Please join us on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, for a Yamaha Music Production clinic hosted by one of the best, Blake Angelos. We will be giving away a pair of the NEW Yamaha HS5 Studio Monitor ($500 value).
Then come back and join us on Thursday, October 10, 2013, for a Yamaha Live Sound clinic hosted by another phenomenal live expert, John Schauer. We will be giving away one of the NEW Yamaha STAGEPAS400i ($949 value). Also, everyone who attends will received a FREE Yamaha Basics to Sound Reinforcement DVD ($20 value).
Both clinics will be informational, entertaining, and just awesome! If you have never attended a Yamaha clinic, don’t miss this opportunity. If you have attended, then you know how great Blake and John are. Hope to see you there!
Blake Angelos of Yamaha Corporation of America is a high tech product specialist with years of experience with both music hardware and software. He has conducted numerous presentations and master classes focused on music technology at many trade shows, music stores, colleges, and churches throughout the United States. Before his work with Yamaha, he taught jazz studies courses at ASU, 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. He holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Northern Colorado and a Masters of Music degree from Arizona State University. Blake currently resides in Bellingham, Washington and between his travels around the country 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. He is an avid hiker, biker and an assistant martial arts instructor at US Taekwondo Academy in Bellingham.
With a long history of professional audio experience, John is a 25-year veteran of Yamaha Corporation of America. He has worked with many professional sound companies, sharing with them his technical expertise and learning the right and wrong ways to fix audio problems. His seminars to end users, product specialists, and salespeople alike are informative, engaging and very well received. In his product demonstrations, he explains complex theories and other hard-to-understand topics by breaking them down into easy to follow terms. Chances are excellent that the problems you experience can and will be covered in one of his seminars.
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Roland VP-7 Revisited: Hey keyboard players! Just wanted to give you a heads up on the Roland VP-7 – it’s on clearance! This is one of my favorite vocal processor for keyboard players. The sound quality of all the voices and vocoders in this processor are some of the best I’ve heard from Roland. This piece comes with a mic input, auxiliary input, 48v phantom power, a sub out, and stereo outs. Come get it while its in stock because once it’s gone, it’s gone!
Need something small with weighted keys for the show? The new RD-64 stage piano from Roland finds that elusive balance between portability and weighted hammer action. 64 keys of prime Feel-G weight to provide that resistance that lets you play oh-so-dynamically. Finally, you can play on that weighted action with out breaking your back (or your front?) on the way to the gig! Great feel, great sounds, and simple to use. 128 note polyphony and SuperNatural sounds on board. Come down to Easy Music Center and check it out!
Yamaha’s new MX series keyboards combine great sounds with portability, containing over 1000 sounds directly from the Motif XS series in a portable package. Yamaha packed this keyboard with a ton of great features including 128 note polyphony, one-touch split and layer, and audio/MIDI over USB. The 49 key version (4 octaves) is especially convenient for smaller studios and as a powerful second tier for your gigging setups! Check out the video below to hear a few of the sounds and come down to Easy Music Center to try it out!
Yamaha’s new ARIUS model keyboard includes the new PureCF sampling recorded on Yamaha’s acclaimed CFIIIS 9′ concert grand piano. Fully weighted with 88 keys, the YDP-142 comes as a full furniture style set with stand, pedals, and bench included. It has a collapsible music rest to hold your sheet music and a built in key-bed cover to protect the keyboard when not in use. With it’s newly upgraded piano sound the Yamaha ARIUS YDP-142 is the perfect complete keyboard for your home or studio. Check out the video below to hear the great piano sample.