Podcast: Sonic TALK 067 -Dead Seagate Drives

Liquid Lunch, Liquid Mix, quantizing, Tenori-On and Kaossillator      29/11/07

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SONIC TALK 067 - Our American friends have digested their five -course turkey dinners and settled down with a post prandial digestif. The Americans in question are Rich Hillton - back to work with Nile Rodgers and PJ Tracy Minniapolian musician and studio owner, and finally Mark Tinley joins the fray after his recent difficulties with Digidesign and Duran. Up for discussion this week are PJ's Focusrite LiquidMix, news of Seagate SATA 2.5 inch MacBook disc failure (check your version!) and associated backup routines, do you quantize? Norman Fiarbanks Tenori-On only album and finally the Korg Kaossillator and other nifty devices. 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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dzny    Said...

On my Mac, the Liquid Mix onscreen interface DOES update as you manipulate the hardware controller. Also the optional expansion card does NOT give you more channels at 44.1khz. My take on this product is that no matter whether it "nails" any given piece of gear, it's a superior (comparable to other high end plugins) sound and an excellent value. Compare to the cost of a loaded UAD-1 !

29-Nov-07 09:12 PM

P.J. Tracy    Said...

Good to know about the updating on the Mac. I want to, if his didn' come across in the show, say tha I LOVE the Liquid Mix. It is worth every penny!

30-Nov-07 01:53 AM

P.J. Tracy    Said...

There is something wrong with tthe T on my laptop!!

30-Nov-07 01:55 AM

dzny    Said...

PJ, be sure to try the Manley SLAM FET compressor (DUNK) before a limiter for mastering, and the "Huge Tube" (Manley Massive Passive) is also pretty miraculous - I've used the real thing and this shares it's extremely forgiving nature. Also, have you noticed the models respond to level changes much like real gear does? Finally, the DBX Blue models are also very nice. Enjoy!

03-Dec-07 11:19 AM

P.J. Tracy    Said...

The Manley replicas sound great! I love the fact that passively running a track through a model in the LM, sans lowering the threshold or boosting or cutting a filter, in many cases, imparts a sonic signature to your track. Much as it would in the hardware counterpart. This level of detail is often not offerd with other plugs.

Focusrite has done a good thing here. It will be interesting to see where they go with it.

03-Dec-07 09:39 PM

dzny    Said...

Wow, I haven't tried that at all, just passing signal thru without setting anything, although I do it all the time with hardware. Don't most native plugs literally do nothing in their vanilla state? Ah, the luxury of dedicated DSP.

04-Dec-07 12:41 AM

P.J. Tracy    Said...

It is my understatnding that this is an artifact of dynamic convolution. An impulse response was made of each of the hardware models in ALL concievable states, including nuetral knob configurations.

04-Dec-07 01:58 PM

RADAR    Said...

On the topic of little musical gadgets.. I would recommend the RogerLinn Adrenalinn v3.. It's simple drum patterns running through the filter, amp mods, delays add up to hours of beat munching fun. I have mine pluged into the home hifi, so when wifey is not watching the tele I can bang out some filter FX'd beats. the adrenalinn is actually a guitar pedal, but I have never used for that, running it via an aux send for my synths using some feedback really add up to some great sonic maddness.

06-Dec-07 09:23 PM

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