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

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

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

Robert Henke – Interview + New Monolake Album “VLSI” + Video DEEP WEB Audiovisual Laser Installation and Performance

Interview Check out this great interview with Robert Henke (aka Monolake, and founder of Ableton) on the Art + Music + Technology Podcast http://artmusictech.libsyn.com/podcast-146-robert-henke. What can be said about Robert Henke that hasn't already been said a thousand times? A tireless inventor, music producer, visual artist and programmer, Robert has been at the front of … Continue reading Robert Henke – Interview + New Monolake Album “VLSI” + Video DEEP WEB Audiovisual Laser Installation and Performance

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

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

Thomas Dolby Wins 2012 Moog Innovation Award + Tours US + Releases New Video for "Mulu the Rainforest"

Moog Innovation Award A big congrats to Thomas Dolby who won the Moog Innovation Award award this year. Past winners were DEVO in 2010 and Brian Eno in 2011. Dolby is a self made man, synth pioneer, and mad scientist.  Like Bob Moog, Thomas Dolby’s quest for knowledge and desire to sculpt the world around … Continue reading Thomas Dolby Wins 2012 Moog Innovation Award + Tours US + Releases New Video for "Mulu the Rainforest"

Modulate This! XILS Lab Discount: Get 25% off PolyKBII and/or XILS3 Synthesizers till July 31, 2011

XILS lab was kind enough to create a coupon for Modulate This! readers for 25% off of PolyKBII and/or XIL3 virtual synthesizers! Simply enter “modulatethis” coupon code at checkout. The coupon is valid through July 31,2011. More posts coming on these synths. Visit http://www.xils-lab.com to take advantage of this deal. Full disclosure - courtesy of … Continue reading Modulate This! XILS Lab Discount: Get 25% off PolyKBII and/or XILS3 Synthesizers till July 31, 2011