46 episodes

Composers Ben Fuhrman and Nate Bliton get together each month to talk about the latest in electronic music. Digital, analog, fixed media, interactive, they've got it all. They interview composers, performers, coders, hackers, programmers, and scholars. They'll even show you some of their own work. And don't forget the two-minute challenge, in which one of them explains a particular technical aspect of electronic music in just 120 seconds.

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Composers Ben Fuhrman and Nate Bliton get together each month to talk about the latest in electronic music. Digital, analog, fixed media, interactive, they've got it all. They interview composers, performers, coders, hackers, programmers, and scholars. They'll even show you some of their own work. And don't forget the two-minute challenge, in which one of them explains a particular technical aspect of electronic music in just 120 seconds.

    Patch In 45: This thing did this stuff

    Patch In 45: This thing did this stuff

    In this episode, Christopher Jette stops by to talk about his work with sonification, dancers, installations, and lasers… and also about working in the Maxlab at CCRMA. Dorico 2 is discussed, and Ben attempts to explain how theremins work.

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Patch In 44: Talking Into a Head

    Patch In 44: Talking Into a Head

    In this episode, Becky Brown stops by to talk about writing personal pieces, using anxiety as a performance technique, creating motives related to text, and ASMR. Plus, FL Studio Turns 20, Moog announces the Grandmother, and Nate explains magnetic tape.

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Patch In 43: Build Each Frame by Hand

    Patch In 43: Build Each Frame by Hand

    In this episode, Ben and Nate talk with Lyn Goeringer about making skulls into microphones, collaborating with other coders, live looping of audio and video, and using the theremin as a control. Plus news and Ben’s brief history of the Eurorack.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Patch In 42: A Show About Shows

    Patch In 42: A Show About Shows

    In this episode, Ben and Nate talk with Rob McClure about composing, teaching in the US and China, podcasting, DAWs, and Audio Spraygun. Plus, Gibson kills Cakewalk and Ben explains tuning and temperament.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Patch In 41: It’s Not Just a Note

    Patch In 41: It’s Not Just a Note

    In this episode, Ben and Nate talk with Michael Pounds about sensors, live versus fixed media pieces, and electroacoustic “fussiness.” Plus, news and updates, and Nate explains proximity sensors.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Patch In 40: Really Good at Multiplexing

    Patch In 40: Really Good at Multiplexing

    In this episode Ben and Nate talk with Eli Fieldsteel about SuperCollider, using Wii-motes, tablets, and gloves as instruments, YouTube tutorials, and creating balanced pieces. Plus news and updates, and Ben attempts to explain human/computer interaction.

    • 1 hr 26 min

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