At the 2016 NAMM Show, Yamaha has introduced the Montage, a new flagship synthesizer that offers twice the power of the Motif line, plus an advance FM synth engine.
The Yamaha Montage, available in 61-, 76- and 88-key configurations, features the Motion Control Synthesizer Engine, a powerful way to interact with and control sound.
The Motion Control Synthesizer Engine controls two iconic Sound Engines: Advanced Wave Memory 2 (AWM2) and FM-X:
- The AWM2 engine is compatible with previous generation Motif libraries, but is exponentially more powerful than the previous Motif XF flagship, with nearly ten times more wave memory, integrated flash, double the effects and twice the polyphony.
- Joining the powerful AWM2 engine is FM-X, a sophisticated pure FM (Frequency Modulation) synthesizer engine capable of producing classic ‘80s or cutting-edge EDM sound with incredible dynamic range, power and fidelity.
Here’s the official video intro:
Here’s an overview video:
The next video takes a look at the Motion Control Synthesizer engine:
Here’s a video that explores the development of the Yamaha Montage:
Montage also features a brand new user interface with color touch screen, endless rotary encoders and the ‘Super Knob’: a macro control designed for controlling multiple parameters simultaneously.
Here’s a playlist of audio demos for the Montage:
“Montage is the culmination of over forty years of synthesizer legacy and innovation.” says Nate Tschetter, marketing manager, music production, Yamaha Corporation of America. “Playing and experiencing Montage is, quite simply, inspiring.”
Pricing and Availability
The Yamaha Montage8 (88-key), Montage7 (76-key) and Montage6 (61-key) will ship in May 2016. Pricing is TBA.