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Video of Hiromi Uehara Shredding on a Nord Lead in "Return Of The Kung-Fu World Champion" + New Album Alive Coming This June

Just bumped into this video of the amazing Hiromi from a few years back and wanted to pass it along.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJhNdIqHGjA

By the way, she is on tour and has a new album coming out in June called  Here is a video of Alive. Hiromi The Trio Project performing "Alive" (live in the studio).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kR8HinFaQhk

More on her album and tour here http://www.hiromimusic.com/.


Native Instrument Reaktor (Normally $399) On Sale for $99 Till May 28

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FYI Reaktor is on sale for $99 bucks!  Sale ends May 28. Details here http://www.native-instruments.com/en/specials/infinite-possibilities/.

The fully modular synthesis studio lets you access a universe of synthesizers, sound generators, grooveboxes, sequencers, and effects, with limitless programming options. What’s more, you open the hood and customize existing instruments, or create your own from scratch.


REAKTOR 5 includes over 70 inspiring instruments and sonic devices. And REAKTOR 5 owners can access thousands more in the REAKTOR User Library.


"Sensation of Swimming in the Sound" A 9 Minute Documentary About Thereminist Lydia Kavina

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https://vimeo.com/95416149

Sensation of swimming in the sound from Mélodie Monet on Vimeo.

Sensation of swimming in the sound, a documentary about Lydia Kavina, one of the leading performing musicians on the theremin.

Oxford, 2013

a film by Mélodie Monet
art director, cinematographer and film editor - Mélodie Monet
sound recording - Thibaut Plantecoste
sound engineer - Paul Sepchat

special thanks to :

Lydia Kavina
George Pavlov
Andy Lamb from The Bate Collection of Musical Instruments

and my friends for your support :

Thibaut Plantecoste
Marc Chouarain
Jimmy Virani
Paul Sepchat

French subtitles available.


Sensation of swimming in the sound, a documentary about Lydia Kavina, one of the leading performing musicians on the theremin.

Oxford, 2013

a film by Mélodie Monet
art director, cinematographer and film editor - Mélodie Monet
sound recording - Thibaut Plantecoste
sound engineer - Paul Sepchat

special thanks to :

Lydia Kavina
George Pavlov
Andy Lamb from The Bate Collection of Musical Instruments

and my friends for your support :

Thibaut Plantecoste
Marc Chouarain
Jimmy Virani
Paul Sepchat

French subtitles available

Mark Mosher
www.MarkMosherMusic.com


U-HE Bazille: Public Beta + 30% Discount + First Patch + How To Video

I mentioned in an earlier post that U-HE was about to release Bazille. Good news – it’s now in public beta. You can get the beta here  http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=411650.

U-HE is also offering a discount while the instrument is in beta.

If you're amazed by what you hear, you can purchase Bazille now at a 30% discount until two or three weeks after release (estimated for July 1). Purchase Bazille here [$89].

I downloaded it yesterday and am really enjoying it. Here is one of my first patches (screen shot of this patch is first image in post).

In this patch, OSC2 freq is modulating OSC 1. OSC1 phase distortion is being modulated with an LFO run through a lag generator. OSC1 is routed to filter and the cutoff is being modulated with the morphing sequencer. LFO2 is driving Factalize (kind of like sync). All the movement is in the patch. I'm just holding down a single key in different octaves.

 If this al seems a bit confusing – or you just want a nice overview of Bazille’s general workflow check out this nice how to video by ADSR Sounds.

Mark Mosher
www.MarkMosherMusic.com

 


Dub Machines M4L Tape and Analog Delays & Art + Music + Technology Podcast Interview with Developers

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Surreal Machines (http://www.surrealmachines.com/) has released a new set of Max for Live devices for Ableton Live called Dub Machines. For $39 you get 2 devices, 95 presets, and 2 live sets.

Dub Machines is a pair of expertly designed Max for Live devices that reproduce, and expand on the sound of classic tape and analog delays. With vintage character, extensive control and deep sound-shaping capabilities, Dub Machines is ready to take any sound into space.

The Pack is available here  https://www.ableton.com/en/packs/dub-machines/.

Making of Dub Machines

If you are interested in the behind-the-scenes creation of this device check out Darwin Grosse’s latest podcast where he interviews the developers http://artmusictech.libsyn.com/podcast-030-pete-dowling-and-matt-jackson.

In my first two-person podcast, I meet with Pete Dowling and Matt Jackson of Surreal Machines http://www.surrealmachines.com). Pete and Matt have just released a new MFL-based Live pack, and I hit them up for an explanation of the concept, a discussion about what it is like to collaborate on this kind of project, and how one might ever be satisfied with ones work. This is a revealing interview that provides insight on code-based collaborations.

If you haven't gotten a chance to test drive the Dubmachines Live pack, you should give it a try. The two devices are cool to work with, and have a very unique sound (and vibe) to them.

More On Magnetic and Diffuse

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nEJPueE1LA

 

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Magnetic

Magnetic is based on one of the most beloved tape delays of the 1970s. To capture all the nuances of the original, Surreal Machines started by measuring the distortion, frequency response, errors and mechanical noise of an actual hardware unit. As a result, Magnetic is a delay that oozes with nonlinearities and, true to the original, includes multiple gain stages, tape hysteresis, capstan wobble – not even the dry signal comes out the way it went in.

Magnetic comes with a high-quality internal convolution reverb with samples of classic spring and plate reverbs, early digital halls, plus several more radically character-altering spaces. And, in addition to the parallel system that original hardware units had, Magnetic’s reverb can be switched pre or post echo.

Two different reverse options for classic tape or stompbox behaviors are included. Several other tape delays from the period were examined and carefully crafted into new breeds of four different machine styles – all with a control to tone back or exaggerate character.

 

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Diffuse

Is it delay? Is it reverb? It’s Diffuse, and most importantly, it’s lush and full of character. With a sophisticated feedback network under the hood, Diffuse can produce short virtual spaces, otherworldly atmospheric swells, and everything in between.

Diffuse gives you complete control over smearing, echoes and dampening and features plenty of the nonlinearities and smooth tape style delay changes of hardware. As with Magnetic, all relevant parameters can be tweaked directly in the device interface.

Some of the more advanced features include a digital rectifier to add some top end and sizzle and "Pump" – a specially designed dynamics tool to duck the delay out of the way of the dry signal and pull it back up again for long sustained trails.


mark-mosher-fear-cannot-save-us-cover-final (550x550)Mark Mosher
Electronic Musician Boulder, CO
www.ModulateThis.com
www.MarkMosherMusic.com
www.FearCannotSaveUs <<< New album