Thursday, November 26

What is Frequency Modulation? 2, Simple Ratios

This video goes into more practical applications of Frequency Modulation synthesis. The importance of simple ratios between the Carrier and Modulators is stressed. The techniques are shown on the Operator Synth in Ableton Live, but can be applied on any synth that includes FM.

Loudon Yukon

Tech Talk | Rob Jones 7 | Nov 2009

Ableton Live Tutorial with Rob Jones. He shows us some useful producer tips to manipulate bass lines using Ableton FX racks and envelope parameters.


Tuesday, November 24

Pure Data Groovebox


MIDI video player - Max for Live

Early in development MIDI triggered video player built in Max for Live. Notes C1 up trigger video clips from any specified folder. in this video it's receiving the midi out coming from an autonomous sequencer (improbeat) which is also controlling the audio.

just the very start. currently working on multiple layers, rotation, zoom and colour controls - all MIDI controllable! hit me up if you'd like to play with the source.

this is destined to be used in conjunction with my Guitar Hero to MIDI patch for instant axe controlled audio/visual fun.
more fun stuff at

Monday, November 23

What is Frequency Modulation? 1, the concept.

This is the first of 3 videos covering frequency modulation and the Operator synth. This Was made in a previous version of Operator but the concepts and techniques are still very valid. These videos were made to go along with my Advanced Production in Ableton Live, but didn't make it into the course, so I thought everyone could benefit here on youtube and my blog( http://loudonstearns.berkleemusicblog... )

Loudon Yukon

Saturday, November 21

Thursday, November 19

Leaves - Stop Motion

Everything you see in this video is stop motion.

This took about 30 hours to make all together. Its pretty weird I think.. The sound effects come either garageband, propellerhead reason, or I recorded them myself.

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Improbabiltiy Drive v2 [ prototype ]


Wednesday, November 18

Ghreen (Renoise+Guitar)

Song- Ghreen
Artist- The Land Elevator

Mixing Renoise with guitar.

Sounds about as good played backwards.


Feedback is appreciated

the land elevator

Vespers Beatmaker

A dub steppy, glitch hop, big beat wobbler!


Received an e-mail from DJ Vespers:


Thanks for the comment and rating on my new track, Beatmaker. Cheers!

Here's some info on me and the track:

Beatmaker is a dub step inspired, glitchy big beat monster with a splash of epic symphonic melodies. Lots of edits and heavy wobble bass to keep things pulsating.

Mp3 of the track:

Youtube vid of the track:

Official site:
Youtube Channel:

Akai MPK-88 Review

Akai Pro

Hellbone in Studio: JoMoX xbase 999 + sherman 2 + ebbe und flut

Dark industrial gods HELLBONE experiment with analogue drums of a 999 with analogue filter machines in their studio.


Trommelmaschine Mk. 2

Hand built drum machine using a mix of plundered circuitry from a drum machine and hand built circuit boards.

For more like this see my other videos or website:

Novation Launchpad with Audiomulch

A video of me using a a basic user configuation of the Noavation Launchpad to use with Audiomulch and some VST's to do some matrix-mixing and pattern switching. Check out the full review on my blog:


Philipp Glass - Metmorphosis 1 (Sebastian Boldt electronic makeover )

minimal classic meats electronic music ...
made by Sebastian Boldt
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Artist story - Tom Middleton - Dissecting 'Hypnotizer'

Tom Middleton has been a driving force in electronic music for the last 20 year. He is the man behind countless releases under guises such as E621, The Jedi Knight and many many more. We talked to this veteran about his background, how he learned the craft from Richard D James back in Cornwall, England, and about his use of Reason as his main writing and production tool.

In the interview, we also get a walkthrough of the track Hypnotizer that just came out on Urbantorque Recordings. We'll get to learn some of the Jedi Knight's secret moves and how he uses Reason to build his signature deep sound.


Basset Hound Beat Box

What comes with Max for Live

Max for Live puts the power and potential of Max/MSP inside Live. Create all the instruments, effects and extensions you've ever wanted.

Reason Soul School Refill

With Reason Soul School, Propellerhead Software's funk flavored ReFill, the soulful sound of the 60's and 70's is up for grabs. You won't find grooves rarer than these.

