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Many many mysteries shall remain. SOME shall be dispelled!!
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.

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Many many mysteries shall remain. SOME shall be dispelled!!
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 EP70 - JACK HARRIS

    HOWA EP70 - JACK HARRIS

    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!
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    Music for this EP70 comes from Becena (pronounced buh-see-na). 
    Support him here :
    https://becena.bandcamp.com/releases
    Wonderful stuff
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    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!
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    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!

    • 56 min
    HOWA EP 69 - ANDREW WYATT

    HOWA EP 69 - ANDREW WYATT

     
    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:/

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    HOWA EP 68 - LEV PERREY from Universal Audio

    HOWA EP 68 - LEV PERREY from Universal Audio

    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!
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    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!
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Thank you to Universal Audio for kind show sponsorship !
    Check out Luna!
    https://www.uaudio.com

    • 1 hr 21 min
    HOWA EP 67 - WILLIAM FIELDS

    HOWA EP 67 - WILLIAM FIELDS

    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…
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    Music for this episode comes from:
    Luke Bace  ~aka~ LakeCube
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    SoundCloud
    BandCamp
    Spotify
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    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. 
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    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
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    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 st

    • 1 hr 28 min
    HOWA EP 66 - LIDO

    HOWA EP 66 - LIDO

    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.
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    In the nitty I get on speed. MIDI vs Gate/Cv who wins?
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    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 
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    please send musical submissions and inquires to lidellmakeswaves@gmail.com
    BYE!
     

    • 1 hr 27 min
    HOWA EP 65 - ALLEN STONE

    HOWA EP 65 - ALLEN STONE

    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! 
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    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
     
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    Music for the show comes from France via an artist called Nacara. If you dig it, dig in more here!
    http://www.nacaramusic.com
     
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    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!

    • 1 hr 28 min

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