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Patch In 36: Every Lightswitch Makes a Different Sound

In this episode, Max Tfirn stops by to talk about turning images into sound, electromagnetic mics, ambient noise jams, and carting all the gear to gigs. Plus news from NAMM, and Ben explains bitcrushing.

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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 4: Swarming Guthman

This month, Ben and Nate talk to Dr. Chet Udell about the Kickstarter for his eMersion controllers, the Margaret Guthman Competition, and an extended look at the amazing stuff announced at NAMM. Also, AVID gets delisted from the NASDAQ, and Nate tackles waveforms.
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