Yamaha - Montage 6

  • $2,999.99


Manufacturer Description
Welcome to the new era in Synthesizers from the company that brought you the industry-changing DX and the hugely popular Motif.

Building on the legacy of these two iconic keyboards, the Yamaha Montage sets the next milestone for Synthesizers with sophisticated dynamic control, massive sound creation and streamlined workflow all combined in a powerful keyboard designed to inspire your creativity.

FREE BÖSENDORFER IMPERIAL GRAND LIBRARYGo here to register your Montage and download the Montage exclusive Bösendorfer 290 Imperial Premium Grand Piano library for free (a $99 value)! Every note of the Bösendorfer was sampled at multiple velocities to capture the nuance and dynamics of this remarkable instrument. This library contains 16 new Montage Performances. This special offer runs through December 31, 2016.

Yamaha's Flagship Synth

Yamaha's flagship Montage 6 synthesizer streamlines your workflow and rockets your sound creation and modulation capabilities up to a whole new level. Built on the legacy of Yamaha's groundbreaking DX and Motif series keyboards, the Montage is driven by its programmable Motion Control matrix, which gives you fluid, interactive command over two powerful synthesis engines. Your fingers will fly on the Montage 6's superb aftertouch-enabled, 61-note FSX semi-weighted keybed, as you modulate multiple parameters in real time with the aptly named Super Knob. Whether you're a songwriter, gigging keyboardist, sound designer, or EDM producer, the Yamaha Montage will inspire you and elevate your creative game.

Tone generator
Tone Generator: Motion Control Synthesis Engine AMW2: 8 Elements FM-X: 8 Operators, 88 Algorithms
Maximum Polyphony: AWM2: 128 (max.; stereo/mono waveforms) FM-X: 128 (max.)
Multi Timbral Capacity: 16 Parts (internal), Audio Input Parts (A/D*, USB*) *stereo Part
Wave: Preset: 5.67 GB (when converted to 16 bit linear format), User: 1.75 GB
Performance: Approx. 1,900
Filter: 18 types
Effects: Reverb x 12 types, Variation x 76 types, Insertion (A, B) x 76 types*, Master Effect x 15 types *A/D part insertion x 71 types (Preset settings for parameters of each effect type are provided as templates) Master EQ (5 bands), 1st part EQ (3 bands), 2nd part EQ (2 bands)

Controllers: Master Volume, AD Input Gain knob, Pitch Bend wheel, Modulation wheel, Ribbon Controller, Control Sliders x 8, Knobs x 8, Super Knob, Data dial
Display: 7" TFT Color Wide VGA LCD touch screen
Connectors: [USB TO DEVICE], [USB TO HOST], MIDI [IN]/[OUT]/[THRU], FOOT CONTROLLER [1]/[2], FOOT SWITCH [ASSIGNABLE]/[SUSTAIN], OUTPUT (BALANCED) [L/MONO]/[R] (6.3 mm, Balanced TRS jacks), ASSIGNABLE OUTPUT (BALANCED) [L]/[R] (6.3 mm, Balanced TRS jacks), [PHONES] (6.3 mm, standard stereo phone jack), A/D INPUT [L/MONO]/[R] (6.3 mm, standard phone jacks)
Power Consumption: 27 W
Accessories: AC Power cord, Owner’s Manual, Cubase AI Download Information
Live Sets: Preset: 128 and more, User: 2,048

Performance Recorder
Tracks: 16 Sequence tracks, Tempo track, Scene track
Recording type: Real time replace, Real time overdub, Real time punch in/out
Note Capacity: Approx. 130,000 notes
Note Resolution: 480 ppq (parts per quarter note)
Tempo (BPM): 5 – 300
Songs: 64 songs
Arpeggio: Parts: 8 Parts simultaneous (max.), Preset: Approx. 10,000 types User: 256 types
Sequence formats: MONTAGE original format, SMF formats 0, 1

Yamaha Montage 6 61-key Synthesizer at a Glance:

Motion Control Synthesis, AWM2, and FM-X
It's called the Super Knob for a reason
Expressive, interactive Motion Sequences
Envelope Follower lets you modulate with audio
Powerful DSP effects engine

Motion Control Synthesis, AWM2, and FM-X

The Motion Control Synthesis Engine controls and unifies Montage's two sound engines, AWM2 and FM-X. AWM2, powered by Yamaha's proprietary data compression and sound playback technology, delivers amazingly realistic sound reproduction, and almost ten times the waveform capacity of Yamaha's MotifXF workstation! If you need a sophisticated synth engine, FM-X can deliver everything from vintage '80s to modern EDM sounds, all with impressive dynamic range and sonic fidelity. Boasting an 8-operator FM architecture and 128-note polyphony, FM-X arms you with a massive sound design arsenal.

