Dynamic Vector Synthesis! The SY series had several amazing instruments in the line. The top-of-the-line SY99 and SY77 got a lot of attention, and rightly so! However, the affordable SY35 (and its predecessor the SY22) represented a unique take on hybrid the FM/AWM synthesizers produced in the late 80s and early 90s. Although it didn’t have the more advanced RCM synthesis engine of the SY77 and SY99, it did have a Vector Controller, allowing cool morphing sounds. With its dual operator FM engine and dual element AWM engine, the SY35 can create dynamic pads, basses and leads that evolve via the Vector Controller. Check out the video below from MootBooxle featuring the SY35 presets.
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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.