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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”

Interviews on Expressive MIDI controller developmen by Art + Music + Technology Podcast and Synthtopia.com

Spreading the word... the Art + Music + Technology Podcast in collaboration with Synthtopia.com just finshed a series of five informative and inspiring interviews on on expressive MIDI controllers development. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes here. Thanks Darwin Grosse and Synthtopia! Roger Linn: Listen to the Podcast & Read Show Notes | Read the Transcript Geert Bevin: … Continue reading Interviews on Expressive MIDI controller developmen by Art + Music + Technology Podcast and Synthtopia.com

New Brian Eno Album – Reflection

Brian Eno's new album Reflection is available in various formats at http://www.brian-eno.net/. ALSO TO BE RELEASED AS DELUXE GENERATIVE VERSIONS FOR iOS AND APPLE TV In linear form, the album is a single 54 minute track. Brian Eno discusses Reflection Reflection is the latest work in a long series. It started (as far as record releases are concerned) … Continue reading New Brian Eno Album – Reflection

Video: The Return of My Custom Lemur Patch for Blofeld Synth

I spent part of the last day off of the holiday season dusting off my Lemur patch for the Waldorf Blofeld. I created this patch for the 2015 Heartland tour for the  duo (no)poem which I play in with Darwin Grosse. Pics of that tour are here.  Also see a related post on traveling with this desktop rig … Continue reading Video: The Return of My Custom Lemur Patch for Blofeld Synth

Thoughts On Simplicity and Intrinsic Goals to Spark Your 2017 Sound Design and Synthesis Journey

  To ring in the New Year on a positive note - I watched the documentary Happy on Netflix last night. Studies show the value of intrinsic goals to spark happiness - which I think we could all use a little more of after 2016 :^)  Over the last week, I also read the books The Laws of … Continue reading Thoughts On Simplicity and Intrinsic Goals to Spark Your 2017 Sound Design and Synthesis Journey