Synth_Drone Collective: Photos and Audio Recording from Dec 27th, 2015 Textures Ambient Showcase

Biostatic, the host of Denver's Textures Ambient showcase, invited me and other amazing Denver synth artists kuxaan-sum, Sean Patrick Faling,Wes Milholen to join him as the Synth_Drone Collective for Sunday's show. We performed over 2 hours of continuous synth drones. Below is a recording of the live performance and a photo album. Audio Recording https://soundcloud.com/kuxaan-sum/synth-drone... Continue Reading →

I’m Performing Sunday Dec 27th, 7pm at Mutiny Information Café in Denver

I've been invited to perform as part of a synth drone collective this Sunday with some fantastic artists. Consider coming down for a post-holiday chill out. If you think you might come mark yourself as "going" on Facebook - Facebook invite. More info on the show below. show rules The show will be a free... Continue Reading →

Teaser Video for Oct 30th Miss America Vampire Halloween Concert at Walnut Room Denver

I produced this teaser video for the upcoming Miss American Vampire -- songs on theremin by victoria lundy / The Night Before Halloween concert. https://youtu.be/QDjIJawXJoM   The music in the video is from Victoria's new release. The visuals were performed in real-time and an example of what you'll see during her set. We're also doing projection mapping... Continue Reading →

No Ghosts. Just Fear- Five Original Instrumental Horror Soundscapes

Looking for some horror soundscapes to fuel your Halloween? Check out my album No Ghosts. Just Fear. The album is available for only $4 exclusively on Bandcamp. About the Album This album contains five original instrumental horror soundscapes. Listen in the dark on a great sound system with a sub-woofer or with good headphones (not ear... Continue Reading →

Sonic Encounters Podcast 007 – Descent Into Ancient Ice Cave

Listen to Podcast on Soundcloud |  You can subscribe to the Podcast in iTunes, or use this RSS Feed for your favorite podcatcher. Story This is the soundtrack of an expedition to an ancient ice cave. As you descend deep into the cavern hear surreal sound of the wind blended with your own scanning equipment reverberating through massive cave system.... Continue Reading →

Live Performance Video – Part 2 Boulder Synthesizer Meetup August 11, 2015

This video is part 2 of a live cinematic electronica set I performed at the Boulder Synthesizer Meetup on August 11th 2015 at the Walnut room in Denver. In this video I’m performing both the music and the visuals. http://vimeo.com/139852443 In part 2, I move on from the composed piece “Gonna Rise Up” from the... Continue Reading →

Hosting 41st Boulder Synthesizer Meetup – The Secrets of the Roland V-Synth

I'm hosting my 41st Boulder Synthesizer Meetup event on September 8th Boulder Synthesizer Meetup - "The Secrets of the Roland V-Synth by Jim Stout with Musical Performance by Rod Tanaka". I'm happy to report the meetup has 324 members! This is going to be a super event with Jim Stout (who worked for Roland for 6 years)... Continue Reading →

Sonic Encounters Podcast 006 – When the Whales Take Back the Ocean

Story As humans and their technology have evolved, they have encroached more and more on the domain of the whale and other sea life. Of course the whales have been evolving as well - and - unbeknownst to us, they have been patiently plotting and waiting for the right time put things back in balance.... Continue Reading →

Live Performance Video – Part 1 Boulder Synthesizer Meetup August 11, 2015

This video is part 1 of a live cinematic electronica set I performed at the Boulder Synthesizer Meetup on August 11th 2015 at the Walnut room in Denver. In this video I'm performing both the music and the visuals. https://vimeo.com/136179823 In part 1 I perform an extended version of "Gonna Rise Up" from the album... Continue Reading →

Introducing (no)poem – A New Collaboration with Artist Darwin Grosse

My good friend Darwin Grosse and I formed a new duo called (no)poem to support our performances and recorded work. Check out our new web site at http://www.nopoem.net. Darwin Grosse is director of education and customer services for Cycling ’74 (Max). He is the  creator and host of the art+music+technologypodcast. Darwin also launched a brand new blog called All Things Modular.... Continue Reading →

Sonic Encounters Podcast 005 – Irreversible Transcription Errors During Consciousness Transfer

"Welcome to transfer station 11203. Your consciousness transfer is about to begin and soon you will enjoy immortality in your new custom body. The process is 100% foolproof thanks to your personal technician who will be actively monitoring the process for transcription errors. In the unlikely event of a transcription error, your technician will be... Continue Reading →

Early Experiment Using Launchpad as a Cable Patching Matrix for U-he ACE

U-HE Ace allows you to use MIDI CCs to control the source and destination of patch cables. This video is my first experiment to use a Launchpad as a patch cable matrix. I have a cable plugged into the Filter Gain. By pressing buttons on the Launchpad, I'm essentially plugging cables into input sockets without... Continue Reading →

Sound Design Tip: Add Variability and Slop with U-HE Diva Synthesizer Trimmers

This month I’ve been focusing on writing presets from scratch with Diva. While I’ve had Diva for a  while I’m just now getting around to doing some proper programming from INIT. Diva has a reputation for crushing your CPU so it’s worth mentioning that 1.1 release uses up to 40% less CPU. The 1.1.1 update... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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