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!
In this second lesson of this series on how the MONTAGE Connect helps you better integrate a MONTAGE Music Synthesizer with a computer based DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) like Cubase, you will be learning about how to create User Arpeggio drum grooves on your MONTAGE. (If you haven't had an opportunity, I highly recommend that you begin by reading the first article of this series "What is MONTAGE Connect".)
Yamahasynth recently caught up with Yamaha artist Greg Spero, a great jazz pianist and keyboardist currently on tour with singer-songwriter Halsey. Greg has been using MONTAGE on the Halsey tour and we had the opportunity to ask him a few questions about his keyboard set up, his background and other musical projects he's currently involved in.
"User Arpeggios can be made from 4 MIDI Tracks" - this is often a misunderstood statement. We receive many questions on creating your own Arpeggio patterns. In this article, we will shed some light on the nature of how some of the arpeggios are made with the MONTAGE.
There are three separate types of SEARCH for sounds (PARTS): "Performance Category Search", "Performance Merge" and "Part Search" included in your MONTAGE - and the results can be in blue and/or green. Confusing? Let our own Bad Mister clarify for you. In this article he'll explain why and how Performance Category Search can help you "know" what you are looking at when you use this most powerful MONTAGE feature.
Creating arpeggios for general use is an art. This series of articles will prepare you for making your own arpeggio data with MONTAGE. Knowing the rules will allow you to bend them – fighting the rules only leads to frustration. Creating your own arpeggios can be fun and rewarding. So let's begin with Arpeggio Making 101 . . .