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Yamaha MONTAGE M: Next Generation Synthesizer Unveiled

Yamaha announces the new MONTAGE M synthesizer, combining next-level amazing sound, new control dimensions for dynamic expression and seamless workflow integration between stage and studio. The new flagship product lineup – consisting of the 61-key MONTAGE M6 for synthesists, 76-key MONTAGE M7 for keyboardists, and 88-key with polyphonic aftertouch MONTAGE M8x for pianists – features the brand’s latest cutting-edge technologies to elevate expression.

New AN-X Engine for analogue sound

Centrepiece of the Yamaha MONTAGE M is the AN-X engine. With its authentic analogue sound and behaviour, AN-X recreates the warmth and that special feeling of analogue synthesizers. Three oscillators with five waveforms (two saws, triangle, square and sine) and a noise generator can be shaped through two filters with 10 filter types, ring modulation, wave shaper and more. For vintage synth sounds, voltage drift and aging functions allow further manipulation.

Improved AWM2 and classic FM-X engines

Apart from the all-new AN-X engine, Yamaha MONTAGE M also features an improved AWM2 engine and the FM-X engine, resulting in a total of up to 400 notes polyphony. The MONTAGE M was uniquely crafted to provide highly realistic imitative and creative sound, and the combination of these three powerful engines achieves exactly that. For optimal workflow integration, the new models feature USB MIDI and an audio interface, Expanded Softsynth Plug-in (ESP, coming in 2024) and faster and easier navigation.

Musicians in control

The new Yamaha MONTAGE M product lineup delivers innovative control dimensions for unique music-making, including new performance controls and a dedicated keyboard and scene control. The MONTAGE M8x includes these capabilities and adds polyphonic aftertouch, providing superior expressive capabilities. Other notable features include 9.97 GB preset waveROM, 16 libraries (640 performances per library), 3.8 GB user flash memory, VCM Rotary Speaker and more.

Prices and availability

The Yamaha MONTAGE M is available for pre-order at the following pricing (including 19% VAT):

MONTAGE M6: £3219

MONTAGE M7: £3629

MONTAGE M8x: £4049

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