For sale - License for FabFilter Creative Bundle Plugins (Saturn, Twin2, Timeless2, Volcano2) - $349 (New Fabfilters customers would $429 so you save $80, existing users get a discount to $379 so you save $30.). Contact me - http://www.modulatethis.com/contact.html - If interested and Have a Verified PayPal Account. Once I receive a verified payment and get your First Name, Last Name, and email address I can initiate xfer. Description I own a full edition (not an NFR or educational version...) of FabFilter Creative Bundle. I have purchased a "Right to Transfer" license which allows me to transfer my license to the winner of this auction. With this license you can download and install the bundle as if you were the original owner. This is a completely legit practice for FabFilter - see more here https://www.fabfilter.com/myaccount/faq.php#transfers.
Opportunity to Save $s by Buying My License The normal price of this bundle is $429 which is a pretty good savings to start because if you bought the plugins separately you'd pay $636. As I mentioned I'm selling for $389 so you'll save 40 dollars off of bundle price and since it's a legit xfer it's just as you were original buyer. What's Included in the Creative Bundle?
- Twin2 Synthesizer (would be $174 if you bought it as an individual product) - a versatile and powerful synthesizer plug-in with the highest possible sound quality and an ultra-flexible modulation system. Available in VST, VST3, Audio Units, AAX Native formats (all both 64-bit and 32-bit), as well as RTAS (32-bit only). More here http://www.fabfilter.com/shop/twin-2-powerful-synthesizer-plug-in.
- Timeless 2 (would be $144 if you bought it as an individual product) - an ultra-flexible tape delay plug-in with time stretching, the best possible filters, and user-friendly drag-and-drop modulation. Available in VST, VST3, Audio Units, AAX Native and AudioSuite formats (all both 64-bit and 32-bit), as well as RTAS (32-bit only). More here http://www.fabfilter.com/products/timeless-2-stereo-tape-delay-plug-in.
There are many ways to achieve Frequency Modulation (FM) in ACE. The "Cross" knob adds "cross modulation" which is equivalent to analog FM. This knob can be a bit confusing because if you turn up the knob after initializing a patch you'll hear no effect. This is because the knob controls how much VCO1 modulates VCO2 and when you initialize a preset the "VCO Mix" knob is set so you only hear Oscillator 1. So always remember to to turn op the "VCO Mix" knob so you can hear the effects of the "Cross" knob setting.
Example – Using “adsr 2” Envelope to Modulate “Cross”
Of course things get much more interesting when you modulate "Cross". In this example let’s use modulate "Cross" with the "adsr 2" envelope.
Turn "vco mix" so it at 12 o'clock so you'll hear a mix of VCO1 and VCO2
Tweak "adsr 2" to give it a log attack and release. Add more time to the release stage of "adsr 1" which will allow you to hear the FM modulation change after key release.
Patch output of "adsr 2" to the "Cross" input. Turn up the gain of "Cross".
The patch will be a little hot volume wise so use "volume" knob to cut the overall volume of the patch
Experiment with tweaking #3 "cross", #1 "vco mix" to adjust to your taste. Also try turning "vco mix" all the way up so you only hear "vco2" then change the pitch of "vco1" to hear how adjusting "vco 1"'s frequency changes the harmonics.
In this show Thomas will be playing and narrating the soundtrack to his self-made film debut The Invisible Lighthouse, with special guest Blake Leyh on live Foley sound effects. Here is a video trailer that will give you a feel for the show - http://youtu.be/BFxbkZqznB0.
See You At the Show
I’ll be at at the Thursday show so perhaps I’ll see you there.
Besides having the honor of bringing the 9 Box to the Mountain Oasis 2013 Festival this year, the biggest highlight for me was getting to see Geary Yelton’s interview with Gary Numan for Electronic Musician. Geary was my host during the festival so that made the interview even that much cooler :^)
The interview took place in the 500 seat Diana Wortham Theater which was totally packed. Geary had great questions and Gary was super open, funny, and direct with his answer which was really interesting and refreshing. It’s a must see video if you’re an electronic musician IMHO as Gary offers some really great insight on the industry and being an artist in general.
My favorite part of the interview was Numan's take on hardware vs software vs analog vs digital (question starts at 43:19) "It's all about making noises. Who gives a shit about whether its analog, digital, software... if the noise at the end of it is a cool noise, that's the only thing that matters."
Wow, the Mountain Oasis 2013 festival was simply epic! As I mentioned in a recent post, I was that there at the invitation of the Bob Moog Foundation. I brought my "9 Box" installation / instrument to be part of Dr. Bob's Interactive Sonic Experience. In this post I’ll offer some photos and videos from my time at the fest.
9 Box as Part of Dr. Bob's Interactive Sonic Experience
For those not familiar with the 9 Box, it’s part collaborative instrument, part interactive installation -- the 9 Box allows up to six casual players to instantly make music and shape sound by manipulating blocks called AudioCubes.
AudioCubes, made by California based Percussa (http://www.percussa.us), are smart wireless cubes capable of sensing each other's location and orientation as well as distance to your hands, fingers and other objects. They also emit feedback in the form of light as you interact with them. Ultimately this hands-on approach allows players to manipulate sets of sounds in 3x3 grids -- hence the name 9 Box. The 9 Box supports also supports user creatable "refills" allowing for unique and endless sonic possibilities.
So I devised the method, player’s guides and stickers, Percussa MIDI Bridge template, and Ableton Live templates and refill system.
