Check out how a modern drummer uses MONTAGE! NYC Based drummer Tony Verderosa is a trailblazer in the world of electronic hybrid drums. He’s performed and recorded with an impressively diverse list of artists, from Dream Theater’s John Petrucci and saxophone legend Michael Brecker to pop icon Katy Perry and Beninese singer-songwriter Angelique Kidjo.
His performances are intricately orchestrated, visual events. Tony’s core set up features a hybrid acoustic (Yamaha Birch Custom Absolute) and electronic (DTX900) drum set up. His kit triggers samples, synths, lights, video animation and MONTAGE.
Check out Tony playing his hybrid drum kit with 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.