The fanfare intro to his instrumental, Athlete, features multiple tracks played on his custom MonotrOndes.
“It’s shocking how similar my playing looks in those different windows,” notes Aho. “But if you look carefully, you notice that every window is a different performance.
Those subtle differences in pitch and timing make that beautiful ensemble sound.”
The MonotrOndes is a DIY synth, built around the Korg Monotron. See Aho’s site for details on the DIY build.