Hanging Out With Audiophiles

Jamie Lidell

My name is Jamie Lidell and I'm gonna delve into the heady world of creating music in a modern studio, probe the depths of production, get tech crazy with mixing tricks, studio skills and equipment. I'll be joined by fellow musicians, engineers and all-round audiophiles who kindly share their tips, stories and ingenious insight from the bizarre world of music production.

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Hi Hope you're all well. Eat a lot and be thankful.  I'm down with that ! Here's a little pod to fill you guys in on the recording of my new LP. 2 days of pretty epic recording are done! How was it? well you'd best take a listen. 

Nov 25

19 min 36 sec

hi  Not a pod but a hallo. A Rrrrreally quick mind dump from me to you about my new LP and it's progress. It's the reason I've been absent from pod life for a while and I will be back soon but in the meantime I hope this goes someway to clarifying the butter of my world to you all.  Hope you're funky !

Nov 17

24 min 50 sec

Alex Bilo made the BTS mega smash hit Butter as part of a crack writing team. A song that spent weeks and weeks at the Billboard number 1 spot. Just huge. HUGE! Hear how it went down from a man I'm happy to say is my friend.  Yep it’s rare I’m friendly with such big writers but we go way back now.. Ah how the time flies! Alex came up working with many badasses before he hit it big Here’s some links to his old school crew: Scott Jacoby  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Jacoby_(producer) Kevin Rudolf https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Rudolf Jimmy_Douglass https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Douglass YES! Welcome hit maker Alex Bilo!  ____ No nitty this time! First time in 90 shows. Yep, it's a short pod this one. Hope you enjoy the brief look behind curtain. I'm making a new LP so I need my hours guys. Back to full speed in Dec. _____ Thanks to Distrokid for the kind sponsorship :) Get your music steaming in minutes! Take advantage of the savings HOWA offers ya! Use this 30% off code http://distrokid.com/vip/lidell

Oct 12

1 hr 24 min

Stimming joins the pod for a hearty, autumnal, philosophical ramble which I found most fulfilling (actually we spoke in the summer but the falling leaves around here are turning my sense of time) He's been producing quality textural groovers for a long time and his new Album LUDWIG has just taken flight and he's certainly stretching himself to new astral spaces. Highly recommended! He says of this new album process: “I was making a living from dance music for such a long time, and during the last years I came to the point where I said to myself, ‘man you are hiding so much of your own horizon” He's a funny and honest chap that has found his voice in the noisy world of house and "outer" house. The mastery of sound is spot on. Dynamic, patient, immerse, harmonically rich. Many adjectives apply :) Welcome to the pod Stimming! Nitty 89 is dedicated to maffez synthmods who is a wonderfully talented modder and builder in Austria who turned my RD8 into a WAY more interesting machine. This nitty is an attempt to SING drum patterns using audio loopers and envelope followers to create control tracks and it works rather well! Music for the show comes from kaudog ! here are the pertinent links ► Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kaudog ► Twitter: https://twitter.com/kaudoggg ► SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/kaudog +++++ Also, not forgetting those STIMMING LINKS Twits Gram Tube Stimming Reviews (a must) Telekom electronic beats TV now the creators of that content make stuff under a new banner Sense music and Media This episode is sponsored by Distrokid "Your music steaming in minutes!" Take advantage of the savings HOWA offers ya! Use this 30% off code http://distrokid.com/vip/lidell

Sep 9

2 hr 12 min

I was very happy to catch up with Erick Elliott aka Erick Arc Elliott or Erick the Architect, a Renaissance man par excellence. He's a prolific and talented musician and producer and is arguably best known for his work in his band Flatbush Zombies but as you will find out he’s so much more than a musician at this point. He's not afraid to move into new and uncharted territory and I must admit it was his twitch channel (link here ) that made me an instant fan. It's so well done, his presence on the station is so infectious and the show runs like a wildly creative leap into a kaleidoscopic universe complete with tearaway videos, performances, downright silliness and you get the sense that this guy has an endless tap open on his creative stream. We get into all that. The music, the come-up, harnessing the strength of being different, how to deal with self doubt and to have the courage of your conviction. We get into his collabs with James Blake and much more. It gives me great pleasure to welcome on the show Erick the Architect. Link to his site here Nitty sees me hitting sustain on the voice and piano artificially using Melodyne. Good fun Music for the show comes from Fish Go Deep - This Bit of Earth https://fishgodeep.bandcamp.com/album/this-bit-of-earth Bonus links! I mention the excellent mylarmelodies interview with Gareth Jones and Daniel miller. Find it here Tchad Blake mix with the masters is here

Aug 21

1 hr 45 min

Who is that Ned? Well for one thing  He is one of the very best players of the game of Ableton! A sharp witted and rooted fellow. He makes a lot of rather good, anarchic and playful music that can be found on his  bandcamp under the name Rude_NHS look at titles like "flocks of pigeons making noises that sound like old women agreeing with each other" cheeky rascal! that's Ned but he's also got his seriousness and an absolute level of badassssssery that you hear in his youtube drops, the man knows how to play the ! out of a gtr and a key and a bass and a drum. He is well versed in "traditional" music as well as immersed in the new school digital possibilities. welcom!e yep NED RUSH for more info about this very talented man click here He was kind enough to share a very tasty ableton set of his for you all to check. Open this if you've a copy of live and take look around. Just bonkers right?  download for ff f f  FREE>> _______ Nitty 87 is part 2 of the Neumann KU100 Head sessions. This time it's all in an empty garage with paint pots, clap impulses, major doofs and the joy of processed binaural sound! ______   Thanks to STILLALIVE for the excellent show music!! so intense. I love it.  Here's a link to all of his work. click it !!!  ____ This episode is sponsored by Distrokid  "Your music steaming in minutes!" Take advantage of the savings HOWA offers ya! Use this 30% off code http://distrokid.com/vip/lidell    

Aug 5

1 hr 35 min

So great to catch up with my friend and old band mate Cristian Vogel on the show! The way I met Cristian was pretty unlikely and pretty fantastic I have to say. Basically back in around 1995 I was making music with Subhead alongside Jason Leach and Phil Wells and thanks to those guys I became aware of so much incredible music mostly from Detroit and Chicago but not exclusively as there were some wildcard artists that always caught my attention more than any others, none more so than the wonky magic conjured by Cristian Vogel. I had heard that he lived in Brighton. So I had this great idea to just go to there and meet him!  I hopped on the train and went to an outdoor festival that was happening that day in the city and as I walked around the place I stumbled on a lone Tresor bag lying in the grass. I knew Cristian was signed to Tresor and so I asked the lady that was sat next to it if she was Christian's sister. She was his girlfriend ! I mean WHAT are the chances? I soon met big C and we formed a fast friendship based on mutual respect (he had played Subhead 002 at the love parade and it was a big moment ! Small world ) and I joined him sharing a space to make music in Brighton where it became immediately obvious to me his approach was something completely new to me. First of all I’d never seen anyone make music with a tracker and I understood quickly that with his experience and skill he wouldn’t second-guess himself and instead would conjure his unique sound in minutes, tapping away wildly on his amiga keyboard. I realize I was in the presence of a truly unique musician and I owe him so much for all he showed me. He schooled me in the world of subtractive synthesis and taught me that it’s possible to interact with machines on the same level people interact with traditional instruments. His approach was always Orthodox and his choice of equipment unfamiliar to most myself included. We formed a band called super_collider that really stretched our skills and the technology of the time. Listening back to our first album Head-on it really was quite an achievement considering what we had . By that time we moved into a more robust studio with Orbital as our neighbors but the DAW was still primitive and we would use programs like macromedia deck 2 to complete our songs. I think it was limited to 8 tracks. We pushed that shit to the brink dealing with so many crashes it’s amazing we managed to finish anything. By 1999 I had moved To Berlin and shortly afterwards Cristian relocated to Barcelona. When we made our second album raw digits it was a tale of two cities and took considerable energy to complete. I had started to devote a lot of time to my solo career and super_collider  sadly came to an end. Not just because of that but you know… things change. Cristian kept making amazing music of course and he’s released a stack of incredible records and collaborations. At one point he created a band called “night of the brain” and kept making banging records for Tresor, Nova mute and his own Station 55 imprints to name a few. He also remixed Radiohead and Thom Yorke which still blows my mind. I got pretty heavily into Max MSP for my live shows and Cristian chose to master the Kyma system. He’s now one of the worlds experts in that paradigm and has created a whole host of extensions and applications for it which can be found on his never engine in labs website His recent album rebirth of wonky sees him Effortlessly weaving his textural skills with that unique funk of his to great effect. He’s never going to stop making music. He’s a true lifer and a searcher. One of the true pioneers of the underground that deserves much more credit than he’s received. I was very relieved that even after all this time apart, once the zoom call started and we got to talking it was like no time had passed and I hope you will enjoy as much as I did this catchup with my old friend and teacher. _NITTY I get into the 1st installment of the Binaural adventure with the Neumann head aka KU100. What an amazing mic it is! Thank you so much to my friend Vicente for letting me have a play with it ! Just incredible ! Alert ! Patreon sample pack gold level when you are part of the soul science crew. _SHOW MUSIC Music for the show is from a trio by the name of Sunjacket. Excellent stuff. Made the show such fun to put together as the songs are so well mixed and the skills are strong! Check them out here !! OTHER ME NEWS__ I'm singing on a new Mark Hawkins track called "Let it slide" THANKS_ Kind sponsorship come from Bitwig - version 4.0 of the software is really really powerful and well worth checking !! Link here Analog cases - they just made my trip to California an absolute pleasure! I’ve been waiting for these cases for years! Check them HERE and use HOWA15 on check out for 15% off!

