Yamaha are taking their recently unveiled Montage synthesizer on a UK tour to spread the word about their phenomenal new synth.

Recently unveiled to a selection of high profile players and the press in London, the Montage has been lauded by those who’ve gotten their hands on it as a revolutionary new synth capable of sounds you could never create before. Now Yamaha are taking their new synth around the UK with acclaimed keyboardist Josh Phillips so that people around the country can see the Montage’s capabilities in person.

The tour commences April 18th and will take the Montage to 11 locations from Eastbourne to Glasgow. Each event will feature Josh alongside Yamaha product specialists taking Montage for a ride and exploring it’s sonic possibilities. For those with a passion for synths/keyboards, music production, or if you just want to see a professional with a unique new instrument at his hands these events are “not to be missed”.

So what’s actually special about Yamaha’s Montage? First of all based it’s based on the legendary DX and Motif synthesisers. The Montage takes it to the next step with powerful tech allowing for dynamic control, massive sound potential all streamlined into one keyboard.

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Here are the main features of their exciting new Montage:

Motion Control Synthesis Engine

Music is expression. Montage adds a new level of expression with the Motion Control Synthesis Engine. This engine allows a variety of methods to interact with and channel your creativity into finding your own unique sound.
Motion Control Synthesis Engine unifies and controls two iconic Sound Engines: AWM2 (high-quality waveform and subtractive synthesis) and FM-X (modern, pure Frequency Modulation synthesis.) These two engines can be freely zoned or layered across eight parts in a single Montage Performance.
Interact with Montage Performances using Motion Control: a highly programmable control matrix for creating deep, dynamic and incredibly expressive sound. With Motion Control, you can create new sounds not possible on previous hardware synthesizers.


Every instrument needs great content to inspire your creativity. MONTAGE features a huge range of incredible sounds like a brand-new Yamaha CFX Premium Grand Piano, detailed new strings and woodwinds and select content from the DX and TX family, all modernized to take advantage of the Motion Control Synthesis Engine.


From high definition reverbs to incredibly detailed Virtual Circuit Modeling (VCM) effects, Montage is loaded with DSP innovation, power and, most importantly, sound quality. Use effects like Beat Repeat, Vinyl Break or Bit Crusher to get a modern EDM sound. You can even add a compressor with sidechain for a modern “ducking” effect. Or go retro with vintage effects like Analog Delay, VCM Phaser or a variety of Amp Simulators. Piano players will appreciate piano-focused effects like Damper Resonance for a super-realistic piano experience and the HD reverbs that let you put yourself in any performance space.


Connect MONTAGE to your computer with a single USB cable and capture every nuance of your creativity into your DAW. Montage’s powerful USB driver can send 16 and receive 3 channels of STEREO 24 bit/44.1 kHz digital audio to/from your computer or iOS device (Montage is class compliant, no driver needed!), no other hardware required! The USB connection also features full MIDI support of 16 channels.
Seamless Sound Switching (SSS) lets you change performances seamlessly without any cut-off in envelope or effects. This is perfect for live performances where you end one song and start another without stopping.

That just about scratches the surface of Yamaha Montage’s power! Find out much more on their website.