Behind-The-Scenes Notes for My 2010-2015 Dark Sci-Fi Techno Show + 2013 Cover of Daft Punk”Derezzed” (Mile High Edit)

What follows is a rather detailed journal of my 2010-2015 Dark Sci-Fi Techno Show. What Motivated Me to Write this Post... While I was working on a playlist for the upcoming Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meetup 7th Birthday Party at Tilt Arcade I thought about Tron which made me think about a cover I'd done back... Continue Reading →

Video: NewEcho & The Aefonic Live 01

Here is video with an excerpt from a recent live collaboration with myself (NewEcho) & The Aefonic using only two Elektron Analog Four synthesizers. I also provided interactive visuals. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJ9zi5ci5Lw Enjoy, Mark NewEcho: http://NewEcho.com The Aefonic: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6TRf8dtLKKxoJis1X3YPF3      

Watch Videos from 2017 Ableton Loop Festival at Funkhaus in Berlin

Ableton has posted video highlights from Loop 2017 their three-day event at Funkhaus in Berlin.Videos included Features, Talks, and Performances. You can watch the new videos from the 2017 event as well as videos from older events at the link below. https://www.ableton.com/en/blog/loop/talks Thanks for reading, Mark Mosher Synthesist, Electronic Musician, Producer Boulder, CO ModulateThis.com If you... Continue Reading →

Live 10 is Here – Watch Video Lessons

Ableton just released the final version of Live 10 today. I wanted to pass along a link to a set of videos they have to help you learn Live 10... https://www.ableton.com/en/live/learn-live/. The videos offer an overview of Live 10, Setup, Interface, Instruments & Effects, and Workflows. In a related note, I've been running 10 in... Continue Reading →

Thomas Dolby Accepts Roland Lifetime Achievement Award, Does Some Storytelling, and Performs Two Hits Using Vintage a Jupiter-4 and Jupiter-8 + 1983 Concert Footage

Thomas Dolby received Roland's 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award at NAMM 2018. Thanks to Kraft Music for great up-close video footage of the event. I watched the footage, took some notes, and inserted video footage links below. Part 1 Video Thomas Dolby accepting the award Thomas doing some great story telling offering an entertaining overview of... 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 →

HD GoPro Video Highlights from Denver Synth_Drone Collective Concert with Live Visuals on November 26th 2017

This is a 5 minute video highlight from the 2+ hour Denver Synth_Drone Collective performance at Mutiny Information Cafe in Denver for the Textures Ambient Showcase.We setup in semi-circle in the back of the cafe surround by the stacks of books. Most of the footage was shot over-my- shoulder with my GoPro Hero 5 Session... Continue Reading →

In The Ocean – A Film About the Classical Avant Garde

In The Ocean - A Film About the Classical Avant Garde John Cage, BrianEno, Philip Glass, Frank Zappa, Steve Reich and others Watch video https://youtu.be/h0NwiTHIhGM

First Impressions Using Elektron Overbridge on Surface Pro 4 with Analog Four

I owned an Analog Four 4 years back and ended up selling it. This was way before features like polyphony and Elektron Overbridge were added. I got interested in the A4 again to pair with my coveted Octatrack for a quick setup fly rig. To make a long story short, the Analog Four MKI is back... Continue Reading →

Photo / Video Journaling on Denver & Boulder Synth Scene on Instagram

The Denver & Boulder synthesizer scene is just exploding. In most weeks, there are multiple events happening of all types ranging from meetups to jams to concerts. I've started photo and video journaling the events I attend out on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/markmoshermusic/. I look forward to follows and following you fellow synth geeks back.

Experimental Music Concert Sunday April 30th for Doors Open Denver + Synthesis Notes

Synthesizer Sunday, a Union of Architecture and Sound The city of Denver has invited me and four other local electronic music artists to perform Sunday April 30th. This is part of the larger Door Open Denver Event. Like architecture, which starts from basic elements - glass, sand, and stone to create a building - synthesizers... Continue Reading →

Video: Aalto + Saturn Distortion on Surface Pro 4 vs Octatrack

Watch a video of my  experiments with Surface Pro 4 as a performance and sound design instrument continue. I'm expanding my search for plugins that are pen friendly. FabFilter Saturn is pretty fantastic with the pen. That goes for Timeless 2 and Volcano 2 as well. https://youtu.be/Fd1oqfnWaQA

Celebrating David Bowie Tour + BBC Video “The Last Supper: Slick, Garson, Leonard, Russell and Campbell Discuss Bowie”

Spreading the word... dates have been announced for the Celebrating David Bowie Tour which includes... Bowie band members, friends, great artists, and top musicians from around the world are coming together to celebrate David Bowie with a unique global concert series this coming January. Dates January 8th, London (sold out) January 10th, New York January... Continue Reading →

“Tonalities from Orbit #3” – Channeling the Krell with an Improvisation on Nord Lead 4

https://youtu.be/Mrp55klGV5U "Tonalities from Orbit #3" is a video recording of a live interactive soundscape and visual improvisation performed at the Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meetup October 12th, 2016 at Globe Hall in Denver. It's performed using only a Nord Lead 4 with custom patches from INIT and Resolume using live camera input with no pre-recorded sequences. The theme... Continue Reading →

Video: Carbon Dioxide Ensemble (CO2E) Live at Denver Noise Fest 2016

The Carbon Dioxide Ensemble (CO2E) had the honor of opening night 2 of the Denver Noise Fest 2016 on December 22nd, 2016 at Globe Hall. Here is a video of our performance. https://youtu.be/ZB2VFfyXeso As I mentioned in a recent post, the focus of our ensemble is on live improvisational performance of musique concrète. Thomas Lundy uses blocks... Continue Reading →

Video: Original Zebra 2 Patch – Computing for You Now

  This is a follow up to my previous post,"Winter Projects with @uheplugins Zebra 2: Sound Design, New Max for Live Device, and Refining Lemur Patch". In the video embedded below I offer an example of a patch I'm working on for Zebra 2 called "Computing for You Now". As you'll see in the video, this... Continue Reading →

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