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 →


I created "What's New in Ableton Live 9.5" using MindMeister. Check out my public Mindmeister channel for other maps related past version of live and synth tech in general. Note the What's New in Live 9 mindmap has 14K+ views - woot! Note - I'll add a separate map for... Read more →


My good friend, frequent collaborator, and excellent Thereminist Victoria Lundy has released her debut solo album - Miss American Vampire - Songs on Theremin by Victoria Lundy. Just in time for Halloween, the album is available on Bandcamp https://victorialundy.bandcamp.com. Also, when you buy on Bandcamp, you get a PDF with... Read more →


In celebration of Halloween - please enjoy this themed set I performed for a live streaming concert back in 2011. Get those headphones out - it's time for some creepy original experimental music to celebrate Halloween! This is a live hi-def stereo recording from my set for the Halloween 2011... Read more →


FutureMusic magazine posted a fantastic video "In The Studio with Jean-Michel Jarre". It's really worth watching this 23 minute behind-the-scenes look at his process for a track for his upcoming Electronica 1: The Time Machine which will release on Oct 16th, 2015. Electronic music icon Jarre invites us into his... 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 →


Modulate This! turns 10 today! Some highlights for the last year include.. Some posts on touring , working with graphical scores, thought experiments, Denver/Boulder events... I continued to share research through Mindmaps like "What's New in Live 9.2" on my public MindMiester channel https://www.mindmeister.com/users/channel/103187 which has 10s of thousands of... 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 →


Patching U-HE Bazille - Initiating Transmission

Watch embedded video. I'm working on some new original presets from INIT with U-HE Bazille. I'll be adding these drones as sources for Ableton Sampler and NI Absynth for for my upcoming set at the Miss American Vampire -- The Night Before Halloween show on Oct 30th at the Walnut... Read more →


I caught Duran Druan at Red Rocks on Sunday. It was an incredible night with perfect weather. The played to a packed house with an incredible audience vibe. It was one of the best Red Rocks concerts I've been to. The band was in top form and seemed sincerely in... Read more →


Video: Roland System-100 Plug-out + Absynth Aetherizer

My explorations with the free trial of the Roland System-100 Plug-out continue. I made this evolving machine-like patch from scratch on the System-100 then routed it through Absynth FX using Aetherizer with params modulate by LFOs. Watch embedded video. Read more →


I was hanging out on Facebook yesterday listening to the Electro-Music live streaming September Equinox 2015 Concert. My friends Robert Dosrchel (audio) and Jacob Watters (video) both did fun sets and I noticed they were both using Roland System-1(m)s. I started poking around on the Roland site and found there... Read more →


There are already 30 user Blocks in the Reaktor 6 User Library - bam. Check out the user library here https://www.native-instruments.com/en/reaktor-community/reaktor-user-library/blocks/. A big thanks to Sandy Small for the Microwave Oscillator (with modulatable table index, table selector and more). This Block already has 800+ downloads. Happy patching! ----- Mark Mosher... Read more →


Last year I picked up Reaktor 5 on sale for $99 bucks - normally $399. Well Reaktor 6 is here and Native Instruments dropped the price to $199 with the upgrade at $99. I went ahead and swung for the upgrade. I have to say I ended up NOT using... 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 →