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 34: Music For Normal People?

In this episode Nate and guest-host Dave talk to host-guest Ben about his album Concrete Oasis and its titular piece, a seven movement look at urban decay and. Plus, the arrival of Dorico, a smaller Linnstrument, and Dave takes on the 2 Minute Challenge.

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Patch In 33: See Through Those Excessive GUIs

In this episode, Joo Won Park stops by to talk about no-input mixers, building a powerful/low-budget audio rig, and programming in SuperCollider and Faust. MaxMSP updates MPE support (which Ben explains in the 2MC). And Ben may have released an album…

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  • In this episode, Joo Won Park stops by to talk about no-input mixers, building a powerful/low-budget audio rig, and programming in SuperCollider and Faust.
  • We discuss his pieces Large Intestine for no input mixer and computer and Singaporean Crosswalk for laptop ensemble.
  • Also, we chat about his CMS Article about composing music on computers on a low budget!
  • Ableton has expanded the list of Link compatible apps for iOS AND desktop including Reason 9, Max/MSP, and Serato DJ – letting you sync your performances with your friends. And they’ve released the API and SDK on GitHub.
  • Some sad news; we lost synth pioneer Don Buchla on September 14th.
  • MaxMSP updates MPE support (which Ben explains in the 2MC).
  • And Ben may have released a CD… that may be on Bandcamp CDBaby GooglePlay iTunes and Spotify among others.
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Patch In 32: That High-Pass Lonesome Sound

In this episode, Ben and Nate talk with composer, luthier, and pedal tinkerer Dave Watkins about the Dulcitar, building your own instruments, improving and looping, ballet, and becoming an accidental VJ. Plus news, and Nate explains noise reduction.

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Patch In 31: My Chaos is Playing the Blues

In this episode, Jj Kidder talks with Ben and Nate about modular synths, modeling chaos, feedback loops, and improvising with a chaotic system. Plus product news, and Ben attempts to explain antialiasing oscillators.

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Patch In 30: Dogcoder

In this episode, Joe Plazak drops by to talk about music cognition, its implications for electro-acoustic (and just acoustic) music, listener normalization, and the… well… dogcoder. Plus, new Radiohead, AVID gets desperate, and Nate explains impedance.

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  • Joe Plazak drops by to talk about music cognition, its implications for electro-acoustic (and just acoustic) music, listener normalization, and the… well… dogcoder.
  • New Moog App!
  • Radiohead’s new album is great!
  • AVID has released Sibelius 8.3 and is offering a grace period for their annual subscription plan.
  • Nate talks about impedance for this 2MC.
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