Scott Healy

Yamaha Synthesizer Artist Scott Healy
Yamaha Synthesizer Artist, Scott Healy, is currently keyboardist for The Basic Cable Band on "Conan."
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Alfa Mist

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Yamaha Synthesizer Artist, Alfa Mist, is an in-demand emerging artist from East London who simply describes himself as a producer and composer.

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Synth 101 - Lesson 3: Methods of Synthesis

Synth 101 - Lesson 3: Methods of Synthesis
Previously, we talked about the synthesis purpose (why) and technology (what.) Part three in our series talks about the methods of synthesis (how.) Click the link below to launch the tutorial.

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And stay tuned! Next lesson coming soon.
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MOTIF XF

MOTIF XF

Information and resources to help you get the most out of your Motif XF:

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Synth 101 - Lesson 2: Types of Synthesis

Synth 101 - Lesson 2: Types of Synthesis
What are the musical purposes of synthesis? What’s the difference between analog and digital? How do they work? We answer these questions -- and more -- in depth in this slide show. Click the link below to launch the tutorial.

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Not had an opportunity to experience the first lesson in the series - Synth 101 - Lesson 1: What is a Synthesizer? - check it out now. 

And stay tuned - more to come soon!

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Synth 101 - Lesson 1: What is a Synthesizer?

Synth 101 - Lesson 1: What is a Synthesizer?
Synthesizers are enjoying their biggest wave of popularity since they first came onto the mainstream cultural radar in the 1970s and 1980s. Are you wondering what all the fuss is about? Check out the first of a new YamahaSynth series, "Synth 101." You'll learn what a synthesizer is, what makes them different from other kinds of electronic keyboards, different methods of synthesis, and how their various parts work together to let you dial in any sound that might be in your mind's ear. Click the link below to launch the tutorial.

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And when you are ready, the next lesson is now available - Synth 101 - Lesson 2: Types of Synthesizers.



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Music Expo San Francisco 2016

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Music Expo SF, in association with Sound on Sound, is the premier music conference in the San Francisco Bay Area for music makers. It's the only event of its kind and caliber in Northern California for artists, recording musicians, songwriters, music producers, audio engineers, DJs, students or anyone interested in the art of music making.

This years event will return to SAE Expression college in Emeryville on 12th November and will feature even more artist keynotes, even more masterclasses and even more product demos from the pros. Countless networking opportunities and another stellar Remix Contest will give attendees the chance to be heard by some of the most highly-esteemed in players in the industry. Check out the full program here.

Go where music makers go and secure your spot at Music Expo SF 2016 today.
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About Soundmondo

For music makers interested in expressing their personality through sound, Soundmondo is a social sound-sharing community for creating, sharing and exploring synthesizer sounds.  Whether you’re a seasoned sound designer or just starting your synth exploration, Soundmondo has an intuitive workflow making it easy to use and best of all, free!

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BROWSE

Experience music of the world with sound! Browsing Soundmondo puts you on a sonic journey you can hear and play on your own instrument!

CREATE

Got a great sound? Save it on Soundmondo! When you CREATE a sound, you're not only saving it so you can recall it later, you can tag it, give it a description, attach a Soundcloud audio file or YouTube video and choose to share with the world or just keep it private!

REFACE DX EDITOR

For reface DX, Soundmondo provides a full editor you can use to access all the available FM parameters. See an entire sound in a single patch, and use your computer keyboard to type names, enter values and navigate different functions.

SYNC

SYNC puts an on-demand sound designer at your disposal 24/7 by showing you how to recreate a sound. Just BROWSE to a sound, select it, hit SYNC and that sound is now in your connected keyboard! 

Better yet, a virtual panel with the sound settings appear and guide you on how to recreate the sound. Simply match your instrument's panel to the virtual panel, and you've recreated the sound. Soundmondo will even highlight the controls it thinks are different to help you in your recreation!

Much of the time, you'll find an even cooler sound along the way! When you do, just hit CREATE, give it a name, save and hit SYNC again to see how that sound is created.

SET LISTS

Set Lists let you group your sounds into collections for use at gigs, your own categorization scheme or recording sessions.

FAVORITES

Collect your favorite sounds made by others! Every time you "favorite" or "+1" a sound, it's added to your favorites. This is a great way to give a virtual "shout out" to your Soundmondo friends!

WEBMIDI

WebMIDI is the technology that makes Soundmondo possible by taking the MIDI (Musical Instruments Digital Interface) technology directly to the web. WebMIDI lets you connect your instrument directly to your compatible browser without having to install any drivers or middleware.

It's truly plug and play!


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Soundmondo FAQs

Some tips and tricks to best using Soundmondo...

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Talk to Yamaha about your MOXF

On Monday July 27 from 9AM Pacific Daylight Time to 5PM Pacific Daylight Time and on Tuesday July 28 from 9AM Pacific Daylight Time to 12 PM Pacific Daylight Time Yamaha will be holding 20 private Google Hangout interviews with MOXF owners in the United States.

To qualify to participate you need to:
  • Own a MOX6/MOX8/MOXF6 or MOXF8 Music Production Synthesizer
  • Live in the United States
  • Have a Google Plus account and Google Hangouts installed
  • Everyone who participates will receive a pair of Yamaha HPH150 headphones.
Act fast and be one of the 20 people in the US to participate in this unique opportunity to talk directly with the Yamaha synth planning team!

To sign-up, click here and select July 27 or July 28 from the calendar.
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Aftertouch - Volume 1, Number 2 (November 1985)

Aftertouch - Volume 1, Number 2 (November 1985)
Issue #2 from November of 1985 features a facinating interview with Dr. John Chowning, the "Father of Digital FM Synthesis" as well as an article on "MIDI Basics". Also read about the "7 System", KX88/KX76 programming and much more!
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Here is a Audio Demo from SoundCloud

This is an audio demo of the S90 XS/S70 XS {soundcloud}https://soundcloud.com/mp-yamaha/s90xs-s70xs{soundcloud}
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Motif Drums and Percussion Patterns

Motif Drums and Percussion Patterns

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Why Motif XF?

Why Motif XF?

Imagine if you will, a 2 gigabyte blank canvas where you can install your most desired instrument samples to customize and design the wave ROM that, until now, has been only a dream...or a fantasy.

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MOTIF XF In the News

MOTIF XF In the News

At the recent Playboy Jazz Festival, David Garfield, music director for George Benson took the Stage at the Hollywood Bowl with no less than 2 Motifs and a CP4. Second keyboardist Thom Hall used two Motif XF7s for all the wind, brass and string and other keyboard parts that we all know and love in George Bensons music on his 37 album releases going back to 1973.

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The Flash Advantage

The Flash Advantage

A unique, exclusive feature of the Motif XF*, flash memory makes it possible for the first time for you to design your own custom wave ROM. 

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MOTIF article 5

MOTIF article 5

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CP4 Stage

CP4 Stage
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MX49/61 BK/BU/WH and MX88

MX49/61 BK/BU/WH and MX88

 

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MOXF

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