Yamaha has taken the brains in its flagship synth Montage, and put it in a much less expensive package. Here’s an extremely comprehensive review of every material feature of Yamaha’s MODX, including both synth engines (with a basic FM synthesis tutorial thrown in…), the arpeggiator (including how to make custom arpeggios and sequences) and MODX’s powerful mod matrix and motion sequencing features.
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Here’s a timeline of the video:
0:40 Basic concepts/Performance
1:40 Sound engines
2:10 Samples (AWM2)
7:40 Common controls
9:40 Common LFO
10:05 FM-X engine
15:00 The mod matrix
16:30 Assigning knobs
17:30 Control Assign
20:15 Envelope Follower
21:20 Motion Sequencer
23:30 Super Knob
25:00 10,000 arpeggios?!
27:05 Creating your own custom arpeggios and sequences
30:30 Mixing, layering and splitting parts
32:00 Finding content on board and online
34:00 Using scenes
37:00 Pros & cons
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