Check out how good it sounds in the three videos below! The TG55 is a rackmount version of the SY55 keyboard. Both instruments were among the first solely AWM synths produced by Yamaha and featured 74 waveforms in a 2 Mb of ROM. It’s amazing how great 2 Mb of ROM can sound! Some of this is due to the dual filters per Voice, LFO and on-board effects. The TG55 is 16-part multitimbral, 16 voice polyphonic with DATA and WAVEFORM card slots for additional content. There are a line stereo out puts and two additional outputs for extra routing possibilities. Pretty cool for a synthesizer released in 1990!
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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.