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  3. MONTAGE
  4. Friday, 23 March 2018
K-Sounds:
1. Epic Grand - Montage
2. Organimation - Montage

Easy Sounds:
3. Montage Phat Analog
4. Montage Phat Analog II
5. Montage Phat Analog III
6. Montage Organ Session
7. Montage Dance Pro
8. Montage Live Organ
9. Montage Xtasyn
10. Montage Live Instruments
11. Montage Nature Of Chill
12. Montage Stage & Studio
13. Montage Dance Xpanded
14. Montage Magical Pads
15. Montage Mystical Spheres
16. Montage Chill Xperience
17. Montage FM Xperience (edit: added)

Cool Webinars:
18+ Various performances, sound effects, drum kits covering FM-X and AWM2

Yamaha:
19. Chick's Mark V - Montage
20. BOSENDORFER PIANO - MONTAGE

MIDI Pirates:
21. Pop Upright Piano

Soundwaves:
22. Abstrakt Horror

Blue Man Group:
23. Blue Man Group Soundset

Keyboard Waves:
Shows 12 sets compatible on their "Montage page" including:
24. Andromeda A6
25. Hohner Clavinet D6 (Vol 1 & 2)
26. Yamaha CP70
27. Disco Strings
28. Phoenix Brass
29. Production Drums
30. Rhodes Mark I Deluxe

KApro:
31. KApro 008 Private Collection for Montage
32. KApro 007 VP1 Favorites for Montage
33. KApro 006 FM Milestones for Montage
34. KApro 005 VP1 Incredible Pads 2 for Montage
35. KApro 004 VP1 Incredible Pads 1 for Montage
36. KApro 003 VP1 Amazing Metal Hits 2 for Montage
37. KApro 002 VP1 Amazing Metal Hits 1 for Montage
38. KApro 001 VP1 Special Effects for Montage

Synthogy:
39. American Grand

Synthcloud:
40. T9t9 Cover Pack
41. PF Cover Pack V2
42. Leads Pack MKIII

Gospel Musicians:
43. Kawai EX Pro Piano Sounds For ../Montage
44. All AcousticsampleS Piano for ../Montage
45. Neo-Soul Suitcase EP for ../Montage
46. Neo-Soul Stage EP for ../Montage
47. MKSensation MKS-20 Piano Module for ../Montage
48. A-Piano Sounds for ../Montage
49. Academic Steinway Grand Piano Sounds for ../Montage
50. B-Piano Upright Sounds for ../Montage
51. Old Black Grand Piano Sounds for ../Montage

Perskovgaard (User Contributed):
52. https://yamahasynth.com/forum/1152-free-performances-for-yamaha-montage

Chris (User Contributed):
53. AMBIENT SCI-FI LIBRARY GALACTIC ASCENSION

Moessieurs
54+ Many performances on the site.

... this is an incomplete list of libraries specifically for Montage.

Following is a list of XF/XS content:

DCP:
Electric Grand for Motif XF
Complete Orchestra
Brass XF
Orchestral Strings
Virtual Pianos Collection
Majestic Pipes
Renaissance And Folk Instruments
Pulse
Air
Axxe
Mo'Phatt (XS)
Vintage Keys
B's Knees
Mo Skool 2
Vocal Xpressions (XS)
Symphonic Strings (XS)
World XSpedition (XS)
XS Performer (XS)
Acoustic Steel Guitar (XS)
Studio Drums

Digital Sound Factory:
Steinway Model L Grand Piano
Fuego Caliente
Urban Producer


Sonic Reality:
Classic Rock Piano (XS)
Classic Electric Pianos (XS)
Alan Parsons Imperial Grand
Yamaha Vintage Analog
Keys of the 60s and 70s
British Kits 4-Pack (drums)
Classic Kits 4-Pack (drums)

Keyboard Waves:
Rhodizer Special Edition - XF

Soundwaves:
Abstrakt Kaos
Galactik
Industrial Universe
Sonic Disorder
Instant Symfonika
Sonic Junkyard

Garritan:
Garritan Personal Orchestra ("GPO";)

GVL Sounds:
Symphic Suite

Play Keyz:
80s pop/rock soundset volume 1
80s pop/rock soundset volume 2

Yamaha:
Sonidos De Mexico

Bolder Sounds:
Bolder Pianos
Crystal Voices
Celtic Pipes
Granular Voices
Acoustic Steel Guitar


D-Edge Sound:
EDM Expansion

Easy Sounds:
Energy
Evolving Soundscapes
FM Xpanded

SC Sounds:
M1 Elements
Best of SY77
Best of DX7
Acoustic Piano Collection (XS)
Brass Collection (XS)
FM Synthesis (XS)
Legendary Rhodes (XS)

Kid Nepro:
Motif Series - S90 Collection

Digital Studio Design:
Piano Realism Pack

Patchman Music:
Motif XF6, XF7, XF8 Volume 1
Motif XF6, XF7, XF8 Volume 2
Motif XF6, XF7, XF8 Volume 3

Added 4/7:
Swar Systems:
SwarTrax (Indian Instruments)

Above is not complete. There are other resources.

