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CME Xkey Tip: Latching Sustain for Drones and Arps

I use my Xkey 25 Air pretty much every day in the studio. No matter what state my studio wiring is in, I can just turn this bad boy on and I’ve got velocity, pressure, mod wheel, pitch bend and octave shifts at my fingertips. Because it’s so compact with no knobs to snap off […]

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How to Use ElectraX Synth with Ableton Push Pad Pressure and Use Ribbon Controller Like a Mod Wheel

I finally got my hands on a Push. I’m going through songs in my existing live show and tweaking synths to be even more expressive with Push’s aftertouch and ribbon controller. In this post I’ll be focusing on the wonderful ElectraX synth by Tone2 Audiosoftware but the same concepts apply to any synthesizer that allows […]

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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 […]

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Photos from The Fantastic Moldover Workshop in Denver. Watch for a Workshop In Your City.

Moldover is on tour and made a stop in Denver to perform a show and give a workshop at The Church nightclub in Denver last night. A big thanks to Marc Wei of Ableton Colorado for behind-the-scenes work to pull this workshop together in Denver. Moldover’s workshop offered a nice blend of topics including controllerism, […]

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An Update on Tim Thompson’s Space Palette Kinect-Based Instrument Including Video from STEIM

I first met Tim Thompson last Spring when I performed in Sunnyvale. He invited me over for an An “Exclusive First Look at Tim Thompson's Kinect-Based Instrument: MultiMultiTouchTouch”. Since then we’ve kept in touch and he’s made incredible progress on this three-dimensional instrument so I thought I'd do an update post. Now called Space Palette, […]

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Madrona Labs Soundplane West Coast Demo Tour Starts Tomorrow

After already presenting Soundplan at Expo '74 in NY, Madrona Labs has set off on the west coast leg of their tour. I pulled this schedule from the news section of their web site. Robotspeak, San Francisco, Saturday Nov 5, 4pm CNMAT, U C Berkeley, Monday Nov 7, 2pm UCSB, Media Arts and Technology Seminar, […]

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An Exclusive First Look at Tim Thompson’s Kinect-Based Instrument: MultiMultiTouchTouch

Tim Thompson is a software engineer, musician, and installation artist. He was recently mentioned in Roger Linn’s post “Research Project: LinnStrument — A New Musical Instrument Concept” where Roger credits Tim with writing a program that “translates the TouchCo's proprietary USB messages into TUIO messages sent over OSC.” I met Tim at my recent concert […]

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Loving Waldorf Largo 1.5 + Picture of Waveform After Abusing the New Chorus Effect

In late January I purchased Waldorf Largo and I’ve been using the hell out of it for work on my next album. It is now one of my most heavily used synths in my rig and I’ve crated a fairly large number of custom presets from INIT. IMHO this is one of the finest virtual […]

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“Camgesture in Paradise” – Ableton Theremin Made by Translating Hand Gestures from Webcam

Camgesture in Paradise from Steve Freedom on Vimeo. I found this cool video via @Psicoff on Twitter. It's a video by Steve Fredom using a web cam as a Theremin. Ableton Theremin – experimental electronic music made by translating hand gestures tracked by Quartz Composer and webcam, into OSC then Midi and sending on to Ableton to trigger […]

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Notes and Video: Using Percussa AudioCubes in Sensor Mode to Play Melody for “Alone”

I put in some extra rehearsal time this weekend in preparation for the March 17th show at the Art Institute of California/Sunnyvale . I’ll be performing songs from I HEAR YOUR SIGNALS, and some new songs which I’m considering for my next album. I’m also working on getting some songs from my previous album REBOOT […]

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Video From Microsoft Research on “Wedge Component” for Gesture Tracking + 3d Display Without Glasses + Head Tracking + 3D Viewing for Multiple People + Frame Viewing

My nephew is a huge gamer and turned me on to this video via Joystiq.  The Kinect is nothing short of amazing for gaming and I’m very intrigued that Microsoft Research is looking to take this to the next level. I see a huge potential in all this for controllerism and lots of game changers in […]

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(Modulate This) Contollerism Midi/USB Keyboards & Controllers

Korg microKEY Hands-On Review

I received a Korg microKEY USB powered as a gift over the holidays – woot! Here is a hands-on review. Size It’s bigger than I expected. Here are some shots giving you some perspective. Here it is when compared to an Akai LP2K25. Here it is compared to my Novation Remote SL 25. And finally, […]

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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 […]

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Using Novation Automap for iPhone/iPod Touch to Wirelessly Send Keystrokes to Ableton Live

Novation Automap for iPhone/iPod TouchOriginally uploaded by Mark Mosher I've been looking for a way to load sets without having to touch my computer. Sadly, you can't MIDI map file browser elements. I did find a pretty cool way to do this using Novation's Automap for iPhone and iPod Touch. I got it configured and […]

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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 […]

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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/. […]