Novation Launchpad Pro MK3 vs Launchpad X Specifications + A Little Push 2 Thrown In

In this blog post I offer a spec comparison of the brand new Launchpad Pro MK3 with the Launchpad X. I also go beyond the specifications and offer lots of side-by-side pictures to give you more of a sense for the difference between these controllers. I'll offer a few pics comparing the Launchpad's to Ableton Push 2

Classic iOS Music Apps Samplr and Borderlands Granular Get Long-Awaited Updates + Jakob Haq Helps You Grok Borderlands Granular

Samplr, and Borderlands Granular are simply fantastic apps for making music with sample-based sources. Neither had been updated in quite some time so I'm happy to report that both have received updates. Samplr Version 1.4.2 This is THE most used APP in my arsenal. Version 1.4.2 is the first update on Samplr since 2014. Here... Continue Reading →

Learning the MicroFreak Synth: Cheat Sheets and Recommended Videos

I recently bought the Arturia MicroFreak Hybrid Synrhesizer - yay!. I really like the design and it’s an amazing value for only $299. In this post I’ll share some resources I've been using to learn it so you too can wrap your head around this featured packed and mobile synth. I'll include some cheat sheets... Continue Reading →

New Microsoft Surface Announcements Including Surface Laptop, Pro, Neo, and Duo + My Journey with Surface for Music Production and Performance So Far

My Journey So Far with Surface I'm a big fan of design of Microsoft Surface computers and have a Surface Laptop and Surface Pro 4 that I use for every day computing and for music applications like Ableton Live and virtual synthesizers. I literally have trouble using computers that don't support touch displays and pen... Continue Reading →

Modulate This! Turns 14

Modulate This! turned 14 on October 1st 2019. Yes that’s right, I started blogging on synth tech & technique way back in 2005. Around 2010 I started an artist blog where I did posts on upcoming shows, releases, photos and videos of past shows, and talked about the live performance scene in Boulder, Denver, and... Continue Reading →

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