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

Waldorf Blofeld Keyboard Tip: Droning with the Free Button

This article describes the general function of the "Free" button as well as how to lock sustain for drone work. Extra Buttons on Keyboard Edition of Blofeld The keyboard version of the Waldorf Blofeld has 3 extra buttons on the front panel - 1) Octave Down 2) Octave Up 3) Free. P. 17 of the … Continue reading Waldorf Blofeld Keyboard Tip: Droning with the Free Button

Flight-Friendly Hardware Synth Rig Part 2 – Backing Into Your Synth Rig from the Pelican 1510 Case

This is a follow-up to post "Flight-Friendly Hardware Synth Rig Part 1 - Switching to Hardware Rig for my Solo Set".  Over the last 5 years or so I've had the opportunity to fly to festivals. It's always a challenge of course to get your gear from here to there. One strategy I'd recommend is … Continue reading Flight-Friendly Hardware Synth Rig Part 2 – Backing Into Your Synth Rig from the Pelican 1510 Case

Flight-Friendly Hardware Synth Rig Part 1 – Switching to Hardware Rig for my Solo Set

In my last post "Part 1 - Mark Mosher Cinematic Electronic Live - Boulder Synthesizer Meetup August 11, 2015" I shared a video of a solo set I played at the Boulder Synthesizer Meetup earlier this month. For years now when I've played my solo sets I've used an Ableton controllerism rig on the audio … Continue reading Flight-Friendly Hardware Synth Rig Part 1 – Switching to Hardware Rig for my Solo Set

Part 1 – Mark Mosher Cinematic Electronic Live – Boulder Synthesizer Meetup August 11, 2015

This video is part 1 of a live cinematic electronica set I performed at the Boulder Synthesizer Meetup on August 11th 2015 at the Walnut room in Denver. In this video I'm performing both the music and the visuals.  <https://player.vimeo.com/video/136179823 Part 1 - Mark Mosher Cinematic Electronic Live - Boulder Synthesizer Meetup August 11, 2015 … Continue reading Part 1 – Mark Mosher Cinematic Electronic Live – Boulder Synthesizer Meetup August 11, 2015

Intro to Creating and Loading Custom Wavetables into Waldorf Blofeld Synthesizer

EVEN MORE UNIQUE SONIC POSSIBILITIES THROUGH USER WAVETABLES In preparing for the (no)poem Experimental Ambient mini-tour to Lincoln and Des Moines this weekend with Darwin Grosse, I wanted "up my game" on the Waldorf Blofeld side. This meant not only using original presets from INIT, but also custom wavetables as sources from some of my custom … Continue reading Intro to Creating and Loading Custom Wavetables into Waldorf Blofeld Synthesizer

(no)poem creative limitations: Modular/Looper/Max/Beatstep Meets Octatrack/Blofeld/Lemur

CREATIVE LIMITATIONS In my last post, I mentioned the formation of a collaboration with Darwin Grosse called  (no)poem. When we where putting this project together a few months back we started by defining a set of creative limitations which would inform the art for our first mini-tour through Lincoln and to Des Moines.   We created this set … Continue reading (no)poem creative limitations: Modular/Looper/Max/Beatstep Meets Octatrack/Blofeld/Lemur

Introducing (no)poem – A New Collaboration with Darwin Grosse + Heartland 2015 Tour

Things have been a little quite over here at Modulate This! HQ because I've been super busy working with my my good friend Darwin Grosse to form a new duo called (no)poem. Stay tuned for some upcoming behind-the-scenes posts where I'll share some insights into how we put the duo together as well as some notes on … Continue reading Introducing (no)poem – A New Collaboration with Darwin Grosse + Heartland 2015 Tour

Sonic Encounters Episode 004 Features Brand New Piece – “A Day In The Life Of A Krell Technician”

This next soundscape in Episode 004 is a 20 minute long soundscape. One thing I love about the podcast format is I can present these longer form works that you can listen to as you go about your day. If you need to pause the show, you can pick up where you left off. So … Continue reading Sonic Encounters Episode 004 Features Brand New Piece – “A Day In The Life Of A Krell Technician”

Must Read for Waldorf Blofeld Synthesizer Owners: New 1.23 Firmware for Blofeld + New Spectre App + Secret Sauce for Getting Spectre Sample Transfer to Work After Upgrading

Another update: I noticed 1.23 is no longer available on Waldorf's site. I've emailed them to find out more. Update: 2TThis is a long article and I've rendered it as pdf and Open XML paper so you can read this offline and print it.    Blofeld users rejoice! Waldorf has released a free firmware update … Continue reading Must Read for Waldorf Blofeld Synthesizer Owners: New 1.23 Firmware for Blofeld + New Spectre App + Secret Sauce for Getting Spectre Sample Transfer to Work After Upgrading

Waldorf Releases 1.22 Firmware for Blofeld Syntheiszer & Keyboard Firmware Update. Now Is the Time for Your Feedback + What’s New + How to Install

Waldorf has just released Blofeld Firmare V 1.22 – and for owners of the keyboard edition – Blofeld Keyboard Controller Firmware 1.4. The update is free from http://www.waldorf-music.info/downloads-blofeld-kb/blofeld-firmware-en. Please Test Now! First off, three cheers for Waldorf for putting energy into a synth released way back in 2007! There is no change log in the … Continue reading Waldorf Releases 1.22 Firmware for Blofeld Syntheiszer & Keyboard Firmware Update. Now Is the Time for Your Feedback + What’s New + How to Install

Using Elektron Analog Four to Add Tap Tempo and Tempo Nudge to My Blofeld

I just picked up an Electron Analog Four to add 4 analog synths + seq + effects to create an additional compterless workflow. I’ll also use it as source audio for Live and Absynth patches.  One of my other goals was to pair it with my Blofeld for live jams and performances. While I love … Continue reading Using Elektron Analog Four to Add Tap Tempo and Tempo Nudge to My Blofeld