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Weekly tech fix for music creators

Copyright: Sonicstate Ltd 2013

Sonic TALK - We Dont Want Your Stinking Clagnuts

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:34:08 GMT

Jamie Lidell is back with us from Nashville, and we're back from Musik Messe - after a lot of walking. We talk products  - Valkyrie, Steinberg/Neve interfaces, Clagnuts, Studiologic Mixface and ROLI Swam, orchestration and more.(image)

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Sonic TALK 528 Just Flush It

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 08:59:18 GMT

We have a new guest in the form of Jamie Lidell, former Warp artist, vocalist, producer and songwriter based in Nashville, we talk about his career, computing power, wax cylinder archives, Dreadbox Medusa and more.(image)

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Sonic TALK 527 - My Mums Watching This Week

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 10:14:53 GMT

We talk Midi processing, Eurorack cases, Google nSynth, Roland 808 cloud and subscription models in general, Softube Console 1 and Cubase.(image)

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Sonic TALK 521 - Arturia, Moog Pre NAMM Preamble

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:40:05 GMT

With Charles Chicky Reeves and Yoad Nevo As we head toward the NAMM show (next week from 24th Jan), Arturia release a bunch of stuff, Moog announce the DFAM and we also look at the interesting Enchancia MIDI Ring, touchscreens in studios, and the generally talk about the upcoming NAMM show.(image)

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Sonic TALK 520 - Sample Everything

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 08:54:30 GMT

With Rich Hilton, Gaz Williams and Charles Chicky Reeves - We catch up with Charles - just back from OMD and Howard Jones tours, talk Behringer - UB-Xa, VC340, Roland's new R-07 portable recorder, Ableton artist video featuring Katie Gately - found sound composition, Intel (and other chips) security issues.(image)

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Sonic TALK - Adorable Modular Tuts

Thu, 4 Jan 2018 09:01:29 GMT

We start with new years resolutions, then the Facebook and Universal Music Group content deal and what it might mean, Caitlin's Modular lessons, (apologies for the break in transmission), the Razer Project Valerie laptop, cloud based sample library services - Splice, Loopcloud and Noiiz.(image)

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Sonic TALK 518 - Christmas Special

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 12:20:39 GMT

With Yoad Nevo, Rich Hilton, Dave Spiers and Chris McCleod First up happy holidays to you all - thanks for listening/watching - and also thanks to our panelists, who continue to give their time up to join us each week. We start with the guests' choices for best 2017 gear, then U-he Repro 5, Sugar Bytes Aparillo soft synth, Sonic Manipulations Vibe Bar and finally a chat about cloud storage options.(image)

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Sonic TALK 517- The Three Finger Drag

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:44:34 GMT

We talk Audionamix Xtracks Stems, Arturia V Collection 6 and Buchla Easel, Moogfest Always On stream, Audio Swift Trackpad controller, Elastic FX and FX in general, Behringer's multi-synth leak.(image)

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Sonic TALK 516 -

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 09:19:42 GMT

With Yoad Nevo, Steve Hillier and Divkid ben Wilson - We start with the sad news of the discontinuation of the Dreadbox Erebus, the Tueno USB based analog synth, Electro Hamronix Volume pedal, Cableguys Halftime FX and Intellijel Rainmaker delay.(image)

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Sonic TALK 515 - Alexa, How Old is JMJ?

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 09:51:33 GMT

With Rich Hilton, Gaz Williams and Mark Tinley - We ask what if anything tempted the panel on Black Friday/Cyber Monday, the Eventide MangledVerb, Erica Synths chat with JMJ, the Soma Laboratory Pipe, why telephone hold music is so bad, and the Poly Expressive MIDI Foot Control.(image)

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Sonic TALK 514 - Cakewalk RIP

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 09:04:16 GMT

With Rich Hilton, Gaz Williams and Steve Hiller - Sad news about the shut down of Cakewalk by Gibson, new features outlined in the new MIDI spec at ADC, Swan Audio file sharing, Copenhagen Strøm subway gig, Sledge 2.5.1 OS, Teenage Engineering R.(image)

