| ||FAHRENHEIT BY TOTO: Shortly after winning the Roland International Synth Contest Amin found himself in Los Angeles at a Toto studio, creating the orchestral introduction to title track. He threw in a few other secrets along the way...|
When Amin was announced as the winner of the Roland International Synth Contest in the early 80's it lead to his introduction to a new world. One of the many new people he met was Ralph Dyck who subsequently passed his music along to Toto musician Steve Porcaro. To say that Steve was impressed by what Amin could create with only a single Minimoog and a four track is an understatement. In fact, Steve immediately invited Amin to travel to LA in the hopes that Amin would share some of his secrets. To say that Amin was surprised to get the call and the invitation is also an understatement, and he traveled to LA to meet with Steve.
The two musicians hit it off with Amin happily showing his uniquely innovative recording techniques. It wasn't long before they could see that their creative working styles were compatible and they set about doing some experiemental pieces. One of the resulting compositions ended up on the Soundpage of Keyboard Magazine in June 1986.
Steve Porcaro introduced Amin and his music to his band mates in Toto and encouraged the band to employ Amin's talents on some of the "Fahrenheit" album the band was working on at the time. It didn't take much encouragement and the result is the orchestral intro to the title track which is all Amin at one of Toto's studios using a combination of Moog, Roland and Yamaha synths. Even the sound effects of the "roulette wheel" were done with a Minimoog.
Steve credited Amin on the liner notes of the album: "I would like to personally thank Amin Bhatia for sharing his secrets" ...S.P.