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Friday, July 05, 2024

Yamaha | SEQTRAK | Artist Profile | Sebastian Schwarz


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"Unleash your creativity anywhere with SEQTRAK, the ultimate music creation station. Lightning-fast workflow lets you capture ideas quickly and create original music using its two versatile sound engines. When ready, connect with fans using its powerful performance features and streamlined connectivity. SEQTRAK has everything you need. And more."

Monday, June 17, 2024

Yamaha | SEQTRAK | Artist Profile | Mijk van Dijk


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"Unleash your creativity anywhere with SEQTRAK, the ultimate music creation station. Lightning-fast workflow lets you capture ideas quickly and create original music using its two versatile sound engines. When ready, connect with fans using its powerful performance features and streamlined connectivity. SEQTRAK has everything you need. And more."

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Yamaha Releases CP88 OS v1.6 Update


Yamaha | CP88 OS v1.6 Sound Demo video upload by Yamaha Synths Official

"The new update to OS v1.6 adds new modes to the already impressive feature set of Yamaha CP88 and CP73. The three functions grant more versatility, especially for synth lead purposes. It is now possible to switch between monophonic and polyphonic operations, allowing for different play styles for lead sounds. With the second new option “Portamento”, users can adjust the time of “glide” between two sounds, giving it a completely different feel and aesthetic. Finally, “Pan” enables the positioning of sounds in the stereo spectrum. Employing these new functions allows users to customize the behaviour of sounds to optimize them for the application at hand.

The OS update to v1.6 for Yamaha CP88 and CP73 is available for free: https://bit.ly/YamahaYC-updates"

Friday, April 19, 2024

Yamaha | SEQTRAK | Moments | Tobias Leo


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Yamaha | SEQTRAK | Artist Profile | Tobias Leo


"Tobias Leo is a double platinum-selling producer, who brings his love of programming to the productions he works on with other musicians. Tobias has played keyboards and synthesizers from a young age: he brings his ideas to life when creating sounds from scratch that provide new depths and encompass the emotion of the music he is programming for.

Unleash your creativity anywhere with SEQTRAK, the ultimate music creation station. Lightning-fast workflow lets you capture ideas quickly and create original music using its two versatile sound engines. When ready, connect with fans using its powerful performance features and streamlined connectivity. SEQTRAK has everything you need. And more."

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Tech Talk: Exploring E.S.P | Montage M


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"We'll explore the Quick Edit version of the Expanded Softsynth Plugin (E.S.P.) for MONTAGE M in the Tech Talk. Free to all MONTAGE M owners, E.S.P. puts MONTAGE M in your favorite DAW. We'll explore what you need to install it on your system, offer a basic overview, show how to load MONTAGE M files into E.S.P. and look at different sounds and what you can edit in this version. And stay tuned: The Full Edit version of E.S.P. comes later in 2024."

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Yamaha Introduces SEQTRAK Music Creation Station


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"Unleash your creativity anywhere with SEQTRAK, the ultimate music creation station. Lightning-fast workflow lets you capture ideas quickly and create original music using its two versatile sound engines. When ready, connect with fans using its powerful performance features and streamlined connectivity. SEQTRAK has everything you need. And more.

• Extensive sounds: SEQTRAK extensive library contains over 2,000 presets. You’ll find a vast collection of professionally crafted sounds – from rich pianos to shimmering synths and thundering drums. More will be available with updates to the SEQTRAK app.
• Quantize: Live input quantize automatically fixes timing while recording.
• Automatic Chords: Every chord you play will be in your selected key.
• Robust App: The SEQTRAK app enables you to create music and learn by doing instead of reading a manual. It supports iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows."



Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Tech Talk: Explore AN-X


video upload by Yamaha Synths Official

UI overview starts after 2:50, and audio after 5:56.

"The AN-X engine brings analog sound to MONTAGE M. An AN-X Part has three oscillators, a noise generator, five waveform choices, pulse width modulation, oscillator self-sync and much more. Adding MONTAGE M’s Motion Control system offers classic sounds with modern modulation and control. We explore the AN-X engine in this MONTAGE M Tech Talk."

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Tech Talk: MONTAGE M Introduction


video upload by Yamaha Synths Official

"Join us for this special episode of Tech Talk as we introduce you to the brand new MONTAGE M Flagship Synthesizer.

