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Yamaha Music Europe are looking to hire a product specialist for their B&O Division
If your interested you can apply direct on LinkedIn
An exciting opportunity has become available for a motivated individual to become a Product Specialist within the Classic Division of the UK Branch.
Reporting to the Sales & Marketing Director, the candidate will ensure that all Yamaha B&O products are fully understood by staff, dealers and consumers. The individual will drive B&O business forward in key areas whilst ensuring product availability.
You will be responsible for developing marketing strategies for new products for our UK market and will be a key player in our European marketing team. Other responsibilities will include supporting our dealer network as well as the Yamaha sales team through product explanation and training, artist liaison and press and customer relations.
MEET MONTAGE AS YAMAHA TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED
April will see Yamaha taking their recently unveiled Montage synthesizer on a UK wide tour with the acclaimed and brilliant keyboardist Josh Phillips. The instrument was presented to the press and a host of top players in London recently with many claiming Montage takes Synthesizers to anew level.
Josh is currently keyboard player with Procol Harum and his many credits and collaborators include Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton and Pete Townshend. These are ‘not to be missed’ events for anybody interested in music production, serious synthesizers and sound design, they’ll show just what Montage is capable of in the hands of a professional player.
The tour kicks off on 18th April and travels to 11 locations from Eastbourne to Glasgow. Each event will feature Josh and Yamaha product specialists demonstrating Montage and showcasing the entire sonic and creative capability of this stunning new generation instrument. Anyone attending will also have the chance to get hands on Montage for themselves and check out the great new features.
Montage is THE new Yamaha Flagship synthesizer and raises the bar for serious synthesis, offering ten times the waveform capacity of Yamaha’s award-winning MOTIF XF and uniquely, combines Yamaha’s powerful FM-X and AWM2 technologies for unprecedented power and control. Quick and creative control is easy via the new ‘Super Knob’ function making it the perfect partner for studio or stage.
For full details visit http://www.yamaha.com/montage
There’s even a chance to win a Yamaha reface as all guests will be entered into free prize draw. Yamaha’s Chris Irvine said “This is a fantastic opportunity to meet Montage and experience this amazing new Synthesizer in the hands of one of the UK’s top keyboard players. We are delighted to be joined by Josh Phillips – a long time user of Yamaha Synths – and look forward to partnering with some of our key dealers to put on a great show.”
Here’s some reaction from top players on their first meeting with Montage:
Luke Smith (George Michael / BB King / Eric Clapton): “Well well well, what can I say! You gone and done it again Yamaha. An amazing bit of kit…the possibilities are endless.”
Ty Unwin (Composer / Sound designer): “I have a feeling that one will be entering my fold!! Gorgeous!!”
Howard Jones (Singer / Songwriter / Keys): “Love the FM renaissance!”
Josh Philips (Procol Harum): “Montage is a 23rd Century keyboard – crazy performance possibilities.”
Here’s the full Tour Schedule:
At last we have a Yamaha Montage video from our friend Katsunori UJIIE who I think many will agree, does the best product demo's on the web.
It's in Japanese of course but the English sub-titles will be coming soon so bookmark the video and check back over the next few days.
Also don't forget to follow the Yamaha Montage discusion on the forum here;
One of the best selling line of acoustic guitars in the world now look and sound even better! In this video, Joshua Ray Gooch takes us through the new Yamaha FG series, highlighting the two classic shapes (FG &FS) along with the different sonic characteristics from the new bracing construction and different tone wood choices. Also take note of the new finishes options to see what look is right for you!
Follow the discussion on the forum by taking the link below;
Bert Smorenburg takes us through the new Yamaha Montage.
Follow the Yamaha Montage discussion on our forum ;
Here is the spec sheet for the new Yamaha Montage. As you can see, it is a quite comprehensive and versatile keyboard and...yes it DOES have a sequencer!
Let us know what you think by following the discussion on the forum here;
Although the Yamaha Montage is not "officially" released until later today a number of product videos have appeared online. Also we have a price for the Montage 6 which will be selling for £2100 in the UK, €2726 through the rest of the Euro Zone.
Unfortunately this first video is in French but it does give an overview of how the Montage works and sounds. Is it worth 2 grand for the 61 key version? Follow the discussion on the forum here http://www.yamahaforums.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=125&t=8449
Rellingen, Germany, 21st January 2016 – For more than 40 years now, Yamaha hascreated synthesizer milestones - from the revolutionary DX7 in the 1980s to the legendaryMOTIF series, Yamaha has set the standard with its FM and AWM synthesis. Now it's time for a meeting of generations: With MONTAGE Yamaha presents a unique flagship synthesizer and re-defines the criteria for stage and studio. Its Motion Control Synthesis Engine, combining FM-X and AWM2 Tone Generators with controllers, allow completely new interaction with sounds and sound shaping, making MONTAGE one of the most
flexible synthesizers of all time. At the same time the instrument is a dream machine for all songwriters and keyboardists and comes with 61 or 76 keys with synth action and with 88 keys with weighted hammer action.
