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Weekly tech fix for music creators

Copyright: Sonicstate Ltd 2013

Sonic TALK 486 - A Spigot Into Your Wallet

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:01:17 GMT

We start with a short tribute to Sister Sledge vocalist Joni Sledge who sadly passed away recently aged 60. Then we talk of the new reduced cost, A9 processor equipped iPad, then we focus on the new Roland Cloud service, Analog Strings from OUTPUT, Steinberg release VST SDK on Linux, a discussion on Technostalgia and future classic synths, with a short interlude into the Pink Trombone mouth emulator.(image)

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Sonic TALK 485 - No, I Said Shed Load

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 09:39:22 GMT

We start with Rich and Robbie's take on the new Behringer classic synths clone announcements, then the Tim Exile SLOO Reaktor instrument, Blokas pisound audio midi io head board, Townsend Labs Sphere L22 modelling mic, the ADAM S series DSPO equipped monitors. Rich shows us his new ROLI and MainStage setup, Robbie talks about his use of Apple's live performance system.(image)

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Sonic TALK 484: Send In The Clones

Wed, 8 Mar 2017 08:48:01 GMT

We talk about the classic EMI12345 MKIV desk that was used for Dark Side of the Moon recording, its up for auction - then we're on to the talk of Behringer's talk of making an affordable Minimoog clone, then its the Deckard's Dream CS80 rackmount clone, the Arp 2600 sample library from Samples From Mars, and generally getting inside an instrument, whether it be hardware or software.(image)

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Sonic TALK 483 - Composition And 1066

Thu, 2 Mar 2017 08:53:18 GMT

We hear about Robbie's 80's Caribbean cruise, then we talk Colin Benders 12 hour modular jam, Propellerheads melody and hooks - leads to Ty telling us bout his recent BBC series score and the panel talk composition, then its Eventide's structural effect Fission andBetterTouchTool for latest Macbooks. Notes - thanks to Marc the Darc(image)

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Sonic TALK 482 - The Funky Drummer

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:06:16 GMT

We explore live rig redundancy with Will Doggett and, then Tatsuya the ace synth designer is leaving Korg, Electro Harmonix Synth9 pedal and celebrating Clyde Stubblefield - the Funky Drummer.(image)

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Sonic TALK - 481 Can We Just Start Again?

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:34:28 GMT

We start with the whole Adele Grammys thing - did she didn't she, etc. Then we're on to Oscar Peterson's synth collection, the Foley artists at work with Third Man Films award winning short with Sue Harding and Pete Burgess. What was the last plug-in you bought? Nicks - Valhalla DSP Shimmer, Mark's Glitch Machines Fracture, Charles - iZotope Neutron - ditto Non Eric, finally the synth art of Lucy Eldridge.(image)

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Sonic TALK 480 - Return of The Big Knob

Thu, 9 Feb 2017 09:03:46 GMT

We start with Gaz NAMM thoughts, then get into practicalities of batteries, Softube Console 1 updates, Korg Gadget for OS X, Mackie's Big Knob updated, backups and restoration and Non Linear Labs C15 and finally Towering Berlin Reverb.(image)

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Sonic TALK 479 - Post NAMM De-brief

Thu, 2 Feb 2017 09:50:22 GMT

We have a full panel this week - we're back from NAMM and Cory, Rich and Marc were all there. We cover impressions of the show, favourite products and as much as we can fit into this show. Marc The Darc kindly provides the show notes.(image)

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Sonic TALK 478 -Pre NAMM Preamble

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:57:01 GMT

With NAMM just around the corner, we talk of the new Akai MPC Live and MPC X, the new Hyperdrive - USB-C port adapter for 2016 Macbook Pro. new Eventide FX and a lovely BBC peice on MIDI sequencing circa 1986.(image)

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Sonic TALK Special - Interview with Klayton (Celldweller)

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 01:04:48 GMT

Klayton is one of those guys who has been successful through hard work, his lovely studio in Detroit has been built from success as a recording and performing artist (Celldweller, Circle of Dust, Scandroid) label FiXT Records, production work under Subterra Records and sci-fi clothing line as Outland Industries.(image)

