Mastering MONTAGE: Triggering Custom Samples with a Song and Routing a Click to the Assignable Outputs with Heratch

Mastering MONTAGE: Triggering Custom Samples with a Song and Routing a Click to the Assignable Outputs with Heratch
In Part III of Technical Specialist Heratch Touresian's video series he shows you how to use a song to trigger custom samples.
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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 Video Series: Sneak Preview

Mastering MONTAGE Video Series: Sneak Preview
Learn more about "Mastering MONTAGE"! Yamahasynth.com and @YamahaMusicUSA are pleased to announce over four hours of MONTAGE Music Synthesizer instructional videos. These videos cover everything from basic user interface overviews to deep dives into Motion Sequences, Super Knob programing and more. The content is close to being completed and all the videos will be released soon on yamahasynth.com. As a bonus for our yamahasynth.com community, we would like to offer a sneak peak of some of this great new content.
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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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Mastering MONTAGE: Arpeggio Making 101, Part II

Mastering MONTAGE: Arpeggio Making 101, Part II
In the first installment we took a look at the Convert Types and how they dealt with musical phrases. This time we'll start with a look at how the Convert Types deal with chordal passages.
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Mastering MONTAGE Article Series

Mastering MONTAGE Article Series
The MONTAGE synthesizer is an amazing instrument - from producing EDM to designing specific sounds for a film – or as a creative outlet for your audio dreams. It is also a powerful piece of music technology which requires some practice and guidance to leverage fully its capabilities. To help you make the most of your MONTAGE, Yamaha's own Bad Mister has provided this deep diving "Mastering MONTAGE" series. If you have not had an opportunity to learn from this master musician and synthesizer guru, check out his recently completed 14-part series:
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Mastering MONTAGE 13: Assign Switches 1 & 2

Mastering MONTAGE 13: Assign Switches 1 & 2
Bad Mister wraps up this "deep dive" into the functionality of the MONTAGE with lucky lesson #13.
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Mastering MONTAGE: Getting Started

Mastering MONTAGE: Getting Started
Just got your new MONTAGE? You're new to synthesizers? Or you're an old hand at synthesizers, even owned a Motif? Here are some quick suggestions on what to do first...
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Mastering MONTAGE 12: Motion Sequence

Mastering MONTAGE 12: Motion Sequence
Motion Sequences are tempo-synchronized, completely customizable control sequences which can be assigned to virtually any synthesizer parameter - and provide incredibly creative new ways of programming sound. In this lesson from our own Bad Mister, learn more about how the Motion Sequence dedicated controls on the front panel make it easy to manipulate and change in real-time, providing incredible interactivity and expression.
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Mastering MONTAGE 11: Envelope Follower

Mastering MONTAGE 11: Envelope Follower
Into percussive arpeggios and drum grooves? This session on the MONTAGE's Envelope Follower is for you!
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Mastering MONTAGE 10: Side Chain Modulation

Mastering MONTAGE 10: Side Chain Modulation
In this lesson, Bad Mister explains the "Side Chain" function of the Motion Control Synthesis Engine which allows for modifying one Part with another. It also extends to the external world as well, because the source PART could be an external input (microphone, guitar, audio device, etc.). This can take several forms and in this session, we'll take a brief look at three of the basic possibilities - including one popular in Electronic Dance Music.
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Mastering MONTAGE 9: Controller Box Switches

Mastering MONTAGE 9: Controller Box Switches
In this lesson, Bad Mister introduces us to to how to leverage the Controller Box Switches.
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Mastering MONTAGE 8: Assignable Knobs

Mastering MONTAGE 8: Assignable Knobs
Bad Mister introduces us to the next lesson in leveraging the power of the MONTAGE - using the Part Assignable Knobs. 
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Mastering MONTAGE 7: Super Knob Value Ranges

Mastering MONTAGE 7: Super Knob Value Ranges
In this next article, learn more about using the MONTAGE Super Knob in setting parameters and limitations for shaping your modulations.
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Mastering MONTAGE 6: Super Knob Complex

Mastering MONTAGE 6: Super Knob Complex
Bad Mister continues to provide indepth insight into MONTAGE's capabilities with this next lesson on the Super Knob.
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Mastering MONTAGE 2: Super Knob Common

Mastering MONTAGE 2: Super Knob Common
Join us as we continue our series with a look at the Super Knob Common and Performance architecture.

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Mastering MONTAGE 3: Super Knob Unipolar

Mastering MONTAGE 3: Super Knob Unipolar
Ready to jump into the next lesson about MONTAGE and the Super Knob? 
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Mastering MONTAGE 4: Super Knob Bipolar

Mastering MONTAGE 4: Super Knob Bipolar
This lesson takes us into the Super Knob and introduces you further to the concepts of polarity, and more specifically, "Bipolar". 
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Mastering MONTAGE 1: The Super Knob

Mastering MONTAGE 1: The Super Knob
Inquiring minds want to know, what's so super about this Super Knob? This series of articles will begin to unfold just what we mean by "Super". The Super Knob is just the first step - the gateway, if you will - into the deeper world of Motion Control Synthesis.
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