Tonight at 7:30pm – Boulder Laptop Orchestra BLOrK performs with Guest Mark Mosher

I'm excited to announce I'll be performing with the Boulder Laptop Orchestra this evening. Saturday, Mar 18 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm ATLAS Black Box Experimental Studio, Roser ATLAS Center, University of Colorado Boulder Facebook Event Page Boldly going where no laptop orchestra has gone before, BLOrk integrates technology with performers in an ensemble setting, … Continue reading Tonight at 7:30pm – Boulder Laptop Orchestra BLOrK performs with Guest Mark Mosher

Thoughts on Simplification of Digital Distribution + Reissue of my Horror Soundtrack Album “No Ghosts. Just Fear.”

Thoughts on Simplification of Digital Distribution Like many artists these days I am my own label. As new music publishing services platforms have popped up through the years, I've pretty much joined them all just to try them out. Same with social media. Flotsam and Jetsam I've recently taken pause to review my digital "surface … Continue reading Thoughts on Simplification of Digital Distribution + Reissue of my Horror Soundtrack Album “No Ghosts. Just Fear.”

Modulate This! Turns 11

Modulate This! turns 11 today - WOOT! In celebration of a decade of blogging and to position the site for the future, I've changed the look and moved to new platform and host. If you want to follow along in email opt-in using the form below and/or use this RSS feed. RSS - Posts Divergence … Continue reading Modulate This! Turns 11

View Mindmap of What’s New in Ableton Live 9

Every month I host the Boulder Synthesizer Meetup which is the 2nd Tuesday of every month. This month I delivered a “What’s New in Live 9” talk along with Darwin Grosse from Cycling ‘74. To prep for the meetup, I dug through the Ableton web site and Live 9 manual and then documented the new … Continue reading View Mindmap of What’s New in Ableton Live 9

Listen to “Falling” Sound Design Experiment with Live 9 + Max for Live Convolution Reverb Pro Using IR Made with Pitch-to-MIDI Absynth Patch

I was experimenting with Live 9’s new pitch-to-MIDI and Max for Live Convolution Reverb Pro a few days back and come up with this idea.     Here is the process I followed. I started with a vocal sample by the wonderful artist Snowflake (CC-BY-NC faccmixter.org/files/snowflake/37827). BTW I remixed one of her tracks last year … Continue reading Listen to “Falling” Sound Design Experiment with Live 9 + Max for Live Convolution Reverb Pro Using IR Made with Pitch-to-MIDI Absynth Patch

See You at The Pacific Northwest Synthfest March 16th in Seattle

I’ll be flying up from Boulder to Seattle next weekend for the Pacific Northwest Synthfest on March 16th. I’m playing my Dark SciFi Controllerism set with original songs from my albums along with some unreleased material. I’ll be debuting my new 2013 show with interactive visuals with live camera input (teaser photos here) and will … Continue reading See You at The Pacific Northwest Synthfest March 16th in Seattle

Jeremy Ellis on Ableton Push at NAMM 2013

Just found this video of Jeremy Ellis on Ableton Push at NAMM 2013. Watching Jeremy discover how to play notes on Push gives you a great sense of the isomorphic modes and expressiveness of Push. FYI – I’m installing the betas for Live 9 and Max for Live :^) Mark Mosher http://www.MarkMosherMusic.com

Early Experiment Using Launchpad as a Cable Patching Matrix for U-he ACE

U-HE Ace allows you to use MIDI CCs to control the source and destination of patch cables. This video is my first experiment to use a Launchpad as a patch cable matrix. I have a cable plugged into the Filter Gain. By pressing buttons on the Launchpad, I'm essentially plugging cables into input sockets without … Continue reading Early Experiment Using Launchpad as a Cable Patching Matrix for U-he ACE

NAMM Analog Synth Demos Inspire Me to Dig Deeper Into U-HE ACE Synthesizer

Gear Lust From the looks of the reports coming out of Winter NAMM analog & analog modeled hardware synths were once again all the rage at this year’s show. After watching a few videos, and getting some serious gear lust, I got inspired to reproduce what I was seeing and hearing using what I already … Continue reading NAMM Analog Synth Demos Inspire Me to Dig Deeper Into U-HE ACE Synthesizer

Sound Design Tip: Add Variability and Slop with U-HE Diva Synthesizer Trimmers

This month I’ve been focusing on writing presets from scratch with Diva. While I’ve had Diva for a  while I’m just now getting around to doing some proper programming from INIT. Diva has a reputation for crushing your CPU so it’s worth mentioning that 1.1 release uses up to 40% less CPU. The 1.1.1 update … Continue reading Sound Design Tip: Add Variability and Slop with U-HE Diva Synthesizer Trimmers

Pure and Broken Circuits 01 – Absynth Sound Design Experiment

"Pure and Broken Circuits 01" is an Absynth sound design experiement. A sound design experiment showing the darker virtual analog modelling side of Absynth (no samples here) to illustrate Absynth's range beyond the typical motion pad :^) This piece is an improvisation using an original preset patched with two oscillator in single mode and two … Continue reading Pure and Broken Circuits 01 – Absynth Sound Design Experiment

Absynth Tutorial: Modulating Filter Frequency with Keyboard Scaling

Happy New Year! My resolution last year was to go deeper with fewer synths. It’s one of the few resolutions I managed to keep – lol. Absynth is one of the synths I focused on in 2012. While it was my first virtual instrument (started using it back in 2002 when I started migrating to … Continue reading Absynth Tutorial: Modulating Filter Frequency with Keyboard Scaling