The Keyboard Wizard is Chicago-based composer Michael Walthius, whose compositions have been featured on the internet, radio, and television for more than 20 years. Michael's clients include Yamaha Corporation, WebTV, Advanced Micro Devices, Creative Labs, and British Petroleum. A past receipient of an award for the best music on the internet from The Microsoft Network, Michael's original compositions have been featured on America Online and the internet since 1994. His original synthesizer videos on YouTube and Vimeo have bee
Michael's music is an eclectic mix of genres, including jazz, rock, electronic, dance, pop, classical, new age, and world music. His favorite composers and recording artists include Dave Grusin, Miles Davis, Weather Report, John McLaughlin, Thomas Dolby, William Orbit, Claude Debussy, and Aaron Copeland. Michael is a classically-trained pianist and composer. His state-of-the-art electronic music studio includes a variety of hardware and software instruments, including the Access Virus TI, DSI Prophet '08, DSI Mopho, Moog LP Tribute, Yamaha Motif, Roland Fantom XR, MOTU Ethno, MachFive2 Sampler, Absynth 4, and Arturia ARP2600V.
Mechanoid, metallic fuzzboxes percolate around an infection groove. Panic Attack has a unique quality that separates it from so many other pieces in this genre. Think science, technology, futuristics, quantum mechanics, and string theory set to music. Dance, House music
An upbeat, positive electronic concoction with lots of pulsating beats and synth diddlies. Soaring synthesizer leads against infectious rhythms with lots of different sections. Excellent for documentaries, science, news, travel, discovery. Dance, Dance (pending cat.)
An infectious, pristine, high-energy synthesizer dance track featuring all analog synthesizers. Features broad themes, lots of texture changes, pulsating synth bass, crisp drums, vintage synth effects, and all kinds of generally cool-sounding stuff. Dance, Hi NRG