LOCATION Bradenton, Florida
CONTACT ghostpadstudio@gmail.com
Copyright 2017, Dale L Ankrum


CONTROLLERS AND APPS Alesis VI61 • Alesis VI25 • Novation Launchkey 49 • Novation Launchkey 25 • Akai MPK Mini MK2 • CME Xkey 25 • Keith McMillen Instruments K-Board • Keith McMillen Instruments BopPad • iRig Keys Pro iOS: KORG iM1 • KORG Odyssei • KORG iWavestation • KORG iPolysix • KORG Module • KORG Gadget • KORG iMono/Poly • Roland Sound Canvas • Animoog •  Moog Model 15 • Waldorf Nave • Roli Seabord 5D • Roli Noise • IK iGrand Piano •  IK iLectric Piano • IK SampleTank • Magellan • Galileo • Arturia iSEM • Arturia iMini • Arturia iProphet • Peter Vogel CMI Pro • Electro-Harmonix Mini Synth • VirSyn Addictive Synth • Crudebyte iSymphonic Orchestra •  Crudebyte CMP Grand Piano • Crudebyte iCathedral Organ •  Crudebyte Oriental Strings • Wizdom Music Jordantron • GeoShred • Sunrizer • Mitosynth • Poseidon • FM Player • FunkBox • mood • DXi • Zeeon • Trope • Bloom • Scape • ThumbJam • Trapezoid • moodscaper • LayR • iKossilator • Shoom • Blocs Wave • Impaktor • Groovebox • Novation Launchpad • Jubal Flute • Vulcan Harp • Trapezoid • Riffstation • UVI Beathawk • UVI Ravenscroft 275 Mac: KORG Legacy Collection • Arturia V Collection • Spectrasonics Keyscape • UVI Synth Anthology II • UVI Orchestral Suite • UVI World Suite • UVI String Machines • UVI EGP • UVI Synth Legends • UVI Tines Anthology • UVI Mello • UVI Emulation One • UVI Emulation II • OP-X Pro II • EastWest Orchestral Choirs


KEYBOARDS AND SYNTHS Yamaha Montage 8 • Yamaha Reface YC • Yamaha Reface DX • Yamaha P-115 • Roland VR-09 • Roland SH-32 • Roland JU-06 • Roland JX-03 • Roland JP-08 • Roland D-05 • Waldorf Blofeld • Novation X-Station • Arturia Minibrute RED • Arturia Microbrute RED • KORG Poly 800  KORG Volca FM


TO THE GHOST PAD STUDIO WEBSITE A collection of ideas and tracks recorded at my home studio
BACKGROUND HOW IT BEGAN…ENDED…AND BEGAN AGAIN My study of music began in junior high school, learning to read music and play trumpet in concert band. Continuing through high school, performances branched out to seasonal marching band, jazz and percussion ensembles, as well as private piano study and recitals. By the time I reached my final year of college, I felt my musical interests had run their course and I was ready to move on to other things. Nearly twenty-five years later, my interest in playing and composing was reawakened when I was introduced to the vast selection of musical instrument apps now available for home computers and mobile devices, particularly synthesizers I always wished to have access to as a young teen. This kicked off a year-long journey starting with a $100 37-key MIDI controller and a grand piano app on my iPhone, and quickly leading to the acquisition of a flagship workstation synth, as well as numerous other desktop modules, analog synths, controllers, apps, and multi-track mixing and recording gear, all of which now comprise a small but substantial hobby studio.