Heratch Touresian is not only a Technical Specialist with Yamaha Corporation of America - he is a great musician who specializes in many genres of Middle Eastern music. In the first of this three-part video series, Heratch shows you how to build a custom drum kit.
Check out how he edits drum and percussion audio files in Cubase Pro, loads them into the user flash memory of the MONTAGE Music Synthesizer, then edits them within a Drum Part of a Performance. This is valuable information for anyone interested in adding custom drum samples into MONTAGE:
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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.
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