Sources for sound libraries:

http://ksounds.com
http://easysounds.eshop.t-online.de
https://www.yamahamusicsoft.com/
http://midipiraten.de/
http://sndwavs.com/
http://keyboardwaves.com
http://synthogy.com
https://synthcloud.com
https://gospelmusicians.com/

http://shop.motifator.com
https://www.digitalsoundfactory.com/
https://www.sonicreality.com/
http://boldersounds.com
http://www.sc-sounds.com
http://www.playkeyz.com/
http://www.digitalstudiodesigns.com/
http://www.patchmanmusic.com/yamahaMotifXF.html
Moessieurs:
http://www.moessieurs.com/download-mc-perf-montage-connect.html
http://www.moessieurs.com/download-moessieurs-perf-montage-connect.html
http://www.moessieurs.com/banque-francky-montage.html
http://www.moessieurs.com/rod_montage_conect.html
http://www.moessieurs.com/gerrit-bosman-montage.html (edit: added by request)
... many more - navigate through the site
Added 4/7:
http://www.swarsystems.com/SwarTrax/

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Free Libraries:
Warning - Promotional content from Yamaha is most likely to have conversion problems with Montage due to use of unsupported compression types and/or unsupported sample bit widths.
Warning2 - Not all links checked
Also - not repeating free material listed above (such as Chick's Rhodes, Bosendorfer, and free user submitted)

MOXF:
https://europe.yamaha.com/en/products/music_production/synthesizers/moxf/additional_sample_library.html
: Ujiie Special Voices
: EDM Expansion
: Twisted Tools Selection
: Inspiration In A Flash ** Not all content is compatible
: CP1 Piano

XS:
http://www.motifator.com/index.php/main/comments/xspand_your_world_content_updated_with_new_free_downloads/
: XSpand Your World
: Ethnology
: Session Drums + GN
: Organs_2
: Power Grand and Jazz Grand
: Digital Sound Factory Symphonic XStrings Demo
: XSpanded Sample Bank 2 and 3
: Motif XS Sample Pack (S90 ES, Brass And Winds, Vocals and Choirs, Strings, XStras including ARPs)
http://www.jeroenvanzutphen.nl/motif/
: Speak and spell
: Rhodes

XF:
https://soundcloud.com/d-edge-sound/sets/motif-xf-xs-moxf-soundset-free
: D-Edge AN1x Energy

Unknown (Maybe Not XS or above):
http://www.gotchanoddin.com/motif/free.html
http://motif-france.pagesperso-orange.fr/telecharger.htm
Responses (27)
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Thank you for that list. Unfortunately, with such an abysmal bad forum software like this one on yamayasynth.com, it will probably fall "under the radar" sooner or later. Yamaha should really reconsider their choice of forum platform. It doesn't get worse than this.
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Man that is an impressive list. The only one I bought is the MONTAGE "FM-Xperience" (Easy Sounds), you missed that one :). I do think I am gonna take a look at the 3 libs for the 1152 performances.... just to spend the weekend seeing what I can find. I am saving list this off for a rainy day..
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The 3 libs at link 52 are awesome. First of all they are all single part, but most have many different layered and split parts. For a quick single part to add to a performance these can't be beat for efficiency. Some of them just sound great, I especially like the lead synths and the piano variations. I can use many of these so I am keeping them loaded... so I had a dilemma which one of my 9 libs to delete. Sorry Chick.... but I gotcha backed up.;)
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Thanks again. Much needed! Quite a list.
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Excellent! Thanks, Jason!
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This should be added to the list:

Gerrit Bosman has released three Performance Sets.

For info email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

(He has walkthrough demos of each set on youtube.)
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Gerrit's work was included here:

Moessieurs:
(...)
... many more - navigate through the site


There are many other sets available there - the site is difficult to navigate for capturing all the links of every submission. I wish there was an index page of all the sets instead of having to click on each individually.

