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Re: Yamaha Montage synthesizer --- with FM engine!

Posted: Sun May 22, 2016 5:21 am
by ApolloBoy
colmon wrote:I spent 10 minutes with the Montage yesterday, very cold and digital sounding, plastic-y and fake like a soft synth. Doesn't have the 3D warmth and ballsiness and sheer rugged manliness of a Yahama CD-80.
It's supposed to be nothing like a CS-80, if anything it's more like the spiritual successor of the SY77 and SY99 which also had a combination of FM synthesis and samples.
colmon wrote:they'd surely be a more successful company!
Except you're forgetting that Yamaha makes a lot more than just synths...

Re: Yamaha Montage synthesizer --- with FM engine!

Posted: Sun May 22, 2016 10:04 am
by Swayze
colmon wrote:I spent 10 minutes with the Montage yesterday, very cold and digital sounding, plastic-y and fake like a soft synth. Doesn't have the 3D warmth and ballsiness and sheer rugged manliness of a Yahama CD-80. Now if they would just reissue that synth for $499 dollars with modern built in FX and USB capabilities they'd surely be a more successful company!
By "more successful" do you mean lose tons of money on unwise business ventures and eventually go bankrupt? A CS-80 with upgrades for $499...don't hold your breath.

Re: Yamaha Montage synthesizer --- with FM engine!

Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 7:49 am
by Alex E
He's just trolling, you guys... :roll:

Re: Yamaha Montage synthesizer --- with FM engine!

Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 4:08 pm
by ApolloBoy
Alex E wrote:He's just trolling, you guys... :roll:
Judging by his last few posts I'm not sure if that's totally the case...

Re: Yamaha Montage synthesizer --- with FM engine!

Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 5:26 pm
by garranimal
I got a chance to see the Montage in action yesterday at the synth meet. OMG this thing sounds like Hans Zimmer on steroids. The detail in sound quality was absolutely stunning.

Re: Yamaha Montage synthesizer --- with FM engine!

Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:22 pm
by synthRodriguez
colmon wrote:Doesn't have the 3D warmth and ballsiness and sheer rugged manliness of a Yahama CD-80. Now if they would just reissue that synth for $499 dollars with modern built in FX and USB capabilities they'd surely be a more successful company!
Nobody wants that old c**p. What are you going to do, sit around and play Vangelis songs all day? It's over. History. I played one back in the '70's and pretty much hated it. It has one type of sound. "Oh listen. It's a CS-80." Great. Sick of hearing about that damn synth like it's some kind of god. It isn't.

And if you really want a CS-80, start saving up, buy one, and shut up about it. If you can find one that is. The guys in Ireland seem to be hogging them all. :D

Re: Yamaha Montage synthesizer --- with FM engine!

Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:25 pm
by Bitexion
He's just trolling you guys. He explicitly spells synth names wrong to see if you pick up on that too. Attention w***e.

Re: Yamaha Montage synthesizer --- with FM engine!

Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:11 pm
by synthRodriguez
It was pretty much tongue-in-cheek for me. :mrgreen:

Those who read my posts know I never go off like that on people OR synths.

And honestly I would looove to have a Yamaha CS80. Probably will someday. But they've like doubled in price in the past five years; they used to be $10,000 or $12,000, now it's more like $20,000. That really IS just nuts.

Loving my new Montage 8 anyway, too busy playing with that to think of anything else synthy right now...!