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Sonic TALK 475 - Kaliedophon, Repro-1, Cubase 9

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 11:18:34 GMT

We talk about the new Joue Modular MIDI control surface, then some classic BBC archive footage of David Vorhaus and the Kaleidophon, U-He's new Repro-1 Pro-1 Vi, MOTU's new USB3, Thunderbolt and AVB interfaces, Cubase 9, Cableguys TimeShaper and Ty has a beef with the Polivoks reissue.(image)

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Sonic TALK 474 - OP-1, Mixvibes Link For Android, Top Trumps 2

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 10:47:02 GMT

We start with the new Special Waves MINE modular MIDI controller, then Dave's new Vintage Synth Top Trumps 2 - the card game for synth lovers, Yuja Wang's astonishing piano improv, did the panel buy anything on Black Friday?, Mixvibes RemixLive and Cross DJ get Ableton Link love on Android and the new Teenage Engineering OP-1 OS update(image)

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Sonic TALK 473 - Modal Craft Synth Deadmua5 Course

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 09:28:54 GMT

We start with the news of the new Modal Electronics Craft Synth, Ty did a demo track for it, then on to the Deadmau5 Electronic Music Production Course at, Keith McMillen Instruments K-Board Pro 4, Synthstrom Audible Deluge - its looks like a Novation Circuit on steroids.(image)

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Sonic TALK 472 MPC Live, Dr Who Sounds

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 11:46:53 GMT

After hello's and a brief detour into electric vehicle sounds, we talk of the Akai MPC Live - leaked by the FCC website, then Samsung's $8 bill acquisition of Harman, Adobe's project VoCo, Dr Who sounds from the the BBC Radiophonic Workshop and finally Tim Exile's S L O W Reaktor plug-in.(image)

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Sonic TALK 471 - Didn't See That Coming

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 10:11:42 GMT

We start with news of Ty's latest purchases: Elektron Analog Heat, Roland System-8, then on to the Korg releases, the Monologue, the ODYSSEi and King Korg Black edition, Synth Memes - and Nicks PWM theme, ROLI Blocks, Microsoft's Surface Studio and the new Macbook Pro plus the general state of(image)

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Sonic TALK Special - Norell

Wed, 2 Nov 2016 09:33:24 GMT

In this Sonic TALK Interview we talk to two thirds of Danish electronic act Norell - their material straddles the line between classic Scandinavian pop and R&B topped off with the unique vocal style of MarieLouise Persson.(image)

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Sonic TALK 469 Korg's Big Announcement

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:13:35 GMT

We first talk to Mark about running a music shop, then we talk digital distribution, Korg's upcoming Big Announcement (Nov 1st), Ableton Live Set Export SDK, Reactable Rotor and John Carpenter Live.(image)

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Sonic TALK 468 Modo Bass, Albion V, Neutron

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:03:23 GMT

We start with the Dialog Audio Modulation Processor 3244 - a nifty MIDI parameter modulator, IK Multimedia Modo Bass, iZotope Neutron, Spitfire Audio Albiion V, Lawrence English and the sound of fear.(image)

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Sonic TALK 467 Drum Brute and Bastl Kastle

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:15:25 GMT

Great to have Marc Doty join us as we talk about the Arturia Drum Brute, the impossibly cute Bastl Kastle micro modular, the Elysia mPressor 500 compressor, Rob Scallon's WTF Drums and interesting funding model and 2TBTruman's Genesis 1 synthesizer.(image)

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Sonic TALK 466 - Imaginary Touch and Chin Trill

Wed, 5 Oct 2016 07:19:17 GMT

We start with the sad news that Kraftwerk sold out their gig in our local concert hall before we could get tickets, then Pallette Gear modular controllers, Behringer's Augmented Reality Hololens DM12 interface, Positve Grid Tone Match distortion, the art of randomisation and the Sound Particles audio rendering application, and finally Gaz and Dave give their impressions of Synth Fest.(image)

