MONTAGE: Setting up the A/D Input

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Join Bad Mister to learn how to setup the A/D INPUT - and add vocals, guitars, synthesizers and other sources to your MONTAGE.
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MONTAGifying MOTIF: Smooth It Over 6 and 7

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Join Phil "Bad Mister" Clendeninn as he walks you through adding a PART to a performance - and performing with it.
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Kevin Randolph

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 Yamaha Synthesizer Artist, Kevin Randolph, is a multi-talented producer, arranger, musical director and piano player.

He's collaborated with a variety of artists across the musical spectrum, including Common, Ramsey Lewis, Kanye West and a host of Chicago musicians. Inspired by such artists as BJ the Chicago Kid, Logic,and a host of others, Kevin has gone on to write and publish 91 songs. This includes many for Ramsey Lewis' albums, plus written and produced songs with Kanye West, Stereo, Andy C, and others on the Chicago music scene.
After moving to New York, began a year-long gig touring with Common, opening for the Black Eyed Peas. Here is where he learned the art of playing hip hop music while connecting with Shedrick Mitchell, Robert Glasper, and other phenomenal artists. The music soon took him to the West Coast, as the Musical Director for famed Gospel recording duo Mary Mary. Kevin toured with Mary Mary for 4 wonderful years before transitioning into new opportunities working with RnB artists Kelly Price, Deborah Cox, JC Chasez, and Brandy. As member of The Movement Orchestra toured with Patti Labelle, Christina Aguillerra, Eric Benet, Toni Braxton and the incomparable, BabyFace!

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Los Angeles provided additional opportunities as Kevin signed on to the production company The Underdogs, as both a Producer and a Songwriter. Working on albums for: Dreamgirls, Kung Fu Panda, Bobby, Keke Wyatt, among others, garnered both kudos and additional skills. After The Underdogs production team split, Kevin connected with No ID, with their first song for Jazmine Sullivan's album "Famous." Kevin and No Id collaborated on a number of projects together in only 3 years, including recordings:

- "What We Talking About" on the Jay Z Blueprint 3 album
- Co-producing the Richard Ashcroft "United Nations of Sound" album
- Common's "The Dreamer /The Believer",
- Drake's "Find Your Loving"
- Rihanna's "We All Want Love" on the "Talk that Talk" album
- Big Sean's "Finally Fa- mous " album
- Ne-Yo's "Red" album
- Logic's "Under Pressure"
- Jhene Aiko's "Souled Out"
- Vince Staples' "Summertime 06"
- Rick Ross' "Tears of Joy" - and numerous others!

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Be part of the crowd at this concert with him:

Or check out his upcoming events or websites: www.kevinrandophkeys.com; and www.kevkeys.com.

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MONTAGE/MODX MIDI - Zone Master and I/O Modes

Here we will take a closer look at how to best manage items connected to the MONTAGE/MODX via MIDI. Instead of a separate MASTER Mode, the control functions Out via MIDI become part of the Performance data. This allows external devices to be addressed with the same kind of "Super" control you've come to expect when using MONTAGE/MODX.
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Yamaha Synthesizer Artist Michael Tan’s MONTAGE Video Series!

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Nine short and informative videos to help you get more from your MONTAGE.
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Soundmondo for MONTAGE!

Soundmondo for MONTAGE!
Soundmondo just got cooler with support for MONTAGE!
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MONTAGifying MOTIF: A Deeper Dive

MONTAGifying MOTIF: A Deeper Dive
We know that the original MOTIF XF Performances were four PARTS, with just two Assignable Knobs per PART and no COMMON Assign Knobs; it had just six Control Sets per PART... We’ve been exploring the possibilities using this data to build upon. Let's take a look at the impact of adding additional PARTs to an existing Performance. In this article, we'll be expanding on the MOTIF XF Performance data.
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MONTAGifying MOTIF: "Smooth It Over"

