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 →

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 →

What’s New in Ableton Live 10.0.6 and 10.1 Beta

Live 10.0.6 Now Available Ableton Live 10.0.6 is now available. For me the biggest news here is they "updated the bundled Max application to Max 8.0.2." This means some advanced Max for Live devices ( ex. Isotonik Studios Signal) no longer require you to download Max 8.0.2 and point to that version in Preferences. More... Continue Reading →

Video and Pics of Favorite Moments with Percussa AudioCubes from the First 9 Years

Looking Back I got my first set of Percussa AudioCubes in late 2009. They have informed and inspired so many of my songs and have been an integral element of my live performances throughout the years. With my 10th anniversary approaching this year I thought it would be fun to look back at some of... Continue Reading →

Good Read: Ableton Interview “Jon Hassell: Possible Musics”

Ableton just released a fantastic interview with New York trumpeter and composer Jon Hassell. The interview covers among other things his studies with Stockhausen, his coining of the term "Fourth World",  his early work with Fairlight CMI, work with Bob Moog on a sound sculpture, with lots of inspiring information on his practice and art.... Continue Reading →

Isotonik Studios Releases ADM DRUMS by AfroDJMac + A Video Walkthrough of this Epic Collection

Isotonik Studios and my friend and amazing sound designer AfroDJMac just came together to release ADM Drums by AfroDJMac. The collection contains drum samples and presets made over the years by the prolific AfroDJMac which were then curated and organized by Isotonik Studios' resident Ableton Live Pack expert Animus Inviduous (aka PerforModule). An amalgamated collection of... Continue Reading →

Spending Some Quality Time with Ableton Wavetable Using Live 10 Pen Tablet Mode on Surface Pro 4

I can't make it up skiing on this snowy Colorado Saturday so I'm spending some quality time with Ableton Wavetable. I'm making some custom presets running Live on my Microsoft Surface Pro 4 with Live 10's new Pen Tablet Mode. It's a pretty fast and wonderful to use the pen to work with Wavetable! Mark... Continue Reading →

Ableton Live 10 Announced!

Ableton Live 10 has Been Announced! If you haven't heard, Ableton Live 10 was announced today. Woot! Create bolder sounds with Live’s new devices. Stay in the flow with a multitude of workflow improvements. Do even more away from the computer with Push. Build your sound with a curated library. And get the unlimited potential... Continue Reading →

Ableton Push Tip: How to Toggle Fixed Full Velocity for Pads

I switched to Ableton Push as my primary controller four years ago then upgraded to Push 2 in 2015. It’s become my primary "instrument". I love the pad sensitivity. However sometimes after a long day of typing at work, I want to play music without piling on repetitive strain. And sometimes I want to record... Continue Reading →

Winter Projects with @uheplugins Zebra 2: Sound Design, New Max for Live Device, and Refining Lemur Patch

Winter is here in Boulder, CO. This time of year I tend to do a lot of sound design work next to a nice warm fire :^) I traditionally pick one synth to focus on and create patches from INIT. This year I picked an old favorite, U-He's Zebra 2. I've already got 70+ patches I've... Continue Reading →

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