Here is part one of my CP4/40 tutorial about performance mode in the CP4/40.
In this video I introduce the concept of performances, what they are, why they are essential in order to fully understand the instrument and how to utilize performance direct select to instantly recall customized voice set ups. Part 2 will be coming next month, and I will cover the creation of 4 different performances in detail. If you have ever wondered how to recall custom voices, splits, layers, and virutally any editable parameter with the touch of a single button in the CP4 or CP40 then this tutorial is for you! Although I refer to the CP4 in this video, it applies to the CP40 as well since the operation of the two instruments is virually identical. Check it out below:
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.