Montage 7 Has Landed!

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Montage 7 Has Landed!

Unread post by Saul » Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:12 am

Yamaha are sending me the Montage 7 soon...not to keep unfortunately but you can't have everything. I should have it for a few weeks though so will "attempt" to plough through the manual and figure out as much as I can. Might be a good time to ask those questions you need answers to if your perhaps considering purchasing one? As it will be here in front of me I may be able to answer some of them :)

I wonder if, after this I may be tempted to buy one myself. Interesting thought but I reckon even at artist rate it will still be too expensive for me.
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Re: Montage 7 Has Landed!

Unread post by Saul » Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:51 am

This Montage 7 is still "arriving" by the way. Apparently they are in short supply. Was told yesterday it's on it's way but that could mean anything.

Either Yamaha have reduced production for some reason or there are issues behind the scenes because they have the same supply problems with their TransAcoustic guitar and the reissued MX. Of course it's a massive company so perhaps there is some restructuring going on and that is having a knock on effect. These days companies need to be more agile in the marketplace if they want to stay ahead.

Will update as soon as it lands.
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Re: Montage 7 Has Landed!

Unread post by Saul » Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:32 pm

So no sooner do I post a "coming soon" but it arrives on my doorstep! Nice one Yamaha :)

So now, although I am fairly familiar with it from the 'artists' day hands on event myself and Chris (parametric) attended back in Spring last year, my memory is not what it was so need to read the manual again and god how I hate reading manuals! Might go for the videos instead. Anyway it's all hooked up and looking good so will have a little play and then post back.
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Re: Montage 7 Has Landed!

Unread post by Derek » Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:31 pm

Will be interested to know what you think of it. Shame you don't have a Kronos to compare the two at the same time!
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Unread post by Saul » Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:39 pm

If had both here Derek I don't think I would get any work done for a couple of weeks :)
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Re: Montage 7 Has Landed!

Unread post by AJay » Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:16 pm

Do you think you could record some .mp3 (via usb) of real time control of an FM element and filter (cutoff/bandwidth/resonance) with the effects bypassed and other parts muted? Really need to hear it in isolation to determine if they've done anything to improve how it sounds.

It's a pity they haven't done anything with AWM2 though.
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Re: Montage 7 Has Landed!

Unread post by Saul » Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:01 pm

Will certainly try and get that sorted for you AJay

I'm not sure about the comparison of the Kronos and soft synths. Certainly Kronos and Montage are I think basically computers with software but maybe we are over simplifying it a bit? or maybe not? I don't know really. Not definitely made my mind up about that one although I do think If I had three grand sitting spare I would still rather buy a Native Instruments S88 and Komplete Ultimate 11 because that along with the mountain of other software I have would be more than enough and leave me at least £1500 in change ;)
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