cybersynth / chiptune / synthwave / vgm / nerdcore / demoscene / cyberpunk hip hop with ytcracker / electro jazz on ubiktune / live at def con
hold down the sun
def con 27 soundtrack / def con
crime of curiosity / the hacker manifesto
descendants of funk
collision theory / specialeffect gamers' charity
the frequency modulators orchestra, vol. 1 / ubiktune
coder's boot sequence
hear the living dead
i fight for the users
now it's dark
blue bots dots / full album experience
the next peak
introducing neals / video / video
SEGA Nerds says "epic SEGA mash-up album"
All About Jazz says "Armed with synthesizers and an nostalgic affinity for '80s video game soundtracks, Irming conjures an artificial world of high-tech joy, pop music for Donkey Kong to jam to."
JazzCorner says "exhilarating blast of jazz fusion, synth-pop, and electro funk ... Imagine Kraftwerk composing a theme for an Atari 2600 cartridge."
No Depression says "sets the bar higher, pushing the boundaries of electronic music ... a musical journey across various textures, ideas, and melodic invention ... a winning combination of atonal experimentation and harmonic richness"
Chiptunes = WIN says "this album is a one stop shop for all sorts of tasty treats ... honestly one of the coolest things I've heard this year."
Chip Bit Sid says "radiates the 80s feel ... iconic sound and hooks ... face melting solos throughout"
DRIVE Radio says "one of the hottest Halloween compilations this year"
FrostClick says "drizzles you with suspenseful sounds, great beats"
DRIVE Radio says "Chiptune with an edge. We really like this EP release from Amplitude Problem."
Chiptunes = WIN says "Out of all the EDM songs [in this month's post], Initialize feels like the most traditional, due to Amplitude Problem's close association to the demoscene."
Neon Vice says "awesome tunes"
Pandora says "headnotic beats ... extensive studio production ... trippy soundscapes"
Music Playground says "Retro Promenade has put together another outstanding compilation that sets them apart from the rest."
Decoder Magazine says "brings together 23 of the finest synth-twisters"
Bloody Disgusting says "Run, don't walk, to download this John Carpenter-themed retrosynth album."
Vanyaland says "Here's the John Carpenter-themed synth-pop album of your dreams and nightmares."
The Blood Shed says "The music is all class. Sharp, hypnotic, captivating. Lucid tunes a-drip with talented composition, production clarity and exquisite execution."
Consequence of Sound says "each track should whet the macabre appetite of the most diehard horror and sci-fi fans ... it'll serve as a great companion piece to Lost Themes."
Under the Gun Review says "a killer collection of Carpenter-inspired tracks"
Synthesised Bliss says "absolutely beautiful."
Stylenoir says "it's F**KING awesome, brilliant piece of concept music, catchy, energetic, haunting."
DRIVE Radio says "epic piece"
YTCracker says "Amplitude Problem has released a new album with such fly stylings you might turn into a space invader."
Punch Nerds says "wildly impressed with the polish and charm of the album ... Full of catchy synth and that soon to be classic Amplitude Problem sound. From fast paced upbeat songs to some darker stuff this album has some range but flows together so nicely."
Neon Vice says "you DO NOT want to miss out on this release!"
Elijah Lucian says "A delicate balance of 80s and 90s synthpop with a focus on groove spiced with insane melodies."
tanner4105 says "Amplitude Problem should have been a SEGA composer in the early 90s because damn, this is excellent."
Neon Vice says "absolutely fantastic instrumental take on 'Into the Night', which was a definite highlight of 'The Next Peak: Volume I'."
Destroy the Brain says "Damn fine
Bloody Disgusting says "'The Next Peak Vol. 1' is a delightful Twin Peaks tribute album."
A.V. Club says "it's a nice testament to the show's enduring musical appeal."
The Nerdist says "Twin Peaks gets 1980s-style synth score tribute album."
Neon Dystopia says "The production here really shines and is full of enough pulsing and shimmering synths to keep fans of synthwave and 80s soundtracks in neon-lit anthems for some time to come."
Adam Force says "a magnificent exploration into cyberpunk & synthwave nerdcore."
SlashGear says "one Nerd Rapper's aim for a multimedia retrofuture."
aug 6-9, 2020 / las vegas / def con
aug 9, 2019 / las vegas / def con / featuring ytcracker
aug 11-13, 2017 / phoenix / game on expo
nov 20, 2016 / palm springs / comic con
nov 1, 2016 / los angeles / the airliner
aug 5, 2016 / phoenix / the grid
aug 5, 2016 / phoenix / game on expo
Amplitude Problem got his start on the European demoscene in the late 80s as the composer for world-famous and humble Atari ST demo crew SYNC, placing first in several demo music contests. Since attending Musicians Institute in the early 90s, he has been credited on 14 LPs and numerous other projects alongside YTCracker, Mitch Murder, Lazerhawk and GUNSHIP. Amplitude Problem has appeared live at events such as DEF CON, Comic Con and Game On Expo with YTCracker, Dual Core and MC Frontalot.
Influences include first-generation chip composers Rob Hubbard, Ben Daglish, Martin Galway and Maniacs of Noise in addition to electronic, industrial, jazz and hip hop acts such as Damokles, Kraftwerk, Jean-Michel Jarre, Alphaville, Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, Herbie Hancock and Public Enemy.
Read Neon Vice in-depth interview
Read Neon Vice interview also featuring YTCracker
Read Neon Vice interview about my Synchron Assembly EP
Hear Synthetix Sundays interview on Radio Pure Gently
Watch Shop Talk interview on Mint Potion TV
Copyright © 2020 Juan Irming
Commissioned pixel art animations by Valenberg
SYNC rules / Regus BCT