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My name is Tom Parkes, I am 24 years of age and have been involved with music since my first encounter with a keyboard at the age of 4. I took up drums, guitar and bass at around age 11 and started recording my own music at 12, using a single cassette deck. I then advanced onto a 4-track cassette recorder, then a laptop with Cool Edit Pro, and now my home studio set-up using Pro Tools, Cubase and Reason.
I have always been one to make the most out of what limited equipment I have available to me, and I feel this has helped me to learn as much as possible about recording and production techniques. I studied Music Production at the Academy of Contemporary Music, Guildford and I produce a wide variety of music: mainly in the form of ambient electronica and dub, but also folk and indie when the mood grabs me. Mostly, however, this profile demonstrates more of my electronic efforts.
Please feel free to comment on any of my tracks. Any feedback is always welcome (positive or negative). That's what this is all about, right?
I am also a keen 35mm photographer, and my photographic work can be found here www.flickr.com/tomparkes1987