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Essential news and views for music producers – Tim Cant and James Russell bring you the latest software and hardware releases, discuss the joys and pains of modern production, and play with some VST plugins along the way.

Essential news and views for music producers – Tim Cant and James Russell bring you the latest software and hardware releases, discuss the joys and pains of modern production, and play with some VST plugins along the way.
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United Kingdom

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Essential news and views for music producers – Tim Cant and James Russell bring you the latest software and hardware releases, discuss the joys and pains of modern production, and play with some VST plugins along the way.

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@a4ppodcast

Language:

English

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+447709118505


Episodes

#29: A Bridge Too Far [+ Francis Preve]

4/7/2019
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What did Elon Musk upload to SoundCloud? Which Analogue Compressor is most like Amy Winehouse? How do 25 new Ableton Live skins sound? The answers to all these useless questions, plus a round-up of 2019's rolls-eyes April Fools moments, and a mighty fine interview with sound design pro Francis Preve, are all contained within this succulent episode.

Duration:01:20:08

EXTRA: Francis Preve Interview (Extended)

4/7/2019
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Back for a chat attack with pro sound designer Francis Preve. Catch the first part of the interview as part of Episode 29. MORE FROM FRANCIS www.francispreve.com www.symplesound.com www.instagram.com/francispreve

Duration:00:41:55

#28: Black Market for Modulator Shapes [+ Hervé]

3/24/2019
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We've got synths coming out of both ends this episode, getting the lowdown on Softube Parallels, a closer look at Massive X, and loads more. Elsewhere, we score an exclusive interview with Aphex Twin about his work on the Bass Station II, and Tim chats to bass music father figure, Hervé. WEBSITE AND SHOW NOTES www.a4ppodcast.com TWITTER https://twitter.com/a4ppodcast FACEBOOK http://www.facebook.com/a4ppodcast/reviews *Aphex Twin may or may not be Aphex Twin

Duration:01:26:16

#27: Asking for a Hundred Copyright Strikes [+ Break]

3/10/2019
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We're stepping things up this episode with two new parts of the show: a software giveaway with discoDSP, and a classy producer chat with Charlie Bierman, aka Break. Elsewhere, there's Zithers aplenty, a new remix project, and a sonic exploration of the TB-303. **SHOW NOTES** www.a4ppodcast.com **FACEBOOK** www.facebook.com/a4ppodcast **TWITTER** https://twitter.com/a4ppodcast

Duration:01:20:09

#26: Cloud Loopy Tool Thingy

2/24/2019
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Soundcloud distribution, virtual record crates and MIDI watches are high on the agenda this episode. Elsewhere, A4P goes IRL, as we turn a slow news fortnight into an unremitting philosophical enquiry into the troubles of the human soul. **SHOW NOTES AND LINKS AT** www.a4ppodcast.com **FACEBOOK** www.facebook.com/a4ppodcast **TWITTER** https://twitter.com/a4ppodcast If you're still reading this, please send help. I'm trapped in the body of a music producer, and I have very little financial...

Duration:01:03:55

BONUS: Have you Heard of Kick Drums?

2/17/2019
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After overflowing with news, we direct the excess gushing towards the Arturia MicroFreak synth, Tracktion Waveform 10, Auto-Tune Access and – ye gads – another MIDI ring! WEBSITE www.a4ppodcast.com TWITTER https://twitter.com/a4ppodcast FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/a4ppodcast LISTEN ON SPOTIFY http://bit.ly/A4P_spot REVIEW US ON ITUNES, YEAH?? https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/appetite-for-production/id1377207516?mt=2

Duration:00:52:03

#25: Back on the Bitwig Wagon

2/10/2019
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We check out a $990 EQ plugin, discover a particularly magical Kontakt instrument, and run down some of the biggest new releases from NAMM 2019.

Duration:00:53:31

#24: Government-Run Techno Forum

1/27/2019
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We turn our finely-tuned cynics' eyes towards /r/synthesizers' gear review of 2018, discuss the recent Resident Advisor comments section shutdown, and speculate on Behringer's 40 upcoming Eurorack modules.

