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  • 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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  • Rave Reviews for MONTAGE
    And the rave reviews keep coming! The MONTAGE Music Synthesizer is an amazing musical instrument with great sound, powerful real-time control and user-friendly workflow. But don't take our word for it, take a look at the following MONTAGE reviews:
  • Studio Visit: Award-winning producer and multi-instrumentalist Kleerup talks using Yamaha reface
    Named as one of the world’s hottest producers by NME, Andreas Kleerup plays intensely on his Yamaha reface DX and notes that this homage to the seminal 80s synth—the Yamaha DX7—has played a central role in making his new album.
  • Manny's Modulation Manifesto: Wrapping up – Advanced Tips, Tricks & FM Quirks

    An FM Synthesis Programming Tutorial focusing on the Yamaha reface DX architecture - Lesson 7

    For this final article, I'll build on the concepts covered in prior articles and discuss some advanced tips, tricks - and unusual FM quirks - I've learned in my 30+ years of programming Yamaha FM synthesizers. These advanced concepts can help you to twist your sound creations in some unique and personal ways. Four tricks & quirks I'm going to discuss are: Velocity Tricks; Envelope Level Tricks; Detuning Quirks; and, Fixed Frequency Sub-Audio Carriers. So, off we go!
  • Studio Visit: Moessieurs - MONTAGE Videos from France
    From France comes a series of well-produced and informative videos from "Moessieurs". Yamahasynth caught up with musician and creator, Joël Borg, for a brief interview about his experience with Yamaha synthesizers and the creation of his Moessieurs YouTube Channel.
  • New Envelope Follower and Auto Beat Sync Video!
    New Envelope Follower and Auto Beat Sync Video in MONTAGE!
  • Manny's Modulation Manifesto: Lead Sounds

    An FM Synthesis Programming Tutorial focusing on the Yamaha reface DX architecture - Lesson 6

    Hopefully with the articles so far, you've been able to gain a reasonable understanding and 'ear experience' with how FM synthesis behaves. This article is going to put together many of the concepts discussed prior in this series and take a little deeper dive into FM than in the previous articles. We are going to do this as we go into another area where FM synthesis is very effective and powerful – lead sounds.