I've added to the list to call out Gerrit B. by name with link.
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Hi Jason.
Thank you

Here is detailled lis for free sounds on Moessieurs :

Rod free performances Montage Connect file format :
http://www.moessieurs.com/rod_montage_conect.html

Francky free performances sound bank user and library file format :
http://www.moessieurs.com/banque-francky-montage.html

M.C free performances Montage Connect file format :
http://www.moessieurs.com/download-mc-perf-montage-connect.html

Synthlover free performances Montage Connect file format :
http://www.moessieurs.com/synthlover.html


Alvaro Gandul free performances Montage Connect file format :
http://www.moessieurs.com/alvaro-gandul.html


Tinorocky free cover songs performances Montage Connect file format :
http://www.moessieurs.com/tinorocky.html


Moessieurs free cover songs performances Montage Connect file format :
http://www.moessieurs.com/download-moessieurs-perf-montage-connect.html

FM sysex free links & FM-X Tutorial Performances :
http://www.moessieurs.com/download-base-fmx.html

M.C FM-X collection (library and user file selection of sysex Dx already converted in Montage file format) :
http://www.moessieurs.com/mc-fmx.html

Hope it's help
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Jason wrote:

Gerrit's work was included here:

Moessieurs:
(...)
... many more - navigate through the site


There are many other sets available there - the site is difficult to navigate for capturing all the links of every submission. I wish there was an index page of all the sets instead of having to click on each individually.

I've added to the list to call out Gerrit B. by name with link.


For some reason I knew you'd complain about my add. I did search the list for "gerbo" and "Gerrit" but nothing came up. Well, at least I tried to be helpful.

(The Unofficial Yamaha MONTAGE Community Forum (sadly very under-utilized) uses proper forum software and is well organized but also incomplete when it comes to identifying sounds available).

I'm really baffled why Yamaha is using this terrible web forum software. I have to log in every.single.time. Pathetic.

BM would have to answer (over and over again) far fewer questions with well organized, up-to-date, and and complete reference section.
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I thought DCP's Complete Orchestra was the only available third-party Montage/XF/XS orchestral library. Jason also listed Garritan Personal Orchestra (GPO), but I couldn't find a Garritan Montage/XF/XS-specific GPO library for sale anywhere.
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No complaints - I'm happy for users to contribute. When I find things that are not optimal, I'll point them out. I was venting more about trying to cut/paste from another website more than anything. I was also pointing out there was more to explore on Moessieurs. Joel completed fleshing out the links - so that is appreciated as well. Your email information for Gerrit is great since it gives users something to search for to locate the videos.

The forum software is what it is (Yamaha does not seem keen on a revamp). I think it lets down new users who are looking for an easy way to answer their questions. Not that difficult for BM or others to do a search on a search engine and "dig up" responses to the same question and link back to a previous answer. Plus BM has the benefit of using the "Learn" section for tutorials to cover topics more in depth. We will, from time-to-time, see a tutorial inspired directly from a forum question. ... the "learn" section could also be better indexed and organized for new users.

@Studio:

GPO: http://shop.motifator.com/index.php/voice-libraries/motif-xf/garritan-gpo-lite-for-motif-xs-xf.html
DCP Orchestral Strings: https://www.yamahamusicsoft.com/synth/orchestral-strings-4
DCP Complete Orchestra: https://www.yamahamusicsoft.com/synth/complete-orchestra-4
Symphonic Suite (XS): http://shop.motifator.com/index.php/voice-libraries/motif-xf/orchestral/symphonic-suite-for-motif-xs-xf-mox.html
XS Performance (XS) - Mentions orchestra / symphonic strings: http://shop.motifator.com/index.php/voice-libraries/motif-xf/orchestral/digital-sound-factory-motif-xs-performer.html

Note Motifator has an "orchestral" category: http://shop.motifator.com/index.php/voice-libraries/motif-xf/orchestral.html

Digital Sound Factory has "Symphonic Strings": https://www.digitalsoundfactory.com/motif-strings
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Jason... wOw!! Thank you so much for putting this together.

Mega Thanks!!!
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My YouTube channel provides a 30-minute sampling of select piano samples from various packs and from the Yamaha MONTAGE itself.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLTcNMjqSXgt8yyQqhr1r1w

This allows people to more easily compare the sounds side-by-side and should be a useful resource for making a decision on sound packs.
I can add more as I get them or by request.


