Nicholas Semrad shares his thoughts on MODX+. Yamaha Artist Nicholas Semrad is a unique and deeply musical keyboardist. The sounds he creates are engaging and interesting, but it all comes down to how he plays those sounds. His melodic lines come alive due to a mastery of pitch bend, and his solid harmonic sense comes from a deep study of jazz, soul, funk and gospel. This is why musicians like Cory Henry, Mark Guiliana and KNOWER call on Nick to add his special vibe to their music. In addition to his playing, he is a great sound designer creating sounds for MONTAGE, MODX and the YC Series.
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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.