Luke Juby Synth Sessions 2019

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Yamaha Synth Sessions, will feature Yamaha’s award winning MODX and flagship Montage along with the critically acclaimed new CP Stage Piano. These sessions are designed to offer a detailed insight for anyone wanting to know or learn more about Yamaha’s product range along with supporting existing Yamaha users get the most out of their instruments. Or simply meet one of the UK’s leading session musicians and discuss the music industry, playing and to share advice.

Yamaha Artist Luke Juby has worked as a session player with many artists including Leona Lewis, Just Jack, Delta Goodrem, Olly Murs and Little Mix. Luke has been with Mike and The Mechanics for 8 years and recently finished a worldwide tour with The Script. When he's not on the road he's often writing songs for artists including Emeli Sandé, Leona Lewis, Naughty Boy, Professor Green, Katherine Jenkins, Jacob Banks and Izzy Bizu.

It was back in 1974 when Yamaha laid the foundation for its Synthesizers with its monophonic synthesizer SY-1, based on the GX-1 organ. The next classic followed in 1977: the CS-80 has been called the “king of synthesizers”, its expressive sound and controls justify the legendary status of the CS-80. In 1983, Yamaha popularized the FM synthesis, combining it with control protocol MIDI to form the era-defining DX7 – without this synthesizer, a large part of 80s pop music would have sounded entirely different. Today, Yamaha builds the legends of tomorrow with its flagship synthesizer MONTAGE, its more compact sibling MODX and the CP series stage pianos which are perfect for discerning pianists and gigging keyboarders.

Dates

The Xperts are hitting the road this autumn and will be stopping at the locations below. Contact details together with web link are also provided for further information. Get in touch to reserve your place!

26 Oct

Brighton

GAK

76-82 North Rd, Brighton BN1 1YD

Tel: 01273 665400

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23 Nov

Cardiff

PMT Cardiff

52-54 St Mary St, Cardiff CF10 1FE

Tel: 029 2022 1029

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24 Nov

Bristol

PMT Bristol

5 Rupert St, Bristol BS1 2PY

Tel: 0117 934 9955

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30 Nov

Birmingham

PMT Birmingham

Unit 4, Trident Retail Park, 6 Westley St, Birmingham B9 4EH

Tel: 0121 359 5056

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1 Dec

Manchester

PMT Manchester

Red Rose Retail Centre, Regent Rd, Manchester M5 3GR

Tel: 0161 877 6262

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7 Dec

Nottingham

PMT Nottingham

2 Marco Island, Huntingdon St, Nottingham NG1 1AR

Tel: 0115 941 1792

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26 Oct

Leeds

PMT Leeds

Citygate, 9 Kirkstall Rd, Leeds LS3 1LH

Tel: 0113 242 6601

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10 Dec

Blackpool

A&C Hamilton

946-950 Blackpool Rd, Lea, Preston PR2 1XN

Tel: 01772 722468

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26 Oct

London

Yamaha Music London

152-160, Wardour St, Soho, London W1F 8YA

Tel: 01273 665400

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The Products

CP

The acclaimed CP88/73 are designed to withstand the rigors of the road, provide the action that is needed for maximum expression and be extremely intuitive to use. With its very organic one-to-one interface, CP gives you direct, immediate and total control of your sound during stage or studio performance. There’s no programming, menu-diving or web searching with CP as the intuitive interface allows fast and easy splits, layers and sound-shaping directly from the front panel. Of course, sound is the most important part of any musical instrument. CP73 and CP88 stage pianos feature a wide range of grand piano, upright piano, electric piano and keyboard sounds for playing any music genre. All of this is packed in its compact and sturdy aluminum casing making it among the lightest and most compact instruments in their class.

Quote: “The CP is my favourite new instrument for some time. The pianos are incredibly playable while the EPs have that extra bite that so many fail to replicate. The CP is now my go to for any recording“ – Luke Juby

Montage

Since its introduction, MONTAGE continues to excite with its powerful sound engine, versatile and flexible controls and an impressive playing feel. The MONTAGE adds a new level of expression with a Motion Control Synthesis Engine that unifies and controls two iconic Sound Engines: AWM2 (high-quality waveform and subtractive synthesis) and FM-X (modern, pure Frequency Modulation synthesis.) These two engines can be freely zoned or layered across eight parts in a single MONTAGE Performance. Interact with MONTAGE Performances using Motion Control: a highly programmable control matrix for creating deep, dynamic and incredibly expressive sound. With Motion Control, you can create new sounds not possible on previous hardware synthesizers.

Successful artists around the world rely on the legendary manufacturer’s top synthesizer. Today, Yamaha also adds a new visual option: the three MONTAGE models are now also available with a sophisticated white finish. With this new exterior variation, MONTAGE not only fits into any musical environment, but can also match the users’ tastes aesthetically. While the new white finish for Yamaha MONTAGE marks a purely visual alternative, the new OS updates for MONTAGE enhance the already extensive feature with and an all-new pattern sequencer. Patterns with up to 16 tracks can be edited and saved to 128 slots. Importing and exporting MIDI files is also possible. Completed pattern chains can be converted into songs and saved accordingly.

Quote: “The Montage is still the boss and the new OS pushes it further yet again. The levels of controllability of this synth are second to none. If you think you've discovered the Montage's limits I'd suggest you haven't looked hard enough“. – Luke Juby

MODX

Empower your creativity, take control and stand out from the crowd with MODX: a compact, lightweight synthesizer designed for inspired music-making. The MODX features the same technology as Yamaha’s flagship MONTAGE synthesizer for an amazing sound playback and complex sound design. The Super Knob allows simultaneous control of up to 128 parameters in a single Performance. This means you can control nearly anything from mix functions like volume, pan and effect sends to detailed synth parameters like filters, LFOs and Operators. That’ s 128 parameters… SIMULTANEOUSLY!

And if this was not enough feature packed enough, then like the new Montage software the new OS V2.0 also adds the all-new 16 track Pattern Sequencer feature to significantly extend the possibilities to arrange entire songs without further equipment.

Quote: “The MODX is simply a beast. No other synth on the market comes close to the power per buck that these three offer“ – Luke Juby

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