Audiobus: Use your music apps together.

What is Audiobus?Audiobus is an award-winning music app for iPhone and iPad which lets you use your other music apps together. Chain effects on your favourite synth, run the output of apps or Audio Units into an app like GarageBand or Loopy, or select a different audio interface output for each app. Route MIDI between apps — drive a synth from a MIDI sequencer, or add an arpeggiator to your MIDI keyboard — or sync with your external MIDI gear. And control your entire setup from a MIDI controller.

Download on the App Store

Audiobus is the app that makes the rest of your setup better.

Podcasts. Any good etc?

This from The Guardian's curated list this morning:

The Mogul Mixtapes

Hosted by Brandon “Jinx” Jenkins, Mogul always delivers the biggest moments in hip-hop, with access to the people who were there for them. The Mixtapes spin-off is particularly rich in songs and stories, with Ear Hustle’s Earlonne Woods picking his choices. Now free, he was sentenced to life in prison in 1988. You can hear the love as he talks about the first time he heard NWA. “It was a straight mirror to my reality,” he says, before dropping Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock’s It Takes Two and Ice-T’s Make It Funky. Previous episodes feature Ludacris and Mouse Jones (more info here).

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  • I like any of Malcolm Gladwell’s podcasts.
    A couple others that I like are:
    Criminal (all facets of crime, not grisly)
    Uncover (from CBC)
    LeVar Burton Reads (short stories, not kids stories)

  • For a bit of comic relief, I'm a huge fan of My Dad Wrote a Porno. Like most things, it takes a few episodes to really get going, but it is very funny indeed!

    Other things I like:
    Jamie Lidell - Hanging out with Audiophiles
    (chats about music production and performance, the one with Dave Stewart from the Eurythmics was brilliant, though I do wish Jamie would listen to his guests more and interrupt less, lol)

    John Vervaeke - Awakening from the Meaning Crisis (philosophy, highly accessible)

    Charles Eisenstein - A New and Ancient Story (philosophy and the environment)

    Any podcast with Daniel Schmachtenberger, one of the most articulate thinkers on existential risk and society, a brilliant mind.

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    Song Exploder - artists describe the creative process behind their songs using stems - nice and short - usually ten or so minutes describing the process of creating the song, then they play it in full.

    Twenty Thousand Hertz - Fascinating. Their description sums it up. "The stories behind the world's most recognizable and interesting sounds."

    Triple Click - my fave gaming podcast by a long shot, with ex-Kotaku hosts.

    And for a broader range of topics and very high production values, you can't go wrong with these established classics: Radiolab and This American Life.

  • edited May 24

    ‘1984: The year, not the book’ is worth a listen. A friend suggested I start there with Theory of Everything, and I’m glad I did.
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1984-the-year-not-the-book/id646537599?i=1000447344604

    I like a podcast, but this lockdown is messing with my listening habits.

    Most people seem to know the obvious contenders already, but be aware of the Third Coast Festival archive:
    https://www.thirdcoastfestival.org/overview/library/all/date

  • +1 for Song Exploder. Also Broken Record and Switched-On Pop.

  • Song Exploder is great. Small Operations, if you're into Teenage Engineering stuff.
    Adam Buxton is non-music, very funny, consistently good, and he writes and records his own jingles and links, many of which are superb.
    Wittertainment (Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo's film review) is the old man(men) of podcasts, and quickly addictive.

  • Here’s a good one, all about sound. There’s a segment in there with Chris Watson of Cabaret Voltaire making field recordings in the Arctic. It’s a one-off, sadly, for the non-Danish speaking majority (I’d love to understand the rest of them):
    http://thirdear.dk/arkiv/soundtracks/

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    This one has been mentioned several times before here, but I've really enjoyed The Mastering Show podcast with British audio mastering engineer Ian Shepherd (plus guests)

    https://themasteringshow.com/

    ...and my non-music suggestions are How To Academy and Intelligence Squared

  • Thanks Johnny

  • @Gavinski said:

    Any podcast with Daniel Schmachtenberger, one of the most articulate thinkers on existential risk and society, a brilliant mind.

    This.

    Also Eric Weinstein, the Portal. A ridiculously smart man with sometimes frightening insight into the world. Daniel Schmachtenberger featured on one of his episodes.

