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I finally got my hands on a Push. I’m going through songs in my existing live show and tweaking synths to be even more expressive with Push’s aftertouch and ribbon controller. In this post I’ll be focusing on the wonderful ElectraX synth by Tone2 Audiosoftware but the same concepts apply... Read more →


This month I’ve been focusing on writing presets from scratch with Diva. While I’ve had Diva for a while I’m just now getting around to doing some proper programming from INIT. Diva has a reputation for crushing your CPU so it’s worth mentioning that 1.1 release uses up to 40%... Read more →


"Pure and Broken Circuits 01" is an Absynth sound design experiement. A sound design experiment showing the darker virtual analog modelling side of Absynth (no samples here) to illustrate Absynth's range beyond the typical motion pad :^) This piece is an improvisation using an original preset patched with two oscillator... Read more →


A stand out feature of Rob Papen’s Predator compared to many virtual subtractives on the market is that it allows you to modulate effects parameters via the various mod matrix slots with very few or no artifacts. I came up with a few examples below with some sample audio at... Read more →


Chernobyl Diaries Soundtrack by Diego Stocco

Just a quick heads up to let you know that the new horror film Chernobyl Diaries was scored by the epic Diego Stocco. While you may no Diego from his sound design work with Omnisphere (Burning Piano…) this is his debut as a film composer. He is sharing fun photos... Read more →


I love comb filters! Buying a Waldorf Blofeld a few years back caused me to start using them even more because it’s interactive display allowed me to visualize the shape of the filter and correlate that with an audio result. Waldorf Largo and Tone2’s ElectraX also offer this feature. What... Read more →


When I’m producing I use a lot of Ableton Live’s built-in FX. I do this because a) I like them and b) they adhere to the same workflow in everything else in Live so I spend more time making music. Of course sometimes I also want to use a third-party... Read more →


Rob Papen’s brand new virtual synthesizer Blade released yesterday. The price is € 99USD 119 (introduction price until end of May) and is available http://www.robpapen.com/blade.html. The minute I saw teaser videos from NAMM I knew I’d be getting Blade because of it’s fresh immediate and expressive approach to additive synthesis.... Read more →


Unfelds is a series of downloadable field recordings that are free donationware made available under Creative Commons licence. Denver-based sound designer and fellow Ableton Colorado member James Tobin’s work is featured in u. nfields12 “cruzin'. James also contributed a Sounds from a Distant Outpost composition “Subdude's First Excursion To The... Read more →


Puremagnetik just released a new sound library of high quality multisampled wooden marimba instruments called MalletPak One. This Micropak was created in collaboration with Richard Lainhart. In addition to being an award-winning composer, author, and filmmaker – Richard also spent a number of years as a jazz vibraphonist. Puremagnetik conducted... Read more →


Note: I'm updating this soundset so it's currently offline. On December 17th, 2010 I released the Sounds from a Distant Outpost FREE Live Pack. Now, a little over a month later there have been over 1,000 downloads! Update on 6/13/2011: Just about to hit 2,000 downloads :^). The most exciting... Read more →


I’ve finished programming the racks for the upcoming sound library. I’m going through each instrument and tuning any samples that have pitch to concert pitch. I like doing a first pass by ear which requires a reference pitch. A quick way to do this generate a fixed pitch for reference... Read more →


I few days back I posted a soundscape to soundcloud called “Which One is Mine”. Which One Is Mine by MarkMosher Absynth 5 has a feature called Audio Mod which lets you take audio input from a DAW and use it as control voltage of sorts. Sort of like the... Read more →


Some behind the scenes HD video of sound design work I'm doing for the 2010 Modulate This Holiday Gift Soundpack. Watch embedded video Mark Mosher VLOG–2010 Holiday Soundpack Session #1 In this video I’m working on an instrument rack that will end up in Ableton Live 8 Livepack format so... Read more →


In the past I’ve posted “One Patch Performances” series tracks as videos. I decided to add Soundcloud as an additional publishing method for posting these short performances as I really like it’s timeline-based commenting system. “Blofeld LFOs Gone Mad” For this performance I am playing Blofeld factory patch H005 DCS3... Read more →