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      

I’ll Be Performing at Lafayette Electronic Arts Festival [LEAF] Friday April 1st

If you are in the Denver/Boulder Area come on out to the very first Lafayette Electronic Artis Festival [LEAF] on Friday April 1st at 7pm. I'll be performing as part of the Denver Synth_Drone Collective along with other acts from the Denver area along with an artist from San Jose and NY.  The evnet is... Continue Reading →

Sonic Encounters Podcast 009 – Take a Trip on the Train from Devil’s Gate Depot

Listen to Podcast on Soundcloud Story Ready to take a "trip" on the The Georgetown Loop Railroad? Your journey starts at Devil's Gate Depot as you stand between the cars and hear the sounds of this historic narrow gauge train as it rounds a tight bend. Things morph from there... enjoy the psychedelic ride. Production Notes Field Recording... Continue Reading →

Sonic Encounters Podcast 003 – Children Of The Gods Find The Weather Machine

What happens when the children of the gods get a hold of the weather machine? Listen to find out. Production Notes I recorded the piece in one real-time pass with no edits to a Zoom H2 running on battery. The song is primarily  based on the field recording of a thunderstorm. Most of the low... 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 →

My 2012 Go To Virtual Synthesizers

I own a lot of virtual synths :^)  As part of a voluntary simplification exercise I started in January,  I’ve been limiting myself to a smaller number of instruments over the last year so I could go deeper and create more expressive and unique signature sounds for compositions and live performance. The image above (click... Continue Reading →

Sound Design and Workflow Tip: Make Better Use of the Stand-Alone FX Versions of Your Virtual Instruments

When I’m producing I use a lot of Ableton Live’s built-in FX. I do this because a) I like them and b) they adhere to the same workflow in everything else in Live so I spend more time making music. Of course sometimes I also want to use a third-party effect for variety or to... Continue Reading →

Music Monday: DJ DKO “Heavy Metal Paperclip” Single on Electric Trombone

For this Music Monday, I present to you the absolutely mind blowing cool new video and single from Darren Kramer (aka DJ DKO) called “Heavy Metal Paperclip" – on – wait for it – Electric Trombone!  Darren is a friend and one of the growing number of musicians in the Denver area who are working... Continue Reading →

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