It's long been established by relevant authorities that white synths are cooler than black synths. However, there's always someone who wants to take it too far and spoil it for everyone. In this case, it's Madonna's keyboard player Marcus Brown, a Roland endorsee who shows off his customised Fantom, SH-201, V-synth and V-Synth XT (in the aquarium) while keeping slightly quieter about his Nord Lead 3. They were all painted white by the legendary Forat, (more about him here) who is the proud-looking guy in the picture above. There's an interesting thread about the whole thing at Harmony Central, which concludes that: a) Marcus is a nice guy, despite his experimental facial hair. b) Clavia were mean for not sending Forat the logo artwork for the Nord c)The tricky things about playing keyboards for Madonna are getting the patch changes right, not being knocked off your podium by backing singers, and the arpeggios in 'Lucky Star'.