NEWS   Amplex, based out of Sacramento, CA, is currently devoted to producing dubstep/triphop/eclectro with the only goal of entertaining himself and others with musical compositions. The music of Amplex is meant to create an otherworldly atmosphere, where emotion and science meet. By keeping his aspirations low to the ground, he has allowed himself to devote his time to solely working with beats and developing new strategies. Constantly learning and inventing different techniques, he has taught himeslf many tricks of the trade.

Also check out my side project JnA @ http://www.jnabeats.com/
and my Myspace @ http://www.myspace.com/amplexmusic
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play lo-fi play hi-fi  AMPLEX - balloon boy 1d 100bpm
play lo-fi play hi-fi  AMPLEX - the sky calls to us 1 100bpm
play lo-fi play hi-fi  amplex - SOLITUDE 3 100bpm
play lo-fi play hi-fi  amplex - SENSATIONALIST 1 100BPM
play lo-fi play hi-fi  AMPLEX - international checkout 5 140bpm.MP3
play lo-fi play hi-fi  AMPLEX - CARWASH PERCOLATION 3 140bpm
play lo-fi play hi-fi  amplex - PIPEBOMB 3 130bpm
play lo-fi play hi-fi  pay my biils
play lo-fi play hi-fi  IRST
play lo-fi play hi-fi  amplex - YOU LISTEN TO BAD MUSIC 170bpm
Amplex, based out of Sacramento, CA, is currently devoted to producing dubstep/triphop/eclectro with the only goal of entertaining himself and others with musical compositions. The music of Amplex is meant to create an otherworldly atmosphere, where emotion and science meet. By keeping his aspirations low to the ground, he has allowed himself to devote his time to solely working with beats and developing new strategies. Constantly learning and inventing different techniques, he has taught himeslf many tricks of the trade.

Amplex uses a very small collection of gear: a microkorg, DSI mopho, an ER1, and circuitbent synths and toys. He uses his custom pc running Cubase SX3 (with tons of plugins, this is where most of his sounds develop from) along with his beloved Yamaha HS80 monitors, to develop a sound that is clinical and mesmorizing.

Please feel free to leave comments on what you hear; what you liked about the songs, how the songs made you feel, etc. If you didnt like the music, constructive criticism is also welcomed. Feel free to say the song sucked, had no imagination, had bad sounds/mix, etc. This helps the music evolve even more than just saying, "it was good/bad" =] Music is the song of the soul, so let your spirits loose!
Why this name?
amplex is a variant of my first name, i liked the simplicity, and it just seemed to fit
Do you play live?
i pretty much just compose beats on my own. dont really care about playing live at the moment. maybe someday ill have a way to do that. but im not really worried about it.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
for obvious reasons, yes. everything is continuously changing anyway from technology anyway and it will be changed more drastically over time at an exponential rate til about 2050 maybe.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
sure would
Band History:
been producing for 13 years on my own and with a couple friends here and there. as for a musical timeline of my life: 9-played piano for a year or two, 12-started playing acoustic guitar, then electric the next year, 13-started composing tunes on modtracker & scream tracker, formed a band with a couple friends doing punk/industrial (guitar, bass, vocals, screamtracker on pc =), recorded a couple demos on a 4track, played a girls birthday party, 14-moved on to impulse tracker and started listening to electronica of different kinds, idm/trance/what i didnt yet know was called drumnbass, 15-played in a ska/punk band in south boston, 18-got into electronic music in a much bigger way, started going to raves/parties 19-started trying to write house/trance and some dnb with a friend, under the name stompwrekka 21- started writing more serious tunes, used the moniker panic and nerv, wrote tons of dnb and jungle, 25- decided to start a label called soundshape records, this never went anywhere as i was never into promotion that much, just a dream, 27- started a project called JnA for trance/tech house/breaks, 28- started my new project amplex writing mostly dubstep
Your influences?
zepplin,hendrix,floyd,jaco,marley,lee perry,skatalites,scientist,toorude,strungout,less hanjake,doncaballero,daedalus,m83,sigur-ros,bracket,sublime,slightlystoopid,hella,primus,tool,hatebreed,slipknot,prodigy,aphextwin,lukevibert,amontobin,krush,food,k&d,rahzel,aesoprock,benefit,deltron,j5,atmosphere, too many to list.

i like analog synths, homebrew instruments, circuit bending, home studios, homemade gear, drum kits, drum machines, hand drums, anything you can play with drumsticks, percussionists, hangdrums, furbys, patch bays, vocoders, making my own noise circuits/recorded sound efx, robotic things, bad sci-fi movies, mst3k
Favorite spot?
wherever my family is. sacramento is my current home, i enjoy the mountains a lot too.
Equipment used:
my pc and my mind, for the most part. powered by intel(ligence) =d i like cubase sx, logic 5.5.1, buzz, impulse tracker, and sound forge. and a ton of vst plugs
Anything else...?
loving the evolution of music in general.