Allan Watson

Allan Watson

Allan Watson is a Timpanist and Percussionist with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra resident at the Sydney Opera House. He has more than 25 years experience performing a huge range of Opera and Ballet repertoire with some of the worlds finest conductors. He has worked on a variety of Movie soundtracks and Television shows and taught at the University of NSW and Australian National University. Allan also owns Optimum Percussion, a store specialising in the supply of orchestral percussion instruments imported from all parts of the globe to the finest orchestras and bands in Australia and New Zealand.

«The Pianoteq bell sounds are outstanding and provide a genuine alternative to acoustic bells for live orchestral performance. It is difficult to get real volume and fullness of tone from acoustic tubular bells in the range below a standard chimes set and the lower they get the harder it becomes. The resonance, dynamic control and tone that we are able to achieve from the Pianoteq Bells in this low register answers a problem that has existed for a very long time. The easy to use velocity curve adjustment on the Pianoteq software has enabled me to create a very realistic feel to the playing of all dynamics. The way the bells complex harmonics resonate together is remarkable and above all, our conductor is happy.»


Masaya Yamaguchi

Masaya Yamaguchi

Masaya Yamaguchi is not only a musician but also a conceptualist who established his own system to explore the imaginative formation of musical scales by The Complete Thesaurus of Musical Scales, which is a meta-contribution to music pedagogy of a high standard. Jazz Education Journal wrote, "It's worth mentioning that this book comprehensively covers all theoretical possibilities in constructing scales (July-August 2002)". The concept is revealed in many of his writings and compositions.

At the end of the 20th century, Masaya Yamaguchi became the first native Japanese to complete the master's program in Jazz Performance at the City College of New York (M.A. 1999). Because of the reference value of his outstanding achievements, Marquis Who's Who has selected his biographical profile for inclusion in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World and Who's Who of Emerging Leaders.

«PIANOTEQ can take you anyplace. Having tried many of sampled piano libraries available, I know PIANOTEQ is exceptionally non-sample based and it is the best. I still can't believe that PIANOTEQ is only taking 17MB hard disc space of my computer. Quick loading PIANOTEQ is a cutting-edge of technology that emulates the piano sound. Sound can not propagate in a vacuum except human brain which is like space – a deep vacuum. PIANOTEQ encourages the creation of piano sound that bridge between your ideal piano sound in your mind and the imaginative sound in your brain. Enjoy your space travel with PIANOTEQ! Bon Voyage!» audio1 = Crossings 2011 Masaya Yamaguchi»