Podcast: Sonic TALK167 - The Bladerunner Test

Vangelis sound-a-likes, keyboard drumming, recording hi-hats and MTV      04/03/10

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SONIC TALK 167 - LIVE

A bumper crop of attendees this week, firstly we have Dave Robinson - editor of Pro Sound News Europe, just back from touring soccer stadiums in South Africa, Mark Tinley - sound artist and creative thinker,  Dave Spiers - co-founder of GForce Software,  PJ Tracy  - emmy winning composer from Minneapolis and Rich Hilton award-winning  producer, engineer and player from Nile Rodger's studio.

Synths a plenty in the first topic of the day  - the Vangelis Bladerunner soundtrack and its miriad of emulations, then we're on to the inexplicably popular keyboard drum solo video from DavieMeShow, a talk about recording real hi-hats - remember them? Finally we lament and discuss MTVs loss of the Music Television part of it's title.
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    Greg66666    Said...

    I don't know how popular the United States Public Broadasting Series (PBS) "Cosmos" was in Britain, but don't forget Vangelis had some music spots, i.e., "Heaven and Hell", that were very signature, although he didn't compose specifically for the series

    04-Mar-10 02:48 PM


    mysticradio    Said...

    INSTEAD of IVORY and Muse Receptor 2 ......... give this a try. More affordable OPENLABS SOUNDSLATE one rackspace receotpr type thing but you can to recording etc....Muse tends to have problems running certain applications. YOu might want to consider NATIVE INSTRUMENTS new ipiano called ALICIA'S KEYS..... Alicia Keys recorded her new album on this soft piano and she has a REAL grand in her studio and liked this better........... give it a listen chaps.

    04-Mar-10 04:34 PM


    KiwiSteve    Said...

    What was Dave's Example done on again? Was that the Imposcar? If so I think I need to buy the Imposcar. Loved the sound he did.. Would live to know actually what settings he used. I missed the name of the instrument?

    04-Mar-10 05:48 PM


    KiwiSteve    Said...

    PJ.. re your question re Ivory on Muse Receptor..

    Have you checked out http://www.plugorama.com/customer/product.php?productid=566

    04-Mar-10 06:00 PM


    P.J. Tracy    Said...

    Thank you to those who gave advice with my live Ivory rig.

    I have been in contact with both Muse and Synthogy, and was convinved by both that the new standard Receptor 2, 2.6GHZ dual core with 4G of RAM, will cut it. So I have purchased one. I will let everyone know how it goes.

    Cheers

    05-Mar-10 10:01 AM


    madmax    Said...

    MTV was going away from music as far back as the late 90's.

    My opinion of MTV dropped sharply when somehow PJ's Jeremy beat PG's Digging in the Dirt for video of the year.

    05-Mar-10 07:59 PM


    Rapscallion    Said...

    mmmm souvlaki....

    07-Mar-10 10:49 AM


    Mattedj    Said...

    Thanks for the show. Have to concur with Nick, I like what Eddie Vangelis does with the movie thing (although he is an egomaniac, but that's part of the charm). Those synths are the iconic sounds of my childhood. Those are the types of epic sounds that turned me on to synth in the first place. BTW, I believe Dave Spears was ussing Imposcar II for his demo.

    09-Mar-10 01:31 PM


    Mattedj    Said...

    Thanks for the show. Have to concur with Nick, I like what Eddie Vangelis does with the movie thing (although he is an egomaniac, but that's part of the charm). Those synths are the iconic sounds of my childhood. Those are the types of epic sounds that turned me on to synth in the first place. BTW, I believe Dave Spears was ussing Imposcar II for his demo.

    09-Mar-10 01:31 PM


    Carlos Sánchez "sanchiavedraz"    Said...

    Thanks again for such a great podcast. I think Blade Runner soundtrack is one of the most visionary and signature soundscapes ever composed and performed for a film, and it fits perfectly into its (even today) futuristic atmosphere, concept and wonderful art design. By the way, I'm glad you are interested and said those things about open source software (OS and music apps). I sent a message (a month ago) through the site's contact form related to open source music software, and a proposal about. Kindest regards.

    12-Mar-10 02:17 AM


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