Tutorial: U-HE ACE Analog FM Synthesis Using Cross Modulation and ADSR 2

There are many ways to achieve Frequency Modulation (FM) in ACE. The "Cross" knob adds "cross modulation" which is equivalent to analog FM. This knob can be a bit confusing because if you turn up the knob after initializing a patch you'll hear no effect. This is because the knob controls how much VCO1 modulates... Continue Reading →

Early Experiment Using Launchpad as a Cable Patching Matrix for U-he ACE

U-HE Ace allows you to use MIDI CCs to control the source and destination of patch cables. This video is my first experiment to use a Launchpad as a patch cable matrix. I have a cable plugged into the Filter Gain. By pressing buttons on the Launchpad, I'm essentially plugging cables into input sockets without... Continue Reading →

NAMM Analog Synth Demos Inspire Me to Dig Deeper Into U-HE ACE Synthesizer

Gear Lust From the looks of the reports coming out of Winter NAMM analog & analog modeled hardware synths were once again all the rage at this year’s show. After watching a few videos, and getting some serious gear lust, I got inspired to reproduce what I was seeing and hearing using what I already... Continue Reading →

U-HE ACE TIP: Pulse Width Modulation Basics

After watching my YouTube video “u-he ACE Tutorial: Patch Cables 101”, I had a viewer ask “How can i modulate the pulse width of the osciliator?”, so I thought I’d do a quick answer here in text form. Click the image above to see a larger version of the synth. Annotation numbers in diagram match... 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 →

u-he ACE Video Tutorial: Patch Cables 101

http://www.youtube.com/v/W3sEVuQ0DkA&hl=en_US&fs=1&&hl=en</embed></object></div>&quot;;" src="https://modulatethis.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/36439-6a00d83451cae869e2012876a570df970c-pi.jpg" style="BORDER-BOTTOM-STYLE: none; BORDER-RIGHT-STYLE: none; BORDER-TOP-STYLE: none; BORDER-LEFT-STYLE: none" />Click here to watch embedded video I’ve been working a lot with u-he’s ACE modular synthesizer which recently released. It’s quite fantastic and made my recent Best of 2009 Electronic Music Tech list. ACE has a very nice clean and simple user interface where almost... Continue Reading →

Modulate This! – Best of 2009 Electronic Music Tech

Despite the economic downturn, 2009 was thankfully a huge year when it came to new technology for electronic music artists. Rather than try and cover every significant release, I’ll instead list some of my favorite products and notable trends. The Year of Ableton What a big year for Ableton. Live 8 with great new features... Continue Reading →

U-He Ace Tip: Resizing Interface to Fit Your Window

 Want to resize U-HeAce to fit your display? Right-click on the interface anywhere there is not a control and pick a window size from the list. I wish more virtual synths supported this feature. Links: Modulate This ACE Index Page Other posts on ACE http://www.MarkMosherMusic.com http://www.ModulateThis.com http://www.RebootAlbum.com

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