Jul 20

2 hr 16 min

I'm so happy to have had a chance to chat with Bill Schnee about everything from the art of recording drums, to his opinions on truthful recording vs recording as a way to make a cartoon (all shall be revealed!) We get to talking about some of the legendary recordings he's made with Marvin Gaye and Whitney Houston . I mean CHILLS guys.. absolute CHILLS. Just hard to fathom the industry in those days and also hard to fathom the incredible level Bill was operating at. He has over 125 Gold and Platinum records and 50 top twenty singles, and is known as an engineer’s engineer. I'm very happy to say that he's written a new book. It's called Chairman at the Board and it's is an intimate, funny, and absorbing look at the music business by an insider who has recorded a host of the greatest musical artists of the last fifty years. find it here : ORDER NOW Here's a quote from another legend about this legend! Exercising the purely physical genius of a surgeon or dancer, Bill does recording, mixing, and producing extraordinarily well … maybe better than just about anyone else, living or dead. – GEORGE MASSENBURG link to chat with Andrew Scheps here What's new at Lidell HQ? Going on a trip to LA to see my friend Vicente and finally use the Neumann head! also... I was on podular modcast EP 158 other news... Notion took over Trello in the productivity efforts. Thanks to listener Simon Lane I'm deep in a Notion ocean. So far barely afloat but hey.. Deep dives seem to be my thing these days. I've had my U47s in for repair. Hard to imagine how they got so badly were soldered and wired inside at one time. Someone got them pretty mucky, luckily I've found Dave Wheeler at Nashville vintage audio Music for the show comes from NED RUSH! If you dont know him, he's a rather tremendous musician and unrivaled ableton teacher. This is a deep album and he's even made a more recent one. Check him on the bandcamp. His YouTube channel is ESSENTIAL viewing here NITTY see me dicing it up with a prob knob I get to Using the cirklon to make rendered audio cut in and out thing with prob on a knob. All shall become clear :) For anyone with a cirklon or wishing to learn about the box check this video ! EPIC and brief....well as brief as it can be at around 33 hours. The best cirklon videos out there without a doubt. splitradix demos aux events There's 2 kind sponsors on this show ANALOG CASES which make just brilliant and uber handy custom sized cases for your gear. FInd cases for over 70 different synths, drum machines, audio interfaces, and controllers. You can get super compact and lightweight zip-up cases, lightweight hard cases, all the way up to cases for full size synthesizers and controller keyboards.         Offer code HOWA15 gets you 15% off using at check out!!  Distrokid Your music steaming in minutes! Take advantage of the savings HOWA offers ya! Use this 30% off code http://distrokid.com/vip/lidell

Jun 25

1 hr 49 min

I’ve known this multi platinum renaissance man for some time now and I could tell, when we worked on the Lianne La Havas song “Green and Gold” that his skills went WAY beyond the technical. I can safely say that were it not for his expert manner in the room, that song never would have made it. Those are the kind of experiences that stay with you. It came as no surprise to later learn he’s worked on records by Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Mary J. Blige, Common, The Strokes, Robert Glasper, and Erykah Badu. Yep he’s rather nasty at mixing and producing. He’s also taken a large role in producing work by badass bands like Battles and Die Antwoord. We nerd dive into a wide pool of topics from coffee to the holiest of Mics.. He has one in his possession that has THE most incredible back story. Chris is a master of the studio both in terms of the precise and fast execution of the all important technical stuff to the refined and nuanced energy required to draw out the best in musicians. Needless to say I’m mightily chuffed to have him grace the show :) ______________ In the nitty I dive into the instant joys of the Expert Sleepers app called CROSSFADE LOOP SYNTH Absolutely wicked! Beardyman uses it heavily in his live shows and I can see why. It’s a very tasty thing indeed that lets you sample and move with no messing about. INSTANT!! It’s like a Casio SK1 on roids. Highly recommended ______________ Music from the show comes from YAW EVANS and this EP is right here! https://yawevans.bandcamp.com/releases ______________ Kind show sponsorship comes from Avid who make a little known app called PROTOOLS! woo. As I mention in the slot, I have made ALL 84 episodes in Protools and I’ll tell you why it’s still my fave :) Check this link to check out the software. You can now get Protools First to have a try and it’s absolutely FREE :) cant beat that. Other Links_____ Chris Tabron homepage - has a cool Spotify playlist of his work. Well worth a look. Plus you get to see his setup which is prime! https://christabron.com Listen to Chris on the excellent DW Fearn podcast also! Did I mention that I LOVE this pod ? ++++ I caught up with mylarmelodies recently on his ace pod which you can find here: Why we bleep with me ++++ In case you missed it here’s that Otari CV mod that’s now on order from Shawn Everett, Jonathan Rado and more! Hip. Otari 5050 cv video ++++ Other CV tape joy to be found here!! Hainbach got the nagra to varispeed under CV Nagratron    

Jun 8

1 hr 42 min

Hello! Ah yes, twas superb to catch up with the excellent Alessandro Cortini. He's someone that really connects with the soul of machines in a very rare way. He has a clear direction and opinion on so many crucial aspects of machine music, from the pure aesthetic tonal side of things to the way that individuality can be such a crucial asset in a world that's thirsty for original voices. We get into a lot of juicy topics and Alessandro is very open and clear with his advice and opinions which I hope you'll all get a lot from. I certainly did :) On with the links! Music: https://headlesshorsemanberlin.bandcamp.com/music Ah yes!! so so good and yes, I KNOW who the hidden horseman is... I can't say though.. sorry. ________ At the start of the show I get to talking about my song "A Rose" that's featured on the Andrew Huang 4 Producers series. Super fun watch that! check it out if you haven't such talent on there!a A rose BandCamp link: https://jamielidell.bandcamp.com/track/a-rose UAD chambers promo video with “A Rose” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niAcxT49EMM 4 PRODUCERS FLIP THE SAME SAMPLE: Jamie Lidell, Flux Pavilion, Laura Escudé, Recue https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JUNnmehy8k and now... Alessandro’s  LINK pool https://twitter.com/blindoldfreak https://www.instagram.com/alehan https://soundcloud.com/alessandrocortini BandCamp https://cortini.bandcamp.com New album upcoming on MUTE records http://mute.com/mute/alessandro-cortini-announces-new-album-scuro-chiaroMusic: https://headlesshorsemanberlin.bandcamp.com/music ________ Kind sponsorship comes from distrokid. Your music steaming in minutes! Take advantage of the savings HOWA offers ya! Use this 30% off code http://distrokid.com/vip/lidell            

May 25

2 hr 8 min

HEY! did you join the patreon yet? I’d be most grateful if you’d consider it! I’m adding loads of sounds and goodies so hop on if you’re a fan of the show! https://www.patreon.com/HOWA and now LETS GET ON WITH THE SHOW! ___________ BOYS NOIZE speaks! I’ve been wanting to chat with Alex for AGES, all we needed was a nice long lock down to make it possible ! He’s a wonderful prolific musician who’s made a bunch great records alone AND remixed some monsters like Depeche Mode, Daft Punk, David Lynch and tons more. He’s collaborated with my pal Chilly Gonzales, an unknown artist called Skrillex, Hudson Hohawke, Spank Rock and recently even lady Gaga. Wild!! In this chat we get deep into the truth behind all this making. Come and get the real info here.  This episode is arguably a very long nitty and it's dedicated to the makers of the heavy jams who want to know how it's actually done. This is a deep and heady chat with one of the masters of the banger.  Yup!  I get into a phase in the nitty but not THAT kind.  Music comes from Andy Rivas check it out here: https://andyrivas.bandcamp.com Thank you to the wonderful hologram electronics for their kind show sponsorship. The microcosm pedal is wild!! Check it ! https://www.hologramelectronics.com    

Apr 27

2 hr 1 min

HEY! did you join the patreon yet? I’d be most grateful if you’d consider it! I’m adding loads of sounds and goodies so hop on if you’re a fan of the show! https://www.patreon.com/HOWA and now LETS GET ON WITH THE SHOW! _____ Please welcome six time Grammy nominated record producer, music mixer and programmer, song writer, song doctor, sonic architect and explorer Damian Taylor! He’s worked with a hugely talented array of artists like Bjork (in the studio and on stage), The Prodigy, The Killers, Arcade Fire, UNKLE, TR/ST, Odette, The Temper Trap, City of the Sun, and much more Recently Damian has become a compelling teacher and spreader of interdisciplinary ideas and facilitates this with live streams from his studio on his Twitch channel, through conversations, events, and courses on the community network and education platform The Complete Producer Network, and via my newly launched YouTube channel. Check it!! BTWI was introduced to Damian by my good friend Dana Wachs which explains how our conversation begins :) ______ Nitty is a two part affair. I worked super hard on a video nitty which explains some of the work I'm doing with new modified Otari 4 track reel to reel. The deck has been CV modded by - love magnet electronics and added pitch control and erase head on/off per track. So powerful. If you didnt check the viddy nitty! Here it is. The sonic nitty in the episode explores the missing link of flange under Cv control. flllllaaaannnngggggeeeeee. ______ Music for this episode comes once more from the rather excellent platzwave ! Check this link for his new release on bandcamp. Super good! ______ Kind sponsorship comes from distrokid. Your music steaming in minutes! Take advantage of the savings HOWA offers ya! Use this 30% off code http://distrokid.com/vip/lidell _______ Happy to say that this episode is ALSO sponsored by one of the very best US retail stores for eurorack and extended sonic adventures. Who might that be ? It’s Perfect Circuit !! So much of my modular is from them and I love working with them. Good folks! https://www.perfectcircuit.com other links : best digital audio repair in the world- piscine tokyo https://www.facebook.com/piscineatokyo/ If you dont know this man. you need to!  ned rush- beer drinker and live master. Excellent teacher. Love his stuff! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIbbeIvZgBiXikUJaYWXTcQ

Apr 1

1 hr 59 min

ATOM™ is fluent in many languages Spoken and musical He's not afraid of collisions, especially of musical stereotypes Hes been filed under: Electronic music, postmodern music, glitch, IDM, Latin dance, techno, experimental, easy listening electrolatino, electrogospel, and aciton music. Ack ! He's much more than a bunch of labels. One particularly fascinating record to me was his 1998 LP - Pop Artificial where he used a vocal techique to create characters from his own voice that still to this day sound super unique. I was always curious about that. Uwe talks to me about how it was REALLY done. I suddenly felt slightly ill trying to imagine the task at hand It’s really quite mind boggling! Sonic secrets revealed! We chat a little about lock down life in Chile, the forced home studio and discoveries resulting from that sudden change You may know his as Atom TM, Atom Heart, Señor Coconut or Uwe He is all of them. Please welcome them all to Hanging out with Audiophiles _____________ NITTY is an exploration of a brand new instrument from the masters of synth design MAKE NOISE!  It's a superb machine called STREGA and a collb with the badass that is alessandro cortini  LINKS ______________ HEY! did you join the HOWA patreon yet? I’d be most grateful if you’d consider it! I’m adding loads of sounds and goodies all the time so hop on if you’re a fan of the show! You will for example get the FRESH new sounds from the MAKE NOISE STREGA (soul science level) https://www.patreon.com/HOWA ______________________ MUSIC for todays show is from - how to use this manual https://howtousethismanual.bandcamp.com/album/the-wards ______________________ Huge thanks to Jake Aron for his immense help with the interview sound retrieval! Heavy lifting. Contact him NOW for mixing and production. Hes awesome.  https://www.jakearon.net NEW sound pack from me and Jimmy Edgar available at Splice.com called IN LIVING 808https://splice.com/sounds/splice/jamielidell-jimmyedgar ______ Kind sponsorship comes from distrokid. Your music steaming in minutes! Take advantage of the savings HOWA offers ya! Use this 30% off code http://distrokid.com/vip/lidell    