L. Spiro
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Jason wrote:
@Studio:

GPO: http://shop.motifator.com/index.php/voice-libraries/motif-xf/garritan-gpo-lite-for-motif-xs-xf.html
DCP Orchestral Strings: https://www.yamahamusicsoft.com/synth/orchestral-strings-4
DCP Complete Orchestra: https://www.yamahamusicsoft.com/synth/complete-orchestra-4
Symphonic Suite (XS): http://shop.motifator.com/index.php/voice-libraries/motif-xf/orchestral/symphonic-suite-for-motif-xs-xf-mox.html
XS Performance (XS) - Mentions orchestra / symphonic strings: http://shop.motifator.com/index.php/voice-libraries/motif-xf/orchestral/digital-sound-factory-motif-xs-performer.html

Note Motifator has an "orchestral" category: http://shop.motifator.com/index.php/voice-libraries/motif-xf/orchestral.html

Digital Sound Factory has "Symphonic Strings": https://www.digitalsoundfactory.com/motif-strings

Awesome, Jason! Thanks again for compiling this list—very helpful! I keep forgetting to contact DCP to ask if their Complete Orchestra library is a super-set of Orchestral Strings, and if there is any overlap. Notably, Complete Orchestra has quite a nice set of bell-instruments. If not, I would like to get both (if anyone has these, please chime in!). I listened to their demos, and these libraries sound quite good. I'll probably also get the brass library as well since these libraries are priced so affordably.

I also auditioned EasySounds' Montage Nature Of Chill and Montage Chill Xperience and really liked them. Again, I'm much more of a "preset" kind of guy and would rather use others' expertly designed libraries rather than try to create my own.

I read somewhere here where Bad Mister mentioned that the Montage's 1.75GB user-memory can hold about 12 third-party libraries. Though library-size varies by title, I'm guessing on average this is about right? If so, I've already started my shopping list for all the libraries that I plan to load up into my Montage:

• DCP Complete Orchestra XF library.
• DCP Orchestral Strings XF library.
• DCP Brass XF library.
• EasySounds Montage Nature of Chill.
• EasySounds Montage Chill Experience.
• KApro 002 VP1 Amazing Metal Hits 1 for Montage.
• KApro 003 VP1 Amazing Metal Hits 2 for Montage.
• KApro 001 VP1 Special Effects for Montage.

Plus, there's so many "space-ey" libraries, I'll need some time to pick and choose.
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• DCP Complete Orchestra XF library. "Almost 221MB" 256 voices 128 performances
• DCP Orchestral Strings XF library. "Over 60MB" 80 string voices 16 unique voices (not found in any other set)
• DCP Brass XF library. "Approx 111MB" 80 brass voices
• EasySounds Montage Nature of Chill. 0MB (Uses internal waveforms only) 128 single part performances 32 multi part performances 4 drum kits
• EasySounds Montage Chill Experience. 158MB 128 single part performances 24 multi part performances 92 drum loops 5 loopkits 92 Arpeggios
• KApro 002 VP1 Amazing Metal Hits 1 for Montage. "uncompressed 620MB" 128 performances
• KApro 003 VP1 Amazing Metal Hits 2 for Montage. "uncompressed 479MB" 144 performances

I'm not sure if "uncompressed" is implying that these samples use compression or not. Assuming these are not compressed:

221+60+111+0+158+620+479 (MB) = 1649MB rounding up for those that say "over" or "approx": 1655MB

Seems like this collection on sample size would be fine within the 1780MB. If "uncompressed" for the KApro means these are compressed and decompression happens "on the fly" (in ram) - then maybe the total memory utilization is less. I'm assuming these are delivered as uncompressed so the "uncompressed" value is the "real" value.

Given this set - the average space used is 236.4MB - which is about 7.5 libraries that fit in the Montage using these 7 libraries as a guide. If you ignore KApro - then you get closer to the 12 library average (110MB average for 5 libraries) - so about 16 of these would fit in Montage.
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Thanks for doing all that math, Jason! Very helpful post. I'll have to pick and choose carefully since I was planning on getting a few EDM libraries as well, and definitely more "space-ey" libraries. Yes, I'll probably lighten up on the KApro libraries (and load up on a few more which use only resident sounds).
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Warning to anybody who wants to buy some Motif libraries from YamahaMusicSoft. I bought some recently using New Year discount, but to my surprise they don't work properly in Montage. Many samples are out of tune or similar.

I have purchased MOXF versions (format X6_) because I supposed higher number in extension means newer and somehow better instrument, and by number it is the latest format before Montage (X7U or X7L) so I have expected even better compatibility than X3_ format. All available documents assured me that there’s a compatibility and Montage will read older formats. Which in fact is true - many packs I have bought (or those offered gratis) work with small or no problems.

