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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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I just started experimenting with iZotope’s Iris 2. Wow! Iris 2 wins the award for most improved virtual instrument for me in 2014! While Iris 1 focused on interesting ways to manipulate samples using photoshop-like editing to do spectral filtering... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Modulate This! Synth Blog
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Update: This is a long article and I've rendered it as pdf and Open XML paper so you can read this offline and print it. Blofeld users rejoice! Waldorf has released a free firmware update for the Waldorf Blofeld synthesizer.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Modulate This! Synth Blog
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Wow! What a super cool video and song by thereminist May Roosevelt - "Ode to Joy, 2013-14" - http://vimeo.com/85024587. More on May's work here http://www.mayroosevelt.com/. Ode to Joy from May Roosevelt on Vimeo. Ωδή στη Χαρά | Ode to Joy,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2014 at Modulate This! Synth Blog
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In 2013-2014 I spent a lot of time working on methods for improvising on Octatrack and Nord Lead 4. Here are Spinal Tap's thoughts on Jazz I found inspiring ;^) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYSEQImJnNw Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at Modulate This! Synth Blog
Mark Mosher Music News: Made it to Top 25 on US Electronica Charts + Photos from Show at Gates Concert Hall Hi Mark, Here is all the latest news from the synth bunker. Details below. Album Fear Cannot Save Us now on ReverbNation How to gift my music Cracked the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at Mark Mosher Music
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Back in October I announced that I'd be performing in the Concréte Mixer Concert at University of Denver's gloriious Gates Concert Hall at Lamont School of Music. It was a music career highlight for me and just a fantastic show and audiance. I finally got around to creating a flickr... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at Mark Mosher Music
You are most welcome. Nice work! I really enjoyed it.
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One of my daily reads is the Messy Ness Chick blog. She doesn't write about music typically, but it is quite wonderful and I highly recommend it. On type of article she posts is called "13 Things I Found on... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at Modulate This! Synth Blog
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Darwin Grosse's latest podcat is up - this time with my Brian Funk (aka AfroDJMac). Listen here http://artmusictech.libsyn.com/podcast-056-brian-funk-afrodjmac. Brian is known for his prolific work to create amazing racks for Ableton Live. I collaborated with Brian on the Ableton Rack... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2014 at Modulate This! Synth Blog
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My friend Chris Stack over at ExperimentalSynth.com just posted a cool video on his YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/experimentalsynth. Watch Koushion 4.0 MIDI CC Sequencing with Moog Slim Phatty & Little Phatty. Some first experiments with sequencing MIDI CC values with the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2014 at Modulate This! Synth Blog
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 Nov 23, 2014 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 Nov 22, 2014 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 Nov 21, 2014 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 Nov 20, 2014 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 Nov 19, 2014 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 Nov 19, 2014 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 Nov 18, 2014 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