Best bang for the buck I ever spent on anything in my life. The gift that keeps on giving, its pretty deep, and you get out of it, what you put in. A true players board with amazing tweakability live. Sounds Fantastic to these ol ears. Preaching to the choir here.
Hello 66 (best I can do!) - it's Sod's Law. Anything I want to buy is always a borderline-impossible price ... but when I come to sell it, it's not worth my time. I have a music room full of old stuff it's not worth the trouble trying to sell. It's clear Yamaha are not selling enough Montages - if they were, the last thing they'd do is reduce the price. So they're well over-stocked. But I don't regret buying my 7 ... it's by far the most usable and versatile synth I've ever bought (and I guess I've had most of 'em).
I have mine now for 2 years = 730 days.
So for less then 50 cents a day I was able to play and study the currently best synthesizer available.
And I am still discovering new possibilities of sound creation. Worth every penny.
I am looking forward to the next (modified/updated/improved) edition.
When can we expect a sneek preview?
Jan, Did yours fall off the back of a truck (730 days @ 50c = $365.00 ??)
I thought I got a good bargain buying a new Montage 7 for AUD$3 999.
After I bought it (last store one) it's now currently unavailable and the price has been jacked up to AUD$5 999!!
Other stores here still advertise for AUD$4 499 but nil store stock.
Dont think the demand is that great because everyone is after VA or analog synths these days, FM programming is quite a hit and miss for most people while others are saying the AWM2 engine being too “outdated”.