First Impressions Using Elektron Overbridge on Surface Pro 4 with Analog Four

I owned an Analog Four 4 years back and ended up selling it. This was way before features like polyphony and Elektron Overbridge were added. I got interested in the A4 again to pair with my coveted Octatrack for a quick setup fly rig. To make a long story short, the Analog Four MKI is back … Continue reading First Impressions Using Elektron Overbridge on Surface Pro 4 with Analog Four

New Single & Video: “Space-Time Distortion Near Track Number 8”

Sometimes when gear acquisition syndrome calls, I take a pause in the action and recommit myself to the gear I already own. I was recently kind of lusting after something bleepy and and perhaps an analogish instrument with self-contained sequencing. Then I thought, hey, I can just live sequence the Nord Lead 4 slots from … Continue reading New Single & Video: “Space-Time Distortion Near Track Number 8”

New Cinematic Ambient Album “Sonic Encounters Volume 01” @Bandcamp Exclusive #Ambient #CinematicAmbient #DarkAmbient #MusiqueConcrète #Synthesis

Sonic Encounters Volume 01 Now Available The album contains 14 tracks and 2 hours of Cinematic Ambient Soundscapes. You can listen and buy here or from the embedded player below. I you like Krell music - you'll love this album! If you enjoy the album consider a buy and please tell your friends. About This Release Sonic … Continue reading New Cinematic Ambient Album “Sonic Encounters Volume 01” @Bandcamp Exclusive #Ambient #CinematicAmbient #DarkAmbient #MusiqueConcrète #Synthesis

Experimental Music Concert Sunday April 30th for Doors Open Denver + Synthesis Notes

Synthesizer Sunday, a Union of Architecture and Sound The city of Denver has invited me and four other local electronic music artists to perform Sunday April 30th. This is part of the larger Door Open Denver Event. Like architecture, which starts from basic elements - glass, sand, and stone to create a building - synthesizers … Continue reading Experimental Music Concert Sunday April 30th for Doors Open Denver + Synthesis Notes

Video: Original U-He Bazille Plastic Guitar Patch + XKey Air + Surface Pro 4

My hunt for virtual synths that work well with the pen and Surface Pro 4 continues. I'm happy to report that the using the pen to patch cables with amazing modular Bazille by U-HE works great. Watch this video of a patch I made over my morning coffee. https://youtu.be/O7VxUeFofrU Also, the CME Xkey Air 25 paired … Continue reading Video: Original U-He Bazille Plastic Guitar Patch + XKey Air + Surface Pro 4

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

Theremin and Synthesizer Halloween Concerts in Denver

Halloween Shows After nearly a year break from solo performances, I have two shows coming up this weekend with thereminist Victoria Lundy. If you are in Denver or will be coming through Denver stop by. Details below. Teaser Video To support these shows I've spent quite a bit of time re-working my live performance and collaboration rig … Continue reading Theremin and Synthesizer Halloween Concerts in Denver

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

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

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