To help you get the most from your MONTAGE Music Synthesizer, we now have added over 4 hours of how-to videos to the Mastering MONTAGE educational series. Featuring Yamaha product gurus with information and lessons to appeal to users of all levels.
Here is the playlist containing all of the Mastering MONTAGE videos:
Here are some new, video-focused articles now available here on YamahaSynth.com:
MONTAGE 101. New to MONTAGE? Check out "MONTAGE 101" featuring Product Specialist Tony Escueta. These six videos cover basic user interface controls and navigation.
MONTAGE 201. A great follow up to the MONTAGE 101 miniseries are these three videos. Product Specialist Tony Escueta shows how to Layer and Split Parts in a Performance, save custom Scenes for quick recall of mix settings and reassign physical controllers to suit your playing style.
Mastering MONTAGE: Inside the Performance. Understanding how Performances function is an important aspect of learning MONTAGE. Music Production Product Specialist Blake Angelos takes you "Inside the Performance" with this 4-part miniseries. The Single Instrument Multi Part Performance and the concept of Gallery Performances are the focus of this miniseries.
Connecting MONTAGE to Cubase is the focus of this miniseries featuring Phil "Bad Mister" Clendeninn. The series has been enhanced with videos centering on MIDI and audio connection, recording Arpeggios and internal settings of MONTAGE:
Exploring the MONTAGE Motion Control Synthesis Engine
Ready to go deep? Videos have been added to Phil "Bad Mister" Clendeninn's existing Mastering MONTAGE article series - taking you inside the powerful MONTAGE Motion Control Synthesis engine, Super Knob programming, controller setups, Motion Sequences and the Envelope Follower. These articles have now been updated to include new video segments:
Yamaha Synthesizer Product Specialist Blake Angelos has over thirty years of experience with music hardware and software. An expert in music technology, Blake has conducted numerous clinics, master classes and presentations throughout the United States, Europe and Canada. In his role as Product Specialist for the Synthesizer Department Blake appears in many product videos and artist interviews, writes many articles for YamahaSynth.com and co-hosts a regular Podcast called “Behind the Synth”.
Before his work with Yamaha, he taught music theory and jazz studies courses at Arizona State University; managed a technology-focused music store in Seattle and was a production supervisor at Microsoft, where he led a team that developed groundbreaking interactive music content for the Microsoft Network. Blake holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Northern Colorado and a Master of Music degree from Arizona State University. Blake currently resides in Bellingham, Washington with his family, and between his travels around the world for Yamaha, he performs as much as possible with several jazz and creative music groups in Bellingham, Seattle and other places in the Pacific Northwest.