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Yamaha Montage 7 76-key Synthesizer at a Glance:
- Motion Control Synthesis, AWM2, and FM-X
- It's called the Super Knob for a reason
- Expressive, interactive Motion Sequences
- Envelope Follower lets you modulate with audio
- Powerful DSP effects engine
Motion Control Synthesis, AWM2, and FM-X
The Motion Control Synthesis Engine controls and unifies Montage's two sound engines, AWM2 and FM-X. AWM2, powered by Yamaha's proprietary data compression and sound playback technology, 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.
It's called the Super Knob for a reason
Yamaha fitted their Montage models with a stroke of genius - the Super Knob. This appropriately named control lets you execute one-hand dynamic sound modifications, from subtle to severe. With the Super Knob, you can control multiple parameters at once. You can, for instance, change the ambient perspective of an instrument or a vocal, shooting it from in-your-face to deep inside a cave, and then back again. Need both hands on the keyboard? Assign the Super Knob to a foot controller. However you use it, you'll never cease to be amazed and delighted by the Super Knob.
Expressive, interactive Motion Sequences
The Yamaha Montage synthesizers are spec'd with a nifty feature called Motion Sequences - tempo-synched (and totally customizable) control sequences that you can assign to any parameter. This will change the way you do business. With dedicated front-panel controls, Motion Sequences makes it effortless to manipulate and morph your patches in real time, with inspiring interactivity and deep expression.
Envelope Follower lets you modulate with audio
With the Montage's onboard Envelope Follower, you can use any audio as a modulator for any synth parameter. You could take a drum loop, for instance, and drive FX parameters with it to create interesting rhythms. Or take a vocal and control multiple parameters with it for a robotic effect. You can even use live audio coming in via the Montage's A/D input as a source.
Powerful DSP effects engine
Montage series synths are fortified with a powerful DSP effects engine that delivers everything from gloriously high-def reverbs to meticulously detailed VCM (Virtual Circuit Modeling) FX. All with stunning sound quality. Effects such as Vinyl Break, Bit Crusher, and Beat Repeat are ideal for contemporary EDM production. Create a cool ducking effect with a sidechain compressor, or go full retro with the vintage-flavored VCM Phaser or Analog Delay. Crank up your favorite Amp Simulator. If you're a pianist, you'll enjoy a realistic playing experience with piano-centric effects such as Damper Resonance and HD reverbs that put you right in the performance space.
Yamaha Montage 7 76-key Synthesizer Features:
- Aftertouch-enabled, 76-note FSX semi-weighted keybed
- Stereo 128-note polyphony, for full stereo sound without note stealing
- Motion Control matrix gives you fluid command over 2 powerful synthesis engines:
- AWM2 (waveform synthesis)
- FM-X (frequency modulation)
- Almost 10 times the waveform capacity of Yamaha's MotifXF
- Super Knob lets you modulate multiple parameters in real time
- Motion Sequences - tempo-synched control sequences you can assign to any parameter
- Envelope Follower lets you use any audio as a modulator for any synth parameter
- Powerful DSP effects engine for jaw-dropping, fully realized patches
Number of Keys 76 Type of Keys FSX semi-weighted with aftertouch Other Controllers Pitchbend, mod wheel, ribbon controller Polyphony 128-note stereo polyphony Wave Memory 1.75GB internal flash user memory Number of Presets 128 factory, 2048 user Effects Types DSP effects engine Arpeggiator Yes Audio Playback USB flash Sequencer 16-track, 64 songs Audio Inputs 2 x 1/4" (left, right) Audio Outputs 2 x 1/4" (left, right), 2 x 1/4" (assignable left, right), 1 x 1/4" (headphones) USB 1 x USB Type A, 1 x USB Type B MIDI I/O In/Out/Thru/USB Pedal Inputs 2 x foot controller, 1 x assignable, 1 x sustain Height 5.18" Width 49" Depth 15.6" Weight 37.5 lbs. Manufacturer Part Number MONTAGE7
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