Event #84 Sound Design with Ableton Live – Online April 15th, 7PM MDT

[UPDATED See comments below for post-event notes. Feel free to add your own comments. Your first comment on this site will be pending approval, but once I approve, you’ll be able to just post comments from then on.

For this online event Huston Singletary will be beaming in from Atlanta. He’ll be doing a presentation on creating drum racks and simpler devices in Ableton Live from recorded audio (featuring Moog DFAM and assorted synthesizers).

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.

Pro Tips

  1. If you’ve never been on a Zoom Cloud meeting read this FAQ for joining online events
  2. Headphones 🎧 are highly recommended for all platforms.
  3. All times in this invite are Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) which is -6GMT.

Agenda

  • 6:50 PM Get the App Join the Waiting Room. For new Zoom Cloud users click the link early and get the app downloaded so you can start on time.
  • 7:00 Open Meeting
  • 7:05 Announcements
  • 7:15 Presentation
  • 7:45 Breakout Room Intros
  • 8:00 Open Discussion

About Huston

In this sound design web demo, Huston will be showing various techniques on sampling, slicing and creating assorted drum racks and Simpler instrument devices from recorded audio created on the fly in his studio. He’ll be using Ableton’s Push 2 and a master keyboard controller alogside his usual assortment of synths including the Moog Sub 37, DFAM and Roland’s Fantom and Jupiter X series synthesizers.

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Huston Music Podcast


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Notes from This or a Previous Event

I’m starting to add comments to the bottom of these even with post event notes.

  • Notes from event #83 Intro to The ZOIA modular pedal with Mitch Lantz
  • Notes from event #82 Breakout Session OBS Studio for Live Streaming

Event #83 Intro to The ZOIA modular pedal with Mitch Lantz- April 8th, 7 PM MDT

[UPDATED See comments below for post-event notes. Feel free to add your own comments. Your first comment on this site will be pending approval, but once I approve, you’ll be able to just post comments from then on.

Photo from this event…

Registration for our April 8th event is now open. Meetup member Mitch Lantz is the sole U.S. employee of Empress Effects. For this event, he will be offering an intro and performance on ZOIA. The ZOIA is basically a modular synthesizer in pedal form. With the ZOIA you can build your own custom effects, synthesizers, midi controllers, and virtual pedal boards.

More here https://empresseffects.com/products/zoia

Registration Required

The event is for Rocky Mountains Synthesizer Meetup Members and is on April 8th at 7 PM MDT

Password for the event will be sent registrants prior to the event.

Agenda

– 6:50 PM Get the App Join the Waiting Room: For new Zoom Cloud users click the link early and get the app downloaded so you can start on time. When you are all set join and you’ll queued up in the waiting room.

– 7:00 PM Welcome to Video Conference: Your host will bring attendees from virtual waiting room to meeting room. We’ll spend a few minutes listening to some music while people join and get settled.

– 7:10 PM Welcome and Announcements

– 7:15 PM Intro to The ZOIA modular pedal and Q & A Mitch Lantz

– 7:45 PM Breakout to separate rooms for intros

– 7:50 PM Performance featuring ZOIA by Mitch Lantz

– 8:00 PM Attendee Roundtable


ABOUT MITCH

Mitch Lantz is an electronic musician and the sole U.S. employee of Empress Effects. (Everyone else is in Canada!). As part of his job he travels across the US educating people on how to use the ZOIA. His primary instruments are a modular synth, the ZOIA and a Digitone or guitar with way too many effects. He based out of Boulder, Colorado.

https://www.instagram.com/mitchelldream

ABOUT EMPRESS EFFECTS

https://empresseffects.com

Pro-Tips:

  1. If you’ve never been on a Zoom Cloud meeting read this FAQ for joining online events
  2. Headphones 🎧 are highly recommended for all platforms.
  3. All times in this invite are Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) which is -6GMT.

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Photos From This Event

Event #82 Breakout Session OBS Studio for Live Streaming – April 1st, 7 PM MDT

[UPDATED See comments below for post-event notes. Feel free to add your own comments. Your first comment on this site will be pending approval, but once I approve, you’ll be able to just post comments from then on.

This event will be an online interactive round table discussion for those who want share tips tricks, and best-practices on streaming with OBS Studio to Facebook Live, YouTube, and Twitch…

Time and Online Meeting Link

The event is for Rocky Mountains Synthesizer Meetup Members and is on April 1st at 7 PM MDT

Password for the event will be sent registrants prior to the event.

