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Ableton as a Modular: Max for Live Envelope Follower Driving an Arp with Push 2 (10/16/2020) - Here is a brief video illustrating how Max for Live transforms all of Live into a modular. Max for Live allows you to override the normal left-to-right signal flow and patch Max for Live Devices to any mappable param in any track. I’m using Max for Live Envelope Follower on a a track with a... Continue Reading →
Walk-through of Playing Live Techno on Three Elektron Machines for My Song “Secret Drive to Baden-Baden” (10/10/2020) - I’ve released a new techno single called “Secret Drive to Baden-Baden”. In this post I’ll offer some links to the song which you can stream for free along with some behind-the-scenes notes on one way to perform a track like this live on three Elektron machines. Stream The Track A techno soundtrack for a secret... Continue Reading →
Synth Designer Ess is Leaving Elektron to Release New Instrument with Felisha Ledesma Under the Name Fors (10/8/2020) - Elektron Synth Designer Ess announced on his Instagram feed that he’s leaving Elektron to release his own instrument along with Felisha Ledesma. “I’m leaving Elektron 🪂 From humble beginnings in customer support to designing the synthesizers of my dreams. Never could I have imagined that I would be a part of some of the most... Continue Reading →
Passing Along Tip from Sonic Bloom on Fine-Tuning Ableton Live Arpeggiator Groove (10/8/2020) - Just saw this over on Sonic Bloom… Did you know that you can tweak the groove of an Arpeggiator preset beyond the setting of the Groove parameter? No I sure didn’t. Even after years of using Live. So I’m passing along this super handy tip by Sonic Bloom. Here is a link to the video... Continue Reading →
Film “Delia Derbyshire: The Myths and then Legendary Tapes” Premiering at London Film Festival (10/6/2020) - Via Sonic State, I discovered a new film about Delia Derbyshire will be premiering at the London Film Festival and will be streamable in the UK. Here is the description on the film festival listing. ‘Radio was the most important thing in my life and music, music, music!’ A true pioneer in audio exploration and... Continue Reading →
Heads Up – Free Event SYNTHESTHESIA 2020 Expo (10/4/2020) - Heads up. Synth Expo is putting on their first online expo today (Sunday October 4th) from 2pm ET until 10pm ET. The event is called SYNTHESTHESIA 2020. Here’s a list of what visitors can expect…
Video of 404.zero Presents: 3.1 – “Approaching light, sound and space with a singular vision” – Whoa! (10/3/2020) - I just discovered 404.zero via some videos on the Fact Magazine YouTube Channel. “404.zero was formed back in 2016 as an outlet for the ambitious audiovisual projects of Russian artists Kristina Karpysheva and Alexander Letsius. Approaching light, sound and space with a singular vision, understanding them as essential parts of a monolithic whole, the duo... Continue Reading →
Check Out Video “Mount Olympus (San Francisco)” with Electronic Tonalities by CatySynth TV (10/3/2020) - I’ve been a subscriber to Amanda Chaudhary’s CatSynth TV’s YouTube channel for a long time. The channel has been branching out a bit going beyond pure synth topics. Case in point today’s video tour of Mount Olympus (San Francisco). As lockdown continues I’m really appreciating videos like this that transport me to to an artist’s... Continue Reading →
Congrats to Brian Funk on his 200th Live Pack – Birds of Prey (10/2/2020) - My friend and Certified Ableton instructor Brian Funk has just released his 200th Live Pack. Whoa that’s a lot of packs. I also want to mention that if you “pop the hood” on these packs there is a lot to be learned. He uses Simpler, Sampler, Instrument and Drum Racks in creative ways to transform... Continue Reading →
Members of DEVO Release New Videos of “Whip It” and “Jerkin Back and Forth” for Charity (9/30/2020) - Josh Freese & brother Jason w/ Jerry & Bob of DEVO to support the Epilepsy Foundation of OC. Josh’s son was diagnosed years ago; his wife is on the foundation board. To inspire support, they shot new videos. From DEVO’s Twitter feed DEVO’s Jerry Casale & Bob 1 w/ Josh Freese WHIP IT for Epilepsy... Continue Reading →
Using Ableton Push 2 to Live Sample and Slice Vinyl and Audio (9/30/2020) - Lately I’ve been getting back into live vinyl sampling & slicing sessions using Ableton Push 2. The Push 2 workflow lets you slice by beat division, region, transient, and has a rapid flow for manually slicing. I know quite a few people who own the Push but in past conversations I learned some of them... Continue Reading →
Buckle Up! Sonic Encounters Season 04 Soundscapes Podcast is Underway. (9/18/2020) - Hi everyone. Season 04 of the Sonic Encounters Podcast is underway. In this season I will be incorporating some explorations into the use of classical tonalities like piano and cello phrases and motifs improvised on a Push 2 using it’s isomorphic grid note layout. I’ll also be incorporating MPE performances on a Sensel Morph later... Continue Reading →
Video Series On MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE) (9/17/2020) - A friend loaned me a Sensel Morph last week. Just as I was settling in to sorting out MPE from the Morph my friends over at Synthtopia blogged about the a KVR video offering an intro to MPE. Perfect timing Synthtopia! It ends up this is a video series on MPE so I’ve embedded the... Continue Reading →
Austin Kleon on Artificial Intelligence in the Arts (9/14/2020) - While drinking my morning coffee I bumped into a blog post on Artificial Intelligence in the arts by writer Austin Kleon. I thought I would it was thought provoking so I I’m passing it along. Enjoy. Artificial Intelligence Blog Post by Austin Kleon This note made me laugh.  “We chose instead to pick the best... Continue Reading →
New Album Release: Sonic Encounters Volume 03 (9/4/2020) - Heads up. My new album Sonic Encounters Volume 03 is out. Check it out and pass it on… https://markmosher.bandcamp.com/album/sonic-encounters-volume-03 Note today is “Bandcamp Friday” where Bandcamp waives it’s revenue share on all sales to give musicians more money from each purchase. So it’s a great day to buy indy albums on Bandcamp to support your... Continue Reading →

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