Yamaha Artist Michael Whalen plays his mint DX-1! Yamaha Artist and film composer Michael Whalen is an award-winning composer of over 850 television and film scores along with thousands of commercial jingles. He is also a prolific recording artist with 38 albums to his credit and regular livestream performances. In fact, Michael’s has accumulated more that 800 million streams since 2015. Below is a short improvisation he recorded on his rare and mint DX-1 synthesizer.
Yamaha Synthesizer 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, Europe and Canada. In his role as Product Specialist for the Synthesizer Department Blake appears in many product videos and artist interviews, writes many articles for YamahaSynth.com and co-hosts a regular Podcast called “Behind the Synth”.
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 Master of Music degree from Arizona State University. Blake currently resides in Bellingham, Washington with his family, and between his travels around the world 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.