The king is dead. Long live the king! For 15 years, the Motif and its offshoots practically ruled the world of keyboard workstations. Now comes the Montage, succeeding Yamaha’s flagship digital synth and offering a pair of updated sound engines and a host of real-time control capabilities called Motion Control. With 128 stereo voices, exceptional sample content, lots more memory, and two effects for each of 16 parts, the Montage makes an ideal axe for getting the job done onstage or in the studio.
The Montage expands Yamaha’s 8-Element AWM2 sound engine and pairs it with an 88-algorithm enhancement of the classic DX7 engine, dubbed FM-X. The Montage offers more hands-on, real-time control of both engines, not only letting you edit sounds on the fly using a bank of assignable sliders, but also by leveraging Motion Control to animate sounds using Motion Sequences, an envelope follower, and the one-of-a-kind SuperKnob.