Why We Bleep
Why We Bleep
Mylar Melodies
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 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/
Feb 4
2 hr 51 min
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/mylarmelodiesMORE FROM SAM:▶︎ https://www.lookmumnocomputer.com/▶︎ https://www.youtube.com/lookmumnocomputerTHANKS 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=WxdzM86UrhgBOOKS MYLAR MENTIONS WHICH ARE ALL WORTH YOUR TIME▶︎ Deep Work - Cal Newport ▶︎ Digital Minimalism - Cal Newporthttps://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/
Dec 26, 2023
1 hr 19 min
WHY WE BLEEP 040: INTELLIJEL
Talking origins, 101 filters, product design and more with Danjel Van Tijn of Intellijel. 🎙✨ LINKSINTELLIJEL: https://intellijel.com/THANKS TO SPONSORShttps://www.signalsounds.com/ - for all kinds of gearhttps://www.thonk.co.uk/ - for easy synth DIY and desktop gear!If you enjoyed this episode, please share it!
Dec 3, 2023
1 hr 45 min
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.
Nov 5, 2023
1 hr 17 min
WHY WE BLEEP 038: SYNCLAVIER DIGITAL
Synclavier Digital: https://www.synclavier.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!
Sep 29, 2023
1 hr 42 min
WHY WE BLEEP 037: RIVAL CONSOLES
Talking synths, music making, and what is the best console, with Rival Consoles! ✨ Buy or stream Ryan's new album Now Is, here: https://www.erasedtapes.com/release/eratp153-rival-consoles-now-is - and see him live! Support Why We Bleep on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mylarmelodies Support Why We Bleep for free by sharing this episode with friends. Check out our Episode Sponsors: https://www.signalsounds.com/ - for all kinds of gear https://www.thonk.co.uk/ - for easy synth DIY https://www.modcaf.org.uk/ - tickets for their Test Chamber event in September 23
Aug 31, 2023
1 hr 52 min
WHY WE BLEEP 036: KAITLYN AURELIA SMITH
Discussing inspiration, Buchlas and the magic of practice, with composer and live performer Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith! ✨
Nov 9, 2022
1 hr 10 min
WHY WE BLEEP 035: JAMES BLAKE
Discussing his cyclical production process, musical roots, tricks of his live show, the weirdness of album reviews and all things music making with Grammy award winning sound chap James Blake! ✨
Apr 3, 2022
2 hr 7 min
WHY WE BLEEP 034: MYLAR MELODIES + MUSIC THING
Where Tom interviews Mylar about inspiration, the gear that started a 20+ year journey, life behind the curtains in the gear industry, and expressing the music of the cosmos.
Jan 30, 2022
2 hr 10 min
WHY WE BLEEP 033: MAKE NOISE
Discussing simplicity, synth-spirations, and the stepped (not smooth) story behind making Make Noise, with founder and designer Tony Rolando! ⚡
Sep 29, 2021
1 hr 58 min
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