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

“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

Video: Original Zebra 2 Patch – Computing for You Now

  This is a follow up to my previous post,"Winter Projects with @uheplugins Zebra 2: Sound Design, New Max for Live Device, and Refining Lemur Patch". In the video embedded below I offer an example of a patch I'm working on for Zebra 2 called "Computing for You Now". As you'll see in the video, this … Continue reading Video: Original Zebra 2 Patch – Computing for You Now

Winter Projects with @uheplugins Zebra 2: Sound Design, New Max for Live Device, and Refining Lemur Patch

Winter is here in Boulder, CO. This time of year I tend to do a lot of sound design work next to a nice warm fire :^) I traditionally pick one synth to focus on and create patches from INIT. This year I picked an old favorite, U-He's Zebra 2. I've already got 70+ patches I've … Continue reading Winter Projects with @uheplugins Zebra 2: Sound Design, New Max for Live Device, and Refining Lemur Patch

Absynth Sound Design Experiment – Non-Linear Radioactive Soda Can

I recently did a post where I manipulated the sample of the sound of a pen striking a half-full can of soda with Ableton Push and pad pressure. In this post I used the same sample, but this time with Absynth. You can listen to the experiment on Soundcloud here or in the embedded player below. The recoridng … Continue reading Absynth Sound Design Experiment – Non-Linear Radioactive Soda Can

Predator Synth Tip: Morphing Effects with LFOs

A stand out feature of Rob Papen’s Predator compared to many virtual subtractives on the market is that it allows you to modulate effects parameters via the various mod matrix slots with very few or no artifacts. I came up with a few examples below with some sample audio at the bottom of the post. … Continue reading Predator Synth Tip: Morphing Effects with LFOs

AfroDJMac and Mark Mosher Zebra Attack Free Ableton Live Pack

I'm excited to announce I just finished a collaboration with NY artist AfroDJMac who's been "crushing it" by releasing an Ableton Live Pack every week for 37 weeks! It's week 38 and we collaborated on "AfroDJMac and Mark Mosher Zebra Attack [Ableton Live Rack #38]."  What a great honor to be part of his series.  … Continue reading AfroDJMac and Mark Mosher Zebra Attack Free Ableton Live Pack

AfroDJMac and Mark Mosher Zebra Attack Free Ableton Live Pack

I'm excited to announce I just finished a collaboration with NY artist AfroDJMac who's been "crushing it" by releasing an Ableton Live Pack every week for 37 weeks! It's week 38 and we collaborated on "AfroDJMac and Mark Mosher Zebra Attack [Ableton Live Rack #38]."  What a great honor to be part of his series. … Continue reading AfroDJMac and Mark Mosher Zebra Attack Free Ableton Live Pack

The Tables Are Turned. My Interview on Sound Design Live Podcast "Turning Technology Into Performance"

I was recently interviewed by Berkeley, CA Sound Designer Nathan Lively on his podcast Sound Design Live which has over 10,000 followers! This was a nice turn as I’m normally the one doing the interviewing :^). You can read the original post “Turning Technology Into Performance” here, listen to the full 26 minute interview using … Continue reading The Tables Are Turned. My Interview on Sound Design Live Podcast "Turning Technology Into Performance"

Using Ableton Operator to Generate Fixed Frequencies To Tune Samples by Ear

I’ve finished programming the racks for the upcoming sound library. I’m going through each instrument and tuning any samples that have pitch to concert pitch. I like doing a first pass by ear which requires a reference pitch. A quick way to do this generate a fixed pitch for reference is to use Ableton Operator. … Continue reading Using Ableton Operator to Generate Fixed Frequencies To Tune Samples by Ear