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The Tables Are Turned. My Interview on Sound Design Live Podcast "Turning Technology Into Performance"

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I was recently interviewed by Berkeley, CA Sound Designer Nathan Lively on his podcast Sound Design Live which has over 10,000 followers! This was a nice turn as I’m normally the one doing the interviewing :^).

You can read the original post “Turning Technology Into Performancehere, listen to the full 26 minute interview using the player below, or download the MP3 here.

In the interview I offer a lot of behind-the-scenes notes on: how I got started with electronic music, Modulate This! Blog, sound design work on Patchlab, working with tangible interfaces such as AudioCubes, social media for artists, and a discussion of my open knowledge 9 Box method which is being used as the basis for a K-6 electronic music lab in a Denver Metro school.

Turning Technology Into Performance by Sound Design Live

Thanks to Nathan for taking to time to interview me and making me LOL multiple times during the interview. It was a blast! If you want to learn more about Nathan visit http://www.nathanlively.com.

Mark Mosher
Electronic Music Artist, Boulder, CO
Official Web Site: www.MarkMosherMusic.com
Listen/Download Albums: www.MarkMosherMusic.com/music.html


Elektron Holiday Sale - 15% Off Octatrack, Machinedrum, and Monomachine Till December 23rd

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Elektron is offer 15% off of Elektron Holiday Sale – 15% Off Octatrack, Machinedrum, and Monomachine Till December 23rd. More here http://www.elektron.se/online-shop.

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Mark Mosher
Electronic/Experimental Music Artist, Boulder, CO
Synthesist | Composer | Keyboardist | Performer

Synth Geek Blog: http://modulatethis.com/
Artist Site: www.MarkMosherMusic.com


25% Off All Ableton Products Till Jan 15th 2012

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Holiday specials are starting to appear on manufacturer sites.  When I see offers for some of my  favorite products I’ll pass them along.

Ableton is offering 25% all products till Jan 15th 2012. This offer is for all products including Suite 8 or Partner Instruments and Max for Live and also includes upgrades

More here http://www.ableton.com/holiday-special.

Mark Mosher
Electronic/Experimental Music Artist, Boulder, CO
Synthesist | Composer | Keyboardist | Performer

Synth Geek Blog: http://modulatethis.com/
Artist Site: www.MarkMosherMusic.com


U-HE Announces Public Beta and Introductory Pricing for New Diva Synthesizer

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U-HE, makers for my favorite synths ACE and Zebra 2, have released a public beta for their latest synthesizers Diva.

The oscillators, filters and envelopes closely model components found in some of the great monophonic and polyphonic synthesizers of yesteryear. Modules can be mixed and matched so you can build hybrids, but what sets DIVA apart is the sheer authenticity of the analogue sound. This comes at the cost of quite a high CPU-hit, but we think it was worth it: Diva is the first native software synth that applies methods from industrial circuit emulators (search for "PSpice") in realtime! Especially the behaviour of our zero-delay-feedback filters, when pushed to the limit, demonstrates the advantages of this groundbreaking approach.

The beta version works without restriction until December 31st. Become an early adopter, play an active role in development as we nurture this baby to perfection over the next few weeks...

The latest builds are always available in our support forum: click to go there
Estimated price: 179$ (+19% VAT in EU)
Introductory price: 119$ (+19% VAT in EU) until December 31st, 2011

Sale starts Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 on http://www.u-he.com.

See the announcement here.

Mark Mosher
Electronic/Experimental Music Artist, Boulder, CO
Synthesist | Composer | Keyboardist | Performer

Synth Geek Blog: http://modulatethis.com/
Artist Site: www.MarkMosherMusic.com


Music Monday: New Album Event Horizon by Twyndyllyngs

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Twyndyllyngs is an electronic music duo made up of Bill Fox and Howard Moscovitz who are both a big part of the Electro-Music.com community. This album is available as a digital download on Bandcamp.

“This album was recorded live at Event Horizon on September 22, 2011. If you burn a CD with 0 seconds between the tracks, you'll be able to hear this album as intended where tracks 1 - 3 run together and tracks 4 - 5 run together.”

I’ve embedded the bandcamp player below so you can get a preview of this wonderful album. I encourage you to support this indie art with a  a buy using the button in the embedded player or  over on http://twyndyllyngs.bandcamp.com/album/event-horizon

 

Mark Mosher
Electronic/Experimental Music Artist, Boulder, CO
Synthesist | Composer | Keyboardist | Performer

Synth Geek Blog: http://modulatethis.com/
Artist Site: www.MarkMosherMusic.com


SampleRobot 4 Multi-X and Single-X Released with Support for Waldorf Blofeld

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I just saw this announcement over on http://www.waldorfmusic.de/.

 

SampleRobot 4 is the name of Blofeld's new accomplice. Creating multisamples for Blofeld has never been easier with the help of SampleRobot, as it automatically samples existing instruments. It saves all samples as WAV and assignment information in XML format, ready to be transferred into Blofeld using Spectre. SampleRobot 4 is available from SkyLife, a special Single-X version for Blofeld starts at only 39,00 Euro, the luxury version is available here. This is not only the perfect companion for Blofeld but also for Lector, which can load multisamples in XML format too.  Requires Blofeld Keyboard, Blofeld with License SL installed or Lector. More information here.

Here is some detail SampleRobot’s page on the Single-X version.

 

SampleRobot 4 Single-X contains the application and more than 800 MB of premium samples in Soundfont 2 file format.

SampleRobot 4 Single-X is a completely new and for all musicians and producers affordable version of the well-known sampling software. Single-X stands for single export.

This download of SampleRobot Single-X support the following export format:

Waldorf Blofeld (*.xml)

With SampleRobot 4 Single-X you can easily do automatic sampling of acoustic and electronic instruments. Remote control your MIDI gear and sample all sound nuances fully automatically.

The graphical interface is very easy to use. You can achieve excellent results with just a few mouse clicks.

SampleRobot 4 Single-X works with Windows XP / Vista / 7 and also under Bootcamp and Parallels Desktop for Mac on Intel Macintosh Computers

Mark Mosher
Electronic/Experimental Music Artist, Boulder, CO
Synthesist | Composer | Keyboardist | Performer

Synth Geek Blog: http://modulatethis.com/
Artist Site: www.MarkMosherMusic.com