Behind the Synth episodes featuring classic Yamaha Synthesizers!Yamaha has produced great synthesizers since 1974. This playlist from our Behind the Synth podcast features many of the greatest Yamaha Synthesizers from the 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s. Check out our exploration of the CS20M (featuring Tori Letzler). Our four-part series on the VL1 with Manny Fernandez and Blake and Nate's exploration of the DX7 and the mighty CS80. Check out the playlist below:
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.