K-Sounds Intros Organimation For Yamaha Montage

K-Sounds has introduced Organimation, a library of ‘clonewheel’ organ sounds for Yamaha Montage users.

At the heart of Organimation are detailed samples of a vintage tonewheel organ, capturing its signature complexity, key click, and leakage. 

Video Demo:

Organimation offers rotary speaker effects that it says are ‘comparable to dedicated organ keyboards’. Many performances also include an adjustable chorus emulation that does not consume polyphony. For songs that need an aggressive tone, several performances feature optional warm overdrive.

40 performances are provided. Most offer drawbar control with up to eight independent drawbars. Users can move the sliders to adjust the drawbars directly, or they can turn the Super Knob to morph between several standard drawbar settings.

Most performances also allow users to activate percussion and select the harmonic and decay speed they prefer.

Presets are provided for rock, ballad, jazz, and gospel styles. Users can easily create custom presets by adjusting the knobs, sliders, and scene controls and storing the sound as a new performance.

Specifications:

  • 40 performances.
  • 220Mb sample data.
  • 14 waveforms.
  • All 9 drawbars individually provided with authentic foldback. Up to 8-way drawbar control.
  • 2nd and 3rd harmonic percussion samples with fast and slow decay.
  • Clonewheel quality rotary speaker effects.

Pricing and Availability

Organimation is available for US $50. See the K-Sounds site for details and additional demos.

11 thoughts on “K-Sounds Intros Organimation For Yamaha Montage

  1. The Montage is actually a bad instrument. At least for many people. Here is why. My following petition is aimed at Takuya Nakata, President and Representative Director of the Yamaha Corporation. 88 people have already signed.

    Help make an update for the Montage synth a priority for the Yamaha Corporation

    https://www.change.org/p/takuya-nakata-president-and-representative-director-of-the-yamaha-corporation-help-make-an-update-for-the-montage-synth-a-priority-for-the-yamaha-corporation

    By Sven Eckner, Germany

    With the release of Yamaha’s current flagship synthesizer Montage, fans of the now-abandoned Motif series were hopeful that the new instrument would live up to the legacy that the predecessors established. It turned out that it was not what they had wished for. Yes, the Montage has its own proprietary built-in MIDI sequencer, called ‘Direct Performance Recorder’, but unfortunately, upon release, some important features were missing. Basic functions like copying or erasing MIDI data have not been implemented. So far only simultaneous recording of all 16 tracks is allowed – an impossible task with only one pair of hands. One can not fix mistakes made during a recording. There is no point in all of that, due to the fact that we are talking about a couple of kilobytes of simple MIDI data, not memory-intensive WAV files.

    With signing to this petition you ask the Yamaha Corporation to prioritize making an update to the operating system of the Montage synthesizer. These are the recommended improvements:

    Implement CONSECUTIVE RECORD: It allows tracks to be recorded one after the other, instead of simultaneously.

    Implement LOOP RECORD: Recording takes place repeatedly over a specified area, according to loop point settings.

    Implement COPY: This function copies a specified area of recorder data. It is convenient for repeating the same phrase several times.

    Implement DELETE: This function deletes a specified area of recorder data, and moves the subsequent data to fill the gap. As a result, the measure length will be shortened by the number of deleted measures.

    Implement ERASE: This function erases all the recorder data inside a specified area. As the erased data is replaced by rests, the original measures will remain.

    Implement INSERT: This function inserts blank measures into a specified song position.

    Implement TRANSPOSE: This function transposes the pitch of notes within a specified area, over a +/- 127 semitone range.

    Implement COPY ARP TO TRACK: It allows to place arpeggios in destination tracks. In a ‘Measure’ field, one would be able to specify the beginning bar of the copy-destination.

    Sign this petition to help make the built-in MIDI recorder of Yamaha’s Montage synthesizer useable:
    https://www.change.org/p/takuya-nakata-president-and-representative-director-of-the-yamaha-corporation-help-make-an-update-for-the-montage-synth-a-priority-for-the-yamaha-corporation

    Thank you for participating.

    Links to this petition have been posted at Yamaha’s official synthesizer forum. Phil Clendeninn a.k.a. ‘Bad Mister’, senior technical sales specialist for Yamaha, has been informed.

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    1. Sven

      When Yamaha told you that the Montage was not a sequel to the Motif, why didn’t you believe them? Yamaha very clearly markets the Montage as a flagship synth, vs a workstation.

      Also – the Petition link is a little sad, people should not read the comments on it.

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  2. Buy a cheap DAW , tightwad. No one buys a Montage and call it bad. It was never a Motif in the first place but great synth with performance capabilities

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  3. If you want an arranger keyboard buy a Tyros, all the facts and functions of the Montage are there for you to digest before you purchase.

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  4. I agree with many of the replies here. The Montage is a great synthesizer and is not marketed as a workstation. Yamaha has been clear with this. If someone buys a Montage and thinks that they are getting a full workstation, they need to dig a LITTLE bit deeper and do a modest amount of research (eg. read even one published review) and they would be able to decide if it fits their needs or not.

    If you need an excellent workstation with FM synthesis that goes to the moon and back, you may want to check out the Kronos. Its FM engine can load DX7 sysex files without the need for conversion software, and it’s sequencer – which I admit I rarely use – has all the editing features described above and much more.

    Maybe the petition should say “Release a Montage Workstation”. If they integrated a full sequencer and sampling (as opposed to sample loading), maybe that is a product people may be interested in. Yamaha has stated in many product videos that they left a full sequencer off because they found that people go to a computer for serious midi work, and thus, decided to implement a basic sketchpad type sequencer.

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  5. Getting back on topic, I get Organimation for every keyboard and workstation I can. Keven is a great guy and his work is truly a cut above, as is his customer service.

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  6. As a montage user i support this as seq is quintessential in today’s world regardless of whether the product is marketed as a workstation or not. This post could have been framed better , more positively. DAW remote facility is another important update.

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