  • Here is One of my favourites:
    Jon Leidecker aka Wobbly's Variations. A very thorough history of sampling in 8 episodes.
    https://rwm.macba.cat/en/buscador/radio/serie/variaciones-9458

    The radio web macba site has more interesting stuff on it (not all in english unfortunately).
    If generative music is your thing check out Mark Fell's Composing with process.
    https://rwm.macba.cat/en/buscador/radio/serie/componiendo-procesos-9463

    Another history of electronic music:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/de/podcast/a-history-of-electronic-music/id592647561?l=en

    And something I listen to while cleaning :-) Art+Music+Technology
    https://podcasts.apple.com/de/podcast/art-music-technology/id736102938?l=en

    For anyone interested in the art of german Hörspiele (radio plays) I can recommend
    some episodes. Obviously most of these radio plays are in german but there are some hidden gems with contributions from Mouse on Mars, Felix Kubin, Ergo Phizmiz,... so I am going to post the links to some notable episodes for non german speakers:

    Diethmar Dath/Mouse on Mars: Die Abschaffung der Arten
    Episode 1 of 12:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/de/podcast/hörspiel-pool/id274175508?l=en&i=1000398034444

    Soundtrack by Mouse On Mars only:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/de/podcast/hörspiel-pool/id274175508?l=en&i=1000400803667

    Ergo Phizmiz (in english/studio performance video):
    https://podcasts.apple.com/de/podcast/01-hörspiel-studioperformance-hollywood-bestiary-von/id257125730?i=1000403884743&l=en

    Felix Kubin:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/de/podcast/hörspiel-pool/id274175508?l=en&i=1000392266640

    https://podcasts.apple.com/de/podcast/hörspiel-pool/id274175508?l=en&i=1000415806321

    Binaural Episode by Zeitblom: Tell me something good, Stockhausen!
    https://podcasts.apple.com/de/podcast/hörspiel-pool/id274175508?l=en&i=1000471654460

    FM Einheit (Einstürzende Neubauten):
    https://podcasts.apple.com/de/podcast/hammerschlag-hörspiel-mit-teodor-currentzis-von-fm/id732080100?i=1000461906902&l=en

    Also: Ergo Phizmiz's The Faust Cycle (english radio drama) can be downloaded here:
    http://headphonica.com/ergo-phizmiz-the-faust-cycle/

    A related question: Does anyone know a good podcasting app? I really dislike apple's app but never really found anything else. I'd love to be able to sort by genre or have proper playlists. Something with a simple, minimal layout.

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    @SimonSomeone said:

    @Gavinski said:

    Any podcast with Daniel Schmachtenberger, one of the most articulate thinkers on existential risk and society, a brilliant mind.

    This.

    Also Eric Weinstein, the Portal. A ridiculously smart man with sometimes frightening insight into the world. Daniel Schmachtenberger featured on one of his episodes.

    Nice to see another Schmachtenberger fan. I'll check out the Portal, thanks, hadn't heard of that one. Anyone wanting to check out Schmachtenberger, I'd really recommend the 3 part episode he did on Future Thinkers starting here at episode 57.

    https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/futurethinkers/FTP057.mp3?dest-id=174911

    Good podcast app for Android, by the way, is Podcast Addict.

  • @Gavinski said:

    @SimonSomeone said:

    @Gavinski said:

    Any podcast with Daniel Schmachtenberger, one of the most articulate thinkers on existential risk and society, a brilliant mind.

    This.

    Also Eric Weinstein, the Portal. A ridiculously smart man with sometimes frightening insight into the world. Daniel Schmachtenberger featured on one of his episodes.

    Nice to see another Schmachtenberger fan. I'll check out the Portal, thanks, hadn't heard of that one. Anyone wanting to check out Schmachtenberger, I'd really recommend the 3 part episode he did on Future Thinkers starting here at episode 57.

    https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/futurethinkers/FTP057.mp3?dest-id=174911

    Good podcast app for Android, by the way, is Podcast Addict. Unfortunately no ios version I think

  • edited May 24
  • @colonel_mustard said:
    Here’s a good one, all about sound. There’s a segment in there with Chris Watson of Cabaret Voltaire making field recordings in the Arctic. It’s a one-off, sadly, for the non-Danish speaking majority (I’d love to understand the rest of them):
    http://thirdear.dk/arkiv/soundtracks/

    This is great! Love the video and the Twin Peaks bit towards the end! The others also seem interesting even though I don't speak Danish.

  • great music related podcasts:
    breakfast with vinnie! (short format)
    the trap set with joe wong
    the ubk happy funtime hour (hillarious)

  • If you like film music : The Soundtrack Show
    Mastering advice: The Mastering Show
    +1 for Song Exploder
    A Christian Apologist I listen to: Let My People Think
    A local person I know with good dietician advice: The Secret Life of Dietitians

  • I’m totaly addicted to the AI podcast: https://pca.st/podcast/78c58610-9061-0136-7b92-27f978dac4db
    Don’t be deceived by the title, it covers a wider range of topics, the host is really good and he has some excellent guests.