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Sonic TALK 513 - Cubase 9.5

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:23:57 GMT

We talk Bandcamp for releasing music, Cubase Pro 9.5 release, Sinevibes Eternal barber-pole flanger, Ultimat Percussion K2-X wuth Synthesizer Keith, Shuttle system now supports MPE, Synthetic Sound Labs 5U Modular FX Capacitor. iZotope Ozone 8(image)

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Sonic TALK - 512 - Ableton Live 10

Thu, 9 Nov 2017 09:57:11 GMT

Happy Birthday to Rich Hilton! We are also joined by host of - Non-Eric who has some interesting findings on building a hackintosh, we start with the news of Ableton Live 10, then Korg on Nintendo Switch, the Anatal Electronics X-Bay modular patchbay system with integrated Eurorack synthesis, VR and online musical collaboration.(image)

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Sonic TALK 511 - A Cool 50 Mill

Fri, 3 Nov 2017 10:58:05 GMT

Native instruments just got €50 million investment, Youtuber Andrew Huang came out about his Eurorack system, Soundtoys Outer Limits sound pack, Pioneer DJS-1000 performance sampler.(image)

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Sonic TALK 509 - Latency Rocks - The Big Bird

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:30:37 GMT

We start with the new iZotope Ozone 8 mastering software, AI and machine learning and what we'd like to see from it, Ableton Live going 64-bit only, Reon Driftboxes, Rich spots a Big Bird, The Academy using latency for a live performance looping, Gaz has a Kordbot, have you seen Bladerunner 2049 yet?(image)

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Sonic TALK 508 - Like a Washer Dryer

Thu, 5 Oct 2017 08:32:06 GMT

Gaz Williams, Steve Hillier and Charles Reeves - We start with the new Yamaha Genos music workstation, then songwriting in general, Quiet Art Recorditor, Unfiltered Audio Sandman Pro, Nigel Stanford's Automatica then the iConnectivity PlayAudio12.(image)

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Sonic TALK 507 - Bjork and Jump Cuts

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 08:03:31 GMT

Reason 10 is announced, A Tasty Pixel's SampleBot, Spitfire Audio's Hans Zimmer's Percussion library, the 1939 Voder speech emulator, Bjork's new album, Thompson Holiday's Evolution of Dance Music infographic, the new Apple stuff.(image)

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Sonic Talk 506 - Josh Bell and Vocaloid

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:55:11 GMT

We talk Embertone Joshua Bell solo violin, the Tasty Chips GR-1granular synthesizer, Roland SPD-SX special edition, Eventide EQuivocate, Sonible EQs, Waves Factory Track Spacer, Waves Torque Drum Tuner, Vocaloid.(image)

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Sonic TALK 505 - VCV Rack

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 07:53:19 GMT

So it was a Boutique D-50 after all, VCV Rack free modular emulation system, Izotope Spire, Bastl 60 Knobs, Battle of the Beatmakers - beat battles.(image)

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Sonic TALK 504 - D-50 Labels and 4 Poles

Thu, 7 Sep 2017 08:03:56 GMT

New guest in the form of experienced producer and songwriter Steve Hillier, we start with the sad news that Walter Becker (of Steely Dan) has passed away, then we talk Moog Subsequent 37, Roland's September Experience and the trailed D-50, PatchCad patchbay labelling system.(image)

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Sonic TALK 503 -Just A MiniBrute And an A.I.

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 09:04:40 GMT

We start with the Amper AI and Taryn Southern collboration, then on to the Max4live Iota Granular Looper, Making a violin, DSI Rev 2 desktop, the amazing Inception cover from John Heath using just a MiniBrute, Korg Mono/Poly iOS and the ZVUK9 Midi controller - 9 X/Y pads with complex control. We finish with a little in-ear monitor chat.(image)

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Sonic TALK 499 - Filter Mouth

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 09:01:24 GMT

Rich Hilton and Divkid. We talk about Steinberg's HALion and its ability to compile instruments for their free player, Aphex Twin and Tatsuya's chat, Dreadbox Medusa, Ultimate Patches JD-Xi soundset, Bastl Softpop and library music. Note: No Live show until 2nd August (Episode 500)(image)

