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I've been using Absynth since version 1. It IS my desert island synth. This being the case I was super excited that Darwin Grosse interviewed Absynth's creator Brian Clevinger for this week's podcast Art + Music + Technology Podcast! Listen to episode #131 here - http://artmusictech.libsyn.com/podcast-131-brian-clevinger-absynth or on iTunes (where... Read more →


I recently did a post where I manipulated the sample of the sound of a pen striking a half-full can of soda with Ableton Push and pad pressure. In this post I used the same sample, but this time with Absynth. You can listen to the experiment on Soundcloud here... Read more →


Last night I was doing some late night patching with Absynth and I came up with an original patch called “endless chime grains”. I then did an improv using only this patch and built-in Absynth FX and posted it to soundcloud here “Endless Chime Improv (Absynth)". The spectrum view overlaid... Read more →


(Click Image to Enlarge) Absynth’s “Program List” is a great way to organize your favorite presets for studio or performance work. You can also use it as a list of MIDI program changes. In this article I illustrate how this works with step-by-step instructions on how to to use MIDI... Read more →


There are many ways to control the volume of your presets in Absynth and many options are not on the same page. This being the case, I offer you a few tips with screen shots to help you wrap your head around overall volume adjustment technique in Absynth. Controlling Channel... Read more →


Back in 2012 I wrote a post called Sound Design and Workflow Tip: Make Better Use of the Stand-Alone FX Versions of Your Virtual Instruments which suggested you explore using some of the FX versions of the synths in your quiver for applying interesting FX to your tracks. Since then... Read more →


I used the heck out of Absynth in my new album. There are some hidden gems in it’s deep feature set. Here is one of may inspiring videos by www.absynthtutorials.com on a feature you might have missed - sample jump mode. http://youtu.be/IKQX3Il3-wc Did you know about the sample jump function?... Read more →


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NI Absynth patch "Halloween Theme" by John Carpenter Using Only Envelopes

Here is a fun video (http://youtu.be/kuTpkSFRDjE) from Absynth guru Anthony Distefano. My Absynth version of the "Halloween theme".This was all done using the envelopes.There was no overdubbing. Links: http://anthonydistefano.bandcamp.com/ Mark Mosher Electronic Musician | Composer | Sound Designer | Performer Boulder, CO Read more →


Anthony Distefano Celebrates Steve Reich's Birthday with NI Absynth Video "Pulses from Music for 18 Musicians"

My friend and Absynth guru Anthony Distefano shared a video in celebration of Steve Reich’s birthday. My Absynth version of Steve Reich's Pulses from Music for 18 Musicians.This was all done using Absynth's envelopes. Links: http://www.stevereich.com/ http://anthonydistefano.bandcamp.com/ Mark Mosher Electronic Musician | Composer | Sound Designer | Performer Boulder, CO Read more →


In this experiment I used Octatrack to drive Absynth running in stand-alone mode. I sequenced the piece using only the Octatrack sequencer. I used step sequencing mixed with trig automation to modulate Absynth performance params via MIDI CCs along with some real-time performance param manipulation using data entry knobs on... Read more →


In addition to dragging the breakpoints of an envelope in Absynth, you can also enter precise time values for each break point. P. 116 of the manual explains the different types of time control. Abs/BP Time control: Determines the Breakpoint’s position on the time axis. Enter the duration in seconds.... Read more →


I recorded this piece during my summer hiatus - “#01 Octatrack meets Absynth” (watch embedded video). 2013 Summer of Synth Sessions Boulder - #01 Octatrack meets Absynth from Mark Mosher on Vimeo. Real-Time With Octatrack I’m just getting started with the Elektron Octatrack performance sampler but I decided it would... Read more →


"Pure and Broken Circuits 01" is an Absynth sound design experiement. A sound design experiment showing the darker virtual analog modelling side of Absynth (no samples here) to illustrate Absynth's range beyond the typical motion pad :^) This piece is an improvisation using an original preset patched with two oscillator... Read more →