MONTAGE6

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.

MONTAGE Firmware V1.5 Features

 

Sound

・New Rotary Speaker effect adds warmth and fullness to drawbar organ Performances

・New organ Performances feature optimized virtual drawbars and new Rotary Speaker effect

・New dynamic effects cater to the modern producer with mastering-class compression effects

・Over 50 new Performances highlighting OS v1.5 features

Control

・New linkage options allow Super Knob control of all or some assignable knobs

・New MIDI Scene control allows external MIDI devices, DAWs and iOS to change Scenes

・Improved Auto Beat Sync listens and syncs to live beat source with high accuracy

Workflow

・New "Favorites" feature helps organize, store and recall your top Performances

・New Performance View provides quick "at a glance" Performance information and editing

・Dedicated USB monitor volume adjusts connected iOS device or DAW level

・Enhanced backup file creation allows single file save and load, perfect for backline companies

・Easier Part navigation improves editing efficiency

For more details, check yamahasynth.com

Important Notice about MONTAGE OS V1.50

If you already installed MONTAGE OS v1.50, please update to MOTAGE OS V1.51.

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.

 

1. Sophisticated Dynamic Control

– Super Knobb

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.


– 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.

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

– 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-XX

– 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

– 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.


– 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.

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

[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 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

Dimensions Width 1,450mm (57-1/16") 1,037 mm (40-13/16") 1,244 mm (49")
Height 170mm (6-11/16") 131 mm (5-3/16") 131 mm (5-3/16")
Depth 460mm (18-1/8") 396 mm (15-9/16") 396 mm (15-9/16")
Weight Weight 29 kg (63 lbs., 15 oz.) 15 kg (33 lbs., 1 oz.) 17 kg (37 lbs., 8 oz.)
Keyboard Number of Keys 88 61 76
Type Balanced Hammer Effect Keyboard FSX Keyboard FSX Keyboard
Initial Touch Yes Yes Yes
Aftertouch Yes Yes Yes
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
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.)
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
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
Preset: 5.67 GB (when converted to
16 bit linear format), User: 1.75 GB
Performance Approx. 1,900 Approx. 1,900 Approx. 1,900
Filter 18 types 18 types 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)
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)
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
Master Volume, AD Input Gain knob,
Pitch Bend wheel, Modulation wheel, Ribbon Controller, Control
Sliders x 8, Knobs x 8, Super Knob, Data dial
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
7" TFT Color Wide VGA LCD touch
screen
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)
[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)
[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 27 W 27 W
Accessories AC Power cord, Owner’s Manual,
Cubase AI Download Information
AC Power cord, Owner’s Manual,
Cubase AI Download Information
AC Power cord, Owner’s Manual,
Cubase AI Download Information
Live Sets Preset: 128 and more, User: 2,048 Preset: 128 and more, User: 2,048 Preset: 128 and more, User: 2,048
Tracks 16 Sequence tracks, Tempo track,
Scene track
16 Sequence tracks, Tempo track,
Scene track
16 Sequence tracks, Tempo track,
Scene track
Recording type Real time replace, Real time
overdub, Real time punch in/out
Real time replace, Real time
overdub, Real time punch in/out
Real time replace, Real time
overdub, Real time punch in/out
Note Capacity Approx. 130,000 notes Approx. 130,000 notes Approx. 130,000 notes
Note Resolution 480 ppq (parts per quarter note) 480 ppq (parts per quarter note) 480 ppq (parts per quarter note)
Tempo (BPM) 5 – 300 5 – 300 5 – 300
Songs 64 songs 64 songs 64 songs
Arpeggio Parts: 8 Parts simultaneous
(max.), Preset: Approx. 10,000 types User: 256 types
Parts: 8 Parts simultaneous
(max.), Preset: Approx. 10,000 types User: 256 types
Parts: 8 Parts simultaneous
(max.), Preset: Approx. 10,000 types User: 256 types
Sequence formats MONTAGE original format, SMF
formats 0, 1
MONTAGE original format, SMF
formats 0, 1
MONTAGE original format, SMF
formats 0, 1