What do the names Crockett, Tubbs, Maverick and Axel have in common? They strutted their stuff to some of our favorite television and movie soundtracks! Check out this latest taste of Synth...
The DX7 was essential to the sound of many 80s pop hits. It was equally important to action movie and television soundtracks. Miami Vice, Top Gun and Beverly Hills Cop were filled with the sound of the FM Synthesizers. We found this great video from YouTuber "RetroSound" - realized on a mint 1987 DX7II that will take you right back to that era.
"I feel the need...the need for SPEED!"
Check it out below:
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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.