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My first Motif XS demo...
It seems like it was just yesterday that I put this demonstration song together for the Motif XS. It still amazes me just how great THAT instrument sounded and the much sonic power that was inside. The Motif XF has all of the sounds I used on this track and MUCH
more. With the addition of the flash memory option, the nicer screen, the improved A/D converters, twice the wave memory and the commitment our amazing engineers in Japan have to continually improve and add more and more features (like the latest 1.5 update that added a whole new suite of amazing guitar effects and some new high density reverbs) the Motif XF truly extends the quality of the Motif line. But for me, it all started with the XS and this track. Enjoy!
About the author
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.