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
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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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Now I am spending some time in the country. .
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#utah #snow #musicproducer #christmas #winter #photography #saltcitylights #iphone #livephoto
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I was in the city tonight.
#saltlakecity #christmaslights #blondeking #music
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Spending some time working on a new song in @rolandzenbeats software. I am loving the gating effect for putting interesting stereo rhythms into an easy to program interface. If I had an ask for a future update it would be for dual screen support but even more... to make the log in feature work with keychain access. .
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#zenbeats #musicproduction #musicproducer #glitch #beats #synths #blondeking
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It’s been a synthwave kind of Saturday! Was fun to relax behind the keys a bit after all the chaos of the last few days.
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#indiepop #synthpop #indiemusic #indieband #alternativemusic #alternative #newwave #electronicmusic #synthwave #retrowave #musicproducer #musicproduction #synthpad #vaporwave #analogsynth #retrofuture #dreamwave #newretrowave #blondeking #newmusic #dancemusic #synthpop #synthmusic #analogsynth #synthfam
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(SOUND ON 🙂 A few days ago I posted an acoustic performance of “Silent and Awake” where I used piano to replace the 80’s synths I used on the single. I thought it turned out pretty good. Shortly after that performance… @therolandcloud released an update to their suite adding a couple of new plugins. SRX strings is just fantastic. I put this string version together very quickly based on the live performance I had. I am certain that with more time I could make it better… but this is a perfect example of how great tools can make a difference quickly. Thanks @therolandcloud ! .
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#indiepop #synthpop #indiemusic #indieband #alternativemusic #alternative #newwave #electronicmusic #synthwave #retrowave #musicproducer #musicproduction #synthpad #vaporwave #analogsynth #retrofuture #dreamwave #newretrowave #blondeking #rolandcloud #terrapiano #srxstrings #newmusic #dancemusic #synthpop #synthmusic #analogsynth #synthfam #stringmusic
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I recently played our song “Silent and Awake” as a piano/acoustic track live - quite different than the synth wave-ish sound of the released version. I’ll need to clean it up if I am ever going to release it… but I think it sounds quite nice generally. I especially love the piano sound I was able to achieve using Roland Cloud’s Terra Piano. It just sounded so dreamy and beautiful but overall… perfectly real. I recorded this prior to their new sound libraries being released… luckily I captured the MIDI performance! I played it back today through the new SRX Strings and was excited to hear that with no editing it was sounding great. If I have some downtime over the next week… I’ll put together a string arrangement using this as the start. I hope you like this glimpse into the performance of “Silent and Awake”. You can catch the released version on our single called “Still Wishing”. .
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#indiepop #synthpop #indiemusic #indieband #alternativemusic #alternative #newwave #electronicmusic #synthwave #retrowave #musicproducer #musicproduction #synthpad #vaporwave #analogsynth #retrofuture #dreamwave #newretrowave #blondeking #rolandcloud #terrapiano #srxstrings #newmusic #dancemusic #synthpop #synthmusic #analogsynth #synthfam #pianomusic
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Every now and then I come across this file and it reminds of when I was just getting restarted. This is a remix of sorts of a David Potts cover of the song “The Village” (part of Peter Hook and the Light and Monaco). I can’t quite remember the circumstance but through a contest type situation it ended up being included on the official single version of the song. It’s not terrible, but if I knew then what I know now… it would be so much better. Still, it’s a fun memory and it is part of the journey that got me where I am now. I don’t even have the source files any more. Oh well. One of my fondest memories is seeing Peter Hook and the Light when they came through Salt Lake City a year or so ago and it is kind of cool to have a very very very microscopic… yet official thread connected to that universe. .
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#indiepop #synthpop #indiemusic #indieband #alternativemusic #alternative #newwave #electronicmusic #synthwave #retrowave #musicproducer #musicproduction #darkwave #gothic #synthpad #vaporwave #analogsynth #retrofuture #dreamwave #newretrowave #davidpotts #peterhookandthelight
#blondeking #newmusic #dancemusic #synthpop #synthmusic #analogsynth #synthfam
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The Casio MT-40 was my first keyboard. I think I squeezed every ounce of sounds the presets could make. I would run the output through amps and other effects or layer them one by one to tape. I even used the auto-bass and drum sounds. Useless factoid… my first terrestrial radio single… played heavily on the old WQID and WZKX which are now different stations… was written with this keyboard, though by the time it was produced I was using a Korg Poly-800. .
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#indiepop #synthpop #indiemusic #indieband #alternativemusic #alternative #newwave #electronicmusic #synthwave #retrowave #musicproducer #musicproduction #darkwave #gothic #synthpad #vaporwave #analogsynth #retrofuture #dreamwave #newretrowave #Casio #casiomt40
#blondeking #newmusic #dancemusic #synthpop #synthmusic #analogsynth #synthfam
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Artefaktor Radio will be played our song “Say It (Spiteful Mix)” on their #BPM show Saturday! Thank you!
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#indiepop #synthpop #indiemusic #indieband #alternativemusic #alternative #newwave #electronicmusic #synthwave #retrowave #musicproducer #musicproduction #darkwave #gothic #synthpad #vaporwave #analogsynth #retrofuture #dreamwave #newretrowave #EBM
#blondeking #newmusic #dancemusic #synthpop #synthmusic #analogsynth #synthfam #newrelease
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Every now and then I look at my old gear. It’s been years since I plugged this thing in. It makes for a great picture though. .
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#mixer #recordinggear #recordingstudio #musicproducer #musicproduction #synthwave #darkwave #blondeking #fridaynight
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Walked by this today. .
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#saltlakecity #building #outforawalk #blackandwhitephotography #architecturephotography
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I have been learning so much more about @rolandzenbeats . It’s getting quite fun. This was all mixed inside of Zenbeats directly. It’s a bit quirky… I was trying something a bit on the industrial side. It’s a fantastic tool and it only took about 45 minutes to put together start to finish. .
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#newmusic #indiepop #synthpop #indiemusic #indieband #digitalart #alternativemusic #musicvideo #alternative #newwave #electronicmusic #synthwave #retrowave #musicproducer #musicproduction #darkwave #gothic #synthpad #retrofuture #saltlakemusicscene #dreamwave #newretrowave #EBM .
#blondeking #newwave #newmusic #synthwave #indiepop #electronicmusic #dancemusic #popmusic #synthmusic #analogsynth #rolandzenbeats
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Feeling the Friday night synthwave blues! Have a fantastic weekend! .
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#newmusic #indiepop #synthpop #indiemusic #indieband #digitalart #alternativemusic #musicvideo #alternative #newwave #electronicmusic #synthwave #retrowave #musicproducer #musicproduction #feedback #darkwave #gothic #synthpad #vaporwave #analogsynth #retrofuture #saltlakemusicscene #dreamwave #newretrowave
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I finally took the time to add custom icons in Logic Pro for all my Roland Cloud synths and I love it! .
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#synths #rolandcloud #jupiter8 #tr808 #logicprox
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I love this song! “The Silent Son” is just a weird quirky dark wave track. The drone rhythmical base is very intentional to personify the numbness that goes with emotionally difficult and burdensome situations. I’d love it if you’d give it a listen and let me know what you think. Link in bio! .
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#newmusic #indiepop #synthpop #indiemusic #indieband #digitalart #alternativemusic #musicvideo #alternative #newwave #electronicmusic #synthwave #retrowave #musicproducer #musicproduction #feedback #darkwave #gothic #synthpad #vaporwave #analogsynth #retrofuture #saltlakemusicscene #dreamwave #newretrowave
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