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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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Mastering MONTAGE: Assignable Knob Study

Mastering MONTAGE: Assignable Knob Study
Taking a closer look at how the Assignable Knobs and Super Knobs work within the "CFX Concert" and "Imperial Grand Piano" Performances of the MONTAGE.
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Mastering MONTAGE: Three Way Super Knob Transition

Mastering MONTAGE: Three Way Super Knob Transition
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!
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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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Introducing MONTAGE OS Version 1.51

Introducing MONTAGE OS Version 1.51
MONTAGE OS Version 1.51 has arrived! This update improves Sound, Control and Workflow - and will appeal to musicians of all types.
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MONTAGE Live on Tour with Biggest Names in Rock, Pop, Jazz and Rap

MONTAGE Live on Tour with Biggest Names in Rock, Pop, Jazz and Rap
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!
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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: Using MONTAGE Category Search

Mastering MONTAGE: Using MONTAGE Category Search
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.
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Mastering MONTAGE: Audio Rec on DAW, Part II

Mastering MONTAGE: Audio Rec on DAW, Part II
There was so much good to share from Bad Mister's last article on audio recording with your MONTAGE "CUBASE SETUP GUIDE WORKFLOW: AUDIO REC ON DAW", it has a second part!
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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: Lessons from a Master

Mastering MONTAGE: Lessons from a Master
The MONTAGE synthesizer is an amazing instrument - from producing EDM to designing specific sounds for a film – or as a creative outlet for your audio dreams. It is also a powerful piece of music technology which requires some practice and guidance to leverage fully its capabilities. To help you make the most of your MONTAGE, Yamaha's own Bad Mister has provided this deep diving "Mastering MONTAGE" series. If you have not had an opportunity to learn from this master musician and synthesizer guru, check out his recently completed 14-part series:
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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 13: Assign Switches 1 & 2

Mastering MONTAGE 13: Assign Switches 1 & 2
Bad Mister wraps up this "deep dive" into the functionality of the MONTAGE with lucky lesson #13.
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Greg Spero, Halsey's Keyboardist and Sound Designer, Praises Yamaha Montage

Greg Spero, Halsey's Keyboardist and Sound Designer, Praises Yamaha Montage
With an expressive touch, keen awareness of melody and remarkable technique, Greg Spero is a talented pianist and keyboardist. He has performed with a diverse range of musicians, including: Arturo Sandoval; Corey Wilkes; and, former Miles Davis collaborator and music director, Robert Irving III. Additionally, he has co-produced tracks with producer Ski Beatz (Jay Z), and, Shock G (Digital Underground) - and is currently the keyboardist and sound designer for Halsey. Greg recently had a chance to experience Montage and was very impressed.
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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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