Feb 26

2 hr 9 min

  A huge Multi welcome to the multi multi talent that is Jack Garratt! He's a tremendous player and  musician/man that's well  aware of his mental health and how it all effects the outcome of the art.  Love thyself people. Love and dancing. There’s much merriment in this convo alongside some real talk. Hope you enjoy :) Was a treat to finally catch up with this gent! Here’s some Jack Links for ya. HOME  INSTA  TWITTER  ____________ Music for the show comes from Brendan Bosworth. He used a bunch of sounds available on the HOWA patreon. So good! LINKs: INSTA  SOUNDCLOUD  ____________ In the Nitty I get into exploring a take on vocal techniques discussed in EP79 with Atom™ regarding vocal morphing and manipulation. I turn myself into a … well ...  you’ll hear. ____________ Kind sponsorship comes from SOYUZ microphones. They make tremendous equipment as endorsed by Nigel Godrich! Say no more. I run the flagship 017 model thro its paces and I loved it so much I had to get one. It’s now my go to mic for the pod :) Check the line of offerings here: https://soyuzmicrophones.com

Feb 26

2 hr 8 min

Kieran Hebden is one of the most uniquely talented UK electronic artists working today. He’s produced a wonderful stack of LPS and a remixed some of the best, from Aphex to Radiohead to Jamie Lidell. He’s walked an unconventional path but the seemingly strange choices of gear and methods he’s landed on are all very much considered. He is literally building a physical line of records that will stand as his legacy and that’s at the forefront of his thinking. There’s this drive to be finishing music and finding ways to keep inspired and making the whole thing feel free and live. He finds an amazing balance in his work between meticulousness and chaos. The collaborations with Jazz legend Steve Reid in particular showed how live electronics could be just that. LIVE! Messy, ever changing and satisfyingly intense. Unsurprisingly, he works best outside the traditional music making spaces, favouring his home and small, manageable setups over the monster rooms. Minimal amount of gear but huge amounts of vinyl!!!! We toured the states in 2005. I was opening for Kieran and it was a hell of a run. I’ve very fond memories of that time. He’s a super smart and warm man that is the only person I know that plays cool edit like a violin. Please welcome onto hanging out with audiophiles Four Tet! ______________ Music on the show comes from Colin Fry. Find his music here. Kams on Metr music. Find the goodies here! METR MUSIC Website  |  Soundcloud  |  Bandcamp ______________ In the nitty I delve in the beautifully noisy needlescape that can be made with the Gakken toy record maker ! Lots of fun but I fried mine somehow though power issues. This nitty was the last time it shall be heard. Shame. I was just getting the hang of it. Here’s a link if you fancy building one (instructions in Japanese ______________ Special thanks to Jake Aron for this tremendous help getting the interview sounding good and building a new vocal chain. I love the changes. Love Jake! If you need mix/production work he’s your guy. So talented and great to work with Find him here jakearon.net ______________ Thank you also to the show sponsors Spectrasonics Makers of SERIOUS soft synth magic! Check them out! https://www.spectrasonics.net Check these ace YouTube sessions to see the quality and the sheer playing! It’s wild KEYSCAPE TRILIAN 1.5 So good! HAPPY HOLS TO ALL OF YOU!!    

Jan 27

2 hr 23 min

Hello!! Please join me on the patreon https://www.patreon.com/HOWA My Guest is unquestionably one of the grandfathers of Hip Hop. Please Welcome, the Visionary Inventor of music making instruments that have truly stood the test of time. Dave Rossum Maker of the SP-1200, Emulator samplers, Proteus, Assimil8or And Whatever next? It’s a true pleasure to chat with such a brilliant mind and generous, warm soul that has given us so much.   Nitty sees an alias of mine getting gritty with a tin lid and slowing the hand prints of Hainbach many octaves. It’s true.   How about Something a little different? There’s 3 musicians on the pod! We have tracks from Juliaan music https://juliaan.bandcamp.com/album/analog-dancers-ep Lakeshouse https://soundcloud.com/paper-disco/sets/lakeshouse-folkemusikk-ep Tidal : https://tidal.com/browse/album/121389507 Marty Byrne Music http://www.martybyrnemusic.co.uk _______ Kind sponsorship comes from distrokid. Your music steaming in minutes! Take advantage of the savings HOWA offers ya! Use this 30% off code http://distrokid.com/vip/lidell

Dec 2020

1 hr 55 min

Gloves on! My guest on Ep 76 is the excellent Imogen Heap. She's a lady unafraid of asking some big WHYS. Like for example WHY does the record business have to look the same as It did in the time when physical records and label structures were the norm? WHY must the artist have to hire teams of people to negotiate complicated wiggly pathways of the old clunky industry that really ought to be simplified for the good of getting the art to the ear? Imogen has been so open and transparent in her career moves and it’s a lesson in the value of meaningful fan connection.  She found her own way to share music and was an early Advocate of cultivating a caring and engaged Internet community and it’s paid dividends! She keeps the doors to her process open and welcomes fans to get involved with the process of her making. She looks at her real life makes changes to fit shifting priorities at home. She’s highly adaptable, highly talented and very down to earth. No wonder she has so many supporters that get behind her wild, pioneering visions. We get to chatting about a very important and exciting project “the creative passport” thats going to be available to try in Beta this month of nov 2020.  The future as a simpler place.  I say bring it on. Check it out! here’s the link (in the Showwwww notesss!) https://www.creativepassport.net __________ Music for the show comes from the wild experiments of Mr Max/MSP Tom Hall. Good stuff ! All music is selected from a new EP - bestowed-order-on-chaos .. CHECK IT OOOT. https://tomhall.bandcamp.com/album/bestowed-order-on-chaos _________ Kind show sponsorship comes from splice.com who are providing a VAST library of sounds for royalty free use. It's not all hip hop as I demo at the top of the show! All the foley was found from simple searches. Everything from the Babbling Brook to heftiest 808s can be found upon splice in seconds. Wild modern tech! I use it all the time. No need to look for that pesky missing piece anymore. If you can search it, you’ll likely find it :)              

Nov 2020

1 hr 31 min

My guest, Heba Kadry is a superb Mastering engineer now based in her brand new mastering facility in Brooklyn, NY.  She’s super busy so I’m really thankful she spared me some time to chat about her new room and some wild insights into the world of the mastering professional in 2020. She’s worked with SO many talented people like Bjork, Slowdive, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Deerhunter, Beach House, Cate Le Bon, Alex G, Battles, John Maus, serpentwithfeet, Blonde Redhead, Diamanda Galás, Lightning Bolt, Black Lips, Lucy Dacus, Cass McCombs, Princess Nokia and The Mars Volta to name a few. In addition to mastering original soundtracks for films such as “Midsommar”, ” Jackie” (Oscar-nominated for best original score in 2017), “Paterson” and “The Dead Don’t Die”.   Check the discography and bio for full background.   _______ Nitty 75 sees me making a max for live patch called “Dose of Clap” which aims to make available the Simmons Claptrap in modern form. It controls the playback of samples in a unique way that randomizes and spreads in time. it’s available to my patrons so hop on if you’re not on the good train. YES!!!  Join my NEW Patreon for hanging out with audiophiles :) Get samples every 2 weeks, behind the scenes action, max for live patches… and searchable nittys as an inspirational audiobook in 75 chapters as it were. Plus you really help me out directly with some cash!  Having a crew I can talk to for feedback and to directly share new ideas and music is the business! Let’s hang.  https://www.patreon.com/HOWA Links Kind sponsorship comes again from distrokid:  click here for a TASTY 30% OFF deal exclusive to the show ! https://distrokid.com/vip/lidell ____________________ Music for EP75 comes from an EP called “Feet Of Clay” by Cephas Teom. It’s coming from a new label check the links! Really good stuff! METR MUSIC Website  |  Soundcloud  |  Bandcamp    

Oct 2020

2 hr 9 min

Super chuffed to have Oliver on the show! Such a big fan of the man. We’ve had a chance to make a track together called “Charisma” What struck me was the musicality and speed of the guys. Now Oliver is one. Vaughn Oliver. A true badass that has been making amazing tracks for ages and now some of the most useful and successful splice sample packs. There are now Two “Power tools” packs. Here’s a link to the second that I was chatting about with him in the show: Oliver power tools 2  In the intro segment I mention my collaboration with the terrific folks at Sounds of Saving for world mental health day. To quote them "Music has been clinically proven to have a positive impact on mental health. The right song can affect our psychobiological stress system and create feelings of motivation, happiness and relaxation.We think the world should know that music can fight mental illness." Hers’a link to my cover of Sly stone of “Thank You” cover  Music on the show comes from the ace Platz wave  Music linked here  Nitty 74 sees me demoing my latest modular synth creation - the Sergio 4 voice poly synth made with serge oscillators and very handy doepfer poly modules During the segment I mentioned my fave max for live device. Grab it! So cheap, so good! It's called Chordimist  Also the essential Div kid ocht - https://divkidvideo.com/modules/ Kind sponsorship for the episode comes from Splice.com   When you use the promo code audiophiles100 you get a month of Sounds 100 and it's valid until the end of November. 

Oct 2020

1 hr 51 min

Welcome to HOWA, the accomplished fellow Dana Nielsen who has been working with Rick Rubin for ages as a mix/engineer guru and has worked recently with everyone from Bob Dylan, Billy Corgan to Neil Young, DRAM and more..   Music for the show comes from Speck of Dust who's new LP is up on bandcamp here :)   In the nitty I get into a comparison of the new S2400 which is a modern take on the classic EMU SP1200 which I own. I put them head to head. Old school/ new school challenge.    Kind sponsorship comes from distokid click here for a 30% discount that HOWA listeners are eligible for ! 

