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 →

Spending Some Quality Time with Ableton Wavetable Using Live 10 Pen Tablet Mode on Surface Pro 4

I can't make it up skiing on this snowy Colorado Saturday so I'm spending some quality time with Ableton Wavetable. I'm making some custom presets running Live on my Microsoft Surface Pro 4 with Live 10's new Pen Tablet Mode. It's a pretty fast and wonderful to use the pen to work with Wavetable! Mark... 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 →

#TBT Interview with Composer Reinhold Heil on His Work on The Helix TV Series on SyFy

I'm enjoying watching season 1 of the SyFy series Helix on Netflix for a second time. Back in 2014 I interviewed the show's composer Reinhold Heil on his amazing score for the show. I thought it would be fun to post a link to the interview here as a "throw back Thursday". Since I interviewed... Continue Reading →

“The Beauty Comes Out of the Spider’s Nature” Improv on Elektron Octatrack by Mark Mosher

This is a an audio board recording of a live improvisation using only the Elektron Octatrack. It was recorded at the Jan. 25th, 2018 Beat Cypher event at Madelife. Thanks to Justin Forthuber at madelife for organizing this event and Chris Sessions for the board recording. https://youtu.be/gBn3xEI1E4Y Thanks for listening, Mark Mosher Synthesist, Electronic Musician,... 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 →

Elektron’s Fascinating Interview with Father of FM Synthesis John Chowning + Digitone Overview

Elektron's Fascinating Interview with Father of FM Synthesis John Chowning Elektron just posted a long, deep, and fascinating interview with John Chowning who originally discovered FM Synthesis.  The interview covers a lot of ground including his thoughts on: Explaining FM synthesis to a child The history of his work at Standford and how they helped... Continue Reading →

Following Along with Winter NAMM 2018 Coverage

I'm not at NAMM this year but I am tuning in from the interwebs. Here are some suggestions for following along with the coverage with some friends who are on the ground. Synthopia's NAMM Category Sonic State YouTube Channel Sounds and Gear YouTube Channel P.S. Here are a few of my favorite photos from last... Continue Reading →

Madelife Beat Cypher Now a Recurring Concert Series + Video From My Set with Analog Four

Madelife,  a creative accelerator in Boulder and frequent host venue for the Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meetup, started hosting a very cool electronic music concert series late in 2017 called Beat Cypher. Each performer gets a 10-minute slot and signs up first come first serve. It's Rapid-fire fun for performers and listeners! It's now a recurring... Continue Reading →

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