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New Prototype Songs and Acoustic Sets at Burning Man 2017
Aug 13, 2017
Moldover returns to dusty Black Rock City, obliterating musical devides by weilding his classic controllerism/mashup set at legendary venues including Thunderdome and Automatic Subconcious, DJing a plethora of radio shows, and also performing live acoustic sets at a gaggle of more intimate venues. Grab the full schedule on the live page.
July 25, 2017
Moldover is crossing the Atlantic to play in a dozen cities over the course of three weeks. Catch him in Oslo, Gothenburg, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Berlin, Kassel, Göttingen, Lucerne, Zurich, Basel, or Cologne. Check out the live page for the most up-to-date details.
July 5th, 2017
Moldover is officially part of the new Pyramind Mentorship Network. Book an online session at your convinence and get one-on-one training in any one of a long list of spcialties including controllerism, Ableton Live, Native Instruments, self-producing, live performance, and many more. Learn more about Moldover's mentorship skills in this podcast conversation on Funding Your Music Career and another with Thavius Beck on Production and Hardware for Pyramind's "Producing Out Loud" series.
Moldover on Patreon: a new paradigm for the creation of awesome THINGS!
June 13, 2017
May 26, 2017
Supporting the Cause
April 12, 2017
The Four Track Tour has donated a portion of their proceeds to The American Civil Liberties Union, Planned Parenthood, and The International Refugee Assistance Project. Please show your support for the causes you care about!
March 6, 2017
Moldover is hitting the road again this month, touring with opening act B1 (hot off the release of his new album Split Screen Dreaming). Covering thirteen cities in the western US & Canada, from San Diego, to Austin, and all the way up to Vancouver, the Four Track Tour is coming to a city near you soon! Check out the live page for full details.
Feb 5, 2017
Moldover will be presenting his work at the Voltage Connect Conference in Boston on March 10 & 11, alongside music tech visionaries Richard Devine, Jordan Rudess, Dave Smith, Suzanne Ciani, David Friend (Arp), Daniel Haver (Native Instruments), Marcus Ryle (Line 6) and many more.
New Octamasher Sound Set
Feb 18, 2017
Ottawa's own Jesse Stewart has teamed up with Moldover to complete the first, 100%-new sound-set for Moldover's first jambox, The Octamasher! More than 200 meticulously tweaked samples, all from Canadian artists, will be part of a special performance and public installation at The National Arts Center in Ottawa this summer!! Happy 150th birthday Canada!!!
To Tide You Over
Jan 20, 2017
Moldover is bouncing around to play at one-off events in Los Angeles, Ottawa, Boston, and other not-as-random-as-they-sound spots. See the live page for details.
Spring Tour Dates coming soon
Jan 1, 2017
Moldover will be navigating the western half of North America. Prepare to delight your ears, eyes, mind, body, and soul, by basking in the controllery goodness of the Four Track live show, this March. List of cities coming soon...
How to play The Voice Crusher
Nov 26, 2016
Oct 11, 2016
Moldover is heading back out on the road in support of Four Track beginning October 15th. Catch him live at shows, master-classes and festivals around North America thru the end of November. Full details
Sept 20, 2016
Rewards have been sent to practically all of the 500+ backers of the Four Track Kickstarter campaign. The songs from the album, and the sound of crushed voices can be heard across the land. If you are one of the very few people who supported the project for a reward but did not receive it, please contact us via Kickstarter.
Four Track has arrived
Aug 24th, 2016
Four Track Release Date, Burn!
Aug 17th, 2016
Moldover's long awaited project Four Track arrives on Aug 24th! Stream or download it from all major online music sources, or pick up one of the unique physical packages (like The Voice Crusher Edition) from the store. Catch Moldover celebrating the release with a slew of live performances and DJ sets at his favorite place on earth: Burning Man.
DJ Shadow's controllerism rig
June 7th, 2016
Moldover is designing and building the core of DJ Shadow's live audio/visual controllerism rig. Check out the new album and summer tour for Shadow's new release The Mountain Will Fall.
New music video in production
May 11th, 2016
Moldover is teaming up with director Daniel Garcia to produce a music video for the song Not Your Mirror. The release of the video will coincide with Four Track.
More work with Mickey Hart
May 1st, 2016
Moldover has been hired once again to help prepare Mickey Hart's elaborate controllerism rig, this time for the Dead & Company summer tour.
Spring Tour Postponed
Apr 7th, 2016
The release of Four Track has been pushed back to May, and Moldover's Four Track Tour has been postponed (except for a few select dates) until the end of the summer.
Feb 21st, 2016
Planning has begun for a North American tour to support the release of Four Track. Check back here soon for dates and locations!
