My name is Jamie Lidell and I'm gonna delve into the heady magic 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. I shall answer questions and seek knowledge from other music makers on a quest to discover how to make things sound RIGHT. I will also share some studio trickery on each episode as I explore some of my favourite innovations in music tech and my creations... outpourings from the weirdo brain! Welcome to a place for musicians, producers and listeners alike as we "cheers" our love of everything audio.
HOWA EP 119 - MEDASIN
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Medasin aka Grant Nelson is a feeler.
I was initially drawn to his sample packs like a moth to the fire.
The fire it turns out has many a hue and the music goes deep.
It was excellent to speak to the man himself and uncover his philosophical side.
We battle for who’s more of a hippy. It was close but
as all hippies know there is no winner in this game.
so just jump in the rambling river with us 🙂
Here’s some useful links to Grants work
his sample packs which are great!
also he is selling all the stems to his last LP (the one he is discussing in this interview )
he’s a fan of
Theo Vaughn and the Kill tony YouTube
I thought I ought to mention that 🙂
Thanks to Baby Audio for their kind sponsorship of this pod!
I’ve LOVED using their new synth ATOMS as you can doubtless hear from the fun I had in the intro.
I literally spent hours just making sounds for fun. It’s such a yielding instrument. I can highly recommend it!
all the sounds I made go to the patreons on the soul science level of course.
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HOWA EP 118 - KID KOALA
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There’s over 4GB of audio from the experiments I did with the Oxi one using a custom tape machine, wild analog gear and generally odd stuff to yield those good samples.
ok, let's get on with the show!
Kid Koala is not like the others.
I mean who else gets the idea to do a scratch routine with moon river?
Who thinks (and pulls off) a show where everyone has their own turntable in the audience to interact with a performance?
He's the creator of wonderful graphic novels Nufonia Must Fall and Space Cadet
He’s opened for Radiohead
He’s worked on movies like The Great Gatsby, Baby Driver and Scott Pilgrim vs the world
Creativity to the max. Joy to the max.
It really is a treat to have him on the show.
I’ve always been a big fan and Eric really couldnt be any more humble and wonderful !
in the show the MUSIC is back !
Yes for this episode, the musical connections come from the rather brilliant mind of bossada
I got the cassette of this btw and it’s a thing of beauty.
This is great work. Let’s support the good art x
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makers of the excellent oxi one sequencer
Here’s a link to it
if you want to buy one with a HOWA affiliate link together with perfect circuit go
there's a little video about the oxi as omnichord here
HOWA EP 117 - DJ SHADOW
Merriment abound ! It's that time again when sonic stockings are stuffed. This time with a fireside ramble twixt myself and the legend that is Dj Shadow as we celebrate his new LP "Action Adventure"
I hope this finds you in good health and merry mood as the season sheds it's joy upon you. If joy is in short supply and the period feels claustrophobic and the family is doing your head in then I trust yule be able to duck out for a spell and use this as an escape pod.
Who am I rambling with on the sonic sleigh?
Dj Shadow really needs no Endroducing but in case you’re not hip to his MPC60 masterpiece from 1996 you MUST inhale that now.
What a record. I recall having both of my Christmas stockings blown off by this LP and it’s humbling to be sat on a zoom with the chap now.
Such is the mystery of the digital time ghosts.
Twas a mighty pleasure to chew the cud with such a master of the chops.
I hope this offers you some sonic solace this holiday
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HOWA EP 116 - CLARK
Quiz time. Who's recent LP did Thom Yorke executive produce? Answer: Clark. Pretty obvious from the title of the show but think about that for a minute. Thom Yorke. Bloody hell. I mean in terms of endorsements, there's few higher and there's good reason for TM to be Clarking, the C man is pumping out the goods and has been for yonks. Ack eye. We met an age ago me the C and shared a path in certain ways as label mates on warp records. I used to play shows with him and we both flocked from Brighton to Berlin and he back to Brighton in search of the muse. His work for dance, film, TV and video games is just one side of his polygon talent and we roll the dice here for a good while catching up as old pals whilst it's caught on tape. It's one of those chats that's a little more personal than some others as we haven't spoken in ages and just mostly linger on ideas like mushroom hunters. Catching sonic fungi here and there for appreciation before consuming and staggering/rambling on. Lovely to reconnect and good news his new LP is out NOW! Here's a perfect link for yahttps://throttleclark.com/album/cave-dog/
Thanks to Soundtoys for their kind sponsorship. This episode is the last in a six part dive into their excellent plugin line. This time I mangle it with alter boy :) Head over for a free trail and see if it's your thing. They craft some of the best plugins in the known universe if you ask me ! https://www.soundtoys.com
HOWA EP 115 - JIMMY DOUGLASS
He's worked with Donny Hathaway. That's it. That's all the intro he really ought to need. I mean can you IMAGINE being in the room with Donny singing? Too much. Ah but Jimmy has worked on music from Aretha, Otis Redding, The Rolling Stones not to mention his extensive collaboration with Timbaland. Yeah, Jimmy is heavy. What's more he's a very friendly and engaging chap that has a pioneering spirit and he is not overly nostalgic in that way that can hold a person back. No wonder he's been so busy and in demand for all these years. A true master. Jimmy's in the HOWA house (literally.. this was a rare face to face. So fun)
The show is kindly sponsored again by the excellent Soundtoys.
I delve into the world of the panman to do things other than just your average spinning.
HOWA EP 114 - ANIMAL COLLECTIVE
Great to chat with Brian and Josh from the band !
we talk minidisk, the joys of analog, hurdy gurdy and fish. I mean if that doesnt tickle yer fancy I dont know what to say :)
Various links feel like they cropped up in the show
--Valentin Clastrier - Master of the Gurdy
--TAGO MAGO by can - go and listen (you can find it with your preferred music environment )
--If you need good tinned fish in the USA go here !
--MODBAP - OSIRIS badass oscillator
--JORANALOGUE DELAY 1
kind sponsorship comes from the excellent SOUNDTOYS
These episodes are full of great conversations between Jamie & his diverse range of guest speakers. These episodes are thoroughly enjoyable and great fun as well. I cannot get enough of them. Keep up the good work.
10/10 amazing music podcast !
Jamie does flawless job of combining interviews with great artists, educational sound-design nerdism, alternative music culture, and hilarious witty banter. Fairly lengthy podcasts feel like they could be twice as long and I would still be engaged . Highly recommend !
This is what podcasts were made for. Jamie Lidell does a stellar job, giving us a bi-weekly peek into the music production process. If you're aspiring to be a music producer, this is a must-listen, but even if you just have a passing interest in music production, you will gain much from this pod. I love his easy style with his guests and the interviews often sail from the jumping off point of music production to the murkier waters of deep life subjects involving creativity, work ethics, the inner muse, etc. I'm always pleased and amazed at the guests he gets and how open the are. And his nitty gritties are good too; each podcast he breaks down a different way to create some music or audio, using cutting edge techniques, always with interesting results. Thanks, Jamie.