Podcast: Sonic TALK 364 - $67k Aphex Twin Rarities, Gain Structure

New DSI synth, NIN 4track cassette live and more   19-Jun-14

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First we enjoy Alessandro Cortini's NIN rig tour, then marvel at the Richard D James (aka Aphex Twin) lost  Caustic Window project auctions. Speculate on the new Dave Smith synth, then discuss the changes in mixing and also try to understand gain structure in the DAW, briefly we look at the sound techniques for a football stadium - its Wirld Cup time!


Please do come and join us LIVE each week as we stream our live recording at Sonicstate.com/Live Every Wednesday at 4pm UK time with a video feed and chat room - get involved!


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sonic xxxx    Said...

Nick, you should not say fuck off to some of your viewers in the chat (just because they are not in your opinion) and in the same broadcast "sorry" say if you had to cough.

19-Jun-14 06:46 AM

Jan    Said...

Great show as always, but Robbie is really hard to understand sometimes, he sounds as he speaks through a really badly setup gate. Is that a skype problem? Or does he really speak like that in reality???

19-Jun-14 11:02 AM

Nick B    Said...

It was reference to someone who got uppity about me saying "fullsome" it each week, but all meant in good humour. I'm fairly sure no one was upset...

19-Jun-14 11:02 AM

Nick B    Said...

Yeah I need to double check that I dont know why it is - we shall debug it. Thanks for watching.

19-Jun-14 12:26 PM

robbiemacman    Said...

I am going to see why the kid is sounding crap as I use an apogee mic...Will sort it out with nick

19-Jun-14 02:21 PM

KingVidiot    Said...

Don't mind the naysayers Nick. If they can't take a joke, get a reference, or you really want to tell them to F-off it's your business. Too many Nancy's on the interwebs these days... go ahead and tell them what for. :-)

Dave's comments about iZotope products were spot on. It's amazing stuff to use every time.

Cortini always has something interesting to offer.

19-Jun-14 04:15 PM

Matthew Tanner    Said...

I think it's hilarious that the word 'fulsome' has become a sort of topic in its own right. Fulsome praise to the power of the podcast to stir people up, I'd say.

19-Jun-14 11:49 PM

LagrangeAudio    Said...

From Oxford Dictionaries:

"Although the earliest use of fulsome (first recorded in the 13th century) was ‘generous or abundant’, this meaning is now regarded by some people as wrong. The correct meaning today is held to be ‘excessively complimentary or flattering’. However, the word is still often used in its original sense of ‘abundant’, especially in sentences such as she was fulsome in her praise for the people who organized it, and this use can give rise to ambiguity: for one speaker, fulsome praise may be a genuine compliment, whereas for others it will be interpreted as an insult."

In other words context. For they who take insult do not understand Nick's enduring appreciation of the chatroom and as such they can f--- off.

20-Jun-14 02:50 AM

Matthew Tanner    Said...

'When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.'

'The question is,' said Alice, 'whether you can make words mean so many different things.'

'The question is,' said Humpty Dumpty, 'which is to be master — that's all.'

20-Jun-14 06:13 AM

sonic ape    Said...

Fornicaaaaaaaaaaaate .com tishhhh

20-Jun-14 06:22 AM

Wildman    Said...


I thought it was a great show. The yard of strawberries and cream - that be a thousands pounds....great stuff!

20-Jun-14 10:06 AM

Jon F.    Said...

Perhaps fulsome off would be the proper response.

20-Jun-14 08:19 PM

Mikael    Said...

The AFX-auction was won by the Minecraft-creator ($46,300): http://www.factmag.com/2014/06/24/aphex-twins-caustic-window-test-pressing-bought-by-minecraft-creator-notch/

25-Jun-14 06:47 AM

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