I have been enjoying spending time with the new @therolandcloud SRX Piano releases. I found many of the sounds to be much more nuanced and detailed in the performance with varying degrees of key velocity. This patch from SRX Piano 1 called “Requiem” sounded quite spring like to me… in all weirdness and it called for a more simple play style. This video is just me having a little impromptu fun (excuse the bad notes), but it shows the dreamy spring like vibe that made me love this patch so much. I might try to play this song again! . . . . .
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#indiepop #synthpop #indiemusic #indieband #alternativemusic #alternative #newwave #guitarsong #synthwave #retrowave #musicproducer #musicproduction #darkwave #synthpad #vaporwave #retrofuture #dreamwave #newretrowave #blondeking #synthpop #synthmusic #analogsynth #rolandcloud #rolandathome
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Last week @neworderofficial asked users to perform a cover of one of their songs. It’s over now, but that didn’t stop me from loading up @rolandzenbeats and putting together a quick idea/imagining of “Subculture”. I couldn’t decide on the style so I ended up doing a couple of sections with different styles. That TB-303 is kind of fun... and that modified “HangryWolf” patch on the Jupiter-8.

I love how easily @therolandcloud synths flow into the workflow, though I did use plenty of Zenbeats included synths too. . . . .
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#indiepop #synthpop #indiemusic #indieband #alternativemusic #alternative #newwave #guitarsong #synthwave #retrowave #musicproducer #musicproduction #darkwave #synthpad #vaporwave #newordercovers #retrofuture #dreamwave #newretrowave #blondeking #synthpop #synthmusic #analogsynth #rolandcloud #zenbeats
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As a songwriter and producer, I like being in the habit of approaching a new song or project with a base set of tools. One thing I do is to set up a project template in Logic Pro X with all the settings I need for a quick start. .

What are my normal project defaults? A track set up using a Roland Cloud TR-909, a Jupiter-8, and a System-100 with the project tempo at 120BPM and 48KHz. .

Do you use project templates? Would love to answer any questions while we all #stayhome . . . .
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#indiepop #synthpop #indiemusic #indieband #alternativemusic #alternative #newwave #guitarsong #synthwave #retrowave #musicproducer #musicproduction #darkwave #synthpad #vaporwave #retrofuture #dreamwave #newretrowave #blondeking #synthpop #synthmusic #analogsynth #rolandcloud
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I have been taking every free evening and weekend to work on this next release. I am up to 8 tracks of original material and covers. I feel like it is coming together nicely and blends well with “Still Wishing” and “Hollow and Vague” era music. It’s melodic guitar and synth music…. some all guitar, some a blend, and some all synth. I think you’ll like it. When will it be released? Haha… if I only knew. I need a few more weeks of mixing/mastering… and probably some production too. It’s a fun process. . . . .
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#indiepop #synthpop #indiemusic #indieband #alternativemusic #alternative #newwave #guitarsong #synthwave #retrowave #musicproducer #musicproduction #darkwave #synthpad #vaporwave #retrofuture #dreamwave #newretrowave #blondeking #synthpop #synthmusic #analogsynth #comingsoon
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We just had an earthquake! Several aftershocks too. Not something we are used to here in Utah. This little ceramic bird was the biggest issue at our house. I know others have had bigger issues. Loaded the car with 72 hour kits. .

#blondeking #earthquake #preparedness
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I haven’t done any live shows in a long time. In the pandemic era we are now in, I have been thinking about perhaps doing a live steam but mixing live isn’t my forte. I’ve heard about @upscaletechnology and am wondering if anyone has used them? It looks like it makes it easy to do. What are your thoughts?
#livemusic #mixing #blondeking #musicproduction
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Hilarious… but is it potenialous? I found this demo from just before I emerged to take the band name “Blondeking”. I recorded the vocals and the main guitar live… so its pretty awful… but I thought it was just weird enough to share… but maybe it should have stayed hidden in a long buried folder? . . . .
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Recording vocals tonight! What are you doing? .

