At the 2016 NAMM Show, Yamaha introduced its new Montage synth keyboard line – a new flagship full-size synth line that features advanced versions of two of the company’s iconic synth lines – Motif and DX.
In this video, Yamaha’s Blake Angelos takes an in-depth look at the capabilities of the Montage line, demos a variety of sounds and also shows how you can morph between sounds in realtime.
The Montage keyboards offer twice the power of the Motif line, plus an advanced FM synthesis engine:
- AWM2 is the evolution of the Motif synth engine. It offers 128-note, stereo polyphony, with nearly 10 times the waveform capacity of the Yamaha Motif XF, allowing for more samples per instrument. It also offers 1.75 GB of user Flash memory, with high-speed reading/writing, for your own custom samples or synth libraries.
- FM-X is a sophisticated FM synthesizer engine, with an 8-operator FM architecture and 128-note polyphony, allowing for a wide array of sound design options.
The Yamaha Montage is expected to be available in May, with 61-, 76- and 88-key configurations. See the Yamaha site for more info.