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 →

Synth Performance Video: Behind-The-Scenes “Dark Signals” Soundcheck from 8/23/2013 Concert at Dairy Center for the Performing Arts

Here is a behind-the-scenes video from my August 23rd show at the Dairy Center for the Performing Arts in Boulder Colorado. The video was shot at my sound check by fellow performer and Electric Trombone player Darren Kramer using GoPro. The audio is from GoPro camera. At this show I’m using Abeton Live to do... Continue Reading →

Ableton Live 9.0.4 Now Available

Registered users visit https://www.ableton.com/en/account/ for free update. 9.0.4 Release Notes Bugfixes: VST / AU plug-in devices could be inactive after loading a Live set containing a large number of plug-ins (regression in Live 9.0.3). The "grab_control" function which allows to gain control over a control surface's button matrix via Max for Live would not work... Continue Reading →

View Mindmap of What’s New in Ableton Live 9

Every month I host the Boulder Synthesizer Meetup which is the 2nd Tuesday of every month. This month I delivered a “What’s New in Live 9” talk along with Darwin Grosse from Cycling ‘74. To prep for the meetup, I dug through the Ableton web site and Live 9 manual and then documented the new... Continue Reading →

Listen to “Falling” Sound Design Experiment with Live 9 + Max for Live Convolution Reverb Pro Using IR Made with Pitch-to-MIDI Absynth Patch

I was experimenting with Live 9’s new pitch-to-MIDI and Max for Live Convolution Reverb Pro a few days back and come up with this idea.     Here is the process I followed. I started with a vocal sample by the wonderful artist Snowflake (CC-BY-NC faccmixter.org/files/snowflake/37827). BTW I remixed one of her tracks last year... Continue Reading →

Watch Max For Live Mono Sequencer Primer Videos

Via http://cycling74.com/. Matthew Davidson, the developer of the new Mono Sequencer device, gives us a quickstart primer on using this creative MIDI effect. Watch for new videos over the coming weeks! Live 9 Mono Sequencer - Episode 1 Live 9 Mono Sequencer - Episode 2 Mark Mosher Composer, Performer Synthesist Boulder, CO

Live 9 + M4L Tips: Modulating Buffer Shuffler 2.0 Patterns with LFO

I’ve really been enjoying the new and refreshed Max for Live devices in Live 9.  Buffer Shuffler 2.0 is really great. Here is a fun tip. 1) Create a variety of patterns 2) To cycle through the patterns, drop in the LFO M4L device. Click the map button and then click on one of the... Continue Reading →

Photos form the Ableton Live 9, Max for Live and Push Premiere Event the University of Denver

I attended the Ableton Live 9, Max for Live and Push Premiere Event the University of Denver on Wednesday February 27th. Ableton Certified Trainer and electronic artist Orville Kline joins Darwin Grosse from Cycling 74 for a unique performance and presentation covering the new features of Ableton Live 9, the potential of Max for Live... Continue Reading →

Jeremy Ellis on Ableton Push at NAMM 2013

Just found this video of Jeremy Ellis on Ableton Push at NAMM 2013. Watching Jeremy discover how to play notes on Push gives you a great sense of the isomorphic modes and expressiveness of Push. FYI – I’m installing the betas for Live 9 and Max for Live :^) Mark Mosher http://www.MarkMosherMusic.com

Ableton Live Workshop in San Francisco on Saturday Nov 17th 2012

This is a heads up for readers in the San Francisco area. Timo Preece and Liam Shy, are conducting an Ableton Live Workshop on Saturday, November 17th from NOON – 3PM at the Supperclub on 657 Harrision Street. You can purchase tickets here. »SONGWRITING WORKFLOW TECHNIQUES«   Using the new Live 9 and its expanded... Continue Reading →

NO GHOSTS. JUST FEAR. – 5 Original Dark Ambient Synthetic Soundscapes

New Dark Ambient Album I’m happy to announce the release of my new album No Ghosts. Just Fear. It’s an EP with five original horror soundscapes. The album is only available as an album download from Bandcamp.com as they supports the high-resolution formats required for proper listening :^) Here is a link http://markmosher.bandcamp.com/album/no-ghosts-just-fear Go for... Continue Reading →

Ableton Live 9 and Push (Velocity and Pressure Sensitive Controller) Announced

Live 9 has been announced along with a brand new controller called Push. I’m going to include a few videos below then send you over to Create Digital Music where Peter Kirn who has fantastic hands-on experience and coverage with the betas. Oh, and you should check out the re-launch of Ableton's web site. What’s... Continue Reading →

Free Your Music from the Confines of Your Speaker Space with the Affordable AmbiophonicDSP Plug-in

Howard Moscovitz, is one of the founders of the Electro-Music community (EM 2012 Fextival NY is next weekend btw). That's Howard and Zuzu at the recent Midwest Electro-Music Experience in Indianapolis (photo by Beth Ann Broadhurst). Howard and Robin Miller developed a plug-in called AmbiphonicDSP. I just learned about it last year while at Electro-Music... Continue Reading →

My 2012 Go To Virtual Synthesizers

I own a lot of virtual synths :^)  As part of a voluntary simplification exercise I started in January,  I’ve been limiting myself to a smaller number of instruments over the last year so I could go deeper and create more expressive and unique signature sounds for compositions and live performance. The image above (click... Continue Reading →

How to Trigger Absynth 5 FX Envelopes with MIDI Notes in Ableton Live

In a previous post I mentioned the use of stand-alone FX versions of synths like Zebrify,  Absynth FX, and Predator  FX as effects processors. Here is a tip for you Absynth FX fans who are using Ableton Live and want to process the output of a another virtual MIDI instrument and then trigger envelopes in... Continue Reading →

Ableton Live 8.4 Beta Brings 64-Bit Support

Well kids – 64-bit is finally on horizon for Ableton Live! We are pleased to announce the beta version of Live 8.4, featuring native 64-bit support. With 64-bit support, Sets in Live 8 can now accommodate much larger memory usage, and third-party plugins that support 64-bit. Registered Live 8, Suite 8, Live Intro or Live... Continue Reading →

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