The Reason Soul School ReFill explores the classic sounds coming out of soul's three capitals: Detroit, Memphis and Cincinnati – and puts them in the midst of your Reason rack. Featuring twelve unique soul and funk instrumentals and all their musical elements – bass, drums, guitars and horns – this ReFill gets under the skin of the music. It's like having access to every channel – every instrument – on an old school rare groove multitrack tape!

Live and lively
Composed exclusively for this ReFill and recorded using the finest in vintage technology, all material was played live by funk savvy musicians – simultaneously, without overdubs, for that genuine feel. The sound? Raw, gritty and authentic. Just like all those records you never dared to sample. We dare you not to sample this one.

REX:ed and ready
Every single drum fill, bass line, guitar riff and horn lick featured in Reason Soul School is in Propellerhead's REX format for full flexiblity and tempo independence.

Complementing the mass of loops and licks are the carefully multisampled versions of the included instruments. Perfect for adding embellishments and variety to to your soul stew.

Soul Keys
Free of charge with this ReFill comes Reason Soul Keys, a vintage scented bonus ReFill containing keyboard patches based on Propellerhead's finest sound libraries: Abbey Road Keyboards, Reason Pianos, Electro Mechanical (free download) and Reason's own Factory Sound Bank. Reason Soul Keys gives you a wide range of keyboards made to go hand in hand with Soul School: Celeste, Piano, Organ, Clavinet, Wurlitzer, Rhodes and more. Enjoy.

Sound examples available at

Soul searching - using the browser:

Using Reason Soul School:

Using Soul School with Record:

Elektron Machinedrum triggering BOSS SYB-5 Bass Synthesizer pedal

Elektron Machinedrum triggering BOSS SYB-5 Bass Synthesizer pedal from lefthandedheroes on Vimeo.

Elektron Machinedrum SPS-1 UW GND-SN machine triggering BOSS SYB-5 bass synthesizer pedal. The GND-SN machine routed to an individual out -> Boss SYB-5 -> INP-EA machine for filtering.

Just realized that the first few minutes had that stupid delay on.

All other sounds are machinedrum GND-SN sine machines!

At the time of recording I was first time trying out the pedal, only discovering the possibilities.

The video is to show what kind of sounds you can get triggering the SYB-5 with a GND-SN and was put into an electronic context.

Not a musical statement.

The video was shot with a Nokia N95, the sound quality is far from amazing.


Roland TR-909 Drum Machine demo

While the 808 is the most famous Roland drum machine, I've always been fond of the 909. Here's a demo by gunnerboy55 for his TR-909 that will be listed on eBay soon:

Gunnerboy909's TR-909 is up on eBay. Item # 170408555711

Beatmangling in Logic Pro

This is using a patch called 'Finger' made by Tim Exile for Native Instruments' Reaktor. I set up some objects in the environment to control some of the parameters, still waiting for my touch screen to control this with my 'finger'

Ableton Artist: Telefon Tel Aviv

This is the video that sparked my interest in Ableton Live. It's from a few years back, when Joshua had dreads and Charlie was still with us (R.I.P.). I like that the video shows how Telefon Tel Aviv accomplishes some of their early signature sounds in Live, particularly the microscopic sounding glitch production they were initially famous for... before watching this video I'd associated Ableton Live with DJing and had never bothered looking into it as a production tool, now it's one of my favorite DAWs.


Tuesday, November 17




Ebay Item # 110455163745
From seller: thuggin_way777 (100% positive reviews - 230 trans.)

SONY CHORDMACHINE is extremely rare boombox with built in programmable chord section & rhythm box
manufactured by SONY in 1980's Japan

this is one of the most rare and strange boombox of the world!
i'ts very hard to find even in Japan nowadays
difinitely boombox and mini-organ collectors dream!

SONY CHORDMACHINE! what a cool name and futuristic '80s sony design!
all boxed in cool red plastic case
CHORDMACHINE has built in programmable chord section & rhythm box
it allows you to creates accompaniement of your song
you can play chord,arpeggio on this numbered rubber pads by your finger tip in step or realtime
of course you can just play simple melody on this pad too
sound is very warm analog sounds both melody and rhythm box
another feature are cassette tape player/recorder,FM/AM radio tuner
built in Speakers and each control knobs etc..

Item is used but very good working condition
comes with copy of a japanese manual(but I also add english translations for each switches)
no AC cable(but this item also works with batteries)

this is japanese 100V product,so you need voltage converter to use in your country
(but this item also works with batteries)

due to the vintage item,this auction is AS IS CONDITION,NO WARRANTY.


