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

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

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

“Tonalities from Orbit #3” – Channeling the Krell with an Improvisation on Nord Lead 4

https://youtu.be/Mrp55klGV5U "Tonalities from Orbit #3" is a video recording of a live interactive soundscape and visual improvisation performed at the Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meetup October 12th, 2016 at Globe Hall in Denver. It's performed using only a Nord Lead 4 with custom patches from INIT and Resolume using live camera input with no pre-recorded sequences. The theme … Continue reading “Tonalities from Orbit #3” – Channeling the Krell with an Improvisation on Nord Lead 4

Stream “We Don’t Care About Music Anyway” A Documentary on Japanese Noise Musicians

Last year bumped into the documentary We Don't Care About Music Anyway. I thought it was quite interesting to see what these artists were up to as well as to get a glimpse into another culture. WE DON'T CARE ABOUT MUSIC ANYWAY follows eight Japanese noise musicians as they perform against Tokyo's urban wasteland and expose … Continue reading Stream “We Don’t Care About Music Anyway” A Documentary on Japanese Noise Musicians

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

Notes on Octatrack’s Role in Carbon Dioxide Ensemble’s Upcoming Set for Denver Noise Fest 2016

I'll be performing with the Carbon Dioxide Ensemble (Co2E) at Denver Noise Fest. The fest starts today on Dec 21st and our set is on the second night on the 22nd. See my recent article Spread the Word – Denver Noise Fest VII 2016 is On!!! December 21-22 Globe Hall. The Carbon Dioxide Ensemble is a collaboration … Continue reading Notes on Octatrack’s Role in Carbon Dioxide Ensemble’s Upcoming Set for Denver Noise Fest 2016