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Yamaha Montage 8 WH Synthesizer

Yamaha Montage 8 WH Synthesizer

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Welcome to the new era from the company that brought you the DX and the Motif.Montage sets the next milestone with sophisticated dynamic control, massive sound creation and streamlined workflow.

88-note Balanced Hammer weighted-action Montage synthesizer with AMW2 and FM-X tone generators, 7" TFT colour wide VGA LCD touch screen, and a huge range of incredible sounds  modernised to take advantage of the Motion Control Synthesis Engine. Montage sets the next milestone with sophisticated dynamic control, massive sound creation and streamlined workflow. Other features include VCM effects processing, USB Audio/MIDI connection and 1.75GB of user flash memory. Montage is also capable of controlling your DAW and includes a special version of Steinberg's Cubase AI DAW software.

Music in Motion

Music is always in motion. From the way a piano player hits a key to a orchestral crescendo to a drum groove, music always moves.
Montage introduces new way for musicians to control sound and create expression with Motion Control.

Rhythmic Motion Motion based on rhythm

Multi-dimensional Motion Introduce complex sound changes optimized for each parameters and multiple parameters.

Motion Control

Motion Control puts rhythmic and multidimensional control at
the musician's fingertips for sound that moves from radical to sublime.

Motion Control Synthesis Engine

Motion Control Synthesis Engine unifies and controls two iconic Sound Engines: AWM2 (high-quality waveform and subtractive synthesis) and FM-X (modern, pure Frequency Modulation synthesis.) These two engines can be freely zoned or layered across eight parts in a single MONTAGE Performance.

Interact with MONTAGE Performances using Motion Control: a highly programmable control matrix for creating deep, dynamic and incredibly expressive sound. With Motion Control, you can create new sounds not possible on previous hardware synthesizers.

Sophisticated Dynamic Control

Music is expression. MONTAGE adds a new level of expression with the Motion Control Synthesis Engine. This engine allows a variety of methods to interact with and channel your creativity into finding your own unique sound.

Super Knob

Create dynamic sound changes from radical to sublime with the Super Knob. The Super Knob can control multiple parameters simultaneously resulting in anything you can imagine.

For example: change your listening position from right in front of an instrument to in the back seat of a concert hall. Or radically change the character of a Performance from atmospheric and mellow to rhythmic and edgy.

The Super Knob can even be assigned to a second FC7 foot controller making it easy to manipulate the sound when playing with both hands.

 

Motion SEQ

Motion Sequences are tempo-synchronized, completely customizable control sequences that can be assigned to virtually any synthesizer parameter and provide incredible creative new ways of programming sound.

Motion Sequences also have dedicated controls on the front panel making it easy to manipulate and change in real-time, providing incredible interactivity and expression.

 

Envelope Follower

The Envelope Follower converts audio into a control source for control of virtually any synthesizer parameter. For example, a drum loop could drive effects parameters for a cool rhythms or a vocal recording could control multiple parameters for a "talking" synthesizer. The audio can even be a "live" source through the A/D input.

Massive Sound Creation

MONTAGE features two Iconic Sound Engines modernized for amazing sound playback and complex sound design.

AWM2

Powered by proprietary Yamaha technology for data compression and sound playback, AWM2 allows tremendous data compression without sound quality loss for unparalleled, realistic sound reproduction.

・128-Note, Stereo polyphony

Experience rich stereo sound without halving the available number of notes.

・Waveform Capacity

MONTAGE features nearly 10 times the waveform capacity of the MOTIF XF, allowing more samples per instrument for incredibly realistic and nuanced sound.

・Integrated Flash Memory

MONTAGE includes 1.75 GB of user flash memory with high speed reading/writing for your own custom samples or synth libraries from yamahasynth.com.

FM-X

An amazingly sophisticated pure synthesizer engine capable of producing classic ‘80s or cutting-edge, EDM sound with incredible dynamic range, power and fidelity. MONTAGE features an 8-operator FM architecture and 128-note polyphony, allowing for a massive array of sound design options.