Wrap Your Head Around Elektron Digitakt with Cenk and Cuckoo

Elektron's been busy releasing MKIIs. I wanted to dig deeper into Digitakt to learn more how it fits into the lineup and I found these videos from Cenk and Cuckoo most helpful. Official Elektron Videos Cenk (aka Dataline) just posted two walk-through videos. He's also been featuring Digitakt in a lot of his live performances … Continue reading Wrap Your Head Around Elektron Digitakt with Cenk and Cuckoo

Video Demo: SlimPar 56 LED Light and Obey 3 Light Controller

On June 13th, I posted a review of the Slimpar56 and Obey 3 controllers. I had a few people ask me to follow up with a video showing the light in action. I added the video to the original post but wanted to do a separate post with the video for those that read Modulate … Continue reading Video Demo: SlimPar 56 LED Light and Obey 3 Light Controller

Designing Sound Blog + Jim Stout on Organic Sound Design with Alchemy & Open Labs NeKo

Just wanted to pass along a sound design resource - http://designingsound.org/. Below is a cool video tutorial post from this site featuring one of my favorite virtual instruments Camel Audio Alchemy. The video is also interesting to me because sound designer Jim Stout is running Alchemy via an Open Labs Neko and the video gives … Continue reading Designing Sound Blog + Jim Stout on Organic Sound Design with Alchemy & Open Labs NeKo

u-he ACE Video Tutorial: Patch Cables 101

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Sound Design with Gladiator 2: HCM Synthesis Explained

Update: checkout the discount link on the right side of the blog.I started using Tone 2 Gladiator 1 a year ago and recently upgraded to Gladiator 2. Gladiator 1 & 2 are based on a new type of synthesis called Harmonic Content Morphing (HCM). HCM offers a clever way to generate wavetables with a massive … Continue reading Sound Design with Gladiator 2: HCM Synthesis Explained

Ableton Live 8 Video Tutorial: How to Use the Step-Sequencer

One of the new features in Ableton Live 8 is the ability to step-sequence in the Midi Note Editor. This is covered only briefly on age 204 of the manual so I put together a 5 min. video tutorial to help you get your mind around how this feature works. Update: I've gotten a lot … Continue reading Ableton Live 8 Video Tutorial: How to Use the Step-Sequencer

Video Tutorial: How To Use Ableton Live Racks To Create Multi-Sampled Instruments

Watch Video: How To Use Ableton Live Racks to Create Multi-Sampled Instruments I’ve seen questions recently in Modulate This comments, and on the Ableton Live forum regarding the creation of multi-sampled instruments in Ableton Live. This video tutorial is  step-by-step how-to video that walks you through the creation of a velocity switched multi-sampled instrument using … Continue reading Video Tutorial: How To Use Ableton Live Racks To Create Multi-Sampled Instruments

Thanks for Participating in “What Virtual Synths Do You Own?” Readers Poll

First off thanks to all who have taken the time to take the readers poll on what virtual synths you own. I’ll leave the poll up for a while to keep collecting data. I also appreciate all the comments and links to synths not in the list. A couple of early observations after look at … Continue reading Thanks for Participating in “What Virtual Synths Do You Own?” Readers Poll

Reader Poll: Which Virtual Instruments Do You Own?

In the coming months I’m planning on releasing FREE video tutorials on sound design with virtual instruments as well as FREE presets for virtual instruments. To help me pick which instruments to focus on please take a minute out of your day to take a poll. Click here to take the poll or use the … Continue reading Reader Poll: Which Virtual Instruments Do You Own?

Video Tour of Image-Line’s Gross Beat Plug-in

Last night I bought Image-Line's Morphine synth. As part of their holiday sale, I got their brand new plug-in Gross Beat for FREE ($99 value). It's a great plug-in - so much so I stayed up way too late experimenting with it. To help you get your mind around the plug-in and jump start your … Continue reading Video Tour of Image-Line’s Gross Beat Plug-in

Ableton Live Video Tip: Using Keyboard Shortcuts to Rapidly Rename Tracks

I just posted "Ableton Live Video Tip: Using Keyboard Shortcuts to Rapidly Rename Tracks" to YouTube. This is one of those simple tips that will both save time and allow you to stay organized. Mark Mosherwww.modulatethis.com