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Behind the Synth: Blake and Dom Chat with Katsunori Ujiie
Check out this great conversation from NAMM 2020!
In this episode from NAMM 2020, Blake and Dom chat with Katsunori Ujiie, a renowned Tokyo keyboardist, session musician and founder of the popular YouTube channel musictrackjp
. Katsu talks about his background, his vast experience with synthesizers and his incredible musicianship. Dom poses this question to Ujiie: "Whenever I hear you playing any synth it sounds good...it sounds amazing when your hands are playing it. Do you search for the best presets or do you create your own sounds?" Find out Ujiie's answer to this question and more in this episode of Behind the Synth.
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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.