#indiepop #synthpop #indiemusic #indieband #alternativemusic #alternative #newwave #guitarsong #synthwave #retrowave #musicproducer #musicproduction #darkwave #synthpad #vaporwave #retrofuture #dreamwave #newretrowave #blondeking
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You know, sometimes you have to practice piano…. and then sometimes you have to have little diversions to keep you interested. I have always loved this synth part from one of my favorite bands... and it is so fun to play. Ignore my weird finger positions... my hands aren’t as cool as @protovolt ‘s . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#indiepop #synthpop #indiemusic #indieband #alternativemusic #alternative #newwave #guitarsong #synthwave #retrowave #musicproducer #musicproduction #darkwave #synthpad #vaporwave #retrofuture #dreamwave #newretrowave #blondeking #synthpop #synthmusic #analogsynth #roland #piano #everythingcounts #depechemode
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I am just getting started on this song but I had a very specific synth part in mind when I started. After some trial and error... I launched the Jupiter-8 from @therolandcloud and there it was in the new Synthwave patch library - at least as a starting point. Adding in some @roland_us effects via @uaudio and it is starting to come together. I let the synth sound play through on the second half so you could hear it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#indiepop #indieguitar #synthpop #indiemusic #indieband #alternativemusic #alternative #newwave #guitarsong #synthwave #retrowave #musicproducer #musicproduction #darkwave #synthpad #vaporwave #retrofuture #dreamwave #newretrowave #blondeking #synthpop #synthmusic #analogsynth #rolandcloud #jupiter-8
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What do you do when it’s midnight and you can’t sleep? You create. Clearly my mind was uneasy and so rather than go and fire up the big studio... I quickly launched @rolandzenbeats and started to create. Making every minute count. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#indiepop #synthpop #indiemusic #indieband #alternativemusic #alternative #newwave #guitarsong #synthwave #retrowave #musicproducer #musicproduction #darkwave #synthpad #vaporwave #retrofuture #dreamwave #newretrowave #blondeking #synthpop #synthmusic #zenbeats
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I also spend a lot of time with this Bass Guitar. It has a fantastic finish/stain that lets the wood grain show through. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#indiepop #indieguitar #synthpop #indiemusic #indieband #alternativemusic #alternative #newwave #guitarsong #synthwave #retrowave #musicproducer #musicproduction #darkwave #synthpad #vaporwave #retrofuture #dreamwave #newretrowave #blondeking #synthpop #synthmusic #bassguitar
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I got the Fender Jaguar out tonight. Such a fun guitar and look at that blue velvet in the case! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#indiepop #indieguitar #synthpop #indiemusic #indieband #alternativemusic #alternative #newwave #guitarsong #synthwave #retrowave #musicproducer #musicproduction #darkwave #synthpad #vaporwave #retrofuture #dreamwave #newretrowave #blondeking #synthpop #synthmusic #analogsynth
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As you might have guessed from my last post… I am taking a diversion back to guitar music for minute. The reality is, I have always been a guitar person… mostly synth with guitar to supplement… but at times I choose to use more guitars in a song than synth. This is one of those times. It’s no @theeoceanblue track… but this quick demo has a nice vibe I think. Do you like? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#indiepop #indieguitar #synthpop #indiemusic #indieband #alternativemusic #alternative #newwave #guitarsong #synthwave #retrowave #musicproducer #musicproduction #darkwave #synthpad #vaporwave #retrofuture #dreamwave #newretrowave #blondeking #synthpop #synthmusic #analogsynth
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What an amazing day! @therolandcloud released a set of Synthwave focused patches and I just happened to have 30 minutes over lunch to tinker around with them…. let me tell you… across all the synths.. every patch is studio ready and its quite the versatile set. I used the JX-3P, Juno-106, Jupiter-8 on this one. For the drums, I used a kit out of SRX-Dance. . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#indiepop #synthpop #indiemusic #indieband #alternativemusic #alternative #newwave #electronicmusic #synthwave #retrowave #musicproducer #musicproduction #darkwave #synthpad #vaporwave #analogsynth #retrofuture #dreamwave #newretrowave #blondeking #dancemusic #synthpop #synthmusic #analogsynth #rolandcloud
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I cranked this @playalonerecords playlist for as much of the day as I could! It's a fantastic collection of contemporary New Wave/Post Punk/Alternative tracks. It's the exact kind of playlist we would have scoured the earth to make in the 80s. We are grateful to be included on the playlist... but really... every track is fantastic!! Link in bio!! .

#spotifyplaylist #blondeking #postpunk #alternative #newwave #gothmusic
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Had a minute over lunch and decided have some fun with @therolandcloud Jupiter, SRX Strings and Brass.
#rolandcloud #blondeking #srxstrings #srxbrass #tr909
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Denver, you were amazing and I can’t wait to return. Also, thanks for not snowing on me and having perfect weather instead. ...