Southern California Events
Jan 3rd, 2016
Moldover will be heading south at the end of January for a string of events in the greater Los Angeles area. Music and Soldering workshops, a rare house concert with a jambox installation, and even a conference discussion with some of music tech's most illustrious names are all part of the fun. Get the full details on the LIVE page.
Nov 24th, 2015
After 8 years of service to the community, Moldover has officially ended development of controllerism.com. Go there to read a new article he has written summarizing its place in history.
Oct 27th, 2015
Never one to shy away from learning new skills, Moldover has just completed an online course in music business called MX4. Being a full time independent and self-employed creative person is NOT easy, even for someone with experience. Consider spending six weeks powering up your career with a group of motivated and inspiring people like Moldover. Check out MX4.
European Fall Tour
Oct 16th, 2015
Dates have just been announced for Germany, Spain, The UK, and The Netherlands on the live page.
The Grateful Dead
Oct 1st, 2015
Moldover has been contracted by Mickey Hart (drummer for The Grateful Dead) to help prepare Mickey's controllerism rig for the upcoming Dead & Company tour with John Mayer. Mickey's performance rig features live sample triggering, audio processing, and interaction between a dozen different controllers, custom software and hardware. Rumor has it that Moldover will also be adding a new electronic triggering system to Mickey's West African Balafon.
Jamboxes are now things you can buy
Sept 15th, 2015
Moldover's first jambox The Octamasher will be sold later this month to composer, percussionist, artist, and educator Jesse Stewart at Carleton University. Moldover is now accepting offers to sell his other one-of-a-kind jamboxes, and taking orders to custom-build variations of his new modular jambox design ConnecTable. Get further details here.
Burning Man 2015
Aug 24th, 2015
Live sets, DJ sets, radio shows, special events and more await! Are you brave enough to make the journey to the desert, savvy enough to copy part of Moldover's schedule, and lucky enough to find him amidst the carefully organizes chaos...? Details
Light-Theremin DIY Instructable
Aug 5th, 2015
Like making things? Want to learn how to solder? Check out the new instructable for Moldover's Light-Theremin CD (DIY version). You can end all war, world hunger, AND disease by buying your own kit today!
Live in Amsterdam
July 28th, 2015
A new croud-sourced video platform called Fan Footage is doing fantastic things. Behold, an online, interactive, multi-camera experience of Moldover's show at The Bimhuis in Amsterdam.
Berklee Valencia Video
July 18th, 2015
If you've ever wondered what the heck Moldover does when he visits a school, check out this wrap up of Moldover's visit to Berklee Valencia.
June 21st, 2015
Ableton Live is the music software practically synonymous with live electronic music. Ableton is hosting their first event ever, this fall in Berlin. Moldover will be there to talk about The Future of Controllerism.
Summer and fall tours
June 1st, 2015
After a round of gigs in the northern California area, Moldover will be heading to his favorite place on earth, Black Rock City (where Burning Man happens) for a solid two weeks of DJ sets, live performances, and special prototype acoustic shows. This fall he's heading to Ontario Canada and back to Europe. Details updated reguarly on the live page.
April 7th, 2015
For the last three years Moldover has been blending his controllerism skills with his life-long love of Guitar. Nathan Lively from Sound Design Live spoke with Moldover about the evolution of his controller-guitar, The Robocaster, and his collaboration with Livid Instruments to create The Guitar Wing.
Live Online Workshop & Concert
March 28th, 2015
Spring Warm-up Mini-Tours
March 4th, 2015
Moldover's forthcoming album Four Track is getting ever-nearer to completion, and it's time to start warming up the live performance. Travel is planned in the states for May to Boston, Providence, NYC, DC, and Greenville SC. Travel in Europe for June is planned for Barcelona, Valencia, Amsterdam, and Berlin. See the live page for more details.
Sound Control Digital Video Series
February 24th, 2015
Moldover is collaborating with TV and video producer Dave Skwarczek from Eat Your Lunch on a video-series version of Moldover's popular Sound Control workshops. Check out some screen shots from the unreleased pilot episode, all about making music with gaming controllers, and featuring a guest performance by MC Frontalot.
December 24th, 2014
Music-makers rejoice! Enjoy Moldover's holiday gift to you: a collection of his 100 all-time most favorite break-beats, carefully formatted for Ableton Live. Due to crazy-high download traffic, the direct download has been mirrored here and made into a torrent file linked here.
DIY Light-Theremin kit released
October 23rd, 2014
Nurture your inner maker. Level-up your soldering skills. Buy Moldover's Light-Theremin circuit board CD as a Do-It-Yourself kit!
