Yamaha Montage 8 Synthesizer Workstation Keyboard 88-Key


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Yamaha Montage 8

Gearank Recommendation

The Montage 8 was in 2 consecutive editions of our recommended list for Keyboard Workstations from May 2021 until October 2022.

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Website Source *Rating Value
MusicTech Andy Jones 90/100
MusicRadar Dan Goldman 80/100
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The Montage 8 is a powerful synthesizer workstation keyboard that utilizes Yamaha's modern sound processing technology and meets their quality standards.

It features an 88-note keybed with aftertouch and balanced hammer action, along with a number of assignable faders, buttons and knobs that give you control over the instrument and your DAW software.

Speaking of knobs, it has a big Super Knob that lets you adjust multiple parameters in real-time, thanks to the company's Motion Control technology.

It also comes with built-in DSP effects engine that lets you use a wide variety of reverbs, modulation and other effects.

Other features include 16-track sequencer, envelope follower and easy MIDI/USB connectivity.


  • Keys: 81 Balanced Hammer Action Keys with Aftertouch
  • Polyphony: 128 Note Stereo/Mono (AWM2), 128 Note FM-X
  • Sound Engine(s): AWM2, FM-X, Motion Control Synthesis Engine
  • Controllers: Pitchbend, Mod Wheel, Ribbon Controller
  • Effects: DSP effects engine: 12 x Reverbs, 15 x Master effects, 76 x Variation types, 5-band Master EQ, 1st part 3-band EQ
  • Audio Recording: Yes
  • Audio Playback: Yes (Wav)
  • Sequencer: 16-track, 64 songs, Performance Recorder version 2
  • Audio Inputs: 2 x 1/4"
  • Audio Outputs: 2 x 1/4" (L/R), 2 x 1/4" (Assignable L/R), 1 x 1/4"(Headphones)
  • MIDI Inputs/Outputs: In/Out/Thru/USB
  • Other Connections: 2 x 1/4" (Foot controller), 1 x 1/4" (Assignable), 1 x 1/4" (Sustain)
  • USB: 1 x USB Type A, 1 x USB Type B (6 x 32)
  • Dimensions: 6.68” x 57.06” x 18.12”
  • Weight: 63.93 lbs.