Podcast: Sonic TALK 078 - Play it Again BIll

MIDI 2.0, Voice to chords, how do Apple get away with it?      05/03/08

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41:21 mins
SONIC TALK 078 - It up a little early due to the fact that we're one week before the Musik Messe in Frankfurt Germany (March 12th-15th 2008) but we still have unfinished business from last episode. Amidst a world of circumstantial and technical difficulties, we soldier through with my guests. First up is Noneric from MusoTalk.de and the voice of reason from Berlin, PJ Tracy from Minneapolis, whos so busy he needs another 23hrs a day, lastly Dave Spiers from GForceSoftware.com. Thoughts go out to Mr Rich Hilton who's suffering from a touch of back trouble and Mark Tinley who's eyes are on the mend. This week, we revisit a couple of topics from last week due to some additional correspondence - MIDI 2.0 is on the way and Shane King sends us an Ultravox inspired track to check out. We then move on to the rather amazing Microsoft MySong technology which allows you to sing in a melody then have the computer suggest the supporting chord - and tweak. We ponder why Apple can get away with some of their rather monopolistic behaviour and then we're done. 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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Ryan a.k.a Trus1te    Said...

Hello! I happen to have a song in production at the moment...

I am running:

ER-1 MKII (FX Drums) ESX-1 MKII (Tr-808 Samples+Saw Bass) PolyEvolver (Custom Patch "Alien Strings) JP-8000 (Custom Classic SuperSaw)

FL Studio 6 for midi arrangement

This is all running through a Behringer Eurorack (bleh) and monitored with a pair of Wharfedale 8.1's.

Let me know if you're interested at all.

I do breakbeats

05-Mar-08 08:30 PM

Ian Webster (Krakli Software)    Said...

Another great show, well done for battling through the technical probs.

I was interested in hearing your experience with something sounding 'better' when noise was added. one of my more recent VSTis S3 has a tunable noise oscillator and although it becomes an obvious sound with the level turned up, at really low levels it adds a certain something to the sound. I believe that our nervous system becomes intrigued when it is aware of a sound that is 'not quite there'. Purity is not always attractive to us, it seems.

06-Mar-08 07:12 AM

Marc JX8P    Said...

Nice podcast again, shame there'll be none next week but I'm looking forward to the Messe videos!

06-Mar-08 01:29 PM

Richard Hilton    Said...

i've missed you guys while i've been mending, and very much appreciate the kind thoughts.

very much looking forward to resuming participation in the podcasts....

best, Rich

08-Mar-08 08:36 AM

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