Podcast: Sonic TALK - 051 Why Dont Women Want To?

Work in the studio that is, broken drum machine software and more      21/06/07

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41:47 mins
I'm not sure how one should feel when you enter your fifties, but I dont think I feel any different. However, the schools out fever has rather got to me although I'm not officially on holiday until July 2nd, this it the last broadcast until after the holidays. We should be back around July 19th, all being well. Firstly, I'd like to apologize for the sound quality this week, for some reason, after I installed the latest Skype for Mac, the line quality dropped significantly on participants 4+5 - that being NonEric and Dave Spiers, after much hanging up and recalling, we couldnt solve it so I am sorry, but thems the breaks.. And so, on to this weeks guests: Noneric from Digitalmusician.net and Musotalk.de turns off his aircon to keep the noise down, Dave Spiers is back in GForce software HQ, PJ Tracy is walking on air after his recent night with Hiromi (he went to her gig) and Mark Tinley is in Intel bliss (sort of) with the arival of his spanking new 17 inch CoreDuo MacBook Pro. And Remember, You can still WIN A YAMAHA MM6 Mini MO
That's right, to help us celebrate last weeks 50th, Yamaha UK donated an MM6 Mini Mo, worth $699.95/£355.99 UK - wow!
So, to win yours, either listen to the podcast in it's entirety for the question and the answer, or go to this MM6 competition page.. This week we discuss Marks new laptop and the lost plugins, Broken Drum Machine, how come there aren't many women in the studio or in technical roles? Let your keyring open the door and keep you germ free, Nick enjoys Punkdisco and the White Stripes, Mark finds a man on a jet-powered shopping bike. 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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Tronam    Said...

For running DX only plugins within a VST only host (such as Cubase4), there's a slick freeware DX-VST shell utility that can be downloaded here:


It lets you wrap the DX plug so that it loads as a VST. Might be worth checking out.

22-Jun-07 04:18 PM

Marc JX8P    Said...

Thanks for another great season of podcasts! Enjoy your holidays!

23-Jun-07 07:30 AM

velocipede    Said...

Thanks for another interesting show.

I want to make a clarification about Carbon Copy Cloner and the upgrade from PPC to Intel. CCC is a great program but it cannot be used to clone a boot disc from a PPC Mac to be used on an Intel Mac. From the web site: "Until Apple provides a Universal OS that is capable of booting both architectures, do not clone a PowerPC Mac to an Intel Mac or vice versa."

I just switched from a G5 iMac (and a decapitated 667 (666?) G4 Powerbook) to an MB. I have had to reauthorize some programs after using Migration Assistant, but I've experienced the same thing using CCC. Some software seems to check the CPU and/or the HD as a part of copy protection, so reauthorization may be unavoidable. Dave might be able to explain protection schemes that do this.

Keep the great podcasts coming. Aaron (PS: Perhaps you could find some women in the industry to join your panel?)

23-Jun-07 03:59 PM

P.J. Tracy    Said...

Thanks for the info on the DX wrapper! This will be mighty handy.

25-Jun-07 03:11 PM

Marc JX8P    Said...

Hi PJ, thanks for telling us about Hiromi. Amazing, what a talent! And always great to see a musician really enjoy playing.

26-Jun-07 11:44 AM

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