Stan shares his YC Series SoundsYamaha Artist Stan Lewis has played for a wide variety of artists in Gospel, R&B and Hip Hop. In his youth he played with R&B/Soul legend Solomon Burke and Natalie Cole. He continued to establish himself as a keyboardist for artists like Patti LaBelle, Mary J. Blige, Seal, P. Diddy and Kendrick Lamar.
Stan has played many Yamaha Synthesizers and Stage Pianos over the years. Stan’s Gospel background led him to the YC61. Check out Stan’s Signature Artist Sounds for the YC Series below.
“Stan’s Vibe”: Stan's Vibe uses all three Parts. The H3 Organ is split with lower and upper manuals on the left and right. Additionally, Keys A/B are split with 73Rd electric piano on the right classic FM* BoogieBass on the left. The split point for the entire Live Set is F3. Play bass on the left, comp and solo on the right. It's a great modern take on a classic organ and EP sound.
“Stan’s Jacket”: This Live Set uses "OB Brass 2" in Part A. Switch on Part B and you'll have "FM* Piano DA" split to the right. It adds a cool FM EP sound to the punchy brass sound. The rotary speaker is assigned to Part B to give it some motion. This is a cool comp sound.
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.