Oct 2020

1 hr 52 min

  Welcome to EP 72 where I’m joined by Olivier Alary and Berlin-based composer Johannes Malfatti as we discuss the making of their new collaborative album ‘u,i’  A remarkably timely release that strikes a powerful resonance with our recently heightened experiences of connection and isolation under pandemic conditions. ‘u, i ’ was recorded over VOIP (voice over internet protocol), using the technology as both creative tool and conceptual frame.  Fascinated by the way technology materializes memory, and by “the sound of its failure, pushed to its limits and breaking apart”, they suggest that their sound here “might be described as ‘Hauntological music 2.0’, as it has a certain ghostly melancholia and foregrounds an awareness of the medium transforming what you hear.” Release date for u,i is 25th Sep 2020 I trust you’ll follow this link the label to find out more :) https://130701.com/release/ui/ _________________ _ _. _. _.  _. _. _  Here's Olivier's Spotify playlist of contemporary music that he is into :) https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1QhfwekXCGuHVjQyiq0TOe?si=cQlrwPQ4T0y-tNiJYxa34Q ________________ _ _ _ _ Music in this episode comes from a returning badass “good glued barometer” He’s got a new EP to check out that you can listen to in the show.  It’s called “pedestrian-priority” and you can find it NOW NOW NOW! https://goodgluedbarometer.bandcamp.com/album/pedestrian-priority ____________. _.  _. _. _  In the nitty I try my hand at the low ways of the internet… Here’s that naughty bandwidth eating app! Network link conditioner lets you can explore the goodies in the bad call at will: https://nshipster.com/network-link-conditioner/ ___________ _  _ _ _. _.  Thank you to ADDAC systems for kind show sponsorship ! https://www.addacsystem.com ___________________                

Sep 2020

1 hr 32 min

  Dana and I have known each other for 15 years now which is a bizarre fact to me. Feels about right, although I have no idea how 15 years ought to feel. I have so many fond memories of hanging out with her on our many epic road trips where we’ve traveled from Spearfish Dakota to Osaka Japan, played massive festivals and dive bars galore. I’ve been really happy to see her musical project Vorhees come so far and you’ll hear in our chat about the huge array of different disciplines Dana Has taken on and the way that it all begins with a leap of faith and an admission that you know nothing when you start out. It reminds me of a great interview with David Bowie where he talks about the necessity to be in over your head when you start a creative project so that you’re not going through the motions. It’s great to be reminded that we all start this as absolute beginners but Dana and I have definitely put in our 10,000 hours though by now :-) it’s great to have her on the show.  Check all her excellent work here: 𝘄𝘄𝘄.𝘃𝗼𝗿𝗵𝗲𝗲𝘀𝗺𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰.𝗰𝗼𝗺  … In this episodes Nitty I will attempt to turn my humble acoustic guitar into a string ensemble and all for only four dollars!  Music for the show comes from REV One. Check him on bandcamp here : https://revone.bandcamp.com/album/patterns Kind sponsorship comes from distrokid.  For less than $20 a year you can upload your music to all The major streaming platforms with ease. It’s really a no brainer. https://distrokid.com    

Sep 2020

1 hr 22 min

NEWS FLASH. Jack Harris schooled Prince! He was a famous DJ in Minneapolis in the 60s when station KUXL was the only station playing R and B  It was a daytime station only run from a Motel! Prince would literally hang there as a 12 year old. Wild! Jack Harris also sang and had his own band, writing and releasing music on Chess Records where he’d hang out with Howlin Wolf and all those amazing artists! Just incredible to think of it.  He ALSO is an undeniable reason why I met my wife.  All shall be revealed!  Such a pleasure to invite this legend to the show! _______ Music for this EP70 comes from Becena (pronounced buh-see-na).  Support him here : https://becena.bandcamp.com/releases Wonderful stuff ______ In the nitty I get busy with the rare and magical box that is the Moog 16 channel vocoder. Immense sonic power that I run many vowels into and which provide 5 octave sample packs that I’ve packaged as 24 bit Kontakt instruments for the $10 Tier to get busy with. Every show yields a nice curated sample pack.  All the sounds are royalty free and you can get making with them. The $10 soul science level exists for the makers to make from my makings :) the cycle of make! _____ Yep, another fantastic company to buy from in 2020. BraVO Qubit  Thanks to QUBIT Electronix sponsoring the show :) https://www.qubitelectronix.com They Just recently they released “Surface” the super flexible multitimbral physical modeling voice.  Sounds like a wobbler. You know Ill be into it!

Aug 2020

56 min 4 sec

  Welcome back after this 2 month pause! To the news: I put out 3 new songs on an EP called 3 4 U that can be found on my Bandcamp page here https://jamielidell.bandcamp.com/album/3-4-u All money raised goes to Black Lives Matter so please dig deep and chip in if you can. To all of you that have already been generous enough to contribute, thank you!!!  I was on the fence about releasing this material as it’s very private but I now want all my art to be direct and belong to my life in as deep a way as possible. Maybe another positive of this time. There’s no need to hold back what’s eating you. Art can heal if it’s allowed to burn.   I wanted to read a quote from an article that found its way to my phone today. It’s written by a lawyer in New York by the name of TaLona Holbert. I find all of this to be self evident but also it’s very clear that remaining silent on matters of race in this time is unacceptable.  It’s not got anything to do with politics, it’s a matter of acknowledging racial inequality and not denying it. It’s a matter of justice and education. We can all do our part.  Talona says:   I believe that change is possible and that change is imminent. I am hopeful that someday, Black children will not need to be warned about Black inferiority and can move through life expecting and receiving the same opportunities as equally qualified white people. I hope that Black children can one day bask in the same innocence that white children have always enjoyed. I want Black children to see themselves reflected in textbooks, toys, everyday personal items and mainstream American culture and society.  Because they, too, are American. Black children should see streets, schools, buildings and bridges named after accomplished Black people whom they can admire. Black children should see a succession of American presidents that is as diverse as the American electorate.  They should see monuments and currency reflecting the many Black people who have contributed to our society.  And when future Black students are finally taught about anti-Blackness, Black inferiority, police brutality and racial injustice, it is my hope that those lessons are taught in the past tense.       My guest on the show is now an academy award winning writer. That’s a first! Well, actually.. Mark Ronson won that too for the Gaga song “Shallow” that they both wrote. So congrats also to you Mark!   Back to Andrew Wyatt. He is a solo artist and member of Miike Snow who’ve been at it for quite sometime. We’ve bumped into each other on the gigging circuit several times but I’ve never had a substantial chat with him. I really enjoyed the hang we had in his LA studio. What a wonderful creative zone it is. I recall a little while after this interview, sitting with Bobby, Haxan Cloak in a restaurant and he was telling me just how good a player Andrew is. I started following him on the gram and he’s been posting clips of himself at the piano. I just love the style he has. So much flavour. Makes sense to me now thinking of the way he writes and the harmonic and melodic world he lives in.  We talked a little about his chronology and music but also got good and lost down the side roads of philosophy. My kind of ramble! It gives me great pleasure to welcome to the pod this  accomplished master in the game. Andrew Wyatt   The Nitty in EP 69 is all about a dose of clap. Yeah. Make a hand, make many hands and make them clap. Electronically in this case. I attempt to make an 808 clap with machines from scratch.   Thank you to Josh Hogan and Ned Beckley for providing music from the show today. It all comes from their soundtrack to the movie “Below” Check the whole thing here it’s a great listen! https://lnkfi.re/VuC8ikOa   I now have a YouTube channel that has a few video nittys on it:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5ueWS6_eXAlWAHVBcecl8w   See you in a Bi (week nat month!)

Jul 2020

1 hr 57 min

Please welcome the one and only Lev Perrey to the show! This man is a serious badass.  He’s the Director of Product Management as Universal Audio which is a hell of a gig. He’s been intimately involved in development of the Apollo hardware and now the fantastic, fledgling DAW they called LUNA. This is something a little different for the show. It’s amazing to imagine what it REALLY takes to move the needle in the world of pro audio product development. No one can argue that’s exactly what UA have done. Fascinating man! ______________ I wanted to alert you to my appearance on the Luna After Hours YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI6pbsJw3ao I got into making a spontaneous bit of music in Luna live on stream. Good rush! ---------------- I was happy to also be a part of a new “Isolation Choir” free expansion for the fantastic G-Force software Mtron plugin. They put my voice in the machine! Good rush :) https://www.gforcesoftware.com _____________ Music for this Episode comes from  Joseph Holiday and his project  Snakes of Russia Tracks featured are all from his new EP  “At home with Lions” https://www.instagram.com/snakesofrussia https://open.spotify.com/artist/3gXvuz9NcnlvCFwXVyblhc?si=Ix6H4DbVRhmmO8xB-dwnog __________ Big news for me is….. Video nitty 2 is here! I really went deep on this  It’s called the sound of one hand drumming And it’s my attempt to play a real drum kit with a theremin.  Yep.. theremin to bounce convertor Here’s a strange hacked down bit of audio from that production for you! Please go and check it out on the hanging out with audiophiles YouTube channel https://youtu.be/Mn0Va3Kqoko _____ Thank you to Universal Audio for kind show sponsorship ! Check out Luna! https://www.uaudio.com

