Sunday, 10 November 2013

Being John Carpenter

Sometimes I get the urge to pretend I am in the studio in 1980 making a horror movie soundtrack. Luckily I have a studio full of old equipment so this is not a problem. Here I am on the Moog Modular, Linn LM1, Oberheim 4-Voice (via Moog Phaser), all going through the MCI 416b console, with a bit of EMT plate reverb for good measure


  1. You use the black keys - good man!!!

    Another great vid btw :-)

  2. John Carpenter and Alan Howarth created some memorable scores using analogue hardware - which would still stand out as imaginative even today in a world of sample playback "assembled" soundtracks. More similar demos please.

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  4. Dear Mr. Zack,

    My name is Elias and I am a third year student at a film school here in Chile. I have been a huge fan and admirer of Carpenter music and synths since i was i kid, andI have the following query.

    I’m currently in the process of post-production of a short film of suspense called "Bait". In one of the scenes I decided to try the song "Being J.Carpenter" and the track fits perfectly with the atmosphere of the scene,. Therefore, I have the following question; Its possible to use it?, all this would be without any kinds of profits for us, its only for private and independent festivals use, and the credits are all for you in the rolling titles and the acknowledgment part. We are on a short budget, but I don’t want to infringe any permission without asking the artist.

    Best regards! ( And sorry about my English!
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    1. Hi Elijah. Yes that is fine - please send me a link to the film! Thanks