SynthBits: True Cuckoo Rehearsing a Song on MODX

When we first saw this video we were wondering if True Cuckoo actually liked MODX! Turns out after spending time with the instrument he found it very useful for, as he puts it, the “keyboard player on tour”. This is a really great video because he digs into the user interface, creates a Performance using a combination of preset waveforms and custom samples, shows how he uses an iPad for notes and music cues and then plays through the song! This is a pretty unique product video because it shows a real world use for MODX. Check it out below:

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Live Performance, MODX, SynthBits, Video

Blake Angelos

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 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.

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