The Envelope Follower feature is a powerful and creative way to use an external audio source with your MONTAGE. This video session provides additional information to the Mastering MONTAGE 11: Envelope Follower lesson.
Montage 201: This 3-part video series features Product Specialist Tony Escueta - and is the perfect follow up to the 6-part MONTAGE 101 series.
In this 22-minute video, Yamaha Product Specialist Blake Angelos does a complete overview of the Performance "Moving Floor". Blake digs into this Performance, reassigns different controls, changes effects, creates Scene setups and more. Check it out!
Perfect for anyone new to the MONTAGE Music Synthesizer! Join Yamaha Product Specialist, Tony Escueta, for this 6-part video series - and learn more about the basics of the MONTAGE and navigating the controls.
Your MONTAGE can meticulously re-create the expressive sound of the Yamaha CFX 9' concert grand piano. How? Learn that and more in this 4-part video series on MONTAGE Music Synthesizer Performances with Blake Angelos, Yamaha Product Specialist.
In this chapter, we'll take a look at two more Single PART Performances, each one made from just a simple two Operator stack. These are exactly like the previous examples, with the exception that the Modulator to Carrier tuning Ratio is 1:1 here. It was 2:1 in the previous examples - and this will give us yet another array of timbres we can build - as your ears will tell you. We will apply the same 8 Assign Knob parameters as in the previous examples and, again, show that with just these parameters, we can fashion a very wide variety of initial FM-X waves.
Learn more about "Mastering MONTAGE"! Yamahasynth.com and @YamahaMusicUSA are pleased to announce over four hours of MONTAGE Music Synthesizer instructional videos. These videos cover everything from basic user interface overviews to deep dives into Motion Sequences, Super Knob programing and more. The content is close to being completed and all the videos will be released soon on yamahasynth.com. As a bonus for our yamahasynth.com community, we would like to offer a sneak peak of some of this great new content.
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
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. 
Pianist and keyboardist, David Witham is a musician with a diverse background collaborating with some of the best in the performance world. Studied piano in LA with Alan Broadbent and at New England Conservatory with the Jaki Byard. Musical director for George Benson and produced recordings for Tom Scott and Grover Washington. David's recording and performance credits include Barbra Streisand, Lee Ritenour, k.d. lang, Missles of October, Chaka Khan, Jose Feliciano, Chick Corea, Michael and Randy Brecker - and more!
An FM Synthesis Programming Tutorial focusing on the Yamaha Reface DX architecture - Lesson 5 For this installment, I'm going to discuss another area where FM synthesis is very versatile across the wide spectrum of musical styles – Bass sounds. From the Bass 1 and Fretless presets in the original DX7 to the LatelyBass and SolidBass patches in the TX81Z & DX100, the legacy of FM for Bass sounds is well known. So, starting from the "bottom up" as it were, let's build some Bass sounds.
An FM Synthesis Programming Tutorial focusing on the Yamaha Reface DX architecture - Lesson 4. For this article, I'm going to delve into an area where FM synthesizers like the Reface DX are especially versatile -- the creation of pad sounds. Because of the amount of harmonic (overtone) content that can be created by even just a single modulator, FM synthesis is capable of creating a vast array of evolving and shifting pad sounds and timbres. The first place to start in constructing your pad sound is the Algorithm – which one to choose?
From France comes a series of well-produced and informative videos from "Moessieurs". Yamahasynth caught up with musician and creator, Joël Borg, for a brief interview about his experience with Yamaha synthesizers and the creation of his Moessieurs YouTube Channel.
New Envelope Follower and Audio Beat Sync Video featuring MONTAGE!
We are kicking off this "Snorkel Level" series (for all MONTAGE users regardless of experience level) with the creative use of Performances and Live Sets.There are some 1920 Preset Performances in MONTAGE. The USER area can store 640 of your own Performances. A set of 640 Performances can be placed in a Library. There can be eight Libraries - each containing as many as 640 Performances - resident on your MONTAGE. So let's get started!
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Last time we began our look into synthesis by exploring a Sawtooth source wave, let's begin this time with the other very common "analog" wave, the Pulse wave.
Let's take a close look at the synthesizer sound engine and a look inside the Melas Voice Editor
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