MONTAGE M features three engines that create a variety of sounds – ultra-realistic instruments, vintage analog synths, and cutting-edge FM synths. For keyboardists, synthesists, and pianists, MONTAGE M seamlessly bridges stage and studio, unlocking new possibilities for sound, control and workflow."

Monday, October 09, 2023

Yamaha Introduces New Montage M - Next Gen Flagship Synthesizer - Overview & Sound Demos


video upload by Yamaha Synths Official

Curious if Yamaha will ever re-introduce their Formant & fseqs synth engine found on the FS1R. The FS1R was crippled by the UI.

Yamaha | Montage M Sound Demo
video upload by Yamaha Synths Official

"Enjoy this sound demo video showcasing sounds available in the new Yamaha MONTAGE M Series Synthesizers.

0:00 - 0:36 : AN-X Syn Orch Pat - AN-X Poly Synth with Polyphonic Aftertouch
0:37 - 1:00 : Hamburg Grand - AWM 2 Concert Grand Piano
1:01 - 1:19 : Sweet Synths - AN-X Poly Synth
1:20 - 1:48 : RD 67 Smooth - AWM2 1967 Tines E. Piano
1:49 - 2:10 : Classic Mini Sawlead - AN-X Mono Lead
2:11 - 2:35 C7 + Analog String Ensemb - AWM2 Yamaha C7 Grand Piano + AN-X String Ensemble
2:36 - 2:55 : Poly Dreams - AN-X Poly Synth
2:56 - 3:10 : SFZ Tremolo BPM Sync - AWM2 Tremolo Strings
3:11 - 3:49 : Distant Memories - AN-X Poly Synth
3:50 - 4:11 : Drawbar Organ - AWM2 Organ with YC Series VCM Rotary Speaker effect
4:12 - 4:29 : FM Piano + Soft Pad - FM-X E.Piano + Soft Pad
4:30 - 4:45 : Synthpop Forever - AN-X Poly Synth
4:46 - 5:05 : U1 Upright - AWM2 Yamaha U1 Upright Piano
5:06 - 5:31 : Dum Drum Bass - FM-X + AWM2 Poly Synth


Yamaha presents our next-generation flagship Synthesizer: MONTAGE M. Featuring three engines that create a variety of sounds – ultra-realistic instruments, vintage analog synths, and cutting-edge FM synths. For keyboardists, synthesists, and pianists, MONTAGE M seamlessly bridges stage and studio, unlocking new possibilities for sound, control and workflow."

NEW AN-X ENGINE

A revolution in authentic analog sound, control and behavior, the AN-X engine recreates the warm, classic sound of an analog synthesizer with a host of sophisticated modulation options.

・Three Oscillators with 5 waveforms (Saw 1, Saw2, Triangle, Square and Sine) and Noise Generator

・Two filters with 10 filter types

・Pulse width modulation

・Oscillator Self Sync

・Ring modulation, FM, and wave shaper

・Amp EG with drive

・LFO for both amplitude and filter,

・Voltage drift and aging settings to simulate vintage synth behavior

Integrated into the Motion Control system, the AN-X Engine allows you to create expressive, unique analog sounds to your heart’s content.

Improved AWM2
Experience realism and detail with MONTAGE M’s improved AWM2. Offering an incredible 128 Elements per part, AWM2 allows for smoother transitions, giving you an expansive canvas for ultra-high-definition sound creation, especially for “nameable” sounds such as piano and strings.

400 NOTE TOTAL POLYPHONY
A significant upgrade from the original MONTAGE’s 256 notes, MONTAGE M offers up to 400 notes of polyphony across its three engines:

・128 notes for AWM2 Preset Waveform Parts

・128 notes for AWM2 User Waveform Parts

・128 notes for FM-X Parts

・16 notes for AN-X Parts

And more about sound
AND MORE
[PRESET WAVE AND FLASH MEMORY UPGRADE] MONTAGE M offers twice the memory over its predecessor with an increase from 5.67GB to 9.97GB of Preset Wave memory, and an increase from 1.75 to 3.8GB of User flash memory. Plus, you’ll find a host of new sounds and instruments, including pianos, orchestral instruments, drums, and more!

[FM-X] MONTAGE M rekindles the Yamaha legacy of expressive and dynamic FM Synthesis with its 8-operator FM-X engine, offering a wide variety of diverse tones: from crisp and bell-like, to edgy and aggressive, to mellow and evolving. This is an excellent complement to the AWM2 and AN-X engines.

