EVEN MORE UNIQUE SONIC POSSIBILITIES THROUGH USER WAVETABLES In preparing for the (no)poem Experimental Ambient mini-tour to Lincoln and Des Moines this weekend with Darwin Grosse, I wanted "up my game" on the Waldorf Blofeld side. This meant not only using original presets from INIT, but also custom wavetables as... Read more →


CREATIVE LIMITATIONS In my last post, I mentioned the formation of a collaboration with Darwin Grosse called (no)poem. When we where putting this project together a few months back we started by defining a set of creative limitations which would inform the art for our first mini-tour through Lincoln and... 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 →


Back on March 7th I presented a workshop in Boulder called "Intro to Patching Virtual Modular Synths". I thought I'd pass along a concept from this workshop that might save you money as well as inspire you to start down the path of modular and semi-modular sound design with your... Read more →


I'll be hosting Boulder Synthesizer Meetup #36 tonight. We'll have a great lineup with Serafin Sanchez presenting and Darren Kramer performing at the after meetup. Fun fact - meetup now has 275 members!!! See you locals tonight. If you are ever visiting the Boulder/Denver area on the 2nd Tuesday of... Read more →


Like so many of us, my first interface for synthesis was akeyboard. I grew up playing organ, then gigged 100s of shows playing synth keys in an alt-rock band in a past lifetime. Five years ago when I was designing a studio and performance rig for my original albums and... Read more →


"Dedication" has been my watchword for the last few years. I've spent 100s of hours working with a small set of instruments - Octatrack, Nord Lead 4, Ableton Push, and Absynth. The payoff is when you transcend the technology you can make and change sonic decisions in real-time and focus... Read more →


Can you read the labels on the knobs and switches? Neither can I. Point being that you can never count on a particular light condition at a show. Memorize the function and workflow of you instruments in near dark conditions where you can't read labels. This will prepare you for... Read more →


Video: Rick Wakeman Solo Performance Live At Montreux 2003

I've seen a lot of Rick Wakeman videos on the YouTubes, but this one is pretty damn fantastic. It's a solo Performance Live At Montreux 2003 while touring with Yes - https://youtu.be/cx5ovZVGcd0. He looks pretty exhausted by the end of this blistering 5 minute plus performance. Fantastic! Read more →


If you live in the Denver/Boulder area come by the Denver Synth Meet. This is a brand new event so come by and show your support and geek out. Details below and at http://www.denversynth.com. The Boulder Synthesizer Meetup will be hosting a table at the event so come by and... Read more →