Mastering MONTAGE: Inside the Performance Video Series

Mastering MONTAGE: Inside the Performance Video Series
Your MONTAGE can meticulously re-create the expressive sound of the Yamaha CFX 9' concert grand piano. How? Learn that and more in this 4-part video series on MONTAGE Music Synthesizer Performances with Blake Angelos, Yamaha Product Specialist.
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Mastering MONTAGE: An FM-X Exploration Part 3

Mastering MONTAGE: An FM-X Exploration Part 3
In this chapter, we'll take a look at two more Single PART Performances, each one made from just a simple two Operator stack. These are exactly like the previous examples, with the exception that the Modulator to Carrier tuning Ratio is 1:1 here. It was 2:1 in the previous examples - and this will give us yet another array of timbres we can build - as your ears will tell you. We will apply the same 8 Assign Knob parameters as in the previous examples and, again, show that with just these parameters, we can fashion a very wide variety of initial FM-X waves.
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Mastering MONTAGE Video Series: Sneak Preview

Mastering MONTAGE Video Series: Sneak Preview
Learn more about "Mastering MONTAGE"! Yamahasynth.com and @YamahaMusicUSA are pleased to announce over four hours of MONTAGE Music Synthesizer instructional videos. These videos cover everything from basic user interface overviews to deep dives into Motion Sequences, Super Knob programing and more. The content is close to being completed and all the videos will be released soon on yamahasynth.com. As a bonus for our yamahasynth.com community, we would like to offer a sneak peak of some of this great new content.
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Mastering MONTAGE: An FM-X Exploration Part 2

Mastering MONTAGE: An FM-X Exploration Part 2
In Part 2 of this series we will study a Performance made with the same basic setup as in Part 1, but featuring different settings for our 8 Assignable Knob parameters. In Part 1 we turned some knobs and made some observations and speculations about what was being controlled - was it the Modulator or the Carrier that was being altered by a specific Knob parameter? Now we will follow through and see where those Control Assignments were made and how they are applied by the settings. Included at the bottom of this article download the MONTAGE Connect (P3.X7B) file for the tutorial, PERFORMANCE: P3
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Mastering MONTAGE: An FM-X Exploration Part 1

Mastering MONTAGE: An FM-X Exploration Part 1
In this short quick series, we'll take a look at a number of simple two Operator FM-X stacks and discuss how you can begin to learn to program source waves using FM-X intuitively, by ear - without any heavy math. Please download the example Performance (P4.X7B). This is a MONTAGE Connect bulk file. It is assumed you are making the adjustments and hearing the results yourself. One of the best ways to gain an understanding of the FM-X engine is to experiment with a few key parameters and work with them until you're comfortable with what they do and exactly when they do it. 
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Mastering MONTAGE: The Zone Master Function

When the Zone Master function is activated globally in Utility mode, two additional parameter screens (namely, Zone Settings, Zone Transmit) will appear in each of the MONTAGE Performances. These screens allow you to setup and then store "locally" to the User Performance, what you want to transmit Out via MIDI from this Performance. The MONTAGE is always in PERFORMANCE mode. Rather than a separate Master mode that you go to, you store your relationship with external devices within each User Performance, as you may require.
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IMPORTANT OS UPDATE FOR THE MONTAGE MUSIC SYNTHESIZER

IMPORTANT OS UPDATE FOR THE MONTAGE MUSIC SYNTHESIZER
IMPORTANT NOTICE: MONTAGE OS v1.51 AVAILABLE NOW
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Talking Music and MONTAGE with Pianist and Keyboardist David Witham

Talking Music and MONTAGE with Pianist and Keyboardist David Witham
Pianist and keyboardist, David Witham is a musician with a diverse background collaborating with some of the best in the performance world. Studied piano in LA with Alan Broadbent and at New England Conservatory with the Jaki Byard. Musical director for George Benson and produced recordings for Tom Scott and Grover Washington. David's recording and performance credits include Barbra Streisand, Lee Ritenour, k.d. lang, Missles of October, Chaka Khan, Jose Feliciano, Chick Corea, Michael and Randy Brecker - and more!
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Montage Multi Channel Recording

Cubase Pro 9 users will find a very useful Project Template "Montage Multi Channel Recording" which basically sets up a starting point for recording both MIDI and audio in an elegant fashion. The templates setups 17 MIDI Tracks (one for each of the 16 Parts and a separate Track is created for System Exclusive data) and 16 Stereo Audio tracks. All the setup and routing on the computer side is done and it lines up and works with the 3 main QUICK SETUPS from the Montage (MIDI Rec on DAW, ARP Rec on DAW, Audio Rec on DAW).
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Connecting MONTAGE and Logic Pro X

Connecting MONTAGE and Logic Pro X
This is an advanced tutorial for MONTAGE users. If you haven't had a chance yet, it might be useful to look at the "Mastering MONTAGE: Getting Started" article. MONTAGE works differently than other electronic instruments and learning more about the different ways it can be used will help you get the most out of this tutorial - and more importantly, from your instrument.
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MONTAGE Connect Part II: Working with User Arpeggios

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".)
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New Envelope Follower and Auto Beat Sync Video!

New Envelope Follower and Auto Beat Sync Video!
New Envelope Follower and Auto Beat Sync Video in MONTAGE!
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Mastering MONTAGE: Orchestral Brass Swell

Mastering MONTAGE: Orchestral Brass Swell
The Performances that have "Swell" in the name represent something different and unique about programming and controlling the MONTAGE. If you don't have an FC7 pedal plugged in and acting as your surrogate Super Knob, you'll miss out on this magical performing innovation. So plug in your FC7 pedal and learn more below.
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Studio Visit: Moessieurs - MONTAGE Videos from France

Studio Visit: 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.
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New Envelope Follower and Audio Beat Sync Video!

New Envelope Follower and Audio Beat Sync Video!
New Envelope Follower and Audio Beat Sync Video featuring MONTAGE!
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Connecting MONTAGE and Logic Pro X

Connecting MONTAGE and Logic Pro X
This is an advanced tutorial for MONTAGE users. If you haven't had a chance yet, it might be useful to look at the "Mastering MONTAGE: Getting Started" article. MONTAGE works differently than other electronic instruments and learning more about the different ways it can be used will help you get the most out of this tutorial - and more importantly, from your instrument.
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MONTAGE Connect Part II: Working with User Arpeggios

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".)
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Mastering MONTAGE: Three Way Super Knob Transition

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!
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Mastering MONTAGE: Orchestral Brass Swell

Mastering MONTAGE: Orchestral Brass Swell
The Performances that have "Swell" in the name represent something different and unique about programming and controlling the MONTAGE. If you don't have an FC7 pedal plugged in and acting as your surrogate Super Knob, you'll miss out on this magical performing innovation. So plug in your FC7 pedal and learn more below.
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Wax And Wane

Wax and Wane
Let's use this Performance as an entry into learning about "Super Knob Auto". Movement of the Super Knob can be automated with its own Motion Sequence Lane and its own eight sequences, independently programmed and separate from the eight Lanes that can exist for the individual Parts. The Super Knob automated movement is clearly seen as you play this Performance.
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