Two Live Electronic Music Performance Videos for Free Music Friday – “Alone” and “Celebration and Voices”

Here are two videos for you for Free Music Friday. Watch embedded video of “Alone” by Mark Mosher This video has an HD version as well so check it out from your home theater using your Tivo or or other streaming box. In this video I'm playing my original instrumental electronic music song "Alone" from... Continue Reading →

Percussa AudioCube Production and Performance Notes for “I Hear Your Signals”

<a href="http://www.markmoshermusic.com&quot;   For my original music album "I Hear Your Signals" (download the album free) I use Percussa Audiocubes as performance controllers. In this post I’ll give you all the geeky details about how the controllers were applied in the project. AUDIOCUBES AND MIDIBRIDGE I used 4 AudioCubes plus Percussa's free MIDIbridge app on... Continue Reading →

Overview and Time-Lapse Video of My Ableton Live Laptop Music Rig + Controllers

Over the years I’ve played hundreds of shows as a keyboardist using my trusty Apex column with various hardware synths.  In late 2009 I had a vision to create a new Ableton Live laptop-centric rig using only virtual synths running in Live. While I wanted to play some keys, I was really excited to add... Continue Reading →

Quick Picture of Novation Launchpad and Percussa AudioCubes

  After rehearsing tonight I took a shot of some of my Novation Launchpad and 4 Percussa AudioCubes. Click the picture to see a large version. I thought it was a pretty interesting shot so thought I’d share it. Mark Mosher Electronic Musician, Boulder, CO http://www.ModulateThis.com http://www.MarkMosherMusic.com http://www.REBOOTalbum.com

My Blofeld + Ableton Live + Lpk25 + AudioCube Couch Potato Setup

I wanted to create a small couch-friendly setup where I could play the Waldorf Blofeld with my little Akai LPK25 Controller and an AudioCube. Here is how I set it all up. AudioCube Configuration I use Percussa’s MIDI bridge to configure a sensor cube so that face 1-4 send CCs 10-13 (click image to enlarge).... Continue Reading →

New Single “First Orbit” Performed Live + Percussa Audio Cube Presentation Video from Ableton Denver Meetup

On the 14th of March I gave a presentation on Percussa AudioCubes at the Ableton Denver Meetup. David Henderson was kind enough to shoot video and he even took the time to post on YouTube. Thanks David. By the way, if you haven’t subscribed to his blog yet, you should check it out - http://www.hendersounds.com/.... Continue Reading →

I’m Doing a Demo of Percussa AudioCubes with Ableton Live This Sunday March 14th at the Ableton Denver Meetup

I’m kicking off this Sunday’s Ableton Denver meetup with a presentation of Percussa Audio cubes with Ableton Live. I’ll be playing a new song that is performed almost entirely with AudioCubes. Cache Flowe will be performing music and explaining his set up and approach to a full Live A/V set. A few key topics: Real... Continue Reading →

Interview with Bert Schiettecatte Inventor of Percussa AudioCubes

I recently conducted a phone interview with Percussa founder and AudioCube inventor Bert Schiettecatte. I think music artists, visual artists, sound designers, those interested in tangible interfaces for installations, and music technology fans will all enjoy this interview – even if you are not in the market for a tangible interface. Below is a brief... Continue Reading →

In-Depth Review of Percussa AudioCubes in Use with Ableton Live

  Back in November I purchased a set of four Percussa AudioCubes. I've spent quite a bit of time working with them as a an interface to Ableton Live. In this hands-on review I'll explain what they are, how    they work, how I'm using them with Live and also offer some tips along the way.... Continue Reading →

“Enumerating” – One Patch Performance Video Series

Watch embedded video “Enumerating’ is another installment in my “ONE PATCH PERFORMANCE SERIES.” Videos in this series are intended to show what's possible when you constrain your tool set to one synth and one preset with many modulation routings mapped for performance. I created a 4 bar pattern with a MIDI clip in Ableton Live.... Continue Reading →

Modulate This! – Best of 2009 Electronic Music Tech

Despite the economic downturn, 2009 was thankfully a huge year when it came to new technology for electronic music artists. Rather than try and cover every significant release, I’ll instead list some of my favorite products and notable trends. The Year of Ableton What a big year for Ableton. Live 8 with great new features... Continue Reading →

Percussa Audio Cubes: Lights & Tangible Interface with Ableton Live and Alchemy

I recently added Percussa AudioCubes to my studio and performance rig. While I’m planning a longer post offering an overview of how AudioCubes work, this is a quick post to mention two applications of AudioCube technology I’ve been experimenting with. First, I’m using them as lights. You can send RGB values to the cubes via... Continue Reading →

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