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Sonic TALK 465 - 23 Pianos

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:07:36 GMT

We start with news of Ty's latest gear, then we enjoy Wiwi Kuan's selection of 23 piano's and discuss, then the Jussi vocal synth for VST and iOS, the Lewitt LCT 640 CT dual microphone, Alan Turing's recently discovered 1951 computer music recording, vintage buyers remorse, Ty's brief time with the Dreadbox Murmux.(image)

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Sonic TALK 464 - Hyper-familliarity And Pre-awareness

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 05:01:09 GMT

Our first task is to mourn the sad passing of Don Buchla, then we talk of the dilemma of instrument design, The Elektron Analogue Heat, Happy Birthday Sure SM58.(image)

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Sonic TALK 463 - Knobcon Aftermath

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 08:25:35 GMT

We catch up with recent events as Knobcon has just been - and Suit & Tie Guy was the organizer, on to the Roland System 8, TR-09, TB-03 and DJ808 which might just represent a new milestone in live performance for not just the DJ, Maschine Jam. We end with a debate on the rights and wrongs of OS updates, and the news of the forthcoming OS X Sierra 10.12 coming 20th September.(image)

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Sonic TALK 462 - Keyscape and Boutiques

Thu, 8 Sep 2016 10:13:28 GMT

We talk Spectrasonic's Keyscape, Parva analog poly with MPE, Korg Volca Kick, Arp Odyssey Module, metronomes, Roland's new releases (coming tomorrow), synth market saturation, and Robbie's melting laptop.(image)

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Sonic TALK 461 - Millennial Whoop

Thu, 1 Sep 2016 02:02:58 GMT

We talk of Gaz's album tempo mapped using Melodyne, Stranger Things and S U R V I V E, and the analysis of the groove, ADDAX EHX C9 VC organ in Eurorack, Presonus Notion 6 and notation in general, quick scan of the latest leaks - Korg Odyssey desktop (now its official), Spectrasonics New Thing, Rolands new AIRAs. Finishing off with Gaz's Boss RC5050 setup.(image)

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Sonic TALK 460 - Hurdy Gurdy Biznis

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 04:52:17 GMT

A new guest this week with Charles Chicky Reeves - hes got a list of credits as long as a long thing. We talk about the forthcoming Roland 24hr product launch event coming on the 9th Sept, the Pioneer Toraiz SP16, Mainstage and Bluecat plugin host, the LYRA-8 Russian drone machine, Koka Nikoladze's latest sonic machine, that time you were tweaking the gear and discovered it wasnt actually plugged in. Chicky tells us about doing the sound on tour with Prince too. Bonus story.(image)

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Sonic TALK 459 - Bionic Sustain

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 05:22:16 GMT

Just the two of us, we can make it if we try - and try we did, battling through poor internet connection issues, but we got there. We talk about the Dreadbox Murmux 2 synth, Novation Launchpad Pro scales and firmware in general, Roland Boutiques, M-Audio Venom, Zynaptiq Adaptiverb and the Arturia MatrixBrute coming soon.(image)

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Sonic TALK - Spectravibe and Loopers

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:46:11 GMT

In the UK after a week of sultry weather, Summer appears to be over, we talk about the latest Behringer Synth teaser - 12 analog voices, the Endangered Audio Research Spectravibe, Rico Loop's one shot looping film, the Soundtoys Summer sale and the relaunched Yamaha MX49/61 and FM Essentials App.(image)

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Sonic TALK 457 - Wonderfully Pointless Onde Magnetique

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:53:27 GMT

We start with an homage to Ampex 456 tape and the general process of working with analog tape, then the Waves Scheps Parallel Particles plugin, the news that boffins are working on a cure for hearing loss with cilia regeneration drugs, Onde Magnetique - the wonderful cassette based instrument, mixing in the heat, repair or fix/warrantees.(image)

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Sonic TALK 455 - Behringer Synth, Matrixbrute Filters

