Podcast: Sonic TALK120 - All Aboard the Loveboat

More new Macs, Vince Clarke, Energy-XT DAW, Felt Synths      05/03/09

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56:3 mins
This week, we're on a bit of a diet with a smaller and yet still perfectly formed panel consisting of Rich Hilton back from the Caribbean where he's doing a bit of luxury studio design, now back into the swing of things with Nile Rodgers where he pilots the studio, also Dave Spiers who's spent the morning lugging heavy items of gear around to make room for the new Chamberlin four manual and other tasty goodies for his studio. After a quick mention of the new Macs and the i7 processor, we play a burst of the them from the Loveboat in honour of PJ Tracy who's enjoying a late honeymoon on a cruise. Then we start out with a Vince Clarke interview in UK free paper Metro, a quick chat about the international public unveiling of the Roland V-Piano in Bristol, next we discuss the Energy-XT small footprint DAW for Mac/PC and Linux and what a good DAW should be. Then we come clean about our most unwise or disappointing studio purchase, then we put on our thinking caps to try and help out Portishead figure out how to sell their music in the future, the Pul(SEW)iidth felt synths and finally this week's tumbleweed moment is instigated by Nick when we attempt to discuss the Andre Michelle AS3 flash Karplus Strong guitar synth. Remember you can follow us on Twitter - the handle sonicnick Remember... Join Us Live!
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6 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
Marc JX8P    Said...

Well, I really enjoyed the show again! Any special plans for show 125?

05-Mar-09 03:24 PM

Nick B    Said...

Marc, glad you did - no special plans - maybe 150 we might!

05-Mar-09 03:56 PM

DBM    Said...

Regarding FW800 ...It is backwards compatible with 400 just get a cable with a 800 end and 400 end .

06-Mar-09 02:37 AM

CV!    Said...

I've been listening since podcast 41, and even went back to listen to all the previous ones, I wish youd did 2 a week! I noticed this week that Rich's voice and accent remind me a lot of Arthur Baker, see "The Shape of Things That Hum - Roland TR-808" video mon youtube for an example.

07-Mar-09 11:05 PM

DPtronics    Said...

Tony Levin used a Moog Source with King Crimson on the Three of a Perfect Pair Tour. I had one for a while but it would over heat or something. When I moved from Southern California to Washington State it work great in the basement where it was cooler.

11-Mar-09 04:43 AM

hiltonius    Said...

@CV - hopefully it's not the lawn guyland accent i struggle mightily to hide

@DPtronics - i guess that's what they mean when they refer to "underground synths"

11-Mar-09 07:46 AM

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