[VCM ROTARY AND DRAWBAR BEHAVIOR] Using sophisticated modeling technology, the VCM Rotary Speaker effect simulates the rich and enveloping motion of a classic rotary speaker cabinet. Plus, the new organ drawbar fader setting simulates the vintage “pull out” drawbar organ behavior.

[16 LIBRARY LOCATIONS] With 16 Library slots at your disposal, you can house up to 10,240 additional Performances (that’s in addition to the over 2,700 performances in the presets), facilitating quick searches by Category, Name and Attributes.

[PURE ANALOG CIRCUIT 2] The upgraded Pure Analog Circuit included in MONTAGE M reduces noise and improves the dynamic range, crosstalk, low-frequency phase, and distortion rate, resulting in clearer sound at all volumes. You’ll also find the sound has more detailed low-mids and presence.


GEX ACTION WITH POLYPHONIC AFTERTOUCH (MONTAGE M8x ONLY)
Available exclusively on MONTAGE M8x, GEX Action elevates your performance and sound creation with Polyphonic Aftertouch – a revered synth control found in the legendary CS-80 and DX1. Polyphonic Aftertouch allows you to individual modulate held notes with pressure. GEX also provides key repetition behavior typically found in grand pianos.

NEW PERFORMANCE CONTROLS
MONTAGE M introduces new performance controls: a 5-segment ribbon controller with dedicated HOLD button, a new KEYBOARD HOLD button for sustaining chords while using knobs to edit, and a Portamento on/off button and dedicated Portamento time knob.

DEDICATED KEYBOARD, PART AND SCENE CONTROL
You’ll find dedicated Keyboard, Part and Scene Control buttons to control 16 Parts per Performance. This intuitive control, particularly beneficial for live performances, improves overall usability and adds dimension to each Performance.

AND MORE
[HIGH-RESOLUTION CONTROL] All the Performance Controls – from the Keyboard and Faders to the Super Knob and Sustain, as well as the Sound Engine, are now in High Resolution. Because of the fine resolution, you’ll find the MONTAGE M behaves in a smoother and more “analog” way.

[MOTION CONTROL SYNTHESIS ENGINE]This groundbreaking engine allows you to interact with sounds in a variety of ways, including Motion Sequences, which dynamically automate synth and effect parameters, and can even be synchronized to tempo; the Super Knob, which controls dozens of modulations in a single gesture; the Envelope Follower, which modulates sound from the A/D input or another Part; and many, many more ways!

[NEW AND IMPROVED LED LIGHTS AND COLORS] Enhanced LED lights and colors on MONTAGE M faders, Performance, Live Set and Category Search offer visible, instant feedback, vastly improving the user interface.



WORKFLOW
Expanded Creativity

EXPANDED SOFTSYNTH PLUGIN (E.S.P.) (COMING EARLY 2024)
A game-changer for musicians, the Expanded Softsynth Plugin (E.S.P.) replicates the MONTAGE M in your favorite Digital Workstation (DAW). Free for all registered MONTAGE M owners, E.S.P. allows you to create, edit and mix MONTAGE M Performances anywhere you happen to be – without the hardware – offering an unprecedented level of stage and studio integration. We are planning on releasing E.S.P. in Early 2024. The first version will have all the MONTAGE M sound while being limited to basic editing. The full version will be available in Summer 2024.

FASTER, MORE INTUITIVE NAVIGATION
Upgraded navigation enables quick, intuitive sound editing and operation. You’ll find features like a new 512 x 64 LCD screen, 6 touchscreen display knobs, and a PAGE JUMP button that moves what’s in the LCD screen over to the larger 7” TFT Color touchscreen for deeper editing. And the dedicated Navigation button shows an overview of a Performance. Just touch a graphical object in the screen to jump to that parameter for deeper editing. The dedicated Navigation button allows you go directly from the “surface” of a sound to the deepest part.

USB MIDI AND MULTICHANNEL AUDIO INTERFACE
Simplifying your studio setup, MONTAGE M offers a USB MIDI and multichannel 32 output/6 input audio interface. Streamline MIDI recording, virtual instrument monitoring, and multi-track audio recording through a single USB cable, so you can spend more time being creative.

AND MORE
[FASTER UI] MONTAGE M’s UI is significantly speedier than the previous generation. Plus, the overall look is cleaner and easier to see.

[CATEGORY SEARCH] Search for Performances by Category (Piano, Keyboard, etc.), Sub Category (Acoustic, Vintage, etc.),Name, and Attributes (AWM2, FM-X, AN-X, etc.).

