At NAMM 2024, we caught up with Blake from Yamaha to explore the ESP (Expanded Soft Synth Plugin) for the Montage M. Blake showcased the ESP's capabilities, highlighting that it essentially mirrors the Montage M in software. The ESP, available for free to every Montage M owner, seamlessly integrates with the hardware, offering users the ability to run Montage M sounds in software. Blake demonstrated the plugin's real-time editing capabilities, showcasing how changes made in the software instantly reflect on the hardware. The ESP operates efficiently with low latency, providing a game-changing experience for musicians and producers.
The ESP is compatible with VST3 or AU, running on both Windows and Mac platforms. Yamaha recommends updating to Montage M OS version 1.20 to fully utilize the ESP's features.
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