October 9th, 2014
Running The Voodoo Down does a great job of covering all things Moldover in this entertaining and thought-provoking podcast. The German print magazine BEAT dropped a full page article about Moldover in their last issue. Even if you don't understand German you can auto-translate it and enjoy seeing "controllerism" replaced with "communism" in the web version.
Septermber 30th, 2014
Physical jamboxes have been one-of-a-kind creations, until now. Moldover is taking jambox culture to the next level with the completion of the world's second ConnecTable. ConnecTable is Moldover's standardized, modular, and open-source platform for making jamboxes more quickly, afforably, and awesomely. Learn more at jamboxes.net.
Summer recording-tour: Moldova and beyond
July 21st, 2014
Many wonder about the dark and mysterious origins of Moldover's unusual moniker. Some with greater georgraphic knowledge suggest a relationship to the little-known land of Moldova. All we know for sure is that for the first time ever, this obscure location has appeared among the dates for Moldover's live appearances. But what does it all MEAN?!?
Live Remashing: open sourced
July 16th, 2014
Moldover originally launched his solo career with an ambitious live and improvised remix project called "Live Remashing". This project, and the video Moldover made to explain it, drew the eyes of the world and coined the term controllerism. Recordings from the project have remained available here as Moldover has moved on to other performance styles. Now, for the first time, Moldover has made all the live remashing source files freely available to download. This includes the master project file, and all the meticulously prepared songs, samples, effects, and fancy mixing tools, designed by Moldover. Just use your favorite Bit Torrent client or tracker and search for "Moldover Live Remashing Open Source".
Guitar Wing now Shipping
May 30th, 2014
Moldover's collaboration with Livid Instruments is now shipping to Kickstarter backers and stores around the world. The electric guitar (and controllerism) may never be the same...
Apr 24th, 2014
Guitar Wing in Popular Science
Apr 15th, 2014
Free MaxForLive patch
Apr 4th, 2014
Users of Ableton Live and Max For Live music softwares can now enjoy Moldover's new custom tool SetListFire. Developed in collaboration with programmer Ryan Challinor, this simple utility is a handy new way to organize and execute set lists for live shows. Watch and learn how it works, or download SetListFire now.
Museum jambox installation
Mar 7th, 2014
Two of Moldover's jamboxes, The MiniMasher and The Launchbox, are now part of a six month exhibition at the San Jose Tech Museum. Tens of thousands of visitors will experience these and 14 other innovative musical instruments as part of the REBOOT: Music exhibition running now thru August 17.
New remix by Nonagon, Warper compilation
Feb 21st, 2014
The Warper Party crew that Moldover co-founded years ago in New York is still going strong, and has just released a free compilation. It includes a previously unreleased remix of Moldover's SAY IT by Nonagon. Download and enjoy!
Four Track calendar
Feb 5th, 2014
Inspired by David Hasselhoff and the photography of MJ Mont-Reynaud, we present the official 2014 Moldover Pin-Up Calendar!
Jan 24th, 2014
Moldover has teamed up with Livid Instruments to create a wireless control surface that attaches to any electric guitar or bass. Please support The Guitar Wing campaign by spreading the word!
Free "Moldover Font" and animated type-face
Jan 16th, 2014
The font originally created for Moldover's Light Theremin circuit-board album has been turned into a standard static-font and a customizable animated-font, both available from Animography.net. Credit goes to Colin Sebestyen of Movecraft for transforming Moldover's sketches into something so fun and useful.
New jambox: The Launchbox
Jan 5th, 2014
This video is a preview of the first of a new breed of Moldover jamboxes.
Album pre-orders now available
Dec 15th, 2013
Pre-orders for Moldover's forthcoming album "Four Track" are available in the web-store
Dec 4th, 2013
Moldover's Kickstarter has concluded. The un-official total raised (including pledges external to Kickstarter) is $45,361. Read Moldover's thoughts on the experience in his first post-campaign update.
Yet more press
Nov 29th, 2013
Instrument rewards added
Nov 28th, 2013
Four Track now has three unique custom instruments as high-level rewards for Kickstarter backers:
Four Track documentary
Nov 26th, 2013
Four Track collaborator videos
Nov 21st, 2013
Moldover speaks with Yosh of Faultline Studios
The many faces, gadgets of Moldover
Nov 14th, 2013
Photographer MJ Mont-Reynaud has produced a series of new images to support the Four Track Kickstarter campaign inculding detailed shots of The Voice Crusher album artwork, and Moldover's custom guitar, The Robocaster.