S&H cost to USA is $150(EMS Air mail from JAPAN)
S&H cost to europe is $160(EMS Air mail from JAPAN)

*click on photo for larger picture


Is it just me, or does this video look like it could be a SNL skit for synth enthusiasts:

KorgTV Germany

Coming Soon from Nucleus Soundlab!!!

Native Instruments Kontakt 4 updates are DOPE!!

BUCHLA 200e DEMO - EZRA BUCHLA at NOISEBUG Synthesizer Store

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

VJ Frank K

KORG TV / Der microSAMPLER im Einsatz bei Beatboxern

KorgTV Germany

Akai MiniAK

Facts des Akai Miniak: * 8 Stimmen mit jeweils drei Oszillatoren * bis zu acht multitimbralen Parts mit Stereoeffekten und 40-Band Vocoder * 2 Multimode Filter, 3 Hüllkurven, 2 LFOs, Sample and Hold, Tracking Generator * dynamische Realtime und Step Sequencers, Arpeggiator sowie Drummachine/Rhythm Sequencer * Stereoeffekte inklusive Reverbs und delays * symmetrische 24-Bit 6,3 mm Klinkenein- und ausgänge * 37 synthgewichtete Tasten mit Anschlagdynamik * über 600 Werksounds * Soundbänke: Bass, Lead, Pad, String, Brass, Keys, Comp, Drum, SFX


Facts of the Akai Miniak: * 8 voices with respectively three Oszillatoren * up to eight multitimbralen part with stereo effects and 40-volume Vocoder * 2 Multimode filters, 3 cover curves, 2 LFOs, Sample and lovely, Tracking generator * dynamic real Times and Step Sequencers, Arpeggiator as well as Drummachine/Rhythm Sequencer * stereo effects Reverbs inclusive and delays * symmetrical 24-bit 6.3 mm of Klinkenein- and exits * 37 synthgewichtete keys with attack dynamics * over 600 Werksounds * Soundbänke: Bass, suffered, Pad, String, Brass, Keys, Comp, Drum, SFX

eine Niederlassung der S-MUSIC GmbH & Co. KG,
Hanauer Landstrasse 338,
60314 Frankfurt,



The monophonic Minikorg 700 was the first synthesizer from Korg. It has 1 VCO, 1 "traveler" filter (12 dB, highpass/lowpass) 1 envelope and 1 LFO. It has a very special sound - some like it, others don't - I love it.

It was used by Vangelis in the seventies. Also it was Kitaro's favourite synthesizer.
I played the Minikorg with Lexicon MPX 500 reverb and Roland DEP-5 delay.



A short test of adding the new toy, the Korg WD-X , into the mix as well as testing the camera audio.
This is the start of the documentation of the next Extension Chords record. This time w will have video of it in action.
In this clip- KORG WD-X, Roland HPD-15 and SPD-S, Synesthesia Corp Mandala V1.
Oh and a looper on the floor.


KORG TV / Die DONCAMATIC, eines der ersten Produkte aus dem Hause KORG

Die hier gezeigte Doncamatic steht im Eingangsbereichs des japanischen Hauptsitzes der Firma KORG und wurde Anfang 2001 restauriert. Die Doncamatic war eines der ersten Produkte der damals noch jungen Firma KORG. Es handelt sich dabei um eine für damailige Verhälnisse sehr flexible und gut klingende Rythmus Maschine mit eingebauter Verstärkeranlage.


The Doncamatic shown here stands in the entrance area of the Japanese headquarters of the firm KORG and was restored beginning 2001. The Doncamatic was one of the first products of the at that time yet young firm KORG. It concerns at the same time a Rythmus machine very flexible and well sounding for damailige Verhälnisse with incorporated amplifier plant

KorgTV Germany

Vox on Propellerhead Record


Paper Piano

Commuity Core Vision, Pure Data and Logic Pro used to create a 16 note progression that is controlled by fingers detected on paper surface.


M-Z3R0 - circuit bent TR-505 - 5QU4R3W4V3

Modified in a similar way to my other 505 except this one was already 'perma bent' to a minor degree when i picked it up. The drum sounds have always been slightly odd and the toms and low conga sound strange when you turn the pitch up beyond it's standard setting. Building a distortion circuit into it proved to be a major headache due to it's bizarre flaws so i took a look at and found a cool square wave injection modification there. It may not have the nasty edge of my other tr505 built into it but it has a larger range of sounds. It still sounds cool through some distortion though so at 2.59 i processed the audio in soundforge through the ohm boys vst plugin ohmicide before compiling the video. Ohmicide is the best vsti distortion out there in my opinion and gives a good example of how cool this thing would sound through some decent hardware fx.

