The MONTAGE synthesizer is an amazing instrument - from producing EDM to designing specific sounds for a film – or as a creative outlet for your audio dreams. It is also a powerful piece of music technology which requires some practice and guidance to leverage fully its capabilities. To help you make the most of your MONTAGE, Yamaha's own Bad Mister has provided this deep diving "Mastering MONTAGE" series. If you have not had an opportunity to learn from this master musician and synthesizer guru, check out his recently completed 14-part series:
Waveforms are the building blocks of Elements in the AWM2 engine of MONTAGE and MODX. You can use them to create your own sounds. There are 6320 Preset Waveforms in MONTAGE and MODX, and finding specific ones would be difficult without some organization system. Forturnately the slick Category Search feature not only works for Performances: It works
In this rather entensive video (27 minutes!) you'll learn the basics of building a Performance. Things like merging Performances, creating splits and layers, setting velocity limits, assigning Super Knob control, shifting notes and using Super Knob link are just some of the topics featured in this week's Moessieurs Monday. Check it out below! Want
When building a Performance with Parts you might wonder what happens to the programmed parameters in each Part you add. This video from Moessieurs shows you how it works. Check it out below, and come back next Monday for another installment of Moessieurs Monday! Want to share your thoughts/comments? Join the conversation on the Forum here.
Sometimes when you select a Performance in MONTAGE or MODX it is almost right.
Dr. Manny Fernandez's epic 5 part series ends with cool Super Knob programming tips and one last pun. 
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!
FM Synthesis Grandmaster Dr. Manny Fernandez's third article in the "FM-Xpert" series is his most advanced yet. Are you ready to snatch the pebble from the Grandmaster's hand? Then enter the FM-Xpert temple and begin the training...
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The second article in Manny Fernandez's FM-Xpert series continues with a great study in filling out an FM-X sound. This advanced tutorial will help you add fullness and detail to FM-X sounds in your MONTAGE and MODX!
Ready for some next level FM-X programming? Let FM-Xpert programmer Manny Fernandez show you the way!
This is the first in a short video series about the Motion Sequencer from the fantastic French MONTAGE and MODX site Moessieurs! Check it out below: Want to share your thoughts/comments? Join the conversation on the Forum here.
One one of the finest examples of FM-X programming is "FM-Xperience", a content pack from German sound design team Easy Sounds. This content pack for MONTAGE and MODX is remarkable, with amazing drums generated entriely by FM-X, great leads, pads, comps and more. In this video from Moessieurs he chooses a some of the sounds from the pack and shows
Camelot Pro is a powerful software tool that intelligently connects and maps hardware MIDI devices and virtual instruments.
And the rave reviews keep coming in! The MONTAGE Music Synthesizer is an amazing musical instrument with great sound, powerful real-time control and user-friendly workflow. But don't take our word for it, take a look at the following MONTAGE reviews:
This week's Moessieurs Monday continues with more about FM-X. Operator Levels are extremely important to the overall sound. Carrier levels change the overall volume and modulator levels change the timbre. Understanding this concept is crucial in FM-X programming and this video breaks it down nicely. He also shows you how to copy one operator to ano
Check out this short and sweet article from out friends at Ask.Audio.
Spectral Forms are powerful parameters that change the timbre of the sound in interesting ways. In conjunction with Operator frequency a wide range of unique sounds are possible. Check out the video below and learn more about the FM-X engine inside both MONTAGE and MODX:Want to share your thoughts/comments? Join the conversation on the Forum here.
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