MONTAGifying MOTIF: "Smooth It Over"
Smooth_It_Over_4.X7B”Smooth It Over” is a Motif XF Performance using five ARP1-ARP5 buttons. We’ll see how ARPs are linked to SCENE buttons and how Scenes can be used to influence your backing groove, and we'll discover a hidden Easter egg among the Arp Phrases.
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MONTAGE MIDI Settings Explained

MONTAGE MIDI Settings Explained
May is MIDI Month!
All month we’ll take a look at what the MONTAGE MIDI situation is all about.
There are some things you may not have encountered before - check it out...
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MONTAGifying MOTIF: "Dream Ballad"

MONTAGifying MOTIF: "Dream Ballad"
With the release of firmware version 2.00, MONTAGE can now boast both Voice and Performance compatiblility with the Motif XF and MOXF. Building on the Performance programming found in its predecessors, we've been using this data to learn what MOTION CONTROL brings to the table. These tutorials are meant to get you started exploring the possibilities. Follow along, step-by-step, as we reveal some of the navigation shortcuts and we take a close look at the relationships between Source Controllers and Destination Parameters. Scuba gear, ready?
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MONTAGE: Velocity Sensitivity

MONTAGE: Velocity Sensitivity
Velocity is a fundamental controller that can be used to great affect throughout the synthesis engine. You can apply Velocity to control amplitude (loudness), but also pitch of the Oscillator, tone via the Filter, you can apply it to things like triggering Arpeggio phrases, etc. We'll take a fundamental look at its most common use: to control "how loud" we are playing.
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MONTAGifying MOTIF Article Series!

MONTAGifying MOTIF Article Series!
The "MONTAGifying MOTIF" article series will show you how to add motion to your MOTIF XS/XF and MOXF sounds in MONTAGE!
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Mastering MONTAGE: Best Practices for Backline

Mastering MONTAGE: Best Practices for Backline
The MONTAGE Music Synthesizer is a great choice for live and touring musicians. This article provides an overview for both musicians and backline companies using MONTAGE.
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MONTAGifying MOTIF: “Tenor to the Max"

MONTAGifying MOTIF: “Tenor to the Max"
Join Phil "Bad Mister" Clendeninn for the latest MONTAGification of the Motif XF Performance Tenor to the Max. It's your opportunity to explore and innovate!
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Best Practices: MONTAGE and your Computer

Best Practices setting up with a DAW: MIDI
Many of the questions that arise concerning setting up with a computer are rooted in the difference between MIDI and Audio recording. In this series we'll dig into common misconceptions and clarify some "best practices" in the MONTAGE <=> computer integration. And while some things are specific to the specific software and your computer type, most things are similar enough to be spoken about and understood in general terms. 
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MONTAGifying Motif XF Performances

MONTAGifying Motif XF Performances
In this session, we'll continue our scuba dive into the MONTAGifying Motif XF Performance data - and doing it with the New Version 2.00 of firmware for your MONTAGE. And don't miss your opportunity to suggest a Motif XF Performance for a future session!
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MONTAGifying MOTIF: "Creepn Worm"

MONTAGifying MOTIF: "Creepn Worm"
In this series, we've been using the programming found in the Factory Motif XF Performances as study points for learning - and as starting points for MONTAGifying MOTIF Performances.  We've also been exploring and learning navigation tips that can help you with your own musical creations. Even if you've never considered yourself a sound designer, by studying the individual Parts we've been able to better understand how these combinations of sounds are put together. Let's take that further today with Bad Mister.
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MONTAGE and Ableton Live Basic Setup Part III

MONTAGE and Ableton Live Basic Setup Part III
Ableton Live Expert Josh Weatherspoon creates a quick song, records automation and applies Live effects to tracks in Part III of the MONTAGE and Ableton Live series.
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MONTAGifying MOTIF: "Rule the Earth"

MONTAGifying MOTIF: "Rule the Earth"
Let out your inner rocker with this latest session with Phil "Bad Mister" Clendeninn!
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MONTAGifying MOTIF: "Altered States"

MONTAGifying MOTIF: "Altered States"
Join Bad Mister now to start to integrate what you've been learning in prior sessions in this series . . .and learn out to MONTAGify MOTIF Performances!
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