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 03:22:12 GMT

We catch up with Rich who's in Toronto prior to a gig with Chic, and we tackle the new Behringer analog synth teasers, then the Eventide H910 classic harmonizer as a plug-in, HaQ AttaQ's mobile setup, the Arturia Matrixbrute filters get a workout, Spitfire Audio's Union Chapel Organ instrument, Korg Minilogue librarian and UK Producers Sound pack and a chat about patch management, and finally Gaz gives us a description of using Melodyne 4 for the ultimate tempo mapping.(image)

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Sonic TALK 454 Slave To The Algorithm - Elektron

Thu, 7 Jul 2016 04:09:46 GMT

We are small and perfectly formed - just Nick Batt and Gaz Williams today, but seeing as we can both talk ceaselessly, its not a problem, we start with Gaz on his new Eventide H9 multi-effects, then Apple's new patent which allows them to broadcast signals to disable the camera at venues, Finger Fiddle iOS violin, Elektron's teaser - can you guess what it is yet? Korg Gadget updates and Nano Kontrols, Molecularbytes Atomictransient ppolyphonic transient processor, Reason 9 and the 10 hour patch demo, Bladerunner 2 - who's doing the soundtrack?(image)

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Sonic TALK 453 - Bernie Worrell Waves 3D, DSI OB6

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 04:42:45 GMT

We catchup with Gaz's Glastonbury experience, the new DSI OB6 desktop, sad news that Bernie Worrell has passed away, Waves NX 3D audio, Amelias Compass Controller Hub 8 and foot controllers in general, East/West Synthesis and creativity in isolation.(image)

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Sonic TALK 452 - Glasto, Woofers and Chips

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 04:39:59 GMT

With Glastonbury just around the corner we talk festivals and live broadcast, the 80 speaker noise violation in NY, Steve Meade Designs - phonebook ripping subwoofers (in a van), and one of the Curtis ships - 3340 is being remade.(image)

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Sonic TALK 451 - Reaktor Blocks, MIDI i/f, Synclavier V

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 03:29:15 GMT

We start with an homage to the AKG 451, then on to the iConnectivity MIO MIDI interfaces, Reaktor Blocks 1.2 and Softubes Modular release, the elusive GDR Subharchord, performing outside or in unusual spaces, Arturia Synclavier V - and a word about Gaz's upcoming Glastonbury naked gig...(image)

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Sonic TALK 450 - Obsecenely Bottom Endy

Thu, 9 Jun 2016 03:47:47 GMT

We talk about the recent German court ruling on the use of Kraftwerk's Metal on Metal sample - they lost to artistic freedom, Filenaming and versions, what do you do? Moog Model D resissue, and generally bottom end especially in a live situation, then we take a look at Pharrell's reaction to maggie Rogers track at NYU Clive Black Institute student show and tell, and reflect on what its like to be in that situation(image)

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Sonic TALK 448 - Dude Where's My Radiohead Music?

Thu, 19 May 2016 04:14:40 GMT

Kode80 has been experimenting with some 3D visualisations (7:13), his work sparks a conversation on where this is going in relation to music, James Pinkerstone's terrifying discovery that iTunes Music subscription has wiped 122GB of music date from his drive (23:20), Radiohead Moon Shaped Pool tops the charts (33:40), Aaron Hozman and the NASA acoustic chamber at NASA's Sandusky Ohio facility (46:55).(image)

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Sonic TALK 447 - Tomita and 60 years of Top Fives

Thu, 12 May 2016 03:21:55 GMT

After hellos and catchups, we talk Koka's electro mechanical beat machine 2 (10:35), then after the sad loss of Isao Tomita, we talk about his enormous influence and innovation in electronic music (17:00), Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe's performance at Superbooth spawns a discussion on the challenges of modular music construction (34:10), then the Polygraph How Music Taste Evolved infographic (52:40).(image)

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Sonic TALK 446 - Moog Model 15 and Dopamine Headphones

