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  • Greg Spero, Halsey's Keyboardist and Sound Designer, Praises Yamaha Montage

    With an expressive touch, keen awareness of melody and remarkable technique, Greg Spero is a talented pianist and keyboardist. He has performed with a diverse range of musicians, including: Arturo Sandoval; Corey Wilkes; and, former Miles Davis collaborator and music director, Robert Irving III. Additionally, he has co-produced tracks with producer Ski Beatz (Jay Z), and, Shock G (Digital Underground) - and is currently the keyboardist and sound designer for Halsey. Greg recently had a chance to experience Montage and was very impressed.

What's New

  • New Envelope Follower and Auto Beat Sync Video!
    New Envelope Follower and Auto Beat Sync Video in MONTAGE!
  • Rave Reviews for MONTAGE
    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:
  • Introducing MONTAGE OS Version 1.5
    MONTAGE OS Version 1.5 is coming! This update improves Sound, Control and Workflow - and will appeal to musicians of all types.
  • 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.
  • Connecting MONTAGE and Logic Pro X
    This is an advanced tutorial for MONTAGE users. If you haven't had a chance yet, it might be useful to look at the "Mastering MONTAGE: Getting Started" article. MONTAGE works differently than other electronic instruments and learning more about the different ways it can be used will help you get the most out of this tutorial - and more importantly, from your instrument.
  • Manny's Modulation Manifesto: Bass Sounds

    An FM Synthesis Programming Tutorial focusing on the Yamaha Reface DX architecture - Lesson 5

    For this installment, I'm going to discuss another area where FM synthesis is very versatile across the wide spectrum of musical styles – Bass sounds. From the Bass 1 and Fretless presets in the original DX7 to the LatelyBass and SolidBass patches in the TX81Z & DX100, the legacy of FM for Bass sounds is well known. So, starting from the "bottom up" as it were, let's build some Bass sounds.