Check out Blake's and Ujiie's comparison of the legendary DX1 to MONTAGE and FM-X.The DX1 was the ultimate FM Synthesizer of the 80s. This instrument was impressive with the power of not one but two DX7s, a 73-note weighted action with polyphonic aftertouch, Brazilian rosewood side panels and a very cool user interface. Only 140 DX1s were made. The videos below feature Blake Angelos and Katsunori Ujiie comparing this remarkable instrument from the early/mid 1980s to MONTAGE in the COOLEST place ever: Innovation Road!
Katsunori Ujiie's video (Japanese):
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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.