Andrew Kilpatrick Interview (Kilpatrick Audio)

andrew-kilpatrick-audio-eurorack-modular-synthesizerThe latest episode of the Art + Music + Technology podcast is an interview with Andrew Kilpatrick, right, of electronics manufacturer Kilpatrick Audio.

Kilpatrick Audio is known for making modules in the Eurorack format and also in their own 4U Kilpatrick Format.

“One of the most important things to me is making real things,” notes Kilpatrick at his site. “I like things I can hold in my hand. I like things that feel well-made. I like to dream up an idea for a device and then just build it and try it.”  Continue reading

Andreas Schneider Interview – A Visit To SchneidersLaden In Berlin

Sonic State’s roving reporter Edd Butterworth visited SchneidersLaden in Berlin – one of the world’s great synth stores – and met owner Andreas Schneider.

In this video interview, Schneider shares his thoughts on synthesizers and gives a tour of some of the great gear available at SchneidersLaden.  Continue reading

Roger Troutman (Zapp) On The Talk Box

This video captures a 1987 Video Soul interview with Roger Troutman of the Zapp Band.

The discussion focuses on Troutman’s use of synthesizers with a ‘talk box’ or ‘voice box’.

The talk box is an effects pedal that basically plays whatever sound you feed into it through a plastic tube that you put into your mouth. This directs the sound of your instrument into your mouth, so that you can ‘speak’ using the sound of any instrument.

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Music In The Age of Democratization, With Ableton’s Gerhard Behles & Coldcut’s Matt Black

As part of Berlin’s recent Social Media Week, Peter Kirn, editor of createdigitalmusic.com hosted this conversation with Matt Black (Ninjatune founder and member of A/V group Coldcut), and Gerhard Behles, (CEO of Ableton and former member of Monolake).

Behles and Black are both technologists and musicans, and the hour+ discussion delves into the intended and unintended consequences of today’s music technologies.  Continue reading