Ableton Releases CV Tools + View Mind Map Summary + Links to How-To Videos from Moog Demo Library

Heads up, Ableton just released a free set of Max for Live devices called CV Tools. In this post I'll offer some info on overview videos, a summary mind map I made to give you a one-page perspective on all this, links to a collection of videos just released on Moog's Demo Library YouTube Channel,... Continue Reading →

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 →

Sonic Encounters Podcast 002 – Metamorphosis Under the Chatham Light

Sonic Encounters is being converted from a podcast to an album series. Click here to learn more. This soundscape is the soundtrack to an imaginary experience where – using a special morphing environment suit – you can instantly transition from a land to sea simply by walking into the surf. Story The piece begins with... Continue Reading →

Sonic Encounters Podcast 001 – And What Do The Trees Hear When the Wind Blows?

This song is an ambient sonic journey starting with natural sounds which morph into the hidden inner world of trees and back again. The piece starts off with a 120 degree stereo field recording of wind blowing through aspen trees and surrounding trees in Louisville, Colorado just outside of Boulder. Subscribe now on iTunes so you... Continue Reading →

Music Monday: “Digital Graffiti” a Free Compilation Album by Denver/Boulder Producers

I have something special for your Music Monday. It’s a new compilation album called Digital Graffiti Volume One featuring 7 tracks from 5 Denver/Boulder Artists including yours truly :^).  Kudos to Kent Barton (SEVEN7H WAVE) for all the time he put into this. I’m super honored that Kent included me. One thing that all these... Continue Reading →

Music Monday: “… At The End Of It All” by c.db.sn (Chase Dobson)

This week, my Music Monday pick is the new album … At The End Of It All by friend and fellow Denver-based artist Chase Dobson (aka c.db.sn). I got to know Chase through the Ableton Colorado User Group and have enjoyed watching his career take off on the Ableton front. In 2011, he was the... Continue Reading →

Ableton Live Tip: Finding Sets Quickly by Bookmarking Folders

When I play my live show, I use a different set for each song. I’ve optimized my sets so they only take about 9 seconds to load (more on this in a future post). On stage I don’t want to be mousing around trying to find sets and instead want to just quickly launch the... Continue Reading →

Modulate This! – Best Products of 2008 for Electronic Musicians

Hope you all are having a restful holiday season. I continuously strive for the leanest rig that will give me the best results. In this post I’ll offer a list products that make up the core of my rig. Consider this my “If I was stranded on a desert island” list for 2008.  Note that... Continue Reading →

Video Tour of Image-Line’s Gross Beat Plug-in

Last night I bought Image-Line's Morphine synth. As part of their holiday sale, I got their brand new plug-in Gross Beat for FREE ($99 value). It's a great plug-in - so much so I stayed up way too late experimenting with it. To help you get your mind around the plug-in and jump start your... Continue Reading →

Faderfox Control Surfaces for Ableton Live and Traktor Now Available in US

A German company called Faderfox has developed 2 control surfaces optimized for Ableton Live and 2 for Traktor. These control surfaces look fantastic. I was curious how we get them in the US, so I emailed Faderfox who told me that their products were being distributed in the us by ROBOTSPEAK in San Francisco.  I've... Continue Reading →

Join the Smart Loops Email Newsletter to Download Hundreds of Free Loops and Samples

    I saw this on http://www.project5.com. Smart Loops is offering free loops and samples if you join their email newsletter. If you subscribe, you get: You will get access to hundreds of free loops in ACID, REX2 and Apple Loops formats. You will get access to free Drum Sample Sets in SoundFont, SFZ, and... Continue Reading →

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