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 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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Patch In 29: Ooh SHINY!

In this episode, Linda Antas talks about sonifying GPS data, coding in multiple (sometimes complementary) languages, composing by hiking, and macro-photography of small and shiny objects. Ben and Nate mourn Pd-Extended, and Ben explains noise gates.

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Patch In 28: Great Little Book Club

In this episode, Ben and Nate talk with Anthony Marasco about hardware hacking, microcontrollers, blowing students’ minds, and the possibility of a Patch In book club. Plus news and information, and Nate explains convolution in the 2 Minute Challenge.

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Patch In 27: Black Book

In this episode, Ben and Nate talk with Per Bloland about composing an opera, virtual 8-stringed guitars, magnets (and how they make pianos work!), modernism, and your Norwegian grandmother’s spellbook. Plus news, and Ben explains Control Voltage.

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