Ableton University Tour Makes Four Stops in Denver in May 2016!

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This spring, we’re visiting campuses across the globe as part of the Ableton University Tour: a series of free events at which our Certified Trainers will demonstrate the music-making capabilities of Live, Push and Link.

Open to students, faculty members and staff as well as to the general public, the meetups are a great chance for new or existing users to watch in-depth demonstrations of Live and Push – and to try them out for themselves with experts on hand to assist.

The events are taking place between March and May with dates for a number of universities already confirmed.

Ableton will be making four stops in Denver!

Denver, CO
Date: May 3
School: Metropolitan University of Denver
Details and RSVP: Eventbrite

Denver, CO
Date: May 4
School: Arapahoe Community College
Details and RSVP: Eventbrite

Denver, CO
Date: May 5
School: Community College of Denver
Details and RSVP: Eventbrite

Denver, CO
Date: May 6
School: Denver University
Details and RSVP: Eventbrite

The Denver events will feature:

Serafin Sanchez is an in demand multi-instrumentalist, electronic music producer, and composer based in Colorado.He started playing piano and age 5 and the saxophone at age 9. Ableton Live has been part of his creative process on stage and in the studio since 2005. He writes music for television and radio, as well as working as a freelance composer and arranger. He hold a Masters degree in Music from The University of Colorado at Boulder.

Serafin has taught electronic music production and songwriting using Ableton Live to at-risk youth with YouthOnRecord.org since 2007. He is also the founder of stem.ly, a site enabling the purchase of songs in individual stem format.

Serafin is available to bands and solo artists looking for on-stage solutions with Live. He also consults teachers and school systems looking to develop music technology curriculum. He has taught or consulted for The Art Institute of Colorado, Regis University, Music For All, Youth on Record, JeffCo Public Schools, Adams County Schools, and STEM Academy.

 

Thomas Faulds is a sound designer and percussionist based in Chicago, Illinois. Inspired by new technologies and production, Thomas is an active participant in the dynamic music scene in Chicago. Aside from recording and releasing albums, he works as an independent music tech consultant, teaching the inner workings of music production tools to students and professionals alike. Thomas believes in universal creative potential and actively introduces students to the vast creative possibilities afforded by modern music instruments.

Teaching students the secrets of recording, producing, playing, and releasing music with today's technology has become the single most important subject in his musical career. As an established private and group music teacher and active community organizer, Thomas' objective is to prepare students for participation in this evolving and exciting musical world. With a heavy focus on beat making, editing, and multi-track recording, he has used Ableton Live for the majority of his work (live and in the studio) for the past nine years, giving him extensive practical knowledge of the software.

To check for tour dates in your city visit https://www.ableton.com/en/blog/ableton-university-tour-2016.

Ableton Push Impov: Vinyl Needle Drops in Drum Racks (Real-Time & Step Automation)

Working with the Elektron Octatrack has gotten back into sampling big time. Some of the things you can do with an Octatrack – like per step automation – can also be done with Ableton Push when working in "Note" mode in drum racks.

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  1. One you turn on a note in the step sequencer, you can then hold the note down to acces all sort of parameters for devices. While holding the step…
  2. Adjust params to your liking. In this example I'm changing the pitch of each step in the step-sequencer.

You can of course record real-time automation by simply pressing the "Automation" button when in record or overdub mode. 

Below is an example audio snippet I put on soundcloud of doing such that. I sampled audio from random needle drops on vinyl into clips and used them to build a custom drum rack.  I then improvised using Push to perform and sequence these clips including per step automation of various parameters.

Mark Mosher 
Electronic Musician, Boulder, CO
 
http://www.markmoshermusic.com 
http://www.aiwinter.net 
http://bouldersynth.com (meetup)

Boulder Electronic Music Events: Thursday April 24 Ableton University Tour + Mixed Signals Concert Friday April 25 at 8pm

I wanted to turn you on to a few electronic-music events that I will be participating in this week in Boulder.

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Boulder, CO
Date: April 24
School: University of Colorado, Boulder
Time: 11am (faculty meet), 2pm (break-out sessions – student only), (Public Event @ 6:30pm)
Presenter(s): Mark Mosher (Artist), Ben Samples (Artist), Dave Hillel (Ableton)
Venue: University of Colorado at Boulder, College of Music, Room# N1B46, 18th & Euclid, Boulder, CO 80309-0301
RSVP: No RSVP needed
More Info: Eventbrite

Ableton is proud to partner with University of Colorado at Boulder for the Ableton University Tour, a day and evening of student workshops and public presentations held at the University of Colorado campus in Boulder, CO. Students are invited to join Ableton representatives and Certified Trainers for an afternoon of break-out sessions exploring composition, sound design, production techniques and performance utilizing Ableton Live and Push. Day time activities will be followed by a free evening presentation open to the public, featuring performances, tips and tricks and unique approaches for music-making from artists and Ableton experts. Special guests for the Boulder event include Mark Mosher (Artist), Ben Samples (Artist) and Dave Hillel (Ableton).

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I’ll be performing a concert set at the at the Dairy Center for the Arts next Friday April 25th at 8pm. In this concert I’ll be performing songs from my cinematic alien invasion album series including songs from my new album Fear Cannot Save Us which is now available on Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon,and CDBaby. Joining me in this concert will be Wes Milholen (aka Antidata) on modular synthesizer systems,  and Victoria Lundy on Theremin.
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westword-best-ofWhere: Dairy Center for the Arts (map | official site)
When: Friday April 25th at 8PM
Tickets: $12 in Advance (
on sale now) | $15 at the door
FB Page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/227848874087048/

 

 

I’m helping to organize this show and we’re going to use a similar show format that was used for award winning Watt? Show (see this post on our Westword Magazine Best of Award). In this format each artist play a set. As with our Watt? show. We’ll also be back in the wonderful Performance Space at the dairy which has elevated show seating and comfy seats. There is a bar and snack bar in the lobby and you can bring your wine or beer into the theater. It’s just a great way to see a show of this sort. 

We’ll kick the show off  with Wes Milholen (aka Antidata) performing a set that features original pieces on analog modular synthesizers. Next up will be Victoria Lundy will be playing a variety of classical and original ambient pieces on Theremin. There will be a brief intermission followed by my set with will also include “invader cam” which is an synchronized interactive visual performance.

Something new we’ll be adding in this show is that we’ll have visuals for all three performances. We’ll close the show with a collaborative piece we worked up at a recent rehearsal.

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To give you a feel for what the show will be like, here is a soundcloud set with music from all the artists.

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We rehearsed the flow and progression from modular, to theremin, my all digital set followed by a collaborative piece and worked really well so I hope you’ll join us for the show.

Get your advanced tickets here.


mark-mosher-fear-cannot-save-us-cover-final (550x550)Mark Mosher
Electronic Musician Boulder, CO
www.ModulateThis.com
www.MarkMosherMusic.com
www.FearCannotSaveUs <<< New Cinematic Electronica Albums
www.soundcloud.com/markmosher