MONTAGifying MOTIF: "Winds & Strings"

MONTAGifying MOTIF: "Winds & Strings"
This week we'll take a look at MONTAGifying the Motif XF Performance "Winds & Strings" - so let's join Phil "Bad Mister" Clendeninn in this lesson . . .
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MONTAGifying MOTIF: "Free Fall"

MONTAGifying MOTIF: "Free Fall"
In this lesson, Phil "Bad Mister" Clendeninn MONTAGifies the oft requested Performance "Free Fall" It also makes for a great chance to study how Mega Arpeggios work. Here he will take a close-up look at a Guitar Mega (Mg) Arpeggio and discover what makes it tick. So let's join him . . . 
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MONTAGifying MOTIF: "Second Breakfast"

MONTAGifying MOTIF: "Second Breakfast"
Phil "Bad Mister" Clendeninn is back with another lesson MONTAGifying a MOTIF XF Performances. Let's get started! 
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MONTAGifying MOTIF: "Smooth Guitar"

MONTAGifying MOTIF: "Smooth Guitar"
Our own Bad Mister - Phil Clendeninn - has another lesson on MONTAGifying MOTIF XF Performances. This time it is the classic "Smooth Guitar" . . .
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MONTAGifying MOTIF: "Worship Center"

MONTAGifying MOTIF: "Worship Center"
Phil "Bad Mister" Clendeninn is back with another MONTAGification of a MOTIF XF Performance that you've been asking for: "Worship Center"!
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MONTAGifying MOTIF: "Neon Girlz"

MONTAGifying MOTIF: "Neon Girlz"
Bad Mister (aka: our own Phil Clendeninn) continues his series on MONTAGifying Motif XF Performances to create amazing things in your MONTAGE. This time around, it's "Neon Girlz"!
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MONTAGifying MOTIF: "Chilln' Keys"

MONTAGifying MOTIF: "Chilln' Keys"
Join Bad Mister as he takes you on a tour of something old while introducing you to something new - MONTAGifying the Motif XF Performance "Chilln' Keys" with the Motion Control Synthesis Engine. This is the second in a new "scuba" level series of Performances articles by Phil "Bad Mister" Clendeninn.
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MONTAGifying MOTIF: "Piano Electro"

MONTAGifying MOTIF: "Piano Electro"
Join Bad Mister as he takes you on a tour of something old while introducing you to something new - MONTAGifying the MOTIF XF Performance: "Piano Electro" with the Motion Control Synthesis Engine. This is the first in a new "scuba" level series of Performances articles by Phil "Bad Mister" Clendeninn.
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MONTAGE Navigation Tips

MONTAGE Navigation Tips
As you get to know MONTAGE you realize that often there are more ways than one to go from here to there when navigating the operating system. Here we will give you some tips and shortcuts that you may not be aware of that will help you in developing your own workflow.
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MONTAGE and Cubase Pro 9 Workflow

MONTAGE and Cubase Pro 9 Workflow
Using the Project Template "Yamaha MONTAGE Multi Channel Recording" in Cubase Pro 9 - detailed instructions from Bad Mister!
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Yamaha MX with Cubase for Mac Computers

Yamaha MX with Cubase for Mac Computers
Need help setting up your Yamaha MX with Cubase on your Mac? Get some help from our own Bad Mister - whether you are using one of our original MX series synthesizers or one of the latest!
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Synthesizer Basics with the MX - Part I

Synthesizer Basics with the MX - Part I
Let's take a close look at the synthesizer sound engine and inside the Melas Voice Editor. This article is applicable to both the original MX series and the MX49/61 BK/BU/WH and MX88.
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Setting up a Yamaha MX with Cubase on a Windows Computer

Setting up a Yamaha MX with Cubase on a Windows Computer
Need help setting up Cubase with your MX and Windows computer? Here are instructions for you - and they are applicable to both the original MX series and the latest instruments. 
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Setting up the MX as an External Instrument in Cubase Pro 8

Setting up the MX as an External Instrument in Cubase Pro 8

This article can help you  help you set up your MX as an external instrument in Cubase Pro - allowing you to use Steinberg's Virtual Studio Technology signal routing to RENDER MIDI as AUDIO. Instructions are applicable whether you are using an instrument from the oiginal MX series, the MX49/61 BK/BU/WH or MX88.

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Synthesizer Basics with the MX - Part II

Synthesizer Basics with the MX - Part II
Last time we began our look into synthesis by exploring a Sawtooth source wave, let's begin this lesson with the other very common "analog" wave: the Pulse wave.  This lession is applicable for MX instruments from the original series  - or one of the latest!
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Get Started with the Yamaha MX49/61 BK/BU/WH and MX88

Get Started with the Yamaha MX49/61 BK/BU/WH and MX88
Whether you are playing one of the original MX series or most recent additions to the MX family, this article can help you get started on getting the most from your instrument.
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Mastering MONTAGE: An FM-X Exploration Part 4

Mastering MONTAGE: An FM-X Exploration Part 4
In Part 4 of this series, we are putting it all together!
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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 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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