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An FM Synthesis Programming Tutorial focusing on the Yamaha Reface DX architecture - Lesson 5 For this installment, I'm going to discuss another area where FM synthesis is very versatile across the wide spectrum of musical styles – Bass sounds. From the Bass 1 and Fretless presets in the original DX7 to the LatelyBass and SolidBass patches in the TX81Z & DX100, the legacy of FM for Bass sounds is well known. So, starting from the "bottom up" as it were, let's build some Bass sounds.
An FM Synthesis Programming Tutorial focusing on the Yamaha Reface DX architecture - Lesson 4. For this article, I'm going to delve into an area where FM synthesizers like the Reface DX are especially versatile -- the creation of pad sounds. Because of the amount of harmonic (overtone) content that can be created by even just a single modulator, FM synthesis is capable of creating a vast array of evolving and shifting pad sounds and timbres. The first place to start in constructing your pad sound is the Algorithm – which one to choose?
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.
New Envelope Follower and Auto Beat Sync Video in MONTAGE!
We are kicking off this "Snorkel Level" series (for all MONTAGE users regardless of experience level) with the creative use of Performances and Live Sets.There are some 1920 Preset Performances in MONTAGE. The USER area can store 640 of your own Performances. A set of 640 Performances can be placed in a Library. There can be eight Libraries - each containing as many as 640 Performances - resident on your MONTAGE. So let's get started!
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Information and resources to help you get the most out of your reface.
MX
Last time we began our look into synthesis by exploring a Sawtooth source wave, let's begin this time with the other very common "analog" wave, the Pulse wave.
MX
Let's take a close look at the synthesizer sound engine and a look inside the Melas Voice Editor
QUESTION: I'd like to bring my Song's MIDI tracks into Cubase on individual MIDI tracks
CP4
I have just finished part one of my CP4/40 tutorial about the Performance mode in the CP4 and CP40.  Although I refer to the CP4 in the video, it is also applicable to the CP40 since the operation of the two instruments is virtually identical.  Look for part 1 in the Resources section of this site under CP4.
CP4
Check out the audio recording of the 9' CFIIIS Premium Concert Grand Piano in CP4 and CP40.
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Check out the sounds of the S6 Piano (6'11" handcrafted grand piano) Piano 3.
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CP4 Stage: check out the sounds of the 9' CFX Premium Concert Grand Piano voice.
MX
All sounds realized on the MX49 using the included Cubase AI7 software as the sequencer.
Information and resources to help you get the most out of your Motif XF:
Learn how to sample audio to your XS
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Setup your MX49/MX61 BK/BU/WH and MX88 with Cubase on your Windows computer. This article is applicable to both the original MX series and the MX49/61 BK/BU/WH and MX88.
This article will help you setup your XF to your computer via Ethernet.
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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