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Music Monday: The Sound of Thunder by onewayness + dRachEmUsiK

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Onewayness (aka Adam Holquist ) and dRachEmUsiK (aka Charles Shriner) have collaborated on a wonderful new ambient drone album called The Sound of Thunder. I highly recommend buying it to get the high-rez download version at bandcamp for $6 (or more), or ordering the CD version here.

The Sound of Thunder was inspired by the final movement of T.S. Eliot's 'The Waste Land', 'What the Thunder Said'; and also by the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, from which it draws heavily. Each movement is based on one of the four concepts from the Upanishad, as used by Eliot: Datta (Charity), Dayadhvam (Mercy), Damyata (Restraint), and Shantih (Peace). With the exception of Peace, which we have allowed to stand alone, the movements are intended to represent the conflict and resolution between these virtues and the 'undesirable' qualities that they are meant to keep in check.

credits

released 01 November 2012
onewayness is Adam Holquist:
SK-1, Marsynth WSB-a, lap steel, soft synths, voice, effects
dRachEmUsiK is Charles Shriner:
Marsynth Morris Box, EWI, soft synths, programming, samples, effects
Recorded October 2012 at MCSD Studio by Charles Shriner with Adam Holquist
Spoken text is from 'The Waste Land' by T.S. Eliot, read by Michael Dalling, and appears courtesy of librivox.org.
Professional shout-outs are humbly offered to the following: Joo Won Park, Damon Mar / Marsynth, AudioDamage, Kevin Schlei / Bit Shape Software

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SYNTHESIST MARK MOSHER, Boulder, CO 
Artist Web Site: www.MarkMosherMusic.com
Show your Support with an Album buy: http://markmosher.bandcamp.com/
Synth Geek Blog: www.ModulateThis.com
Local Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/The-Boulder-Synthesizer-Meetup/


Black Friday Deals for Electronic Musicians

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Looking for some deals on synths and such? Ronnie over at Rekkerd.org is doing a fantastic job tracking all deals over on here http://rekkerd.org/deals-deals-deals/.

SNAGHTML778e279I want to point out that all the individual synths that come with Native Instruments Komplete are half-off. This includes my desert island synth Absynth 5. I consider this a rig essential so if you don’t have it it’s only $99 bucks http://www.native-instruments.com/#/de/products/producer/absynth-5/. Massive and FM8 are also $99. Maschine expansions are also half-off and iMaschine is only .99.

 

 

Lastly I want to mention my friend and fellow Colorado artist Darren Kramer’s product The Gig Easy iPad mounts are $10 off. I really like this mount and use it in my rig.  I especially like how it rotates and locks into wither landscape or portrait positions and it has the perfect amount of friction for repositioning. Darren’s got an incredible list of artists using this like Heribie Hanckock, The Cars, Metalica, Steve Marting. Checkout the artist page here.

 

SYNTHESIST MARK MOSHER, Boulder, CO 
Artist Web Site: www.MarkMosherMusic.com
Show your Support with an Album buy: http://markmosher.bandcamp.com/
Synth Geek Blog: www.ModulateThis.com
Local Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/The-Boulder-Synthesizer-Meetup/


My First Solo Flight with Space Palette Kinect-Controller

My First Solo Flight with Space Palette from Mark Mosher on Vimeo.

Tim Thompson flew out from San Jose to present on his Space Palette kinect-based casual instrument this week Boulder Synthesizer Meetup (meetup.com/The-Boulder-Synthesizer-Meetup) on Nov 13th, 2012.

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The big news for me is he gave me a Space Palette frame! He actually came in a before the meetup and stayed to configure my system with his custom code and all the dependent parts and taught me how to launch, calibrate and customize.

After he flew home, I tore the system down and put it all back together and got it all running on my own :^). I then swapped out the audio instruments behind the scenes with Absynth patches to make my first solo performance. I shot this video while holding the camera behind the frame as I played. All audio and visuals are interactive and in response to the Kinect tracking my multi-touch movement (X,Y, Depth) through the various windows in the frame.

More here SpacePalette.com

SYNTHESIST MARK MOSHER, Boulder, CO 
Artist Web Site: www.MarkMosherMusic.com
Show your Support with an Album buy: http://markmosher.bandcamp.com/
Synth Geek Blog: www.ModulateThis.com
Local Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/The-Boulder-Synthesizer-Meetup/


Ableton Live Workshop in San Francisco on Saturday Nov 17th 2012

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This is a heads up for readers in the San Francisco area. Timo Preece and Liam Shy, are conducting an Ableton Live Workshop on Saturday, November 17th from NOON – 3PM at the Supperclub on 657 Harrision Street. You can purchase tickets here.

Ableton Certified Trainer»SONGWRITING WORKFLOW TECHNIQUES«
 
Using the new Live 9 and its expanded features, Ableton Certified Trainer, Timo Preece will divulge tips, tricks and workflow techniques that can drastically improve the quality and efficiency of your production and songwriting process.  From designing original sounds to mixing down, he will shed light on many key elements to getting the most out of this popular multifaceted digital audio workstation.

 

»LIVE PERFORMANCE AND DJ’ING«
 
Liam Shy will present an inside look at one of his personal performance sessions utilizing the Akai APC 40.  Get a behind the scenes tour into the world where DJ’ing, Remixing and Live Performance collide!

 

 

Links

Tickets / Main Site: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/288596
Landing Page: http://www.gravityterminal.com/ableton
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/483761738322131/

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SYNTHESIST MARK MOSHER, Boulder, CO 
Artist Web Site: www.MarkMosherMusic.com
Show your Support with an Album buy: http://markmosher.bandcamp.com/
Synth Geek Blog: www.ModulateThis.com
Local Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/The-Boulder-Synthesizer-Meetup/