Podcast: Sonic TALK - 048 - Sweaty Trackpad

Underrated synths, Reason 4? A $10k fantasy      31/05/07

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A strange coincidence this week that both our Stateside participants are in the middle of studio refurbishment - Rich Hilton is overseeing the refit of Nile Rodgers facility and PJ Tracy has just acquired some new hardware. As for us UK residents, Mark Tinley gives us a sneak preview of his new podcast and GFORCE Software's Dave Spiers keeps us on our toes with news (nearly) of the Minimonsta UB. Much of this weeks show is spent in reminiscence mode, with a healthy chunk devoted to the most underrated synths, Reason 4 beta, the science of quantize, Steinberg's Virtual band plug-ins, $10k to spend on music gear and Nick embarrasses himself with Shannon. Remember... Do Call Us We’ve set up a Skype account for people to leave comments (which may be played on subsequent episodes) or requests to be considered for a part on the show. You can contact using the Skype handle 'sonictalk' or if you want to use the phone, our number in the US is:

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beej    Said...

Yes! Props for all the Casio CZ talk!

The CZ-101 is the one "emulation" I really want on my computer.

PD synthesis isn't hard to implement, and PlastiCZ and Zebra2 both can do eaxctly the CZ-type PD character, but a sysex-compatible "official" soft CZ, with some topmodern is my one big want left.

I knew and programmed my old CZ-101 inside out and have hundreds of my own patches (and thousands of others), and it was a surprisingly flexible machine (polyphony limitations and non-velocity-sensitivity aside).

Somebody - please license and do a soft Soft CZone - pleeeease!!

31-May-07 08:50 AM

Nick    Said...

Good idea, there must be one around the corner surely?

BTW, I did see a great set of vids omn the Korg Mono/Poly from Mark Doty here:


31-May-07 10:00 AM

Mark T    Said...

While we are on the subject can I have a Casio FZ soft sampler, a soft K2000 (but not K2500) and can they be AU so I can use them in LOGIC please :-)

BTW - I went back and downloaded the latest Reason and got bored before I got as far as the 20 minute limitation on the demo...

I should try Reaktor again though...

See you next week...

01-Jun-07 05:06 PM

Mark T    Said...

Being a man who notices patterns and detail, I just noticed something weird - my Captcha code was "c z r" - isn't that a little bit of a coincidence?

01-Jun-07 05:08 PM

Radar23    Said...

I just love the ESQ-1..... using the ESQ-M (rack esq-1)on the road at the moment something different from all the Nord leads and microkorgs that everyone here in Perth (Aus) seem to use.

Keep up the good word lads, fantastic and informative broadcasts.

15-Aug-07 03:56 AM

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