Yamaha Montage Synthesizer

 
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Welcome to the new era 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.

Building on the legacy of these two iconic keyboards, the Yamaha Montage sets the next milestone for Synthesizers with sophisticated dynamic control, massive sound creation and streamlined workflow all combined in a powerful keyboard designed to inspire your creativity. If you liked the DX and Motif, get ready to love Montage!

The Motion Control Synthesizer Engine controls two iconic Sound Engines: Advanced Wave Memory 2 (AWM2) and FM-X. Compatible with previous generation Motif libraries, the AWM2 engine is exponentially more powerful than the previous Motif XF flagship with nearly ten times more wave memory, integrated flash, double the effects and twice the polyphony.

Joining the powerful AWM2 engine is FM-X; an amazingly sophisticated pure FM (Frequency Modulation) synthesizer engine capable of producing classic ‘80s or cutting-edge EDM sound with incredible dynamic range, power and fidelity.

Montage also features a brand new user interface with color touch screen, endless rotary encoders and the Super Knob: a macro control allowing users to control multiple parameters simultaneously. The inspiring Montage brings newfound power to performers, songwriters, producers and sound designers.

Super Knob
Create dynamic sound changes from radical to sublime with the Super Knob. The Super Knob can control multiple parameters simultaneously resulting in anything you can imagine. For example: change your listening position from right in front of an instrument to in the back seat of a concert hall. Or radically change the character of a Performance from atmospheric and mellow to rhythmic and edgy. The Super Knob can even be assigned to a second FC7 foot controller making it easy to manipulate the sound when playing with both hands.

Content
Every instrument needs great content to inspire your creativity. MONTAGE features a huge range of incredible sounds like a brand-new Yamaha CFX Premium Grand Piano, detailed new strings and woodwinds and select content from the DX and TX family, all modernized to take advantage of the Motion Control Synthesis Engine.

  • Compatibility
MONTAGE is directly compatible with Motif XF Voices. Yamaha is developing an FM converter to make it compatible with DX7 series Voices as well.

Motion SEQ
Motion Sequences are tempo-synchronized, completely customizable control sequences that can be assigned to virtually any synthesizer parameter and provide incredible creative new ways of programming sound.

Envelope Follower
The Envelope Follower converts audio into a control source for control of virtually any synthesizer parameter. For example, a drum loop could drive effects parameters for a cool rhythms or a vocal recording could control multiple parameters for a “talking” synthesizer. The audio can even be a “live” source through the A/D input.

FM-X
An amazingly sophisticated pure synthesizer engine capable of producing classic ‘80s or cutting-edge EDM sound with incredible dynamic range, power and fidelity. MONTAGE features an 8-operator FM architecture and 128-note polyphony, allowing for a massive array of sound design options.

LIVE Set
Live Set lets you organize your Performances however you want without copying, changing order or renaming. When a Performance is selected, you can easily register it to a Live Set. This is perfect for playing gigs or even creating your own organization scheme for Performances

USB Audio/MIDI Connection
Connect MONTAGE to your computer with a single USB cable and capture every nuance of your creativity into your DAW. MONTAGE’s powerful USB driver can send 16 and receive 3 channels of STEREO 24 bit/44.1 kHz digital audio to/from your computer or iOS device (MONTAGE is class compliant, no driver needed!), no other hardware required! The USB connection also features full MIDI support of 16 channels.

Physical Control
Touch Screen
Select and change parameters directly with the new color touch screen.

Eight Rotary Encoders and Faders with Stepladder LED
Stepladder LEDs next to the faders indicate position making it easy to see where your current mix position is.

MONTAGE features a comprehensive set of physical controls for intuitive music making and sound creation.

・Touch Screen
Select and change parameters directly with the new color touch screen.

・Eight Rotary Encoders and Faders with Stepladder LED
Stepladder LEDs next to the faders indicate position making it easy to see where your current mix position is.

・Keyboard Action
MONTAGE is available in two different configurations:

•MONTAGE6 and 7 feature the premium FSX semi-weighted synthesizer action with aftertouch in 61 and 76 keys respectively.
•MONTAGE8 features an 88 key, fully-weighted Balanced Hammer action with aftertouch. This provides equal resistance for each key across the keyboard and is perfect for playing a variety of instruments from acoustic piano to electric piano, synth sounds, organ and more!


Get your Yamaha Montage Digital Synthesizer today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Montage Synthesizer
  • AC Power Cord
  • Owner’s Manual
  • Cubase AI Download Information

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5.0

Powerful Workstation

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from Cincinnati, OH

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Pros

  • Double The Effects
  • Expanded Memory
  • Integrated Flash
  • Updated Touch Screen

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Live
    • Practice
    • Soundtracks
    • Studio

    The Yamaha Montage Synth is a powerful & versatile workstation. It can be used equally as well in the studio & on stage. It has 88 fully weight keys. Is MIDI capable. And has a USB connection.

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    5.0

    Everything you need and some!

    By 

    from Cincinnati OH

    This Yamaha synthesizer is at the top of ifs class! The Montage is all you need with the ability to plug into your computer the possibilities are endless. With 16 channels going out and 3 going in you can do virtually anything!