Thanks to the guys at for putting the time into their site and sharing so much good info on not only the tr505 but the 626, hr16 and lots of other stuff.


Devi Ever Soda Meiser on Drum Machine

Decided to see what happens when you run the Devi Ever Soda Meiser through a drum machine. Nice grinding washing machine sounds happening here :)

C74 Perspectives: Robert Henke on Max for Live

Robert Henke (Monolake) discusses Max for Live, the result of a collaboration between Ableton and Cycling '74. Max for Live is the Max integration into Ableton Live.

SCI Pro-One + Prophet VS

vintage synth demo by RetroSound

bassline: SCI Pro-One, internal sequencer is triggered by the TR-707
other sound: SCI Prophet VS
drums: Roland TR-707

more info: and

"Sonic Fiction" - New Kore-Powered Instrument from Native Instruments

Jeremiah Savage, the creator of "Sonic Fiction", explains the unusual concept and creation process of his unique Science Fiction-inspired software instrument.
.....................NI Science Fiction

Dissociative (Renoise Song)

Song: Dissociative
Artist: The Land Elevator

Made in Renoise 2.something


Monday, November 16


How to control user interface controls in Ableton Live 8 using Max with the AWESOME Max For Live plugin. In this video I show you how to move to other clips in tracks using Max.


Free M30 Studio Reverb, hear how it sounds...

Producer & recording artist Robbie Bronnimann is testing the M30 Studio Reverb from TC Electronic.
Download it for for free until November 18th 2009.
Get it here:

DCAM Synth Squad Quicktip 14 - Cypher FX Sample and Hold

Here we take a look at the Cypher FX plugin which allows you to process external audio though Cypher's various components. In particular we'll look at applying sample and hold oscillator function to the incoming audio.

For more information on DCAM Synth Squad, please visit:

something about us cover

Hello. I made a version of Daft punk's something about us using the Mochika3, microkorgXL and kaoscillator.


Sunday, November 15

O/T - Human Rescue Plan

World Food Program

Loop Requests today on is taking loop requests this afternoon and the fun has already started! #1's a DubStep beat, requested by yours truly....

I’ve decided to try a little experiment today. I’m going to lock myself in my studio, with nothing but Logic 9 and my Twitter feed running, taking loop requests and producing/posting them live, every hour. It all starts at 2pm EST. Just tweet your request to @ryangruss with #looprequest in the message. Name any style, tempo, genre, artist etc. Anything goes. Polka to punk. Yanni to Yngwie. Let’s do this.


Received an e-mail this morning from Mr. Ned Rush, aka rude_NHS, about his latest endeavor - Rudeblog. Dubbed as "the rude_NHS official blog, home of rude_NHS, MrNedRush, and anything else i can think to give a silly name too. you can read stuff about music, films, games, ideas, a bit of culture, cool boys stuff, sad smelly girls stuff, music, yeah mostly music stuff. and some videos. yeah."

As some of you may recall the second edition of 10 Questions featured rude_NHS (with accompanying ep review), and I've long been a fan of his alter ego's youtube videos. So check it out, it's well worth the trip ;->.

Armor Dub (propellerhead reason mix) by "Truba dub comunity"


vt-4 drone and percussion module by ::vtol::


On this day...

On this day in 1926, NBC, the National Broadcasting Company, went on air with 26 radio stations. NBC began as a subsidiary of RCA, an electronics manufacturing conglomerate, with the vision of using the on air programming as marketing for their radio receivers. Below is a video produced in 1986 on the 60th anniversary of the corporation:

Ableton Live 8 Looper TUTORIAL! w/ Nico Luminous Pt. 2-Adding filters & Beat Repeats

Learn how to add Filters and beat Repeats mapped to a Midi Controller. Get Multiple Effects mapped to a single knob on your midi controller. Also looping with multiple tracks and using clip mode

Nico Luminous

Saturday, November 14

School of Seven Bells - Half Asleep (Live on KEXP)


Wiimote, FM8 and OSCulator

Wiimote used as a controller for FM8. Wiimote gesture messages translated using OSCulator then sent to Logic Pro running FM8 as a software synthesizer.



