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Sonic Encounters Podcast 008 - Halloween Special - Rebroadcast of Live Halloween 2011 Concert

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 Online Streaming Concert for broadcast at 19:00 GMT on October 30th.


  1. "Welcome to the Inferno" Sound Design Cue from Inferno Haunted House (recording)
  2. "Mad Carnival" Sound Design Cue from Inferno Haunted House (recording)
  3. "Icy Caves" Sound Design Cue from Inferno Haunted House (recording)
  4. "They Walk Among Us" from REBOOT (recording). Buy Reboot.
  5. "I Can See Them" from the album I HEAR YOUR SIGNALS  (performed live on Percussa AudioCubes). Buy Album.
  6.  "Before We Wake" from Fear Cannot Save Us album  (performed ive on Theremin pitch-to-midi with AudioCube ). Buy album.
  7. "Dark Signals" from I HEAR YOUR SIGNALS (performed live AudioCubes, keys, Theremin, Tenori-On). Buy Album.
  8. "Celebration and Voices" from I HEAR YOUR SIGNALS (performed live on Launchpad grid). Buy Album
  9. "Infected" from REBOOT (recording). Buy Reboot.)
  10. "Intercept Transmission" structured improvisation (performed live on Launchpad grid)

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Catching Up With Sonic Encounters Podcast - Episodes 005-007

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 podcatcherDetailed show notes for each episode including notes on synths I used and production techniques at

Episode 005 - "Irreversible Transcription Errors During Consciousness Transfer"

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 “Welcome to transfer station 11203. Your consciousness transfer is about to begin and soon you will enjoy immortality in your new custom body. The process is 100% foolproof thanks to your personal technician who will be actively monitoring the process for transcription errors. In the unlikely event of a transcription error, your technician will be manually executing corrective rewrites well before the 6 minute margin where these anomalies would become part of your permanent consciousness in the target vessel. This “human touch” is just another way Transfer-Con goes the extra mile for our clients...[more story background and notes on production using an Octatrack with field recordings]"

Episode 006 - "When the Whales Take Back the Ocean"

006 When the Whales Take Back the Ocean

As humans and their technology have evolved, they have encroached more and more on the domain of the whale and other sea life. Of course the whales have been evolving as well – and – unbeknownst to us, they have been patiently plotting and waiting for the right time put things back in balance. Listen as a group of humpback whales execute phase 1 of their plan to take back the ocean...[more notes on background and production using an Octatrack with public domain recordings of humbpack whales].

Episode 007 - "Descent Into Ancient Ice Cave"

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This is the soundtrack of an expedition to an ancient ice cave. As you descend deep into the cavern hear surreal sound of the wind blended with your own scanning equipment reverberating through massive cave system. At around the 7:00 minute mark, your systems start picking up some movement in the cave. You’ve got a bad fielding about this – so you initiate emergency ascent at 8:20.

Recorded in a single pass with no edits using a single custom U-HE Bazille Patch...[more show notes on background and production].

Art + Music + Technology Podcast Interview with Bert Schiettecatte of Percussa AudioCubes


Check out this interview with Bert Schiettecatte of Percussa AudioCubes -

One of the bits of hardware that keep showing up around me are the Percussa Audio Cubes. I would keep on running into Percussa's owner, Bert Schiettecatte, at trade shows, would run into users in different places, and even found out that my friends (see Mark Mosher...) are seriously into them. So when Mark opened the door for me to chat with Bert, I rushed in!

Bert's story is a somewhat common one - a guy with a vision of a product that works hard to make it happen. But when you start talking about all the different things that he had to learn - and master - for this implementation to succeed, it seems like an impossible task. So how does one person make the impossible happen? That's what we talk about.

I hope you enjoy this one - it is very revealing, but also points to one of the most innovative products out there. Enjoy the podcast, and check out the cubes!

See all the episodes so far here You can also Subscribe to Darwin’s podcast  in iTunes.

Some of My AudioCube Work


In a related note, I’m still using the hell out of AudioCubes in my controllerism rig and with the 9  Box interactive social musical instrument. As was mentioned in this interview, I’m also expanding my use to create virtual patch cables for U-HE ACE (videos coming soon), and using the wireless AudioCubes to play pieces in Concrete Mixer performances.


Below are some videos of the AudioCubes in Action.