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    5.0

    A beast of a Synth

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    from Edison,

    Staff Reviewer

    Yamaha is a juggernaut in the keyboard/synth world and this year they unveiled their new beast, The Montage. The new sound engine, Motion Control Synthesizer Engine, gives you the best of both the Motif and 80's classic synth engines. You have an endless amount of option with this synth. A must have.

     
    5.0

    What else could you ask for

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    from Cincinnati Oh

    Yamaha is constantly putting out top of the line products out on the market and the Montage does not stray form the high standards. Ranging about 5 octaves and able to produce any sound that your heart desires this keyboard is exactly what you are looking for!

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    5.0

    Top of the line synthesizer!

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    from Edison, NJ

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Great voicing

    Cons

      Best Uses

        The Yamaha Montage is a fully fledged monster of a synthesizer. It boasts a ton of features from the old models and revamps them with some new features exclusive to the Montage. You can dial in almost any sound your heart desires with this thing and it's compatible with any DAW or interface you may have. Yamaha consistently makes great products and this is a great choice for producers, artists or DJs to add a little spice to their repertoire.

         
        5.0

        One of the best

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        from nyc

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        Pros

        • easy to use
        • sounds great

        Cons

          Best Uses

            This is one of the best in its class. It sounds fantastic and is fun and easy to use. I can't wait to get one myself!

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            5.0

            61 keys of awesome

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            from Richmond, VA

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            • FEATURES

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              Best Uses

                The Montage is the keyboard to create the sound of your dreams. The controls really allow you to create that specific sound you're looking for. My favorite part of this keyboard is its compatibility. It has midi (in, out, and thru), USB to keyboard, USB to your computer, multiple outputs, multiple footswitches, inputs, and of course headphones.

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                5.0

                Wow.

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                from Bethpage, NY

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                Pros

                • Complete Workstation
                • Professional
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Live Shows

                  It's hard not to love this keyboard workstation. I remember when I first sat down to play the Montage, I was blown away by the complexity of the sounds and general organized layout of the keyboard's workspace. Personally, I never could agree to the light-weight keys of most keyboards, but this workstation has proven me wrong as my focus on how the keys felt was taken away once I started diving deeper into the abilities of the instrument. Perfect for those looking to ditch their computers for live shows (as the sound customization is all right there) or even just make it an incredible addition to their rig.

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                  5.0

                  MONTAGE

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                  from Cincinnati, Ohio

                  Staff Reviewer

                  I recently had the chance to tink with one of these at a different store and it reminded me of a hybrid between the MOTIF and DX boards. The touchscreen allows you easy access to any parameters or sounds you wish. The Super Knob is crazy and Create dynamic sound changes from radical to sublime with the Super Knob. The Super Knob can control multiple parameters simultaneously, change your listening position or change the character of a Performance. It can even be assigned to a second FC7 foot controller to manipulate the sound when playing with both hands. You can use the Motif library or something like the DX libraries to get those 80's or EDM sounds as well.

                   
                  5.0

                  Everything You Could Want in a Keyboard, and More!

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                  from Edison, NJ

                  Staff Reviewer

                  This keyboard is ultra-lightweight, packed with beautiful sounds from the Motif, it also has DAW remote features which works perfectly with software like Cubase or almost any other DAW. If you are looking for a great keyboard and cannot afford the Motif, please give any of the MOXF keyboards a chance. It is jam-packed with advanced features such as; two sound engines, the "Super Knob" control which allows dynamic range change to be super simple. My favorite part is the quality and quantity of sounds and tones that come standard, theyre awesome.

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                  MIDI I/O Yes
                  Format MONTAGE original format, SMF formats 0, 1
                  Display 7" TFT Color Wide VGA LCD touch screen
                  Connectors USB TO DEVICE], [USB TO HOST], MIDI [IN]/[OUT]/[THRU], FOOT CONTROLLER [1]/[2], FOOT SWITCH [ASSIGNABLE]/[SUSTAIN], OUTPUT (BALANCED) [L/MONO]/[R] (6.3 mm, Balanced TRS jacks), ASSIGNABLE OUTPUT (BALANCED) [L]/[R] (6.3 mm, Balanced TRS jacks), [PHONES] (6.3 mm, standard stereo phone jack), A/D INPUT [L/MONO]/[R] (6.3 mm, standard phone jacks)
                  Sequencer 16 Sequence tracks, Tempo track, Scene track; Approx. 130,000 notes / 64 Songs
                  Series MONTAGE
                  Presets Preset: 128 and more, User: 2,048
                  Polyphony 128 (max.; stereo/mono waveforms)
                  Included Software Cubase AI (download)
                  Effects Reverb x 12 types, Variation x 76 types, Insertion (A, B) x 76 types*, Master Effect x 15 types *A/D part insertion x 71 types (Preset settings for parameters of each effect type are provided as templates) Master EQ (5 bands), 1st part EQ (3 bands), 2nd part EQ (2 bands)
                  Controllers Master Volume, AD Input Gain knob, Pitch Bend wheel, Modulation wheel, Ribbon Controller, Control Sliders x 8, Knobs x 8, Super Knob, Data dial
                  USB Yes
                  Warranty Info:

                  The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.