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 →

Behind-The-Scenes Notes for My 2010-2015 Dark Sci-Fi Techno Show + 2013 Cover of Daft Punk”Derezzed” (Mile High Edit)

What follows is a rather detailed journal of my 2010-2015 Dark Sci-Fi Techno Show. What Motivated Me to Write this Post... While I was working on a playlist for the upcoming Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meetup 7th Birthday Party at Tilt Arcade I thought about Tron which made me think about a cover I'd done back... Continue Reading →

Recommended Video – “What Is MaxForLive… And Why Aren’t You Using It Yet!?” by ELPHNT

Max for Live is an incredibly helpful solution that allows you to further customize and extend Ableton Live. While you can use it as a development tool, many people I've bumped into don't realize it's also extremely useful to artists who don't develop. For example, I've been using it for years now to use Ableton... Continue Reading →

New Live YouTube Series on Percussa SSP Euorack Module by Matthew Hodson (MATTHS) – Sundays at 6pm UK time (11am MST)

A new live video series by Matthew Hodson (MATTHS) on the Percussa SSP Eurorack Module began on June 16th, 2019. the live stream/video is broadcasted on YouTube Live on Sunday's at 6pm UK time (11am MST). Visit http://www.youtube.com/matthsmatthsmatths to join and watch the stream. Jump in the chat room as Matthew will be joined by... Continue Reading →

Multimodal – A New Synth Album by Chris Frain #Apptronica #Electro #Retro #Space Disco

My good friend and frequent Chris Frain has a new release called Multimodal now available on Bandcamp https://chrisfrainmusic.bandcamp.com/album/multimodal. BTW - Chris was a frequent presenter and performer at the Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meetup before he moved down to Albuquerque. So far for, my favorite track is Swanky Adjacent which starts off with some great electronic... Continue Reading →

I’m a guest on “Open The Podcast Doors, Hal” Movies by The Minute Podcast Episode 126: Plausibly Stellar

I'm excited to announce that I was a guest on the by the minute podcast Open the Podcast Door, Hal. Chris and Rudi discuss Stanley Kubrick's science fiction masterpiece, "2001: A Space Odyssey," one minute at a time. They are occasionally joined by guests from other movie-by-minutes podcasts, as well as film enthusiasts, musicians, and... Continue Reading →

Heads Up – Location Change for the Monthly Beat Cypher Performance Event in Boulder

A post to spread the word. After a brief hiatus, the Beat Cypher returns on June 27th at a new location. Here is Justin's note on this from the official Facebook Group. “Hey everyone! Beat Cypher update: Madelife has officially moved to a new location. I will be holding the next cypher here on Thursday... Continue Reading →

Spreading the Word: Ableton “Learning Synths” Site – and Yes I Mind Mapped the Course Outline :^)

Earlier today my go to synth news site Synthtopia published a post about the new Ableton Learning Synths site... " Today, Ableton quietly launched Learning Synths, a new website that teaches the fundamentals of synthesis in an interactive way." It's an interactive media site called Learning Synths. You can use the site right from within... Continue Reading →

New Live Album and Concert Video: “Live at Mountain Skies 2019”

In early May 2019 I flew out to attend and perform an original electronic music set at the Mountain Skies festival near Asheville, NC. It was a really fun weekend and I had a great time performing one track from 2014 album Fear Cannot Save Us, plus 4 brand new songs. Checkout a video of... Continue Reading →

Trippy Teaser Video for my Alien Invasion Song “Infected” + Thoughts on 2019 Visuals

Last summer I was experimenting with some interactive visuals with live camera input (as I do) to create an an alien overlay on my face. Was this inspired by John Carpenter's They Live? Of course it was - haha. I thought it worked really well for my song "Infected" from my album REBOOT and made... Continue Reading →

Pics and Video Snippets from March 2019 Beat Cypher Performances

On Thursday March 28th I performed a set at Beat Cypher at madelife in Boulder. Here is an Instagram video with some snippets of some of the performances including mine which is first. Thanks to https://www.instagram.com/eddiecii/ for footage. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bvo7fT4BngS/ I'm playing lead synth parts on "Gonna Rise" up from the album Fear Cannot Save Us... Continue Reading →

thought_forms – A New Live Album by the Denver Synth_Drone Collective

I'm a member of the Denver Synth_Drone collective. thought_forms is a new live album recorded live at thought//forms gallery in Denver on January 11th, 2019. The album contains 11 tracks and over 51 minutes of improvisation by: Mark Mosher - Nord Lead 4bios+a+ic - Moog sub phattykuxaan-sum - eurorack modularChris Sessions - Access Virus Ti2Distance... Continue Reading →

I’m the Featured Artist on the Space for Music Show 3/6/2019 at 8PM PST [Updated with Recording of Show]

[UPDATE] Here is a recording of the show if you missed it. Tony picked out a really nice cross section from my music catalog going back to 2007. Tony Gerber is featuring artists who will be performing at the Mountain Skies Festival in Asheville in May. I'll be performing at the fest and I'm the... Continue Reading →

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