New Music Monday: Glenn Main – Arctic Treasures

I just got a copy of Glenn Main’s (aka Glenn, aka Glenn Henriksen) new album Arctic Treasures. This is Glenn’s third, and I think his best work to date and I’m really enjoying it. You can preview tracks and buy MP3 versions here. I’ll provide links to other stores at the bottom of the post. … Continue reading New Music Monday: Glenn Main – Arctic Treasures

Percussa AudioCube Tip To Prevent Cubes from Sliding

If you’ve seen pictures or videos of my live rig in use you’ll know that I when I use Percussa AudioCubes, I tend to not only use them on a table surface, but I also place them on top of other instruments like the Theremin or other keyboards. When I first started doing this I … Continue reading Percussa AudioCube Tip To Prevent Cubes from Sliding

Using Green Oak Crystal Synthesizer with Percussa AudioCubes

Experiments with Green Oak’s desktop version of Crystal continue. It’s been a while since I’ve used this synth as I’ve been focusing most of my energy on using commercial synths. It’s a pretty amazing synth and competes feature wise against many commercial synths. Here is a cool feature. The MIDI Modulate matrix supports direct mapping … Continue reading Using Green Oak Crystal Synthesizer with Percussa AudioCubes

Experimenting with Patch Sharing with Crystal VST Desktop and iPhone/IPad

I was quite excited to see that Crystal XT was released for iPhone/iPad, mainly because the mobile version shares synth architecture allowing you to program patches on the desktop then move patches to the mobile edition. I think this is the sort of workflow that is going to make me use the iPhone more for … Continue reading Experimenting with Patch Sharing with Crystal VST Desktop and iPhone/IPad

“Sounds From a Distant Outpost” Ableton Live Pack Plus Samples

  This is a re-posting of the announcement for this Live Pack from Modulate This on 12/17. I've included a new audio sample I made for the library. The following sound scape was created only one patch from the library - Clock Streams. It was improvised and recorded in one pass and illustrates the expressiveness … Continue reading “Sounds From a Distant Outpost” Ableton Live Pack Plus Samples

ElectraX Tips: Importing Sample Data, Creating Vocoder Patches, Creating Your Own Wavetables, and Saving Patches with Sample Data

I’ve started doing some sample-based sound design work in ElectraX. I’ve found a few handy convenience menus and templates that will save you some time. Quick Import Sample First off, there is a quick import option if you want to use a sample as an oscillator source. Click File then “Quick Import Sample”. Then click … Continue reading ElectraX Tips: Importing Sample Data, Creating Vocoder Patches, Creating Your Own Wavetables, and Saving Patches with Sample Data