Photos from The Fantastic Moldover Workshop in Denver. Watch for a Workshop In Your City.

Moldover is on tour and made a stop in Denver to perform a show and give a workshop at The Church nightclub in Denver last night. A big thanks to Marc Wei of Ableton Colorado for behind-the-scenes work to pull this workshop together in Denver. Moldover’s workshop offered a nice blend of topics including controllerism,... Continue Reading →

Modulate This! Turns 7

Hello my synth and sound design friends. We’ve been hanging out and talking synths for 7 years! That's pretty incredible when you stop to think about it! Here is to another great year! Talk soon… Mark Mosher Electronic Musician, Boulder CO http://www.ModulateThis.com http://www.MarkMosherMusic.com

Electro-Music 2012 Festival in NY Sept. 7-9

Electro-Music 2012 Festival Is Almost Here The fantastic lineup for Electro-Music 2012 Festival has been announced. This wonderful event is held at the Greenkill Retreat Center in Huguenot, New York so if you live nearby I recommend you check it out. If you’ve never been, read my show report from my first trip here. If... 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 →

How to Trigger Absynth 5 FX Envelopes with MIDI Notes in Ableton Live

In a previous post I mentioned the use of stand-alone FX versions of synths like Zebrify,  Absynth FX, and Predator  FX as effects processors. Here is a tip for you Absynth FX fans who are using Ableton Live and want to process the output of a another virtual MIDI instrument and then trigger envelopes in... 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 →

Unfields12 “cruzin” – Field Recordings by Denver’s James Tobin

Unfelds is a series of downloadable field recordings that are free donationware made available under Creative Commons licence. Denver-based sound designer and fellow Ableton Colorado member James Tobin’s work is featured in u. nfields12 “cruzin'. James also contributed a Sounds from a Distant Outpost composition “Subdude's First Excursion To The Outpost” last year. James describes... Continue Reading →

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