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Posts from January 2010

Back in November I purchased a set of four Percussa AudioCubes. I've spent quite a bit of time working with them as a an interface to Ableton Live. In this hands-on review I'll explain what they are, how they work, how I'm using them with Live and also offer some... Read more →


Watch embedded video “Enumerating’ is another installment in my “ONE PATCH PERFORMANCE SERIES.” Videos in this series are intended to show what's possible when you constrain your tool set to one synth and one preset with many modulation routings mapped for performance. I created a 4 bar pattern with a... Read more →


A killer performance of “Who Is it? “ by Bjork. Electronic elements, via Tenori-On, cool costumes, a horn section and Bjork. What’s not to like. More Bjork @ http://twitter.com/bjork, http://www.bjork.com. Watch embedded video Killer track "_OpVern" by Syl Kougai with an brilliant video by Sarge GrafX. Artist info here: http://sylkougai.com/,... Read more →


One of the coolest things about Absynth is that you can draw custom waveforms. The waveform editor is simply fantastic. Custom Waveforms are not just for oscillators. They can also be used for LFO’s. 1) Click the button next to the LFO wave shape to open the waveform selector. 2)... Read more →


I just made a donation to the American Red Cross through iTunes. I appreciate Apple making this so easy. 100% of your donation goes to the Red Cross and your personal information is not sent to the Red Cross. If you would like to donate, use this link –> iTunes... Read more →


Teenage Engineering is at NAMM 2010 and appears to have made progress with the OP-1 (see video of demo at bottom of post). The OP-1 is a is billed as an “…all-in-one portable Synthesizer, Sampler and Controller. With additional features like the FM Radio and a G-Force sensor for pitch... Read more →


(Click image to enlarge) Controllerist Moldover has posted a sneak peek of his first commercial controller, the Mojo. View embedded video “After nearly a decade of study in the art of controllerism, Moldover has created his first commercially available controller. Assimilating ideas from traditional instruments, DJ hardware, and game controllers,The... Read more →


The Winter NAMM show is on! It’s in Anaheim California and runs from January 14-17, 2010. I’m not at the show and will only post a few links related to new products here and there. For in-depth coverage I recommend you visit: Synthtopia’s Dedicated NAMM 2010 Section - http://www.synthtopia.com/content/tag/2010-namm-show/ Create... Read more →


The long awaited Tenori-On V2.0 update has just been released and is available for download. Below is the list of updates from the Yamaha web site: Tighter operation - Through internal software refinements the Yamaha engineers have successfully improved the overall processing performance, giving the Tenori-On player the experience of... Read more →


Lots going on this month in the Battlestar Galactica universe. Battlestar Galactica:The Plan is airing tonight where you’ll get to “See the war for humanities survival from the other Side”. According to the Wikipedia page, “It consists of newly filmed material as well as a compilation of footage from the... Read more →


In addition to creating tutorial videos, I’ve decided to start a Video Log. Tutorials are very time consuming to produce as they are scripted and require a lot of planning - not to mention time to edit and produce. My video log will be much more casual and it will... Read more →


Robert Henke, co-founder of Ableton has released some interesting looking Max for Live devices on his website - http://www.monolake.de/technology/m4l.html. Devices include: The legendary PX-18 step sequencer Black - "A simple device which does two things: It displays songtime in hours:minutes:seconds- at least as long as you are working with a... Read more →


Click here to watch embedded video I’ve been working a lot with u-he’s ACE modular synthesizer which recently released. It’s quite fantastic and made my recent Best of 2009 Electronic Music Tech list. ACE has a very nice clean and simple user interface where almost all programming is done on... Read more →


Your browser is not able to display frames. Please visit the mind map: REBOOT Album Project Plan on Mind Mapping - MindMeister. I’m kicking off 2010 with a post help you turn your New Years resolutions into finished projects. As an artist... Read more →