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

First Impressions Using Elektron Overbridge on Surface Pro 4 with Analog Four

I owned an Analog Four 4 years back and ended up selling it. This was way before features like polyphony and Elektron Overbridge were added. I got interested in the A4 again to pair with my coveted Octatrack for a quick setup fly rig. To make a long story short, the Analog Four MKI is back... Continue Reading →

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 →

Video: Original U-He Bazille Plastic Guitar Patch + XKey Air + Surface Pro 4

My hunt for virtual synths that work well with the pen and Surface Pro 4 continues. I'm happy to report that the using the pen to patch cables with amazing modular Bazille by U-HE works great. Watch this video of a patch I made over my morning coffee. https://youtu.be/O7VxUeFofrU Also, the CME Xkey Air 25 paired... Continue Reading →

Video: Aalto + Saturn Distortion on Surface Pro 4 vs Octatrack

Watch a video of my  experiments with Surface Pro 4 as a performance and sound design instrument continue. I'm expanding my search for plugins that are pen friendly. FabFilter Saturn is pretty fantastic with the pen. That goes for Timeless 2 and Volcano 2 as well. https://youtu.be/Fd1oqfnWaQA

Original Aalto Patch “MM Micro Drones 2” Using a Pen on Surface Pro 4

Check out this video of an experiment using a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 for real-time patching and synthesis with a pen. In this video I'm tweaking an original patch called "MM Micro Drones 2" using the wonderful Aalto synthesizer by Medrona labs. https://youtu.be/yN9uPADQuqE I'm just getting going with Surface Pro 4 as my daily computer -... 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 →

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