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#102 – Short Circuit Presentations – Wed Feb 10th, 7pm MST

For February’s event we’re introducing a new theme called “Short Circuit Presentations“. The goal is a variation on our long form talks theme but offering a snappier multi-segment set of shorter talks with multiple presenters. This new theme and some format tweaks are based some great feedback from attendees at the December event along with some brainstorming with Eddie Corcoran,  Michael O’Bannon, and Victoria Lundy. Thanks to Eddie for the theme name.

Registration Required

To attend you must register first. No Zoom account is required to attend, just the link you’ll receive via email after registration.


Part 1: Main Event

  • Welcome, Name tags, Donations, RMSM Announcements, welcome new members
  • Member Announcements on Upcoming Shows, Projects, and Releases
  • Short Circuit Presentations (Up to 10 Minutes Each)
    1. Mark MosherZoom LiveTrak L-8 8-channel Digital Mixer / Recorder you didn’t know you needed
    2. Eddie Corcoran – 10th Anniversary of Octatrack and the 1.40A update
    3. Mike Metlay – A look at the amazing HYDRASYNTH Keyboard ribbon controller
    4. Christoph Scholtes – Ambient explorations and droning techniques with the Digitone
    5. Huston Singletary – 411 on the Expressive e Touché controller

Part 2: After Meet Social Hour

  • Breakout Intros
  • Call for future Short Circuit Presenters
  • MC’d group discussion on topics such as:
    • New music gear introduced at NAMM Believe in Music virtual trade show
    • Buy, sell, trade
    • I need help with?
    • I’m looking to collaborate on?
    • Tips and tricks on something you just figured out
    • Misc
  • Wrap up and sign off

Miscellaneous Heads Up…

Member Dino J.A. Deane part of a livestream 1/28 at 6:30…

J A Deane “Dino” (Colorado) Pioneer of live sampling systems in improvised music.  Alum of Butch Morris and Jon Hassel. 

Here is Dino’s set in replay.

If you are in the market for a Deluge, now might be the time…

Back in December 2019 member Matthew Yost gave a great talk and performance on the Synthstrom Audible Deluge which piqued my interest. I just bought mine because the price is about to go up and they are about to add new features coming are a new wavetable synth; MPE support; and Euclidean sequencing, individual row lengths, moving kit steps horizontally and new playback directions – reverse and ping-pong.

So heads up, just saw this in their newsletter.

Those who may have been sitting on the fence about grabbing a Deluge that in less than a week’s time we’ll be adding $100 USD to the sale price, respecting how it’s now a completely different product to when we first put on sale, increased production costs and reflecting our commitment to continuing to update our baby.
You can read about the price increase here:
You have until Jan 31st 11:59pm (US ET) to order at the current $899 USD price.

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RMSM January 2021 News: Save Date for February Meet + Freshening Things Up + Virtual NAMM

Hi everybody and happy new year!

Save the date for our February event

Our next event will be on Wednesday February 10 from 7 to 8 PM. Save the date. I’ll send an invite out about a week before the event.

Freshening Things Up

I got some great feedback from attendees at our year-end December event on ways to improve and freshen up the Rocky Mountain Synthesizer meet. In the break this month I’ve been brainstorming with Eddie Corcoran,  Michael O’Bannon, and Victoria Lundy to come up with some new theme and segment ideas. More on this in the upcoming invite.

We’ll also be dropping back down to one event per month on second Wednesday’s – barring special events that come up. We will still meet via Zoom.

Virtual NAMM

Heads up. NAMM has introduced a free all-virtual event this week. I’ve already popped in and there are product announcements, virtual booths, presentations and more.

Swing by NAMM – Believe in Music Week to register and learn more.

Korg has already announced 3 new synths Synthesizers / Keyboards | KORG (USA)!

If you see anything cool out there drop a comment on this blog post.

Till next time…

Mark Mosher

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Moog Model D iOS and Korg iKaossilator Apps Are Currently Free To Help Us Stay Positive and Creative

Heads up! Moog and Korg have made their amazing apps Moog Model D iOS and iKaoscillator available for free to help us stay positive and creative in these challenging times.

If you bump into similar apps or news feel free to leave a comment below for other meetup members.

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Moog Model D iOS

I bumped into this on Twitter.

Use this link from your iOS device to get the app for free

The Minimoog Model D Synthesizer App is a mobile transmutation of the world’s first portable synthesizer, the Minimoog Model D. Optimized for use on all 64-bit iOS devices, anyone can jump in and play with over 160 included presets or lay fingers to the controls and begin exploring vast magical realms of creative potential.

Taking full advantage of the iOS platform, the Minimoog Model D Synthesizer App incorporates a number of inspiring sound creation tools and capabilities not present on its analog antecedent. New functions include the ability to play chords with up to four-note polyphony, an easy-to-use arpeggiator for rhythmic pattern creation, a real time looping recorder with unlimited overdubbing capacity, a tempo-synchronizable stereo ping pong delay module, and the Bender — a wide-range stereo time modulation effect module.

  • Up to 4-notes of polyphony
  • Easily share presets and audio recordings with friends
  • Arpeggiator module with note-hold capability
  • Stereo ping-pong delay effect
  • Bender time modulation effect
  • Real-time looping recorder with overdub and immediate sharing
  • Selectable envelope shapes and triggering behavior
  • Effortless MIDI CC mapping
  • Seamlessly backup presets to iCloud
  • Play mode for easier panel and keyboard interaction
  • A new take on the classic feedback/overload path

The Moog Model D iOS is a gorgeous sounding instrument that works nicely within. Learn more about the app here

Korg iKaossilator App

I sent member Victor J. a link to the Moog Model D iOS and he turned me on to Korg similar offering.

You can download it here

The original gadget instrument – Korg’s palm-sized KAOSSILATOR synthesizer – is now available as an iPhone app!

Korg has revolutionized the musical instrument world with their dynamic line of Kaoss products, using an intuitive X-Y Touchpad to provide expressive musical control. The palm-sized KAOSSILATOR synthesizer placed modern music-making in the hands of thousands of musicians and non-musicians alike. Now that same excitement has been captured in the iKaossilator app for iPhone!

More info on the iKaossilator here