Composer/ performer /synthesist Jack Hotop studied arranging and composition at Berklee College of Music, and later went on to study orchestration with Ghita Steiner.
Since 1975, Jack has worked on several film, television and recording projects in the New York area. In addition to numerous performance credits, Jack also toured with Drifters, Gloria Gaynor, Silver Convention, Equinox, Rat Race Choir, Leslie West, and John Entwistle.
Jack ‘s early passion for synthesis began at Boston School of Electronic Music.
In 1983, Jack started working for Korg USA & Korg Inc. as a sound designer and product development specialist. Currently, he is the Senior Voicing manager at Korg USA.
Some of Jack’s sound design & development credits with Korg include:
Poly 800, DW 6000, DW 8000, DSS-1, DSM-1, DS-8, 707, M1, T-Series, M3R, Wavestation, 01/W, 03R, X Series, N Series, Trinity, SG Pro, Triton, KARMA, OASYS, M3
During the past 25 years, Jack has done clinics and performances for Korg in the US, Europe and Asia. He has also done interviews, articles, webinars and videos for Korg, Keyboard Magazine, and Electronic Musician Magazine.
Jack Hotop CDs:
Stages of Life
Suite for Piano & Orchestra
With Other Artists:
Alligator Stew (Leslie West)
Message (Richie Samboura)