From the YouTube channel 8-Bit Keys - by way of our good friends at Synthtopia - comes this cool video review of the Yamaha CS01 synthesizer and MR10 drum machine. There is also a special musical treat!
The CS01 is a monophonic single VCO analog synth with a 12dB/octave filter that came out in 1982. That same year saw the release of the MR10, a fully analog 7 voice drum machine featuring 12 preset rhythms. This video give a great review complete with a song created entirely on the CS01 and MR10, a duo that called the "Personal Studio System". Enjoy!
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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.