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Why We Bleep is inspired by the mysterious, unique and amazing people behind the equipment and music that we love. It's about getting better at making music, dweebing out over music and synth technology, and to perhaps better understand where music making might be going.

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Why We Bleep is inspired by the mysterious, unique and amazing people behind the equipment and music that we love. It's about getting better at making music, dweebing out over music and synth technology, and to perhaps better understand where music making might be going.

    Why We Bleep 044: RYK Modular

    Why We Bleep 044: RYK Modular

    Discussing a surprising career in directing ads & computer graphics, how he then created the legendary M185 sequencer, and much electronic nerdery with legend Jake of RYK Modular.

    Thanks to Matt Milligan for editing this episode.

    If you enjoy this, please share it!

    BUY RYK MODULES: https://www.ryk-modular.com/products

    THANKS TO SPONSORS:  http://signalsounds.com & https://www.thonk.co.uk/

    SUPPORT THE PODCAST ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/mylarmelodies

    Links to Some Things We Discuss

    The original Jake M185 jam that I could still hum was: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAvPPj_Sy6c&ab_channel=RYKModular

    The amazing David Elsewhere breakdancing clip (it’s actually from 2001, heck): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUz4OLQi_uw

    The VW Ad Jake & Ryoko directed as NE-O (Mint Royale also doing great work on the remix): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Myxb1f07cAo

    Jake’s favourite Toyota ad they made (and which won the Cannes Lion award): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xJcwF7N0QM

    Bonus: Brilliant Toyota ad NE-O directed: https://vimeo.com/155964264

    LISTEN AND SUBSCRIBE TO WHY WE BLEEP ON APPLE PODCASTS: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/why-we-bleep/id1338201154

    LISTEN AND SUBSCRIBE ON SPOTIFY:

    https://open.spotify.com/show/7geAIMtHFkCjEiRy3oqez0?si=wJOmlqVDR1CHur1PBrDlXg

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Why We Bleep 043: Everything Everything

    Why We Bleep 043: Everything Everything

    Discussing the music making process, beating bad habits and “doing a f*cko” with Alex Robertshaw and Jonathan Higgs of the excellent band Everything Everything.

    Ensure more Why We Bleeps get created by supporting the podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mylarmelodies

    BUY THEIR RECORDS (AND SEE THEM LIVE): https://everything-everything.co.uk/

    THANKS TO SPONSORS: http://signalsounds.com & https://www.thonk.co.uk/

    LINKS TO STUFF WE DISCUSS
    ▶︎ Ableton Live: https://www.ableton.com/en/
    ▶︎ Verbos Modular: https://www.verboselectronics.com/
    ▶︎ Cwejman Modular: https://www.modulargrid.net/e/vendors/view/20 (The founder died in 2021 and I am not sure what the future holds for the brand)
    ▶︎ Monome Teletype: https://monome.org/docs/teletype/
    ▶︎ Cirklon: https://www.sequentix.com/
    ▶︎ Bach to Moog (exploring hybrid acoustic/electronic arrangements): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Rcw5GCXJnQ&t=335s
    ▶︎ Stuart Price: https://www.soundonsound.com/people/stuart-price (old interview but interesting)
    ▶︎ James Ford: https://www.jamesellisford.com/
    David Kosten: https://davidkosten.com/
    ▶︎ VCV rack: https://vcvrack.com/ (A free virtual modular synth in your computer!!)
    ▶︎ Teletype add-on: https://library.vcvrack.com/monome/teletype
    ▶︎ Alex’s Teletype tutorial recommendation:
    https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMHhQKTYXU657VGx48aj-0rs_tjoz7-Eo&si=V7cyhn7UnTC41OfR
    ▶︎ Alex’s favourite Teletype Instagrammer:
    https://www.instagram.com/tv/Cbf0boxg4yp/?igsh=MTRrbGNjbWU5Z2lyOA== (the guy who connected lights to his!)

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Why We Bleep 042: Music Thing MK VI

    Why We Bleep 042: Music Thing MK VI

    A freewheeling conversation about nearly everything with the fantastically interesting Tom Whitwell.