Roland TB-303 Painting on Ebay.

Stunning hand painted canvas from Spark Paint. Size 40" x 20". John Davis original work. Framed in the canvas stretched around a wooden frame which is about 1 inch deep at the sides and stapled on the reverse. Ready to hang once you take it out of the box.

Current price $123.45

Roland TB-303 for sale on Ebay Superb Condition!!!

This video was made to demonstrate the functionality of my Roland TB-303 Baseline Synthesizer that I am selling on Ebay. This TB-303 is an exceptional example in superb condition. It hasn't been modified or messed with in any way. Everything works 100%. NO scratchy pots, NO flaky, double triggering buttons, NO battery acid leaks (has the elusive battery cover) and the pots even still have the "new stiff" feeling to them.

If you have always wanted a really nice example of a TB-303, this is it!

This video was made with the TB-303 going straight in to the computer with no EQ. The drum and sample sounds are coming from a Casio RZ-1 Drum machine.

At 2:45 I try out some distortion for the techno people. At 5:20 I add Some delay to the TB-303.

Tom Thayer

diy synths techno jam by ::vtol::

3 "abstrakt modular" modules


BugBrand Modular into TSP CAS with Frostwave

BugBrand Modular feeding a simple tone into The Squarewave Parade Teaspoon CAS with Frostwave Sequencer running CV/Gate to manipulate it with pitch changes and retriggers and stutters. Keeping it simple here for the time being. Much more to come. Audio is just through the little camera, but again you get the idea.

the tone wrecker

Jay-Z's Occult Connections

I'm a huge fan of conspiracy theories, there I've said it. Now I don't necessarily believe all the crazy stuff I read, but still I enjoy finding out about different ideas... whether it be about dolphin mind control or the so-called reptilian agenda. So when I ran across this article about Jay-Z's Occult Connections it sparked my interest. The article is centered around Jay-Z's latest video, "Run This Town":

Read article HERE.

What do you think? Reaching? Coincidences? Jay-Z capitalizing on conspiracy theories to spark interest on his new album?

Day 0021 /// Future Retro Revolution & A100 Analog Modular System

Experiment with cool result:
The Future Retro Revolution is routet to the A100 Analog Modular System by A119 Ext.In. Only Gate and CV from the A119 Ext.In are in use to modulate the A100 sound


On this day...

On this day in 1719, Leopold Mozart was born in Augsburg. Leopold is remembered today primarily as the teacher of his more famous offspring, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and for his violin textbook Versuch einer gründlichen Violinschule. Leopold's most well known work is the "Cassation in G for Orchestra and Toys", or more commonly referred to as "The Toy Symphony":

Electribe ER and Kaossilator


Glamour Box w/ mix input : Tenori-On in Moog Analog Delay & Ring Modulator (by Franck Smith)

Dual analog oscillator Glamour Box (by King Capitol Punishment) used w/ Tenori-On into Moog Delay & Ring Modulator as external sound source. Contents: minimal pulses, signal trajectory, glitch, clicks, noise manufacturing, phonocrafting... (N.B.- Tenori-On into Delay into Ring Modulator into Glamour Box mix input).


Material in this video:
- Glamour Box (by King Capitol Punishment)
- Tenori-On (Toshio Iwai & Yamaha)
- Moog Analog Delay (MF-104SD -n°236/250)
- Moog Ring Modulator (MF-102)

Moog Moogerfooger Demo - "MF-101 Lowpass Filter" - Sweetwater

Sweetwater's Daniel Fisher demos the Moogerfooger MF-101 Lowpass Filter. Check out some of the cool things it can do with your bass lines and drum grooves — it's also sweet in tandem with other Moogerfoogers.

My Messed Up Roland CR-68

I have a small collection of vintage drum machines. This one I picked up somewhere in the early 1990's. It used to work great, but as you can hear it is all messed up now. However I kinda like the new rhythms. - D.A. Sebasstian ©2009 Go-Kustom

Sync-Lock Elektron TB-303.mp4

Ableton Live driving Innerclock Systems Sync-Lock driving Elektron SPS-1UW and TB-303.
Innerclock Systems

Friday, November 13

field recording pack


Propellerhead Record Software Features

Do They Know it's Christmas?

Do They Know It's Christmas? from Scott Aukerman on Vimeo.