To be more concrete - I have purchased these packs:

DCP Complete Orchestra (from 256 sounds 75 have problem)
DCP Orchestral Strings (banks A to D are the same as previous pack, from 64 sounds 41 have problem, from 16 sounds in bank E 8 have problem)
DCP Brass (banks A to D are the same like E to H in Complete Orchestra, from 128 sounds 50 have problem, bank E is the same like bank E in Complete Orchestra USER4, all 16 sounds are OK)
DCP Majestic Pipes (2 sounds from 64 have small problem)
DCP Renaissance/Folk Instruments (12 sounds from 64 have problem)
Bolder Sounds Crystal Voices (22 sounds from 64 have problem)
DSF Symphonic Strings (no sounds at all, only names are to see after loading)
DSF World Xpedition (no sounds at all, only names are to see after loading)

So there’s a lot of problems, and both DSF packs even don’t work at all. I have the last version of OS, and I’m not aware of any mistake in Montage setting I could do. Only one pack from nine for Motif I have purchased is without problems - Bolder Sounds Celtic Pipes.

I have bought all this in good trust that it will work in Montage, and this trust was based on the information about the compatibility available from Yamaha. But unfortunately they are not compatible. This fact was not written in detailed info about sound packs - just few days ago YamahaMusicSoft published warning about compatibility with Montage, at least in some of them. I suppose you have added this warning just after I have reported problems recently.
They should add this warning to other packs as well - and maybe to much more packs than these above. I wonder why they didn’t check compatibility before selling these packs… Yamaha announces full Montage compatibility with older formats, which is not true.

Another problem I see now after checking all packs and their contents - DCP Orchestral Strings and DCP Brass packs contain the same sounds included in DCP Complete Orchestra pack. Because the lists of contents are missing in detailed info about packs, there’s no chance to compare what’s inside and decide properly what to buy. Manuals are the part of download after purchasing, that’s bad - customers have no chance to check detailed contents.
In the hope there’s something more I bought all three libraries, which was quite disappointing - now I have doubled sound sets, and what more - almost unusable because these focused packs have the same problems as Complete Orchestra pack.

I have contacted Mr. Polich from DCP, he refused any help, saying that he is aware of all mistakes, and will work on Montage version, but it will take few months. He refused to send me repaired packs, but at least he forwarded my mail to YamahaMusic Soft. They added warning to their info about these sound packs, and offered me X3? versions. Unfortunately the result was the same - it doesn't work in Montage. Now I'm waiting answer from YamahaMusicSoft how to solve this problem. For me it's a big loss, not only financial but also professional - I bought these sound packs for my studio recordings, now I can't use it fully.

Concerning two sets from DSF which doesn't sound at all, only show names of Performances, I contacted DSF, they answered with some obvious tips, nothing concrete which would make the set sound.

I just want to warn other potential buyers. If somebody is interested, I have a detailed list of all problems. Mr. Polich refused my offer to send it to him with the remark that he knows what's wrong. I wonder why he didn't stop selling his products when he is aware about problem. Not nice. I have full right to think that I was tricked.

Let's see what will happen.

Daniel Forro
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Wow, impressive list. I have bookmarked this one!

I was just discussing piano libraries available for the Montage vs the Kronos on another forum, and someone mentioned how the Montage is limited in libraries of European pianos, which is true. My thought is that K-Sounds and other virtual piano library sellers will hopefully have great incentive to release & sell great quality and variety of European piano libraries in the future, seeing that there is money to be made, considering that the MODX is the hottest selling Synth on the planet... Anyone have any thoughts or insight on new upcoming piano libraries, especially European ones?

My second thought was regarding the K-Sounds Organimation library. How does that compare to the best organ performances that already come with the Montage/MODX, especially ones that have distortion added as well? Is Organimation better, worse, different? And how does it compare to the Nord Stage 3's or Kronos' best organs, especially rock organs with distortion?
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European covers lots of ground. Do you have a list of pianos you'd prefer someone to sample?

I guess in broad strokes - not talking about add-on content (the internal stuff) - Casio has Bechstein, Nord has Fazoli, Yamaha has Bosendorfer, Most all have some form of Steinway available as an add-on or built-in. I do not know if you consider Steinway European or not (German/US). Kronos's European mix built-in is a Steinway D (German Grand) or the Bosendorfer (Austrian Grand - actually think this is a paid add-on).

I'm not all that aware of what's available for other keyboards to have any idea how Montage falls (parity, short, or ahead) vs. others with respect to European piano options. It'd help to see some list of what would be the "full bag" of the "must have" wish list. That'd at least have some tangible metric to use for comparison.
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