New Project – Voltage Control Lab

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In July 2015, I created Voltage Control Lab, an online Modular Synthesis School focused on educating music enthusiasts and professionals in Eurorack (and software) sound design and modular synthesis techniques. We are currently offering 6 modular synthesis courses, Modular 101: Intro to Eurorack, Sound Design 101, The Many Faces of Make Noise Maths, Sound Design […]

CNTRPNT Workshop Series

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Tomorrow, May 1st, I will be presenting a new workshop series at Dubspot LA, featuring a new artist each month performing and discussing modular synthesis and music technology. Join us on the first Friday of every month for this free series. CNTRPNT welcomes our first guest, Cyrus Rex!!! Artist, modular ambassador and head honcho at […]

Composition Workshop

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This Friday, March 13th 2015, I will be leading a workshop at Dubspot LA in Hollywood titled “Algorithmic Composition for Drums”. It is free to all who would like to attend. “Explore advanced methods for drum programming using current software (Kontakt, Maschine, Reaktor, Ableton) to compose complex rhythms and variations with interesting sounds. These methods […]

Korg Volca Hack Points and Videos

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I’ve been going nuts with these new Volcas lately. I thought I would post internal PCB images of all three of the Korg Volca units (pre-modification), since only limited info exists on these devices, and I imagine some people are apprehensive about opening their brand new $150 synths. I’ve also linked the Korg-produced video introductions […]

Maschine 1.8 and My Live Setup

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Here are two articles I recently wrote for…   The first is a basic overview of the new Maschine Mk2 hardware and the features in Maschine 1.8 which was just released.  The second article covers the basic concepts behind how I perform my live sets, using Ableton funneled through channels in Maschine, where I […]

Maschine Raw Voltage Demos

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Last week, Native Instruments released “Raw Voltage”, a sound expansion pack for their popular Maschine series. This sound pack focuses on analog synthesized sounds directed towards the Aphex Twin/Flying Lotus subset of electronic music. These sounds were all sampled from a huge, specially customized synthesizer. Some more explanation from the Native Instruments site… “All these […]