It's amazing how fresh the Yamaha DX5 sounds in this sweet bit of synth video from YouTube user CLASSIC VINTAGE! With the power of two DX7 FM Synthesizers, the DX5 was a serious beast. Although it did not have the wooden key weighted action, rosewood housing, polyphonic aftertouch and parameter display of the flagship DX1, it had the same FM engine inside and was a third of the price. This video from YouTube user CLASSIC VINTAGE playing a mint-condition DX5 gives you a good bite of this sweet instrument:
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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.