    Ensure more Why We Bleeps get created by supporting the podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mylarmelodies

    BUY TOMS MODULES: https://musicthing.co.uk/
    THANKS TO SPONSORS:  http://signalsounds.com & https://www.thonk.co.uk/

    LINKS TO STUFF WE DISCUSS
    Tom’s Residential Workshop in April 2024 he’s doing: https://dyski.co/Tom-Whitwell-Sound-Maps
    52 things Tom Learned in 2023: https://medium.com/magnetic/52-things-i-learned-in-2023-a3bbb9f9323d
    An interesting book about being interesting that Tom is in: https://thedobook.co/products/do-interesting-notice-collect-share
    The book drawing on the right side of the brain: https://www.drawright.com/
    The David Tudor book he loves: http://remindedbytheinstruments.info/phone/index.html
    The Centimental Noise Book: https://cementimental.com/noisebook/
    Tom’s Move module: https://www.thonk.co.uk/music-thing-modular-move/
    Tom’s 8MU controller: https://www.thonk.co.uk/shop/music-thing-8mu/
    Teenage Engineering KO II: https://teenage.engineering/store/ep-133/
    My Panda Shall Fly: https://www.instagram.com/mypandashallfly/?hl=en-gb
    The episode of Why We Bleep with Sunroof: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/why-we-bleep-032-daniel-miller-gareth-jones-sunroof/id1338201154?i=1000532055425
    An app can be a home cooked meal: https://www.robinsloan.com/notes/home-cooked-app/
    Matt Webb’s AI Clock: https://www.theverge.com/23669343/ai-clock-chatgpt-poems-rhymes-diy-project
    Tom’s Mikrophone MK3 Module: https://www.thonk.co.uk/shop/mtm-mikrophonie-with-mic/
    Tom Whitwell’s original ‘Where Daft Punk Got Their Samples From’ video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJPdVVOmbz4
    Tape Notes with James Blake: https://tapenotes.co.uk/project/tn122-james-blake
    ChatGPT: https://chat.openai.com/
    The service Mylar uses that AI transcribes: https://www.descript.com/
    The Rabbit R1 pocket companion: https://www.rabbit.tech/

    • 2 hrs 51 min
    Why We Bleep 041: LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

    Why We Bleep 041: LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

    LISTEN ELSEWHERE & SUPPORT
    ▶︎ https://www.whywebleep.com/
    ▶︎ https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/why-we-bleep/id1338201154
    ▶︎ https://www.patreon.com/mylarmelodies

    MORE FROM SAM:
    ▶︎ https://www.lookmumnocomputer.com/
    ▶︎ https://www.youtube.com/lookmumnocomputer

    THANKS TO SPONSORS
    ▶︎ https://www.signalsounds.com/ 
    ▶︎ https://www.thonk.co.uk/ 
    (Check out the two samplers mentioned: https://www.thonk.co.uk/shop/sebsongs-sampler/ & https://www.thonk.co.uk/shop/infinite-digits-pikocore/ )

    THINGS WE DISCUSS
    ▶︎ The photographer we discuss who develops pictures with unusual materials is Melanie King: https://www.instagram.com/melaniekatking/ 
    ▶︎ Korg MS10: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korg_MS-10 
    ▶︎ Dave “Nervous Squirrel”: https://www.nervoussquirrel.com/ 
    ▶︎ Great SOS video with Dave: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upYn03sU80A 
    ▶︎ Kosmo Format Modular: https://www.lookmumnocomputer.com/modular 
    ▶︎ Mutable Instruments Braids: https://pichenettes.github.io/mutable-instruments-documentation/modules/braids/
    ▶︎ VCV Rack (Contains a Braids): https://vcvrack.com/
    ▶︎ The Talk by Vlad Kreimer of Soma: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxdzM86Urhg

    BOOKS MYLAR MENTIONS WHICH ARE ALL WORTH YOUR TIME
    ▶︎ Deep Work - Cal Newport 
    ▶︎ Digital Minimalism - Cal Newport
    https://calnewport.com/writing/ 
    ▶︎ Four Thousand Weeks - Oliver Burkeman: https://www.oliverburkeman.com/books (Book of the year for me)
    ▶︎ 10 Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Account - Jaron Lanier
    ▶︎ You Are Not a Gadget - Jaron Lanier 
    https://www.jaronlanier.com/

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Why We Bleep 040: Intellijel

    Why We Bleep 040: Intellijel

    Talking origins, 101 filters, product design and more with Danjel Van Tijn of Intellijel. 🎙✨
    LINKS
    INTELLIJEL: https://intellijel.com/
    THANKS TO SPONSORS
    https://www.signalsounds.com/ - for all kinds of gear
    https://www.thonk.co.uk/ - for easy synth DIY and desktop gear!
    If you enjoyed this episode, please share it!

    • 1 hr 45 min
    Why We Bleep 039: Clark

    Why We Bleep 039: Clark

    Clark: https://throttleclark.com/

    Support this podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mylarmelodies

    THANKS TO SPONSORS
    https://www.signalsounds.com/ - for all kinds of gear
    https://www.thonk.co.uk/ - for easy synth DIY

    If you enjoyed this episode, please share it!
    Thanks to Matt Milligan for editing this episode.

    • 1 hr 17 min

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