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Soundmondo for MONTAGE is here! Check some of the things you can do!
MX
It’s a commonly quoted feature of the MX Music Synthesizers that they share over 1100 sounds with the legendary MOTIF synth library. The big question then arises…so…WHERE are they in the keyboard?
If you are new to MONTAGE, this is a great place to start!
Welcome! If this is your first encounter with the Yamaha MONTAGE, this short guide can help find your way around. You are about to experience a milestone synthesizer. Not only new in concept but a new level of sonic clarity. You’ll want to experience the MONTAGE under the following conditions: through a quality stereo sound system and with the optional FC7 sweep pedal and an FC3A sustain pedal.
Take this opportunity to learn more about MIDI I/O and Zone Master with these frequently asked questions (FAQ).
Join Bad Mister to learn how to setup the A/D INPUT - and add vocals, guitars, synthesizers and other sources to your MONTAGE.
Join Phil "Bad Mister" Clendeninn as he walks you through adding a PART to a performance - and performing with it.
Soundmondo just got cooler with support for MONTAGE!
Nine short and informative videos to help you get more from your MONTAGE.
We know that the original MOTIF XF Performances were four PARTS, with just two Assignable Knobs per PART and no COMMON Assign Knobs; it had just six Control Sets per PART... We’ve been exploring the possibilities using this data to build upon. Let's take a look at the impact of adding additional PARTs to an existing Performance. In this article, we'll be expanding on the MOTIF XF Performance data.
MX
The MX49/61/88 and Logic Pro make a great, affordable production studio. With MOTIF-based sounds, MX and on-board audio, and MIDI connectivity, you have a simple yet powerful system connected with a single USB cable. Read more to see how you can set up your MX with Logic Pro. 
Smooth_It_Over_4.X7B”Smooth It Over” is a Motif XF Performance using five ARP1-ARP5 buttons. We’ll see how ARPs are linked to SCENE buttons and how Scenes can be used to influence your backing groove, and we'll discover a hidden Easter egg among the Arp Phrases.
May is MIDI Month! All month we’ll take a look at what the MONTAGE MIDI situation is all about. There are some things you may not have encountered before - check it out...
With the release of firmware version 2.00, MONTAGE can now boast both Voice and Performance compatiblility with the Motif XF and MOXF. Building on the Performance programming found in its predecessors, we've been using this data to learn what MOTION CONTROL brings to the table. These tutorials are meant to get you started exploring the possibilities. Follow along, step-by-step, as we reveal some of the navigation shortcuts and we take a close look at the relationships between Source Controllers and Destination Parameters. Scuba gear, ready?
The "MONTAGifying MOTIF" article series will show you how to add motion to your MOTIF XS/XF and MOXF sounds in MONTAGE!
Velocity is a fundamental controller that can be used to great affect throughout the synthesis engine. You can apply Velocity to control amplitude (loudness), but also pitch of the Oscillator, tone via the Filter, you can apply it to things like triggering Arpeggio phrases, etc. We'll take a fundamental look at its most common use: to control "how loud" we are playing.
The MONTAGE Music Synthesizer is a great choice for live and touring musicians. This article provides an overview for both musicians and backline companies using MONTAGE.
Join Phil "Bad Mister" Clendeninn for the latest MONTAGification of the Motif XF Performance Tenor to the Max. It's your opportunity to explore and innovate!
In this session, we'll continue our scuba dive into the MONTAGifying Motif XF Performance data - and doing it with the New Version 2.00 of firmware for your MONTAGE. And don't miss your opportunity to suggest a Motif XF Performance for a future session!
In this series, we've been using the programming found in the Factory Motif XF Performances as study points for learning - and as starting points for MONTAGifying MOTIF Performances.  We've also been exploring and learning navigation tips that can help you with your own musical creations. Even if you've never considered yourself a sound designer, by studying the individual Parts we've been able to better understand how these combinations of sounds are put together. Let's take that further today with Bad Mister.
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