MONTAGE

Yamaha Synthesizers Data Compatibility

Compatibility with the MOTIF XF / MOXF

In terms of sound, MONTAGE is fully compatible with the Yamaha MOTIF XF synthesizer. In fact, MONTAGE comes with all of the MOTIF XF's 1,353 voices, 3,977 waveforms and 7,881 arpeggio patterns. Furthermore, voices saved in the MOTIF XF can be exported directly to MONTAGE. Likewise, MOTIF XF and third-party patch libraries can be loaded into MONTAGE and played.

Import user voices, user performances, user arpeggios and user waveforms from MOTIF XF/MOTIF XS/MOXF files with MONTAGE firmware V2.0.

MOTIF XF file type MOTIF XF filename extension Description
All .X3A User voices, user performances*, user arpeggios, user waveforms
All Voice .X3V User voices
All Arp .X3G User arpeggios
All Waveform .X3W User waveforms
MOXF file type MOXF filename extension Description
All .X6A User voices, user performances*, user arpeggios, user waveforms
All Voice .X6V User voices
All Arp .X6G User arpeggios
All Waveform .X6W User waveforms

Notes:

*MONTAGE V2.0 or higher can recognize MOTIF XF Performance data.

When loading user samples based on original waveforms, the .X3A file extension should be used.

Compatibility with other Yamaha Synthesizers

While MONTAGE cannot directly read the voice data of Yamaha synthesizers other than the MOTIF XF, it can read such data via music-editing software for Windows and Mac computers. The methods and requirements for doing so differ depending on the synthesizer model, so please refer to the details provided below.

Compatibility with Legendary FM Synthesizers

The FM Converter web app will provide a mechanism for MONTAGE owners to convert their legacy FM libraries and onboard legacy product content to MONTAGE native User File Format.

Compatible models are: DX7, DX7II, TX802 and TX816.

DX7 DX7II TX802 TX816

Compatibility with the MOTIF XS

Yamaha MOTIF XS synthesizer voices can be loaded into MONTAGE using MOTIF XF Editor VST software. Only voices that are based on MOTIF XS internal waveforms can be read. Voice files created with user samples cannot be loaded. The steps for loading a voice file are as follows:

1. Save voice data in the MOTIF XS. Select either All Files (.X0A) or All Voice Files (.X0V) as the file save format.

2. Import the saved file using MOTIF XF Editor VST.

3. Save the imported file using MOTIF XF Editor VST. Use the file extension .X3E.

4. Load the saved .X3E file into the MONTAGE via USB flash memory.

MOTIF XS file type MOTIF XS filename extension Description
All .X0A User voices, user performances*, user arpeggios, user waveforms
All Voice .X0V User voices
All Arp .X0G User arpeggios
All Waveform .X0W User waveforms

Notes:

*MONTAGE V2.0 or higher can recognize MOTIF XF Performance data.

Compatibility with the S90 XS and S70 XS

Yamaha S90 XS and S70 XS synthesizer voices can be loaded into MONTAGE using both MOTIF XF Editor VST and S90 XS/S70 XS Editor VST software. The steps for loading a voice file are as follows:

1. Save the voice data in the S90 XS or S70 XS. Select either All Files (.X2A) or All Voice Files (.X2V) as the file save format.

2. Copy the saved file via USB flash memory, and open it using S90 XS/S70 XS Editor VST.

3. Save the copied file using S90 XS/S70 XS Editor VST. Use the file extension .X2E.

4. Import the saved .X2E file using MOTIF XF Editor VST.

5. Save the imported file using MOTIF XF Editor VST. Use the file extension .X3E.

6. Load the saved .X3E file into MONTAGE via USB flash memory.

Compatibility with the MOTIF ES

Yamaha MOTIF ES synthesizer voices can be loaded into MONTAGE using both MOTIF XF Editor VST and MOTIF ES Voice Editor software. Note, however, that since the internal waveforms of the MOTIF ES and MONTAGE do not match, MOTIF ES’s compatibility with MONTAGE is equivalent to its compatibility with the MOTIF XS. Only voices that are based on MOTIF ES internal waveforms can be read, so voice data created with user samples cannot be loaded. In addition, MOTIF ES Voice Editor may not be compatible with the latest computer operating systems. The steps for loading a voice file are as follows:

1. Save voice data in the MOTIF ES. Select either All Files (.W7A) or All Voice Files (.W7V) as the file save format.

2. Copy the saved file via USB flash memory, and open it using MOTIF ES Voice Editor.

3. Save the copied file using MOTIF ES Voice Editor. Use the file extension .W7E.

4. Import the saved .W7E file using MOTIF XF Editor VST.

5. Save the imported file using MOTIF XF Editor VST with the file extension .X3E.

6. Load the saved .X3E file into the MONTAGE via USB flash memory.