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Behind the Synth: Katsunori Ujiie Chat
Blake and Nate chat with Synth Guru, Katsunori UJIIE
Behind the synth showcases the people bringing you Yamaha synthesizers. In this episode: Blake and Nate chat with Tokyo-based keyboardist and sound designer, Katsunori Ujiie. As a sound designer, Ujiie-san has created sounds for many Yamaha Synthesizers including DX, SY, QY, VL, EX, CS, MOTIF and MONTAGE.
Learn more about Katsunori Ujiie on his YouTube channel
and at musictrack.jp
. Check out his Soundmondo sounds for many different Yamaha Synths and Stage Keyboards here
About the author
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.