Check out the videos from Dom and Ujiie on the legendary CS80 and MONTAGE White! The CS80 is the very definition of MASSIVE: Massive sounding, massive in size at over 200 lbs (90 kgs) and massively desired by synth enthusiasts worldwide. Released over 40 years ago, the CS80 features set was impressve with 8 voice polyphony, polyphonic aftertouch, 2 high-pass and low-pass filters, ring modulator and a cool ribbon controller. Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, Rick Wakeman and Vangelis are just a few of the artists who have used the CS80 in their music. In the videos below from Dom Sigalas and Katsunori Ujiie, you'll notice remarkable sound quality and expressiveness are two guiding principles that link the CS80 and MONTAGE:
Katsunori Ujiie's video (Japanese):
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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.