Ableton University Tour Makes Four Stops in Denver in May 2016!

This spring, we’re visiting campuses across the globe as part of the Ableton University Tour: a series of free events at which our Certified Trainers will demonstrate the music-making capabilities of Live, Push and Link. Open to students, faculty members and staff as well as to the general public, the meetups are a great chance... Continue Reading →

Using Ableton Resampling to Distill Custom Zebra and Rayblaster Programs Into Octatrack (or any Sampler)

I've been invited to perform as part of a drone collective this Sunday a the Textures Ambient Showcase in Denver (Facebook invite). The show has these rules. 1) one synthesizer per player 2) all inputs into main mixer/pa (no indie rigs) 3) play single note holds only – focus is on sound manipulations & effects... Continue Reading →

What’s New in Ableton Live 9.5 Mindmap

I created "What's New in Ableton Live 9.5" using MindMeister. Check out my public Mindmeister channel for other maps related past version of live and synth tech in general. Note the What's New in Live 9 mindmap has 14K+ views - woot! Note - I'll add a separate map for Push 2 soon.   https://www.mindmeister.com/maps/public_map_shell/605822580/what-s-new-in-ableton-live-9-5-by-mark-mosher-http-www-markmoshermusic-com?width=720&height=500&z=auto&presentation=1

Video: In The Studio with Jean-Michel Jarre – Ableton Live, Max for Live, Tape Looping

FutureMusic magazine posted a fantastic video "In The Studio with Jean-Michel Jarre". It's really worth watching this 23 minute behind-the-scenes look at his process for a track for his upcoming Electronica 1: The Time Machine  which will release on Oct 16th, 2015. Electronic music icon Jarre invites us into his Paris studio to talk us through his... Continue Reading →

Mindmap – What’s New in Ableton Live 9.2

Live 9.2 is in beta. I put together a mindmap of what’s new to go along with past mindmaps. What’s New in Live 9.2 What’s New in Live 9.1 (over 7,000 views) What’s New in Live 9.0 (over 13,000 views) Here is an embedded version of the map. https://www.mindmeister.com/maps/public_map_shell/513173085/what-s-new-in-ableton-live-9-2?width=550&height=400&z=auto&scrollbars=1&presentation=1    

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

Darwin Grosse's latest podcat is up - this time with my Brian Funk (aka AfroDJMac). Listen here http://artmusictech.libsyn.com/podcast-056-brian-funk-afrodjmac. 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... Continue Reading →

Ableton Push Impov: Vinyl Needle Drops in Drum Racks (Real-Time & Step Automation)

Working with the Elektron Octatrack has gotten back into sampling big time. Some of the things you can do with an Octatrack - like per step automation - can also be done with Ableton Push when working in "Note" mode in drum racks. One you turn on a note in the step sequencer, you can... Continue Reading →

Manipulating a Percussive Soda Can Sample using Pad Pressure on Ableton Push #MadeWithLive

I recorded the sound of a pen striking a half-full soda can. I loaded this into Sampler and went to the MIDI panel and mapped "Aftertouch" (pad pressure) to "Loop Length" with a value of -100. Now pad pressure modulate the loop length. Here is a video of this sound design work in progress - http://youtu.be/Ld5KWyGs9_M.... Continue Reading →

How to Send a MIDI Program Change to Absynth in Ableton Live

 (Click Image to Enlarge) Absynth’s “Program List” is a great way to organize your favorite presets for studio or performance work. You can also use it as a list of MIDI program changes. In this article I illustrate how this works with step-by-step instructions on how to to use MIDI program change in Ableton Live... Continue Reading →

What’s New in Ableton Live 9.1.5

Ableton has released Live 9.1.5.. Here is a copy of the release notes. 9.1.5 Release Notes Improvements and feature changes: Minor improvement to ensure compatibility with Mac OS X’ Gatekeeper for the forthcoming OS X updates 10.9.5 and 10.10. Improved the threshold for inverting text colour of clip names, chains, macros, etc., depending on the... Continue Reading →

Boulder Electronic Music Events: Thursday April 24 Ableton University Tour + Mixed Signals Concert Friday April 25 at 8pm

I wanted to turn you on to a few electronic-music events that I will be participating in this week in Boulder. Boulder, CO Date: April 24 School: University of Colorado, Boulder Time: 11am (faculty meet), 2pm (break-out sessions - student only), (Public Event @ 6:30pm) Presenter(s): Mark Mosher (Artist), Ben Samples (Artist), Dave Hillel (Ableton)... Continue Reading →

Robert Henke LFO 2.0 Max for Live Device for Ableton Live 9.x

LFO 2.0 is the result of trying to build the best general purpose swiss knife LFO for myself. It needs Ableton Live 9.x with Max4Live installed. It offers three basic ways of modulating a target: Directly via Live's engine, (Engine) which disables manual control of the target parameter and is perfect for fast modulations. Or... Continue Reading →

New Mindmap: What’s New In Ableton Live 9.1

I published a new Mindmap on “What’s New in Ableton Live 9.1”. Even though this is a point release there are quite a few new features. Dual monitor support and lots of Push updates in this release. View the Mindmap here. You may also want to check out my “What’s New in Ableton Live 9”... Continue Reading →

Video and Photos from My 9 Box AudioCube Mountain Oasis 2013 Adventure with the Bob Moog Foundation

Wow, the Mountain Oasis 2013 festival was simply epic! As I mentioned in a recent post, I was that there at the invitation of the Bob Moog Foundation. I brought my "9 Box" installation / instrument to be part of Dr. Bob's Interactive Sonic Experience. In this post I’ll offer some photos and videos from... Continue Reading →

Ableton Announces Four New Premium Max for Live Devices Including Video FX

Ableton just announced new premium Max for Live devices. Note, I think this is the first time Ableton has released “premium” devices and prices range between $24 and $39. The embedded video below offers an overview.   Here is a description of the effects from the Ableton site. Spectrum Effects by Amazing Noises Spectrum Effects... Continue Reading →

Ableton 9.1 Beta – Dual Monitor Support, Push Melodic Step Sequencer

Others have reported on the Ableton Live 9.1 beta but I wanted to mention it here in light of the Maschine updates and since I use both Live and Maschine. First off here is the announcement page - https://www.ableton.com/en/blog/live-91-announced-dual-monitor-support-push-step-sequencer-and-more/. The big features are: Dual monitor support allowing. Push can new dew melodic step sequencing as... Continue Reading →

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