Apr 2020

1 hr 21 min

My guest is a master of the dark arts.  A minimalist with a big sound.  A pioneer and a deeply clever chap. He’s an audio visual mash man that’s got tasty taste. A rare combo! Some may be aware of the music master mind that is William Fields but to those of you that don’t know him he’s very much needing to be on your radar. I got into a small side road ramble whilst in conversation with Richard Devine on EP 57 and we were talking about limitations in eurorack for sequencing and how he wanted to get into using a computer with algorithmic composition tools to vastly expand the possibilities. I asked him if there was anyone out there making any listenable algorithmic shit and he told me of William Fields and the rest is history. Get over to Williams FieldsOS page on band camp NOW! There’s 24 tracks up there that are.. get this. 59 mins long EACH . WTF? https://williamfields.bandcamp.com/album/fieldsos Long form expert explorations of a style.  One is called Footwork, another UK Garage and then there's the fantastically bonkers Unconstrained. It’s mind boggling stuff and I wanted to know what the hell was going on so ... Stay tuned! Links to William’s latest releases, both from January: https://kaer-uiks.bandcamp.com/album/imperfekt https://shop.conditional.club/album/shackamaxon… _____ Music for this episode comes from: Luke Bace  ~aka~ LakeCube ---------------- SoundCloud BandCamp Spotify __________ Shout outs! In this time of streaming  I wanted to give a shout out to Divkid for keep everyone informed about goings on with the streams. https://divkidvideo.com What did I watch so far? Colin Benders (great modular techno) Kieran Hebden who did a fantastic Boiler room streamed set and raised $10,365 for the Global Food Banking Network https://www.foodbanking.org Here’s that set: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXQi77eOdEY Andrew Huang put together his march earnings and gave to  @DirectRelief for their efforts in the pandemic. He raised $6541.70!  I made some new stuff: Grab my companion pack to follow up on the marvelous work of @Hainbach101 Find the samples here : https://jamielidell.bandcamp.com/releases They are Free or donate as you like… I’ve been so pleasantly surprised by the response. Thanks to all of you for grabbing it! I hope it brings you some funk! It’s still very much available.  _____ So sad to hear about Bill Withers. It’s just one that weighs heavy on me. What a singular talent, what an example of a pure soul.  The honesty just shines through in his work. Hit me hard. RIP Bill. I felt inspired to try and make my own humble tribute to the man.  I reached out to my friend in hiding, Chancey and he immediately had bass and guitar recorded for the song. I’ve actually since had my neighbour across the street, Rob Burger add some additional keys  There MIGHT well be a special guest making a string arrangement in a month. Fingers crossed. I’ve been really moved by the speed of response out there to this idea. Everyone’s been amazing.  Here’s the video of the song: https://bit.ly/2Re8Tax _________ Today’s nitty is a first for this show. After 134 weeks of making this thing I’ve gone and made a video for the nitty. A viddy nitty if you will. It’s a tear away from the recent sample pack video I made. A few people liked the motor piano clip so I figured I’d try an expanded idea emerging form that little seed. I have been trying to keep productive in my evenings which is when I get to work.  I apologize for the slackness getting this show out but I’ve been trying to get my head around lots of things im no good at! My wife is an incredible visual artist. She’s long been a professional photographer so we have lots of good cameras in the house but its definitely HER world. Anyway after the sample pack vid I started the journey on the video making road.  VIDEO HERE! https://youtu.be/po7vPCa-t8E First of many hopefully! Thanks for joining me folks. Likes, Camera, nitty!  

Apr 2020

1 hr 28 min

Hi Ack. Not a great time. We've a delayed show coz I had the tummy troubles and now we should all be inside sheltering from this bastard of a global pandemic. Don't be stupid. Stay IN and wait this shit out please. We can break the curve if we stick together and hopefully antivirals will be along soon to mitigate the symptoms before the vaccine shows up. ANYWAY I don't need to add to the viral news. I'm sure you've all heard it all by now. Let's get .. on... with ...  The show! what is it ? For your entertainment and pleasure I bring you a chat with Norwegian artist Lido. Phone hangs are gonna be the way for a bit. He's an easy going follow of 27 and already has a lot under his belt. He's already worked with big names like Chance the Rapper, Banks, Disclosure and many more. Great drummer, keys player, singer, arranger, producer. He's a man with many hats. Big hats y'all! Great to have him on. He's got a new song coming 25th March called "Postclubridehomemusic" should be a goodie. ____________________ In the nitty I get on speed. MIDI vs Gate/Cv who wins? ____________________   Music from today's show comes from Mark Hadley. He's a serious badass. His most recent record is called, rather aptly "The Future is the Question" find it here  ____________________ please send musical submissions and inquires to lidellmakeswaves@gmail.com BYE!  

Mar 2020

1 hr 27 min

We go back me and Al. Yep, I was the producer on Allen’s 2019 album, Building Balance so we spent a long time in the studio making sounds and singing whee songs. It’s a pleasure to have him on the show to talk about something a little different. We explore advice to up and coming artists from his perspective. He explains his evolution from solo hard head into a team player and why that’s his preference for the long game. He’s been on the road and working super hard for many years now and he’s always thinking about how to keep it moving. Good stuff!  _________ I’m happy to have been a GUEST on another pod recently. The good fellows at ESOTERIC MODULATION had me on. Ben Wilson (div kid) and Ed Ball are excellent hosts. It’s a great show for those into the outer worlds of sound and art process. Most glad I made it on. Had a blast! Here’s a link to that episode:   https://www.esotericmodulation.com/episodes/016-an-audiophile-hangout   _________ Music for the show comes from France via an artist called Nacara. If you dig it, dig in more here! http://www.nacaramusic.com   _______ In the nitty I get into the famous CIRKLON sequencer (albeit in a rather basic way) Thanks to Mark at retro gear shop here in Nashville for the loan! Check his store! Absolutely bonkers gear… https://retrogearshop.com My idea is to create generative questions and answers. It worked!

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Feb 2020

1 hr 28 min

Welcome to 64. 128 weeks of the pod :) This time I'm in the company of two fifth of the band local natives. I had the pleasure of sharing the stage with these 5 fine fellows many moons ago, somewhere in Ireland. A bland, underwhelming festival that we both remember as such. We had afternoon slots. It was grey. The food was grey. So the contrast of this mini reunion was stark in the most pleasant ways.  Nestled in a secluded sanctuary, up a rambling incline somewhere in sunny LA, I caught up with Ryan and Kelcey.  It was on the 11th day of the 11th month of 2019 at 11 am! Triple 11s.  The chats took in the nature of extended band existence as we explore what it takes to play the long game. We chat of the mystical album making process in a satisfyingly deep yet jovial fashion and I can see that making music with these guys would be a blast.  Their last album was produced by friend of the pod, Shawn Everett. The master of play, the master of effort over convenience.  It’s a Shawn love fest after a spell and rightfully so.  Hope you enjoy this deeply pleasant hour and a bit I got to share with this fine fraction of the wonderful band that is Local Natives! ____________________ Music for this episode comes from far far away.  It’s songs from an EP called “fishing from an asteroid” by PlaneFace aka Daniel Pliner.  Just amazing work. Such a great grasp of the sound and flow. Damn. I was super impressed by this stuff. Here’s a link for your listening pleasure: Fishing from an Asteroid by PlaneFace _______________________ Nitty sees me all clustered up. I’m armed with a crazy computer and Spitfire audio string sounds up the wazoo It only seems right to add layers upon layers of notes and scatter them willy nilly into the ether Clouds of ascending strings.  Yep samplers to the ready ____________________ Kind sponsorship of this episode comes from 2 badass makers in the synth universe     4 m s. http://4mscompany.com Makers of modular magic like the spherical wavetable navigator, the bonkers topographic delay, the shifting inverting signal mingler and LOADS LOADS more. They’ve been at it since 1996. Amazing to have them on the show Also amazing are the good folks at 1010 music https://1010music.com Makers of some delightful machines Not least the bitbox that I NEED to get my hands on. When I saw Richard Devine play at the korg booth this year at NAMM 2020, I saw he was using 2 of these bad boys. You know if Richard’s using them, it’s gotta be sick!

Feb 2020

1 hr 48 min

We have Royalty on the pod.  Sometimes when I do this show I really have to pinch myself and this was a case in point.  As a teenager I only had one idol and only cared about one band. I ultimately ostracize myself from the vast majority of my schoolmates since nobody in Huntington Cambridgeshire cared about Prince and the Revolution. I just happened to be one of those people that was completely and utterly immersed in that sonic universe. Initially I just couldn’t take my eyes off the bright light of Prince and let’s be honest he was quite the supernova.  The thing is as a fan I couldn’t help but wonder why there was something so different about the output between 1984 - 1987. (Purple rain, around the world in a day, parade and sign of the times)  Why did that era Stand out so wildly from the rest of his work? Why were the arrangements more daring all of a sudden? Why was the sonic landscape more varied and Rich?  Prince could do so much on his own but with the BAND it just went to the blooming next level.  I can truly say that without Wendy I never would’ve dreamt to be a musician myself. I may have gotten into Prince had she not been in the band I suppose but I feel like the incredible chemistry of everyone together was something that I felt all the way across the Atlantic and it sparked my imagination like nothing else. I never knew Wendy’s story before this chat so I was fascinated to hear her open up about her incredible childhood. You’ll hear how she was surrounded by music on an extremely high level from a very young age and it clearly all went in and it all makes sense now why that beautiful mind she has added so much vibrancy and Colour to all that music.  Wendy and Lisa continue to make great records to this day and are always searching and finding ways to express themselves and make thro it in this messed up music business. She wears the crown but she wears it with such grace and you’ll hear just how humble, generous, Funny, friendly and open she is. I’m still finding it hard to believe I met Wendy and had a chance to chat with her in her own studio, but that dreamer from Huntington walked into the room buzzing with anticipation and left with a Cheshire Cat grin. It gives me great pleasure to welcome to hanging out with audiophiles the incomparable Wendy Melvoin! ___________________________ Music for the show comes from MALK This is an unreleased recordedmade with by Nathanial Morse and his brother, under the name of MALK.  Find out about Mr Morse here: http://www.efstudio.com.au/about-1 ___________________________ Nitty sees my cascading. Riding the uppers and the downers. Messing with the fabric of time again. No big deal :)

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Jan 2020

2 hr 7 min

EP 62 - TIGA Cosmic connection! Me and Tiga were born on the SAME day and the SAME year. PRETTY rare situation I’d say. Feels right to kick off the 2020 with a little happy coincidence ! Hello by the way. Who is TIGA? You kidding me? Well let’s break down the man in a timeline styleee. - He was born on an amazing day in an amazing year.  - He’s run a record store (I mean for YEARS) - He’s DJ’d all over planet  - He’s been in a movie with other great Canadians. - He’s a multi dad and he’s even a pod man like me :) First off here’s the details about the pod: “Last Party On Earth” is its name and it was launched in summer 2019 featuring chats with top folks such as  Annie Mac,  Pete Tong and  Carl Cox He promises more to come :) Tiga has made a load of music. Like 3 LPs and a ton of singles AND he’s remixed just about everyone and their dog! Here’s a taste of the levels:  LCD Soundsystem – "Beat Connection" (Tiga Edit) Cabaret Voltaire – "Nag Nag Nag" (Tiga & Zyntherius Radio mix) Depeche Mode – "Shake The Disease" (Tiga Remix) Depeche Mode – "Suffer Well" (Tiga Remix) Pet Shop Boys – "Minimal" (Tiga's M-I-N-I-M-A-L Remix) / (Tiga's M-I-N-I-M-A-L Dub) The Prodigy – "Thunder" (Tiga Remix) The xx – "Shelter" (Tiga Remix) Disclosure - "Magnets (feat. Lorde)" (Tiga Remix)   He even tackled my 2010 single – "I Wanna Be Your Telephone" (Tiga’s Party Like It’s 1990 Remix) It's rather banging! Yep We get into his LUCKY ways, the power of nativity Minimalism as a lifestyle and a productivity booster The reasons why we make art! It’s alll here  Welcome to pod  TIGA ____ In the nitty I reimagine note onsets and their relationship in space as delays from one another That allows me to make a song about time. Causality in action ______ Music from the show comes from Body Copy and a new EP called Spirit Dance: https://soundcloud.com/BodyCopyMusic

