Amplitude Problem


A retrofuturistic collision of synth and chip.

Trapped inside a video game since the 80s, Amplitude Problem communicates with the outside world through DX7s, Moogs and SID chips.

Amplitude Problem is Juan Irming, a Los Angeles producer, composer, sound designer and keyboardist with a focus on synthwave, chiptune, soundtracks, hip hop, video game music and sound effects.

Juan got his 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, he has 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, he has been featured on albums alongside artists like Mitch Murder, Lazerhawk and GUNSHIP. Juan has appeared live at events and venues such as Game On Expo and The Grid alongside acts like The Gothsicles, The Minibosses and Future Holotape. He also writes synth, piano, orchestral and cinematic themes for video games such as Power Drive 2000.

Profound influences include first-generation chip composers Rob Hubbard, Ben Daglish, Martin Galway and Maniacs of Noise in addition to electronic, industrial and hip hop acts such as Damokles, Kraftwerk, Jean-Michel Jarre, Alphaville, Nine Inch Nails and Public Enemy.

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A retrofuturistic collision of synth and chip.

Trapped inside a video game since the 80s, Amplitude Problem communicates with the outside world through DX7s, Moogs and SID chips.

Amplitude Problem is Juan Irming, a Los Angeles producer, composer, sound designer and keyboardist with a focus on synthwave, chiptune, soundtracks, hip hop, video game music and sound effects.

Juan got his 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, he has 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, he has been featured on albums alongside artists like Mitch Murder, Lazerhawk and GUNSHIP. Juan has appeared live at events and venues such as Game On Expo and The Grid alongside acts like The Gothsicles, The Minibosses and Future Holotape. He also writes synth, piano, orchestral and cinematic themes for video games such as Power Drive 2000.

Profound influences include first-generation chip composers Rob Hubbard, Ben Daglish, Martin Galway and Maniacs of Noise in addition to electronic, industrial and hip hop acts such as Damokles, Kraftwerk, Jean-Michel Jarre, Alphaville, Nine Inch Nails and Public Enemy.

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