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9 Box AudioCube Casual Music Instrument Turns 1


One year ago I announced the 9 Box on Modulate This. The long name for the system is “9 Box is a Method for performance, improvisation, and spontaneous tribal jams with music, sound, and light”. In short, the 9 Box is a casual music instrument based a method and set of template patches for Percussa AudioCubes and Ableton Live.

Below is a photo of the system featuring one of my cats sitting in “Player 4” position. The FX Audio Cube is detecting his position and translating this to “Bit Crushing” strength. As you can see the the system can easily fit in a backpack as it’s basically a computer, a powered hub and 6 AudioCubes (minimum of three cubes is required).DSC02822

More details here…

Highlights From the Last Year


Here are a few videos showing the system in action.

Video from a jam at Electro-Music 2011

The system is also being used as the basis for music and science labs in schools. Here is a video the system at the STEM Magnet Lab School at Metro Denver. The Lab is mentioned at 8:13. It’s so exciting for me to see the 9 Box being used to inspire students – especially k-6! Watch embedded video.

9 Box AudioCube Drone Jam at Skyline High School in Longmont, CO


Plans for the Next Year

  • AudioCube workshop and jam featuring the 9 Box at the Mountain-Skies festival in Asheville, NC
  • More videos showing the system used as a DJ system and for coordinated performances
  • More videos on how to setup, play, and refill the system
  • More refills
  • More templates with more FX options for sensor cubes
  • More schools, more jams, more music and sound…


Mark Mosher
Electronic Music Artist, Boulder, CO
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