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 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

Robert Rich Interview On The Art + Music + Technology Podcast

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASynthesist Robert Rich is featured on the latest episode of the Art + Music + Technology podcast.

Rich has been releasing electronic music for over thirty years, with an extensive discography of over thirty solo albums and collaborations.

“I interviewed Robert Rich,” notes host Darwin Grosse, “and we ended up wheeling into some pretty cool areas – especially in regards to how he approaches music creation, and how he works in instrumental music without getting bogged down in undesirable labeling.” Continue reading

Technology In Music, With Trevor Horn, Thomas Dolby & Dave Tyler

The latest Nokia Connects Live podcast takes a look at Technology In Music.

The production is a bit cheesy, but the episode features:

  • Trevor Horn: legendary record producer of Frankie Goes to Hollywood, ABC and Art of Noise fame
  • Thomas Dolby: Synth pop pioneer and the man behind the software that makes your handset ring
  • Dave Tyler from Avid (Pro Tools software)

The Touch Sound Podcast

The latest episode of the Touch Sound Podcast – an audio podcast that looks at mobile music making – is now available.

You can listen to the podcasts through the embed above, via the podcast’s site or you can subscribe to the podcast by adding this URL to your podcast client app:


Free Music Friday – The Adjective Noun: ExperimentalNoiseCast

Experimental Noise CastThe Adjective Noun: ExperimentalNoiseCast is a weekly Experimental Electronic audio podcast music show.

Each week listeners are treated to a LIVE and ORIGINAL audio set by Audio/Visual Performance Artist, Jadis Mercado; aka The Adjective Noun.

New episodes are available every Friday night,  9:00pm GMT (21:00 UTC).

You can preview a recent episode of the Experimental Noise Cast below.

To subscribe to the podcast and get automatic downloads of new episodes, use one of these podcast feed URLs:

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iRig Mic + VocaLive At Winter NAMM 2011

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IK Multimedia introduced iRig Mic, a condenser hand-held microphone designed for iOS devices and VocaLive, a vocal effects app, at the 2011 NAMM Show.

C.J. Pierce of Drowning Pool and IK Multimedia’s Starr Ackerman show you what you can do with IK’s 2 new releases iRig and VocaLive and then proceed to simulate a bad drug tip with VocaLive’s voice effects.

VocaLive will have a suite of 5 dedicated real-time vocal effects (pitch correction, choir harmonizer, voice doubler, vocal morpher and de-esser) plus 7 effects tailored to vocal processing (reverb, EQ, compressor, delay, envelope filter, chorus, phazer) that can be combined on a 3-processor vocal rig chain.

Psytrance Top 10 Podcast

Free Music Friday: The Psytrance Top 10 Podcast is a weekly podcast featuring podcaster Grover Reed III’s favorite psytrance tracks:

The purpose of me doing this podcast is to share my love of psytrance with everyone. I live in the Bronx, NY. From the first psytrance album I heard was “Converting Vegetarians” by Infected Mushroom and I was instantly hooked. I started researching different artist and the rest is history.

I am open to new artist. That’s what this podcast is essentially about. Having a gateway to give and receive past and present psytrance tunes. I also listen to trance, progressive trance, and uplifting trance. My favorite artist are Judge Jules, Andy Blueman, and GMS.

You can preview the Pystrance Top 10 Podcast below. Details at podomatic.

The Ember Music Podcast

Free Music Friday: This just came in via our new Submit A Story page: The Ember Music Podcast is the first in a series of regular podcasts that will highlight the ambient and electronic musicians of the Ember Music label.

In the first episode, embedded above, learn more about the background and creative processes of Savaran, MobiusB, Kurt Lorenz and Slaphappy Mortician and hear a track by each.

Check out the Ember Music Podcast and leave a comment with your thoughts! Continue reading