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James Terris has been an electronic musician for nearly 30 years. In his early days he gained interest in synthesizers through the intrigue of interesting sounds heard on records and in films. His first synthesizer was a Sequential Circuits Six-Trak. His first computer was a Commodore 64, running Passport sequencing software and MIDI interface. Although extremely limited under today’s standards, it was cutting edge back in 1984, especially for a 14 year old high school student! By the late 80’s his synth arsenal consisted of a Roland Juno-106, Ensoniq ESQ-1, Ensoniq Mirage Sampler, Sequential Circuits Six-Trak, Kawai R-50e,  Alesis D4, and a Roland TR-505. Recording equipment included a Tascam Porta-One cassette 4-track, Radio Shack Realistic reverb and mixer, Alesis Midiverb 2 and Quadraverb. Early electronic musical interests include: Depeche Mode, Cabaret Voltaire, Skinny Puppy, Nine Inch Nails, Joy Division, Yaz, and many more. His love of  electronic instruments is apparent, as his vintage and modern gear collection consists of nearly 100 classic synths and drum machines, as well as many incredible pieces of outboard gear. He has also beta tested and programmed factory patches for Dave Smith Instruments MoPho, Prophet’08 Tetra. and Prophet 12 synthesizers.


James has had the pleasure of backing up several well known artists. These include: