It’s me and the YC88!Hi, it’s Blake Angelos and below is my Global Stage with the YC88.
This is a single Live Set sound using the 78 Rd electric piano at beginning and ending with the CFX grand piano. I played to backing tracks created entirely on MONTAGE. The backing tracks are an edit of the Preset “American Garage” with three additional Parts consisting of an Oak Custom Kit, Acoustic Bass and CFX Stage grand piano. I used the Performance Pattern Sequencer to create each section of the song, made a Pattern Chain and moved that into Cubase with MONTAGE Connect. There I converted it all to audio and mixed it down. Check it out 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.