[TWO USB-TO-DEVICE PORTS] Allows simultaneous connection of a flash drive (or drives!) and USB MIDI controllers.

[DEDICATED DAW REMOTE BUTTON] Use your MONTAGE M as a hardware controller for DAWs such as Cubase, Logic, ProTools and Live. Control the mixer, transport, softsynth plugins and more.

[NEW SHIFT BUTTONS] Two new Shift buttons make it effortless to access secondary functions, increasing overall functionality.

[COLOR-CODED BUTTONS and SLIDER LAMPS] Backlit LIVE SET and CATEGORY buttons are colored differently and clearly show mode function. New slider lamps show red LED value increments, while active Parts are illuminated in blue.



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Thursday, April 27, 2023

CK Tips


video upload by Yamaha Synths Official

Playlist:
CK Tips | How To Create A 3-Zone Split Combination
CK Tips | Different Ways To Select Voices Within A Part
CK Tips | How To Create A 3-Section Layer

Tuesday, April 04, 2023

SynthFest France 2023 #SFF_EDITION_10 Set for 21/22/23 April 2023 in NANTES / FRANCE



SYNTHFEST FRANCE 2023 #SFF_EDITION_10

IN BRIEF
The coolest French festival entirely dedicated to synthesizers. The annual meeting of synth addicts in Nantes with exhibitions, concerts, workshops, demos, and the biggest synthesizer raffle ever made in the world.

FOCUS
. 10th edition of the festival.
. Concert Joachim Garraud.
. Concerts Olivier Delevingne / Marco Caro / Maman Küsters
. More than 50 exhibitors.
. Showcases Moonya / Alaskam / Nairod.
. First official tribute to Vangelis organized by Frederick Rousseau.
. UNAC / SynthFest Awards.
. Demonstrations / DIY workshops.
. Immersive 3D music experience.
. Huge synth raffle.


RAFFLE
The SynthFest France offers this year a particularly exceptional raffle. With more than 12000€ of prizes, this contest is simply the biggest synthesizer giveaway ever organized.

Tickets at 10€ and number of tickets limited to 2000.
Raffle open online until April 19th 2023, and on site until April 23rd 2023.
Drawing on Sunday April 23, 2023 at 4pm, French time.
It is not necessary to be present at the draw to win a prize.

Tickets: https://www.synthfestfrance.com

1 - Expressive E - Osmose
2 - Kodamo - Mask1
3 - Paire d’enceintes Adam Audio - A7V
4 - La Voix du Luthier - La Voile
5 - Arturia - MiniFreak
6 - Korg - Drumlogue
7 - Paire d’enceintes Nord - Monitor V2
8 - Aodyo - Anyma Phi SE
9 - Ina-GRM Tools Complete II
10 - Dreadbox Erebus Reissue
11 - Novation - Circuit Rhythm
12 - Joranalogue - Eurorack Step 8
13 - Faselunare 4 - Vega Eurorack drum module
14 - MOK - Pack VST - Waverazor / MiniRaze / Filtryg
15 - Bastl Instruments - Microgranny
16 - Yamaha Audio card / mixer AG06mk2 BK
17 - Yamaha Audio card / mixer AG06mk2 WH
18 - Erica Synths - Eurorack module surprise
19 - Bastl Instruments - Kastle Drum
20 - Bastl Instruments - Kastle 1.5
21 - La Touche Musicale - Licence logicielle


JOACHIM GARRAUD
The 10th edition of SynthFest France strikes hard, with Joachim Garraud in concert, Saturday, April 22, 2023 from 9 pm. The French producer and artist will be back in Nantes, his hometown, for this exceptional evening. Joachim Garraud will present a preview of the film "Modular California Vibes", a documentary on electronic music creation on board his solar mobile studio where 4 producers will record 4 original tracks in 4 unusual places during 4 days, thanks to the sun. A debate will follow the unique screening of this film in France, to then give way to a concert. Joachim Garraud at SynthFest France, the musical event in Nantes not to be missed.


