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: 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 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: 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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MONTAGifying Motif: FREE FALL

In response to many request for Motif XF Performances - We have converted the Performance "Free Fall" It also makes for a great chance to study how Mega Arpeggios work. Here we will take a close-up look at a Guitar Mega (Mg) Arpeggio and discover what makes it tick.
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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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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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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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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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Bank Select and Program Change

Bank Select and Program Change

These coded MIDI messages allow you recall any sound at any time in the sequencer... learn the secret.

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Motif XF YSFW Setup Windows with Cubase

Motif XF YSFW Setup Windows with Cubase
Setting up the XF for use with Cubase via FireWire on a Windows computer.
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Motif XF USB-MIDI Setup Windows

Motif XF USB-MIDI Setup Windows
Setting up the XF with Cubase via USB for MIDI recording on a Windows computer.
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Flash Board Session: Motif XF

Flash Board Session: Motif XF

Here is an example Flash Session - design your own Wave ROM

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Exploring a Voice in VOICE mode

Exploring a Voice in VOICE mode

The "VOICE" is the basic playable entity in your XF. Learn how to explore a Voice to find the magic.

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POWER USER: Ethernet

POWER USER: Ethernet

This article will help you setup your XF to your computer via Ethernet.

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Cubase: Motif XF Song Import

Cubase: Motif XF Song Import

Record a SONG in the XF sequencer, Cubase can IMPORT both your MIDI and AUDIO tracks recorded to the ISS... read all about it.

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Copying a Voice to a PERFORMANCE or MIXING

Copying a Voice to a PERFORMANCE or MIXING
My Voice sounds different when I move it other Modes, how can I get it to sound "exactly" the same?
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Integrated Sampling Sequencer

Integrated Sampling Sequencer

Integrating a sampler into the Sequencer set the Motif apart from all other synthesizers - learn all about it.

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How to make a WAV or AIFF for CD/MP3 creation

How to make a WAV or AIFF for CD/MP3 creation

Share you music with family, friends, everyone - learn the methods of creating a finished product.

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