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Mark Mosher
Boulder, CO
Electronic Music, Composer, Performer, Sound Designer
Interests: Electronic Music, Music Performance, Album Production, Music Technology Blogging
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Who knew the Poly-800 could sound so gnarly. Thanks Darwin! More to come :^)
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Indeed FM can sound like aliasing - and I do love gnarly sounds like this - obviously - lol.
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My First Synth My very first synth was the Poly-800 which I bought the year it was introduced in 1984. It was the first programmable polyphonic synth for under a thousand bucks (I bought mine for $795 new). It was... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Modulate This! Synth Blog
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Here is a fascinating documentary released in 2006.The entire 27 minute video is available on Vimeo https://vimeo.com/70164353 or you can watch it in the embedded player below. It's defintely worth your time if you've never seen it - so bookmark... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Modulate This! Synth Blog
Here is a little inspiraiton to start your weekend. I've always loved this song and it's pretty great to see it performed in the rehearsal context. Recorded live at rehearsals in Los Angeles. From a series of performances directed by... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Modulate This! Synth Blog
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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... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Modulate This! Synth Blog
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I stumbled on this bizarre and cool video of an MTV Cribs episode of Cribs featuring the Gorillaz. Yes it's animatied. The video is loaded with tons of funny and snarky comments about rock n' roll and celbrity :^) It's... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Modulate This! Synth Blog
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Working with the Elektron Octatrack has gotten back into sampling big time. Some of the things you can do with an Octatrack - like per step automation - can also be done with Ableton Push when working in "Note" mode... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Modulate This! Synth Blog
I have a few devices but not the one you mentioned, so thanks for dropping this in the comments!!! Love the Push. Here is a link to that device http://subaqueousmusic.com/aq-push-pack-for-aftertouch/ I wrote something similar in Max for Live for converting aftertouch to any CC so I could use aftertouch with Slim Phatty.This is much more polished than what I came up with, but I did have scaling.
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I recorded the sound of a pen striking a half-full soda can. I loaded this into Sampler and went to the MIDI panel and mapped "Aftertouch" (pad pressure) to "Loop Length" with a value of -100. Now pad pressure modulate... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Modulate This! Synth Blog
https://www.ableton.com/en/blog/baauer-searching-for-sound-samples/ Music has existed for thousands of years. The variety of sounds, instruments and music cultures around the world is staggering in it’s diversity, yet often, we tend to stick to what we know. There’s something to be said for... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 17, 2014 at Modulate This! Synth Blog
'Interstellar' doesn't have sound problems — Christopher Nolan wanted it that way | The Verge "SOME OF THE WORDS ARE INTENTIONALLY DOWNPLAYED IN FAVOR OF THE EMOTION OF THAT MOMENT." Interstellar sound designer Richard King tells The Verge that you... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 17, 2014 at Modulate This! Synth Blog
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I've been getting back into Oingo Boingo again lately. I was a huge fan back in the day and actually was fortunate to have gone to quite a few concerts. One of the strangest was at the Air Force Academy... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2014 at Modulate This! Synth Blog
I pretty much can't get enough of this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehMqEXUspfs. "Gary Numan makes a surprise appearance on stage with Nine Inch Nails for a performance of his song "Metal," live in London, UK, July 15th, 2009." Check out my interview... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2014 at Modulate This! Synth Blog
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A friend of mine loaned me his Korg RK-100S KEYTAR last weekend. Wow - what a fun and inspirational instrument! More than simply a controller the RK-100s has the same synth engine as the MicroKorg XL (including the vocoder). Like... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2014 at Modulate This! Synth Blog
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I’ll be performing at the Concréte Mixer -- Convocation for the Lamont School of Music, University of Denver. This who will be with Rick Reid, Lizzy Mosher, Thomas Lundy and Victoria Lundy. Where: Lamont School of Music, University of Denver , Newman Performing Arts Center - Gates Concert Hall. Parking... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at Mark Mosher Music
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Last night I was doing some late night patching with Absynth and I came up with an original patch called “endless chime grains”. I then did an improv using only this patch and built-in Absynth FX and posted it to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2014 at Modulate This! Synth Blog
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Here is a fantastic video from the late Richard Lainhart recorded in 2009. Thanks to my synth friend Tony Gerber for posting this on Facebook yesterday as I always loved this performance so it was nice to be reminded of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at Modulate This! Synth Blog
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I did a talk on Ableton Sampler at the Boulder Synthesizer Metup last month to help spread the word about some Sampler’s great features. One topic I covered was modulating parameters such as “Sample Offset” and “Loop Start” using LFOs,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at Modulate This! Synth Blog
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If you are an Ableton Live user your are most likely familiar with Puremagnetik. If not swing by http://puremagnetik.com/ to check out there interesting and affordable Live Packs. Anyway – Puremagnetik is really the work of Micah Frank… Puremagnetik is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at Modulate This! Synth Blog
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I’ve been playing around with the demo of Bazille which just released and thought I’d share a little experiment to help illustrate how basic patching works. Click the image above to pop it up in another windows. In this patch... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at Modulate This! Synth Blog
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Information Society has a new album called _Hello World. "_hello world" is the first Information Society album to feature the original lineup of Kurt Larson, Paul Robb and James Cassidy in over 25 You can listen/buy the album on Spotify,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2014 at Modulate This! Synth Blog
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Just got back from seeing Gone Girl. That was a crazy ride :^) I enjoyed the score quite a bit. After a some searches on the internets I found this interview video with Trent Reznor about the project. I recommend... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2014 at Modulate This! Synth Blog