Fusion of AWM2 and FM-X – the Motion Control Synthesis Engine
The Motion Control Synthesis Engine of MONTAGE unites two legendary tone generationsystems. By combining AWM2 - with its Waveform-based Subtractive Synthesis and FM-X - a modern version of FM synthesis with legendary roots, a unique expressiveness is created.
With FM-X the new MONTAGE relies on the most powerful FM engine of all time. This enhanced sound generation in tradition of synth legends of the 1980s still offers a unique dynamism, power, and fascination. With eight Operators, 88 Algorithms and seven Spectral Forms, MONTAGE offers tremendous power. For comparison: The legendary Yamaha DX7 of 1983 had six Operators, 32 Algorithms and simple sine waves. With Spectral Skirt and Spectral Resonance FM-X also allows the widening of the harmonic curve and the shifting of the harmonic peaks. Along with Filters, EQ, an additional Common LFO and the effect department - a new dimension of FM sound-design is created.
Due to its long-term development by Yamaha, AWM2 offers realistic reproduction of sounds with maximum data compression. MONTAGE offers a 128-fold stereo polyphony with ten times the Waveform capacity of the MOTIF XF. Through this advanced architecture more Samples can be used per instrument, which allows an absolutely authentic and nuanced sound. Both engines can be played on the keyboard in up to 16 Zones and Layers in a MONTAGE Performance.
A completely new interaction with sounds
MONTAGE offers a completely new controller range for intuitive sound manipulation. With the help of Motion Control it is possible to create unique, powerful, and dynamic sounds. This is ensured by the interaction of the Super Knob, the Motion SEQ, and the Envelope Follower.
Super Knob – The Super Knob can control one or a number of parameters in every imaginable way and in parallel. This allows the user to creatively manipulate a sound with just a single twist of the Knob. Even the character of a Performance can easily be changed from warm and atmospheric to punchy and rhythmic.
Motion Sequences – The new Motion Sequences allow the user to influence a
Performance in sync with the Tempo. Perfectly in time they manipulate any parameter of a synthesizer and thus create a particularly dynamic sound.
Envelope Follower – The Envelope Follower uses an audio signal as the source for thedynamic control of parameters. For example, a drum loop can control its own effect parameters in sync with the beat, or vocal recordings can generate a "talking synthesizer" - creativity knows no bounds.
Extensive sound library
As a song-writing tool, MONTAGE has an extensive sound library with presets covering a broad sound spectrum - from the authentic rendition of real instruments to forward thinking synthesizer sounds. As a highlight for Pianists, a Yamaha CFX Premium Grand Piano is included in the sound library. In addition, the virtual image of a Bösendorfer Imperial Grand Piano is available as a free download from yamahasynth.com during the launch period of the instrument. Both instruments were elaborately sampled and made playable.The MONTAGE sound library also features a variety of new wood and brass instruments and
an extensive string section.
The sound stock of MONTAGE also includes synthesizer sounds from the DX and TX product families. It is even possible to import Voices from these legendary models via special converter software. Moreover, MONTAGE also loads Voice files from the MOTIF ES/XS/XF. MONTAGE provides a high-speed Flash Memory for your own Samples and synthesizer Libraries that are provided on yamahasynth.com
The right choice for stage and studio
MONTAGE is as much at home on the stages of the world as in songwriting suites and studios. The instrument provides unique connectivity for perfect integration "on stage" and in the studio. The functions ‘Live Set’ and ‘Seamless Sound Switching’ are perfect for the stage: While Live Set allows you to intuitively organise the Performances for your gigs, Seamless Switching Sound provides a change of Performance without abruptly cutting off the sounds of the previously selected Performance.
Direct USB connection to PC, Mac & iPad
In the studio, MONTAGE can connect to your Mac or Windows PC through a single USB cable. Thanks to the class-compliant driver architecture no complex driver installation is needed. MONTAGE directly delivers audio channels for all 16 Parts to your DAW with 24-bit/44.1 kHz. If you choose the much higher sample rate of 192 kHz, there are still four stereo channels outputs from MONTAGE via USB. In addition, all MIDI data is transmitted via USB too.
As an alternative to notebook and desktop computers, MONTAGE can also be used in conjunction with Apple iOS mobile devices such as Apple iPhone or Apple iPad.
Yamaha Drums are pleased to announce that the famous Recording Custom Series has been re-designed with Steve Gadd.
Originally launched in 1975 the Recording Custom series (or 9000 series as it was known then) has become and Industry Standard drum set admired by world leading Drummers, Engineers, Studio’s and Hire companies around the world. Regarded as the most recorded Drum Set in History, Yamaha´s All Birch design was instrumental in shaping the Modern Drum set as we know it today including Shell Construction, Interchangeable Hardware and High Gloss Lacquer finishing.
At last we have some new images of the Yamaha Montage Keyboard Workstation which we "think" is due for release at NAMM 2016, although it could well be held off until MusikMesse in April. We'll just have to wait and see. In the meantime feast your eyes on these lovely images here. Almost makes you want to buy one on just looks alone!
Let us know what you think by joining the Yamaha Montage discussion on the forum. Click HERE! to go there.