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Sonic TALK 498 - Still Use A Portastudio

Thu, 6 Jul 2017 07:52:08 GMT

We start with Rich's experiences playing the pyramid stage at Glastonbury with Chic, then on to the UVI Ravenscroft high quality piano for iOS, Grammy winner Robert Carranza love his Tascam Porta One cassette multi-track and still uses it which leads to a discussion on gear we still use and gear we wish we'd kept.(image)

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Sonic TALK 497 Beatstep Pro Firmware, Glasto

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 08:22:49 GMT

Just Gaz and me this week, we first talk about Gaz's current project then the new Arturia beatstep Pro firmware update, Nenad Milosevics Ableton skin design, Glastonbury, Ouput Inc's Platform studio desk and Behringer's Model D price drop.(image)

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Sonic State TALK 496 - Very Hot

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:13:12 GMT

We of course discuss the new Roland Boiqitues Desigern series SE-02 - analogue mono synth from the collaboration between Roland and Studio Electronics, the Sound Semiconductor SSI2144 - analog VCF chip, Galaxsynth Pop Star Vol.1 vocal emulations, Making music with anything and sound creation.(image)

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Sonic TALK 495 - Mud, GAS and Wind Singers

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 08:19:56 GMT

We start with some insight into working with Grace Jones from Charles, the new ROLI Seaboard Block, Analogue Solutions Fusebox synth, question from Tom Gladstone - MIDI controller keyboard options, Sonnet Thunderbolt PCI expansion chassis, what gets you excited about new technology, Black Blaze cloud backup(image)

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Sonic TALK 494 - iMac Pro and AudioFuse

Thu, 8 Jun 2017 07:59:36 GMT

We start with the new iMac Pro, Thunderbolt 3 is now license free, iZotope Spire, Arturia AudioFuse, Adam Borseti's Minilogue patches, Ableton acquires Cycling '74.(image)

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Sonic TALK 493- Roland Have Something Cooking

Thu, 25 May 2017 08:41:42 GMT

We wonder what Roland have got coming in June, Bastl Dude micro mixer, the musical talents of Louis Cole, what DAW would we choose if we were just starting out, and gas over the River multi-timbral poly from Baloran, some Dreadbox chat too.(image)

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Sonic TALK 492 - making the Hippies Happy

Thu, 18 May 2017 08:11:27 GMT

We start with the sad news of Robert Miles death, the MP3 end of life, Moog IIIc reissue, Subsequent37, CellF Biosynth, Push Turn Move synth book, Bladerunner 2049.(image)

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sonic TALK 490 - Fyre and Reason

Thu, 4 May 2017 08:26:39 GMT

Reason now has VST support, Sonic Couture's Electro Acoustic - drum library, Aphex Twin's Avril 14th unexpected success, the catastrophic Fyre Festival.(image)

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Sonicstate TALK 489 - Superbooth Aftershow

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:16:46 GMT

We are joined by Ben Wilson aka DivKid - who was at Superbooth as well, we talk of the show, starting with the Behringer Model D, Cirklon, Tonestar Roland Filter, MFB Dominion Club, 4ms SWN , Syntonovo, Elektron Digitakt, Jomox Alpha Base, Polivoks, Novation Peak and Mono Station, Ondomo Ondes Martenot, audio rate modulation.(image)

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Sonic TALK 488 - Post Musikmesse Roundup

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 09:29:38 GMT

We're back from Musikmesse and ready for Superbooth in Berlin next week, we talk about the Waldorf Quantum, NonLinear Labs C-15, Aaton Digital Cantaar X-3 field recorder, Tascam's cassette deck, AVID S6L desk and AAS Objeq delay. PLus rumours and releases at Superbooth. And a mention for Gforce Software's new RE-STRINGS Rack extension Vintage String Machines.(image)

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Sonic TALK 487 - Optigan and Breakages

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 08:39:03 GMT

We start with the excellent new Optigan demos by Johnny Largo uploaded to Pea Hicks', Native Instruments acquire a remixing fee and collection service, breakages - accidental, Musik Messe and the System 100. Note: No show next week (April 5th)(image)

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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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