Jan 2020

2 hr 23 min

Merry Crimble one and all! Yo ho ho and so forth as we smoke some peace at Dave's house.  I hope you are all enjoying some down time and it's good hang. If not I call this one the escape pod so hopefully you can relax a little as we get into our hearty end of year ramblathon.  Dave is a legitimate legend at this point. His work speaks for itself. He's produced some heavy shit in his time. TV on the radio anyone? Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Beyonce, Weezer... Liars. The list goes on and on and it's all crazy and plenty magic.  At one point Mr Sitek is chatting about the Jefferson starship guitarist. so here's a Jorma_Kaukonen link :) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jorma_Kaukonen We get into a lengthy one about the power of boredom, the inevitable struggles with loneliness in 2019/2020 and many a juicy topic.  In the nitty I make EVERYTHING sleigh.  Yep. That's right. Kind sponsorship comes from Dave's fave monitor folk ADAM AUDIO. makers of rather fine speakers. Dave has 2 pairs.  They are banging.

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Dec 2019

1 hr 50 min

My son always reminds me that New Zealand is 8000 miles from Nashville. That number is etched in my head now but What could it MEAN? Surely being surrounded by that lush and splendid setting growing up must have a huge impact on ones sonic sense? I feel a ramble coming on! Yep we meander-chat about the wind, pavlova (important beef. Not beef Pav, the other kind of beef), the promise of 20% sax and the giddy power and cruelty of naivety in the world of Baynk. I had a good writing hang with him in LA sometime ago and was happy we found a sec to natter.  I realized this chat is showing it’s age now as we had this convo a year ago.  I was curious how things might have matured and settled for Jock in this time. He has kept the releases very controlled and high quality. Well worth a listen! His “Someone’s EP II” is superb and got a bunch of tasty remixes including one from Machine Drum, my guest on episode 40. Only a few days ago a new jam hit the webs, an instrumental mellow burn called “High”  Please welcome to the show Baynk! _____________ Music for today’s show comes from.  Chris Nickolls who makes music under the name 'Kmodo' 'Cold Fusion' is his first release and features Berlin based singer Clara Hill And you can find his music on/in? The cloud! Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/komodo/sets/cold-fusion-ep/s-pfkY8 _____________   Nitty 60 sees me having a good ole sing into the rather superb DUBLER from UK company Vochlea  Here’s the link to their box of tricks: https://www.vochlea.co.uk

Dec 2019

1 hr 35 min

Welcome Rodaidh McDonald  We met through our mutual pal Bobby Krlic (my guest on EP33) and got a brief chat in. I realized quickly that he’d working on the Sampha record that I really love called Process and I had so many questions. We get into that and oodles more in this face to face hang at Rodaidh’s brand new house in LA. He had literally just got his gear in the place and there were a bunch of boxes and dreams lying around so I was very grateful to be welcomed into that rather vulnerable scene.  He’s a creative force and has a stack of potent collabs under his belt.  To name drop a few:  Adele Bobby Womack The xx Damon Albarn King Krule Savages David Byrne Brian Eno… Yeah I mean he’s heavy.  It’s clear his calm manner and focused ways clearly help him to see things through to the end. The hallmark of a true producer.  It’s a pleasure to ramble though the timeline with him! ___________ nitty 59 explores the transformation of the PA mic feedback “issue” into a layer cake of pitchy joy. Tall order! No more “uh uh” just whip it through some cascades. Watch it spin into space. Something like that ___________ Music for this show comes from Mason Cos who are an electronic duo based in Denver, Colorado. Originally formed as a Krautrock-leaning live band in Chicago around 2016, Mason Cos then discovered the joys of experimenting with analog synthesizers. Listen! https://masoncos.bandcamp.com

Nov 2019

1 hr 35 min

The noise annoys  Where would we be without John Peel ?   In a time of noise we need selectors! Yeah man.  We can all agree on something right?   I chat with DJ VJ Label boss Zen  Cyber punker Future surfer    Matt Black He’s seen a lot. A LOT   From making hit records in the UK (One that sat at the number 1 spot for weeks), to remixing Legends like Eric B and Rakim, INXS, Steve Reich, The Fall and James Brown (I mean what a list!)... from mulitmedia pioneering with everything from video art to software video performance instruments to the unknown sky.   Matt has had his fingers in many a tasty pie.    I was very lucky to catch up with him on the blower for a minute :)    we chat about the zen delay which is a great collaboration between ninja tune and Ericasynths. Check this link!   ZEN DELAY LAY LAY LAY LAY   _____________   Nitty today is all about the mysterious and musical world of the morph. Exploring the space in BETWEEN. I use a few methods to explore this. the obxa's portamento, the emblematic systems "catalyst" which is a eurorack module for crossfading between stored states (in this notes) and lastly I use Ableton with midi faders to achieve similar results. I needed to make a max patch for this which is here: enjoy ! it has a help button :)       ABLETON NITTY FADER!    _______________   Music for today's show comes from 2 fine artists !   1) 2 songs from Envelope music. These come from an album called "The Rift" which is a debut collaborative work by West Australian composers Ned Beckley and Josh Hogan. find the album here: https://envelopemusic.bandcamp.com/album/the-rift   2) 2 track by Adam Jay, a experienced techno chap! he's done a lot of banging shit! https://soundcloud.com/adamjay  

Nov 2019

1 hr 22 min

Richard and I go waaaay back. Yep, we were touring America together back in 2002 and that was the first time I met him.  tWas a warp records tour with Mark Bell (RIP), Nightmares on wax, Prefuse 73, Luke Vibert and other nutters!  He was the guy fixing everyone’s laptops on the bus I recall. We were all busy getting wasted and he was onto something else. That pretty much explains the man. Super generous with his time and pioneering in his goals and accomplishments. Not a follower.  Indeed, not content with just making LPs, touring and all of that trad life, Richard’s made his own path and now his work represents the high bar for sound design across the board.  Whether working for Google, Yamaha or Jaguar Richard is the guy to figure out converting the unknown into the possible. A no to yes convertor.  We talk about his toughest sonic challenge, the cutting edge of sound tech in 2019 and where he is heading in terms of his AI aspirations.   We chat about the world of sound that lives above 20kHz. Why analog ??? and a lot more.  He’s a deep mind and this chat gets pretty specific in terms of tools used and so forth.  You’re welcome!   Richard talks about a purely algorithmically generated set of music Here’s a link:   https://williamfields.bandcamp.com/album/fieldsos   Really something unexpected.    Also That Sanken 100khz mic !   https://bit.ly/32T0j54 ____________________ In the nitty today I dive into controlled chaos. Dipping an ankle into the portal! It’s a lot of eurorack talk. Tricky to explain but I give it a go :) CHAOS  CONTROL CHAOS ?? bit of both like … ____________________   Music for today’s show comes from Fake Baby. Check it here! http://www.andyrivas.com ____________________   Here’s the link to the competition giveaway thanks to Sonarworks! What you stand to win!!   Speaker measurement software – find out where your monitors need help DAW plugin – reference sound combined with zero latency for any musical endeavor Systemwide – apply calibration to all outgoing audio Measurement microphone for  Recording Studios – sniffs out any faults your setup might have Custom-tailored calibration file for your Sennheiser HD 650 studio headphones Sennheiser HD 650 studio headphones   Enter now!    https://gleam.io/lroFH/howa-podcast-x-sonarworks-giveaway

Oct 2019

1 hr 39 min

My guest today has been watched by so many people it’s hard to imagine all the eyeballs! Quite a harrowing image actually. 440 million eye balls!! Yes, that’s the amount that have viewed his now uber famous and ace youtube channel. An quick and undeniable word to describe Andrew might be prolific. I mean it FEELS apt since he’s made over 50 albums of original music.  It’s bonkers! The man must never sleep and yet he always looks so well rested! Many mysteries.. so many.  Many questions too.  I mean how to navigate the internet and win?  How are choices are amplified by the web? How to forge your own path? He’s a great teacher, formidable visual artist and musician and super positive hang :) It’s the wild west out there and Andrew has been riding his digital horse into unexplored towns for years now. He’s been around and seen a lot on his travels Let’s get into it Please welcome to hanging out with audiophiles   Andrew Huang   Check his amazing youtube channel : https://bit.ly/28SFrz8   His 30 day class is underway.. Looks like you can Join a waiting list for next time   https://bit.ly/316oxqM _____________________   In the nitty I get into the rubby universe of the microtone! We just dip a toe in but it’s a trippy toe   _____________________   Music for today’s show comes from a man that lives just down the road from me over in Knoxville TN It’s from Nikki Nair. Keep that electro alive!  Links: https://soundcloud.com/nikki-nair https://www.instagram.com/nikki__nair/   ALSO:   I’m selling a bunch of heavy studio gear at an amazing store here in nashville. Check it out! https://retrogearshop.com/products   What am I selling?   Vac rac TSL 3  2x Neumann pres (with meter) (220v) 2x Neumann comp (220v) 2x V74 line amp Kurzweil k250 RMX  Ensoniq mirage (with loads of disks) Moog theramin etherwave (UK power) 2xUA2100 channel strips  DSI tempest 

