Yamaha Synthesizer Artist Michael Patrick is a keyboardist, songwriter and producer from the UK. Whether he's on stage with UK singer-song Jake Bugg, laying down grooving keyboard parts behind The Streets or working on his own music, Michael brings a unique style that blends R&B, Classical, Gospel, Pop, Hiphop and Jazz. He is a keyboardist's keyboardist. Check out the interview below and listen to the music he creates on-the-fly throughout the video.
For keyboardists needing sophisticated dynamic control, MONTAGE7 White is a flagship synthesizer based on motion control - a new way to create and interact with rhythm-based sound offering sophisticated dynamic control, massive sound creation and a streamlined workflow.
Want to share your thoughts/comments? Join the conversation on the Forum 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.