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Studio From Above

Me Playing Axxe on Desk

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!).

Scott From Canada - SCI Synths

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 maintenance so I don’t have a lot of them.

Roland VK-8m

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:

Arp Axxe
Roland SH-2
Doepfer Modular (Basis System 2 + many more modules)
Dave Smith Prophet 12
Roland VK-8m
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.

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August Sunset over North York