Blake

Blake

Yamaha Music Production Product Specialist, Blake Angelos, has over thirty years of experience with music hardware and software.

An expert in music technology, Blake has conducted numerous clinics, master classes and presentations throughout the United States and Canada. Before his work with Yamaha, he taught music theory and jazz studies courses at Arizona State University; managed a technology-focused music store in Seattle and was a production supervisor at Microsoft, where he led a team that developed groundbreaking interactive music content for the Microsoft Network. Blake holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Northern Colorado and a Masters of Music degree from Arizona State University.

Blake currently resides in Bellingham, Washington with his family, and between his travels around the country for Yamaha, he performs as much as possible with several jazz and creative music groups in Bellingham, Seattle and other places in the Pacific Northwest. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Website URL:

MONTAGE Connect Part II: Working with User Arpeggios

In this second lesson of this series on how the MONTAGE Connect helps you better integrate a MONTAGE Music Synthesizer with a computer based DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) like Cubase, you will be learning about how to create User Arpeggio drum grooves on your MONTAGE. (If you haven't had an opportunity, I highly recommend that you begin by reading the first article of this series "What is MONTAGE Connect".)
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MX BK/BU: Behind the scenes

The MX BK/BU is an update to the popular MX Music Synthesizer. Two members from the Yamaha Japan MX BK/BU development team, Tadashi Okano and Yasuto "Takeshi" Takeshita, share insight about what's new in MX BK/BU. They also discuss the free FM Essential iOS app's ability to go from classic to modern.
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