Archive for December, 2008

AudioNowcast December 30, 2008 episode 60

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

We celebrate our 60th Podcast.

topics included:

Our newest member of our panel we welcome Forrest Robinson as a regular member, we also talk about this article from Digital Web Magazine Is The Web Really helping Us Find New Music, where can you get good recomidations for music (think BBC), Martin and Bobby on the radio hmmmm, Why you should listen to whats on top of the charts, How to buy a guitar, what should you look for, listen for and whats important, what gear was the most infuential to our panel this past year and what are the panel’s plans for 2009 also, why you should try to get the human element back into your music (casue everyone has all the same loops), plus a whole lot more. Thanks for listening, Happy New Year!

AudioNowcast December 15, 2008 episode 59

Monday, December 15th, 2008

Clemens Schleiwies Producer, Mixer, Songwriter and of our four listeners was our guest.  Check out his cool studio website here.

topics included:

The music scene in Germany, gettting a good deal on software (buy old software), The Netbook studio, great deals in gear (you should hear what Clemens scored), crisis in the studio, playing live, wherever (Hez has a great story) and how to prepare for them, plus a quick gift guide being Christmas and all. Thanks for listening and be sure to check out our MySpace page.

Photo by John Ryan

Here is my Netbook studio. It’s a ASUS N10 Netbook with 2GB ram and a 320 GB HD. I’m running Live 6 with a ton of VST plugins including Atmosphere, Xphraze, NI Complete 5 as well as Virtual Guitarist. Hardware includes 2 Korg nano controllers a M-Audio Transit USB audio interface and a Blue Snowflake mic. It’s a great little writing machine you just have to freeze tracks to keep the performance up.