Thu, 5 May 2016 04:14:17 GMT

We start with a look at the new Moog Model 15 iPad app 9:42, quite a big step forward in what iOS code can achieve, iZotope Competition 28:45, then the super-addictive audio training games 30:58 , Live at the Necropolis Lords of the Synth from Adult Swim 39:32, the rather unconventional Nervana stimulating headphones - which raised over $600k on Indiegogo 46:50 and the revitalised Tempest firmware development 56:36, favourite drum machines 1:04:54(image)

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Sonic TALK 445 - Prince Stories from Paisley Park

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 07:04:32 GMT

We of course, talk Prince - with his passing last week, most of the panelist have been reflecting on his creative works, indeed Marc Doty is an ex employee at Paisley Park in Minneapolis, plus a few great anecdotes from Robbie and Dave, then we talk about the new Electronic Voyager Bob Moog documentary, then Hans Zimmer's orchestral arena tour.(image)

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Sonic TALK 444 - Circuit, Wiggle and Shrew Liver

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 03:15:37 GMT

We start this week with tales from All Tomorrow's Parties - where Gaz played with Charlotte Church using the Industrial Radio MIDI Bass, then on to Novation's massive Circuit firmware updates, Apple drop support for Quicktime on PC at the same time as vulnerabilities are found, 2nd Sense Audio - Wiggle a Waveshaping software instrument, how to stop your cat biting sub woofers and other studio fixes, Ikea furniture, and Ty gets something off his chest..(image)

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Sonic Talk 443 - Superbooth and MusikMesse

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 04:06:55 GMT

After a couple of weeks break, where we were in Berlin for Superbooth16 - a brand new synth focussed show and MusikMesse, we're back. Joined by Non Eric from who was also at both shows, we discuss the events and surrounding topics. We play out with a few highlights from the Sonicstate Live @Bristol event last month.(image)

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Sonic TALK 442 - Apple's Stupid Clagnut

Thu, 24 Mar 2016 05:07:24 GMT

We streamed this show live to Youtube this week, and will probably do the same from now on. We start with the Electro Harmonix MEL9 Tape Replay Pedal, the G200Kg Browser based Modular synth, Apple's keynote news, which results in Gaz's excellent(image)

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Sonic TALK 440 - Virus Reissue, 10k 808

Thu, 10 Mar 2016 04:30:59 GMT

We get a rare and welcome visit from Musotalk's Non Eric, riff around the subjects of: Access Virus Ti Darkstar reissue, that TR-808 on ebay for £10k, Wintergatan's amazing marble music machine, The Orkestra Obsolete's Blue Monday cover (1930's style). Oh and we mention that you can now buy limited edition Sonic State T's!(image)

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Sonic TALK 439 - Eno, AUM, Mersenne

Thu, 3 Mar 2016 06:06:12 GMT

We start with the IceWorks Mersenne Percussive synth, Eno's new album the Ship, Morricone oscar, Sonicstate Bristol gig sold out, Bluetooth MIDI from Yamaha and MIDI Thing, the Bela embedded audio/dsp board running on Beagleboard, Eventide Octavox, Stalactite Organ, AUM iOS mixer.(image)

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Sonic TALK 438 - Kordbot, Barry Gray

Thu, 25 Feb 2016 04:47:29 GMT

The massively successful Kordbot Kickstarter campaign is our first topic, then the extremely weird robotic drummer arm from Georgia Tech, the work of Barry Gray and our recent interview with Charles Hazlewood and Adrian Utley that Gaz shot which leads to some interesting stories from Mark and Dave, our Sonicstate Live @Bristol gig on the 26th March, and finally Rich Hilton joins us from Maui, where he was playing with Chic.(image)

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Sonic TALK 437- Music Memos, SoundCloud

Thu, 18 Feb 2016 06:16:16 GMT

Some real tech of the future stuff here, with the Tangible Interfaces of Sean Follmer, Apple's Music Memos, the future of Soundcloud, Zoom/s lovely F8 recorder seems too good to be true, patchbays and the Pacthulator 8000 and a little bit of Tasty Chips ST4(image)

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Sonic TALK 436 - More NAMM Sakamoto Revenant

