A retrofuturistic collision of synth and chip

NEWS: I'm playing two live shows on Friday, August 5, 2016 at Game On Expo and The Grid in Mesa, Arizona! Max James will be joining me on stage - come see us!

About / Biography

Amplitude Problem is Juan Irming

producer / composer / sound designer / keyboardist

synthwave / chiptune / soundtracks / video game music / hip hop / sound effects

Based in Los Angeles, I collaborate and work with artists and clients globally. Email me through Bandcamp, send me a message on Facebook or tweet to me. You can also find me on Music Gateway and Twine. Are you a vocalist in need of a producer? I'm a Certified Pro on Vocalizr.

I got my 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, I've composed and produced video game inspired synth and chip soundtracks for a number of projects and records such as legendary geek rapper YTCracker's cyberpunk album Introducing Neals. Credited on eight LPs, I have been featured on albums alongside artists like Mitch Murder, Lazerhawk, GUNSHIP, Robots With Rayguns and The Northern Lights. I also write synth, piano, orchestral and cinematic themes for video games such as Power Drive 2000.

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My notable influences include Rob Hubbard, Ben Daglish, Martin Galway, Maniacs of Noise, Damokles, Public Enemy, Kraftwerk, JM Jarre and Nine Inch Nails. My sound is probably the latter three careening into the same Moog Modular 55 at high speed, crashing on the floor in a confused, groovy, melodic pile with synthesizer bits all over the place.

"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." - Neon Dystopia


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