Check out Víctor’s Sounds You may have seen Spanish pianist and keyboardist Víctor Elías’ Artist Profile and Global Stage videos. Check out his Signature Artist Sounds videos.
In the first video Víctor discusses his approach to sound creation.
Check out each of his Signature Artist Sounds below.
"VICTOR LO-FI SOUND" is a split/layered Performance with AWM2 and FM-X Parts. An acoustic bass Part appears on the left split with several FM-X Part on the right. The lo-fi sound comes from the insertion effects and the Super Knob controls Part volume.
"RHD + SYNTH SOLO" is another split/layer combination featuring an electric piano/FM-X synth comp sound across the entire keyboard range and a synth lead split for right-hand soloing. The Super Knob controls synth lead volume.
"VICTOR PIANO" is an expressive piano pad Performance. Effects applied to the piano and string sounds give this performance dark, dry and lo-fi quality. The Super Knob controls several parameters simultaneously like EQ gains, insert effect parameters and Part volume.
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.