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Posts from May 2009

Thomas Dolby is the guest DJ this week on the Wired Playlist Podcast (link launches iTunes). In this podcast, he offers a sneak peak at 2 1/2 songs from his first album of new material in 18 years - A Map of the Floating City. In the podcast he debuts... Read more →


I’ve been doing some sound design work with Future Audio Workshop Circle Virtual Synthesizer. While most of the parameters are visible on the main page of the user interface, some are only accessible via tabs along the bottom of the interface. So to search for sounds, access keyboard and arpeggiator... Read more →


Better Support For Wacom Tablets in Live 8.0.2 For the past year, I’ve been using a Wacom Bamboo tablet as an alternative input device for a mouse. It works well with VSTs. However, in Ableton Live, the pen stroke length to move a knob through it’s entire range of values... Read more →


Sound Design with Gladiator 2: HCM Synthesis Explained

Update: checkout the discount link on the right side of the blog. I started using Tone 2 Gladiator 1 a year ago and recently upgraded to Gladiator 2. Gladiator 1 & 2 are based on a new type of synthesis called Harmonic Content Morphing (HCM). HCM offers a clever way... Read more →