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Dave Shot First
Dave Thomspon is writing a podcast super-hero noir drama that features Cinema Shuffle for the closing music. His story is very entertaining and worth a listen.
Unbecoming Levity
A Pedantical Long Pelt was used as the intro and outro to an audio sketch regarding the latest Harry Potter book.
CCMixter
John Holowach saw fit to remix Legit Worn Kit and put it up here.
Stirling
An impressive group of teens from Massachusetts. This movie group is using A Pedantical Long Pelt and Cinema Shuffle in their movie.
Radio Six International
An internet radio station that broadcasts on shortwave as well. Many Tangential Cold songs have made the playlist in the past.
KHPI
Another internet web-cast station. This one specializes in Latin music and have picked up Latino Chino for broadcast.
ShasRadio
The first web-cast station that based the playlist on reader profiles (as far as I know). The station is sadly defunct now, but it's listed here as a thank you.
The Linux Link Tech Show
A weekly show airing every Wednesday at 9PM. In one of their first weeks, they played Feather Lullaby during their intermission.
The Linux Link
The web station that airs 'The Linux Link Tech Show' also features audio feeds from SLUGRadio and LUGRadio and have played several tracks including Cinema Shuffle and Just Three Days.
Garry DeLong Photography and Writing
Garry DeLong has produced a couple of videos and has incorporated a couple of tracks including Cinema Shuffle.

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Tangential Cold Studios: Audio laptop

The idea to roll my own audio pc came to me a few years ago (1998 or so) but I didn't have the knowledge or experience with first class audio applications and products (and a decided lack of funds) to do it.

Update: So it turns out that I still had a good bit to learn when it came to building my own DAW. The system I built was very powerful. However, it was also VERY noisy. The two AMD CPUs, and the case had a total of 7 fans. I had to leave the machine turned off most of the time. I only turned it on when I went to make music. When I wanted to record something with a mic (as opposed to a line-in) I had to use a long mic cable and go SOMEWHERE ELSE. I ran a cable to my daughter's bedroom once. Bottem line: I sold it.
New Hardware

  • CPU: 14" Apple MacBook Pro. This has a DVI connection that lets me run two monitors in 'cinema' mode so I have screen realestate. And it is Oh So Quiet.
  • Ram: 1G
  • Hard Disk: 80G
  • Audio Interface: M-Audio's FireWire 410. This bad little boy makes using my laptop for audio possible. Great inputs. MIDI. Audio. Mic. All in one small well built unit.

Hardware
  • Mixer: Mackie 1202 VLZ Pro $291. Nice all around unit to feed my soundcard that I bought off of EBAY. I figure that I can plug in my keyboard and microphone plus anything else up to the Mackie to feed the soundcard.
  • Microphone: A classic work-horse SM-58.
  • Microphone: AKG C1000S $200. In retrospect, this was probably not the best choice for my needs. I got it when I wanted a decent condensor mic but I didn't have phantom power. At the time I was going to go with a Soundblaster sound card. Once I made the decision to go with a better soundcard, I realized that I'd need a mixer to feed it. Once I had the mixer, I had the phantom power I needed. This mic, can work with or without phantom power. I'm sure it'll still be worth it for field recordings though.

Software
  • Cubase Had this on the PC, so I bought an upgrade and just shifted over to the mac
  • Reason 2 Had version 1.0 for the PC, so when I got a mac, I got the 2.5 upgrade and again just shifted over.
  • GarageBand Part of iLife, this and 4 other apps cost a whopping $50. This should do evering I was doing with Sonic Foundry's ACID. That is, I tend to do my drum loops in stuff like this.

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