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#98 Online Petting Zoo Tuesday Nov 10th 7PM MDT

This event will be an online version of our popular Petting Zoo theme. 

Heads up – we’re moving to 2nd and 4th Tuesday‘s for November and December.

Format

Petting Zoo’s are a great way to show off your fav instrument, discover new gear, and connect with others who share a passion for a piece of gear or technology. 

During the meeting I’ll go around the virtual room spotlighting attendees so they can say a few words about their favorite instruments including hardware synths, drum machines, modules, virtual synths, or even historical instruments. If you have the instrument in your studio you can point a camera at it.

Alternatively, you can pop a link in the chat when it’s your turn and I’ll present info in a web browser as you talk.

You don’t have to present to participate. As we go along use the chat to talk with instrument owners on the main chat thread or 1-1.

Also we’re getting close to Black Friday so you could also mention gear you have for sale to help build funds for that next synth buy.

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.


Donate

If you are in a position to donate to help support the meetup visit this page to make a secure donation https://rockymountainsynth.com/donate/.

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Replay Video from 8th B-Day Concert + Links to Other Live Streaming Events This Weekend

Last night’s concert was amazing! Huge thanks to all the performers and Christoph for being our virtual stage manager. Also thanks to all who came out.

Concert Replay

If you missed last nights concert or want to watch a replay here is a 1 hour video of the show.

  1. 00:00 Welcome Message by host Mark Mosher
  2. 00:14 Dino J.A. Deane: Real-Time on the MPC-Live – One for the Beat Cypher – http://jadeane.com
  3. 04:38 Mike Bryant: Twisting knobs for quarantine therapy – https://www.twitch.tv/rebele93
  4. 12:14 Huston Singletary: Lo-fi ambient groove with Moog & Roland – https://hustonmusic.com
  5. 16:47 J.L. Kane: Hip Hop instrumentals – https://soundcloud.com/j-l-kane
  6. 28:25 Announcements of other upcoming events by stage manager Christoph https://www.instagram.com/monoscenes/
  7. 30:01 Mark Mosher: Grooves, Sample Mangling, & Interactive Visuals – https://MarkMosherMusic.com
  8. 40:17 Méchant Métrique: Ominous vibes with Elektron boxes – https://www.instagram.com/mechantmetr…
  9. 49:53 Victoria Lundy: Mood pieces and melodic Theremin – http://VictoriaLundyMusic.com
  10. 1:00:25 Sign off

More Streaming Concerts This Weekend

Colorado Modular Synth Fest

Our friends at the Colorado Modular Synth Society are streaming this year’s Colorado Modular Synth Fest Online. Of course there is great crossover with our communities and it’s great to see so many Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meet members in the lineup. Visit youtube.com/ColoradoModularSynthSociety to set reminders or day of show to watch the events.

Freq Boutique

Freq Boutique is on Monday July 13th at 8PM over on WMD’s YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/WMDevices.

Freq Boutique is a monthly event catered around modular synthesizers and synthesists. You can think of it kind of like like an open mic night for synth heads. Performances will start at 8 pm.

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#89 KeyKit – A Scripting Language and GUI Interface for MIDI by Tim Thompson Wednesday June 3rd 7PM MDT

Overview

When MIDI was introduced in the mid 1980’s, I immediately knew I would be using it extensively for algorithmic and realtime experimentation.  So, I started developing a programming language and environment to make interactive development of MIDI things convenient and fun.  Originally named Keynote and now named KeyKit, the system evolved over a decade and was essentially complete (as a platform) by 1994.  Since then, I have actively used it for algorithmic and realtime MIDI experimentation for personal enjoyment, occasional performances, and Burning Man installations.  This talk will be a nerdy feature tour and demo of KeyKit, whose source code can be found at https://github.com/nosuchtim/keykit .

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.

KeyKit Screenshots

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Agenda

  • 7:00 Open Meeting
  • 7:05 Announcements
  • 7:15 Presentation
  • 7:45 Breakout Room Intros
  • 8:00 Open discussion

Bio

keykit_timthompson profile

Tim Thompson is a software engineer, musician, and interactive installation artist. His wide-ranging artistic work includes a programming language for MIDI, interactive installations at Burning Man and other festivals, musical performances with Playstation dance pads and QWERTY keyboards, and realtime video looping and processing with a handheld security camera.  Recently, Tim has focused on the expressive potential of three-dimensional input in visual music instruments, using devices such as the Microsoft Kinect (in the original Space Palette) and the Sensel Morph (in the newer Space Palette Pro). His website is https://timthompson.com


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Donate

If you are in a position to donate to help support the meetup visit this page to make a secure donation https://rockymountainsynth.com/donate/.

