“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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Moldover Takes Two New Social Instruments syncoMasher and MiniMasher on the Road

I just got an email from Moldover’s email list and thought I’d pass it along.  Modover’s work was one the inspirations behind my 9 Box Method by the way. Good news!  I have finished assembling two NEW Social x Instruments.  I call them The SyncoMasher and The MiniMasher.  I'm taking these two and the reliable... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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,... 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 →

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

Novation Automap for iPhone/iPod TouchOriginally uploaded by Mark MosherI'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 working... 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 →

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 →

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