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.
Motion Control Synthesis Engine
Motion Control Synthesis Engine unifies and controls two iconic Sound Engines: AWM2 (high-quality waveform and subtractive synthesis) and FM-X (modern, pure Frequency Modulation synthesis.) These two engines can be freely zoned or layered across eight parts in a single MONTAGE Performance.
Interact with MONTAGE Performances using Motion Control: a highly programmable control matrix for creating deep, dynamic and incredibly expressive sound. With Motion Control, you can create new sounds not possible on previous hardware synthesizers.
Sophisticated Dynamic Control
Music is expression. MONTAGE adds a new level of expression with the Motion Control Synthesis Engine. This engine allows a variety of methods to interact with and channel your creativity into finding your own unique sound.
MONTAGE features two Iconic Sound Engines modernized for amazing sound playback and complex sound design.
Powered by proprietary Yamaha technology for data compression and sound playback, AWM2 allows tremendous datacompression without sound quality loss for unparalleled, realistic sound reproduction.
・128-Note, Stereo polyphony
Experience rich stereo sound without halving the available number of notes.
MONTAGE features nearly 10 times the waveform capacity of the MOTIF XF, allowing more samples per instrument for incredibly realistic and nuanced sound.
・Integrated Flash Memory
MONTAGE includes 1.75 GB of user flash memory with high speed reading/writing for your own custom samples or synth libraries from yamahasynth.com.
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.
From high definition reverbs to incredibly detailed Virtual Circuit Modeling (VCM) effects, MONTAGE is loaded with DSP innovation, power and, most importantly, sound quality. Use effects like Beat Repeat, Vinyl Break or Bit Crusher to get a modern EDM sound. You can even add a compressor with sidechain for a modern “ducking” effect. Or go retro with vintage effects like Analog Delay, VCM Phaser or a variety of Amp Simulators. Piano players will appreciate piano-focused effects like Damper Resonance for a super-realistic piano experience and the HD reverbs that let you put yourself in any performance space.
Pure Analog Circuit
MONTAGE features professional balanced outputs with “Pure Analog Circuit” (PAC). PAC improves the quality of signal after being converted to analog from digital for clear harmonic reproduction and even frequency response. The result is an output capable of reproducing MONTAGE’s internal content expressively with power and clarity.
Eight Rotary Encoders and Faders with Stepladder LED
MONTAGE features a comprehensive set of physical controls for intuitive music making and sound creation.
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 is available in three 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!
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.
|Dimensions||Width||1,037 mm (40-13/16")|
|Height||131 mm (5-3/16")|
|Depth||396 mm (15-9/16")|
|Weight||Weight||15 kg (33 lbs., 1 oz.)|
|Keyboard||Number of Keys||61|
|Tone Generator||Motion Control Synthesis Engine AMW2: 8 Elements FM-X: 8 Operators, 88 Algorithms|
|Maximum Polyphony||AWM2: 128 (max.; stereo/mono waveforms) FM-X: 128 (max.)|
|Multi Timbral Capacity||16 Parts (internal), Audio Input Parts (A/D*, USB*) *stereo Part|
|Wave||Preset: 5.67 GB (when converted to 16 bit linear format), User: 1.75 GB|
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)|
Volume, AD Input Gain knob, Pitch Bend wheel, Modulation wheel, Ribbon
Controller, Control Sliders x 8, Knobs x 8, Super Knob, Data dial|
|Display||7" TFT Color Wide VGA LCD touch screen|
TO DEVICE], [USB TO HOST], MIDI [IN]/[OUT]/[THRU], FOOT CONTROLLER
/, 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)|
|Power Consumption||27 W|
|Accessories||AC Power cord, Owner’s Manual, Cubase AI Download Information|
|Live Sets||Preset: 128 and more, User: 2,048|
|Tracks||16 Sequence tracks, Tempo track, Scene track|
|Recording type||Real time replace, Real time overdub, Real time punch in/out|
|Note Capacity||Approx. 130,000 notes|
|Note Resolution||480 ppq (parts per quarter note)|
|Tempo (BPM)||5 – 300|
|Arpeggio||Parts: 8 Parts simultaneous (max.), Preset: Approx. 10,000 types User: 256 types|
|Sequence formats||MONTAGE original format, SMF formats 0, 1|