Waldorf Largo is Back in My Rig (No Dongle Required Now) + Video of Original Krell Patch for Largo

It’s baaaaaack. Yes Waldorf Largo is back in play in my Ableton Live rig. To celebrate this, I’ve just published a short video of a Krell patch I made called “Cold Space” using Largo with a little inspiration from the Krell channeling themselves through Dr. Morbius. Look Ma – No Dongle! A big thanks toContinue reading “Waldorf Largo is Back in My Rig (No Dongle Required Now) + Video of Original Krell Patch for Largo”

I’ll Be Doing a Presentation on Vocoding in Ableton Live 8 at the Denver Ableton Live Users Group Tonight, September 27th at 6:30

For those in the Denver/Boulder area – I’ll be presenting at the  very first meeting of the new Ableton Denver Users Group on September 27th. Details are below. Click the image to see a large view of the poster for the event. If you would like to attend register at http://www.meetup.com/Ableton-Denver/. Events starts at 6:30Continue reading “I’ll Be Doing a Presentation on Vocoding in Ableton Live 8 at the Denver Ableton Live Users Group Tonight, September 27th at 6:30”

Downloads

Welcome to the new downloads section of Modulate This! PATCHES 2010 Holiday Sound Pack for Ableton Live 8 & Absynth 5 ModulateThis 01 – FREE Presets for Image-Line’s Harmless Synthesizer M-Audio Enigma Presets: Newecho_TriggerFinger_FLStudio_FPC_001.xml – (See related article) License: Modulate This (dba Newecho Productions, LLC) download content (presets, samples, config files) is provided as is and withoutContinue reading “Downloads”

Modulate This! Show Report: Depeche Mode Live at Red Rocks 2009

I went to the Depeche Mode concert at Red Rocks a few nights back. This is my report including iPHone pictures and some behind-the-scenes info I’ve dug up. LINEUP In the lineup were Dave Gahan, Martin Gore, Andrew Fletcher, along with supporting players Peter Gordeno (Keys), Christian Eigner (Drums). PERFORMANCE  I read that Dave GahanContinue reading “Modulate This! Show Report: Depeche Mode Live at Red Rocks 2009”

SonicCharge Synplant = Great Synth for Boosting Creativity

I’m late to the Synplant party. In case you are too I thought I’d write about it. I saw coverage of SonicCharge Synplant on various blogs last fall. When I saw the interface I have to admit I just assumed it was an iPhone app and for some reason just skipped over it – doh.Continue reading “SonicCharge Synplant = Great Synth for Boosting Creativity”

Experimenting with Waldorf Largo

I downloaded the 30-day trial to Waldorf Largo. A few first impressions. It has a massive dynamic range You can really push the filters and FM synthesis to get some really interesting sounds I like it's single page interface. I really like how waveforms and filter envelopes are displayed and move in real-time as youContinue reading “Experimenting with Waldorf Largo”

Quick Note – Camel Audio Alchemy V 1.10.10

I recently posted an article on the Camel Audio V1.10 update. I just got a note from Camel Cudio that I wanted to pass along: “IMPORTANT: An update to the original v1.10.6 release has been issued to correct a problem with some presets being too loud. If you have previously installed v1.10.6 of Alchemy, orContinue reading “Quick Note – Camel Audio Alchemy V 1.10.10”

Microsoft Campaign “PC Hookup” Shot At University of Colorado in Boulder With FL Studio and Toxic Bio Hazard Cameos

Even though these days I mostly use Ableton Live, I still keep up with free FL Studio updates and do use it from time to time. Like Ableton, FL’s workflow sometimes yields very interesting results for me. FL Studio fans might find this YouTube video of interest as there are cameo appearances of FL StudioContinue reading “Microsoft Campaign “PC Hookup” Shot At University of Colorado in Boulder With FL Studio and Toxic Bio Hazard Cameos”

Modulate This! Gladiator Discount + Gladiator 2.1 Update + Gladiator Electronic Expansion

SAVE $30 ON GLADIATOR 2 TILL AUGUST 6TH If you follow Modulate This!, you know I’m a fan of Tone2’s Gladiator Virtual Synthesizer. My recent video Sound Design with Gladiator 2: HCM Synthesis Explained is already close to 3,000 views. As a result of the popularity of this video I’ve met Markus Feil, the developer orContinue reading “Modulate This! Gladiator Discount + Gladiator 2.1 Update + Gladiator Electronic Expansion”

FAW Circle Synthesizer Sound Design Tip: Hidden Tab Parameters + Modulating Filter with Keyboard Tracking

I’ve been doing some sound design work with Future Audio Workshop Circle Virtual Synthesizer. While most of the parameters are visible on the main page of the user interface, some are only accessible via tabs along the bottom of the interface. So to search for sounds, access keyboard and arpeggiator controls, global settings, effects, andContinue reading “FAW Circle Synthesizer Sound Design Tip: Hidden Tab Parameters + Modulating Filter with Keyboard Tracking”

Sound Design with Gladiator 2: HCM Synthesis Explained

Update: checkout the discount link on the right side of the blog. I started using Tone 2 Gladiator 1 a year ago and recently upgraded to Gladiator 2. Gladiator 1 & 2 are based on a new type of synthesis called Harmonic Content Morphing (HCM). HCM offers a clever way to generate wavetables with aContinue reading “Sound Design with Gladiator 2: HCM Synthesis Explained”

Trent Reznor Talks NIN Business Models with Kevin Rose of DIGG

http://revision3.com/player-v2997 If you are interested in “branding” or “promotion” of your music, this “Digg Dialogg” video interview of Nine Inch Nail’s Trent Reznor is must see. In the video, Reznor candidly discusses everything from business models used by NIN to pactical tips for up-and-coming artists. He also talks about the new NIN iPhone App. ViaContinue reading “Trent Reznor Talks NIN Business Models with Kevin Rose of DIGG”

SCOREcast Podcast the Emerging Film Composer – Episode 18 Links

I’m a big fan of Twitter. Twitter has been a great way to find and connect with others with similar interests – more so than any other social networking too I’ve used. I recently met the composer Dean Ogden  on Twitter and discovered that he and fellow composer Lee Sanders have a great podcast calledContinue reading “SCOREcast Podcast the Emerging Film Composer – Episode 18 Links”

Camel Audio Alchemy Tips: Link to Manual, Keyswitching, and Manager Presets for Controls

  The more I use Camel Audio’s Alchemy, the more I like it. I’m using it right now to create some original content for some of my music, and for some upcoming libraries for Modulate This! As I use it, I’ll be sure to pass along tips. Here a few. Manual The manual is quiteContinue reading “Camel Audio Alchemy Tips: Link to Manual, Keyswitching, and Manager Presets for Controls”

Sylenth1 2.2 Review – Midi Learn, Midi Program Change, Velocity Sensitive Keyboard and more…

I tried Sylenth1 when it first came out and didn’t buy it. I thought the oscillators and filters sounded great and loved the straight-forward interface but felt it was lacking some features I’ve come to expect in modern virtual instruments. Sylenth1 came to my attention again because of the group buy in December. I’m happyContinue reading “Sylenth1 2.2 Review – Midi Learn, Midi Program Change, Velocity Sensitive Keyboard and more…”

Thanks for Participating in “What Virtual Synths Do You Own?” Readers Poll

First off thanks to all who have taken the time to take the readers poll on what virtual synths you own. I’ll leave the poll up for a while to keep collecting data. I also appreciate all the comments and links to synths not in the list. A couple of early observations after look atContinue reading “Thanks for Participating in “What Virtual Synths Do You Own?” Readers Poll”