It's called the Super Knob for a reason

Yamaha fitted their Montage models with a stroke of genius - the Super Knob. This appropriately named control lets you execute one-hand dynamic sound modifications, from subtle to severe. With the Super Knob, you can control multiple parameters at once. You can, for instance, change the ambient perspective of an instrument or a vocal, shooting it from in-your-face to deep inside a cave, and then back again. Need both hands on the keyboard? Assign the Super Knob to a foot controller. However you use it, you'll never cease to be amazed and delighted by the Super Knob.

Expressive, interactive Motion Sequences

The Yamaha Montage synthesizers are spec'd with a nifty feature called Motion Sequences - tempo-synched (and totally customizable) control sequences that you can assign to any parameter. This will change the way you do business. With dedicated front-panel controls, Motion Sequences makes it effortless to manipulate and morph your patches in real time, with inspiring interactivity and deep expression.

Envelope Follower lets you modulate with audio

With the Montage's onboard Envelope Follower, you can use any audio as a modulator for any synth parameter. You could take a drum loop, for instance, and drive FX parameters with it to create interesting rhythms. Or take a vocal and control multiple parameters with it for a robotic effect. You can even use live audio coming in via the Montage's A/D input as a source.

Powerful DSP effects engine

Montage series synths are fortified with a powerful DSP effects engine that delivers everything from gloriously high-def reverbs to meticulously detailed VCM (Virtual Circuit Modeling) FX. All with stunning sound quality. Effects such as Vinyl Break, Bit Crusher, and Beat Repeat are ideal for contemporary EDM production. Create a cool ducking effect with a sidechain compressor, or go full retro with the vintage-flavored VCM Phaser or Analog Delay. Crank up your favorite Amp Simulator. If you're a pianist, you'll enjoy a realistic playing experience with piano-centric effects such as Damper Resonance and HD reverbs that put you right in the performance space.

Yamaha Montage 6 61-key Synthesizer Features:

Aftertouch-enabled, 61-note FSX semi-weighted keybed
Stereo 128-note polyphony, for full stereo sound without note stealing
Motion Control matrix gives you fluid command over 2 powerful synthesis engines:
AWM2 (waveform synthesis)
FM-X (frequency modulation)

Almost 10 times the waveform capacity of Yamaha's MotifXF
Super Knob lets you modulate multiple parameters in real time
Motion Sequences - tempo-synched control sequences you can assign to any parameter
Envelope Follower lets you use any audio as a modulator for any synth parameter
Powerful DSP effects engine for jaw-dropping, fully realized patches

Tech Specs

Number of Keys 61
Type of Keys FSX semi-weighted with aftertouch
Other Controllers Pitchbend, mod wheel, ribbon controller
Polyphony 128-note stereo polyphony
Wave Memory 1.75GB internal flash user memory
Number of Presets 128 factory, 2048 user
Effects Types DSP effects engine
Arpeggiator Yes
Audio Playback USB flash
Sequencer 16-track, 64 songs
USB 1 x USB Type A, 1 x USB Type B
Audio Inputs 2 x 1/4" (left, right)
Audio Outputs 2 x 1/4" (left, right), 2 x 1/4" (assignable left, right), 1 x 1/4" (headphones)
MIDI I/O In/Out/Thru/USB
Pedal Inputs 2 x foot controller, 1 x assignable, 1 x sustain
Height 5.18"
Width 40.81"
Depth 15.56"
Weight 33 lbs., 1 oz

Backwards Compatibility...

The FM Converter Web App provides a solution for Montage owners to convert legacy FM libraries to Montage native User File Format. Powered by WebMIDI and Google Chrome, the FM Converter features a simple drag-and-drop interface that allows you to take an existing file from a supported legacy FM synthesizer and convert it to a Montage user file.

The connection between Montage and the computer is done automatically within WebMIDI and Google Chrome: there is no need for any other driver to use FM Converter!

Converted legacy FM Voices can be dramatically transformed with FM-X, the latest version of Yamaha’s FM Synthesis technology within Montage. Voices from supported legacy FM synthesizers achieve new levels of fidelity, expression and depth due to the FM-X engine inside Montage. With an all new 8-operator/88 algorithm FM engine (featuring new harmonic spectra selection options per operator), the Motion Control Synthesis engine, ultra high-end DSP, resonant filters and improved digital-to-analog conversion with Pure Analog Circuit technology, legacy FM Voices become a part of the new era of synthesizers!

FM Converter currently supports the following legacy FM Synthesizers: DX7, DX7II, TX802, TX816, TX216.

*ask Old Nik :)