Composers Ben Fuhrman and Nate Bliton get together each month to talk about the latest in electronic music. Digital, analog, fixed media, interactive, they've got it all. They interview composers, performers, coders, hackers, programmers, and scholars. They'll even show you some of their own work. And don't forget the two-minute challenge, in which one of them explains a particular technical aspect of electronic music in just 120 seconds.

Patch In 45: This thing did this stuff

In this episode, Christopher Jette stops by to talk about his work with sonification, dancers, installations, and lasers… and also about working in the Maxlab at CCRMA. Dorico 2 is discussed, and Ben attempts to explain how theremins work.

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Patch In 44: Talking Into a Head

In this episode, Becky Brown stops by to talk about writing personal pieces, using anxiety as a performance technique, creating motives related to text, and ASMR. Plus, FL Studio Turns 20, Moog announces the Grandmother, and Nate explains magnetic tape.

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Patch In 43: Build Each Frame by Hand

In this episode, Ben and Nate talk with Lyn Goeringer about making skulls into microphones, collaborating with other coders, live looping of audio and video, and using the theremin as a control. Plus news and Ben’s brief history of the Eurorack.

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Patch In 42: A Show About Shows

In this episode, Ben and Nate talk with Rob McClure about composing, teaching in the US and China, podcasting, DAWs, and Audio Spraygun. Plus, Gibson kills Cakewalk and Ben explains tuning and temperament.

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Patch In 41: It’s Not Just a Note

In this episode, Ben and Nate talk with Michael Pounds about sensors, live versus fixed media pieces, and electroacoustic “fussiness.” Plus, news and updates, and Nate explains proximity sensors.

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  • In this episode, Ben and Nate talk with Michael Pounds (here are his soundcloud and vimeo accounts) about sensors, live versus fixed media pieces, and electroacoustic “fussiness.”
  • Reason 10 has been announced!
  • The latest Dorico update brings a graphical chord editor along other nice features.
  • Try VCVRack, a free and opensource rack emulator based on Mutable Instruments modules.
  • And Apple’s latest version of Mac OS, High Sierra is out (upgrade with caution).
  • For the 2MC, Nate explains proximity sensors.
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