Motif to Montage, Part 2

Motif to Montage, Part 2
The Conceptual Differences Between the MOTIF Series and MONTAGE
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Erskine Hawkins and Montage

Yamaha artist Erskine Hawkins III is a talented jazz pianist, producer and musical director currently on tour with Eminem. 
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Erskine Hawkins and Montage

Yamaha artist Erskine Hawkins III is a talented jazz pianist, producer and musical director currently on tour with Eminem.
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Motif to Montage, Part 1

Motif to Montage, Part 1
“Music in Motion. Welcome to the new era in synthesizers from the company that brought you the DX and the MOTIF. MONTAGE sets the next milestone with sophisticated dynamic control, massive sound creation and streamlined workflow.” This is the first statement found on our website to introduce you to our new and remarkable flagship Music Synthesizer, MONTAGE.
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Motif to Montage, Part 1

Motif to Montage, Part 1
“Music in Motion. Welcome to the new era in synthesizers from the company that brought you the DX and the MOTIF. MONTAGE sets the next milestone with sophisticated dynamic control, massive sound creation and streamlined workflow.” This is the first statement found on our website to introduce you to our new and remarkable flagship Music Synthesizer, MONTAGE.
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About Soundmondo

For music makers interested in expressing their personality through sound, Soundmondo is a social sound-sharing community for creating, sharing and exploring synthesizer sounds.  Whether you’re a seasoned sound designer or just starting your synth exploration, Soundmondo has an intuitive workflow making it easy to use and best of all, free!

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BROWSE

Experience music of the world with sound! Browsing Soundmondo puts you on a sonic journey you can hear and play on your own instrument!

CREATE

Got a great sound? Save it on Soundmondo! When you CREATE a sound, you're not only saving it so you can recall it later, you can tag it, give it a description, attach a Soundcloud audio file or YouTube video and choose to share with the world or just keep it private!

REFACE DX EDITOR

For reface DX, Soundmondo provides a full editor you can use to access all the available FM parameters. See an entire sound in a single patch, and use your computer keyboard to type names, enter values and navigate different functions.

SYNC

SYNC puts an on-demand sound designer at your disposal 24/7 by showing you how to recreate a sound. Just BROWSE to a sound, select it, hit SYNC and that sound is now in your connected keyboard! 

Better yet, a virtual panel with the sound settings appear and guide you on how to recreate the sound. Simply match your instrument's panel to the virtual panel, and you've recreated the sound. Soundmondo will even highlight the controls it thinks are different to help you in your recreation!

Much of the time, you'll find an even cooler sound along the way! When you do, just hit CREATE, give it a name, save and hit SYNC again to see how that sound is created.

SET LISTS

Set Lists let you group your sounds into collections for use at gigs, your own categorization scheme or recording sessions.

FAVORITES

Collect your favorite sounds made by others! Every time you "favorite" or "+1" a sound, it's added to your favorites. This is a great way to give a virtual "shout out" to your Soundmondo friends!

WEBMIDI

WebMIDI is the technology that makes Soundmondo possible by taking the MIDI (Musical Instruments Digital Interface) technology directly to the web. WebMIDI lets you connect your instrument directly to your compatible browser without having to install any drivers or middleware.

It's truly plug and play!
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Soundmondo FAQs

Some tips and tricks to best using Soundmondo...

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Reface YC Rotary Speed Control

Reface YC Rotary Speed Control
The Rotary Speed Control is an effect designed to emulate a rotary speaker device. Such a device became very popular for use with an American tonewheel organ around the early 1940s.  The original intent of such a speaker device was to create an amplification system for the American tonewheel organ so that it had a better emulation of a theater organ or pipe organ.
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Distortion and Reverb

Distortion and Reverb
Effects are an important audio tool to add specific nuances to the sound of any instrument. The YC DISTORTION and REVERB effects allow for a wide scope of expression with simple and easy to use controls.
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Vibrato and Chorus

Vibrato and Chorus
SO, what is the VIBRATO/CHORUS section and what is the difference between the two modes?
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Organ Percussion

Organ Percussion
American tonewheel organs included a feature of "Harmonic Percussion". This was intended to imitate sounds with percussive attacks, like a harp, a marimba
or other mallet played instrument.
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The YC Organ Waves

The YC Organ Waves
Within the Reface YC keyboard, there are five vintage organ sounds produced by an Organ Flutes tone generator.  This Combo Organ Sound Engine and its five vintage organ Waves provide a myriad of sound possibilities, allowing for a vast palette of electric organ sounds.
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Installing the REFACE DX Voice List XML File in Cubase

Installing the REFACE DX Voice List XML File in Cubase
This article will take you through how to install the XML file patch map for REFACE DX  into Cubase.  This will allow you to select the REFACE DX Voices in the inspector window in a Cubase MIDI track.
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A closer look at VCM Effects in the CP4: TouchWah and PedalWah

A closer look at VCM Effects in the CP4:  TouchWah and PedalWah
The CP4 features some authentic recreations of vintage stomp-box style effects using Yamaha’s remarkable VCM or Virtual Circuitry Modeling technology.  What follows is a closer look at the TouchWah and PedalWah effects.
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A closer look at VCM Effects in the CP4: TouchWah and PedalWah

A closer look at VCM Effects in the CP4:  TouchWah and PedalWah
The CP4 features some authentic recreations of vintage stomp-box style effects using Yamaha’s remarkable VCM or Virtual Circuitry Modeling technology.  What follows is a closer look at the TouchWah and PedalWah effects.
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Creating a Custom Piano Using a Split Performance

Creating a Custom Piano Using a Split Performance

Here is a tutorial on creating a custom CP4 piano Performance using the S6 piano (APIANO3) for the Main Voice and the CFIIIS piano (APIANO2) for the Split Voice and saving it to a Performance location for instant recall.

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CP4/40 Quick Tip: The Key Off and Strike Position of an Electric Piano Voice

CP4/40 Quick Tip:  The Key Off and Strike Position of an Electric Piano Voice
Looking for a specific electric piano character on your CP4? Personalize the Rd and Wr Voices to sound more vintage, retro, authentic, or however you want — no futzing with a screwdriver, adding/shaving solder or other mechanical hijinks required! Read more and Blake will show you how!
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CP4/40 Quick Tip: The Key Off and Strike Position of an Electric Piano Voice

CP4/40 Quick Tip:  The Key Off and Strike Position of an Electric Piano Voice
Looking for a specific electric piano character on your CP4? Personalize the Rd and Wr Voices to sound more vintage, retro, authentic, or however you want — no futzing with a screwdriver, adding/shaving solder or other mechanical hijinks required! Read more and Blake will show you how!
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Aftertouch - Volume 1, Number 2 (November 1985)

Aftertouch - Volume 1, Number 2 (November 1985)
Issue #2 from November of 1985 features a facinating interview with Dr. John Chowning, the "Father of Digital FM Synthesis" as well as an article on "MIDI Basics". Also read about the "7 System", KX88/KX76 programming and much more!
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An Exclusive Interview with Chuck Leavell

An Exclusive Interview with Chuck Leavell
Chuck Leavell has played piano, keyboards and sang background vocals with The Rolling Stones since 1982. He's also worked with The Allman Brothers Band, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, The Black Crowes, Blues Traveler, Train, John Mayer and many others. His latest album is a tribute to blues piano players entitled “Back To The Woods”. Read our exclusive interview to learn more about his life, influences, and what he loves about Yamaha keyboards. Comments and questions are welcome in the discussion forum post here.
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