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Ableton Live Artist News Denver/Boulder Show Report Synths & Instruments (Virtual)

Show Report: Two Days in Denver with Robert Henke (aka Monolake)

Photo: DMNS Gates Planetarium Robert Henke of Monolake and one of the creators of Ableton live came through Denver and performed his work “Intersection” on Monday and then delivered a lecture at Denver University on Tuesday. This invitation only event was hosted by The Digital Media Studies program at the University of Denver. This was […]

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(Mark Mosher Music News) Ableton Live AudioCubes Computers & Laptops Contollerism Launchpad Midi/USB Keyboards & Controllers Novation Remote SL Synths & Instruments (Virtual) Theremin Video Blog

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 […]

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(Modulate This) Synth: Zebra 2.x Synths & Instruments (Virtual)

U-He Zebra 2.5

I’m just now getting around to experimenting with some of the new features in Zebra 2.5 which was released in December. A couple of big new features worth noting are: New effect plugin Zebrify that allows you to use Zebra 2.5 effects on any synth. In the picture above (click to enlarge) I’m using it […]

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(Modulate This) Synth: Gladiator Synths & Instruments (Virtual)

New “State of The Art” Expansion for Gladiator 2

Click Map to Enlarge I  just bought the new “State of the Art” expansion for the fantastic Gladiator 2 virtual instrument for $69US. With this expansion you not only get new presets, but the expansion also unlocks new synth features. Tone2's Upgrade Model This is the third in a series of expansions for Gladiator 2, and […]

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(Modulate This) Synth: Alchemy Synths & Instruments (Virtual)

Camel Audio Releases 2 New Sound banks and a New Skin

Camel Audio just released two new sound banks. Biolabs: Alchemy LabsGenetically enhanced soundscapes, mutant pads and sound effects machines for electronica, ambient and IDM. You can download from http://www.camelaudio.com/Biolabs-AlchemyLabs.php for $59. One of the coolest things about this sound back is that it also comes with a new skin which is shown below. Click the […]

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Ableton Live AudioCubes Contollerism Synth: Alchemy Synths & Instruments (Virtual)

Percussa Audio Cubes: Lights & Tangible Interface with Ableton Live and Alchemy

I recently added Percussa AudioCubes to my studio and performance rig. While I’m planning a longer post offering an overview of how AudioCubes work, this is a quick post to mention two applications of AudioCube technology I’ve been experimenting with. First, I’m using them as lights. You can send RGB values to the cubes via […]

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(Modulate This) Synth: u-he ACE Synths & Instruments (Virtual)

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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(Modulate This) Synth: DCAM: Synth Squad Synths & Instruments (Virtual)

Modulate This! – Review of DCAM: Synth Squad Virtual Instruments

  FXpansion, the makers of BFD and Guru, have released a new bundle of virtual instruments called DCAM:Synth Squad. I've been using the package for a number of weeks and have a good feel for a majority of the features. In this review I’m going to offer a high-level overview of the elements that make […]

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(Modulate This) Synth: Synlpant Synths & Instruments (Virtual)

SonicCharge Synplant = Great Synth for Boosting Creativity

I’m late to the Synplant party. In case you are too I thought I’d write about it. I saw coverage of SonicCharge Synplant on various blogs last fall. When I saw the interface I have to admit I just assumed it was an iPhone app and for some reason just skipped over it – doh. […]

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(Modulate This) Synth: Largo Synths & Instruments (Virtual)

Experimenting with Waldorf Largo

I downloaded the 30-day trial to Waldorf Largo. A few first impressions. It has a massive dynamic range You can really push the filters and FM synthesis to get some really interesting sounds I like it's single page interface. I really like how waveforms and filter envelopes are displayed and move in real-time as you […]

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(Modulate This) Synth: Largo Synths & Instruments (Virtual)

Waldorf Largo Virtual Synthesizer 30-day Demo Available

While I use mostly software synthesizers these days, every now and then I get a bit of hardware gear lust. A few months back I was eying the Waldorf Blofeld. After watching videos like this one http://bit.ly/1zGyfm on YouTube I was quite impressed with the matrix editing and sound design possibilities looked quite interesting. Soon […]

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(Modulate This) Synth: Alchemy Synths & Instruments (Virtual)

What’s New in Camel Audio Alchemy v1.10

Article Update 7-21-2009: Just got this from Camel Audio. “IMPORTANT: An update to the original v1.10.6 release has been issued to correct a problem with some presets being too loud. If you have previously installed v1.10.6 of Alchemy, or the release candidate, you are strongly advised to update to v1.10.10 to avoid any issues. Registered […]

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(Modulate This) FL Studio Industry News Synths & Instruments (Virtual)

Microsoft Campaign “PC Hookup” Shot At University of Colorado in Boulder With FL Studio and Toxic Bio Hazard Cameos

Even though these days I mostly use Ableton Live, I still keep up with free FL Studio updates and do use it from time to time. Like Ableton, FL’s workflow sometimes yields very interesting results for me. FL Studio fans might find this YouTube video of interest as there are cameo appearances of FL Studio […]

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(Mark Mosher Music News) Ableton Live APC40 Computers & Laptops Contollerism Midi/USB Keyboards & Controllers Novation Remote SL Synths & Instruments (Virtual)

My Studio Setup: 1 Laptop/3 Configurations + Akai APC40 Eye Candy

Revised 7-3-2009, changes are in red. For over two years I've been completely laptop based and loving it. Here are some notes on the three configurations I run with my latpop. First, I'm running an HP DV6500T running Vista, Ableton Live 8 Suite, and various vsts (Alchemy,Sylenth1,NI Massive/Absynth 4,Gladiator 2,Dimension Pro, Morphine…) I run in […]

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(Modulate This) Synth: Gladiator Synths & Instruments (Virtual)

Modulate This! Gladiator Discount + Gladiator 2.1 Update + Gladiator Electronic Expansion

SAVE $30 ON GLADIATOR 2 TILL AUGUST 6TH If you follow Modulate This!, you know I’m a fan of Tone2’s Gladiator Virtual Synthesizer. My recent video Sound Design with Gladiator 2: HCM Synthesis Explained is already close to 3,000 views. As a result of the popularity of this video I’ve met Markus Feil, the developer or […]

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(Modulate This) Sound Design Synth: FAW Circle Synths & Instruments (Virtual)

FAW Circle Synthesizer Sound Design Tip: Hidden Tab Parameters + Modulating Filter with Keyboard Tracking

I’ve been doing some sound design work with Future Audio Workshop Circle Virtual Synthesizer. While most of the parameters are visible on the main page of the user interface, some are only accessible via tabs along the bottom of the interface. So to search for sounds, access keyboard and arpeggiator controls, global settings, effects, and […]