EXHIBITORS / PARTICIPANTS / PARTNERS
Alaskam, Alexis Faucomprez, Algam, Aodyo, Arturia, Christophe Martin-de Montagu, Baloran, Bastl Instruments, Berhnard Rasinger, BVR instruments, Dreadbox, Eric Mouquet / Deep Forest, Erica Synths, Euterpe Synthesizer Laboratories, Expressive E, Faselunare /, Alphalab, FCpro.Audio, Francis Rimbert, Frédéric Rible, Frederik Rousseau, Fulgur audio, Ina-GRM, IRCAM, Joachim Garraud, PModular / Jérôme Bridonneau, Joranalogue, KR, Home Studio, Kiviak technologies, Kodamo, Korg, La touche musicale, La Voix du Luthier, Larix Elektro, Laurent Evain, Laurent Juillet, Les Sondiers, Matthias Puech, Marc Caro, MOK / Media Overkill, Michael Geyre, Michel Geiss, Moonya, Muse Ovations, Nairod, NRSynth, Oberheim, Olivier Delevingne, SyntheGrall / Olivier Grall, Officina del Malista, oZoé, PH Modular / Christian Foucaud, PWM, Sifasile, SynthR / Jean-Luc Briançon, Sequential, SoundMIT, Studio Playtronica, SynthFood, TouellSkouarn, Thierry Rochebois, Tinhu, Tony T-Steel / Tony Quedeville, SACEM, Vacuum – 3D project / Eliane Blaise / Emmanuelle de Héricourt, Vkgoeswild / Vika Yermolyeva, Vintage Synth @ Co, UNAC / Union Nationale des Auteurs et Compositeurs, Willow Whisper / Dalai Lama, Xodes, Yamaha, Yusynth / Yves Usson.

Monday, April 03, 2023

Yamaha Announces Exciting New Features with YC OS v1.3 Update


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"The new Yamaha YC OS v1.3 update includes a range of new features that will enhance the playing experience for musicians. One of the key highlights of the update is the addition of new Piano and FM voices. The update adds three new Piano voices, including the Hamburg Grand, Felt Piano, and New CP80, giving musicians a wider range of options to choose from. In addition, the update includes both Classic and Contemporary FM Sounds, adding to the already impressive array of FM voices. Enjoy this Sound demo video showcasing the new sounds, featuring keyboardist Jonas Gröning.

0:01 - CP80 Stage
0:25 - Felt Piano
0:57 - Hamburg Grand + FM Warm Pad
1:30 - DX7 E. Piano 1
1:58 - DX7 Bass 1
2:11 - DX7 Brass 1
2:22 - DX7 Marimba
2:33 - FM DC Bass
2:50 - FM EDM Lead
3:04 - FM Saw Pluck
3:20 - FM AM Pluck
3:35 - FM Trans EDM"

Press release follows:

BUENA PARK, Calif. (April 3, 2023) - Today, Yamaha releases a new OS update for the YC Stage Keyboard line. OS v1.3 includes new sounds, features and workflow enhancements that make the YC Series even more versatile.

New sounds lead the way in YC OS v1.3. An expressive Hamburg Grand, intimate Felt Piano from the CP Series, and an all-new CP80 sampled from the Yamaha Synth Space collection have been added. Also, the invaluable YamahaSynth IdeaScale community requested the CP80 Voice which delivers the expressive bite you would expect from this classic stage piano. In addition to the new Piano Voices, are 32 new FM Voices. Carefully curated by our London R&D team, you’ll find 16 classic DX7 basses, brass and pads and 16 modern FM sounds for contemporary genres.

The new features added in OS v1.3 improve control and workflow. Additionally, contributions from the customer-driven YamahaSynth IdeaScale community are noted:

Vibrato and Chorus for FM Organs: Vibrato and Chorus effects are now available for FM Organs, and the F2 and F3 types match the classic effects found in vintage 60s combo organs (YamahaSynth IdeaScale).

Pan to Parts Settings: Freely adjust pan for each Part separately for greater stereo mix flexibility. (YamahaSynth IdeaScale).

A/B Parameter Link Function: Press and hold the Keys A/B button and you’ll get control of Volume, Tone, Filter/EG and Effect settings for both Parts simultaneously. Great for controlling both Parts when set up in a Split or Layer.

Rotary Speed Hold: Before OS v1.3, Rotary Speaker speed settings were saved in the Live Set. This new setting allows you to keep the Rotary Speaker speed settings the same regardless of the Live Set. Studio Rotary Speaker Type Default: All organ Live Set sounds using the Rotary Speaker effect now default to the Studio type introduced in OS v1.2.

Join the Yamaha synthesizer team on a Tech Talk on Tuesday, April 4 at 1:00 p.m. PDT/10:00 p.m. CET to learn more about the latest software update - https://yamahasynth.com/learn/events/tech-talk-s4e1

The Yamaha YC OS v1.3 update is available and can be downloaded here. Users are advised to back up their settings before installing the update.

