Podcast: Sonic TALK058 - Reason 4, Nuendo 4, Fab Four

Rap is dead, inspiration matters, Tenori-On      06/09/07

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56:11 mins
TALK058 finally gets recorded in the new Sonic Towers office, where its still a bit echoey and you can hear the occasional hammering from the continuing work on the building. That doesn't stop my guests from speaking their minds, and what a collection of them we have: Gforce Software Dave Spiers, Rich Hilton from the Chic camp, Noneric from Digitalmusician and MusoTalk.de, PJ Tracy - musician and studio owner from Minneapolis and finally Mark Tinley - sound artist and experienced boffin whos work with Nick Rhodes keeps him on his toes. As I fight off my woolly head, Noneric brings us news of Reason 4, Nuendo 4, we talk of Tenori-On, then move on to the massive slump in Rap sales, the Struggling Musicians Toolkit and associated resources including Jamstudio.com. What do you do for inspiration? East West's Fab Four sample library, then I get some group therapy for my mid-life crisis - thanks guys - group hug! 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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Ian Webster Krakli Software    Said...

I find these podcasts really, really interesting and await each new one with eager anticipation. This episode appears very very slow to download though, is there any reason for that?

06-Sep-07 04:28 PM

Marc JX8P    Said...

Once again, highly entertaining! I found it kind of interesting though that in the 'age-related-impulse-buys' section none of you wanted to go for a really expensive musical item such as a vintage Moog Modular or something like that! :-) Then again, that's work-related...

07-Sep-07 02:51 AM

Nick    Said...

Ian, not sure why it was slow to download - we have had a lot of traffic in the last 24hrs what with the Tenori-On video n stuff

07-Sep-07 08:32 AM

Ryan    Said...

Rap and Hip Hop hasn't died at all. I would just say that it has moved into the clubs (more so than the past) and become a singles (rather than album) culture for the most part. Not very many Taleb's and Common's out there to furnish a quality album. So if I would say anything substantial about it-- people are treating it like a dance music. They buy a song or two or rip a song or two instead of wasting money on the 11 other songs on "rapper X's" mostly filler CD. And everyone in the rap and hip-hop game knows this and they concentrate on one or two songs at a time rather than an entire album

07-Sep-07 04:41 PM

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