I was just about to buy a Montage 8 cash in hand ,
when I decided to read up on it some more , you know reviews , articles and forums .
So I found my self at my old stomping grounds on the Korg forum being an Oasys owner and it was cool to see some of the same familliar names still there , some who are just pure synth lovers like a guy name Kevin and Cello etc... very helpful and insightful .
But haven't been there in awhile since I got my Motif XF which I adore .
There's a thread over 40 pages bashing the Montage mostly just envy IMO but some good points as well , it led me back to this forum to see whats going on .
So I see someone say the Montage can't be played my your midi controller properly .
And I said to my self OMG if the Montage can't be played by my midi controller and still be able to enjoy all the real-time control thats a deal breaker for me if it's true .
So I came to this forum and found some confusing info .
You see I love playing my Motif XF from my Oasys because I can use the trigger pads from the Oasys to play chords I wouldn't usually play or trying to learn and been a match made in haven for me . I just match the Oasys midi channel out to the Motif in and take off from there .
It's also cool to use external midi controller when your jamming with friends like someone else on this forum mentioned .
I hope Yamaha gets that , nowadays people are jamming with friends and other hardware gear and the one thing us as electronic musicians can rely on is midi ,
It's part of what connects us . I know a live musician on stage might not care but as a electronic musician we are all way hooking up and experimenting with other gear to see what happens and midi implementation is the most important thing , think Richard Devine hint hint .
We are all not older lagends who want the Montage as just a stage piano , a younger generation also love Montage and we need proper midi in the studio !
We need to trigger whole sound with 1 midi channel , This is so important .
So can this be done or not ?
If so can I still use all the control functions on Montage like super knob , motion sequence , motion control , arps because I heard maybe not .
If not will there be a update for it , when ?
Has someone found away to do this if so please explain ?
Remember all I want to do is play chords into Montage from external midi controler and get the full sound and still be able to use all the controls on the Montage , everything else I'm good with .
Please help I really want to buy the Montage but i need this to work or it's out , hope not because I really like it .
I'm thinking my Oasys maybe able to do this but I guess , I bet not even thing about using my MPC which plays beautifully with my XF playing chords and all .