With an expressive touch, keen awareness of melody and remarkable technique, Greg Spero is a talented pianist and keyboardist. He has performed with a diverse range of musicians, including: Arturo Sandoval; Corey Wilkes; and, former Miles Davis collaborator and music director, Robert Irving III. Additionally, he has co-produced tracks with producer Ski Beatz (Jay Z), and, Shock G (Digital Underground) - and is currently the keyboardist and sound designer for Halsey. Greg recently had a chance to experience Montage and was very impressed.
"The Yamaha Montage takes synthesis to the next level. The sounds are the best I've heard yet in any synthesizer. The versatility and layering capability is unprecedented, and the new user interface makes it easy to access all the sounds and effects I need in complicated performance settings."
Greg recently recorded a video exploring the capabilities of the new Yamaha Montage synthesizer. He plays some truly beautiful musical examples highlighting the pianos, electronic pianos, complex layered sounds, pads, leads and the vocoder effect.
For more info on Greg including tour dates and projects, check out his website here.
Join the discussion about Montage and Greg's video on our Forum discussion here.
We've also just had the opportunity to have a deeper conversation with Greg about his music and MONTAGE - check it out here.
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.