An all-star comedy Christmas Carol

Directed & Edited by Scott Aukerman

Sung by the Comedy Death-Ray Xmas Nativity Choir (feat. Paul F. Tompkins, R.O. Manse, Tig Notaro, Rob Huebel, Patton Oswalt, Mike Phirman, Jimmy Pardo, Brian Posehn & Scott Aukerman, Garfunkel & Oates, Aimee Mann, Chris Hardwick, Paul Scheer & June Diane Raphael, Doug Benson, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Nick Thune, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Cracked Out, Dragon Boy Suede, Natasha Leggero, Thomas Lennon & Ed Helms)

Vamp and 707

TR-707 running through the prototype of the Flight of Harmony V'amp VCA. This new module will mix from Amplitude Modulation to Ring Mod then back to Amp Mod. As you can hear, it sounds pretty nice. It'll be available in Eurorack format hopefully before the end of the year.


ELEKTRONIKA EM-25 Soviet Vintage Analog Synthesizer


colour interaction with novation launchpad

This time, I've added some interaction to modify the LED's states. The main purpose of this video is to show the colours the LEDs are capable of displaying. For the devs out there: I'm accessing the launchpad from a ruby script. Go to for the library (rubygem) I've created to access the launchpad from ruby and for the device itself.


Phi Sequence Music: Ambient Glitch Musings

Chainstyle from the Props Users Forum recently started a new blog called Phi Sequence Music, with the aim of "using Propellerhead Reason and Record creatively." The blog has only been around a week or so and already has a few great articles including one on "Reusable Device Toolboxes" and the most recent posting on "Filtering Audio through Thor". Definitely worth a look!

Mr BeatLoop Trailer

Download trial or full game to your X360 :

MR BEAT LOOP for X360 Indie games. Create your own music on Xbox 360 quickly and easily! The most easy to use music program on X360 Indie. Use 8 different instruments, and 3 different drum kits. Create music using just your controller.


Turntable into The Squarewave Parade Teaspoon CAS with Frostwave Sequencer running

Turntable playing some random 45 with audio into The Squarewave Parade Teaspoon CAS with Frostwave Sequencer running CV/Gate to manipulate it. More experiments soon on this setup. Audio is just through the little camera, but you get the idea.

the tone wrecker

BTW, as some of you may rememeber, I've designed a couple of Combinators for Reason based on the Squarewave Parade Teaspoon, check them out HERE.

Ableton Live 8 Looper TUTORIAL! w/ Nico Luminous Pt. 1

Learn how to live loop yourself in Ableton 8 with the new Looper feature!!!
Also add effects and more tracks to your looper:)

Nico Luminous

Thursday, November 12

Building a Recording Studio in Iraq

Part 1:

Part 2:

One Track Minds Tutorial: In Control - Part 1 Tutorial: In Control - Part 1 from max4live on Vimeo.

This is part 1 of a multipart tutorial that discusses the different aspects of integrating a hardware controller in Live. The first part of this series deals with addressing grid based controllers. This tutorial will illustrate the math and techniques involved in sending and receiving to and from a 64 step grid controller. We utilize the Ohm64 for the tutorial.

Launchpad Beat Repeat How-To

Launch Pad Ableton Live Beat Repeat How-To from Thomas Piper on Vimeo.

Learn how to control Ableton Live's Beat Repeat Plug-in with Novation's Launchpad/or Apc40

Persistence of Vision

Just prototyping an idea for a propeller clock type thing I'd like to build. This is a PIC16F630 running on a 3V battery with 8 LEDs connected. It has a message which shows up pretty well on a long 1s camera exposure :o)


Glamour Box w/ Tenori-On & Bass Murf (by Franck Smith)

Testing the dual analog oscillator Glamour Box w/ Tenori-On & Bass Murf . Contents: signal trajectory, glitch, clicks, noise manufacturing, phonocrafting... (N.B.- Tenori-On into Bass Murf into external input of the Glamour Box).


Material in this video:
- Glamour Box
- Tenori-On
- Moog Bass Murf (MF-105b)


Moog - Multi-Pedal Power

This video shows some of the may ways that musicians use the Moog MP-201 Multi-Pedal to connect, control and create with an astonishing variety of electronic music equipment... from the oldest analog and MIDI gear to the newest hardware and software. Visit for more information.

