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Behind the Synth: CS-30 Retrospective
Listen to Nate and Blake get their nerd on with the CS-30 synthesizer.
1977 was quite a year. That's the year a company called Apple Computer arrived, a couple of space probes called Voyager 1 and 2 launched, a movie called "Star Wars" debuted and most
importantly the Yamaha CS-30 Synthesizer burst onto the scene.
Nate and Blake explored the CS-30 in the Synth Space and created some sounds from the patch book included with the manual. The episode is below along with some pictures from the Patch Book (illumintated by the cool lavender light of the Synth Space for added effect):
Front Page with trippy Galaxy photo:
Whistles of the Milky Way with Accentuated Bass:
Blue Sky and Sequencer Plus Melody:
It's a Playful Ping-Pong Ball...and a Cry From The Bottom of the Earth:
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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.