NEEMFest (NorthEastern Electro-Music Festival) September 7-9, 2018 in Homer, NY + Live Streaming Link

NEEMFest (NorthEastern Electro-Music Festival) is happening September 7-9, 2018 in Homer, NY. Where: Center for the Arts of Homer, in Homer, NY 
(near Rt. 81 Exit 12): http://www.center4art.org When: Friday, September 7, 12:00PM-12:00AM Saturday, September 8, 12:00PM-12:00AM Sunday, September 9, 12:00PM-12:00AM Tickets: $10 for a Three-Day Pass! More Info at neemfest.org If you can’t attend... Continue Reading →

Performing at Beat Cypher in Boulder on Thursday

I'll be performing an improv electronic music set without a net (no prepared sequences) using only the Elektron Digitakt sampling drum machine tonight at BeatCypher at Madelife in Boulder. For those not familiar with Beat Cypher. "All styles welcomed and invited. The purpose of this event is to gather music producers/performers in the Boulder/Denver area... Continue Reading →

Good Read “Electroacoustic Music is Not About Sound” by Eric Chasalow @NewMusicUSA @NewMusicBox

I recently discovered New Music USA which has a lot of great resources. I'm particularly enjoying the publication NewMusicBox. NewMusicBox, a multimedia publication from New Music USA, presents artists in their own words and explores the ideas behind a wide scope of adventurous music produced in the United States: concert works, jazz, experimental, contemporary opera,... Continue Reading →

Video: “Predator” – An Original Ableton Wavetable Preset by Mark Mosher

Check out this video of new Ableton Wavetable preset I'm working on from "init". I call it "Predator". https://vimeo.com/282442105 FYI - Back in February I contributed 5 original presets to FREE The Round Wavetable Pack by AfroDJMac with sounds by AfroDJMac, Isaac Cotec, Thomas Glendinning, pAtches, Josh Spoon, Mark Towers. Some super cool presets in... Continue Reading →

Max 8 and VIZZIE 2 Coming in September 2018 + Dipping My Toe in the VIZZIE pool

Cycling '74 Max 8 is coming in September of 2018. Here is a summary of some of what's coming plus some videos of some of my early VIZZIE work. Patching Improvements Groups: The ability to group objects together so they can be easily selected and adjusted as needed. Pan and Zoom: This lets you move... Continue Reading →

Good Read: Ableton Interview “Jon Hassell: Possible Musics”

Ableton just released a fantastic interview with New York trumpeter and composer Jon Hassell. The interview covers among other things his studies with Stockhausen, his coining of the term "Fourth World",  his early work with Fairlight CMI, work with Bob Moog on a sound sculpture, with lots of inspiring information on his practice and art.... Continue Reading →

Isotonik Studios Releases ADM DRUMS by AfroDJMac + A Video Walkthrough of this Epic Collection

Isotonik Studios and my friend and amazing sound designer AfroDJMac just came together to release ADM Drums by AfroDJMac. The collection contains drum samples and presets made over the years by the prolific AfroDJMac which were then curated and organized by Isotonik Studios' resident Ableton Live Pack expert Animus Inviduous (aka PerforModule). An amalgamated collection of... Continue Reading →

Waldorf Largo is Back in My Rig (No Dongle Required Now) + Video of Original Krell Patch for Largo

https://vimeo.com/281108811 It's baaaaaack. Yes Waldorf Largo is back in play in my Ableton Live rig. To celebrate this, I've just published a short video of a Krell patch I made called "Cold Space" using Largo with a little inspiration from the Krell channeling themselves through Dr. Morbius. Look Ma - No Dongle! A big thanks... Continue Reading →

Artist Ed Ball Interview on Art + Music + Technology Podcast

I love this interview with artist Ed Ball on Darwin Grosse's Art + Music + Technology podcast so I wanted to spread the word. I found the story of Ed's artist journey inspiring and informative. He's got a great vibe (often hilarious) and interesting perspective on art which I found refreshing. Listen to the Podcast on... Continue Reading →

Musician Explains One Concept in 5 Levels of Difficulty ft. Jacob Collier & Herbie Hancock

Wired has a series called “One Concept in 5 Levels of Difficulty”. Here is the one for harmony. 23-year-old musician, composer and multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier explains the concept of harmony to 5 different people; a child, a teen, a college student, a professional, and jazz legend Herbie Hancock. The video is 15 minutes long but... Continue Reading →

New Videos from Ableton to Help You Learn Live 10 and Push 2

Ableton has released a large number of new videos to help your learn both Live 10 and Push 2. You the playlists for these videos (along with their other playlists) by visiting https://www.youtube.com/user/AbletonInc/playlists. The latest videos are also featured on Ableton's web site at https://ableton.com/learn-push and https://www.ableton.com/live/learn-live. The Learn Live page categorizes videos by Overview,... Continue Reading →

Performing Set at Beat Cypher May 24th, 2018 on Elektron Digitakt + Video from Past Performance on Analog Four

I'll be performing a set tonight (Thursday, May 24th) at the Beat Cypher event in Boulder. As the format is rapid-fire 10 minute sets and I'll be improvising using only an Elektron Digitakt and using small a set of custom beat sketches as a starting point. My set is inspired by the Star Trek: The... Continue Reading →

My Cinematic Scifi Theme “Alone” Used as Soundtrack for EXOWORLDS Visual Exploration Video

https://player.vimeo.com/video/261710268 Visual artist Ray Cassel used my song “Alone” form the album Reboot as the sound track for his latest video piece called EXOWORLDS a Visual Exploration. An exploration of what worlds and their moons may look like outside our solar system. Visuals by Ray Cassel. Sound design and music by Mark Mosher. Visit his... Continue Reading →

The Sonic Encounters Soundscapes Podcast is Back!

After a 2 year hiatus - my Sonic Encounters Soundscapes Podcast is back! The 13 past episodes (with over 1 hour and 50 minutes of music) are back online as Season 01. Season 02 is incoming so here is how to listen and subscribe. iTunes/ iOS: Subscribe on iTunes or search for "Sonic Encounters" in your... Continue Reading →

Sound Design Project: Honored to be a Contributor to The Round Wavetable Pack

I'm psyched and honored to be a part of this sound design project for the amazing new Ableton Wavetable Synth - The Round Wavetable Pack. AfroDJMac who curated this project had this to say about it... Ableton Live 10 comes with a beast of a new synthesizer, Wavetable. Wavetable, as expected, uses wavetable synthesis to... Continue Reading →

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 →

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