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 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
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!
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.
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!
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.
Want to know how to switch between PARTS in a hands free fashion with your MONTAGE? In this lesson from Bad Mister, add three PARTS switched via Foot Controller/Super Knob to your repertoire of skills. Feel free to expand on this with sounds of your own choosing. Check it out below!
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.
"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.
In addition to being some of the best performers and musicians in the world, what do Halsey, Sting, Herbie Hancock, Kendrick Lamar and Streisand have in common? MONTAGE is helping their tours hit just the right notes!
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.
There are three separate types of SEARCH for sounds (PARTS): "Performance Category Search", "Performance Merge" and "Part Search" included in your MONTAGE - and the results can be in blue and/or green. Confusing? Let our own Bad Mister clarify for you. In this article he'll explain why and how Performance Category Search can help you "know" what you are looking at when you use this most powerful MONTAGE feature.