When Nick Semrad left the Yamaha booth with a reface CS asking "do you mind if I borrow this and walk around the show?" - we thought something cool might happen. Enjoy this Synthbits moment from NAMM 2018!
We found this impromptu jam session that occured at the Earthquaker Devices display featuring Yamaha synthesizer artist Nick Semrad and Domi Degalle, the amazingly talented French pianist and keyboardist. At trade shows Earthquaker brings their cool effect pedals and always has some great vintage gear on hand like that Rhodes piano Domi plays in the video. Nick plays reface CS processed through some cool effects. Check it out below: Want to share your thoughts? Join the conversation on the Forum here.
And stay tuned for more tasty bits of Synth to come!
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.