Yamaha Montage 7 76 note Synthesizer
The Yamaha Montage 7 fuses AWM2 and FM-X to create an incredibly versatile synthesiser for studio or stage.
- AWM2 Engine with 128-note polyphony (Stereo)
- FM-X Engine: 128-note polyphony, 8-Operators, 88-Algorithms, 7-Spectral Forms
- Super Knob Control / Direct Control Assignment
- Motion Sequences and Scenes
- Envelope Follower and Side Chain FX turn A/D input into control signal for live situations
- 7 inch TFT Colour Touch Screen
- 76 note semi-weighted keyboard with aftertouch
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Fusion of AWM2 and FM-X – the Motion Control Synthesis Engine
The Motion Control Synthesis Engine of MONTAGE 7 unites two legendary tone generation systems. By combining AWM2 - with its Waveform-based Subtractive Synthesis and FM-X - a modern version of FM synthesis with legendary roots, a unique expressiveness is created.
With FM-X the new MONTAGE 7 relies on the most powerful FM engine of all time. This enhanced sound generation in tradition of synth legends of the 1980s still offers a unique dynamism, power, and fascination. With eight Operators, 88 Algorithms and seven Spectral Forms, MONTAGE 7 offers tremendous power. For comparison: The legendary Yamaha DX7 of 1983 had six Operators, 32 Algorithms and simple sine waves. With Spectral Skirt and Spectral Resonance FM-X also allows the widening of the harmonic curve and the shifting of the harmonic peaks. Along with Filters, EQ, an additional Common LFO and the effect department - a new dimension of FM sound-design is created.
Due to its long-term development by Yamaha, AWM2 offers realistic reproduction of sounds with maximum data compression. MONTAGE 7 offers a 128-fold stereo polyphony with ten times the Waveform capacity of the MOTIF XF. Through this advanced architecture more Samples can be used per instrument, which allows an absolutely authentic and nuanced sound. Both engines can be played on the keyboard in up to 16 Zones and Layers in a MONTAGE 7 Performance.
A Completely New Interaction With Sounds
MONTAGE 7 offers a completely new controller range for intuitive sound manipulation. With the help of Motion Control it is possible to create unique, powerful, and dynamic sounds. This is ensured by the interaction of the Super Knob, the Motion SEQ, and the Envelope Follower.
The Super Knob can control one or a number of parameters in every imaginable way and in parallel. This allows the user to creatively manipulate a sound with just a single twist of the Knob. Even the character of a Performance can easily be changed from warm and atmospheric to punchy and rhythmic.
The new Motion Sequences allow the user to influence a Performance in sync with the Tempo. Perfectly in time, they manipulate any parameter of a synthesizer and thus create a particularly dynamic sound.
The Envelope Follower uses an audio signal as the source for the dynamic control of parameters. For example, a drum loop can control its own effect parameters in sync with the beat, or vocal recordings can generate a 'talking synthesizer' - creativity knows no bounds.
Extensive Sound Library
As a song-writing tool, MONTAGE 7 has an extensive sound library with presets covering a broad sound spectrum - from the authentic rendition of real instruments to forward thinking synthesizer sounds. As a highlight for Pianists, a Yamaha CFX Premium Grand Piano is included in the sound library. In addition, the virtual image of a Bosendorfer Imperial Grand Piano is available as a free download from yamahasynth.com during the launch period of the instrument. Both instruments were elaborately sampled and made playable. The MONTAGE 7 sound library also features a variety of new wood and brass instruments and an extensive string section.
The sound stock of MONTAGE 7 also includes synthesizer sounds from the DX and TX product families. It is even possible to import Voices from these legendary models via special converter software. Moreover, MONTAGE 7 also loads Voice files from the MOTIF ES/XS/XF. MONTAGE 7 provides a high-speed Flash Memory for your own Samples and synthesizer Libraries that are provided on yamahasynth.com
The Right Choice For Stage And Studio
MONTAGE 7 is as much at home on the stages of the world as in songwriting suites and studios. The instrument provides unique connectivity for perfect integration 'on stage' and in the studio. The functions 'Live Set' and 'Seamless Sound Switching' are perfect for the stage: While Live Set allows you to intuitively organise the Performances for your gigs, Seamless Switching Sound provides a change of Performance without abruptly cutting off the sounds of the previously selected Performance.
Direct USB Connection to PC, Mac & iPad
In the studio, MONTAGE 7 can connect to your Mac or Windows PC through a single USB cable. Thanks to the class-compliant driver architecture no complex driver installation is needed. MONTAGE 7 directly delivers audio channels for all 16 Parts to your DAW with 24- bit/44.1 kHz. If you choose the much higher sample rate of 192 kHz, there are still four stereo channels outputs from MONTAGE 7 via USB. In addition, all MIDI data is transmitted via USB too.
As an alternative to notebook and desktop computers, MONTAGE 7 can also be used in conjunction with Apple iOS mobile devices such as Apple iPhone or Apple iPad.
The MONTAGE 7 features four balanced analogue audio outputs (2 x stereo) and two analogue audio inputs. Thus guitar, microphone, and other playback devices can be connected to the MONTAGE 7 to refine those signals with the internal effects of the instrument. The analogue audio outputs of the MONTAGE 7 are built as balanced outputs featuring the 'Pure Analogue Circuit' conversion. This technology has been developed to convert the signal from the digital to the analogue domain without losing its clarity and strength.