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Hi and welcome to my SoundCloud page. The name Monakrome sounds a bit pretentious but it's less of a mouthfull than Doctor Tone's Synth Emporium. Here's a bit about me, the gear I use and some other stuff:-
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I have been messing around with synths since about 1975; making noises and building circuits. Back in the day I was much impressed by the sounds of synths used by artists such as Yes, Camel, Greenslade, Tangerine Dream, Rush, Patrick Moraz, Rick Wakeman, Bill Nelson and Tomita.
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I love analogue synths - I have a Roland SH09, a Roland SH5, two Sequential Circuits Pro Ones (both with Synthwood kits) and my absolute favourites are my two modular synths - a Roland 100m and a Doepfer/MFB system. I also use a Novation K Station, a Novation KS4 and the VAZ+ softsynth.
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My keyboard skills are rudimentary but improving, my favoured control method is a Doepfer R2M ribbon controller, a MFB SEQ-02 sequencer and a joystick.
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I like the tracks I have posted but they are early works and are unsophisticated arrangements and basic recordings. I am benefitting from working with other people such as Educationally Subnormal to widen my horizons a little - so watch this space.
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My current music inpirations are Yes, Tool, A Perfect Circle, The Knife, Fever Ray, FischerSpooner, Portishead, Nine Inch Nails, Dream Theater, Soundgarden, King Crimson, Bill Nelson plus a load of other rock, blues, electronic, prog, classical stuff etc. A little varied!?

Monakrome Tony Steventon, Portsmouth, Britain (UK)

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  • Head-spin Artwork

    Head-spin

    Monakrome on May 01, 2010 21:35
  • Not Quite Right In Two Artwork

    Not Quite Right In Two

    Monakrome on April 17, 2010 00:01
  • First Step Artwork

    First Step

    Monakrome on February 03, 2010 19:24
  • Consequences Artwork

    Consequences

    Monakrome on January 31, 2010 12:38
  • Magic Box Artwork

    Magic Box

    Monakrome on January 31, 2010 10:55
  • Sequential Circus Artwork

    Sequential Circus

    Monakrome on January 30, 2010 22:40

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