Monday, March 27, 2023

Yamaha Synths | CK88 Artist Profile | Belle Chen


video upload by Yamaha Synths Official

"Belle Chen is a pianist and composer with a musical style that is as uncategorisable it is captivating. With her curious blend of classical, avant-garde, world, and jazz sound-worlds, Belle performs her original works onstage as a solo artist. Her recent commissions and syncs include those for BBC Sounds, BBC Concert Orchestra, Gucci Archive, and London Fashion Week. Find out more at www.bellechen.com

With authentic piano, organ and synth sounds, intuitive controls and built-in speakers, the CK88 makes everywhere a stage or studio."

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Yamaha Tech Talk: Introducing the new CK Series


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"In this episode of Tech Talk, join us as we take a look at the new CK Series Stage Keyboards.

CK turns everywhere you go into a stage or studio with intuitive controls, built-in speakers, and all the sounds you need to create your own sound. CK combines the sounds of the Yamaha CP Stage Piano with the organ and synth-focused YC Stage Keyboard for a totally new sonic palette. Pianos, electric pianos, strings, brass, organ and modern synth. Easy-to-use controls that let you focus on the music, not the menu. Dedicated organ controls and Synth and Effect controls. It’s all battery-powered and has built-in speakers to take your music where it’s never been before. Everywhere."

See the announcement post with addtional videos and details here.

Monday, March 13, 2023

New Yamaha CK Series Stage Keyboards



Update: demos of the synth sounds & electric pianos by Kraft Music added below.

Yamaha | Artist Insights | CK Series


Yamaha | CK Series Sound Demo
video uploads by Yamaha Synths Official

"Enjoy this sound demo video showcasing sounds available in the new Yamaha CK Series Stage Keyboards.

CK combines the sounds of the Yamaha CP Stage Piano with the organ and synth-focused YC Stage Keyboard for a totally new sonic palette. Pianos, electric pianos, strings, brass, organ and modern synth.

Easy-to-use controls that let you focus on the music, not the menu. Dedicated organ controls and Synth and Effect controls. It’s all battery-powered and has built-in speakers to take your music where it’s never been before. Everywhere.

Explore the Yamaha CK Stage Keyboard Series: https://www.yamaha.com/2/ck

0:05 CFX Stereo
0:45 Live CF3 + Analog Pad
1:39 U1 Mono
1:56 78Rd
2:24 WR Bright
2:54 Organ Swish
3:40 Big Pipes
4:00 DX / Minilead
4:28 EDM Pluck Split
5:08 Orchestra"

Yamaha CK Series - Quick Jam Synthesizers


video upload by Kraft Music

Yamaha CK Series - Quick Jam Electric Pianos


Yamaha CK Series - Quick Jam Acoustic Pianos by Kraft Music

video upload by Kraft Music

"Find exclusive Yamaha CK Series bundles at Kraft Music:
https://www.kraftmusic.com/brands/yam...

Blake Angelos jams with the acoustic piano sounds in the Yamaha CK stage keyboard here at the Kraft Music Studio.

Yamaha CK series stage keyboards offer the features to turn everywhere you go into a stage or studio. CK combines the sounds of the Yamaha CP stage piano with the organ and synth-focused YC stage keyboard for a fresh sonic palette of pianos, electric pianos, strings, brass, organ, and modern synth. CK's intuitive one-to-one interface, including dedicated organ, synth, and effect controls, lets you focus on the music, not the menu. Built-in speakers and optional battery power enable you to follow your music anywhere it takes you.

The CK series has two different keyboard actions for different kinds of players. CK61 is equipped with a 61-key, semi-weighted action that's ideal for synth and keyboard playing, while CK88 offers an 88 key, Graded Hammer Standard action that's best suited to acoustic and electric piano.

Get more for your money with an exclusive Yamaha CK series stage keyboard bundle from Kraft Music. These package deals include the accessories you'll need to get the most out of your new performance keyboard, all for one low price. If you have any questions, please contact us .Our knowledgeable Sales Advisors will be happy to assist in choosing the bundle that's right for you!"

Tuesday, March 07, 2023

New Cherry Audio Mercury-6 Reveal


video upload by Cherry Audio

Update: user videos added below.

