For the past week I've been working with Tone2's new virtual wavetable synth Icarus. They just released public beta 2 and if you have any interest in wavetable synthesis or resynthesis you owe it yourself to give it a try. Download Icarus Beta 2 here - http://www.tone2.org/forum/index.php?topic=2402.0 Real-Time 3d Wavetable... Read more →


I've been using Absynth since version 1. It IS my desert island synth. This being the case I was super excited that Darwin Grosse interviewed Absynth's creator Brian Clevinger for this week's podcast Art + Music + Technology Podcast! Listen to episode #131 here - http://artmusictech.libsyn.com/podcast-131-brian-clevinger-absynth or on iTunes (where... Read more →


My Octatrack turns three this week. In taking a moment to look back over these years I'm blown away at how transformative this instrument has been for me. It has become THE most used instrument and workflow in my rig second to Ableton Live. The Octatrack was also the catalyst... Read more →


Sad you didn't make it to Moogfest? Good news - they are streaming live from multiple locations http://live.moogfest.com. Use the tabs under the player at this page to switch rooms. Schedule is to the right of the player. The full schedule for the event is here http://sched.moogfest.com. Read more →


My friends over at the Bob Moog Foundation could use your help funding a new documentary on Bob Moog called Electronic Voyager. The film is being produced created in collaboration with Robert Fantinatto and Jason Amm (the Director/Producer team behind the acclaimed modular synthesizer documentary, I Dream Of Wires). ELECTRONIC... Read more →


Since I last posted about Sonic Encounters in September I released episodes 008-013 so I thought I'd catch you up on past episodes. I skipped episode 008 in this summary because it was a special Halloween edition that doesn't really fit the vibe of Spring. You can listen/subscribe to the... Read more →


Electronica 2 - The Heart of Noise is a tribute to Luigi Russolo who proposed in 1913 in his futurist manifesto the Art of Noises a number of conclusions about how electronics and other technology will allow futurist musicians to "substitute for the limited variety of timbres that the orchestra... Read more →


In a world flooded with instant-on, presets, and apps that make complex extremely simple - I've been thinking more about the value of the artistic journey and mastery. To this end I've been reading books on the matter and thought I'd pass on some good reads in this and future... Read more →


If you are out Asheville, NC way this weekend head over to the Asheville electro-music festival to see some great artists perform and give seminars. The Asheville electro-music festival brings some of the world's finest electronic and experimental musicians to the mountains of Western North Carolina. They will be joined... Read more →


FYI - I am honored to have contributed to this post over on Cycling '74's blog and newsletter. Check it out the review here https://cycling74.com/2016/05/03/the-infectious-charm-of-the-bazille. You can see their newsletter and subscribe here. Read more →


Brian Eno's new album The Ship is here. "Humankind seems to teeter between hubris and paranoia: the hubris of our ever-growing power contrasts with the paranoia that we're permanently and increasingly under threat. At the zenith we realize we have to come down again... we know that we have more... Read more →


This spring, we’re visiting campuses across the globe as part of the Ableton University Tour: a series of free events at which our Certified Trainers will demonstrate the music-making capabilities of Live, Push and Link. Open to students, faculty members and staff as well as to the general public, the... Read more →