Spending More Time on My Music Laptop & Dusting Off Some Original Presets for Synths like U-HE Zebra 2

I find I've been spending more time making music and sound with my laptop while in isolation than with hardware. Of course I'm still making music and sound with my Elektron boxes, but I'm just noticing the laptop is getting more use in my day-to-day. Perhaps it's because I can just take it anywhere in... Continue Reading →

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 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 →

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 →

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 →

U-He Zebra 2.5

I’m just now getting around to experimenting with some of the new features in Zebra 2.5 which was released in December. A couple of big new features worth noting are: New effect plugin Zebrify that allows you to use Zebra 2.5 effects on any synth. In the picture above (click to enlarge) I’m using it... Continue Reading →

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