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 #88 Practical Harmony for Grid Controllers with Neil “Nail” Alexander
  • Notes from #87 Online Petting Zoo
  • Notes from #86 Intro to Elektron Overbridge 2.0 with Mark Mosher
  • Notes from Event #85 – The Appropriate Premaster with Steve Turnidge
  • Notes from event #84 Sound Design with Ableton Live with Huston Singletary
  • Notes from event #83 Intro to The ZOIA modular pedal with Mitch Lantz
  • Notes from event #82 Breakout Session OBS Studio for Live Streaming

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#88 Practical Harmony for Grid Controllers with Neil “Nail” Alexander Wednesday May 20th 7PM MDT

This event features special guest Neil “Nail” Alexander beaming in from New York.

Overview

Using a standard grid controller as a musical instrument presents its own set of particular – and peculiar – challenges. We’ll talk about some strategies for setting up, manipulating and playing grid controllers geared towards getting musical results, including responsiveness setup, keyed & chromatic playing, playing in different styles and instrument emulation.

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

  • 7:00 Open Meeting
  • 7:05 Announcements
  • 7:15 Presentation
  • 7:45 Breakout Room Intros
  • 7:50 Performance by Neil
  • 8:00 Open discussion

Bio

In a career spanning more than 4 decades pianist, synthesist and composer Neil “Nail” Alexander has made his mark on the international music scene, touring the US, Europe, Mexico and Canada. He has performed with successful acts such as The Machine, The Mahavishnu Project, Marty Balin, Corey Glover (among others) and performed with a who’s who of Hudson Valley artists such as Tim Moore, Pee Wee Ellis, Judi Silvano, Peter Furlan,Ted Orr, Jesse Gress, Blue Food, Jeff Siege Segal and many others, including local hip hop phenom Decora for whom he was musical director for 4 years.

Neil’s additional projects include the “X Ensemble“ (a contemporary Classical chamber music ensemble), the Woodstock based funk group “Cloudburst”, and “Mr. Gone”, a tribute to Weather Report. He prefers the name “Nail Jung” when performing solo electronic music, and is also active in Music Production, Theater, Modern Dance and Film. He runs the Ableton Hudson Valley User Group and teaches master classes in electronic music production. In 2015 Neil was awarded Individual Artist Of The Year  by the Orange County Arts Council and is currently endorsed by Moog Music.

Next Streaming Event: Thursday Night Live May 21st on Twitch, Youtube, Facebook and Periscope. Check feeds for updated info. Links below.

NAIL Online: Lots of links!

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Donate

If you are in a position to donate to help support the meetup visit this page to make a secure donation https://rockymountainsynth.com/donate/.

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 #87 Online Petting Zoo
  • Notes from #86 Intro to Elektron Overbridge 2.0 with Mark Mosher
  • Notes from Event #85 – The Appropriate Premaster with Steve Turnidge
  • Notes from event #84 Sound Design with Ableton Live with Huston Singletary
  • Notes from event #83 Intro to The ZOIA modular pedal with Mitch Lantz
  • Notes from event #82 Breakout Session OBS Studio for Live Streaming
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#87 Online Petting Zoo Wednesday May 13th 7PM MDT

This event will be an online version of our popular Petting Zoo theme. 

Format

Petting Zoo’s are a great way to show off your fav instrument, discover new gear, and connect with others who share a passion for a piece of gear or technology. 

During the meeting I’ll go around the virtual room spotlighting attendees so they can say a few words about their favorite instruments including hardware synths, drum machines, modules, virtual synths, or even historical instruments. If you have the instrument in your studio you can point a camera at it.

Alternatively, you can pop a link in the chat when it’s your turn and I’ll present info in a web browser as you talk.

You don’t have to present to participate. As we go along use the chat to talk with instrument owners on the main chat thread or 1-1.

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.

Presenters

If you’d like to present take a moment to fill out the form on this page it would help me structure meeting time.

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

  • 7:00 Open Meeting
  • 7:05 Announcements
  • 7:15 Petting Zoo
  • 7:45 Breakout Room Intros
  • 7:50 Finish Petting zoo and General discussion

Get The Latest News

Stay up to date on official Rocky Mountain Synth News, events, and notes from past events subscribing here https://rockymountainsynth.com/join/

Donate

If you are in a position to donate to help support the meetup visit this page to make a secure donation https://rockymountainsynth.com/donate/.

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 #86 Intro to Elektron Overbridge 2.0 with Mark Mosher
  • Notes from Event #85 – The Appropriate Premaster with Steve Turnidge
  • Notes from event #84 Sound Design with Ableton Live with Huston Singletary
  • Notes from event #83 Intro to The ZOIA modular pedal with Mitch Lantz
  • Notes from event #82 Breakout Session OBS Studio for Live Streaming