Interview With Richard Devine Namm 2011

Lover of John Cage and non-standard time-signatures Richard Devine might seem out of place on a bill that includes dance-music-hero BT, but his decidedly more avant-garde musical stylings actually served to highlight the wide-raging appeal of the new iZotope Stutter Edit performance and production software.

Gino Robair spoke with Devine after his eclectic set at the iZotope NAMM party. Though he was there to help support the release of Stutter Edit, he had a lot of nice things to say about the new Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4, the newest controller that makes use of all the sound shaping and loop creating abilities of Traktor Pro.

See the video interview with Richard Devine here

For a taste of what Richard Devine makes of the new iZotope Stutter Edit software, dig this

Devine Gesture Variations for the “Stutter Edit” plug-in by iZotope. from Richard Devine on Vimeo.

Interview with BT NAMM 2011

Interview with BT NAMM 2011

Back at Winter NAMM, iZotope held a proper release party for their new Stutter Edit performance / production effect, headlined by the man behind the app, BT. We sat down with Mr. Transeau after the party to talk about his collaboration with iZotope on Stutter Edit. Wouldn’t you know, His relationship with iZotope’s MIT-educated management stretches all the way back to his days at Berkley School of Music. Go Sawx.

BT’s already had a momentous 2011; in addition to the release of iZotope Stutter Edit, he’s been nominated for a Grammy for the first time in his long career, for his album These Hopeful Machines. If you’re wondering, this is the Grammy performance to which he refers when talking about how excited he is about the nod.

Gino Robair asks the man behind iZotope Stutter Edit about his creative process. Specifically, how does he get down to writing when he’s got all that excellent gear to distract him. One of the answers is: have a room that’s basically a big “ergonomic mouse.” Also, limitation is the key to inspiration.

BT also talks about his love of country music by way of discussing the writing process for Every Other Way off his Grammy-nominated These Hopeful Machines

See the video interview here

Part 1

Part 2

Crystal Method Pioneer Booth NAMM 2011

Got a chance to check them out this year in the Pioneer room at Winter NAMM 2011.

Here’s a short close up video. Longer video will soon follow.