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 →

Art + Music + Technology Podcast Celebrates 200th Episode with an Interview with Morton Subotnick

Congrats to my good friend Darwin Grosse on the 200th episode for his fantastic Art + Music + Technology Podcast! This episode marks 4 years of sustained work to createe this amazing historical record. The 200th episode features a simply wonderful interview with Morton Subotnick. Listen to this Episode from Official Web Site  | Listen... Continue Reading →

Max 8 is Coming in 2018

Cycling '74 (now part of Ableton) has announced Max 8 is releasing in 2018. You can sign up for email updates on Max 8 here https://cycling74.com/products/new-max-version-8. We are planning to release a Max 8 upgrade in the second quarter of 2018 with many performance and workflow improvements that we will begin to detail in the... 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 →

Octatrack MKI & MKII New OS 1.30B is Here! Check out What’s New.

The wait is over! Elektron has released a new OS for the Octratrack MKI & MKII. Download the new Octatrack MKI OS 1.30b here https://www.elektron.se/support/?connection=octatrack#resources What's New Here are some highlights I grabbed from the release notes included in the download. Sequencer Trig Conditions & Fills A trig condition parameter has been added to the... Continue Reading →

#Halloween music on @Bandcamp: John Carpenter + Disturbing Mood pieces, Melodic Theremin, and Gothic horror by Victoria Lundy + 5 Original Horror Soundscapes

Passing along some Halloween Music you can pick up over on Bandcamp. John Carpenter on Bandcamp I've been enjoying John Carpenter's recent music releases and was happy to see he was also on Bandcamp at https://johncarpentermusic.bandcamp.com/. So much great music out here! My fav track lately is "A Windy Death" on Lost Themes II. His... 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 →

Photos from Textures Ambient Showcase October 29, 2017, Denver, CO

I attended the Textures Ambient Showcase in Denver tonight. This is a a long-running event occurring on the last Sunday of each month at the Mutiny Information Cafe. I'll be performing there next month on November 26th as part of the Denver Synth_Drone Collective. Textures Ambient Showcase features 3-4 live acts each LAST Sunday of... Continue Reading →

What’s New in Lemur 5.3.4

It’s been a while since we’ve seen an update to Liine’s Lemur App. 5.3.4 is now available in the App Store. Make sure to get the new Editor & Daemon on the Liine website. Here is what’s new. App - App now launches in full native resolution on iPad Pro - MIDI from Sequencer is... Continue Reading →

Junea – New Album by Electronic Music Artist and Thereminst May Roosevelt

Spreading the word about this terrific release by May Roosevelt. Enjoy! "May Roosevelt marks her return in 2017 with her new album titled «Junea», coming out on October 23rd via Inner Ear. Junea is a heroine of the modern digital world, where reality meets fiction through bridges made of electronic sounds and pixels. Musically, it... Continue Reading →

Elektron Octatrack MII vs Octatrack MKI – A Deeper Look Beyond the Bullet Points

[update 2017-11-01 The New OS is Here!!! Here is a new post on what's new with a link do the download.] This rather lengthy post offers a comparison of the original Octatrack vs the Octatrack MKII from my perspective as a long-time Octatrack user. [Update 2017-10-07] The MKII has release and the manual is online... Continue Reading →

New Single & Video: “Space-Time Distortion Near Track Number 8”

Sometimes when gear acquisition syndrome calls, I take a pause in the action and recommit myself to the gear I already own. I was recently kind of lusting after something bleepy and and perhaps an analogish instrument with self-contained sequencing. Then I thought, hey, I can just live sequence the Nord Lead 4 slots from... Continue Reading →

New Cinematic Ambient Album “Sonic Encounters Volume 01” @Bandcamp Exclusive #Ambient #CinematicAmbient #DarkAmbient #MusiqueConcrète #Synthesis

Sonic Encounters Volume 01 Now Available The album contains 14 tracks and 2 hours of Cinematic Ambient Soundscapes. You can listen and buy here or from the embedded player below. I you like Krell music - you'll love this album! If you enjoy the album consider a buy and please tell your friends. About This Release Sonic... Continue Reading →

Watch This Cool Tutorial on How to Make Pink Floyd “On The Run” with Ableton Max for Live OSCiLOTT Modular

I've had Max for Cats OSCiLOTT Max for Live Modular for some time but only recently had time to start digging into it. I've been poking around on YouTube watching tutorial videos on the instrument and bumped into this fantastic demo of how to make Pink Floyd's "On the Run" in 10 Minutes. The demo... Continue Reading →

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