Check out Nick’s MODX+ sounds. Yamaha Artist Nicholas Semrad created these great sounds for MODX+. Check out the videos below and download his sounds from Soundmondo.
“Semrad Tricky Piano" is a piano sound that can add a beat-repeating delay and pitch jump for guitar-style hammer-ons using the Assignable Switches. Combined with the chorus effect of the Superknob, this sound gives you piano utility plus real time production options.
"Semrad Utility EP" is an excellent electric piano sound with many different tones. Assignable Switch 1 activates a chorus effect. Assignable Switch 2 introduces a distorted monophonic lead. In addition, the Superknob adds big, luscious reverb.
“Semrad Nerd Clav” is a Clav sound with options to adjust on the fly, like switching between monophonic and polyphonic, quick volume changes using the mod wheel and control of phaser and reverb with assignable switches.
"Semrad Fade" is a vibey old-school synth sound using a pitch envelope. The Assignable Switches bring in chorus and vinyl break effects and the Superknob controls expansive and luscious reverb.
"Semrad Builders Arp" is a highly tweakable arpeggio using the modulation wheel and Superknob to make changes on the fly and combine wet and dry signals.
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.