The Yamaha Montage 7 is a 76-key workstation synthesizer that combines elements of the DX- and Motif-series keyboards. Employing Motion-Control Synthesis, the Montage combines two sound engines: AWM2 (synthesis- and sample-based sounds) and FM-X (frequency modulation synthesis.)
Powered by proprietary Yamaha data compression and playback technology, the AWM2 engine provides realistic sound reproduction and features nearly 10 times the waveform capacity of the Motif XF. This means that the Montage allows for far more samples per instrument than the XF and thus a far more nuanced sound. The FM-X engine is capable of producing everything from classic ’80s FM-based basses and bells, to harsh, cutting-edge modern EDM-type sounds. It features 8 operator FM architecture and 128-note polyphony, allowing for a massive array of sound-design options.
The Montage features 16-part multitimbral operation, but it comes with a full range of all-new sounds, like the Yamaha CFX Premium Grand Piano, detailed new strings and woodwinds, and select content from the DX and TX families, all modernized to take advantage of the Motion Control Synthesis Engine. Also, Montage is directly compatible with Motif ES/XS/XF voices, allowing you to transfer your favorite presets and get all of your sounds together in one place.
Other notable features include a large color touchscreen, Super Knob control that can control multiple parameters simultaneously, dual insert FX for all 16 parts, powerful pattern sequencer, and an arpeggiator that allows up to 8 arpeggio parts at once.
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 and from your computer or iOS device. Montage is class compliant, which means no driver needed, and no other hardware required. The USB connection also features full 16-channel MIDI support.
Motion Sequences are tempo-synchronized, customizable control sequences that can be assigned to virtually any synthesizer parameter to provide new ways of creating sound. Motion Sequences also have dedicated controls on the front panel making it easy to manipulate and change in real-time, providing interactivity and
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 rhyth or a vocal recording could control multiple parameters for a talking synthesizer. The audio can even be a live source played through the A/D
What's in the box
- Yamaha Montage 7 – 76-Key Workstation Synthesizer
- Power Cord
|Number of Keys||76|
|Type||FSX Semi-Weighted Keys & Aftertouch|
|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)|
|Multitimbral||16 Parts (Internal), Audio Input Parts (A/D, USB) Stereo|
|Wave||Preset 5.67 GB (when Converted to 16-Bit Linear Format) User: 1.75 GB|
|Effects||Reverb x 12 Types, Variation x 88 Types, Insertion (A, B) x 88 Types*, Master Effect x 26 Types *A/D Part Insertion x 83 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|
|Display||7" TFT Color Wide VGA LCD Touchscreen|
|Connectors||USB to Device, USB to Host, MIDI In/Out/Thru, Foot Controller 1 & 2, Foot Switch Assignable/Sustain, Output (Balanced) L/Mono/R (1/4" / 6.3 mm, Balanced TRS Jacks), Assignable Outputes Store Area: Approx. 520,000 Notes (Pattern); Approx. 520,000 Notes (Song)|
|Note Resolution||480 PPQ (Parts per Quarter Note)|
|Time||5 to 300|
|Appregio||Parts: 8 Parts Simultaneous (Max), Preset: 10,239 Types, User: 256 Types|
|Sequence||Formats: SMF Formats 0, 1|
|Patterns||128 Patterns Pattern Tracks: 16 Sequence Tracks Pattern Recording Type: Real-Time Replace, Real-Time Overdub, Real-Time Punch In/Out|
|USB Audio Support||[Sampling Frequency = 44.1 kHz] Input: 6 Channels (3 Stereo Channels), Output: 32 Channels (16 Stereo Channels) [Sampling Frequency = 44.1 kHz to 96 kHz] Input: 6 Channels (3 Stereo Channels), Output: 8 Channels (4 Stereo Channels)|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||49 x 5.2 x 15.6" / 124.4 x 13.1 x 39.6 cm|
|Weight||37.5 lb / 17 kg|