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MONTAGE MIDI Settings Explained

MONTAGE MIDI Settings Explained
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...
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MONTAGifying MOTIF: "Free Fall"

MONTAGifying MOTIF: "Free Fall"
In this lesson, Phil "Bad Mister" Clendeninn MONTAGifies the oft requested Performance "Free Fall" It also makes for a great chance to study how Mega Arpeggios work. Here he will take a close-up look at a Guitar Mega (Mg) Arpeggio and discover what makes it tick. So let's join him . . . 
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MONTAGE and Cubase Pro 9 Workflow

MONTAGE and Cubase Pro 9 Workflow
Using the Project Template "Yamaha MONTAGE Multi Channel Recording" in Cubase Pro 9 - detailed instructions from Bad Mister!
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Review Round Up: MD-BT01 and MD-UD-1 Bluetooth Wireless MIDI Adaptor

Review Round Up: MD-BT01 and MD-UD-1 Bluetooth Wireless MIDI Adaptor
The reviews are in - and the Yamaha MD-BT01 and UD-BT01 Bluetooth® Wireless MIDI Adaptors score high marks.
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Setting up MONTAGE with MainStage

Setting up MONTAGE with MainStage
The MONTAGE Music Synthesizer is a great instrument to use with Apple MainStage. The built-in USB audio and MIDI interface eliminate the need for an additional audio interface. This basic setup guide will assist you in connecting bi-directional MIDI and audio from MONTAGE to MainStage.
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Synthbits: Finding New Voices with Reface CS, the U1TA Transacoustic Piano and MIDI Designer for iOS

Synthbits: Finding New Voices with Reface CS, the U1TA Transacoustic Piano and MIDI Designer for iOS
What happens when you give legendary Yamaha product guru, Craig Knudsen, a Yamaha U1TA Transacoustic Piano, a reface CS and the iOS app MIDI Designer? See for yourself!
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Get Connected - Part II: MD-BT01/UD-BT01 with Mac OS

Get Connected - Part II: MD-BT01/UD-BT01 with Mac OS
As you learned in the first article, you can use the MD-BT01/UD-BT01 Bluetooth MIDI utilities for Mac OS with iOS devices like iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. In this second lesson, you can learn more about how to setup and connect with many current Macintosh computers - allowing wireless connectivity of MIDI devices to popular Mac-based DAW software like Cubase, Logic, Live! and more.
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Mastering MONTAGE: Performance Basics and the Live Set 1

Mastering MONTAGE: Performance Basics and the Live Set 1
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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Connecting MONTAGE and Logic Pro X

Connecting MONTAGE and Logic Pro X
This is an advanced tutorial for MONTAGE users. If you haven't had a chance yet, it might be useful to look at the "Mastering MONTAGE: Getting Started" article. MONTAGE works differently than other electronic instruments and learning more about the different ways it can be used will help you get the most out of this tutorial - and more importantly, from your instrument.
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Halsey's Greg Spero talks music and MONTAGE

Halsey's Greg Spero talks music and MONTAGE
Yamahasynth recently caught up with Yamaha artist Greg Spero, a great jazz pianist and keyboardist currently on tour with singer-songwriter Halsey. Greg has been using MONTAGE on the Halsey tour and we had the opportunity to ask him a few questions about his keyboard set up, his background and other musical projects he's currently involved in.
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Mastering MONTAGE: The 4-Track Arpeggio

Mastering MONTAGE: The 4-Track Arpeggio
"User Arpeggios can be made from 4 MIDI Tracks" - this is often a misunderstood statement. We receive many questions on creating your own Arpeggio patterns. In this article, we will shed some light on the nature of how some of the arpeggios are made with the MONTAGE.  
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What is MONTAGE Connect?

What is MONTAGE Connect?
MONTAGE Connect is a convenient tool that allows the transfer of data between your computer and the MONTAGE. Learn more in this first article in a series from Blake about how the MONTAGE Connect helps you better integrate a MONTAGE Music Synthesizer with a computer based DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) like Cubase.

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Mastering MONTAGE: MIDI Rec on DAW

Mastering MONTAGE: MIDI Rec on DAW
This continues our mini-seres on MONTAGE Cubase and helping you get the best out of your MONTAGE. If you have not already, please read the first article in this series:"MONTAGE Cubase Setup Guide: Getting Started"

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Mastering MONTAGE: ARP Rec on DAW

Mastering MONTAGE: ARP Rec on DAW
This next lesson in our mini-series on MONTAGE with Cubase continues with Bad Mister introducing an Arpeggio into your recording. 
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Mastering MONTAGE: Audio Rec on DAW, Part I

Mastering MONTAGE: Audio Rec on DAW, Part I
Continuing the mini-series on working with your MONTAGE and Cubase with the latest installment focusing on high quality digital audio recording.
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Mastering MONTAGE: Arpeggio Making 101, Part II

Mastering MONTAGE: Arpeggio Making 101, Part II
In the first installment we took a look at the Convert Types and how they dealt with musical phrases. This time we'll start with a look at how the Convert Types deal with chordal passages.
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Mastering MONTAGE: Arpeggio Making 101, Part I

Mastering MONTAGE: Arpeggio Making 101, Part I
Creating arpeggios for general use is an art. This series of articles will prepare you for making your own arpeggio data with MONTAGE. Knowing the rules will allow you to bend them – fighting the rules only leads to frustration. Creating your own arpeggios can be fun and rewarding. So let's begin with Arpeggio Making 101 . . . 
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Mastering MONTAGE: Performance Basics and the Live Set II

Mastering MONTAGE: Performance Basics and the Live Set II
In the first installment of this series, we discussed several different configurations of PERFORMANCES for your MONTAGE. Here you will use what you learned (and created!) to take a closer look at putting together your own LIVE SETs. A Live Set is designed to give you access to your MONTAGE configurations when you are performing, thus the name, LIVE SET. Let's get started . . . 
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Performance Basics and the Live Set 1

Performance Basics and the Live Set 1
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 2143 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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Mastering MONTAGE: Getting Started with Cubase

Mastering MONTAGE: Getting Started with Cubase
This begins a new "how-to" mini-series from Bad Mister to help you get the most from your MONTAGE. Learn more here about MONTAGE and Cubase.
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