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 05:00:44 GMT

We get more of the panel's NAMM thoughts, then the Roland EL Cajon, Flutter EP from Sound Dust and we enjoy Ryuichi Sakamoto, Alva Noto and Bryce Dessner's work on the soundtrack for The Revenant, and Dave announces his MIDI spoons.(image)

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Sonic TALK Special Eric Persing of Spectrasonics

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 04:55:56 GMT

In this Sonic TALK special, we talk to Eric Persing of Spectrasonics - legendary sound designer and synthesist whose career spans some of the major changes in synthesis and music technology(image)

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Sonic TALK 433 - Pre NAMM + Bowie Stories

Thu, 14 Jan 2016 03:55:34 GMT

We start with a reflection of the great David Bowie - Rich Hilton worked with Bowie on Black Tie White Noise and has a unique insight into his creative process, then its on to NAMM stories - Clavia tease something piano-ey, Dave Rossum is building EMU style modules, Akai are asking if we want an AX73 reissue.(image)

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Sonic TALK 432 - Cajon Or Cojones

Thu, 7 Jan 2016 04:30:25 GMT

We welcome 2016 with our first show of the year. We talk Mogees rhythm system, New Years resolutions, Immersive Audio Magic Ball mic system, and a little bit of NAMM chat.(image)

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Sonic TALK 431 - All I want For Christmas Is..

Wed, 23 Dec 2015 03:50:05 GMT

Last show of the year, Gaz actually joins us from a Christmas Party! After the panel show and tell their latest gadgets, we talk Mariah Carey trapped in a MIDI file, Misa Digital super step sequencer, Modstep iOS sequencer, Blue's Star Wars Mics, Nanosynth NS1 - micro modular.(image)

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Sonic TALK 430 - Una Corda - Gear of The Year

Thu, 17 Dec 2015 05:45:55 GMT

A rare and welcome appearance from composer PJ Tracy, joins us to discuss the Native Instruments Una Corda piano Kontakt instrument, Red Martian gets his stuff pressed to Edison wax cylinder, the panel also discuss their choices for gear of the year. And Gaz tries to convince PJ to dive into Ableton Live...(image)

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Sonic TALK 426 - From The Finger To The Mouth And Flesh

Thu, 19 Nov 2015 04:32:27 GMT

We start with a look at the DBX GoRack, a portable PA enhancing solution, then Tim Exile's Reaktor 6 based instrument Flesh, the panel disclose a few of their favourite utilities, the Mandala V3 drum pad system, and Markus Fuller's Boutique JP-08 teardown.(image)

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Interview: Eric Mouquet from Deep Forest

Wed, 11 Nov 2015 12:01:00 GMT

We talk to Deep Forest's Eric Mouquet about his journey into electronic music from early beginnings to the hugely successful Deep Forest project - which merged ethnic soundscapes with chilled beats over many albums.(image)

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Sonic TALK 425 - Push 2, Live 9.5, UVI Falcon

Thu, 5 Nov 2015 03:59:05 GMT

After hearing about Ty's new synth arrival (John Bowen Solaris), we get on to the Ableton news - Push 2, Live 9.5 and The Link, UVI Falcon - the new software instrument and also Stephen Slate's VMS Virtual Microphone System - which could be set to revolutionise mic usage.(image)

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Sonic TALK 424 - The Horror

Thu, 29 Oct 2015 05:50:00 GMT

We first look at the new Zynaptiq UNMIX, a tool for processing drums when in a mix, ACPAD MIDI controller for acoustic guitar, Halloween sounds and pranks, MOTUS motion music device and a bit of El Capitan talk.(image)

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Sonic TALK 423 - Back To The Future With JMJ

Thu, 22 Oct 2015 03:48:38 GMT

We talk about the new Keith McMillen Instruments K-Board Pro 4 MPE controller, Jean Michel Jarre's Electronic 1 release, Eventide Anthology X, on Back to the Future Day, our panel ponder what they'd like to see 30 years from now(image)

