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Grammy-nominee to unveil synthesizers at C.A. House  

July 28, 2011
Times Leader

C.A. House Music in St. Clairsville on Monday will welcome a Grammy-nominated artist to introduce one of the most exciting music tools in years.

Yamaha and C.A. House will unveil the new MOX synthesizers at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Grammy-nominated song writer and music engineer Phil Clendeninn will be on hand for the event, and the first 20 customers in attendance will receive a free set of headphones courtesy of Yamaha.

C.A. House Music owner Steve Ceo said Yamaha's MOX synthesizers combine "MOTIF" technology with new USB computer integration technology to produce excellent music tools for both live performance and studio use. He said the MOX series is the most powerful, mobile and affordable Yamaha music workstation ever, and they will bring the best in music production power to a new generation of players.

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Grammy-nominated song writer and music engineer Phil Clendeninn will make an appearance at C.A. House on Monday.
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Clendeninn is an accomplished musician, recording engineer and educator. He's worked with Yamaha since 1987, and is now a senior product specialist with the company. He's played and recorded with the Rolling Stones, Diana Ross, original Santana drummer Michael Shrieve and Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards of Chic among others.

As an engineer, Clendeninn has worked with legendary jazz producers John Hammond and George Avakian. His own music has been sampled by current day artists like Erykah Badu who interpreted one of Clendeninn's compositions, "Dreamflower," for her hit "Didn't Cha Know," earning Phil his 2001 Grammy Nomination as R&B Song Writer.

Ceo said he is thrilled to host Clendeninn and lift the curtain on Yamaha's MOX synthesizers. He said the synthesizers are so versatile they could be an asset for professional musicians and the novice creating at home.

"Local musicians are going to love what they see from the MOX synthesizers, but they also get to watch a Grammy-nominated artist show them how it's done," Ceo said. "We are going to show everyone what can be accomplished with this wonderful music tool, and we are going to give away some great gifts. There are so many things to be excited about its hard to know where to start."



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