Moessieurs Mondays!

Moessieurs Mondays!
Last year we introduced you to Joël Borg, the founder of the great French-language Yamaha Synthesizer website “Moessieurs”. His videos have lots of great information on many Yamaha Synthesizers, and for English speakers he kindly provides subtitles! He does so many videos that we decided to introduce a new series called “Moessieurs Mondays”.

This week’s episode is all about the new feature introduced in MONTAGE OSv2.0. Check it out below:
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Moessieurs Mondays: What's New in MONTAGE OS v2.5

Moessieurs Mondays: What's New in MONTAGE OS v2.5
Check out this great overview of the new features added in MONTAGE OS v2.5! The DAW Remote feature alone is amazing. Watch the complete overview below!


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Moessieurs Mondays: Updating MODX

Moessieurs Mondays: Updating MODX
As soon as MODX was announced, our crack team of engineers in Japan released an OS update available here. Like MONTAGE, the MODX system is a development platform and OS updates add new and usable features. This one - OSv 1.10 - adds compelling features like Arp record enable/disable and panel lock. The video below from Moessieurs outlines the update procedure:



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Moessieurs Mondays: The MONTAGE A/D Input

Moessieurs Mondays: The MONTAGE A/D Input
The A/D Input on MONTAGE is a cool way to bring external audio from a microphone or line input into the Motion Control system. A/D parameters can be controlled with the Super Knob. Standard Part parameters like volume and pan are one possibility, but the real magic happens when control is assigned to the Insertion Effects. Plus you have the Envelope Follower, Vocoder and Auto Beat Sync capability. Check out the video below from Moessieurs on the A/D Input below:

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Moessieurs Mondays: New Performances in MONTAGE OS v2.0, Part II

Moessieurs Mondays: New Performances in MONTAGE OS v2.0, Part II
This week is Part 2 of the Performance Auditions in MONTAGE OS v2.0. Don't forget to check out the accompanying information here. Check out part 2 below!

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Moessieurs Mondays: New Performances in MONTAGE OS v2.0, Part I

Moessieurs Mondays: New Performances in MONTAGE OS v2.0, Part I
This week’s episode is the first of a two-parter covering the new Performances and Auditions introduced in MONTAGE OS v2.0. There are 99 total…in fact SO many that the Moessieurs had to break it into 2 separate videos. There is even a nice guide to acompany these videos providing more information about the update here. The page is in French but Google translate does a good job translating it into English!

Check out part 1 below:
And stay tuned for Part II coming next Monday.
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Moessieurs Mondays: FM-X Operator Level and Copy

Moessieurs Mondays: FM-X Operator Level and Copy
This week's Moessieurs Monday continues with more about FM-X. Operator Levels are extremely important to the overall sound. Carrier levels change the overall volume and modulator levels change the timbre. Understanding this concept is crucial in FM-X programming and this video breaks it down nicely. He also shows you how to copy one operator to another with a simple shortcut. Check it out below:


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Moessieurs Mondays: FM Basics

Moessieurs Mondays: FM Basics
The powerful FM-X engine in both MONTAGE and MODX is capable of many different sounds. From leads to pads, synth comps to special effects, FM-X can generate unique and compelling tones. This 18 minute video is a great introduction for anyone new to FM programming. Check it out below, and check back again next Monday for more from Moessieurs!

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Moessieurs Mondays: Discovering MODX

Moessieurs Mondays: Discovering MODX
Our friend in France got his hands on a MODX6 and produced this excellent overview! This nearly half-hour long video does a great job introducing the MODX feature set. Check it out below and check back next Monday for more from the Moessieurs!



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Moessieurs Mondays: Arpeggio Individual and Advanced Settings

Moessieurs Mondays: Arpeggio Individual and Advanced Settings
Last Monday we posted a video covering Arpeggio Common settings in MONTAGE. This week our friend from France covers Arpeggio Individual and Advanced settings. Check out the pair of videos below and stay tuned next Monday for another episode of Mossieurs Mondays!