  • The Twin Peaks bit gave me goosebumps.

    One of their episodes was translated into English, if you can bear to need the screen as you listen. It's weird, listening to a podcast with subtitles, but I can do it every now and again. Nice how it opens up the world a little bit more, anyway. The door is ajar.
    http://www.thomasarent.com/the-doubledobbeltgnger

    I like the look of your list, and Radio Web MACBA, and I'm crazy about sampling. Will try on the Leidecker!

    @Jonny8 said:

    @colonel_mustard said:
    Here’s a good one, all about sound. There’s a segment in there with Chris Watson of Cabaret Voltaire making field recordings in the Arctic. It’s a one-off, sadly, for the non-Danish speaking majority (I’d love to understand the rest of them):
    http://thirdear.dk/arkiv/soundtracks/

    This is great! Love the video and the Twin Peaks bit towards the end! The others also seem interesting even though I don't speak Danish.

  • edited May 24

    @colonel_mustard said:
    The Twin Peaks bit gave me goosebumps.

    One of their episodes was translated into English, if you can bear to need the screen as you listen. It's weird, listening to a podcast with subtitles, but I can do it every now and again. Nice how it opens up the world a little bit more, anyway. The door is ajar.
    http://www.thomasarent.com/the-doubledobbeltgnger

    I like the look of your list, and Radio Web MACBA, and I'm crazy about sampling. Will try on the Leidecker!

    Yeah, Twin Peaks is generally goosebumpy.
    I will definitely give this a try!

    Jon Leidecker aka Wobbly has 2 recent releases out using ios devices. One with Zeena Parkins and a solo album:

    ‘Monitress’ is a piece for multiple mobile devices, each one running a pitch-tracking app and a synthesizer. Each is sent an audio signal, which the tracking app converts to MIDI data which is then used to drive the synth. Using an analog mixer, the sounds of one mobile can be routed / cascaded among the others. Feedback loops similar to acoustic or electrical feedback occur when you close the circle. The pitch-tracking apps are prone to errors, especially when presented with complex multiphonics or polyphonies; they get quite a few notes fascinatingly wrong. But more striking is the audible reality of their listening to each other. Unison lines are an elemental sign of musical intelligence; we are entrained to emotional reactions when hearing multiple voices attempting the same melody. These machines may not meet our current criterion for consciousness, but every audience I’ve played this piece in front of quickly realizes they're not listening to a solo.

    Bandcamp:

    https://hausumountain.bandcamp.com/album/monitress

    There's also a neat list of apps that he uses at the bottom of the desciption.

  • I remember that feeling! He’s one smart and articulate gent, hopefully he’ll be a well known public figure some day soon

  • In Our Time (of course). Best thing ever. Minimum fuss, no sound design, just people who know stuff talking about stuff they know.

  • GuitarWank.com has interviews with Robben Ford, Tommy Emmanuel and dozens of players from all genres.
    The Robben Form interview that goes over the history of Dumble Amps and working with Joni Mitchell, Miles Davis and how Robben decided playing a lot of jazz inflected scales just didn't excite him like writing songs and fronting a kick ass blues band.

    Steve Lukather is also a good one.

    The regulars are Scott Henderson and Bruce Forman and the guy that records and keep them on track is
    Aussie TROY MACCUBBIN. They do a great job explaining the realties of trying to survive playing instrumental music on the road and how that world is changing. The army of young players coming up is mind boggling.

    Both Scott and Bruce are teachers as well in the LA area and on the internet.

    They spend a lot of time working hard to make each other laugh but they also drop the veil on the realities of
    a professional musician. Some of Scott's stories of working with Chick Corea and Joe Zawinul (Weather Report)
    are also interesting.

    They interview a lot of other folks in the world of guitars: amp builders, guitar techs, guitar magazine reporters (Jude Gold, who also has a Guitar Podcast called "No Guitar Is Safe").

    There are well over 200 podcasts but the very early ones appear to be lost to history and do not download.

  • Joe Rogan Experience. Best Hands Down

  • Drunk Women Solving Crime.

  • I use (for aprox 5 years now) as app on mac and iphone
    the free aggregator Overcast
    https://overcast.fm

    what I listen to:
    Stuff To Blow Your Mind
    Very Bad Wizards
    The Guardian's Audio Long Reads
    Philosophize This!
    Skeptoid

    • some more...

    *very easy to follow and have in 1 place all podcasts you like
    using Overcast!

  • @cooksferryqueen said:
    Drunk Women Solving Crime.

    Wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it. Also a good name for a band. :)

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