"Cherry Audio's Mercury-6 is a virtual synthesizer instrument that emulates and expands on the renowned Jupiter-6, just in time for its 40th anniversary! Mercury-6 captures all that is exceptional in this treasured polyphonic classic, boosts its extraordinary feature set for today's DAW production and workflow, and celebrates the ground-breaking innovation from the era that changed music forever. If you've long yearned to explore the Jupiter-6, you'll love Mercury-6!"



via Cherry Audio

Mercury-6 is a meticulous recreation of the Jupiter-6 analog synthesizer, just in time for its 40th anniversary! Sandwiched between the earlier Jupiter-4 and Jupiter-8 models in name only, the sophisticated Jupiter-6 has sometimes been considered a sleeper release. These days, it has persevered to become one of Roland's most notable and coveted classic synthesizers due to its distinctive dark and complex character. Mercury-6 captures all that is exceptional in this treasured polyphonic classic, boosts its extraordinary feature set for today's DAW production and workflow, and celebrates the ground-breaking innovation from the era that changed music forever.

If you've long yearned to explore the Jupiter-6, you'll love Mercury-6!

The Year Everything Changed

Released in 1983 as a more affordable alternative to the flagship eight-voice Jupiter-8, the six-voice Jupiter-6 nevertheless staked out an essential position in the history of analog polysynths. Though similar in appearance and feature set, the Jupiter-6 stood apart from the Jupiter-8 in its sound and capabilities. Unlike earlier Roland polysynths with lowpass filters plus a rudimentary non-resonant highpass filter, the Jupiter-6 featured a true multimode filter with 24 dB/oct lowpass, 24 dB/oct highpass, or 12 dB/oct bandpass modes. This versatile filter design lent a more aggressive sound than previous Jupiters, making the Jupiter-6 a natural for cutting-edge techno and electro styles.

Though something of a "hidden feature," the Jupiter-6 VCOs supported multiple simultaneous waveforms, and its two LFOs and oscillator cross mod capabilities provided extensive modulation possibilities. Its earthshaking solo and poly unison modes enabled massive lead and bass sounds, and it was notably one of the first synthesizers to include the then-new MIDI protocol.

Although often praised for its harmonic complexity and ability to cut through a mix, the cost-cutting in the Jupiter-6 design resulted in some disadvantages. Output was mono only and it was limited to six-voice polyphony. The Jupiter-6 had an impressive (for the time) split keyboard and patch preset storage functionality, but this six-voice maximum hampered its potential. And though it was considerably less expensive than the Jupiter-8, its timing was ill-fated when the digital revolution was ignited by the release of Yamaha's revolutionary DX-7 FM digital synth the same year.

Despite its noteworthy character, the Jupiter-6 is not one of those synths immediately identified with recognizable sounds from hit songs. Nevertheless, it was the Jupiter-6 behind the bass line of Ray Parker Jr.'s classic "Ghostbusters," and it found purchase in the work of Human League, Tangerine Dream, Thomas Dolby, Trans-X, Vangelis, and Devo. In a testament to its staying power over the decades, its popularity grew in genres such as big beat, house, and techno through The Chemical Brothers, Moby, and The Crystal Method. Electronic music duo Orbital has been a vocal proponent of the Jupiter-6 and, more recently, it has been a significant part of the sound of Daft Punk and Junkie XL.

Mercury-6: 40 Years in the Making

Cherry Audio's Mercury-6 brings the Jupiter-6 experience into the future and celebrates the invaluable contribution that MIDI itself has made to the music community over the past 40 years. Mercury-6 captures all that is exceptional in this classic and boosts the extraordinary feature set and functionality for today's DAW production and workflow. We've added velocity sensitivity, improved the split mode, and added a layer mode capable of stacking two different sounds simultaneously with per-layer stereo panning, detuning, and sustain. A panel control lets users easily select and navigate between these layers and includes a utility function for exchanging settings between the lower and upper layers, or even between presets. And with polyphony extended to 16 notes, Mercury-6 won't easily run out of voices.

We've reproduced the arpeggiator, including the hidden Down/Up mode of the original, and augmented it by adding a Random mode and MIDI tempo sync. A chord memory mode enables multiple notes to be stored and played back with a single key. We've improved the functionality of the LFOs with a retrigger for LFO-1 and an always-on option for LFO-2, both syncable to MIDI tempo.

We've also introduced an integrated studio-quality effects panel with brilliant-sounding distortion, phaser, flanger/chorus, delay, and reverb. With additional touches such as per-layer drift control, over 500 expertly designed presets, and flexible MIDI mapping, Mercury-6 will satisfy both vintage synth aficionados and today's music producer.

