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Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Halloween V I B E S

video upload by Scott Ampleford

"Over the years I've made a whole bunch of spooky music, perfect for this season. Classic movie covers, original music and some film scores of my own. So, if you're headed out to a Halloween party or you're chilling at home with some horror movies, get yourself in the mood with this playlist of Halloween Vibes!"

The Playlist:

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

I can’t stand it 😎 #studio #hack #tips #synth #cheap #desktop #stand #useful #composer #music

video upload by Scott Ampleford


Wednesday, June 21, 2023 Composition Contest Videos

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You can find descriptions for each video below. You can find additional contest posts here.


1. O Z Hall: Zebra Synth
Dive into the enthralling world of synthesizers and witness O Z Hall's outstanding entry, "Zebra Synth", in the Composition Contest. Crafted with unparalleled precision and technique, this remarkable composition combines an array of captivating sounds that will take you on a breathtaking sonic journey.

Hall masterfully utilizes three distinctive patches in "Zebra Synth" to create an immersive soundscape. The first patch features a drone made using a Q106A oscillator, which is meticulously processed by a wave folder. Another oscillator, intertwined with linear FM from the wavefolder output, results in a fascinating "clang tone" that is beautifully amplified by a digital reverb.

In the second patch, a sequenced voice is artfully produced by employing two re-paneled Q106 oscillators. One output is channeled into the input of the linear FM, which subsequently provides intriguing timbral variations. The Q119A sequencer's 3rd row masterfully controls a Ratchet effect, adding even further depth to the composition. An expertly-applied digital delay effect enriches the output of this patch.

Lastly, the lead voice is ingeniously designed using the Q169 Dual Oscillator with Pulse Width modulation. O Z Hall skillfully manipulates the 24db/oct low pass filter in real-time to deliver an electrifying performance. The extended digital delay effect ties the entire sonic experience together.
O Z Hall's "Zebra Synth" draws its arsenal of modular synthesis tools from the catalog, including Q106, Q106A, Q119A, Q171, Q148, Q127, Q169, Q168, Q167, Q114, Q174, and Q175A modules. The creative process has been meticulously executed, showcasing how these modules can be combined to engineer a rich and dynamic sound adventure.

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Grave New World - Original Halloween Music

video upload by Scott Ampleford

"It's spooky season, and that calls for spooky music!
From my album of horror music:

Gear Used:
- 5U/MU Modular *
- Roland Juno 6
- Yamaha DX7
- Electric Guitar
- Akai Tom Cat
- Arturia Beatstep Pro
* Includes modules from, STG Soundlabs, Corsynth, Martin Jan Koehler & Moon Modular

Check out my album releases:"

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Hark! The Synthesizer Sings - A Christmas Card

video upload by Scott Ampleford

"Best wishes of the season to all of you at home! It's been another odd year, but we've made it through and can only go charging into the next one. See you there!

A little tune by Mendelssohn, arranged and performed by yours truly, on my MU/5U Modular Synthesizer. Featuring modules from, STG Soundlabs, Martin Jan Koehler & Moon Modular."

Monday, October 25, 2021

Day Of The Dead - John Harrison Cover + Additional Halloween Vibes by Scott Ampleford

video upload by Scott Ampleford

"DX7. And lots of it!
When looking for a good tune for my annual Halloween cover, I began by looking through John Carpenter scores but found it difficult to pick one that I havn't already covered on this channel. I needed to cast a wider net, so began searching out other cult favourites, when suddenly it occured to me that I'd never seen any of George Romero's classic zombie movies!
After watching Night Of The Living Dead and very quickly burned through the rest of the franchise, I found that I loved this groovy entry into the series.
Though the 3rd installment in Romero's "Dead" works is considered one of the weaker films, John Harrison's synth-heavy score has swiftly become one of my favourites and I'm glad to present it here.