Moog - MP-201 Multi-Pedal Quick Start Guide

A quick tutorial on how to set up some basic Multi-Pedal applications. Covers use as an expression Pedal, analog LFO controller, MIDI CC expression pedal, multiple Moogerfooger expression controller and MIDI-to-CV converter. Visit for more information.

Mike Patton plays the Intonarumori

I just saw this video on Makezine of Mike Patton and Luciano Chessa performing on a Intonarumori and am reposting it in-case some of you don't follow that blog:

Tickets are still available for “Music For 16 Futurist Noise Intoners,” an evening-length concert of original scores and newly commissioned compositions for the intonarumori, or “noise-intoners” this Thursday, 8pm at Town Hall.

Luciano Chessa has directed a reconstruction project to produce accurate replicas of the legendary instruments (8 noise families of 1-3 instruments each, in various registers) that Russolo built in Milan in the summer of 1913. As the first instruments capable of creating and manipulating noises through entirely mechanical processes, the intonarumori can be considered to be the original analog synthesizer, and the ancestors to the latest electronic synthesizers used today!

An incredible group of musicians and composers from the experimental music world—including Einstuerzende Neubauten frontman and Nick Cave collaborator Blixa Bargeld, avant-garde saxophonist John Butcher, Deep Listening pioneer Pauline Oliveros, Faith No More and Mr. Bungle vocalist Mike Patton, sound and text-based performer Anat Pick, avant-garde musician Elliott Sharp, and composer and vocalist Jennifer Walshe collaborating with composer and film/video artist Tony Conrad, among others—have been commissioned by Performa to create and perform brand new compositions for the instruments.

Podcast with Luciano Chessa!

A Performa 09 Commission.

Tickets: $30 Orchestra / $25 Balcony / $20 Performa Members (Balcony Only)

Wednesday, November 11

Dubspot's Ableton Tour: NYC, Dub Panel w/ Scientist


Live Edit Techniques

Loudon Yukon

Minpin [EMX-1 + KP3]


use ableton live to chop samples like an mpc this is a video tutorial showing you how to use ableton live like an mpc to chop and play your samples so that they can cut each other off. Also shows how to setup you own custom drum racks in ableton so this chop and cut off setting is done automatically when you slice a new sample.

Tuesday, November 10

Thingamagoop 2 Video

Arduino + Analog
CV i/o
And much more!

bleep labs

Blixa Bargeld+Alva Noto. I wish I was

Blixa Bargeld+Alva Noto

Go to Speranza07 for more clips!

Control Ableton with "snatch remote" for Iphone. With Iphone AP Snatch Remote, I have created a custom controller for Ableton Live. It can actually be used for any program you like. In my opinion it's about the best $2 I've ever spent and it replaces many of the functions you would normally need a customized midi controller to do.


ReDrum Minimal Techno Fun

CAUTION many low and high pitched sounds!
It's not a track per se, just a musical experiment which I think sounds interesting (pretty acid-like, eh?). Done on ReDrum using default sounds from Reason (Glitch Kit 7) and some routing. Because of that I won't upload an mp3 BUT I'm giving you the .rns file instead =) download it here:


On this day...

On this day in 1928, Italian composer, Ennio Morricone was born in Rome, Italy. Morricone has composed and arranged the scores of over 500 film and television productions and is considered to be one of the most influential film composers of all time. His work includes: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, A Fistful of Dollars, The Mission, Once Upon a Time in America, The Untouchables, The Battle of Algiers and Mission to Mars. In 2007 Ennio Morricone was awarded an Honorary Academy Award "for his magnificent and multifaceted contributions to the art of film music." Below is a video of Morricone conducting the famous theme from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in Germany:


Monday, November 9

Kaoss Notes

This is a demo for a Reaktor ens. I created for using a Korg Kaoss Pad KP3 to trigger midi notes. The X axis of the KP3 controls the note value and the Y axis controls the rate at which are notes are triggered. In this demonstration, Reaktor is sending the note data as midi to a plug-in called Silent Way, which controls my modular synth via a MOTU audio interface. Modules by Make Noise, The Harvestman, f(H) and Doepfer. Software based glitchery provided by Uhe's MFM2.


Novation 2× LAUNCHPAD Live @ Loop tokyo

2009.11.9、青山LOOPにて行われたNovation社LAUNCHPAD のラウンチパーティ。


DJは、J-WAVEのパーソナリティとして活躍したMorley Robertson(モーリー・ロバートソン)氏。

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