Hey Everyone - First off, I want to compliment the Montage community here for putting up some really helpful content -- I've found it really helpful and it's nice to see such passion for the instrument.
I'm a brand new Montage owner who -- to be candid -- wrestled for weeks about the Montage versus Fantom decision (well covered in this forum, across Youtube, etc etc). Appreciating that everyone has their own take on things, for me the Montage came down to the quality of the sounds, the sounds and the sounds(!). To me the Montage sounds are warm and fulsome and realistic, whereas many of the Fantom sounds seem weak and dated. Plus better build quality and a greater overall emphasis on acoustic versus EDM type tones.
The problem as someone who wants to dabble in song creation of course is the Montage Pattern Sequencer. Trust me: I have gone through every...single...instructional video, Tech Talk, manual, etc, that there is on this, and as a relative noob it's just not clicking (slight pun) for me. (Much as I hate to say it the Fantom took me 2 minutes to get.) I suspect that it's part the uninformed user (me) and part a workflow that's not super intuitive at first.
Not wanting to toss the proverbial keyboard baby out with the bathwater, are there people who for the right hourly $$$ might be able to provide some as needed Montage instruction over Zoom? That's probably the best path forward for someone in my situation. Thanks in advance for any recommendations.