Pro-Tips:

  1. If you’ve never been on a Zoom Cloud meeting read this FAQ for joining online events
  2. Headphones 🎧 are highly recommended for all platforms.
  3. All times in this invite are Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) which is -6GMT.

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Event #81 "Live Performance in Ableton Live" with Special Guest Brian Funk – March 25th, 7-8:30 PM MDT

This online event features special guest Brian Funk beaming in from New York to give an presentation called “Performance in Ableton Live”. He will do a short performance and hold a Q and A. We’ll kick off the event with meetup announcements, followed by Brian’s presentation and performance and then we’ll finish the meeting out with some interactive intros and discussions.

Hey while you are here it’s super important you subscribe to our News Blog to get announcements for future events!!! We can also the communicate event changes to you for planned events.

Ok, on with the event announcement.

Time and Online Meeting Link

The event is for Rocky Mountains Synthesizer Meetup Members (join the meetup) and is on March 25th from 7 PM – 8:30 PM MDT (-6GMT).

Password for the event will be sent registrants prior to the event.

Pro-Tips:

  1. If you’ve never been on a Zoom Cloud meeting read this FAQ for joining online events
  2. Headphones 🎧 are highly recommended for all platforms.
  3. All times in this invite are Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) which is -6GMT.

Description

In this presentation, he will be demonstrating and explaining his live performance Ableton Live Set. His set allows him to improvise, playback prerecorded clips, sing, play various instruments, add effects, and mix on the fly. Brian will go through his setup of MIDI controllers, as well as the Ableton Live Set they all control.

About Brian Funk

Brian Funk is a musician, educator, and podcaster. He’s an Ableton Certified Trainer who teaches for Berklee Online. Brian hosts the Music Production Podcast, featuring informal conversations about all things making music. As a curious sound designer, he produces Ableton Live Instruments and Racks to help producers develop their own unique sound. His new EP, A Journey Inward, is a meditative adventure into one’s own consciousness.

https://BrianFunk.com

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.

Please subscribe for more event news and occasional posts like this one.


Moog Model D iOS

I bumped into this on Twitter.

Use this link from your iOS device to get the app for free https://apps.apple.com/us/app/minimoog-model-d-synthesizer/id1339418001.

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 https://www.moogmusic.com/products/minimoog-model-d-synthesizer-app


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 https://www.korg.com/us/news/2020/0313/


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 https://www.korg.com/us/products/software/ikaossilator/.

Event #80 – Online Breakout Session for Elektron Digitone / Digitone Keys Owners – March 12th 9PM MDT

Tonight we’ll be doing a focused online breakout session for Elektron Digitone / Digitone Keys owners (or those curious about the Digitone). The format is an interactive session where owners will have an open discussion sharing tips using virtual video conferencing.

When: Mar 12, 2020 09:00 PM MDT

You must register in advance for this meeting:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYuduipqzgvyR8s7i0W2FFQt5GqN5SMhg

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

See you there.

Event #79 – Online Meetup Kickoff + Max for Live for Non-Programmers + Méchant Métrique Performance – Wednesday March 11th 7PM MDT

Post Event Follow-Up

[Updated on 4/5/2020]

Great event. Here is a video of Méchant Métrique’s performance.

This meetup is on Wednesday March 11th at 7PM MDT and is online!!! You must be registered to join in.

You can register using this link:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAsceChqzItzvSfMNWXFFNQvc84wSf4tA

Password for the event will be sent registrants prior to the event.

Pro-Tips:

  1. If you’ve never been on a Zoom Cloud meeting read this FAQ for joining online events
  2. Headphones 🎧 are highly recommended for all platforms.
  3. All times in this invite are Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) which is -6GMT.

Overview:

This meetup is a milestone as it’s our first online event. We’ll spend some time getting acquainted with our new online world of Zoom Cloud video conferencing system. I’ll do a brief presentation on Max for Live for non-programmers. In other words, how to turn your entire Ableton Live set into a modular sonic playground. Méchant Métrique will also beam in from his studio and do an online performance with some Elektron grooveboxes.


