Built on the legacy of Yamaha's groundbreaking DX and Motif series keyboards, the Yamaha Montage 8 is driven by its programmable Motion Control matrix, which gives you fluid, interactive command over two powerful synthesis engines. Glide your fingers over Yamaha's premium aftertouch-enabled, 88-note Balanced Hammer Action keybed. Modulate multiple parameters in real time with the aptly named Super Knob.
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.
Aftertouch-enabled, 88-note Balanced Hammer Action 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