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For Yamaha synthesizer, workstation and stage piano owners seeking tips, sound libraries, support and a good place to hang out,  yamahasynth.com is a user community that connects users with Yamaha, and, unlike unofficial sites, yamahasynth.com has the Baddest Mister in town!

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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

  • CUBASE SETUP GUIDE WORKFLOW 1: MIDI REC on DAW
    This continues our mini-seres on MONTAGE Cubase and helping you get the best out of your MONTAGE. If you have not already, please read the first article in this series:"MONTAGE Cubase Setup Guide: Getting Started"

  • CUBASE SETUP GUIDE WORKFLOW 2: ARP REC on DAW
    This next lesson in our mini-series on MONTAGE with Cubase continues with Bad Mister introducing an Arpeggio into your recording. 
  • CUBASE SETUP GUIDE WORKFLOW 3: AUDIO REC on DAW
    Continuing the mini-series on working with your MONTAGE and Cubase with the latest installment focusing on high quality digital audio recording.
  • MONTAGE In-Depth: Lessons from a Master
    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 the deep diving "Programming Basics" 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.
  • Holly Herndon interviews Yamaha legend, Dr. John Chowning
    The "father of FM synthesis" Dr. John Chowning - a legend here at Yamaha - was recently interviewed. Learn more about this trailblazer and hear the interview here.
  • Performance Basics and the Live Set 1
    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!