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

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

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

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

Tone2 Releases Icarus 1.1

  Last year I did a post on Tone2 Icarus wavetable synth beta. Tone2 has followed up the official release with a Icrarus 1.1. There was already lots of value in this synth power house and 1.1 update will further expand what's possible with Icarus and speed up your workflow even more. Video Here is a video of … Continue reading Tone2 Releases Icarus 1.1

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