Podcast: Sonic TALK103 - Stinky Macs, Stinky Mics

New Apple laptops, Omnisphere, Soundcloud.com, Electronic Music history      16/10/08

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45:16 mins
Another LIVE show, the first of many. And I'm back on track with the recording - thanks to all of you who resisted the temptation to give me endless amounts of stick - i did deserve it of course. This week you'll be pleased to know that I have managed to successfully capture the words of my guests, who are: Noneric from the top German music production site MusoTalk.de, Rich Hilton - who works side-by-side with Nile Rodgers and plays in Chic, Dave Spiers - GForce Software's arch sound master and synth expert, PJ Tracy - hot pianist, studio owner and composer and finally Mark Tinley sound artist and musician. This week Mark is excited about his new iPhone app RJDJ which does seem pretty nifty, we then talk of the new Apple laptop range which seems to have omitted musicians and video producers from it's possible customer base by the exclusion of FireWire on the Mac Books and only FW800 on the MBPros, we touch on the panels experiences with the new Spectrasonics Omnisphere mega instrument, then we take a look at the new SoundCloud.com audio sharing and distribution service, then we touch on the new Metallica album which has been mastered too loud and results in poor MP3 encoding and other issues, the Tone Generation series from Ian Helliwell is up next, then it's smelly Mac Pros and other stinky equipment to end the show on a low note. 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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9 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
www.soundclick.com/GuruOne    Said...

I thought you would have yer work cut out for ya in the editing this wk.... BUT ...

Ya nailed it.... Nice job.... You could be a PRO :) hehe



16-Oct-08 06:20 AM

nick B    Said...

Yeah I was pleased with the way we all sounded much more fluent and in control :-)

16-Oct-08 09:13 AM

madmax    Said...

This is actually off-topic, so don't get mad.

Am I the only one who has noticed that recently A LOT of the press releases have gone out with spelling and/or grammatical errors? I know it's not Nick & crew's fault, since the same errors will show up at Harmony Central. Both sites just copy and paste what they are sent(though I wish they would clean things up before uploading them).

It is stressed that when creating a resume, to avoid these errors at all cost, since they are considered unprofessional. I would assume this also applies to written items from a company. It does reflect negatively on a company when their press releases have errors.

16-Oct-08 10:21 AM

www.soundclick.com/GuruOne    Said...

COMMENT of the millenium!!!

ROFLMAO.... Grammar FTW

ps. Dodgey Dave, I know u read this.... so.... next time we wanna actually hear you on the podcast, instead of slackin' down the back of the class.... haha

16-Oct-08 10:29 AM

Bjarne D.    Said...

Didn't the new MB Pros come with some sort of extension for FW400?

17-Oct-08 01:29 AM

Marc JX8P    Said...

Once again an enjoyable podcast! MM: good point about the grammar & spelling errors. After all, language is not unlike music: if you get notes and rhythm accents in the wrong places they would stand out and sound unprofessional too!

17-Oct-08 03:28 AM

Dood    Said...

I'm a huge fan of the podcasts, but the website needs a major overhall. It has gotten tangled up and knotted, and looks very dated. So much potantial is not been met.

21-Oct-08 04:54 PM

Mike    Said...

With Omnisphere at 50+ GB is sounds I am wondering how much of this will actually be used by a typical user. I am thinking about the guitarist with the effects device with 400 presets but only uses 8 presets

22-Oct-08 07:49 AM

Benedict Johnson http://www.myspace.com/weaponexmusic    Said...

Soundcloud looks awesome - I've been saying for a long time that I wish myspace would allow you to jukebox through band-page tracks, or make a custom radio station or something. This seems like a right step in that direction.

and FYI - my mac smells beautiful (because I bath it daily in sweet smelling creams and oils) (although it would smell beautiful anyway). I don't know anyone who has expressed a positive opinion about the new notebook range.

22-Oct-08 09:15 PM

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