"Adams does his composing at his home studio in Berkeley, which consists of several Yamaha keyboards, including an SY77, SY99 and Electone, Korg Wavestation, Emu Proteus 1 module and Emax II, Kurzweil K2000, Lexicon LXP15 reverb, Macintosh computer with software such as Performer and Blank Software's Alchemy, and a small 16-channel desk ("I can't remember the name. I only use this studio for writing, and I write as much with the sequencer as with pen, paper and piano")."more
To complement his sample library, Blank has also built up a sizeable collection of synths over the years, including not only classic analogue synths such as the Oberheim Matrix 12, Sequential Circuits Pro One and ARP Odyssey but also more recent digital offerings like the Roland D50, Yamaha SY77 and Korg Wavestation.more
Sports a Unique, 6 Operator FM Synhtesis that sounds absolutely warm and analog-ish. Yamaha's AWM2 Sample Synthesis also add a bunch of lovely features like EP Attack Samples to stick over whit the FM Sounds, editing is really cozy thanks to the page jump and mark system. Add 4 Yamaha effect DSPs, 2 separate outputs, an awesome connectivity (MIDI, ROM and Waveform Cards, Floppy) and You'll have a beautiful synth, surprisingly warm-sounding for the age ('89)
It's an absurdly powerful synth that has both suped up DX 6-op FM capabilities as well as sampled waveforms, which you can combine freely. I use it live and at home and I would never be caught without its lush sound. Only disadvantage is that it is very big and very heavy, and for that reason I'm looking for a TG77 (rack mount version of the same synth) to replace it live and supplement it with additional polyphony at home.