Agenda:

  1. 6:50 PM Get the App Join the Waiting Room: For new Zoom Cloud users click the link early and get the app downloaded so you can start on time. When you are all set join and you’ll queued up in the waiting room.
  2. 7:00 PM Welcome to Video Conference: Your host will bring attendees from virtual waiting room to meeting room. You’ll be joining the meeting muted. Un-mutes will be moderated as we progress. We’ll spend a few minutes listening to some music while people join and get settled.
  3. 7:10 PM Intro to Zoom Cloud & Announcements: I’ll cover some Zoom Cloud best-practices and then do meetup announcements.
  4. 7:20 Max for Live for Non-Programmers + Q & A by Mark Mosher
  5. 7:40 PM Performance by Méchant Métrique + Q & A
  6. 8:00 PM Attendee Roundtable: We’ll use the “Raise Hands” feature to offer some members a chance to share what they are up to.
  7. 8:30 PM Signing Off

Méchant Métrique Bio

A creator and performer of electronic music from Denver. Méchant Métrique explores various genres with a feeling both unfamiliar and nostalgic, that hints at epic and moody film scores.

https://www.instagram.com/mechantmetrique/


Mark Mosher Bio

A creator and performer of electronic music Synth composer / performer, multimedia artist, and organizer of the Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meetup.

http://MarkMosherMusic.com
http://MarkMosher.Bandcamp.com


Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meetup News: New Online Events + Relaunch of Website

Hi everyone, Two big announcements. 

Relaunch of RockyMountainSynth.com

I just relaunched a completely refreshed dedicated website for the meetup. I worked hard to make it super groovy and I hope it will help us attract even more like-minded synth enthusiasts and help potential venues better understand what we’re about.

The new site has a News Blog which will act as a communications hub. I’ll also be adding a media gallery (that’s way better than the one on meetup.com), free downloads (like soundsets and cheat sheets,) notes and links from past events, a resources page, and I’ll be bringing back the “Member Music” playlists.

To be clear, this online resource is meant to enhance real-time events – not to create another online community with forums and such. Real-time is where it’s it at, man 😎.

Swing by https://RockyMountainSynth.com and check it out and while you are there, please take a moment to subscribe to our News Blog so you can stay up to date on news and announcements for upcoming events.

New Online Events – Woo Hoo!

We will be expanding event options to include real-time online events. 

Save the date! Our first online event will be Wednesday March 11th at 7PM MST. I’ll send an official announcement via the News Blog and via a meetup.COM

You’ll be able to join with voice and video using your MAC, PC, iPhone, iPad or Android. Hosts and presenters will be able to share video, audio, and screenshare. Certain events will feature live performances. 

These will be in addition to our face-to-face events. To help differentiate between face-to-face and online events Victoria Lundy of Cuttlefish Arts has designed a variation of our logo and made me a groovy virtual background for the video conferencing system.

Our new virtual event format will allow us to:

  • Keep up a momentum while we skip snowy months, navigate the fascinating and complex world of booking rooms, and dodge viruses
  • Bring in interesting remote presenters
  • Reconnect with past members who have moved away from the Boulder / Denver Area
  • Stay connected with our current members who may not be able to make it to a face-to-face event
  • Offer optional focused breakout events on more esoteric topics

Thanks!

Web Site

  • Thanks to Victoria Lundy for consulting on art direction and copy for the site
  • Eddie Corcoran for help with reviewing the web site
  • Eddie, Darwin Grosse, Tim Thompson, and Mike Bryant for helping me troubleshoot the email opt-in system

Online Events

Huge thanks to Jeanne Mosher, Victoria Lundy, Eddie Corcoran, Victor John, Malia Martinez, and Gregg Cannady for offering feedback end ideas on the usage and testing of the video online conferencing system.


Stay tuned for more,

Mark Mosher
Founder & Lead Organizer
MarkMosherMusic.com
RockyMontainSynth.com

Subscribe to New Web Site for Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meetup

I have some fun changes and additions coming to the Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meetup. To help everyone stay informed and engaged I’ve launched a new web site to act as a central hub for information.

Please take a moment to subscribe to our News blog so you can stay up to date on news and announcements for upcoming events. You’ll receive a few emails when I post to the site. I’ll post a few times a month with meetup news, event announcements with registration links, event follow-ups and more.

Poke around the pages I’ve created so far.

Coming Soon

  • Event FAQ Pages
  • Contributors Page
  • Media gallery with photos and video from the archives
  • Event notes so you can get links to stuff you heard about at events
  • Resources Page with links to member approved gear
  • Links to Member Music
  • Free downloads like sound sets and samples