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Winter NAMM 2019: Interview with FM-Xpert Manny Fernandez
FM Week continues! Check out our Winter NAMM 2019 interview with Manny Fernandez.I am so impressed by great synthesizer programming. It is an art, and when you find a sound you love and deconstruct the work of a great programmer you can learn so much. Manny Fernandez is the epitome of a great synth programmer. His FM programming is top-notch and he makes complex things easy to understand in his articles. This is exactly why we asked him to do a reface DX article series and not one but two article series on MONTAGE and MODX FM-X here and here. Check out the interview below, and be amazed at the pure FM-X piano he created with his "component modeling" approach...and just wait until you see founder of FM Synthesis Dr. John Chowning's reaction to this piano in the interview coming tomorrow!
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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.