Monthly Archives: August 2016

Set on The Vortex c89.5 Aug 27 2016

August 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

(also playable using the pop-out player on the bottom of this window) So it turns out I will be a regular contributor on The Vortex. I’ve been invited to come on the show once a month for a one-hour live mix. The slot will vary based on schedule, but most of them will be last Saturdays from 11-midnight. Killer slot! This is archive from the first of many mixes to come out […]
Thought of the day: Failure

August 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Don’t try. Just do.   Will you fail? Probably. Does it matter? Most definitely. “Try” implies failure, and if you stop, you will be. However if instead of giving up you keep going, all of the sudden you haven’t failed, you’ve learned a lesson. Don’t fear failure. Embrace failure. Plan for it. Revel in it. Learn from it. Adjust for it. With each failure you are that much more […]
Recording from my Subtronic End guest spot on 107.7 The End last Saturday

August 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

(also playable using the pop-out player on the bottom of this window) I grew up listening to The End. As a grunge/punk teen, the radio dial never left 107.7FM, except for when I would stray over to KUBE 93.3 for that 90s-era Hip Hop and R&B… or KGRG for a toe-dipping of Ska and Bumpin’ Uglies… Okay, okay, I jumped back and forth. But for most of my life, 107.7 has been the final […]
Avoiding Premature #BernieOrBust

August 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

(that’s what she said). But seriously, I know we’re all tired of this political Punch & Judy show. This election cycle is divisive to say the least and we’re all sick of listening to everyone spout off their opinion no matter how ill-informed it is. I had to say something, though, cause… I mean… REALLY PEOPLE??? #ImWithHim If you support Bernie Sanders and have pledged your vote to him, he gets to decide where […]
One-of-a-kind synth BioTek expanded by unlocking the hood for patch creation

August 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

BioTek, Tracktion’s flagship synthesizer, announced recently the addition of the Edit button at Summer NAMM. I’m really excited to be able to share this because the lack of granular, custom control on the patches themselves was the only thing holding back every pro-level producer I showed it to. Sound designers, take your mark! Now you really, truly can do a live PA with this one single instrument and have it […]
Some awesome videos about BioTek, the synth I helped design

August 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

This morning I ran across a Facebook post from Taiho Yamada, one of the the other two team members with whom I designed Tracktion’s BioTek (the other being Wolfram Franke). He had discovered a very old email that somehow got lost in his inbox containing a great video demo and conclusion video on the VSTi. That sent me down the YouTube rabbit hole where I discovered some other awesome videos on the software. BioTek was an amazing […]
Nastina live on C89.5 FM: behind the dial

August 1, 2016 | 1 Comments

This past Saturday I visited the C89.5 studios once again, this time as my alter ego Nastina. The 2-hour set is still getting praise. I’m really glad no one could see the utter chaos and uncertainty shrouding the whole set… Most stressful. Set. Ever. OMG. Now that it’s over and is widely seen as a success (it looks as though I will be coming on as a monthly resident), I am […]