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My Octatrack turns three this week. In taking a moment to look back over these years I'm blown away at how transformative this instrument has been for me. It has become THE most used instrument and workflow in my rig second to Ableton Live. The Octatrack was also the catalyst... Read more →


I've been invited to perform as part of a drone collective this Sunday a the Textures Ambient Showcase in Denver (Facebook invite). The show has these rules. 1) one synthesizer per player 2) all inputs into main mixer/pa (no indie rigs) 3) play single note holds only – focus is... Read more →


Elektron has released a minor update for the Octatrack - OS 1.25G. What's new: A regression caused static samples to be assigned a tempo of 300 BPM when loaded. Fixed. Trigless locks in the currently active bank were incorrectly converted into trigless trigs when restarting the machine. Fixed. You can... Read more →


It's been a while since I mentioned my soundscape podcast Sonic Encounters so I thought I'd catch you up on a few episodes. FYI - you can subscribe to the Podcast in iTunes, or use this RSS Feed for your favorite podcatcher. Detailed show notes for each episode including notes... Read more →


This is a follow-up to post "Flight-Friendly Hardware Synth Rig Part 1 - Switching to Hardware Rig for my Solo Set". Over the last 5 years or so I've had the opportunity to fly to festivals. It's always a challenge of course to get your gear from here to there.... Read more →


In my last post "Part 1 - Mark Mosher Cinematic Electronic Live - Boulder Synthesizer Meetup August 11, 2015" I shared a video of a solo set I played at the Boulder Synthesizer Meetup earlier this month. For years now when I've played my solo sets I've used an Ableton... Read more →


Things have been a little quite over here at Modulate This! HQ because I've been super busy working with my my good friend Darwin Grosse to form a new duo called (no)poem. Stay tuned for some upcoming behind-the-scenes posts where I'll share some insights into how we put the duo... Read more →


This next soundscape in Episode 004 is a 20 minute long soundscape. One thing I love about the podcast format is I can present these longer form works that you can listen to as you go about your day. If you need to pause the show, you can pick up... Read more →


Marooned is Now Available A Bandcamp exclusive with high-quality download in MP3, FLAC... includes digital booklet PDF containing 16 pages of liner notes, photos, and graphical score. I'm super excited to announce my new album Marooned is now available. This soundscape is in the same universe and is a prequel... Read more →


Are you ready to hear a copper heart played with dry ice fed through to an Octatrack with Theremin accompaniment? Well here you go. Video of live concert footage: Concréte Mixer IV Denver - Co2 Copper Heart vs Octatrack vs Theremin with Thomas Lundy and Victoria Lundy. Recorded live at... Read more →


My First Synth My very first synth was the Poly-800 which I bought the year it was introduced in 1984. It was the first programmable polyphonic synth for under a thousand bucks (I bought mine for $795 new). It was an incredible value at the time with these features: MIDI... Read more →


Watch this cool jam video – Dataline + Dirty Sandwich Jamming on Elektron Rytm, Octatrack and Analog 4. Met Dirty Sandwich at the amazing venue in Switzerland, Kiste Baden. We plugged in the machines and this is what happened. Venue: http://www.kiste-baden.ch https://www.facebook.com/kisteclub?fr... Dirty Sandwich: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dirty-... Mark Mosher http://www.markmoshermusic.com http://www.aiwinter.net http://bouldersynth.com... Read more →


Elektron has released OS 1.25B. Octatrack OS 1.25b introduces small usability tweaks and squashes a few bugs. Read more and download from the Octatrack Downloads page. According to the readme file in the zip file here is what’s new. List of changes from Octatrack DPS-1 OS 1.25 to 1.25B Changes... Read more →


Almost immediately after buying my Octatrack I wanted to go mobile with it. I saw a post on the old Elektron-User forum where a user BIRDSINBRANCHES mentioned the Tekkeon myPower ALL Plus MP3450i Battery. I picked one up at B&H fro $139. Options The unit ships with a little bag... Read more →


Post show update: If you missed the show live you can hear a recording using the soundcloud player below. Here is the playlyst: I played some tracks from my albums and offered behind-the-scenes composer and producer's notes. I also performed an ambient improvisation in real-time with my Octatrack called 'Children... Read more →