Back in 1984 Yamaha released the CX5M music computer. Enjoy this tasty bit of vintage synth!
The Yamaha CX5M Music Computer was a computer-based music computer built on the MSX standard, an early attempt by Microsoft to create a unified standard for home computer architecture for MS-DOS computers systems. The CX5M featured on on-board 4 Operator 8 Voice FM synthesizer. Yamaha produced a series of programs on cartridges for programming the FM synthesizer (Voice Editor) and sequencing (Music Composer). For its time the CX5M was quite a remarkable machine and was among the first dedicated music computer systems.
Check out the videos below from YouTube user Elwood Herring of the music of J.S. Bach created enitrely on the CX5M Music Computer:
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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.