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© 2019 Alp Köksal

Photography

I am an amateur photographer, I like shooting mostly landscapes and animal photography. I only wish I had more time to shoot... I am a proud Nikon user. Below, you will find some of my favorite shutter clicks...

Music

I am a professional musician. I have played the guitar in several bands for more than ten years; performed, recorded and produced music. Below, you will find samples from my solo and group work from the 2000s.

The State of Inertia

Noise Gate

2005

Smooth Jazz Sessions

Alp Köksal

2006

Oyun Başladı

KLON

2007

All songs are copyrighted to KLON under Noise Gate Records. Music and Lyrics by Fehmi Dönmez, Çağdaş Çoban and Alp Köksal.

Music Video

Oyun is the first music video from "Oyun Başladı", album released in 2007 by KLON. The video was aired on national television channels such as Dream TV and Number 1 TV in 2007 and 2008.

KLON is:

Çağdaş Çoban: Vocals

Alp Köksal: Guitars

Fehmi Dönmez: Bass and Programming

Yakup Lalik: Drums

 

Music Video:

Yönetmen: Ismet Kurtuluş
Görüntü Yönetmeni: Kaan Arıcı
Gorsel Efektler: Kerem Cengil

All rights reserved to KLON

Dedicated Audiophile

Music has been an essential part of my daily life since early childhood. I was born and raised into a house where music never stopped playing. I see myself as a dedicated audiophile, always searching for the better sound. Meanwhile, I collect CDs, vinyls and digital media to to archieve music.

I am mainly a rock and jazz listener who mostly admires music of the 90s and the 70s. My favorite artists from the 90s and the 2000s include Pearl Jam, Bad Religion, Porcupine Tree, Steven Wilson, Tool, A Perfect Circle, Stone Temple Pilots, Incubus, Alice in Chains, Blind Melon, Nirvana, Therapy?, Pennywise, Our Lady Peace, Radiohead, Guns N' Roses, Transatlantic, Dream Theater, Liquid Tension Experiment. My favorite artists from the 70's include Steely Dan, Blood Sweat & Tears, Pink Floyd, David Gilmour, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Wishbone Ash, King Crimson, Yes, Camel, Passport, Jethro Tull, The Doors, Gentle Giant, Keef Hartley Band and the Beatles. I also like modern jazz artists such as Down to the Bone, Michael Franks, Maysa, Boney James, Rick Braun and many more...

Below, you can find a few of my favorite albums:

As an audiophile, I spend a lot of time listening to music in my home Hi-Fi setup. I also like following the news from the audio industry, researching, reviewing and trying different audio equipments as well as different combinations with an ultimate aim to find the better sound. My current Hi-Fi setup is based on McIntosh amplification and Bowers and Wilkins 800 series speakers. I use Marantz equipment for listening to digital sources. For analog sources, I like using a Rega belt-drive turntable with an Audio Technica cartridge featuring a micro linear stylus for modern recordings, and a Technics direct-drive turntable with a Shure V15 cartridge for having a taste of the 70s recordings. I prefer using DH Labs interconnects and cables in my setup which I believe add positively to the sound signature while offering a great price/performance ratio.

As a music producer, in my home recording setup I prefer Fostex and KRK active monitor speakers. I use Gibson Guitars, Marshall Amplification, Boss effects processors and AKG microphones.

For car audio, I currently use Focal speakers, Audison amplification, interconnects and cables, Rockford Fosgate subwoofer and interactive signal processor.

For portable use, I prefer Shure earbuds and PSB headphones. For home use, I prefer to use Grado headphones.

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Music is fun, exploring to the music you enjoy is more fun, and listening to your favorite music on a good Hi-Fi setup is even more fun...