Gear used:
- 5U/MU Modular *
- Behringer Neutron
- Roland Juno 6
- Waldorf Streichfett
- Arturia Beatstep Pro
* Includes modules from, STG Soundlabs, Martin Jan Koehler & Moon Modular
Check out my album releases:"

Halloween Vibes

Behringer Wasp Deluxe - Just The Jams

video upload by Scott Ampleford

"A few months ago I reviewed Behringer's lovely recreation of the classic Wasp synthesiser. As with all my reviews, I made a bunch of music with the synth to show it off in context.
These pieces of music, hopefully demonstrate the Wasp's characterful sound and versatility by genre hopping from Drum & Bass to Euro - Pop and beyond."

Behringer Wasp Deluxe - Demo & Review

video upload by Scott Ampleford

"Gnarly, punchy and rude. But if you treat it nicely, the Wasp can really mellow out and be a good all-rounder."

Stylophone - The Original Pocket Synthesizer

video upload by Scott Ampleford

“In 1967 the Stylophone was born! It swept the world as a popular toy and swept the music scene as a new instrument.
In this video I take a look at the history and sound of this electronic gadget and the people around it.

Music Composed, Arranged & Performed by Scott Ampleford
Canon In D Major Composed by Johann Pachelbel

Gear Used:
- Dubreq Stylophone
- 5U/MU Modular Synthesizer *
- Korg Volca Beats
- Arturia Beatstep Pro
- Behringer Wasp Deluxe
* Features modules from, STG Soundlabs, Martin Jan Koehler & Moon Modular

Thanks Peter!”

Planetshine - Cosmic microKORG Music

video upload by Scott Ampleford

"This mini (but mighty) synth still sits on my desk and holds its own with the big boys in my studio. I hope you enjoy this track, which features ONLY the microKORG, showing a glimpse into what this little beauty is capapble of. Check out my album releases:"

Sunday, October 25, 2020

The Fog - John Carpenter Cover

Scott Ampleford

"Another year, another John Carpenter cover. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
The Fog is another great film from the master, with a cracking score to boot.
Full of moody tension and synthesized dread in Carpenter's signature style, with a little help from the great Dan Wyman. I hope you enjoy my renditions in this medley of classic themes.
Gear Used:
5U / MU Modular Synthesizer
Yamaha DX7
Roland Juno 6
Behringer Neutron
Arturia MiniBrute
Arturia Beatstep Pro
Check out my album releases:
Looking for music for your project? Get in touch:
Check out my website:"

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Plantasia (Cover)

Scott Ampleford

"I only stumbled across Mort Garson's wonderful album 'Mother Earth's Plantasia' fairly recently, but immediately fell in love with it.
Here's my rendition of the title track, performed entirely on my Dotcom Modular.
Check out my album releases:"

Monday, August 17, 2020

A Clockwork Orange (Cover)

Scott Ampleford

Roland Juno-6 & system.

"I don't often get to play classical music (and I'm sure that some would argue that this doesn't qualify), but this is one of the most iconic electronic film themes of all time. So there.

Wendy Carlos' work has always been a MASSIVE inspiration for me, such a shame it isn't more well known and hasn't been available for a long time.

If you'd like to know more about Wendy and her music, visit her website:
Check out my album releases:"

Synth Jam 16/08/20

Scott Ampleford

Synth Jam - 29/04/20

"Please excuse the PJs, I'd had a day tidying up the studio when I decided to film this little jam.
This was the first thing I recorded with my WSG when it was finished and I'm so happy with it's sound and how it fits within my setup."

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Halloween III - Season Of The Witch (cover)

Published on Oct 30, 2017 Scott Ampleford

"Happy Halloween! This year I'm celebrating with a suite of themes from the hugely underrated Halloween III.

Check out my album releases:
Looking for music for your project? Get in touch:
Check out my website:"

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

A Package From

Published on Oct 25, 2017 Scott Ampleford

"A little mail-time video as I receive a package from my favourite Synthesizer manufacturer.
Honestly, if you're interested in taking the plunge with modular gear, go check out Great gear, great prices and the BEST customer service on the planet!

Check out my album releases:"

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