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Yamaha Montage 8 (88 Tasten)

Yamaha
  • Yamaha Montage 8 (88 Tasten)
  • Yamaha Montage 8 (88 Tasten)
  • Yamaha Montage 8 (88 Tasten)
  • Yamaha Montage 8 (88 Tasten)
  • Yamaha Montage 8 (88 Tasten)
  • Yamaha Montage 8 (88 Tasten)
  • Yamaha Montage 8 (88 Tasten)
  • Yamaha Montage 8 (88 Tasten)
CHF 3649.00
UVP: CHF 4639.00
New synth-design architecture combines DX and Motif series, incl. unique and dyn. Motion Control.

Includes Cubase AI
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Description

Data Compatibility with Yamaha Synthesizers
Compatibility with the MOTIF XF

In terms of sounds, the MONTAGE is fully compatible with the Yamaha MOTIF XF synthesizer. In fact, the MONTAGE comes with all of the MOTIF XF's 1,353 voices, 3,977 waveforms, and 7,881 arpeggio patterns. Furthermore, voices saved in the MOTIF XF can be imported directly into the MONTAGE. Likewise, patch libraries for the MOTIF XF, including third-party patch libraries, can be loaded into the MONTAGE and played.
MOTIF XF file type MOTIF XF filename extension Description
All .X3A User voices, user arpeggios, user waveforms
All Voice .X3V User voices
All Arp .X3G User arpeggios
All Waveform .X3W User waveforms
Notes:

When loading user samples based on original waveforms, the .X3A file extension should be used.
The MONTAGE does not recognize the MOTIF XF's Performance data.

Compatibility with Yamaha synthesizers other than the MOTIF XF

While the MONTAGE cannot directly read the voice data of Yamaha synthesizers other than the MOTIF XF, it can read such data via music editing software for Windows and Mac computers. The methods and requirements for doing so differ depending on the synthesizer model, so please refer to the details provided below.

Yamaha MusicSoft
EASY SOUNDS

Compatibility with the Legendary FM Synthesizers

The FM Converter Web App will provide a mechanism for MONTAGE owners to convert their legacy FM libraries and onboard legacy product content to MONTAGE native User File Format.
Compatible model are DX7, DX7II, TX802 and TX816.

This service will be available from May. For more detail information, you will be able to get on April.

DX7

DX7II

TX802

TX816
Compatibility with the MOTIF XS

The voices of Yamaha's MOTIF XS synthesizers can be loaded into the MONTAGE by using MOTIF XF Editor VST software. Only voices that are based on the MOTIF XS's internal waveforms can be read, so voice files created using user samples cannot be loaded. The steps for loading a voice file are as follows.

Save the voice data in the MOTIF XS. Select either All Files (.X0A) or All voice Files (.X0V) as the file save format.
Import the saved file using MOTIF XF Editor VST.
Save the imported file using MOTIF XF Editor VST. Use the file extension .X3E.
Load the saved .X3E file into the MONTAGE via USB flash memory.

Compatibility with the S90 XS and S70 XS

The voices of Yamaha's S90 XS and S70 XS synthesizers can be loaded into the MONTAGE by using both MOTIF XF Editor VST and S90 XS/S70 XS Editor VST software. The steps for loading a voice file are as follows.

Save the voice data in the S90 XS or S70 XS. Select either All Files (.X2A) or All Voice Files (.X2V) as the file save format.
Copy the saved file via USB flash memory, and open it using S90 XS/S70 XS Editor VST.
Save the copied file using S90 XS/S70 XS Editor VST. Use the file extension .X2E.
Import the saved .X2E file using MOTIF XF Editor VST.
Save the imported file using MOTIF XF Editor VST. Use the file extension .X3E.
Load the saved .X3E file into the MONTAGE via USB flash memory.

Compatibility with the MOTIF ES

The voices of Yamaha's MOTIF ES synthesizer can be loaded into the MONTAGE by using both MOTIF XF Editor VST and MOTIF ES Voice Editor software. Note, however, that since the internal waveforms of the MOTIF ES and the MONTAGE do not match, the MOTIF ES's compatibility with the MONTAGE is equivalent to its compatibility with the MOTIF XS. Only voices that are based on the MOTIF ES's internal waveforms can be read, so voice data created using user samples cannot be loaded. In addition, MOTIF ES Voice Editor may not be compatible with the latest versions of computer operating systems, so a computer able to run the software will be needed. The steps for loading a voice file are as follows.

Save the voice data in the MOTIF ES. Select either All Files (.W7A) or All Voice Files (.W7V) as the file save format.
Copy the saved file via USB flash memory, and open it using MOTIF ES Voice Editor.
Save the copied file using MOTIF ES Voice Editor. Use the file extension .W7E.
Import the saved .W7E file using MOTIF XF Editor VST.
Save the imported file using MOTIF XF Editor VST with the file extension .X3E.
Load the saved .X3E file into the MONTAGE via USB flash memory

Building on the same core technologies found in Steinberg's Cubase Pro advanced music production system, Cubase AI is a special compact version that provides all the basic tools for recording, editing and mixing everything from the initial idea to the final masterpiece. The perfect entry ticket into the world of computer-based music production, Cubase AI offers powerful, yet easy-to-use software tools for a large range of music styles - exclusive to customers of selected Steinberg and Yamaha hardware products..

Properties

Control Interface
Keyboard
- Number of Keys: 88
- Type: Balanced Hammer Effect Keyboard
- Initial Touch Yes
- Aftertouch Yes


Tone generator
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
- Performance Approx. 1,900
- Filter 18 types
- 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)


Other
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
- 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)
- Power Consumption 27 W
- Accessories AC Power cord, Owner's Manual, Cubase AI Download Information
- Live Sets Preset: 128 and more, User: 2,048


Performance Recorder
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
- Songs 64 songs
- Arpeggio Parts: 8 Parts simultaneous (max.), Preset: Approx. 10,000 types User: 256 types
- Sequence formats MONTAGE original format, SMF formats 0, 1

- Weight: 30.180kg
- Height: 260mm
- Width: 570mm
- Depth: 1640mm

Series Info

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 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.


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 Piano.

- Effects

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.


3. Streamlined Workflow

How do you want to integrate your instrument with your system? How do you want to organize the onboard content? How do you want to interact with the instrument while you play? MONTAGE answers these questions and more with a flexible, streamlined workflow.

- 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.
- MONTAGE supports the sampling rate up to 192 kHz.

- SSS (Seamless Sound Switching)

Seamless Sound Switching (SSS) lets you change performances seamlessly without any cut-off in envelope or effects. This is perfect for live performances where you end one song and start another without stopping.
- This function is only available for Performances that have a maximum of 8 parts.

- A/D Input

The A/D input processes external audio sources with your instrument's DSP. Use mics, guitars or any line source as an input and process with the internal effects.
You can even use these sources with the Envelope Follower or Sidechain for a truly unique sound.

- Physical Control

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 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

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.

- Direct Control Assignment

Direct Control Assignment assigns controls at the touch of a button. Simply select a parameter, hit the Direct Control Assignment button and move the controller to control that parameter. It's easy!

- Cubase AI bundle

MONTAGE is bundled with Cubase AI, Steinberg's professional music production application that offers integrated recording and editing.

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