Four Track in the press
Nov 11th, 2013
Moldover's Kickstarter campaign for Four Track has almost reached its initial funding goal! Thanks go to Nathan Lively for the recent Podcast Interview, and Livid Instruments for making Moldover a featured artist on their site. Four Track has also been featured on The Exhi, Matrixsynth, Synthtopia, Macro Records, Bugs on the Windshield, EEweb/Electronics Tutorials, and countless more sites via social netowrks. Thanks to EVERYONE who is sharing the Kickstarter video and making this project a success!
Get inside Moldover's rig
Nov 5th, 2013
In what is certainly Moldover's most edifying educational video to date, he digs through every detail of his new Ableton Live 9 composition & performance rig. From his shiny new hardware instruments, to his meticulous software setup, to how he works with it all in the studio and on stage to create fluid improvisation arrangements of newly songs, this two hour course covers absolutely every aspect of Moldover's latest work.
Crowd funding spotlight
Nov 1st, 2013
Moldover's project has been selected as the Staff-Pick to be featured today on the homepage at Kickstarter.com and new pledges are pouring in!
FOUR TRACK Kickstarter launched
Oct 30th, 2013
Moldover is heading into the studio with new songs, new instruments, and an all-new performance style ready to record a new album but, he needs your help. Follow that link to the Kickstarter project that tells the back story and reveals the future plan for FOUR TRACK. Pledge to support the cause and get a copy of the new album packaged in a playable circuit board instrument called The Voice Crusher.
Oct 23rd, 2013
Some have noticed that it's been quiet around here lately. The word is, Moldover has been holding back his steady stream of cool-stuff-releases in preparation for a major Kickstarter campaign. Expect the flood gates to open soon.
Apr 27th, 2013
Want to try your hand at remixing a Moldover track? It's not going to get much easier than this! All the sounds plus synchronized videos for SAY IT have been released as an Ableton Live pack. Chop up audio and video together at the same time like cucumbers and carrots. Submit your original remix and win fabulous prizes from Novation, Livid Instruments, and NI. Grab the SAY IT audio+video Remix Pack via Dropbox or HTTP, or watch an example video created in Ableton. Happy remixing!
Talking DIY with Moldover
Mar 26th, 2013
Jay Smith, CEO and founder of Livid Instruments, talks with Moldover about the beginnings of controllerism, custom instruments, and the state of the art: VIDEO
Robocaster custom production model
Jan 23rd, 2013
Moldover has emerged from seclusion to preview the first production model of his new guitar, The Robocaster! It's a collaboration with high-tech custom guitar maker Visionary Instruments. Check out the press from Engadget, Check The Tech, and DigitalDJTips. Here's a bonus video of Nathan Navarro test driving The Robocaster.
Nov 27th, 2012
Moldover informs us, "I'm heading into my Fortress of SoliDude for a while. I need to spend some serious time finalizing older projects and planning what forms my new music is going to take. If you don't see me online for a while, don't worry! Creative juices are flowing :)".
Disaster averted, new video
Nov 1st, 2012
The SuperVillain Tour is over, and in less than two weeks Moldover has raised the money to recuperate from the unfortunate Iowa incident. Many thanks to the super-fans who came thru for the super-villain! Here's a new video of a new song to celebrate:
Oct 15th, 2012
Car accidents are no fun. Read all the details and find out how you can help HERE.
SuperVillain fall tour
Sept 20th, 2012
Moldover wields new music-making machines and unleashes the devastating power of NEW SONGS! With more than 30 events in 20 cities across the US, The Super Villain Tour is nothing if not... exhausting! Watch this video for a preview of what's to come, and peep complete details on the Live Events Page.
Sound Control workshop series
August 28th, 2012
Controllerism.com and Ableton are partnering for six free and exclusive West Coast workshops. The practical tools and skills Moldover will be demonstrating are designed to ignite your enthusiasm, advance your workflow and maximize your productivity with Ableton Live. Whether you're new to Live or a seasoned pro, you're sure to benefit from this unique series of workshops from this amazing artist. - Ableton Event Info - Moldover Live Events Page
July 7th, 2012
Born from the union of a passion for controllerism, and the love of community-collaboration, Moldover's jamboxes are some of the most radical and innovative instruments he's ever created. The OctaMasher, The SyncoMasher, and The MiniMasher are completely unique designs; each explores a different realm within the multi-player universe. Like jukeboxes in the 1950s and boomboxes in the 1980s, jamboxes are now playing a crucial role in the new explosion of social music and culture.
June 1st, 2012
Jamboxes are multiplayer electronic instruments. Moldover's Jamboxes, known individualy as The OctaMasher, The SyncoMasher, and The MiniMasher, now have a new home on the web. Check out jamboxes.net for information on all the instruments and builders in the jambox community.
