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New FREE Factory Bonus 3 Presets for Camel Audio Alchemy

Himalaya: Pads

I just got an email blast from Camel Audio with info on a new free sound set for one of my favorite instruments Alchemy.

“Alchemy Factory Presets & Samples Bonus 3 offers over a gigabyte of new samples as a free update for all registered users. Acoustic instruments are a major feature of this latest collection, including a grand piano, baroque lute, cimbalom, autoharp, and hammered dulcimer, plus delicate meditation bowls and crystal glasses. There are also loads of dramatic one-shot hits, sweeps, and crashes, war drums, tabla loops, and bowed cymbal effects. You can read more about this release on our news page.”

See more Modulate This Posts on Alchemy.

Mark Mosher
Electronic Musician, Boulder CO

Composer Heather Fenoughty Offers 51 Marketing Ideas in a Recent Scorecast Post


Heather Fenoughty is a British composer and sound designer for film, television, theatre, and multimedia. She’s also a violinist. Heather just wrote a great post offering marketing ideas for composer over on Scorecast’s site. I recommend you swing by their site and read the post.


Mark Mosher
Electronic Musician, Boulder CO

$49 Yard Sale on Image-Line Plugins Till August 31st

Image line is having a yard sale. The following plugins are $49 till August 31st. Bold indicates plugins I used in my last two albums. Hyperlink links to a Modulate This post/category for the product.

  • Drumaxx
  • Maximus
  • Sakura
  • Morphine
  • Toxic Biohazard
  • PoiZone
  • Slicex
  • Sawer
  • Gross Beat
  • Sytrus
    • DirectWave
    • Hardcore
    • Harmless
    • Ogun
    • Vocodex
    • Juice Pack (I like the Multiband compressor, WaveCandy oscilloscope, and the notes VST)
    • Edison Wav editor

    Watch embedded promo video

    Move info…

    Mark Mosher
    Electronic Musician, Boulder CO


    Image-Line Takes On Melodyne with Newtone Pitch Correction Plugin

    Image-Line just posted a preview video of a new pitch correction plugin called Newtone. According to their news page, “The final version will have full toolbars and work as a FL Studio native plugin.” - I’m assuming this means the plugin will be released in FL Studio 9.5.

    Watch embedded video

    Between 2002 and 2006 I used a variety of music software such as FL Studio, Sonar, Project 5, Acid, and Ableton Live. I actually used FL quite a bit during that time. As Live matured, I eventually switched to Live 100%. Since FL updates are free I do tend to a keep a copy of of it on my system. Also, many of my favorite plugins and instruments were converted to VSTs so I do use Image-Line tech in my Live rig.

    For me Newtone could make FL Studio more relevant in my rig. Of course  VST version would be even better. Bottom line, Newtone looks like an a very affordable option to get Melodyne functionality into the hands of FL users and users of other hosts via Rewire.


    Mark Mosher
    Electronic Musician, Boulder CO

    :I HEAR YOUR SIGNALS" Announcement, Download Links, Fun Facts, Listening tips


    After eight months of work, I'm  very excited to announce that my latest album I HEAR YOUR SIGNALS is now available as a digital download.


    1. BandCamp - available “name your price”. To download for FREE click the “Buy Now” Button and enter $0. I recommend downloading the album from here as you'll get a 4-panel digital booklet containing original photos and art and liner notes.
    2. I iTunes

    3. Amazon MP3
    4. ReverbNation


    1. The album contains 8 original songs composed and produced completely in the digital realm using state-of-the-art virtual synthesizers. Even the Theremin analog signal was converted back to digital so it could be used to drive virtual instruments.
    2. The album was composed and produced entirely on a laptop using Ableton Live 8 running Windows 7.
    3. The album was composed an arranged for live performance and was created using keyboards, matrix controllers, the exotic Theremin, and unique visual and tangible controllers such as the Tenori-On and Percussa AudioCubes. So, while I HEAR YOUR SIGNALS is a “studio album”, I rehearsed and could perform all the songs live prior to recording. For many songs, I recorded lead synth elements live in one pass (after rehearsing for many weeks). This gives the album a more live/ “jam-like” feel than my previous album. It also makes these songs great for live performance.
    4. A few songs like “Control Zone” are quite experimental and the notes and modulation of synth parameters was achieved with hand and finger movement in space and I never touched a physical key or button during recording.
    5. Some songs on the album are a retelling of some of the songs on REBOOT, but from a very different point of view. For example, “When Connected” is the same “story” as  REBOOT’s “Infected” but as viewed from the opposite point of view.
    6. While the songs are copyrighted, I’m making them available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License so you podcasters, bloggers, and hobbyists can safely use the music in your productions as long as you offer an attribution. Drop me an email if you use a track so I can check out your work.
    7. The images in the digital booklet/liner notes are all original and based on photographs taken by me and my children. I did the graphic design work.


    1. Both the REBOOT and I HEAR YOUR SIGNALS are albums in the sense that the songs played in sequence tell a story. If you can spare the time, spin them the albums at least once in one sitting.
    2. If you don’t have time to listen to the whole album try and eke out 5 minutes and listen to each track without skipping. These are instrumental compositions and not dance floor tracks so they have a beginning, middle and end:^).
    3. A lot of work went into the mix and there are dynamics, sounds, positioning of sounds you’ll miss on computer speakers. So listen with with some nice headphones or on a nice system with a sub-woofer.

    I hope you’ve found this information more entertaining and fun than a stuffy old press release.  Drop me an email or leave comments on this post and let me know which songs you like best!

    Thanks again for your support and please tell your friends about I HEAR YOUR SIGNALS.

    Mark Mosher
    Electronic Musician, Boulder, CO

    Ableton Denver July 14, 2010 Meetup


    I can’t make it, but I wanted to pass along a link to the next Ableton Denver meetup. This all-ages meetup is on July 14th at 7:00 P.M. at the Lucid Gallery 719, 8th in Denver, CO.


    • Demo of OHM64 by Marc Wei
    • Bobby Collins will present on Serato Scratch (and I assume will talk a little about “The Bridge”)
    • Beat Repeat Clinic with Chase Dobson and Marc Wei
    • Learn and/or Teach Room

    More details here -

    Mark Mosher
    Electronic Musician, Boulder CO