Could anyone, please, compare them ?
Also, I have been offered an ex-demo Montage 8; how could I better connect it to a Fantom 8 and which of them should be master/slave ?
a Fantom Tone can be made up of PWM (which is analogous to Montage's AWM2) or VA (virtual analog) oscillators. VA does not have an equivalent in Montage - FM-X is the closest to this although clearly FM is different than VA.
A Drum Kit is really 73 independent AWM2 oscillators mapped one instrument to a Key.Given that AWM2 is based on samples, and (I think that) drum kits are a special case of AWM2, what does the word "oscillator" mean in this context? Is it equivalent to "sample?"
I looked this up in the Montage Reference Manual, and that's what seems to be implied on page 8. But it seems odd to me to refer to a digitized waveform as an "oscillator," since nothing is actually oscillating in that situation. It makes more sense to me to refer to an FM-X operator as an "oscillator."When emulating a musical instrument, the first synthesizers were constructed on a basic ‘building-block’ template:
I think you mean PCM, not PWM
Doing the math for each, they both have 64 sample based waveforms under Keyboard control (Montage=8x8, Fantom=16x4).