Podcast: Sonic TALK 316 - Whack and Woo

Mangleverb, Hartmann Neuron,Hey Jude, Mic museum      06/06/13

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73:7 mins

Guests

Rich Hilton - Chic and Nile Rodger's studio guy

As Bill Withers famously wrote its "Just the Two of Us" this week - we start with Audio Damage's Mangleverb plugin, then on to the Hartmann Neuron which has just been re-issued as a free VST, The Beatles Hey Jude recording sessions lead to some interesting talk of studios, and the Mic Museum in Millwaukee continues the theme.

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16 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
moss    Said...

Hi Nick, could you please check why the MP3 download is always broken? Thanks!

06-Jun-13 04:09 AM


Nick    Said...

Hi, sorry, operator error - should be working now

06-Jun-13 04:52 AM


moss    Said...

Thanks!

06-Jun-13 05:12 AM


gridsleep    Said...

Good luck getting a Neuron. There are only about 150 of them left. I just had to sell mine for rent money. I don't think I will ever recover fully. Still not feeling quite right.

06-Jun-13 07:20 AM


gridsleep    Said...

I don't know about the Mac version VS being given away now, but in using a PC VS, I find everything is mouse movable except for the joysticks which don't react. In the MIDI spec there are many reserved CC codes, some of which I am suspecting are in charge of the joysticks on screen. I need to experiment further. And no, with regard to your speculation, I don't think there are any Nukes in a warehouse anywhere.

06-Jun-13 07:27 AM


gridsleep    Said...

You wondered about George Martin being called "Al." John is calling him "HAL" after the computer in 2001:A Space Odyssey, which had just premiered that summer.

06-Jun-13 08:24 AM


gridsleep    Said...

Just out of curiosity, what is that behind Rich Hilton against the wall? I thought it might be a Q or a Wave or an Oberheim of some kind or a Korg but I can't identify it.

06-Jun-13 09:01 AM


hiltonius    Said...

that is a Touch Digital impOscar2 controller.

06-Jun-13 09:44 AM


woodster77    Said...

its a hradware controller for Gforce Imposcar 2

06-Jun-13 09:45 AM


hiltonius    Said...

telefunken m260

http://www.telefunken-elektroakustik.com/products/show_product.php?item=2

06-Jun-13 10:08 AM


gridsleep    Said...

Thanks for the replies about the impOSCar 2. I just identified it myself (the bit OSC visible over his shoulder was a clue, of course.)

06-Jun-13 11:53 AM


cammy    Said...

Been a a great podcast Rich hardley ever says anything, but this time :D

06-Jun-13 04:47 PM


Dastardly    Said...

I once sampled a demon.

Long story, but my brother in law is a journalist who went to Philadephia to cover a story about a house plagued by poltergeists. While there, his dictophone was left in an empty room set to voice-activate and it recorded these all demonic gutteral rantings.

Seeing as the 'dark side' had gone to the trouble to get in touch, it seemed rude not to put it on a dub-step track.

Unfortunately, out of context, it sounded less Satanic, more like someone being sick in a bin, so it never made it to the final mix.

That's show-business.

07-Jun-13 07:10 AM


Randall    Said...

Sword versus a Music Stand:

I was doing sound design work for a project, and we had a number of "things" at our disposal to sample: goose-neck microphone holder, various toys, etc. And then there was the Arabian Style sword that was used for plays at a nearby theater. It had some interesting sounds when I bent and flicked it, but in the booth in front of me, we had a music stand, and I guess the primal instinct to start chopping just took over! The metallic "clangs," "scrapes," and subtle taps that ensued were recorded and then put into Native Instruments' Kontakt for further manipulation; what resulted was an interesting percussion kit and a pretty awesome synth pad made from the sword scrapes.

07-Jun-13 02:17 PM


KingVidiot    Said...

It's a toss up between: 1. recording all sorts of body sounds through a mic rigged to a stethoscope and using the processed sounds for SciFi/ambient music purposes. 2. Recording animals in various states of mating or pre-mating vocalization and tweaking for scary Halloween sound FX.

12-Jun-13 08:36 AM


KingVidiot    Said...

By the way, those were exotic animals at the zoo, not house pets. :-)

12-Jun-13 08:37 AM


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