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Holiday Gift from ModulateThis! FREE Presets for Harmless Synthesizer

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Rather than send a greeting card to you all with a yearly letter ;^) - I spent some time yesterday and today making some presets for you with the fabulous new Harmless virtual synth. FYI - I updated my previous post on Image-Line's Harmless to include a mini-review.

As I mentioned in my previous post, you can get Harmless "name your price" ($9 minimum) until 12/31 or you could also just grab the free trial to experiment with these presets.

Visit the Download page for a link to the presets.

Also, check out this video tour I created where I walk throught the presets. My personal favorite is "The Krell" at 3:48.

Happy holidays!

Mark Mosher
Electronic Music Artist, Composer, Sound Designer
Louisville/Denver/Boulder

http://www.modulatethis.com
http://www.markmoshermusic.com
http://www.twitter.com/markmosher

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Download/Buy my album REBOOT on Bandcamp
Buy on iTunes


Modulate This! Pages - Pages Dedicated to Topics

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I've started creating dedicated Blog “Pages” - These are dedicated index pages for topics. They don’t appear in the normal blog post flow and have short URL’s you can bookmark.  The first dedicate page is for u-he’s ACE http://www.modulatethis.com/ace.html. Swing on by and join the conversation. Note you can subscribe to comments on these pages.

Mark Mosher
Electronic Music Artist, Composer, Sound Designer
Louisville/Denver/Boulder

http://www.modulatethis.com
http://www.markmoshermusic.com
http://www.twitter.com/markmosher
Download/Buy my album REBOOT on Bandcamp
Buy on iTunes


Mark Mosher Electronica Album REBOOT - Production Notes and Insights Into DIY Distribution with Bandcamp

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REBOOT Announcement
I’m happy to announce the release of my new album electronica REBOOT. I’ve been working on this project on and off for over 2 years. In this and future posts, I’ll share some behind-the-scenes information on the project and DIY music publishing that I hope will save you some time.

Get Reboot Now
I decided to currently offer REBOOT using a “pay what you will” model. Although the suggested pricing is $6 for the 7 song album + digital booklet and $1 for singles, you can name your own price including specifying $0 for free downloads.  You can download/buy from my Bandcamp page - http://markmosher.bandcamp.com.

About Reboot
First let me say that I think you fellow electronic music artists are going to enjoy the album. It’s loaded with complex layers and lots of synth “ear candy”. The album was composed, performed, produced, and mastered using Ableton Live and a Windows Laptop. With the exception of vocals, ALL instruments are virtual – in other words the album is 99.9% digital. Most songs are made up of around 30 tracks.

Production Notes

Virtual Instruments: Ableton Sampler, Operator, Simpler, Impulse; Lennar Digital Sylenth1; reFX Vanguard, Slayer 2; Tone2 Gladiator 2; Camel Audio Alchemy; Native Instrument Absynth 4, Massive; Cakewalk Dimension Pro, Image-Line Morphine, Toxic Biohazard III; Future Audio Workshop Circle; SonicCharge Synplant, FXPansion DCAM Synth Squad. I think I go them all ;^).
Controllers: Novaton Remote SL, Korg nanoKey/Kontrol, M-Audio Trigger Finger, Akai APC40, QWERTY Keyboard, Wacom Bamboo Tablet
Digital Effects: All effects were produced using Ableton Live’s built-in effects or with effects within virtual instruments with the exception of Image-Line Gross Beat and Multiband Compressor
Finalizing & Tagging: Sony SoundForge 9, Mp3tag

Phased Plan for Digital Distribution
I decided to distribute digital only for now and do a phased release and slowly build up distribution channels. This will allow me to stay focused on music and not get completely bogged down in managing distribution. In addition to launching a landing page on a publishing site I wanted to integrate links into www.markmoshermusic.com/music.htm so I could build equity on my own site and centralize distribution.

Bandcamp Publishing Solution
After much experimentation with various social media music distribution sites, I settled on Bandcamp for phase 1. I really like Bandcamp. It focuses more on distribution than trying to compete with social media sites. Instead it offers many sharing options that allow visitors to spread the word. It simply makes publishing a breeze. It’s very simple and clean. Integrating with PayPal is a snap. It also has some nice widgets that allowed me to use Bandamp for heavy lifting on the music page on my site.

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Pay What You Will
Bandcamp also supports the top high-rez audio formats and offers a flexible system that allows for many options for payment. Pay what you will, minimum payments, free but force an email address and more.

More on Self-Publishing…
If you’ve never self-published, there are a tone of little details behind the scenes – tagging, ISRC codes... I’ll post more on this in the future.

Mark Mosher
Electronic Music Artist, Composer, Sound Designer
Louisville/Denver/Boulder
http://www.modulatethis.com
http://www.markmoshermusic.com
http://www.twitter.com/markmosher


One of my songs is climbing the soundclick charts

My second single "Midnight" from my album REBOOT is climbing the Electronica charts over at Soundclick. If you'd like to help me out click this link to listen to the song.

Thanks for your support,

Mark Mosher

========= Update - Oct 23th. =========

On Oct. 20th, the song made it to #1 on both the primary Electronica chart which incorporates all sub-genres (Industrial, IDM, Techno...), as well as the sub-genre Elecronica:Electronica.

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As of today, the song is # 9 on the primary chart and still #1 on the sub-genre chart. Thanks again for continued support as it's keeping the song in the top of the charts :^). 


Modulate This turns 2!

Birthday_02_3Modulate This turns 2 this month!  Every month since I launched, the number of page views has gone up as has the number of subscribers.  A big thanks to all you for reading, donating, subscribing, and using my sponsor links.

If you have any suggestions on articles, tutorials, or videos you'd like to see feel free to drop me and email.

Here's is to another year. 

Mark Mosher


Announcement: Modulate This! Producing Free Video Tutorials on Digital Music Production

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I'm releasing video tutorials on digital music production via YouTube and this blog.  You'll be able watch the videos from my YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/newechoproductions or by reading posts on this blog. Videos appear under the category Video Tutorials.

To start with, I'm re-editing three existing tutorials I have on FL Studio and reformatting them to fit within screen YouTube dimensions.

  • Using the Vocoder in Fl Studio (Advanced)
  • Creating A Pattern with the Step Sequencer (Beginner)
  • Creating A Pattern with the Keyboard Editor (Beginner)

I'll be adding new videos from time to time on using Ableton Live and other tools so subscribe to this blog to get notified when new videos become available.