Duration:00:41:29

#23: Dreams Through a Monkey

1/12/2019
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James and Tim talk animal IRs, the existence of clipping, the world's best compressors, GarageBand's super-sweet 15th, and the ongoing strange choices of Propellerhead.

Duration:00:58:56

#22: I'm Not a Musicologist

12/30/2018
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We hand down the verdict on Loopmasters Khords, make a plea bargain with Korg's forthcoming Volcas, and sentence Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams to life in prison. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, LIKE US ON FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/a4ppodcast OR PLEASE TWEET SOMETHING MAYBE??? https://twitter.com/a4ppodcast OUR WEBSITE IS… www.a4ppodcast.com HOWZABOUT A FIVE STAR REVIEW ON iTUNES? Not that iTunes makes searching for stuff easy

Duration:00:52:46

#21: Happy Shopper Photek

12/16/2018
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Non-special, non-Christmas episode. Our intrepid plugin-hounds sniff out Arturia's new synth, play dead for a wall-mounted speech synth, and roll over for Spitfire Audio's free LABS instruments. Oh, and there's twenty minutes EQing a tambourine to enjoy! ********* SHOW NOTES AND LINKS AT www.a4ppodcast.com FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/a4ppodcast TWITTER https://twitter.com/a4ppodcast

Duration:00:58:57

#20: Mr Synth Patch

12/2/2018
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The lord of all EQs meets the lord of all tutorials, the Elka Panther meets Psytrance (again), silent discos meet with disapproval, and law meets boredom for the Music Modernization Act. NOTES AND LINKS AT: www.a4ppodcast.com FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/a4ppodcast TWITTER : https://twitter.com/a4ppodcast

Duration:00:50:08

#19: Somewhat Bizarre, Somewhat Genius

11/18/2018
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The Bass Station's 25th Anniversary, Ten years to save MIDI, Waves launch a computer, and a Foley workstation that's one step too far.

Duration:00:50:36

BONUS: Siri’s Down with Classic Drum n Bass

11/12/2018
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Two long chats: DAW politics and music distribution. What could be more fun, thought-provoking and totally unboring than a bonus episode?

Duration:00:38:08

#18: I Don't Pan

11/4/2018
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A motor synthesizer, a patronizing audio interface, a MIDI keyboard with a built-in speaker, and an old friend scoring a new blockbuster soundtrack. SHOW NOTES AND LINKS AT www.a4ppodcast.com FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/a4ppodcast TWITTER http://twitter.com/a4ppodcast

Duration:00:53:05

#17: Dragging Balls Around Semicircles

10/21/2018
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Will SoundCloud's monetisation pay off? What's up for grabs at Moby's drum machine auction? What do you get when you cross Psytrance with an Elka Panther? And most importantly, what's the best sample service for whip sounds? ----------------------- SHOW NOTES AND LINKS AT www.a4ppodcast.com FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/a4ppodcast TWITTER http://twitter.com/a4ppodcast

Duration:00:46:07

#16: A Pinch of Scepticism

10/8/2018
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We talk sound design for electric cars, artists uploading straight to Spotify for free, Loopcloud 3.0 and sample library woes, and the synth that has a sequencer for everything. SHOW NOTES AND LINKS AT www.a4ppodcast.com FACEBOOK IT www.facebook.com/a4ppodcast TWITTERZ http://twitter.com/a4ppodcast

Duration:00:35:55

#15: The Holy Grail

9/21/2018
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James is calling it: iZotope have done the impossible with RX 7. PLUS --- Massive X conspiracy theories, roid-rage in the studio, and er... Ableton Live's Utility Plugin?? SHOW NOTES AND LINKS AT www.a4ppodcast.com FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/a4ppodcast TWITTER www.twitter.com/a4ppodcast

Duration:01:01:52

#14: Are These Joke Plugins?

9/10/2018
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We talk about product releases overhyped and otherwise, check out some project-melting plugins, and limber up for a sesh at the SoundGym.

Duration:00:52:03

#13: Some Fermented 808s

8/25/2018
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Tim and James take a look at some exceedingly organic loops, get it on with the free Tracktion 7, and dig into the Appetite For Production archive to unearth a rare clip from the 1930s. SHOW NOTES AND LINKS AT www.a4ppodcast.com

Duration:00:42:22