Mark Mosher's 9 Box Instrument / Installation at Mountain Oasis Festival 2013 w/ Bob Moog Foundation from Mark Mosher on Vimeo.

Mark Mosher - Infrared AudioCube Performance Video of song "Alone" from the album REBOOT from Mark Mosher on Vimeo.

Mark Mosher - Dark Scifi Controllerism Teaser Video 01 - "Control Zone" from Mark Mosher on Vimeo.

Art + Music + Technology Podcast 056: Brian Funk (AfroDJMac)

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Darwin Grosse's latest podcat is up - this time with my Brian Funk (aka AfroDJMac). Listen here

Brian is known for his prolific work to create amazing racks for Ableton Live. I collaborated with Brian on  the Ableton Rack #40: Zebra Attack and Ableton Rack #40: Zebra Attack II so I was super excited to introduce him to Darwin Grosse so we could all get a behind-the-scenses look into Brian's work. 

My friend Mark Mosher doesn't get adamant too often, but when he does, I have to listen. He was adamant about getting into his friend AfroDJMac, and the work that he's been doing on Ableton Live packs. I jumped into my research (i.e., I took things for a quick drive then started digging deeper), and was really impressed with the work. Reached out to see if he'd be up for a quickie chat, and he jumped on the opportunity.

So you get this - my Thanksgiving gift to you. Great talk with a really insightful programmer, sound designer, songwriter and Ableton Certified Trainer.

I always like when someone opens a door for me to explore. Brian's ideas about vocal music (especially mixed with electronic music concepts) are really unique, and the way that he mixes music and teaching is also very interesting. Listen to his work here, and enjoy the discussion!

Art + Music + Technology Podcast 047: Brian Crabtree on the Past, Present and Future of

Darwin Grosse’s latest podcast is an interview with Brian Crabtree with Listen here.

I've told the story before - I first met Brian Crabtree when he was working in LA, and he showed me a button/light combo that was a "<shrug>" for me. Little did I suspect that the concept would end up being at the heart of the music industry of the future, and that I would be the proud owner of several devices that use exactly that technology.

In this chat, Brian and I talk about the past, present and future of, including the continued development of the grid and the new modular devices they are creating. We also talk about his recent music releases, his design philosophy and how he feels about the state of grids in music technology. A very involved conversation that was also quite revealing.

The bumper music for this episode was actually composed (in about five minutes) using a Monome 128, a White Whale module, my portable modular and an Eventide Space. Not exactly a Super Demo, but it does tell you that this combo (Monome/White Whale) has already wedged its way into my rig...


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Great New Music Industry Podcast - On the Hit with Deane Ogden


Film composer, session drummer, and recording artist Deane Ogden has launched a cool new internet radio show/podcast called On the Hit which features candid one-on-one interviews with “players who make the music you know best”. Episode 3 just went live which is an interview with the legendary session bassist Leland Sklar and is simply fantastic!

I also want to mention this new show is the latest in a long line of projects (such as the informative and inspiring Scorecast Online) where Deane has taken time to give back to the community.  So I encourage you to support this show by subscribing, taking a moment to leave a comment on iTunes, and of course by spreading the word about OTH.

Below is an overview of the show including links to get you started.

ON THE HIT with DEANE OGDEN (OTH) is an internet podcast featuring Deane’s one-on-one candid conversations with the most intriguing personalities in rock, pop, R&B, jazz and country music — the artists, musicians and moguls who’ve created music history as we know it today.

OTH airs each Tuesday on iTunes, Stitcher Radio and Liberated Syndication. The premiere episode of OTH was launched on March 12, 2014 and featured Wrecking Crew keyboardist Don Randi and son of Wrecking Crew guitarist Tommy Tedesco, Denny Tedesco. That episode was recorded in Los Angeles with subsequent first-season episodes recorded in Portland, London, San Francisco, Nashville, Austin, Los Angeles and Tokyo.

ON THE HIT with DEANE OGDEN was born out of Deane’s work in Los Angeles, New York and Nashville as a session drummer, percussionist and programmer. He began interviewing colleagues he was recording with and later expanded to include musicians who’d influenced his own work as well as engineers and producers who have helped shaped modern music and sound.

Deane has also composed and produced some amazing music which you can find on his web site



Mark Mosher
Boulder, CO

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