Join Bad Mister as he takes you on a tour of something old while introducing you to something new - MONTAGifying the Motif XF Performance "Chilln' Keys" with the Motion Control Synthesis Engine. This is the second in a new "scuba" level series of Performances articles by Phil "Bad Mister" Clendeninn.
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!
Motion Sequences are tempo-synchronized, completely customizable control sequences which can be assigned to virtually any synthesizer parameter - and provide incredibly creative new ways of programming sound. In this lesson from our own Bad Mister, learn more about how the Motion Sequence dedicated controls on the front panel make it easy to manipulate and change in real-time, providing incredible interactivity and expression.
Waveforms are the building blocks of Elements in the AWM2 engine of MONTAGE and MODX. You can use them to create your own sounds. There are 6320 Preset Waveforms in MONTAGE and MODX, and finding specific ones would be difficult without some organization system. Forturnately the slick Category Search feature not only works for Performances: It works for Waveforms searches as well. Check out the video below from Moessieurs to find out more!
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