MIDI.
  • Introducing MONTAGE OS Version 1.5
    MONTAGE OS Version 1.5 has arrived! This update improves Sound, Control and Workflow - and will appeal to musicians of all types.
  • Francesco Tristano Talks Studio Essentials
    Francesco Tristano is the definition of eclectic. Learn more about the Luxembourg-born Yamaha piano artist and composer - and get a sneak peek into his studio.
  • Manny's Modulation Manifesto: Wrapping up – Advanced Tips, Tricks & FM Quirks

    An FM Synthesis Programming Tutorial focusing on the Yamaha reface DX architecture - Lesson 7

    For this final article, I'll build on the concepts covered in prior articles and discuss some advanced tips, tricks - and unusual FM quirks - I've learned in my 30+ years of programming Yamaha FM synthesizers. These advanced concepts can help you to twist your sound creations in some unique and personal ways. Four tricks & quirks I'm going to discuss are: Velocity Tricks; Envelope Level Tricks; Detuning Quirks; and, Fixed Frequency Sub-Audio Carriers. So, off we go!
  • Moessieurs: MONTAGE Videos from France
    From France comes a series of well-produced and informative videos from "Moessieurs". Yamahasynth caught up with musician and creator, Joël Borg, for a brief interview about his experience with Yamaha synthesizers and the creation of his Moessieurs YouTube Channel.