Cherry Audio Mercury-6: A Detailed Demo and Tutorial

video upload by CatSynth TV

"A detailed look at the new Mercury-6 from Cherry Audio, a recreation of the Roland Jupiter-6 analog polyphonic synthesizer. We look a few of the factory presets then take a deep dive into the various features of the synthesizer including the VCOs, VCF, cross-modulation, effects, and more.

00:17 History of the Jupiter-6
00:57 Introducing the Mercury-6
01:37 A few factory presets
02:58 Oscillators (VCOs)
08:40 Cross Modulation
10:43 Filter (VCF)
16:44 Performance Controls
19:01 Effects
26:46 Using multiple layers
32:14 More factory presets"

Cherry Audio Mercury 6 Dark Jupiter Strings

video upload by Rik Marston Official

Introduction to Cherry Audio's Mercury-6 - Hosted by Tim Shoebridge

video upload by Cherry Audio



Mercury 6 vs Jupiter 6 // Does the Cherry Audio sound like the Roland ...?
video upload by Starsky Carr

"How does the Mercury 6 stack up against the original? Cherry Audio are killing it with these releases, and this one is great. I can't think of another Jupiter 6 emulation out there. It was quite a unique synth in its day with a super fast LFO (100Hz), sync 2-ways, cross mod with modulation, a second LFO and bitimbral. Quite a cool thing.

Here I've not lingered on the more prosaic functions and sound. We all know the Cherry Audio stuff sounds good - so here I've dug into if it's doing those Jupiter 6 specialities like Cross Mod and Sync...

and also because the hardware was dying!! Another good reason for getting thew software :) I had to finish this before it cut out..!

0:00 The Jupiter 6
4:71 Are they the same?
5:00 Filters
8:22 Cross Mod
9:57 Sync
12:15 LFO
13:28 Effects
14:54 Wrapping Up
15:37 A Few Sounds"

Cherry Audio Mercury 6 Sweet Synth FX

video upload by Rik Marston Official

Thursday, February 09, 2023

Yamaha Synth Space History | CS40M | Dom Sigalas


video upload by Yamaha Synths Official

"In this episode Dom Sigalas takes a look at the CS40M, a duophonic analogue synthesizer designed as a smaller sibling of the CS80. Sound-wise this instrument is more related to the monophonic CS20M, but also shares some of the technology found in the CS80. It was used by bands such as Ultravox, Duran Duran & Front 242."

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Yamaha Synth Space History | VL1 | Dom Sigalas


video upload by Yamaha Synths Official

"Come along as Dom Sigalas walks us through the ins and outs of the groundbreaking Yamaha VL1 virtual acoustic synthesizer.

The VL1 was the world's first musical instrument to use physical modelling. It was first released in 1994 and included 49 keys with aftertouch, 128 programs (voices), a breath controller jack, and much more. This duophonic synthesizer simulates the complex vibrations, resonances, reflections and other acoustic phenomena that occur in reed and wind instruments – a completely new approach to synthesis.

Synth Space History features demos of historic Yamaha Synths and Stage instruments."

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Yamaha | Víctor Elías Signature Artist Sound Set | VICTOR LO-FI SOUND


videos upload by Yamaha Synths Official

"You can find three MODX+ performances created by keyboardist and music director Víctor Elías available on Soundmondo now. Download here: https://bit.ly/VictorEliasSignatureSo...

Yamaha Artist Víctor Elías is a pianist and keyboardist based in Spain. He is also an in-demand musical director and has worked with many of Spain's most prominent pop artists, including Pablo López, Taburete, Álvaro de Luna, Dani Fernández and many more.

Yamaha Signature Artist Sounds offers users a chance to download and explore a unique offering of presets created by our Yamaha Artists and Sound Designers. All of the sound sets are free to download from Soundmondo: https://bit.ly/Soundmondo"

Tuesday, November 08, 2022

Yamaha Global Stage | Michael Lecoq "Expressive Split" Performance


video upload by Yamaha Synths Official

"Enjoy this performance titled 'Expressive Split' from Yamaha Artist Michael Lecoq and the new MODX8+ Synthesizer.

Yamaha artist Michael Lecoq is a pianist and keyboardist based in France who, from a young age, has shown excellence that has allowed him to develop into the renowned artist he has become today. His versatility and virtuosity have earned him several collaborations that have allowed Michael to showcase his talents as a player and as a composer, arranger and producer."
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