At a special event on Sept 14th, Yamaha introduced their new MODX line of synth keyboards – a more affordable version of their Montage synthesizer.
The MODX line features three models, differentiated by their size and number of keys. They include: the MODX6, tailored to synthesists; the MODX7, tailored to live performers; and the full-size MODX8, which offers a graded piano-action keyboard.
In this video from the event, sound designer & composer Richard Devine shows how he’s using the Yamaha MODX6. Devine talks about how he integrates the MODX6 into his Eurorack performance rig, and sequences the setup using a Polyend SEQ step sequencer.
Devine also talks about how FM synthesis plays a key role in his sound design work, and how the Yamaha Montage – and now the MODX – offer a streamlined way of working with FM.