Archive for the 'Audio Adventures' Category

Audio Adventures: L’historie du Schaeffer

The bibliography of Pierre Schaeffer as presented in musique conrete form by Tim Pickup. This show is not worth missing, despite it being in a language i hardly understand. I wrote a quick introduction and translated it into French, then back into English to help maintain confusion: the audio bibliography of the collection of tim […]

Audio Adventures: Barney’s Guitar Effects Pedals

Tim Pickup takes the week off and hands the show over to his friend Barney who takes us on a grand tour of his homemade guitar effects pedals. If you enjoyed Tim’s previous show on the 555 Timer, then you’ll love this show which takes DIY audio electronics to the next level. With a little […]

Audio Adventures: Voyager Interstellar Outreach Recordings

As you go about your alien day on your far off alien world doing your strange extra-terrestrial things you look up to the many suns in the sky and wonder; is there life out there somewhere? In this installment of the ever-popular and interesting edition of Audio Adventures Tim Pickup puts us in that position, […]

Audio Adventures: Ice Cream Van Music

Tim Pickup explores the low-fi world of Ice-Cream van chimes; the crudely synthesized ditties that herald the arival of the van full of frozen treats. Today’s show features a wide variety of anoying tunes, plus the perplexing legalities of the use of ice-cream chimes in public. You might also be interested in this history of […]

Audio Adventures: Fruit Machine Music

This week Tim Pickup explores the variety of noises, bleeps and melodies produced by the fruit machine.

Audio Adventures: Um

Speech disfluencies are parts of speech which are not generally recognized as purposeful or containing formal meaning, usually expressed as pauses such as uh or er, but also extending to repairs (“He was wearing bla—uh, blue pants”), and articulation problems such as stuttering. Use is normally looked down upon in mass media such as news […]

Audio Adventures: SID Music

An investigation into the sonic possiblities of the SID chip; that famous synthesizer used in the Commodore 64 and other 80’s 8-bit micro-computers.

Audio Adventures: The Golden Age of Video-Arcade death

Death through inaction: Tim pickup emulates a number of 80’s arcade games and records the noise of doing absolutely nothing other than inserting an emulated 10p. Frenzied beeping.

Promo: The Exciting Hellebore Shew

A Promo for Dan Wilson’s first series for Resonance FM: The Exciting Hellebore Shew. To subscribe to this series, visit the Hellebore Archive or pick up the highlights from the Resonance FM podcast collection.

Promo: Epistaxis Time

A promo for Epistaxis Time. If you would like to subscribe to Epistaxis Time, head over to (for the complete archive and RSS feed), or the Resonance web-site for highlights.