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Posts from August 2010

I recently had a chance to meet Jay LeBoeuf, the CEO and founder of the San Francisco based company Imagine Research, and learn more about his past and current work. Imagine Research is working on next-generation intelligent signal processing and machine learning technologies. I thought the work was fascinating and... Read more →


I love Ableton Live’s workflow and while I’m a big fan of Ableton Sampler, Operator, Impulse, Drum Racks etc… I do heavily utilize VST’s to extend Live’s range even further. I try to find plugins that not only sound great, but also integrate into and compliment Live’s workflow. One recent... Read more →


For my original music album "I Hear Your Signals" (download the album free) I use Percussa Audiocubes as performance controllers. In this post I’ll give you all the geeky details about how the controllers were applied in the project. AUDIOCUBES AND MIDIBRIDGE I used 4 AudioCubes plus Percussa's free MIDIbridge... Read more →


Leon Theremin (born Lev Sergeyevich Terme) was born on this day, August 15th, 1896. To help celebrate I’m going to do a bit of a stream of consciousness post and will offer some links on Leon and his wonderful instrument and some notes on my use of it. Hang in... Read more →


Robbie Bronnimann dropped me an email recently letting me know about a very cool series of videos he’s posting over at Sonic State. First off, if you're not familiar with Robbie’s work, he’s a London-based composer and producer. He also has released music under the name dba with vocalist Shaz... Read more →


Update: Marc from Ableton Denver was kind enough to find the change log and post as a comment. Check out the Change Log here From Ableton forum - http://forum.ableton.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=141021. Ableton's developers have been busy improving quality and we have released the latest result of this ongoing effort, Live 8.1.5: http://www.ableton.com/latest_versions... Read more →


One month from today I'll be appearing at this year's Electro-Music 2010 Festival. I'll be performing the new album I Hear Your Signals live, plus giving a one hour talk on "Spatial, Visual, and Matrix Controlerism with Ableton Live". Schedule for September 10th. 5:00-6:00 pm - Spatial, Visual, and Matrix... Read more →


I posted a new “One Patch Performance” to YouTube. One Patch Performances are a series of experimental videos I’ve come up with where I use an instance of one synthesizer plus automation to create a song. Watch embedded video. Performance notes are below. In this song I use Ableton Operator,... Read more →