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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 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 23: Visiting Coolville

In this episode, Mark Phillips drops in between concerts at the Electro-Acoustic Barn Dance to talk about composing with KYMA, interactive works, and composing for pretty much everything at once. Plus, the death of a legendary synth, and Ben explains ADSR.

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Patch In 15: The Rules Break Themselves

In a very special episode of Patch In, Ben and Nate talk with David Cope, creator of EMI and Emily Howell, the two composing AIs that he created, style, the nature of musical creativity, and breaking the rules. Also, NAMM, and Ben explains noise.

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  • In a very special episode of Patch In, Ben and Nate talk with David Cope, creator of EMI and Emily Howell, the two composing AIs that he created, style, the nature of musical creativity, and breaking the rules.
  • NAMM has been showcasing some killer products, here’s some highlights.
    • Keith McMillen has introduced the K-Mix – a programmable mixer/controller/8×10 interface (96k, 24bit), with built in effects and a FREAKING SURROUND ENCODER FOR $600!
    • Moog is building a number of modular synths! If you have tons of money and space, they sound amazing.
    • Speaking of Moog, they’ve released an update to the Theremini firmware allowing for advanced mode.
    • Want a thunderbolt interface? Checkout Focusrite‘s new Clarett range! They’ve also updated their RED plugins for AAX format – free for existing, registered users.
    • ProTools 12 is coming. It includes cloud storage and collaboration tools (for a fee), a new purchase model similar to Max/MSP (buy outright, or yearly or monthly licenses). They’re also plugging the AVID marketplace as a way to share tracks, get collaborators to lay down other instruments, buy plugins, and sell your work. They’re also introducing a new, FREE version, ProTools First – more on that when we get more info.
    • Teenage Engineering, makers of the super cool OP-1 synth have three new synths for sale in their Pocket Operator series – unlike their big brother, they’re actually affordable. Synthtopia has a great write up on them.
  • In this month’s 2-minute challenge, Ben makes some noise about, well, noise.
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Patch In 7: Use It Wrong!

This month, Eric Honour joins us to discuss teaching “audio for x,” groove in modern music, using your gear wrong, and ritualistic beer drinking. We also touch on iConnectMIDI4+, Csound, FCC net neutrality, music for video games and much, much more!
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