Check out Part II of our interview with Yamaha Synthesizer Artist Nicholas Semrad. In Part I of our NAMM2019 interview with Nicholas Semrad we discussed his current projects, upcoming projects and his take on the new CP73 and CP88 Stage Pianos. Part II continues below with a deeper discussion about Nick's playing style and how he uses the physical controls and effects on the MODX Music Synthesizer to achieve his unique sound. Check out the video below and stay tuned for more highlights from the NAMM 2019 Yamaha Synthesizer livestreams!
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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.