FM Synthesis: The history behind it, how it works and how to make it work for you. The FM 101 Article Series is a great way to learn about FM Synthesis. Each part unfolds FM Synthesis in an informative and easy to follow manner.
The series kicks off with Jerry Kovarsky's interview of the legendary discoverer of digial FM Synthesis, composer and Stanford professor John Chowning.
Parts two through six of the series are by Howard Massey. Howard literally wrote the book on FM Synthesis with his 1986 classic "The Complete DX7". Each article contains audio examples and Performances for MONTAGE and MODX downloadable free from Soundmondo.
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.