MONTAGE OS v1.6 features Sound, Control and Workflow improvements - ready for you to download. IMPORTANT NOTE: Backup and save your current data BEFORE updating MONTAGE to OS Version v1.6!
MONTAGE OS v1.6 adds new effects and Performances. In order to install these enhancements, the MONTAGE internal memory initialized. You can reinstall any User or Library files after updating to MONTAGE OS v1.6.
Spiralizer Effect Types: The new Spiralizer effects added to OS v1.6 are based on the “Shepard Tone” scale. Named after cognitive scientist Roger Shepard, the Shepard Tone effect creates the auditory illusion of a tone that continually rises or falls in pitch but never seems to get any higher or lower. This effect provides interesting motion to pads, leads and arpeggios. The following Spiralizer types are available:
Spiralizer P and Spiralizer F: This is a unique filter applying Phaser (for Spiralizer P)/ Flanger (for Spiralizer F) processing for seemingly endless up/ down pitch change
Tempo Spiralizer P and Tempo Spiralizer F: These effects add a tempo-synchronized LFO to the Spiralizer effect allowing for interesting tempo-based grooves. Below is an audio demo of the Performance “Ethereal”. First it is played with no Spiralizer effect then with the “Spiralizer P” effect added:
8 New Performances: MONTAGE OS v1.6 adds 8 new Performances utilizing the new Spiralizer effect types. These unique Performances take full advantage of AWM2, FM-X and Motion Control. Check out a demo:
Creeping Voltage Demo
Hybrid Sync Demo
Spiral Feedbacker Demo
MONTAGE OS v1.6: Control Enhancements
Super Knob Shortcuts: MONTAGE OS v1.6 makes it easier to edit Super Knob settings from the main Performance (Home) screen.
“Edit Super Knob Motion Seq” calls up the Knob Auto display for editing the Super Knob’s dedicated Motion Sequencer.
“Edit Super Knob” calls up the Control Assign display in Common/Audio Edit. This lets you set Super Knob controlled for the entire Performance
MONTAGE OS v1.6: Workflow Enhancements
Super Knob Display Filter: A simple but important workflow enhancement is the addition of the Super Knob in the Display Filter.
Display Filter, Common/Audio Edit: You can now set the Display Filter to “Super Knob” at the Common/Audio level. This allows you to see and edit parameters set to all Part Common Assignable Knobs
Display Filter, Part Edit: You can now set the Display Filter to “Super Knob” at the Part level. This allows you to see and edit parameters set to single Part Assignable Knobs.
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Yamaha Synthesizer Product Specialist Blake Angelos has over thirty years of experience with music hardware and software. An expert in music technology, Blake has conducted numerous clinics, master classes and presentations throughout the United States, Europe and Canada. In his role as Product Specialist for the Synthesizer Department Blake appears in many product videos and artist interviews, writes many articles for YamahaSynth.com and co-hosts a regular Podcast called “Behind the Synth”.
Before his work with Yamaha, he taught music theory and jazz studies courses at Arizona State University; managed a technology-focused music store in Seattle and was a production supervisor at Microsoft, where he led a team that developed groundbreaking interactive music content for the Microsoft Network. Blake holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Northern Colorado and a Master of Music degree from Arizona State University. Blake currently resides in Bellingham, Washington with his family, and between his travels around the world for Yamaha, he performs as much as possible with several jazz and creative music groups in Bellingham, Seattle and other places in the Pacific Northwest.