Yamaha's 88-key Flagship Synth

Built on the legacy of Yamaha's groundbreaking DX and Motif series keyboards, the Yamaha Montage 8 is driven by its programmable Motion Control matrix, which gives you fluid, interactive command over two powerful synthesis engines. Glide your fingers over Yamaha's premium aftertouch-enabled, 88-note Balanced Hammer Action keybed. Modulate multiple parameters in real time with the aptly named Super Knob. Yamaha's flagship synthesizer streamlines your workflow and rockets your sound creation and modulation capabilities up to a whole new level. Whether you're a songwriter, gigging keyboardist, sound designer, or EDM producer, the Yamaha Montage will elevate your creative game.

Motion Control Synthesis, AWM2, and FM-X

The Motion Control Synthesis Engine controls and unifies Montage's two sound engines: AWM2 and FM-X. Powered by Yamaha's proprietary data compression and sound playback technology, the Montage 8 delivers amazingly realistic sound reproduction and almost ten times the waveform capacity of Yamaha's MotifXF workstation! If you need a sophisticated synth engine, FM-X can deliver everything from vintage '80s to modern EDM sounds, all with impressive dynamic range and sonic fidelity. Boasting an 8-operator FM architecture and 128-note polyphony, FM-X arms you with a massive sound-design arsenal.


Features


1 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.


 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.


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.


Motion Sequences also have dedicated controls on the front panel making it easy to manipulate and change in real-time, providing incredible interactivity and expression.


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.


2 Massive Sound Creation

MONTAGE features two Iconic Sound Engines modernized for amazing sound playback and complex sound design.


 AWM2

Powered by proprietary Yamaha technology for data compression and sound playback, AWM2 allows tremendous data compression without sound quality loss for unparalleled, realistic sound reproduction.

・128-Note, Stereo polyphony

Experience rich stereo sound without halving the available number of notes.

・Waveform Capacity

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.

- 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.

- 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.

[Bösendorfer Piano] As part of the MONTAGE introduction, Yamaha is pleased to offer an incredible Bösendorfer Imperial Premium Grand 


Specs.


Size/Weight


Dimensions
Width
1,450mm (57-1/16")

Height
170mm (6-11/16")

Depth
460mm (18-1/8")

Weight
Weight
17 kg (37 lbs., 8 oz.)
Keyboard
Number of Keys88
TypeBalanced Hammer Effect KeyboardFSX Keyboard
Initial Touch
Yes
Yes
Aftertouch
YesYes
Tone generator


Tone Generator
Motion Control Synthesis Engine AMW2: 8 Elements FM-X: 8 Operators, 88 Algorithms
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.)
AWM2: 128 (max.; stereo/mono waveforms) FM-X: 128 (max.)
Multi Timbral Capacity
16 Parts (internal), Audio Input Parts (A/D*, USB*) *stereo Part
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
Preset: 5.67 GB (when converted to 16 bit linear format), User: 1.75 GB



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Yamaha Montage 8

  • Brands Yamaha
  • Product Code: Montage 8
  • Availability: In Stock
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