SicImages was there and took this photo and made the comment
"These blocks were really something crazy. Infrared sensors and wireless proximity based effects manipulation into ableton....whatttt!”
The 9 Box ran for 18 hours over 3 days and was played by 100s of festival goers of all ages and went over really well. This embedded video offers a taste of what it was like to be at the 9 Box section of the booth area. It was so rewarding see people's reactions to the 9 Box and to hear their creations throughout the weekend.
Flickr Photo Set of Overall Festival Experience
Of course besides the booth time which ran from noon to seven each day I also was able to experience performances. Highlights for me were Gary Numan, Nine Inch Nails, Tara Busch, and Alan Howarth (co-composer of the soundtracks to all those great John Carpenter horror movies, and sound designer for films like the Star Trek franchise.
Mountain Oasis exceed my expectations in every way. There probably around 7,000 people there which was a large enough number of attendees to make Asheville feel vibrant but not overrun. I felt the festival was well organized and there was a nice mix of artists. The Arena was perfect for bigger acts like NIN and Gary Numan. The 500 seat Diana Wortham was great for more intimate performances by Tara Busch and Alan Howarth. The Orange Peel housed more beat driven shows like Laurel Halo. Moving between venues was in itself interesting as people were in costumes and there were lots of talented street musicians playing.
3 days was the perfect length as by the end I was worn out – but in a good way. After experiencing Mountain Oasis it’s clear that AC Entertainment has hit their stride with this event and Moog Inc’s lack of participation and the name change didn’t phase them. I’d definitely go back.
Mountain Oasis Festival was just an incredible experience all the way around. One of the coolest music-related trips ever!!! HUGE thanks to:
I will be streaming live October 31st at 6PM Mountain/Midnight GMT to bring you a special Halloween Edition of SciFi Electronica Live with all original music. Segments on the show will include music and sound from:
Recordings of sound design cues I composed/produced for haunted houses
Recordings from the album NO GHOSTS. JUST FEAR.which released on Halloween last year. I’ll be offering behind-the-scenes notes on these horror soundscapes.
Ready to scare the crap out your neighbors this Halloween? Need some more music for your party? Last year I released an album for Halloween called NO GHOSTS. JUST FEAR. It has 5 original dark ambient horror soundscapes. It was mastered by the wonderful Gannon Kashiwa and I encourage you to download it as the 128-bit stream doesn't do the pieces justice. So grab it and blast out into the neighborhood!!! There is sub-woofer food in here so make your house rumble!!!
HUGE news! I’ll be helping out the awesome The Bob Moog Foundation at the Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit.
I’ll be flying out to bring my multi-player "9 Box" Percussa AudioCubes
casual instrument/interactive installation to be a part of the
“expanded Dr. Bob’s Interactive Sonic Experience”. What an honor! I
can’t wait. If you'll be at the fest come say hi.
The Bob Moog Foundation brings sonic inspiration, engagement and
education to Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit with an expanded Dr.
Bob’s Interactive Sonic Experience. Featuring an array of synthesizers,
theremins, effects, oscilloscopes and more, the Interactive Sonic
Experience will be open to all ages from 12:00-6:00pm each day of the festival in the lobby of the Diana Wortham Theatre.
The community is invited to explore the sonic universe and learn about
the fundamentals of synthesis through hands-on interaction with a range
of incredible electronic musical instruments. Marc Doty,
Education Specialist for the Bob Moog Foundation and highly esteemed
synth demonstrator with over 5 million views on YouTube, will be present
throughout the festival to guide attendees through the Interactive
New to this year’s set-up will be Boulder-based electronic musician and performer Mark Mosher
who will be bringing his multi-player “9 Box” to Dr. Bob’s Interactive
Sonic Experience. Part collaborative instrument, part interactive
installation – the 9 Box allows up to four casual players to instantly
make music and shape sound using smart wireless sensor cubes called
AudioCubes made by California-based Percussa.
In addition to being a source of musical inspiration, the 9 Box and
AudioCubes are becoming popular as a teaching solution in STEM schools.
I’m starting a new category called M4L Essentials where I can offer ideas on how to use the devices included with Live 9 Studio to turn Live itself into more of a modular synth. These M4L devices can help you overcome the lack of built-in mod matrixes in many of the Live instruments. This will also help you get more mileage out of the instruments you’ve already invested in with Live Studio.
Adding “Drift” to Ableton Analog
To illustrate this idea, lets look at an example on how to add a slight pitch “drift” to Ableton Analog to make it sound – well a little more like a cranky analog synth.While Ableton Analog has an LFO you can use for pitch, it's not as sophisticated as the M4L LFO. So here we go.
Drop LFO MIDI and Analog into a MIDI track
Click “MAP” button in LFO MIDI then click “Detune” in Analog.
In LFO MIDI Take rate to a low setting as we want drift not vibrato here
Add some depth
Turn up “Jitter” to add some variability so the pitch drift is more organic
Turn up “Smooth” a bit to smooth out the jitter
Experiment with depth settings to suite your project.
Octatrack OS 1.25b introduces small usability tweaks and squashes a few bugs. Read more and download from the Octatrack Downloads page.
According to the readme file in the zip file here is what’s new.
List of changes from Octatrack DPS-1 OS 1.25 to 1.25B
Changes Holding [FUNCTION], snap functionality has been added to the Amp, Effects 1 and Effects 2 settings page parameters. Bug fixes Retrig of samples when SLIC was ON and LEN was TIME did not follow the LEN setting. Fixed.