NAMM 2019 Saturday: Tune in to Universal Audio Live Stream at 2pm PST to See Huston Singletary Presenting on SINGULARITIES

More NAMM 2019 news. Presentation and Live Stream My friend Huston Singletary from Ableton will be doing a presentation today on SINGULARITIES sound design/sampling presentation today (Saturday January 26th) at the Universal Audio booth at 2PM PST. This will also be broadcast on UA's live stream https://www.uaudio.com/namm which also has a live chat. SINGULARITIES Free... Continue Reading →

NEEMFest (NorthEastern Electro-Music Festival) September 7-9, 2018 in Homer, NY + Live Streaming Link

NEEMFest (NorthEastern Electro-Music Festival) is happening September 7-9, 2018 in Homer, NY. Where: Center for the Arts of Homer, in Homer, NY 
(near Rt. 81 Exit 12): http://www.center4art.org When: Friday, September 7, 12:00PM-12:00AM Saturday, September 8, 12:00PM-12:00AM Sunday, September 9, 12:00PM-12:00AM Tickets: $10 for a Three-Day Pass! More Info at neemfest.org If you can’t attend... Continue Reading →

Good Read “Electroacoustic Music is Not About Sound” by Eric Chasalow @NewMusicUSA @NewMusicBox

I recently discovered New Music USA which has a lot of great resources. I'm particularly enjoying the publication NewMusicBox. NewMusicBox, a multimedia publication from New Music USA, presents artists in their own words and explores the ideas behind a wide scope of adventurous music produced in the United States: concert works, jazz, experimental, contemporary opera,... Continue Reading →

Video: “Predator” – An Original Ableton Wavetable Preset by Mark Mosher

Check out this video of new Ableton Wavetable preset I'm working on from "init". I call it "Predator". https://vimeo.com/282442105 FYI - Back in February I contributed 5 original presets to FREE The Round Wavetable Pack by AfroDJMac with sounds by AfroDJMac, Isaac Cotec, Thomas Glendinning, pAtches, Josh Spoon, Mark Towers. Some super cool presets in... Continue Reading →

Max 8 and VIZZIE 2 Coming in September 2018 + Dipping My Toe in the VIZZIE pool

Cycling '74 Max 8 is coming in September of 2018. Here is a summary of some of what's coming plus some videos of some of my early VIZZIE work. Patching Improvements Groups: The ability to group objects together so they can be easily selected and adjusted as needed. Pan and Zoom: This lets you move... 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 →

Artist Ed Ball Interview on Art + Music + Technology Podcast

I love this interview with artist Ed Ball on Darwin Grosse's Art + Music + Technology podcast so I wanted to spread the word. I found the story of Ed's artist journey inspiring and informative. He's got a great vibe (often hilarious) and interesting perspective on art which I found refreshing. Listen to the Podcast on... Continue Reading →

The Sonic Encounters Soundscapes Podcast is Back!

After a 2 year hiatus - my Sonic Encounters Soundscapes Podcast is back! The 13 past episodes (with over 1 hour and 50 minutes of music) are back online as Season 01. Season 02 is incoming so here is how to listen and subscribe. iTunes/ iOS: Subscribe on iTunes or search for "Sonic Encounters" in your... Continue Reading →

Sound Design Project: Honored to be a Contributor to The Round Wavetable Pack

I'm psyched and honored to be a part of this sound design project for the amazing new Ableton Wavetable Synth - The Round Wavetable Pack. AfroDJMac who curated this project had this to say about it... Ableton Live 10 comes with a beast of a new synthesizer, Wavetable. Wavetable, as expected, uses wavetable synthesis to... 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 →

#TBT Interview with Composer Reinhold Heil on His Work on The Helix TV Series on SyFy

I'm enjoying watching season 1 of the SyFy series Helix on Netflix for a second time. Back in 2014 I interviewed the show's composer Reinhold Heil on his amazing score for the show. I thought it would be fun to post a link to the interview here as a "throw back Thursday". Since I interviewed... Continue Reading →

“The Beauty Comes Out of the Spider’s Nature” Improv on Elektron Octatrack by Mark Mosher

This is a an audio board recording of a live improvisation using only the Elektron Octatrack. It was recorded at the Jan. 25th, 2018 Beat Cypher event at Madelife. Thanks to Justin Forthuber at madelife for organizing this event and Chris Sessions for the board recording. https://youtu.be/gBn3xEI1E4Y Thanks for listening, Mark Mosher Synthesist, Electronic Musician,... Continue Reading →

Video: Hans Zimmer & Radiohead on use of random music composition technique “tidal orchestra” for Blue Planet II

Video - How Hans Zimmer and Radiohead transformed "Bloom" for Blue Planet II. https://youtu.be/cIsewG2g-1g Radiohead's "Bloom," remixed for the ocean. If you listen closely enough to Radiohead and Hans Zimmer’s rework of “Bloom” for Blue Planet II, you can hear a really fascinating orchestral trick at work. They call it the “tidal orchestra” — it’s a... Continue Reading →

Synth Journal: The Return of the Elektron Analog Four

Back in August I picked up an Anlog Four MKI as Sweetwater was closing the MKI out. I really kicked myself when I didn't get a new Monomachine when they closed them out. I actually had an Analog Four way back in 2013 when they were first introduced but sold it to focus on my... Continue Reading →

Finish Out Your Thanksgiving Weekend with the Denver Synth_Drone Collective

If you are in Denver this Thanksgiving weekend stop by on Sunday November 26th Textures Ambient Showcase at Mutiny Cafe in Denver. The Denver Synth_Drone collective will be the only act and we'll be performing from 7pm-10pm. Here is the event link. I'll be both playing music with the collective and providing visuals for the... Continue Reading →

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