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Posts from March 2013

Watch Max For Live Mono Sequencer Primer Videos


Matthew Davidson, the developer of the new Mono Sequencer device, gives us a quickstart primer on using this creative MIDI effect. Watch for new videos over the coming weeks!

Live 9 Mono Sequencer - Episode 1

Live 9 Mono Sequencer - Episode 2

Mark Mosher
Composer, Performer Synthesist
Boulder, CO

Watch 45 Minute Depeche Mode Set from Live on Letterman Webcast

Depeche Mode performed a 45 minute set on Live on Letterman webcast series to promote their upcoming album Delta Machine. Here is a video of the entire performance. More on the tour and album here 

Watch full concert performance.

Here is the set list via Consequence of Sound.

  1. Intro
  2. Angel
  3. Should Be Higher
  4. Walking In My Shoes
  5. Barrel Of A Gun
  6. Heaven
  7. *Personal Jesus
  8. Soft Touch/Raw Nerve
  9. Soothe My Soul
  10. Enjoy The Silence

Later that evening they performed on Late Night with David Letterman.

Oliver Chesler from Wire to the Ear was at the show. Checkout his post here.

Mark Mosher
Composer, Performer Synthesist
Boulder, CO

Live 9 + M4L Tips: Modulating Buffer Shuffler 2.0 Patterns with LFO

I’ve really been enjoying the new and refreshed Max for Live devices in Live 9.  Buffer Shuffler 2.0 is really great. Here is a fun tip.

1) Create a variety of patterns

2) To cycle through the patterns, drop in the LFO M4L device. Click the map button and then click on one of the pattern numbers. Now the LFO will modulate the pattern being applied.

You can use the LFO “Offset” parameter to pick the lowest pattern that will be selected. The “Depth” parameter will determine the range allowing you to restrict the highest pattern selected. Experiment with LFO shapes and speeds.

Mark Mosher
Boulder, CO
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See You at The Pacific Northwest Synthfest March 16th in Seattle

I’ll be flying up from Boulder to Seattle next weekend for the Pacific Northwest Synthfest on March 16th. I’m playing my Dark SciFi Controllerism set with original songs from my albums along with some unreleased material. I’ll be debuting my new 2013 show with interactive visuals with live camera input (teaser photos here) and will perform a 45 minute set with Q&A at 11am. I’m really looking forward to hanging out with fellow synth enthusiasts in Seattle – woot!


The event is FREE and you can find more details on their Facebook page. Here is a summary of the event.

The MMTA Spring Synth Fest 2013 is scheduled for March 16, 2013 at Shoreline Community College just north of Seattle. It runs from 10:00am to 5:00pm. There will be four rooms this year:

The Petting Zoo: Show off your gear. See other people show off their gear. Touch it. Pet it. Love it.

The Performance / Telepresentation Room for performances and presentations that run throughout the day.

The Trade Show Room where manufacturers will be able to give demos on their gear. This is similar to The Petting Zoo but will likely be a quieter setting where you can go one on one with individual manufacturers.

Jam Session Room. This room will be one big day-long jam session that you can join and leave as you please. Everyone welcome!

Alien Vanguard Soundset for Waldorf Blofeld by HG Fortune and Dimitri Schkoda

Waldorf has released a new sounds set - Alien Vanguard Soundset for Waldorf Blofeld by HG Fortune and Dimitri Schkoda.

What sets this Alien Vanguard soundset apart are the waves by HG Fortune, extending the sonic range of the Waldorf Blofeld into far outer space. This soundset features mostly patches for Ambient, Soundscapes and Atmospherics, but also some other classic stuff, for example, some bass and sequencer sounds for e.g. early TD type and related music.

Alien Vanguard (incl. waveset) by HG Fortune & Dimitri Schkoda (aka Inner Dreamer) includes two patchbanks with 128 patches each:

  • - AlienVanguard HGF-Bank-*.mid by HG Fortune 
  • - AlienVanguard ID-Bank-*.mid by Dimitri Schkoda

The soundset comes with 86 well chosen wave programs in 5 genres:

  • Cpl - complex i.e. mostly layered sounds 
  • Scp - soundscapes partly generated from images and as such showing some vivid sonic motion by itself 
  • Syn - synthesizer sounds 
  • Cho - synthetic choir sounds 
  • FX - effect sounds (spacey as well as natural like birds and water)

On request the waveset has been set to 86 wave programs in order to maintain space for the factory

set which does fit well along.

HG Fortune has been into synthesizers since 1975 and is well known for his very special VSTi plugin creations since 2003. Dimitri Schkoda aka Inner Dreamer is the most prolific patch designer and composer of demotracks for HGFortune VSTi plugins since late 2004.


Long 15 Tracks Demo

Longer demo with 24 Patches

Demo Medley - very long

This soundset requires Blofeld Keyboard or Blofeld with installed License SL

Photos form the Ableton Live 9, Max for Live and Push Premiere Event the University of Denver

I attended the Ableton Live 9, Max for Live and Push Premiere Event the University of Denver on Wednesday February 27th.

Ableton Certified Trainer and electronic artist Orville Kline joins Darwin Grosse from Cycling 74 for a unique performance and presentation covering the new features of Ableton Live 9, the potential of Max for Live and exploring creative approaches for composition and performance using Ableton's new hardware instrument Push.

Here is a flickr set from the event.