Making of The Mojo (video), Mojo now open source
April 24th, 2012
Native Instruments promo video tallies 500,000 hits
April 13th, 2012
Moldover's debut album now a free download!
April 11th, 2012
In-depth In-terview on In-struments
February 19th, 2012
Nathan Lively from Sound Design Live has put together a fantastic video podcast featuring Moldover. Together they explore the workings of The Mojo, talk about making better controllers, circuit-board CDs, and the persistence of MIDI.
Long lost music video, not actually lost
February 8th, 2012
New Moldover DJ-performance video
January 23rd, 2012
Say It (music video)
December 10th, 2011
Moldover on iphone
November 7th, 2011
Moldover has teamed up with Reactify Music to bring you this new remixable version of "TOAST". Use the virtual MOJO Controller to manipulate the different parts of the song, record your own version, and share it with your friends!
Moldover circuit board album reborn
Oct 31st, 2011
It's back, it's blue, and the blinky light is now GOLD. Happy holidays! STORE
Oct 15th, 2011
Burning Man schedule
Aug 24th, 2011
Catch one of Moldover's special "Un-Controlled" sets for a preview of NEW SONGS! Full schedule
August 23rd, 2011
Moldover teamed up with 60-Works Controllers to help artist Bassnectar realize his vision for a custom controller. This NectarControl prototype is a fusion of ideas from Bassnectars previous off-the-shelf controller, 60-Works' original designs, and The Mojo.
July 4th, 2011
June 25th, 2011
30 videos from The West Coast Championship Controller Controller Battle are now online. Check out performances by MOLDOVER, EAN GOLDEN, the new champ EDISON and many more on controllerism.com's battle page.
HD concert video
May 27th, 2011
May 11th, 2011
Listen to highlights from a 500MB sample pack included on Moldover's Super-Deluxe Pocket Edition Album. Use them in your own musical creations or as sound effects (aka "ringtones") for your personal devices!
NEW Deluxe Pocket Edition albums
May 1st, 2011
April 24th, 2011
Sound Control - complete video online
April 4th, 2011
Moldover teaches Sound Control PlayShops around the world. A complete video of a recent PlayShop is now on line. Check out the first 15 minutes here or sign up for a FREE trial membership to Pyramind Online and watch the whole thing.
"MultiMasher Tour" - north east US
February 21, 2011
January 28th, 2011
To celebrate the two-year anniversary of LoveTech, Moldover presents the world's first public performance by The SyncoMasher Quintet. The SyncoMasher instrument is like the Voltron of controllerism, uniting musicianship and technical innovation. Joining Moldover on stage to play selected songs from his album, are master controllerists ANON DAY, COLFAX, EDISON, NONAGON and RICH DDT.
December 6th, 2010
The MiniMasher is Moldover's newest social instrument. This plug-and-play jam station creates a visually interactive group musiking experience for young and old alike. Many thanks to The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, False Profit, The California Academy of Sciences, LoveTech, and Sea of Dreams for their support !
Mojo Workin' west-coast/European tour
August 18, 2010
July 23rd, 2010
Moldover has completed a limited run of 10 hand-built Mojos. Each is numbered and autographed by the artist. Five have been sold to wonderful folks like The Berklee College of Music, multi-instrumentalist Geoff Countryman, and artist Goyo Aranaga. Five are still for sale: BUY
June 21st, 2010
Moldover would like to thank some amazing people for making his career as a musical supervillain a continuing success:
May 5th, 2010
Moldover brings his music to audiences around the US and Europe. More Details
Moldover's album goes silicon: 1000 physical copies sold
April 20th, 2010
Some albums go gold, some go platinum, but when an indie artist sells this many Circuit-Board CDs, the RIAA awards them a SILICON RECORD. Congratulations Moldover! Moldover has also sold over 1000 downloads via TuneCore and they gave him this widget that you can embed on your own sites:
"Who is Moldover?"
March 9th, 2010
Musician, Artist, Inventor...
"Fist Full of Faders Tour" - official dates
February 1st, 2010
New (!) T-Shirts
January 30th, 2010
Would you even consider attempting to dominate the entire multiverse without a really nice shirt to wear?
The Mojo can be yours
After nearly a decade of study in the art of controllerism, Moldover has created his first commercially available controller. Assimilating ideas from traditional instruments, DJ hardware, and game controllers, The Mojo puts an unprecedented level of power and completely intuitive control in your hands. Combining ergonomic elegance, rapid-fire tactile responsiveness, and bullet-proof construction, The Mojo is the sexiest controller in the entire multiverse. DETAILS - PREVIEW VIDEO