Podcast: Sonic TALK131 - Tap Tempo Changed Everything

Mechanicals, virtuals, models and WolframAlpha      28/05/09

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59:24 mins
Back to our usual time this week, with my two guests, both from the other side of the pond in the form of PJ Tracy EMMY winning composer and musician from Minneapolis, and Rich Hilton - keyboard player with disco legends Chic and co worker with Nile Rodgers. We start with a couple of mechanical oddities from the Mobius Strip music box, and the bizarre mechanical drum machine from James Taylor, we then move on to the Synplant - an organic instrument from Sonic Charge, Lady GAGA introduces the Virus Ti use in pop and also which instruments are currently dominating music, a quick chat about the Dragon MIDI controller and the ChineeSheng 3000 year old party instrument kicks off a discussion about the art of modeling and sampled instruments in general. Lastly we look at the WolframAlpha search engine and then Rich tells us all about his new M-Audio Axiom Pro. Show Sponsors
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7 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
Frank    Said...

Take a look at http://tones.wolfram.com for algorithmic music !

28-May-09 08:02 AM

Greg66666    Said...

Lady Gaga is pretty big here. Just Dance and Poker Face both went No. 1 on Billboard. Leno introduced her doing Just Dance. American Idol had her with Poker Face. She's a hate her or love her artist here. I think her techno is a little primitive but it's catchy.

28-May-09 11:16 AM

Marc JX8P    Said...

Enjoyed the podcast, pretty interesting bit about sampling/modelling and emulating acoustic instruments!

28-May-09 12:40 PM

Andre    Said...

Nick, you are officially my hero! The Waldorf Attack track you made is insane!

28-May-09 06:57 PM

mmz    Said...

Guys, the Blofeld Keyboard is also freaking sweet too, I like it better than my Virus TI. Well built too.

28-May-09 10:50 PM

www.soundclick.com/GuruOne    Said...

I agree Andre... I forgot to mention it

Pretty darn good for a 10min job.... my standard approach, also... haha



29-May-09 01:06 AM

Nick B    Said...

I've yet to try out a Blofeld I'd really like to but I guess the review window has passed.

Glad you liked the demo, Synplant is really quite inspiring.

29-May-09 03:43 AM

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