Oct 2019

1 hr 5 min

A man who I’ve heard of many times and yet never had a chance to meet. Gotta love the pod for this coz after my chat with Mr Vaderslice on Episode 51 I was introduced.  Mr Congleton is so fast. He’s quick witted and on point. He knows what he thinks and has clearly taken a long time to come to his opinions. You know where you stand with that kind of attitude. You can see the strength of his character quickly from his twitter feed where he is not afraid to tell it like he sees it. The fact there’s a quick way in with the man perhaps that explains how he’s been able to work with such a huge range of talent from a multitude of genres. Time for a quick name drop. Although he’s worked with hundreds and hundreds of great acts (many of whom are wonderfully unknown) a selection of his high profile gigs include working with: Lana Del Rey Angel Olsen St Vincent David Byrne My guest on episode 17 - Kimbra  Modest mouse  Swans  Erykah Badu And my guest from episode 16 - unknown mortal orchestra  There are so many more. It’s quite staggering to read a longer list of names from his wiki.  Needless to say “have you ever been experienced” is rather fitting So in that mental cloud of psych dust lingering in the doorway lets jump into this coffee morning speed ramble with the powerhouse that is John Congleton  ______ The Nitty sees me getting old school with my original looper. The same one I used to open for James Brown, Bjork and Beck! so simple by 2109 standards but it was 19 years ago :) _______ Music for the show is from second violin :  https://secondviolin.bandcamp.com/ or soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/second-violin Thanks to  ASC for the show sponsorship Get some tubetraps ASAP !! They rule http://www.tubetrap.com

Sep 2019

1 hr 28 min

Ello This is the commonwealth edition. Like the Ashes of Audio it’s UK vs Australia.  Justin Stanley FINALLY finds his way to the pod.  First and foremost Mr Stanley is my friend. We’ve been on some serious adventures in our times. We were on the road together in 2006, where we met touring with Beck.  I was opening and J.S. was in the Beck band and KILLING. Also he happens to be a prince of man. A TRUE legend. A humble badass and a VERY experienced audio king.  He’s worked with everyone from Leonard Cohen to Prince and even a little Lidell along the way. Husband of the wonderful Nikka Costa and Dad to two incredible young humans, Justin is just a joy.   So happy to have him on.  He surprised me by driving us both over to Barefoot in LA. It’s owned by Eric Valentine. WHAT a place. We sat and played on the piano Stevie used on Songs in the Key of Life, Talking Book and so on.  I mean COME ON!  It was all too much. Such a sweet surprise that’ll stay with me for ages.   Here’s to you Justin! You’re a class act.   _____________________________________   Music for the show is from Sydney Australia.. so apt. It was clearly meant to be.  The band is called Colourfields. And the tracks that appear in the show are from an album called “Body Objects”  Superb stuff! Link here:   https://colourfields1.bandcamp.com/album/body-objects ____________________________________   In the 54th Nitty I get into the mysterious world of reversing reversed effects. Forwarding the backward. A little time travel. Also apt for this show with Justin.    Here we go!        

Sep 2019

1 hr 22 min

HOWA EP 53 - BRAD COOK      I was listening to Larry Klein on a recent mix with the masters explain this idea that a producer is someone that sees the spark of uniqueness in an artist and tries to amplify that.  That is a noble process and so nuanced that it takes years to know when to speak, when to encourage, when to call it a night, when to listen and so on. Brad knows aaaallll about aaaallll of this ! He’s an excellent energy in the room and so many musicians can benefit from his touch.  I’ve only been privy to his vibe in a session on two occasions but his presence is both large and also magically effortless.  I think it’s the fact that you know he gets it. He knows a real moment and he’s in it for the depth, not the racking up of medals and the shallow status games.  The first time I met him, he was rather high and laughing at a bass. It was a gathering with Justin Vernon (aka Bon Iver) and a large crew of players in Nashville where I ended up shouting into a mic with the other members of the collective they call “Gangs” . That first meeting was a great hang but there was no time to chat and so I was super happy to bump into him again on my mystical trip to the sonic ranch in Texas. Turns out that’s where a lot of the latest Bon Iver record was made and Brad was there the whole time as producer so it only seemed right to jump into that story and to see what that was all about and to feel out the ways Brad has learned to listen and cultivate the fledgling music growing in the room. He’s a formidable musician and a very easy going chap. I loved chatting with him! Please welcome to the show BRAD COOK!   _______________________________   In the nitty I gently roll the dice on music asking what probability can offer the sequencer? Take a chance!   _______________________________   Music for Ep 53 comes from Jeremy Hunter aka Doxa Check his music here:   https://doxadoxa.bandcamp.com    Welcome!

Sep 2019

1 hr 28 min

RJD2 lives in Ohio! That was NEWS to me I often find myself there for family occasions since my in laws live in Columbus. I never knew. I mean I would NEVER have guessed but isn’t that always the best somehow?   Plus have you EVER met a man named Ramble?  So many firsts on the 52 :) Welcome! let us delve into schmod cast! ______________________________ First off I’d like to invite you to invite to take part in a competition to win a badass Radial EXTC SA. Yes the kind folks at Radial Engineering are running a giveaway to a random player so jump in and WIN this thing :) Here’s the info you need!   Click this (before September 15th 2019)   http://bit.ly/2MRRUd1   WINNNNNN!!!! ______________________________   I’d like to thanks Rob Hurd for the music you’ll find on the show. It’s all from an EP called “Digital”  Here’s the bandcamp link if you dig the mood!   https://speckofdust.bandcamp.com/album/digital ______________________________   In the nitty I try to make a digital nakamichi with plugins    do I win?   Spoiler :   We ALL win!

Aug 2019

1 hr 31 min

Hello! It’s Jamie and John in Echo Park time :) Yeah, I sat in my Air B and B and chatted with Mr Vanderslice on Feb 4th 2019. What a treat. I’d met him years before in Australia but I’d completely forgotten I was reminded of that by him during the interview which could have potentially been embarrassing … But John is not that guy. No no no He has a delightfully animated persona, running on 100 the whole time and there’s lots of honesty and enthusiasm that hits you like a vinagerette. A lot of f bombs too so those with sensitive ears get ready to panic! Who is J.V.?? Well…for one thing, he’s been at it as long as I have!  Potted history: Part of the MK Ultra a waiter at Chez Panisse owner and provider of studio magic at Tiny Telephone Studios in the Bay Area AND he is incredibly prolific.    John’s worked with Spoon, the Mountain Goats, Okkervil River, Death Cab for Cutie, Tune-Yards and hundreds (maybe thousands more!) We get into chatting about tour life a little in pod and he tells me of the living room show thing.  I’d not heard of that but was intrigued to say the least. Luckily enough, a few months after this chat I got to see him do his thing in a house just up the road from me.  He was such brilliant entertainer. He’s been through a lot and has come out of it all a generous and energized soul and it was a treat to see him holding court in a little house show.  Just rocking. Welcome to the show Mr Vanderslice!   Nitty Gritty this time sees me delving into some Raymond Scott inspired noodles.  I must say it sounds nothing like his work but the simple point of it was to explore the idea of pitting slow moving melodic motion against a faster trigger source. It’s such a simple premise and it leads to more questions like “what happens if you cluster sequencers as a big blob and transpose them all?”  That’s a very Raymond move!   TIP: On my humble dives into modular I have to shout out http://www.mylarmelodies.com and Div Kid https://www.youtube.com/user/DivKidVideo/videos So much useful stuff these 2 have shared. There’s a lot to learn. Hat’s off you guys!   Music for the show comes from Leo Appleyard aka Urchin    Lovely stuff :)   http://www.urchinband.com  https://www.instagram.com/urchinmusic/  https://open.spotify.com/artist/5YPbtEypUwxOJrt9OpbicE    Cheerio  c u in a Bi-week!!!

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Aug 2019

1 hr 26 min

I’m happy to welcome grammy award winning musician/producer Adrian Quesada to the 50th Episode of the show!  Let’s just jump into the big list of collaborators he’s rocked with to get a quick taste of the caliber of this gent! How about Shawn Lee?! Yeah! as well as Ocote Soul Sounds,  Martin Perna of Antibalas… so so many more He’s performed on the Late Show with David Letterman as well as twice on PBS' historic Austin City Limits TV Show.  He has also worked with Prince, GZA (Wu-Tang Clan), Bernie Worrell, Daniel Johnston, Israel Nash, Alex Maas (The Black Angels), Larry Harlow, Quantic and many more.  As a producer Quesada has worked on albums by Daniel Johnston, The Sword, Natalia Clavier, Karl Denson, Toy Selectah, Wild Child, Graham Reynolds and Ian Moore, among others.  I mean that’s not the HALF of it!  We catch up as he’s deep in the mix at his superb Austin based studio, Electric Deluxe Recorders.  He’s coming out for an air break so we literally hear a rare sonic glimpse of the local wildlife outside the cave where he is working feverishly at all times… That smell? Yeah he’s likely cooking up amazing musical morsels like the NEW! HOT!  release from the Black Pumas which is the focus of our chat!   So yes, we’ve a Super humble badass in the hotchair  Hey Adrian! I’m 50!    Info Splash time:   web: electricdeluxerecorders.com tw: @adrianmquesada theblackpumas.com     Nitty sees me trying to “music” with filters. 6 filters and a smile :)   The music for the show comes courtesy of Kim Gaboury    Find all the info about him here:   KIM GABOURY kimgaboury.com —  aka AKIDO akidomusic.com —

Jul 2019

50 min 57 sec

  Hello !   Greetings from the SONIC RANCH in El Paso! Woe. I’m in another world right now Massive thanks to Dave Sitek for inviting me out into space. I’m blown away. The people here are so great and the studios are just absolutely bonkers. Most importantly it’s a totally secluded zone. The head expands. Almost as many cats as people and WAY more pecan trees! Ha   Welcome to Episode 49. I met this Frank (Bink Beats) when we did a show together in Amsterdam recently. I was sitting in with him on a couple of songs. Side note : one of the numbers we did is a new track that I hope finds the light of day! We had a pretty hectic day of practice in the venue followed by show but nevertheless we snuck in a quick chat.   Frank is a serious badass. A player of a million objects and a hell of a signer to boot.  Great to have him on :)   In the nitty I explore the sonic ranch’s amps a little and send all sorts of stuff into speakers. Some shall be spinning and some just spaced and weird. Check it!   Music for EP 49 comes from Evan Geesman.  Good stuff!   https://evangeesman.bandcamp.com/album/mattress-money

