Learn

Behind the Synth: Manny Fernandez OS v3.5 Synth Chat

5a_BehindtheSynths_1200x675-YS
Manny and Nate discuss Smart Morph and MONTAGE OS v3.5.
Continue reading
  1923 Hits
1923 Hits

Tech Talk: MONTAGE FM Basics

Montage-Tech-Talk
The basics of FM Synthesis was the topic for May 26 Tech Talk Live.
Continue reading
  2951 Hits
2951 Hits

Easy FM Programming Part 4: How to Make a Triple Oscillator Sound

Easy-FM
In Part 4 of the Easy FM Programming learn how to create cool detuned synth sound. 
Continue reading
  2621 Hits
2621 Hits

Behind the Synth: Manny Fernandez and the DX7II

5a_BehindtheSynths_1200x675-YS
Manny discusses DX7II sound design work in this week's Behind the Synth.
Continue reading
  2530 Hits
2530 Hits

Easy FM Programming Part 3: How to Make a Great Bass Sound

Easy-FM
It's all about the bass in Part 3 of Easy FM!
Continue reading
  3076 Hits
3076 Hits

Easy FM Programming Part 2: How to Create a Fat Square Wave

Easy-FM
Get your odd harmonics on. 
Continue reading
  2164 Hits
2164 Hits

Easy FM Programming Part 1: How to Create a Filtered Sawtooth

Easy-FM
Jumpstart your FM synth programming.
Continue reading
  3712 Hits
3712 Hits

Scott Brackett: RSVP (Retro Synth Video Program) Part 3

Scott Brackett: RSVP (Retro Synth Video Program) Part 3
The conclusion of Scott Brackett’s CX5M and C1 Music Computers exploration.
Continue reading
  1137 Hits
1137 Hits

Scott Brackett: RSVP (Retro Synth Video Program) Part 2

Scott Brackett: RSVP (Retro Synth Video Program) Part 2
Part 2 of Scott's journey into the world of the CX5M and C1 Music Computers.
Continue reading
  1173 Hits
1173 Hits

Scott Brackett: RSVP (Retro Synth Video Program) Part 1

Scott Brackett: RSVP (Retro Synth Video Program) Part 1
The Brackett is Backett with the RSVP Series!
Continue reading
  1384 Hits
1384 Hits

Manny's FM-Xpert #5: “Everybody’s Doin’ the Knob-O-Motion”

Manny's FM-Xpert #5: “Everybody’s Doin’ the Knob-O-Motion”
Dr. Manny Fernandez's epic 5 part series ends with cool Super Knob programming tips and one last pun. 
Continue reading
  3102 Hits
3102 Hits

Manny's FM-Xpert #4: "The Envelope(s), Please"

Manny's FM-Xpert #4: "The Envelope(s), Please"
Last month FM-Xpert Manny Fernandez showed us that he's pretty good at math in article 3, "It's Just a Phase, Man". This month he shows how envelope generators affect an FM-X sound and require much less math!
Continue reading
  3691 Hits
3691 Hits

Manny's FM-Xpert #1: "Acoustic Eccentricities and Stuff"

Manny's FM-Xpert #1: "Acoustic Eccentricities and Stuff"
Ready for some next level FM-X programming? Let FM-Xpert programmer Manny Fernandez show you the way!
Continue reading
  4941 Hits
4941 Hits

Manny's FM-Xplorations Article 5

Manny's FM-Xplorations Article 5
Welcome to the fifth and final article in the Manny Fernandez FM-Xplorations series! A longtime FM programmer who contributed sounds to the DX7II, SY77, SY99, FS1R, DX200 and reface DX, Manny has lots of tips and tricks to share in this highly informative series. So let's join him now . . .
Continue reading
  2884 Hits
2884 Hits

Manny's FM-Xplorations: Article 1

Manny's FM-Xplorations: Article 1
Welcome to the first article in the Dr. Manny Fernandez FM-Xploration Series! A longtime FM programmer who contributed sounds for the DX7II, SY77, SY99 FS1R and DX200  - Manny Fernandez shares lots of tips and tricks in this highly informantive series.
Continue reading
  12878 Hits
12878 Hits

Manny's FM-Xplorations Article 4

Manny's FM-Xplorations Article 4
Welcome to the fourth article in the Manny Fernandez FM-Xplorations series! A longtime FM programmer who contributed sounds to the DX7II, SY77, SY99, FS1R, DX200 and reface DX, Manny has lots of tips and tricks to share in this highly informative series. So let's join Manny now . . . 
Continue reading
  2483 Hits
2483 Hits

Manny's FM-Xplorations: Article 2

Manny's FM-Xplorations: Article 2
Welcome to the second article in the Manny Fernandez FM-Xplorations series! A longtime FM programmer - contributing sounds to the DX7II, SY77, SY99, FS1R and DX200 - Manny has lots of tips and tricks to share in this highly informative series!
Continue reading
  2735 Hits
2735 Hits

Manny's FM-Xplorations: Article 3

Manny's FM-Xplorations: Article 3
Welcome to the third article in the Manny Fernandez FM-Xplorations series! A longtime FM programmer who contributed sounds to the DX7II, SY77, SY99, FS1R and DX200, Manny has lots of tips and tricks to share in this highly informative series. Let's join Manny now . . . 

Continue reading
  2876 Hits
2876 Hits

Mastering MONTAGE: An FM-X Exploration Part 1

Mastering MONTAGE: An FM-X Exploration Part 1
In this short quick series, we'll take a look at a number of simple two Operator FM-X stacks and discuss how you can begin to learn to program source waves using FM-X intuitively, by ear - without any heavy math. Please download the example Performance (P4.X7B). This is a MONTAGE Connect bulk file. It is assumed you are making the adjustments and hearing the results yourself. One of the best ways to gain an understanding of the FM-X engine is to experiment with a few key parameters and work with them until you're comfortable with what they do and exactly when they do it. 
Continue reading
  4842 Hits
4842 Hits

Mastering MONTAGE: An FM-X Exploration Part 2

Mastering MONTAGE: An FM-X Exploration Part 2
In Part 2 of this series we will study a Performance made with the same basic setup as in Part 1, but featuring different settings for our 8 Assignable Knob parameters. In Part 1 we turned some knobs and made some observations and speculations about what was being controlled - was it the Modulator or the Carrier that was being altered by a specific Knob parameter? Now we will follow through and see where those Control Assignments were made and how they are applied by the settings. Included at the bottom of this article download the MONTAGE Connect (P3.X7B) file for the tutorial, PERFORMANCE: P3
Continue reading
  2753 Hits
2753 Hits
2022 © Yamaha Corporation of America and Yamaha Corporation. All rights reserved.