Arpeggio Advanced Settings:

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Moessieurs Mondays: Arpeggio Common

Moessieurs Mondays: Arpeggio Common
This week's installment of "Moessieurs Mondays" takes a deeper dive into Arpeggio Common settings. This is a great video that will help you utilize Arpeggios in your music. Check it out below:
Go here to check out Moessieurs, a great place for Yamaha Synthesizer resources from France, and stay tuned for the next installment in the Moessieurs Monday series!
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Moessieurs Monday: Waveform Category Search

Moessieurs Monday: Waveform Category Search
Waveforms are the building blocks of Elements in the AWM2 engine of MONTAGE and MODX. You can use them to create your own sounds. There are 6320 Preset Waveforms in MONTAGE and MODX, and finding specific ones would be difficult without some organization system. Forturnately the slick Category Search feature not only works for Performances: It works for Waveforms searches as well. Check out the video below from Moessieurs to find out more!


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Moessieurs Monday: Updating MODX

Moessieurs Monday: Updating MODX
MODX is a platform-based synthesizer - and taking advantage of the OS updates ensures that you have the latest sounds, effects and UI enhancements. To get the most out of your MODX, make sure you update to the lastest version. You can find it at the download section of the product page and we'll let you know when new versions are available on YamahaSynth.com. The video below is a nice overview on the MODX update procedure:


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Moessieurs Monday: The MODX Vocoder, Part II

Moessieurs Monday: The MODX Vocoder, Part II
The vocoder in MODX is unilke any vocoder you've ever seen. Not only can you control all of the effect parameters in real time via Motion Control, you can have either the A/D input (as covered in last week's article) or another Part as the modulator. What does that mean? Check out the video below from Moessieurs and find out!


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Moessieurs Monday: The MODX Vocoder

Moessieurs Monday: The MODX Vocoder
MODX has a powerful on-board vocoder just like the flagship MONTAGE Music Synthesizer. Today's Moessieurs Monday installment shows you how to set up a microphone and engage the vocoder to create cool vocal effects. Check it out below:


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Moessieurs Monday: Sampling a Synth Using SampleRobot

Moessieurs Monday: Sampling a Synth Using SampleRobot
It's midsummer! There is no better time to get out of the heat, connect your MONTAGE to the computer and and sample a synthesizer with SampleRobot. Moessieurs shows you how in this video and it's in French with English subtitles so you know it will be good! Profitez-en!


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Moessieurs Monday: Record and Playback Audio from a USB Stick On MONTAGE/MODX

Moessieurs Monday: Record and Playback Audio from a USB Stick On MONTAGE/MODX
Today's Moessieurs Monday shows how easy it is to record and play back audio from a USB flash drive. It's a quick way to capture an idea or play back backing tracks. Check out the video below:
 


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Moessieurs Monday: Quick Tone Edit on MONTAGE

Moessieurs Monday: Quick Tone Edit on MONTAGE
Sometimes when you select a Performance in MONTAGE or MODX it is almost right. In those situations all it takes are a few edits using the rotary encoders, adjusting filter cutoff, effects sends, EQ settings and so on. This video is all about making those quick tone edits and although it is specifically about MONTAGE it is relevant to MODX owners as well. Check it out below:


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Moessieurs Monday: Parameter with Part in MONTAGE and MODX

Moessieurs Monday: Parameter with Part in MONTAGE and MODX
When building a Performance with Parts you might wonder what happens to the programmed parameters in each Part you add. This video from Moessieurs shows you how it works. Check it out below, and come back next Monday for another installment of Moessieurs Monday!


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Moessieurs Monday: Motion Sequencer Basics

Moessieurs Monday: Motion Sequencer Basics
This is the first in a short video series about the Motion Sequencer from the fantastic French MONTAGE and MODX site Moessieurs! Check it out below:


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