NAMM 2019 Saturday: Tune in to Universal Audio Live Stream at 2pm PST to See Huston Singletary Presenting on SINGULARITIES

More NAMM 2019 news. Presentation and Live Stream My friend Huston Singletary from Ableton will be doing a presentation today on SINGULARITIES sound design/sampling presentation today (Saturday January 26th) at the Universal Audio booth at 2PM PST. This will also be broadcast on UA's live stream https://www.uaudio.com/namm which also has a live chat. SINGULARITIES Free... 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 →

“Dark Star 01 MM” Original Preset for Ableton Live 10 Wavetable Synth (beta)

I'm just getting going with some sound design sessions on Ableton 10 Wavetable synth. Here is an early draft of one of my first patches. Also makes use of the wonderful new Echo device. Watch a video here. https://youtu.be/4n4giM9WTbw Mark Mosher Composer, Synthesist, Electronic Musician, Multimedia Artist Boulder, CO MarkMosherMusic.com ModulateThis.com

Video of My Guest Solo Performance with the Boulder Laptop Orchestra Event at CU Atlas Institute

https://youtu.be/ScpItttfGlY I mentioned a few weeks back that I had the incredible honor of being invited to perform with the Boulder Laptop Orchestra on March 18th (Related Blog Post). For those that couldn't make it her is a live video recording from the "Boulder Laptop Orchestra BLOrK performs with guest Mark Mosher" event (Facebook Invite). The... Continue Reading →

“Tonalities from Orbit #3” – Channeling the Krell with an Improvisation on Nord Lead 4

https://youtu.be/Mrp55klGV5U "Tonalities from Orbit #3" is a video recording of a live interactive soundscape and visual improvisation performed at the Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meetup October 12th, 2016 at Globe Hall in Denver. It's performed using only a Nord Lead 4 with custom patches from INIT and Resolume using live camera input with no pre-recorded sequences. The theme... Continue Reading →

Video: Original Zebra 2 Patch – Computing for You Now

  This is a follow up to my previous post,"Winter Projects with @uheplugins Zebra 2: Sound Design, New Max for Live Device, and Refining Lemur Patch". In the video embedded below I offer an example of a patch I'm working on for Zebra 2 called "Computing for You Now". As you'll see in the video, this... Continue Reading →

Winter Projects with @uheplugins Zebra 2: Sound Design, New Max for Live Device, and Refining Lemur Patch

Winter is here in Boulder, CO. This time of year I tend to do a lot of sound design work next to a nice warm fire :^) I traditionally pick one synth to focus on and create patches from INIT. This year I picked an old favorite, U-He's Zebra 2. I've already got 70+ patches I've... Continue Reading →

Absynth Sound Design Experiment – Non-Linear Radioactive Soda Can

I recently did a post where I manipulated the sample of the sound of a pen striking a half-full can of soda with Ableton Push and pad pressure. In this post I used the same sample, but this time with Absynth. You can listen to the experiment on Soundcloud here or in the embedded player below. The recoridng... Continue Reading →

Predator Synth Tip: Morphing Effects with LFOs

A stand out feature of Rob Papen’s Predator compared to many virtual subtractives on the market is that it allows you to modulate effects parameters via the various mod matrix slots with very few or no artifacts. I came up with a few examples below with some sample audio at the bottom of the post.... 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 →

AfroDJMac and Mark Mosher Zebra Attack Free Ableton Live Pack

I'm excited to announce I just finished a collaboration with NY artist AfroDJMac who's been "crushing it" by releasing an Ableton Live Pack every week for 37 weeks! It's week 38 and we collaborated on "AfroDJMac and Mark Mosher Zebra Attack [Ableton Live Rack #38]."  What a great honor to be part of his series. ... Continue Reading →

AfroDJMac and Mark Mosher Zebra Attack Free Ableton Live Pack

I'm excited to announce I just finished a collaboration with NY artist AfroDJMac who's been "crushing it" by releasing an Ableton Live Pack every week for 37 weeks! It's week 38 and we collaborated on "AfroDJMac and Mark Mosher Zebra Attack [Ableton Live Rack #38]."  What a great honor to be part of his series.... Continue Reading →

The Tables Are Turned. My Interview on Sound Design Live Podcast “Turning Technology Into Performance”

I was recently interviewed by Berkeley, CA Sound Designer Nathan Lively on his podcast Sound Design Live which has over 10,000 followers! This was a nice turn as I’m normally the one doing the interviewing :^). You can read the original post “Turning Technology Into Performance” here, listen to the full 26 minute interview using... Continue Reading →

Using Ableton Operator to Generate Fixed Frequencies To Tune Samples by Ear

I’ve finished programming the racks for the upcoming sound library. I’m going through each instrument and tuning any samples that have pitch to concert pitch. I like doing a first pass by ear which requires a reference pitch. A quick way to do this generate a fixed pitch for reference is to use Ableton Operator.... Continue Reading →

VLOG – 2010 Holiday Soundpack Session #1

Some behind the scenes HD video of sound design work I'm doing for the 2010 Modulate This Holiday Gift Soundpack. Watch embedded video Mark Mosher VLOG–2010 Holiday Soundpack Session #1 In this video I’m working on an instrument rack that will end up in Ableton Live 8 Livepack format so anyone with any edition of... Continue Reading →

Bastiaan van Noord Releases New Sound set for Gladiator 2

Ronnie over at rekkerd.org just did a post on the release of a new Gladator 2 soundset by Bastiaan Van Noord. I thought I’d re-blog this news as well as Gladiator 2 is one of my all time favorite virtual instruments. I’m also a fan of Bastiaan Van Noord’s work in previous sound sets. I... Continue Reading →

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