Announcing My New Soundscape Podcast – Sonic Encounters

It's been quite a while since I've posted on Modulate This! - but I've been working on a major project that I'm happy to announce today.  For years and years I've wanted to launch a podcast featuring my original works. I'm excited to announce the day has come and I've launched Sonic Encounters: Soundscapse from … Continue reading Announcing My New Soundscape Podcast – Sonic Encounters

Synth Artist Thought Experiment to Discover the Modular Already In Your Rig

Back on March 7th I presented a workshop in Boulder called "Intro to Patching Virtual Modular Synths". I thought I'd pass along a concept from this workshop that might save you money as well as inspire you to start down the path of modular and semi-modular sound design with your existing rig. Many of you … Continue reading Synth Artist Thought Experiment to Discover the Modular Already In Your Rig

Hosting Boulder Synthesizer Meetup #36 – Live Looping in Ableton Live w/ Serafin Sanchez, Music by Darren Kramer

I'll be hosting Boulder Synthesizer Meetup #36 tonight. We'll have a great lineup with Serafin Sanchez presenting and Darren Kramer performing at the after meetup. Fun fact - meetup now has 275 members!!! See you locals tonight. If you are ever visiting the Boulder/Denver area on the 2nd Tuesday of a month we'd love to … Continue reading Hosting Boulder Synthesizer Meetup #36 – Live Looping in Ableton Live w/ Serafin Sanchez, Music by Darren Kramer

Synth Artist Tip: Fingering Technique and Hand Position Cross-Pollination – Or How I’m Bringing Grid Chops Back to the Keyboard

Like so many of us, my first interface for synthesis was akeyboard. I grew up playing organ, then gigged 100s of shows playing synth keys in an alt-rock band in a past lifetime. Five years ago when I was designing a studio and performance rig for my original albums and shows, I started embracing a wide variety of controllers … Continue reading Synth Artist Tip: Fingering Technique and Hand Position Cross-Pollination – Or How I’m Bringing Grid Chops Back to the Keyboard

Synth Artist Tip: Dedication to Small Set of Instruments

  "Dedication" has been my watchword for the last few years. I've spent 100s of hours working with a small set of instruments -  Octatrack, Nord Lead 4, Ableton Push, and Absynth. The payoff is when you transcend the technology you can make and change sonic decisions in real-time and focus on making music and … Continue reading Synth Artist Tip: Dedication to Small Set of Instruments

Photos from Denver Synth Meet 2015

I attended and performed at the Denver Synth Meet on March 14th. It was a great event with many attendees coming in from out of town.  Here are some photos of the general event as an album on Flickr. https://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=1811922554 After 5pm, musical performances began which included the following lineup. I performed my full controllerism … Continue reading Photos from Denver Synth Meet 2015

Hosting the Boulder Synthesizer Meetup NAMM 2015 Recap Panel

I’ll be hosting this event. If you are in the Denver/Boulde area, come on by. RSVP here. We’ll be meeting at our new location – the wonderful Walnut Room in Denver. The “After-Meetup” will feature member performances; 9:00-9:30 - Set 1 - Chris Frain (Genre-Spanning Apptronica Set) | http://lenncicada.bandcamp.com/ 9:45-10:15 - Set 2 - Victoria … Continue reading Hosting the Boulder Synthesizer Meetup NAMM 2015 Recap Panel

Cool Video by Thereminist May Roosevelt – “Ode to Joy”

Wow! What a super cool video and song by thereminist May Roosevelt  - "Ode to Joy, 2013-14" - http://vimeo.com/85024587.  More on May's work here http://www.mayroosevelt.com/.  //player.vimeo.com/video/85024587 Ode to Joy from May Roosevelt on Vimeo.   Ωδή στη Χαρά | Ode to Joy, 2013-14Βίντεο, ήχος | Video, sound, 4’ 40” The artwork was produced in the framework of the … Continue reading Cool Video by Thereminist May Roosevelt – “Ode to Joy”

Experimental Synth Video on Koushion 4.0 MIDI CC Sequencing with Moog Slim Phatty & Little Phatty

My friend Chris Stack over at ExperimentalSynth.com just posted a cool video on his YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/experimentalsynth.  Watch Koushion 4.0 MIDI CC Sequencing with Moog Slim Phatty & Little Phatty.   Some first experiments with sequencing MIDI CC values with the Koushion iPad app. New features in ver 4.0 allowed me to control multiple CC parameters simultaneously while also … Continue reading Experimental Synth Video on Koushion 4.0 MIDI CC Sequencing with Moog Slim Phatty & Little Phatty

Behind-The-Scenes Video: NIN “Echoplex” Live at Rehearsals, July 2008

Here is a little inspiraiton to start your weekend. I've always loved this song and it's pretty great to see it performed in the rehearsal context. Recorded live at rehearsals in Los Angeles. From a series of performances directed by Rob Sheridan, available on The Slip Limited Edition CD/DVD: http://theslip.nin.com/physical/ http://youtu.be/0hfxwd3zpYo Mark Mosher Electronic Musician, Boulder, CO http://www.markmoshermusic.com http://www.aiwinter.net http://bouldersynth.com (meetup)

Link: Baauer Interview + SamplePack + 26-minute documentary from Red Bull Media House about Baauer’s sound travels | Ableton

  https://www.ableton.com/en/blog/baauer-searching-for-sound-samples/  Music has existed for thousands of years. The variety of sounds, instruments and music cultures around the world is staggering in it’s diversity, yet often, we tend to stick to what we know. There’s something to be said for shaking off your habits and looking beyond the familiar; the world is teeming with … Continue reading Link: Baauer Interview + SamplePack + 26-minute documentary from Red Bull Media House about Baauer’s sound travels | Ableton

'Interstellar' doesn't have sound problems — Christopher Nolan wanted it that way | The Verge

'Interstellar' doesn't have sound problems — Christopher Nolan wanted it that way | The Verge "SOME OF THE WORDS ARE INTENTIONALLY DOWNPLAYED IN FAVOR OF THE EMOTION OF THAT MOMENT." Interstellar sound designer Richard King tells The Verge that you aren't always supposed to understand the dialogue because the movie is more concerned with conveying … Continue reading 'Interstellar' doesn't have sound problems — Christopher Nolan wanted it that way | The Verge