Jul 2019

1 hr 1 min

Hello Amȯn Tȯbin! He was Born in Brazil, but as you can hear from this interview he’s got a distinctively English twang having spent yonks in the UK. I don’t want to give away the details of the chap’s timeline just yet as we get into all of that in this FaceTime chin wag. Might I say at this point though that I feel mightily chuffed to have Amon on the show.  He’s truly one of the outstanding living talents in Electronic music and that’s really not an overstatement. He’s made a stack of cracking albums for London label 9Bar Records and of course the marvelous Ninja Tune. A relationship that kicked off way back in 1996.  The boy doesn’t stop! Now he’s busy as ever with his own label Nomark.  He’s got hard drives and aliases up the wazoo and he’s making crazy shit every day and by the sounds of things a lot of new music is coming soon.  The man has a masterful grasp of sound collage, from the wildest found sound and manipulated field recordings to the risky dark lands of additive synthesis and into modular madness. He’s always managed to present his sound to the world on the stage without falling into the usual cliched confines of the club. He’s performed at many a prestigious venue, such as the birthplace of musique concrete, the GRM in Paris. In 2011 he seriously raised the bar on audio visual combos with the dazzling ISAM show. When that footage started circulating I remember spitting out my coffee.  It’s STILL one of the most incredible things to witness on the interwebs as a realization of potent audio visual immersions. A true SHOW.  He also produced several original scores, ranging from the cult film Taxidermia to the video game blockbuster Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory Constantly shifting and constantly inspiring. Please welcome the show one of the most visionary electronic artists of his generation Amȯn Tȯbin    In the nitty I get into the murky world of pitch tracking guitars and seeing if there’s any juicy noise to be had chucking the axe thro the modular. Yeah… it’s a wobbly affair!   Good to be back :) Cheers y’all _______________________ Music for the show comes from Brad Swanson aka “The Transparency” Here’s the LP from which I removed and edits some pod snips. Good stuff! It’s called aptly “It might get dark” check it out: https://thetransparency.bandcamp.com/album/it-might-get-dark  

Jun 2019

1 hr 47 min

47 brings the bonkers talent that is Ariel Rechtshaid!  He’s had an incredible run of success with artists like Adele, Usher and of course Vampire Weekend (to name but three from a list of hundreds!) This interview was conduced slightly before Vampire Weekend put out “Father of the Bride” to much critical and chart joy. We got to chatting about that process and how they’ve become very solid friends over the years. The music they make comes from a deep trust and adventurous spirit which is something of a common thread in the stories you’ll hear on this pod. Ariel’s got a strong point of view but a humble demeanor. He’s a true lover of many genres of music and can wear many hats: Playing, tracking, mixing and producing at a top level.  A seriously hard working chap, he’s the real deal and I’m really chuffed to have him on the show. He gave up a couple of hours to me to have me ramble with him at his spot in silver lake and it was a trip to hear it all from the horse’s mouth! Cheers Ariel! ______________________________________   Nitty this time sees me dipping a toe into the poly rhythmic bath thanks to the max4live handiwork of  benniy c bascom and his excellent POLYRHYTHMUS patch!   I explore 3 very simple examples. 2:3:6 with a CR78 3:4:12 with the 707 and 3:5:15 with a marimba    Find the max for live patch here: http://www.maxforlive.com/library/device/2431/polyrhythmus-a-modular-euclidean-rhythm-builder   How to here: (benniy is AWESOME!)   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTgSgTGoBLc ______________________________________   Music for the show comes once again courtesy of good glued barometer aka Lee Beaumont!   Find his music here at his bandcamp page:   https://goodgluedbarometer.bandcamp.com   ______________________________________   This episode’s sponsor is winter-modular  http://winter-modular.com   Makers of the very fine sequencing machine called the “Eloquencer” A powerful and intuitive machine for use with in the eurorack domain and NOW  In the wide word of MIDI thanks to the EME expansion unit. Seriously badass machine and a great choice for anyone wanting to step away from the computer to make music. I love mine. It’s really a choice box!

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Jun 2019

2 hr 1 min

So I was introduced to Emily at an Ableton event here in Nashville and we were chatting about some pretty specific protools stuff. Something insane about how she needed to have a flightcase for an old Mac Pro to do her job. It was all very unusual. I had no idea who I was talking to tbh. But I could tell she had a WAY of doing things. Turns out she’s one of the biggest vocal producers working!  No big deal. She’s recorded and produced for folks like Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Ke$ha, Miley Cyrus, Jessie J, Flo Rida, Kelly Clarkson and WAY more.  In 2010, Emily began work on Katy Perry's Teenage Dream as an engineer. She also engineered eight songs and co-wrote one song ("Gasoline") on Britney Spears' Femme Fatale (not to mention her work on Circus, Pretty Girls and Britney Jean) So it turns out she’s seen and heard a LOT of craziness at a very high level. We are talking about top tier pop recording. I’ve never chatted with someone who’s been in this particular line of work so it was ace just trying to work out how it really happens. How are those Britney and Katy Perry vocals really tracked? A modern master with the Digi scissors who has literally cut together the stories of a big slice of modern pop. Please welcome to the pod, Emily Wright!!! ______________________________________ In the nitty I get into the world of altered drones Taking on a stack of tasty tones from a rare encounter with a CS80 I try to build a little something with them ______________________________________   Sponsors for today are in duality! Hearty thanks to  https://bastl-instruments.com Makers of naughty, powerful and sometimes dark machines! And to  http://www.steadystatefate.com Who’ve made a large range of modules including the new and rather tasty STEREO DIPOLE filter I feel very lucky to have such cool companies get on board! A special shout out also to Jim at  https://modularaddict.com He’s helped me so much trying to navigate the huge world of bloops!  

May 2019

1 hr 42 min

Whether or not you know the full, hard history of Lee Fields, I think 50 years into his music career, 10 years since he found the Expressions, and nearly 7 decades of a life that began in Civil Rights-era North Carolina make 2019 a prime time to celebrate "the coolest motherf***er to sing words into a microphone" (Vice). Across dozens of record labels, countless periods of defeat, and stretches of near-retirement, Lee jumpstarted the legacy of Charles Bradley and Sharon Jones, laid the groove for songs by Travis Scott and J Cole, and - with April 5th album It Rains Love (Big Crown) - will affirm his position as the new, benevolent standard of soul.    On Episode 45 of HOWA, I feel very lucky to had a (rather scratchy sounding) phone chat with both Lee and producer Leon Michels (Lana Del Rey, Adele, Beyoncé & Jay Z) on how they've spent the past 20 years or so together, crossing analog and digital mediums, multiple generations of tape saturation, and six consecutive hours of vocal takes at a time to get this music to our ears. 20 years?!?!? Here’s a link to the album! https://bigcrownrecords.com/store/it-rains-love/   ______________________________________ In this show I take a hint from the Episode number hitting 45 and start cutting into some wax.  New life to old 45s in the nitty. Just rerun that runout groove! Grab a knife, sandpaper and a record or 2:) cut to reveal hidden funk. _____________________________________   Music for 45 comes from Lee Beaumont :)  I got these tracks ages ago. Sorry it took me so long to feature them. In fact since then he’s been getting busy and there’s plenty of new stuff to be found. Check this here link: https://goodgluedbarometer.bandcamp.com _____________________________________ Sponsorship for the show comes courtesy of the wondrous digital minds at Valhalla DSP!  I’m thrilled to be able to have them on board as I’m such a fan of all their stuff and the JUST released the new DELAY plugin and it’s bonkers Totally brilliant!! https://valhalladsp.com

May 2019

1 hr 32 min

Want to get into Endless? Here’s the link to the HOWA jam http://bit.ly/HOWAjam I met Tim Shaw aka Tim Exile in Berlin in the mid 2000s We were 2 brits roasting in the furnace of creativity that was cooking in the East It was a heady time. There were so many amazing performers around Everyone from Peaches to Kevin Blechdom, Errorsmith to Neubauten  You could inhale the punk as a gas and it fueled a lot of invention at that time Tech was on that more steady and tangible bubble up and we were all trying to see how to combine our strengths with that digital promise. Around 2000 I had decided to drop out of music making to be a builder of machines. I got completely taken by the promise of Max/Msp and indeed it allowed me a great freedom to combine my voice and my obsession with the machine in a new way I was making a living looping and Tim caught wind of those early shows and it set him off on a journey to build an absolute BEAST of a looper I had travelled the Max way, Tim took the Reaktor to the loop limit.  His flow machine was a joy to behold even in its infancy.  I remember hearing it and being completely blown away  Seem-less transitions and audio with no clicks! All things my machine struggled with. Loops with various lengths all playing off against one another, FX that would cut and carve the shit into shreds only to have new layers swoop in to fill the void and uncover new counterpoints. The Tempo could change. The Machine would time stretch and warp so beautifully. It was a marvel. The ultimate looper.  It's still is the best I’ve ever used and for a long time it wasn’t available to the public.  That is until ENDLESS I’m super proud of him for daring to explode this idea into the world as something more than an esoteric loop maker for just one user. He’s had to quit his career as a musician essentially to focus on the company and now it’s happening. Endless is beginning. Exciting times and I’m very happy to have known the evolution of all this. I see how far it can go coz I know how far the looper has already taken me. Wild rides to get this far and more to come. Please welcome the marvelous mind that is Tim Exile to the show to share his thoughts! ___________________ MUSIC for 44 comes from - The Great Turtle  https://greatturtle.bandcamp.com Michael Sayer sent me a lovely mail about this improved music and how it’s born of an obsession with music making. How cool is this ? Music made at the Birds of Prey Conservation Area in Idaho. Check it out ___________________ Sponsorship for the show comes courtesy of the wondrous digital minds at Valhalla DSP!  I’m thrilled to be able to have them on board as I’m such a fan of all their stuff and the JSUT released the new DELAY plugin The best $50 you’ll spend on a delay, lemme tell ya! Get out and get it!   Speaking of which, thanks to Devon Gilfillian The song we wrote together called “Get out and Get it”is out now as a single for him on Capitol Records! Badass! Listen here https://devongilfillian.lnk.to/ListenWE   I use snips of the original demo vocal in the nitty gritty to show off the wobbly world of dual Melodyne  Why not! More wobbles in 2019!!!   Cheers  

Apr 2019

1 hr 38 min

The sequel usually disappoints. Not this time.  Greg and I literally go into outer space and beyond the grave in this cosmic excursion. Earthly concerns addressed in good measure also. An immense pleasure to chat in such great depth with this absolutely superb chap.  

Apr 2019

1 hr 31 min