YouTube creator Runningonair plays the unique SY35 YouTube creator Runningonair created this cool video featuring the Yamaha SY35 Dynamic Vector Synthesizer. The SY35 was the follow up to the SY22, adding more memory, more sounds and better fidelity. The synth engine featured AWM and FM (128 AWM sampled sounds and two Operator FM Synthesis with 256 FM waveforms), but what made this instrument cool was the cool controller in the upper left corner, the “VECTOR CONTROL”:
This allowed the player to morph the level and tuning of AWM and FM sounds with the Vector Control. This made the SY35 capable of producing cool pads, comps, leads and musical effects. Vector Synthesis came from the mind of synthesizer legend Dave Smith, founder of Sequential Circuits, who first implemented the feature on the Prophet VS.
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.