Tonight at 7:30pm – Boulder Laptop Orchestra BLOrK performs with Guest Mark Mosher

I'm excited to announce I'll be performing with the Boulder Laptop Orchestra this evening. Saturday, Mar 18 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm ATLAS Black Box Experimental Studio, Roser ATLAS Center, University of Colorado Boulder Facebook Event Page Boldly going where no laptop orchestra has gone before, BLOrk integrates technology with performers in an ensemble setting, … Continue reading Tonight at 7:30pm – Boulder Laptop Orchestra BLOrK performs with Guest Mark Mosher

Photos from Modular Synth Lightning Patch Walkthroughs at the Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meetup

Last Wednesday I hosted the 55th Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meetup. The meetup now has over 550+ members! This meetup featured the return of a popular theme from 2016, Modular Synth Lightning Patch Walkthroughs. Here is the format. Prepare a modular patch prior to the event. 3 days prior to the vent, send me up to 5 photos … Continue reading Photos from Modular Synth Lightning Patch Walkthroughs at the Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meetup

Wireless Controllerism on Windows 10 with Microsoft’s Xbox One Wireless “S” Bluetooth Game Controller

If you've been following along, you know I've been experimenting with the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 as a musical instrument platform for Live, Max for Live and virtual modular. I've also been working towards a completely wireless battery operated setup for a rapid setup rig for live improvisational work including wireless expressive controllers. Another advantage … Continue reading Wireless Controllerism on Windows 10 with Microsoft’s Xbox One Wireless “S” Bluetooth Game Controller

Video: Original U-He Bazille Plastic Guitar Patch + XKey Air + Surface Pro 4

My hunt for virtual synths that work well with the pen and Surface Pro 4 continues. I'm happy to report that the using the pen to patch cables with amazing modular Bazille by U-HE works great. Watch this video of a patch I made over my morning coffee. https://youtu.be/O7VxUeFofrU Also, the CME Xkey Air 25 paired … Continue reading Video: Original U-He Bazille Plastic Guitar Patch + XKey Air + Surface Pro 4

Video: Aalto + Saturn Distortion on Surface Pro 4 vs Octatrack

Watch a video of my  experiments with Surface Pro 4 as a performance and sound design instrument continue. I'm expanding my search for plugins that are pen friendly. FabFilter Saturn is pretty fantastic with the pen. That goes for Timeless 2 and Volcano 2 as well. https://youtu.be/Fd1oqfnWaQA

Original Aalto Patch “MM Micro Drones 2” Using a Pen on Surface Pro 4

Check out this video of an experiment using a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 for real-time patching and synthesis with a pen. In this video I'm tweaking an original patch called "MM Micro Drones 2" using the wonderful Aalto synthesizer by Medrona labs. https://youtu.be/yN9uPADQuqE I'm just getting going with Surface Pro 4 as my daily computer - … Continue reading Original Aalto Patch “MM Micro Drones 2” Using a Pen on Surface Pro 4

Percussa Debuting SYNTHOR System 8 Wireless Digital Modular at @NAMM2017 booth 4823

My good friends Bert and Celine from Percussa are introducing a new digital modular system - Synthor System 8 - at Winter NAMM 2017. Check out at SYNTHOR System 8 at booth 4823.  Synthor System 8 Includes Percussa ENGINE - A new digital hardware synthesis module Percussa REMOTE - A new controller 8 Wireless AudioCube … Continue reading Percussa Debuting SYNTHOR System 8 Wireless Digital Modular at @NAMM2017 booth 4823

Reminder – Ableton Sale Ending January 11th – Consider Operator and Max for Live

A reminder - the Ableton Sale Ends January 11th - save 20% on Live, Live upgrades, Max for Live, Push, and Live Packs. Can't Make The Leap to Suite? Operator - FM Joy! If you are an existing Live user and you can't make the jump to Suite, you may want to consider picking up … Continue reading Reminder – Ableton Sale Ending January 11th – Consider Operator and Max for Live

Get 30-40% Off the Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere + Photoshop CC / Lightroom CC till Jan 11th

Being primarily a sound designer, composer and performer - I can't justify the monthly Adobe Creative Cloud pricing model. I'd rather save money for music software and instruments :^)  Adobe does offer a more affordable yet value-packed alternative in Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements - both of which happen to be on sale till January 11th! … Continue reading Get 30-40% Off the Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere + Photoshop CC / Lightroom CC till Jan 11th

Celebrating David Bowie Tour + BBC Video “The Last Supper: Slick, Garson, Leonard, Russell and Campbell Discuss Bowie”

Spreading the word... dates have been announced for the Celebrating David Bowie Tour which includes... Bowie band members, friends, great artists, and top musicians from around the world are coming together to celebrate David Bowie with a unique global concert series this coming January. Dates January 8th, London (sold out) January 10th, New York January … Continue reading Celebrating David Bowie Tour + BBC Video “The Last Supper: Slick, Garson, Leonard, Russell and Campbell Discuss Bowie”