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I spent my Saturday working on mostly this. I think it has a bit of a darkwave or industrial-esque dance vibe to it. I especially like this lyric a lot: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Darling, all the darkest days
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Kisses on lips of hope
go vainly on my mouth
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Music production is a very fulfilling adventure! I am flying to Denver tomorrow for a couple of days to meet with German industrial engineers... I guess that is where the mood of this came from. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#indiepop #synthpop #indiemusic #indieband #alternativemusic #alternative #newwave #electronicmusic #synthwave #retrowave #musicproducer #musicproduction #darkwave #synthpad #vaporwave #analogsynth #retrofuture #dreamwave #newretrowave #blondeking #dancemusic #synthpop #synthmusic #analogsynth #electronicrock
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“The Silent Son” is one of our less synth sounding songs.. yet its actually quite heavy in the synth department… perhaps just in a more subtle way? Check it out on our latest EP. Link in the bio! . .
#indiepop #synthpop #indiemusic #indieband #alternativemusic #alternative #newwave #electronicmusic #synthwave #retrowave #musicproducer #musicproduction #darkwave #synthpad #vaporwave #analogsynth #retrofuture #dreamwave #newretrowave #blondeking #dancemusic #synthpop #synthmusic #analogsynth #electronicrock #rockmusic
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What do you do when you are not at #NAMM but wish you were? Break out some @rolandzenbeats with some @therolandcloud synths and start making music! . . #indiepop #synthpop #indiemusic #indieband #alternativemusic #alternative #newwave #electronicmusic #synthwave #retrowave #musicproducer #musicproduction #darkwave #synthpad #vaporwave #analogsynth #retrofuture #dreamwave #newretrowave #blondeking #dancemusic #synthpop #synthmusic #analogsynth #synthfam #zenbeats #rolandcloud ...

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Tonight is part two of DJ Shadowplay’s “Best of 2019” series which hits on dark synth songs. Starts at 10pm Eastern. She’ll feature a song from Blondeking during her show. Which one? I don’t even know that… but I will be listening to WIDRFM.org tonight for the two hour show! . .
#indiepop #synthpop #indiemusic #indieband #alternativemusic #alternative #newwave #electronicmusic #synthwave #retrowave #musicproducer #musicproduction #darkwave #synthpad #vaporwave #analogsynth #retrofuture #dreamwave #newretrowave #blondeking #dancemusic #synthpop #synthmusic #analogsynth #synthfam
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Thank you! Thank you for being with me on this journey. It has been a fantastic year of growth and fun. We make a great team, don’t we? .

Here is one last post for the year… a new track I am working on for my first full-length release slated for late 2020. I also think this one is potentialous.
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#potentialous #indiepop #synthpop #indiemusic #indieband #alternativemusic #alternative #newwave #electronicmusic #synthwave #retrowave #musicproducer #musicproduction #darkwave #synthpad #vaporwave #analogsynth #retrofuture #dreamwave #newretrowave #blondeking #dancemusic #synthpop #synthmusic #analogsynth #synthfam
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(Sound On - Also warning...flashing lights towards the end) .
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I am feeling very analog tonight after seeing The Rise of Skywalker movie. I was a bit teary eyed when the credits started to roll…. I guess I felt the end of the era. So I found my inner analog heart and made this. 6 tracks. 45 minutes. .
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#potentialous #indiepop #synthpop #indiemusic #indieband #alternativemusic #alternative #newwave #electronicmusic #synthwave #retrowave #musicproducer #musicproduction #darkwave #synthpad #vaporwave #analogsynth #retrofuture #dreamwave #newretrowave #blondeking #dancemusic #synthpop #synthmusic #analogsynth #synthfam
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Happy new gear day to me! I made a Christmas wish and Sweetwater Santa delivered! .
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#musicproduction #musicgear #studiogear #slatedigital #newgearday
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In looking to the new year… I gave myself a 30 minutes challenge today to come up with something using only the brand new but retro @therolandcloud XV-5080 synth . This took just a bit longer but I think it sounds potentialous - a made up new word for the new year. .
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I also couldn’t resist using a patch called “Holiday Cheer” in a darker sounding tune. .
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#potentialous #newyear #indiepop #synthpop #indiemusic #indieband #alternativemusic #alternative #newwave #electronicmusic #synthwave #retrowave #musicproducer #musicproduction #darkwave #synthpad #vaporwave #analogsynth #retrofuture #dreamwave #newretrowave #blondeking #dancemusic #synthpop #synthmusic #analogsynth #synthfam #rolandcloud #xv5080
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(Sound On) Please take me back to the world of 80s MTV! Time (Take Me Back) is our ode, love song, homage, or whatever this kind of this is called… to a time when music and fashion were bursting with creative expression! This song is full of 80s music references can be heard on our latest EP titled, “Intimation” - along with other 80s darkwave inspired tunes! It is available to buy or stream from your favorite music platform! Link in bio! Please, like, share, and follow!
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#mtv #1980s #80smusic #spotify #indiepop #synthpop #indiemusic #indieband #alternativemusic #alternative #newwave #electronicmusic #synthwave #retrowave #musicproducer #musicproduction #darkwave #synthpad #vaporwave #analogsynth #retrofuture #dreamwave #newretrowave #blondeking #dancemusic #synthpop #synthmusic #analogsynth #synthfam
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