Thomas Leisner

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December 24th, 2013 by Thomas Leisner

Das Lied der Krähe

Already ten years ago my brother Markus finished a book that has been available only electronically since. It now has come to a real life as a printed book, and you can get the printed as well as the electronic version right here.

November 29th, 2013 by Thomas Leisner

Lydia und Claudia

I just finished the production of a CD for folk-singers “Lydia und Claudia”. It’s their first album and it’s got a rough and fresh attitude to it, which I like very much.

November 4th, 2012 by Thomas Leisner

TouchOSC Oxygen 8 Emulation

The attached file is for TouchOSC, the touchscreen control surface app for your mobile device. It emulates the functionality of the famous “Oxygen 8″ keyboard when used together with Ableton Live.

October 3rd, 2012 by Thomas Leisner

TouchOSC Design Mod

TouchOSC comes with a selection of useful controller layouts to choose from. They are pre-installed and can be used immediately. After modding the two big controllers for Ableton Live and Apple Logic, I also changed the colours for the various other basic controller layouts.

August 22nd, 2012 by Thomas Leisner

Strange Fluid Hybrid Kit

With my band Strange Fluid I play a hybrid drumkit for more than ten years now, as the mixture of electronic and acoustic sounds belongs to the concept of this band. The symmetry of this drumkit is based on my personal preferences.

August 19th, 2012 by Thomas Leisner

Skully

 

July 12th, 2012 by Thomas Leisner

LogicTouch Design Mod

TouchOSC comes with two grown-up controller layouts, one for Ableton Live and the other for Apple Logic. These control surfaces interact with the application via MIDI remote scripts which allow for bidirectional communication and automapping of parameters to controller elements. The one for Logic is an officially supported control surface for Apple Logic and is called LogicTouch.

July 2nd, 2012 by Thomas Leisner

LiveControl Design Mod

LiveControl is a MIDI Remote script that allows you to control Ableton Live directly from your iPad or iPod using TouchOSC. It supports full automapping of parameters and bidirectional communication between Live and your touch device.

June 8th, 2012 by Thomas Leisner

Thinking Beauty

 

April 18th, 2012 by Thomas Leisner

Gem

 

April 7th, 2012 by Thomas Leisner

Lickin Beauty

 

March 10th, 2012 by Thomas Leisner

Some Sweets

Well, I haven’t had the time to post for a while, because I was so busy working on the new website for my band Strange Fluid.

In the mean time, I’d like to give you some sweets to make you enjoy your time! Take care of your teeth, too much sweets isn’t good for your health.

January 14th, 2012 by Thomas Leisner

Strange Fluid Making Of

We produced a “Making Of”-Video of our new album’s first song “No Pope”, which shows a little of our studio work at Lauter Leben, where we retreated for a week to get the recordings done.

November 25th, 2011 by Thomas Leisner

My Tiddly Wiki

I was curious about what a „Wiki“ might be, and I was surprised to learn and find much more than I had expected. Say hello to TiddlyWiki, your free personal advanced notepad!

November 19th, 2011 by Thomas Leisner

Blobs

 

November 6th, 2011 by Thomas Leisner

Burgers

 

October 14th, 2011 by Thomas Leisner

Mainstage Design Mod

This design modification gives Mainstage the same „desaturated“ look that comes with the Logic design mod. Buttons, icons, meters and much more have been reworked to get to a neutral appearance of the whole interface, so you can concentrate on the colours you‘re actually working on in your layout.

September 29th, 2011 by Thomas Leisner

Teddy

One of the rare original drawings on paper glued to a wall. There were more awesome drawings in big sizes showing incredible detail and incredible artistic talent. But with the houses getting refurbished one by one they are mostly gone.

September 29th, 2011 by Thomas Leisner

iPhoto Design Mod

In Apple’s photo software iPhoto it‘s impossible to hide neither the sidebar to the left nor the toolbar at the bottom of the window. The new neutral icons help focusing on the colours in your pictures, without getting irritated by the design of the software itself.

September 28th, 2011 by Thomas Leisner

iWeb Design Mod

So here we go with another Neutrum Design Mod. For reasons of continuity the Mods for Mainstage should have followed that for Logic, but as I am working with iWeb and iPhoto all the time to write and design this blog, I quickly desaturated them, too, and I do enjoy it every day since!