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Sonic TALK 422 - 8-bit and Hartmann's New Synth

Thu, 15 Oct 2015 09:27:18 GMT

We enjoy 8-bit Guy's history of early game and computer sound generation, the panel all use some sort of room correction, we explore their effectiveness, the Axel Hartmann new synth tease, Edd Shearan first song to reach 500 million streams and the Korg Liverpool.(image)

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Sonic TALK 421 - MPC Touch, Mother 32, Circuit

Thu, 8 Oct 2015 03:30:47 GMT

You can tell Summer is over - the releases are coming thick and fast. We talk about the new Novation Circuit groovebox, Moog Mother 32, semi modular and of course the Akai MPC Touch.(image)

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Sonic TALK 419 - Boutique Speak

Thu, 24 Sep 2015 03:57:09 GMT

We start with a healthy does of Roland Boutique range after details were leaked online over the weekend, before the official launch., then Marc Doty tells us about the Mini Moog raffle and how to get PWM on a Mini. We're then on to the new Sensel Morph, a sensitive touch input device, a great performance from Rachel Claudio, then we ponder the work of Jaques Attali and the Crisis of Proliferation.(image)

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Sonic TALK 417 - Gobbler, Reaktor 6 - Sonic TALK Bingo

Thu, 10 Sep 2015 03:54:16 GMT

Nice to see Non Eric back after a long while, We start with a look at Google Street view of Real World Studios, Logic 10.2 and Gobbler, cloud storage in general, Reaktor 6 drops - what are NI up to? Sample Logic Gamelan library sounds sweet, Gaz talks Holy Mountain soundtrack.(image)

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Sonic TALK 415 - Overbridge

Thu, 13 Aug 2015 03:14:54 GMT

New guest Ty Unwin is back for more, we talk Elektron Overbridge - now at V1.0 for Live, Roland MX-1 USB host mode, Presonus Studio One 3 Prime - a free DAW, Slate Digital Summer plug-in deals - essentially a rental program, the lovely sound sculpture of Hokkaido Garden Festival n Japan. Finally - what do you do to recharge the musical batteries?(image)

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Special - Windows 10 Facts With Microsoft's Principal Program Manager

Fri, 7 Aug 2015 04:09:11 GMT

We talk to Principal Program Manager at Microsoft - Pete Brown Pete who gives us the facts on a number of issues - MIDI, Audio, whats with Thunderbolt on Windows? And the new auto update feature.(image)

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Sonic TALK 414 Classic Mics, Classic Synths, Streaming and Stems

Thu, 6 Aug 2015 04:05:13 GMT

We get to know new guest Ty Unwin and his massive synth collection, then we talk AKG 414 and mics in general - as its episode 414, the cultural impact of streaming gives us something to think about, Volca Mix mockups, Niative Instruments Stems and Anarchestra - a collection of 100 custom mechanical instruments.(image)

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Sonic TALK 413 - MikeMe and Heartbeat

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:56:39 GMT

We say a big hello to Corry Banks from, check out Mark's new MIDI gizmo LE STRUM, then we're on to the MikeMe large diaphragm remote mic, the Audiobus Remote app, Electronic music soundtracks, the Owl programmable Eurorack Module.(image)

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Sonic TALK 411 - Magic Earbuds

Thu, 16 Jul 2015 03:44:00 GMT

First we talk of the Doppler Labs Here - earbuds with mics and DSP which allow for real-time filtering/processing for the real world, they just got $17mill in funding, then the Future Retro Mondovox - a clever MIDI processing box for unison and poly setup of multiple MIDI devices, CME and the XKey Air fundraising on Indiegogo - really? iConnectivity iConnect Audio 4+ ticks all the boxes - is it the future?(image)

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Sonic TALK 410 - ReFaces Are Here

Thu, 9 Jul 2015 08:13:26 GMT

We HAVE to talk about the new Yamaha ReFace units of course, then we're on to BeatStep Pro and finally more collaborative community action from

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Sonic TALK 409 - Post Glasto Kanye Come Down

