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Posts from March 2011

The Electronic Music scene continues to heat up around Denver/Boulder. Lots going on in April. April 1, 2011 Denver locals Inactivists War on Jazz Hands CD Release party. 9PM The Walnut Room, 3131 Walnut St, Denver, CO FYI – if you go you’ll get to enjoy the Theremin musical styling's... Read more →


MAX FOR LIVE DEALS Via Ableton: There has never been a better time to get started with Max for Live. In April, Ableton is offering Max for Live for free with purchases of Ableton Suite 8 and upgrades to Suite 8 from Live Lite and Live Intro. There is also... Read more →


Native Instruments posted a teaser video on their new additive synth called Razor. The factory patches are by Richard Devine. It reminds me of Image-Line’s Harmless as it shares a simplified approach to additive synthesis with subtractive filters on the back end. They have upped the ante with waveform visualizer... Read more →


According to May Roosevelt - “IT IS TIME FOR THE DEAD TO HAVE A WORD WITH THE LIVING” and she delivers through her album Haunted. Her web site describes the album: "Haunted": The Strange Musical Case of May Roosevelt May Roosevelt's new album "Haunted" opens doors to phantoms of the... Read more →


Robert Edgar on Simultaneous Opposites and 21st Century Cinematicians

I’m counting down to my Thursday night (3/17/2011) show in Sunnyvale. Robert Edgar and I will each perform a set at the Art Institute of California/Sunnyvale. I met Robert earlier this year at the 2010 Electro-Music Festival where I learned of his fascinating “Simultaneous Opposites Engine” work. Rather than try... Read more →


I just saw this on Livid’s blog: I thought it would be fitting to do a limited Texas edition controller set. The wood choice for maximum Texas flavor? Mesquite of course. Although Ryan Anderson (the head of our circuit board department), insisted that the state tree of Texas is a... Read more →


In late January I purchased Waldorf Largo and I’ve been using the hell out of it for work on my next album. It is now one of my most heavily used synths in my rig and I’ve crated a fairly large number of custom presets from INIT. IMHO this is... Read more →


"Camgesture in Paradise" - Ableton Theremin Made by Translating Hand Gestures from Webcam

Camgesture in Paradise from Steve Freedom on Vimeo. I found this cool video via @Psicoff on Twitter. It's a video by Steve Fredom using a web cam as a Theremin. Ableton Theremin - experimental electronic music made by translating hand gestures tracked by Quartz Composer and webcam, into OSC then... Read more →


Gridfest Monome Community Event May 6-8 2011 in Sante Fe NM

In the spirit of collaboration, as it is exemplified by artistic endeavor, the monome community is once again organizing a large scale event showcasing the broad spectrum of talent of monome users. Artists from around North America will be attending and performing in a series of concerts and workshops to... Read more →


I put in some extra rehearsal time this weekend in preparation for the March 17th show at the Art Institute of California/Sunnyvale . I’ll be performing songs from I HEAR YOUR SIGNALS, and some new songs which I’m considering for my next album. I’m also working on getting some songs... Read more →


Moldover Takes Two New Social Instruments syncoMasher and MiniMasher on the Road

I just got an email from Moldover’s email list and thought I’d pass it along. Modover’s work was one the inspirations behind my 9 Box Method by the way. Good news! I have finished assembling two NEW Social x Instruments. I call them The SyncoMasher and The MiniMasher. I'm taking... Read more →


My nephew is a huge gamer and turned me on to this video via Joystiq. The Kinect is nothing short of amazing for gaming and I’m very intrigued that Microsoft Research is looking to take this to the next level. I see a huge potential in all this for controllerism... Read more →


I’m flying out to the Bay Area in March for an awesome whirlwind extended weekend filled with electronic music. I’ll be playing a show, plus going to see DEVO, plus talking AudioCubes with Bert from Percussa who’s visiting from Belgium. Details below if you want to swing by and say... Read more →