Podcast: Sonic TALK - 074 Hand-held Mergers and McLove

Roland/Cakewalk, Gibson/TC, more handheld recorders, Mac Stuff      07/02/08

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SONIC TALK 074 - Back in the groove after NAMM we're joined by Mark Tinley sound artist and long time collaborator with Nick Rhodes, Chic band member and Nile Rogers' main man Richard Hilton, PJ Tracy composer and man about Minneapolis, Dave Spiers from GForce Software - makers of fine software musical instruments. This week we talk of mergers and acquisitions, in the light of Roland taking a majority share in Cakewalk, Gibson and TC Electronic announcing a merger and of course Microsoft's bid for Yahoo, Helicon technology gets a look-in along the way, followed by Novation's Nocturn controller, Inside Synthesis, our latest IPTV series on FM synthesis and FM generally, then a bit of a Mac-fest with the new Airbook and Mainstage in use. Finally we finish up with Rich having good things to say about the new Apple keyboard - of the QWERTY kind. 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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myspace/akaono    Said...

Hi here is the DX programmer Dave was talking about

Jellinghaus DX Programmer


07-Feb-08 05:37 AM

RedWalks    Said...

Hey Nick

I was looking this up also -but s.o. was faster ;-) Can you imagine - it was a nice piece of gear at the size of an oberheim xpander meaning bigger than the DX7 !!! Also pls check: http://web.quick.cz/a.tom.x/dx/dx-prgmr.jpg

Nice pod again btw, Cya,Red !

07-Feb-08 03:51 PM

Marc JX8P    Said...

Very entertaining podcast, as usual. Concerning mainstage and the options on pc, I'm not too familiar with mainstage but it would seem that NI's Kore 2 would be a good option. I've been tinkering a lot with it lately and it really is amazingly flexible in creating all kinds of setups for live situations, including VSTi's, VST's, all kinds of midi-modifiers, midi players, step sequencers and arpeggiators. I'm currently writing a small review for it on the Kara Moon music forum: http://www.kara-moon.com/forum/index.php?topic=1440.0.

07-Feb-08 05:51 PM

clay    Said...


great podcast (as usual)! Another very good pc vst-host for playing live is brainspawns forte. (www.brainspawn.com).

08-Feb-08 10:25 AM

P.J. Tracy    Said...

Thank you for the suggestions guys, I will look more closely at these options.

08-Feb-08 12:09 PM

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