Life as an Ableton Developer

YouTube via AbletonInc
"We figured the best people to persuade developers to come to Ableton are our own staff. We interviewed some of our developers and came up with this: a 16 minute movie about working at Ableton. We hope that once you've watched it, you'll want to work here, too."

Richard Devine - The Electronic Music Manuscript (Part 1 of 2)

YouTube via Nonima1984. via Unidentified Sound Object, via fabio.
"A video that came with the sample kit "Richard Devine - The Electronic Music Manuscript" that I purchased. In the segment he demonstrates some very interesting techniques on how he and Josh Kay captured the sounds for the collection.

I do not own copyright to this video, but I have uploaded it to generate interest in Richard Devine's samples and for Richard Devine fans."

Richard Devine - The Electronic Music Manuscript (Part 1 of 2)

Kids on dsp / Interview with Flo Waldner

YouTube via RjDjme
"Interview with Flo Waldner who is part of the production team behind the RjDj iPhone / iPod touch app "kids on dsp". The interview is about a scene called "drowning street" and Flo explains how they used classical production effects in a realtime environment. The app is not released yet, stay tuned, we will keep you updated."
RjDj on iTunes (note this functionality is not in the program as of the date of this post):

ARP 2500 x 2

image via this interview of Luke Vibert on Fun in the Murky.


YouTube via raulsworldofsynths
"demo of me playing around on a juno 106 analog synth. and bam! just a little bit of motion graphics to kick it up a notch"


"another little improv on my late Juno 106....theres something about it...and of course the 2d animation and motion graphics...soothing i think"

juno 16

"another improvisation on a juno 106 with some motion graphics, darker than the other one"

Monorocket Interview on TRASH_AUDIO

You might remember the Monorocket custom euro cases from this post. You can find an interview with Steve R, the owner of Monorocket, on TRASH_AUDIO here. Note they are taking questions if you have them.

from the interview:
"What do you feel is missing from the market with cases?
Variety in features and pricing. That may sound cold, but this is a normal occurrence in the evolutionary cycle of any market. Apparently I wasn't alone. Monorocket is one of three companies producing cases that launched in June of this year. It was like we all appeared on the same day.I just found out that ModularWorld is already selling out of inventory and - good for them - it's a indication that there's still room for more vendors. Even though Eurorack has seen an explosion of module manufacturers, we've basically had one case manufacturer, with a couple of choices. All someone had to do was listen to the things that end users - like you - were saying (and watching you do things like screwing mults directly into unused space) and make the stuff they wanted." Monorocket on twitter:

Dave Spoon - Reason Artist

YouTube via PropellerheadSW
"UK producer Dave Spoon has earned his fame from releases such as At Night and a recent stint as a resident DJ at BBC radio's 'In new DJs we trust' show. In this video, Dave shows us the sonic secrets in his track Lummox, which is out on the Televizion label. We'll get some inside tips on how to create killer bass sounds with Reason's subtractor synth."

Wolfram Franke Interview on Sonik Matter

Note this is an old interview from 2001. I just never posted it before. Thanks goes to Mark Pulver for sending this over to the Waldorf mailing list. Wolfram Franke is the product specialist and a coder for Waldorf, the old Waldorf and new. He is one of the core influentials at Waldorf.

According to the interview, the first synthesizer he programmed on was the Wersi MK1 in 1986: "Wersi and it is called MK1 (Series III). It was a 20 voice, 8 part multitimbral additive synth with up to 32 harmonics, an integrated chorus/ensemble effect and only one VCF, but that one was a copy of the Moog 24dB VCF plus a good-sounding overdrive."

Some interesting snips on his time with Waldorf:
"The Pulse was the first synthesizer where I helped working on the basic concept, i.e. sound parameters, UI layout and overall sound character.

The concept of the Microwave II was done almost completely by me and half a year later, I started to write down the controls I would like to see on an extended version of the Microwave II. You know the result, it became the Microwave XT!"

Regarding the Q being modeled after the Pulse:
"Oscillators - those are real models of analog oscillators, resulting in a very fat bass sound even when you listen to them without filters or effects. They behave exactly like their analog counterparts and they were modelled after the analog oscillators of our Waldorf Pulse synthesizer.

Filters - those are also real models, not only algorithms as found in almost all other VAs. This means that they can self-oscillate and allow FM. They are modelled after something in-between the Curtis filters from the Microwave 1 and our discretely built Waldorf Pulse four-pole filter."

Note the above is just a small fraction of what you will find the full interview. Do check it out. It is fascinating and it is one of the rare interviews that primarily focuses on synthesis.

Note you can find all interviews featuring Wolfram Franke here.

Join Doug Lynner and his special guest, Larry Fast

via Cynthia

"Doug Lynner has a great net radio show for us all to listen to
Larry Fast is featured tonight and there's an archive of previous shows pertaining to
Sequencer Music, Phasing, etc.

Best Wishes!


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