Yamaha Montage7 76-key Synthesizer Workstation Keyboard

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92 out of 100. Incorporating 70+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$3,500
Yamaha Montage 7 76-key Synthesizer Workstation Keyboard

Tech Specs

  • Keys: 76 Semi-Weighted After Touch
  • Polyphony: 128
  • Sound Engine(s): AWM2, FM-X, Motion Control Synthesis Engine
  • Controllers: Pitchbend, Mod Wheel, Ribbon Controller
  • Effects: 12 x Reverbs, 15 x Master effects, 76 x Variation types, 5-band Master EQ, 1st part 3-band EQ
  • Audio Recording: Real Time
  • Audio Playback: Wav
  • Sequencer: 16-track, 64 songs, Performance Recorder version 2, Motion Sequencer
  • Audio Inputs: 2 x 1/4" (L/Mono, R)
  • Audio Outputs: 2 x 1/4" (L/R), 2 x 1/4" (assignable L/R), 1 x 1/4" (Headphones)
  • Other Connections: 2 x 1/4" (foot controller), 1 x 1/4" (assignable), 1 x 1/4" (sustain)
  • MIDI Inputs/Outputs: In/Out/Thru/USB
  • USB: 1 x USB Type A, 1 x USB Type B (6 x 32)
  • Dimensions:5.18” x 49” x 15.56”
  • Weight: 37.5 lbs.

Gearank Recommendation

The Montage7 appeared on our recommended list for Keyboard Workstations Between $2000 and $5000 from May 2020 until February 2022 when it had been out-ranked by other workstations.

Overview

The Montage 7 is a powerful keyboard workstation that incorporates the latest DSP technology that Yamaha has in a reasonably sized unit.

At the forefront is a 76-note keybed that is aftertouch enabled and semi-weighted, while at its core are powerful sound engines that allow for a wide variety of sounds and effects.

Also worth noting is the interface, with a super knob that lets you tweak multiple parameters as you see fit, along with motion control that lets you tempo-synch control sequences to any parameter.

It has a 16-track sequencer, with 64 songs, which you can utilize either to save new musical ideas, or to improve on existing ones.

If you're looking for a power synthesizer workstation keyboard that's still reasonably portable, then this is for you.

Hands On Reports

Website Source *Rating Value
Sound On Sound Gordon Reid 96/100
Tone Report Saul Hudson 90/100
*Displayed values are prior to the Gearank Algorithm's adjustments it makes when evaluating the source.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Keyboard Workstations.

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