Finding, using and customizing Arpeggios Historically, synthesizer arpeggiators take chord input and arpeggiate the notes in a handful of different ways. MODX+ (including MODX, MONTAGE as well as MOTIF and MOXF) Arpeggios go far beyond this traditional function. Yamaha Arpeggios generate chords, send controller data, create realistic guitar strums, bass lines, keyboard comping and more. With over 10,000 Preset Arpeggios to choose from, you can use them to add drum grooves, create rhythmic chord patterns and quickly record a complete multitrack section.
The next Tech Talk is the start of a three-part Arpeggio series. Part one covers finding, using and customizing Preset Arpeggios. Part two explores recording Arpeggios internally and externally and part three focuses on creating User Arpeggios.
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.