Scott From Canada – The Home Page!

I posted some of my music to Soundcloud. Have a listen! Soundcloud.

Here’s a quick intro and description of “Scott From Canada”

I create mostly synthesizer based music (although sometimes it’s rock guitar, depending on my mood!) that has been inspired by people like Tomita, Larry Fast (Synergy), Vangelis, Tangerine Dream and a lot of other people and bands I’ve been listening to for the last 40 years or so.

Studio - Main Synths

I currently live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where I was born, but I lived in Barrie Ontario, for about 20 years before moving back here. I attended both Eastview and Innisdale secondary schools (although not at the same time!).

I use a wide array of equipment but have recently been drawn back to my original passion, analog synthesizers. Unfortunately, the originals have become very expensive these days and since electronic parts don’t age very well they also require a lot of maintanance so I don’t have a lot of them.

Studio - Yamaha Synths

I have found a set of digital (virtual analog) synths that imitate analogs extremely well. The Creamware synths, Minimax, Prodyssey and Pro12 are excellent as is the Use Audio Plugiator which creates the exact same sounds in a smaller, much less costly box. I hope they continue to create more plugins for the Plugiator since it is by far the most cost-effective way of adding that analog sound to your setup!

Studio - OB-8

There are a few actual analog synths I use though. Currently I use:

Doepfer Modular (Basis System 2 + many more modules)

Dave Smith Prophet 12

Moog Etherwave Theremin

Yamaha CS-20m

Yamaha CS-40m

Chroma Polaris

Dave Smith Instruments Mopho

Oberheim Matrix 1000

Tom Oberheim SEM-Pro

Oberheim OB-8

Moog Slim Phatty

Moog Minimoog Voyager (rack mount version)

Sequential Circuits Six-Trak

Korg Monotron (and Delay and Duo)

The Korg M3m is my main workstation synth I use for real piano and orchestral sounds and usually for drum sounds. Some drums are also done with the Alesis DMPRO.

Studio - rack

I also use:

Roland D-50

Roland Super JV-1080 ¬†with Vocal board (Best choir sounds I’ve heard!)

Roland Gaia SH-01 (another fantastic virtual analog)

Roland MGS64

Alesis Ion

Yamaha DX-7IId

Korg Microkorg

And a bunch of outboard gear like

t.c. electronic M-One

Alesis Quadraverb

Lexicon mpx-100

Electro-Harmonix v .256 vocoder

Electro-Harmonix Bad Stone phase shifter

Electro-Harmonix Polyphase

Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Electric Mistress

Electro-Harmonix Flanger Hoax

Boss RE-20 Space Echo

and a few other things here and there.

Most news, info, videos and other links can be found on my Blog page.

If you’re looking for my pictures they are all on flickr right here: http://www.flickr.com/scotteh

August Sunset over North York