Podcast: Sonic TALK114 - Post NAMM Post Mortem 2009

The panel discusses several of the major releases from the show      23/01/09

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Sonic TALK 114
Firstly, apologies to those who were waiting on Weds at our usual recording time, but my flight back from LA was delayed by 24hrs, which meant I was actually in the air at the time of the scheduled show - these things happen. An engine fault apparently... But still, we managed to gather a team to discuss the just finished Winter NAMM show in sunny Anaheim - and it was sunny. This week Dave Spiers from GForce Software joins me after the launch of the new impOSCar 2 - thoroughly worth checking out btw, Rich Hilton from Nile Rodger's studio and Chic band-member and Emmy winning composer PJ Tracy from Minneapolis too. There is no script, we just talk about the highlights of the 2009 NAMM show in Anaheim CA. Ableton's Live 8 release gets a lot of props as does their collaboration with Akai for the APC40 controller. Native Instruments Maschine gets some of us excited, Spectrasonics steal the show again with some hot new updates - 2000 patches for Omnisphere, Trillian - the much awaited Trilogy update and RMX 1.7 with some crazy time and groove functions. There's too much to mention here, so go ahead and take a listen. I'd also like to extend a warm welcome our new show sponsors, Roland UK - thanks for your support. Remember... Join Us Live!
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steve from Saskatchewan    Said...


Have you heard about 4Front's True Piano vst? It's 50meg, and from what I understand uses sampling for the first few ms of attack, and then physical modelling after that...

At 50meg per piano, it replaced my akoustic piano and bosendorfer280 that I used previously...

23-Jan-09 03:09 PM

Marc JX8P    Said...

Cool podcast, I'm very impressed that you managed to get it done so quickly after arriving back from NAMM, wasn't expecting it this week!

23-Jan-09 06:39 PM

RedWalks    Said...

Hey Nick !

...better 24h late than some emergency watering of the flight on the river thames! ;-) But even without the pod going it was fun chatting to some regulars. I didn`t know ur running a comedy show over here but to everyone I recommend the Akai videos - the presenter is hillarious doing maths - check it !!!

Cya,Red !

24-Jan-09 05:54 AM

hiltonius    Said...

thanks so much, steve. i'm going to check out True PIano.

24-Jan-09 07:43 AM

buzzer    Said...

how could you have missed this:



26-Jan-09 09:04 AM

Nick B    Said...

Yeah, I'm sorry not have got this, but we can only do what is humanly possible, and to be fair that first link also shows that Synthtopia missed it too :-)

26-Jan-09 03:50 PM

Steve from Saskatchewan    Said...

and PJ, before you make the move to Live8, you might want to check out this thread: http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=240364&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

It's all about how recording anything into Live with monitoring turned out introduces unavoidable delay... I love Live myself, but this is a problem for many...

28-Jan-09 09:24 AM

P.J.    Said...

Thanks Steve. Once upon a time...I was a Digi PTs user, I think for tracking, some editing and mixing, I might likely migrate back to the fold. However, alot of what I do involves VIs and the odd overdub. If the MIDI tools have matured in Live 8, I think it would serve about 85% of my current need.

We shall see.

29-Jan-09 05:03 PM

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