Season 03 of Sonic Encounters Podcast Is Underway with New Soundscape “Please Press 3”

I'm happy to announce that season 03 of the Sonic Encounters soundscapes podcast is under way with a new song called "Please Press 3". Sonic Encounters began 4 years ago and this new soundscape brings us to 22 songs and over 2 hours and 40 minutes or original music. Each episode contains original improvisational soundscapes... Continue Reading →

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Audio and Video Recordings from Mosher-Deane Live MicroFreak Session at the Renaissance Room

Below is a live recording of the Mosher-Deane duo improvising with two MicroFreak synthesizers as their primary tonal source. This live session was recorded at the Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meetup on October 8th, 2019 in the Renaissance Room at La Vita Bell in Longmont, CO. Teaser Video First up just under a minute of some... Continue Reading →

Learning the MicroFreak Synth: Cheat Sheets and Recommended Videos

I recently bought the Arturia MicroFreak Hybrid Synrhesizer - yay!. I really like the design and it’s an amazing value for only $299. In this post I’ll share some resources I've been using to learn it so you too can wrap your head around this featured packed and mobile synth. I'll include some cheat sheets... Continue Reading →

New Microsoft Surface Announcements Including Surface Laptop, Pro, Neo, and Duo + My Journey with Surface for Music Production and Performance So Far

My Journey So Far with Surface I'm a big fan of design of Microsoft Surface computers and have a Surface Laptop and Surface Pro 4 that I use for every day computing and for music applications like Ableton Live and virtual synthesizers. I literally have trouble using computers that don't support touch displays and pen... Continue Reading →

Modulate This! Turns 14

Modulate This! turned 14 on October 1st 2019. Yes that’s right, I started blogging on synth tech & technique way back in 2005. Around 2010 I started an artist blog where I did posts on upcoming shows, releases, photos and videos of past shows, and talked about the live performance scene in Boulder, Denver, and... Continue Reading →

Sonic Encounters S03-02: Turning Back the Rainforest Clocks

I just released a new Sonic Encounters soundscape podcast episode "Turning Back the Rainforest Clocks". Listen on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts, or with your favorite podcatcher. Story: Quite some time ago an alien child instantiated our reality using some silly game they found on their parent's hand-me-down computer. As time went on they noticed the rainforests... Continue Reading →

Performing at New Synthesizer Science Fiction Book Club Concert Series on Sep 14th at Mutiny Information Cafe at 8PM

David Soto (Sinemountain), organizer of the Colorado Modular Synth Society, is starting a new concert series called the Synthesizer Science Fiction Book Club. I'll be performing along with some other local synthesists at the first event in the series on Saturday September 14th at Mutiny Information Cafe at 2 S Broadway, Denver, Colorado 80209. Event... Continue Reading →

I’ll Be Hosting the 72nd Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meetup Wed Sep 11

This month we'll feature a presentation on the amazing Elektron Analog Rytm MKII analog/digital beat making dream machine by Eddie Corcoran. Eddie will also perform a set using the Rytm. He performs under then name Méchant Métrique Details and RSVP here https://www.meetup.com/Rocky-Mountain-Synth/events/264543333/

54 Minutes of New Music from Mark Mosher & Dino J.A. Deane

Yesterday I did an improv session with my good friend and mentor Dino J.A. Deane. This session was recorded live at the Dino's studio (The Bohemian Lounge) using ambient room mics. We recorded 4 songs which came out to 54 minutes of music. I uploaded to this Soundcloud playlist for your enjoyment. https://soundcloud.com/markmosher/sets/mosher-deane-session-8-28-19 Mark Mosher... Continue Reading →

New Soundscapes Album – Sonic Encounters Volume 02

I'm happy to announce the release of the album Sonic Encounters Volume 02 on Bandcamp. The album contains 8 improvisational soundscapes with over 40 minutes of original music from season 2 of my Sonic Encounters podcast. The album is available now for $5. Click here to listen / buy on Bandcamp The songs are a... Continue Reading →

Colorado Modular Synth Fest is Today + Giving Talk with Victoria and Tom Lundy on “Theremin, Musique concrète, and Live Sampling, Oh My!”

The Colorado Modular Synth Festival (CMSF) will have live music and interactive hands-on activities for kids and adults interested in synthesizers and electronic music.The event will take place at Belmar Plaza (464 S Teller St, Lakewood, CO 80226) from 2-8pm and then 8-10PM at Crazy Mountain Brewery at Belmar. We have over 18 performers and... Continue Reading →

Video My Set at Beat Cypher July 25, 2019 Performing New Song at 382 BPM.

This week I composed a new pieced called "Press 3" which starts of at 80 BPM and makes it all the way to 764 BPM 😯. He Here is a video snippet where I'm clocking along at 382 BPM. https://youtu.be/cfm06ftuyEw Thanks J.L. Kane for hosting and Mechant Metrique for shooting this on his phone. Soon... Continue Reading →

Ableton Releases CV Tools + View Mind Map Summary + Links to How-To Videos from Moog Demo Library

Heads up, Ableton just released a free set of Max for Live devices called CV Tools. In this post I'll offer some info on overview videos, a summary mind map I made to give you a one-page perspective on all this, links to a collection of videos just released on Moog's Demo Library YouTube Channel,... Continue Reading →

Photos and Video from Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meetup 7th Anniversary at Tilt Arcade

We had a crazy fun time at Tilt arcade on Tuesday night at our 7th anniversary celebration! Event description here. Of course the meetup is http://RockyMountainSynth.com. A Huge Thanks To... Tilt for access to their amazing arcade.Istonik Studios who provided 3 licenses for the Arcade Series Ultimate Max for Live sequencer packChris Blarsky who surprised... Continue Reading →

Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meetup Celebrating 7 years, 70 Free Events, and 800+ Members!

It's hard to believe it's been 7 years since I founded the Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meetup. Since then we've grown to over 800 members all along the Front Range surrounding the Boulder and Denver area, won "Best Music Meetup in 2017 by Westword Magazine, and have hosted 70 events! The Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meetup is... Continue Reading →

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