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 05:02:47 GMT

Gaz returns from Glastonbury, the scene of Kanye's gig, Robbie only just made his gig in London, we talk stage monitoring, AJH Synth Mini Mod Moog Model D Eurorack, LFO the movie, Jerobeam Fenderson's Scope Art Kickstarter and FACT Magazine's Against The Clock series.(image)

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Sonic TALK 406 - OWOW, Propellerheads Discover, Overbridge

Thu, 11 Jun 2015 04:52:41 GMT

@wearelektron @bestservicenews @JosephErnest @propellerheadsSW(image)

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Sonic TALK 405: Oval, Kosmo And Auto Mixing

Thu, 4 Jun 2015 04:21:22 GMT

We talk of the Kosmo desktop stand, new Oval Hangdrum Kickstarter, Auphonic automixing system, Presonus Studio One V3.0 and Tony Swain's Imagination production and the Roland SH-1000.(image)

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Sonic TALK 404 - Paul Vo Wond, Prophet 6

Wed, 20 May 2015 04:31:29 GMT

We catch up with Jem Godfrey's latest projects, which include co-producing with Gary Barlow of Take That fame. The Paul Vo Wond, Stereoping Synth Controller and working with TX81z FM synth, Marc Doty has been sent a Prophet 6 to look check out, we ask him what its like, we also talk about an article on the finer points of humanizing electronic drums,(image)

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Sonic TALK 402 - Omnisphere 2

Thu, 7 May 2015 04:16:53 GMT

@behringer @modalelectronic @spectrasonics(image)

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Sonic TALK 400 - Another Fine MESSE

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 05:40:48 GMT

We are joined again my Marc Doty who helps us disentangle the whole MESSE. We talk AIRA of course, JD-XA, Bastl, Modal Electronics new synths and just about everything MESSE we can fit in.(image)

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Sonic TALK 398 - Marc Doty And The $1million Dollar Controller

Thu, 2 Apr 2015 04:31:09 GMT

First time on the show for Marc Doty, and a pleasure to have him, he talks about his work for the Moog Foundation and other subjects which include, stomp pedals with CV - Pittsburgh modular stomp case, HTML5 Drum machines, the Moog Liberation and the Artiphon Kickstarter project, which just surpassed $1million Dollars.(image)

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Sonic TALK 397 - Talk Like Rocks

Thu, 19 Mar 2015 08:00:20 GMT

Robbie joins us from Long Island where's he's on tour with Howard Jones, we talk about the notion of the studio collective, as wonderfully illustrated by Kytopia in Utrecht, then Robbie spots the ARP Odyssey and we chat synths, Zynaptiq MORPH 2 brings us proper spectral morphing, Daito Manabe and his giant MS20 installation in Japan, Vince Clarke new modules, details on the HoJo Ableton Live setup and we close with some on tour laundry stories.(image)

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Sonic TALK 394 - Apple Buy Camel?

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:05:30 GMT

We start with the Accusonus Drumaton mic bleed eliminator plug-in, then on to more solid news on that Apple/Camel rumour, Ableton Live 9.2 beta starts, guitar tuners, including Mark's Tronical autotune system, non-linear songrwiting techniques, Gaz eulogy for the Waldorf Streichfett, Nick bemoans the drop in vintage MS20 prices, MIDI Widget kickstarter campaign and what will MIDI 2.0 need to bring.(image)

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Sonic TALK 393 - PO MS SQ MIDI Guitars

Thu, 19 Feb 2015 05:07:46 GMT

After the NAMM madness, its a small panel with myself Gaz Williams - we discuss the Teenage Engineering Pocket Operators - which Gaz has recieved for review, I talk about the MS-20 Desktop kit with SQ-1 sequencer, we then move on to Ghost In the MP3 - a techniques used to find the difference between uncompressed and compressed audio (and video) which leads to a discussion about percieved audio quality. StudioLogic's Sledge 2.0 OS, MIDI guitars wrap up the chat - plus you chance to win iZotope's IRIS 2.(image)

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