Anthony Distefano Celebrates Steve Reich’s Birthday with NI Absynth Video “Pulses from Music for 18 Musicians”

My friend and Absynth guru Anthony Distefano shared a video in celebration of Steve Reich’s birthday. My Absynth version of Steve Reich's Pulses from Music for 18 Musicians.This was all done using Absynth's envelopes. Links: http://www.stevereich.com/ http://anthonydistefano.bandcamp.com/ Mark Mosher Electronic Musician | Composer | Sound Designer | Performer Boulder, CO

“I Calculate” – A Soundscape Experiment Using Octatrack to Sequence Absynth 5 Synthesizer

In this experiment I used Octatrack to drive Absynth running in stand-alone mode. I sequenced the piece using only the Octatrack sequencer. I used step sequencing mixed with trig automation to modulate Absynth performance params via MIDI CCs along with some real-time performance param manipulation using data entry knobs on Octatrack. I used the MIDI... Continue Reading →

Sound Design Tip: Precise Sync to Picture and Long Envelopes with Absynth Break Point Time Control

In addition to dragging the breakpoints of an envelope in Absynth, you can also enter precise time values for each break point. P. 116 of the manual explains the different types of time control. Abs/BP Time control: Determines the Breakpoint’s position on the time axis. Enter the duration in seconds. Depending on the setting of... Continue Reading →

Octatrack Meets Absynth Ambient Improvisation

I recorded this piece during my summer hiatus - “#01 Octatrack meets Absynth” (watch embedded video). //player.vimeo.com/video/68449293 2013 Summer of Synth Sessions Boulder - #01 Octatrack meets Absynth from Mark Mosher on Vimeo. Real-Time With Octatrack I’m just getting started with the Elektron Octatrack performance sampler but I decided it would a perfect instrument to... Continue Reading →

My 100th Patch with Absynth – LFO Rotors

I went on a bit of a synth “walk about” in the last year and mainly went deep with one synthesizer for programming from INIT – the mighty Absynth. Yesterday maked the 100th patch I’ve made with it. This a sound design experiment using three samples as oscillator sources. Sample 1 is a recording I... Continue Reading →

Pure and Broken Circuits 01 – Absynth Sound Design Experiment

"Pure and Broken Circuits 01" is an Absynth sound design experiement. A sound design experiment showing the darker virtual analog modelling side of Absynth (no samples here) to illustrate Absynth's range beyond the typical motion pad :^) This piece is an improvisation using an original preset patched with two oscillator in single mode and two... Continue Reading →

Absynth Tutorial: Modulating Filter Frequency with Keyboard Scaling

Happy New Year! My resolution last year was to go deeper with fewer synths. It’s one of the few resolutions I managed to keep – lol. Absynth is one of the synths I focused on in 2012. While it was my first virtual instrument (started using it back in 2002 when I started migrating to... Continue Reading →

“Inside the Grid on Altair IV” – A One-Note One-Patch Soundscape in Absynth 5

"Inside the Grid on Altair IV" by Mark Mosher. A One-Note One-Patch Soundscape in Absynth 5 from Mark Mosher on Vimeo. Update: I’ve also made this available as an MP3-320 audio download on soundcloud. "Inside the Grid on Altair IV" is a soundscape created with one patch from scratch using the Absynth 5. It is... Continue Reading →

Absynth Creator Brian Clevinger Posts One-Note Soundscape to Accompany the Mayan Apocalypse

  Brian Clivinger just posted this fantastic one-note soundscape patch “made with Native Instruments Absynth 5 to accompany the mayan apocalypse”. It really shows what can be done with those amazing 68-stage modulatable envelopes! Enjoy, and talk to you tomorrow :^) Mark Mosher Synthesist, Composer, Performer http://www.MarkMosherMusic.com

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