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Michael Oster
"I'm that one person who when they hear a skipping, stuttering CD playing is shouting, 'Keep it going, I can do something with that!" more

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Mountain Rain CD - sometimes you just want to hear rain.
Mountain Rain
Sometimes you just want to hear the rain. I've had so many requests over the years for a "rain" CD. Here it is, over 64 minutes of soothing rain and nothing else. more
Hot chicks love the Difficult LIstening Channel podcast.
Return of the Prepared AK 47
The most famous (or infamous) assault rifle in the world gets a makeover! What if I sampled the sounds of an AK47, processed the hell out of them and made a CD? more
prepared ak47
Michael Oster releases a Trilogy

Get all 3 CDs "meow", "Buster's Last Stand" and "Hungarian Throw-up Machine" for $25.00 - save $5.00! more
Useful Masking Noise CD Michael Oster 2013
Useful Masking Noise
A cross between a closeup waterfall hitting cool rocks, old analog television static, with a gentle touch of industrial fan and a faint hint of radio crackle. Think of it as being a fine wine for your ears. more
Buster's Last Stand
...Aliens Invade!
An experiment in human artificial intelligence sends an errant signal into space and aliens are inadvertently contacted. Then it gets weird. more
...Aliens Invade!
Electric PlacentaLand 2013 Michael Oster
Electric PlacentaLand
Electric PlacentaLand is loud and intense. Its sonic textures and colors change, evolve and don't let you go. It's a blending of sound deconstruction and aural rebirth more
My First Novel!!!

BOTS When 22nd Century Technology Fails

It's the year 2117 A software virus is spreading rapidly causing robots to go completely berserk. The only effective way to deal with the bots is to euthanize them. And then the fun begins.

I've put the first 25 chapters online with more on the way.more
BOTS When 22nd Century Technology Fails a novel by Michael I. Oster
An ongoing project of experimental sound manipulation - or maybe its a cry for help.
The Difficult Listening Channel Podcast is now 8 years old! That's ancient in the world of podcasting. And the experiment continues into 2013.


That's right. More glitch. More sound hiccups. More audio jump cuts. More extreme edits. More Reaktor overloads. More sound abuse, More bizarre field recordings. More of whatever nonsense I can come up with and then some. All wrapped up in a beautiful mp3 format for your listening pleasure.


The Show: It's all original and it's just about all live with a few edits thrown in for good measure. The synths I'm using are my own creations made in the program Reaktor by Native Instruments. And I'm using a late 2012 version MacBook Air as the host platform for creation/performance.


Why? Because.


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Many of my CDs are now available as mp3 and "Full Quality" digital downloads. more
Michael Oster's Discography Here's a list of the CDs and CD-ROMs that I've made since 1997. This does not include releases by other artists that I've worked on. more

The Difficult Listening Channel
The sounds in my head become the sounds in yours.


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*** Here are the older shows :-) You wanted more...so here they are! Previous episodes of the Difficult Listening Channel going back a pretty long time. You can lose yourself in literally days of noise and glitch. Enjoy!





podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - 187 - Grandmaster, Mixmaster, Funkmaster, Sexmaster or: They Castrated Momma" Dave's gone and done it again. He left the gate open and Buster got out. Now Buster is known throughout the neighborhood as an uncontrollable crotch sniffer and once he's got his nose fixed on a target, there's no stopping him. The upside is that he occasionally provides a generous 'happy ending' to a select few of his 'victims'. Though this seems to be purely unintentional and random, it is nevertheless regarded as a plus. But, this is the fifth time in a month that Buster has run amok. All other options exhausted, the homeowner's association is forced to take decisive action. Everything becomes completely clear when it's realized that Buster is Dave's hand puppet which he fabricated from an old sock, discarded buttons, duct tape and a used enema bag.


show release date 7-24-2012

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - 186 - Flying on a Winged Tampon or: All Lubed Up and Nowhere to Go" Life in this small fishing village is hard. Actually it sucks. But things are about to get a whole lot worse now that Jesse is out of prison. Jesse has several mental defects, a few of which can be overlooked. However there are two of these defects which skew Jesse toward a life of unpredictable insanity. But, since he's served his 20 years and is technically rehabilitated, he's a free man. Free, but also on the menu. Jesse's first job lands him right in the gut of a great white shark. Actually he didn't land there. He was fed there... slowly and painfully. Seems that these villagers can hold a grudge for a long time and they're not all mentally 'right' either. Generations of relentless inbreeding will do that. So Jesse has become bait and life in the small village has returned to 'suck'. Everyone lives happily ever after at least until the giant squid attacks.


show release date 7-17-2012

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - 185 - Attack of the Giant Placenta or: A Secretion's Excretions" Even though it did what it was told and put the lotion on its skin, it still got the hose. Now cold, wet and covered in a gardenia-scented, slime it had to act. Meanwhile, Bonnie gets the disco fever and can't stop dancing. More than ever, she plays her tunes loud and proud with no cares about any possible future hearing loss. Across town, Alan farts in yoga class, but blames it on the fat woman behind him. It fools almost everyone. Everyone except for Rachel. George can't wait to see his girlfriend. And he's got some exciting news. It's about that elective surgery that he had. But here comes the tricky part... will she recognize him? Because "George" has become "Gale", and is 6 months pregnant.


show release date 7-9-2012

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - 184 - Failure to Courtesy Flush or: I Am Disintegrate" Joe's day was turning out to be pretty good till he boarded the plane. Wouldn't you know it, of all people, he's seated next to a mouth breathing neanderthal. And the smell! This guy reeked like a half dead leper bloating in a direct sun. Then, just when Joe's fourth vodka started kicking in, somewhere over Cleveland, this goon starts hacking up phlegm from deep in his putrid, maggot infested lungs. Joe was sure that the next global pandemic was being spawned right next to him. And the flight was full so there was no escape. Seats all taken. Lavatories occupied. Festering air continuously recirculating. Only 4 more hours to LA, he thought. But would he make it there alive?

show release date 6-27-2012

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - 183 - Litterbox Love Fondle Treat or: Wetsuit, Spacesuit, Clown Car" 'May the roads you travel all be unpaved'. This Chinese proverb became a living hell for Zack as the road he was now traveling was in fact, unpaved. Also he was barefoot, it was snowing and he was going exclusively uphill. Zack had experienced tough times before. Far worse than this. But he was never more pissed off. And he was on a mission to kill the bastard that came up with that Chinese proverb. And who could blame him, really? Ever since Daphne farted in yoga class, Zack has been in a really bad mood. And this just complicates things. But, in Daphne's defense, she did eat a super burrito just before class. Zack warned her.

show release date 6-19-2012

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - 182 - Molester the Jester or: It's a Remix, Bitches" Two hundred years in the future and billions of miles off course in uncharted deep space, the crew of USS Uranus finds a secret Nazi outpost. It appears to be long abandoned. A detailed search reveals unbelievably advanced technology... far beyond that of Earth. They load some examples onto Uranus for a return journey home. However, they're not exactly sure where they are and how to get back. Even worse, it appears that this "abandoned" outpost in fact is inhabited - by "Damn Dirty Horny Nazi Apes"! These apes haven't seen a human in centuries, and it shows. The Captain orders the crew to protect Uranus at all costs. But three of the extremely agitated apes have made it into the cargo hold. What happened next is so vile that it cannot be written or even discussed.

show release date 6-12-2012

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - 181 - Alpha Delta Beta Prostate or: The Diary of Dad's Brain" When Glen the plumber is done with his long day of laying pipe, he likes to relax and have a cold beer. Unfortunately, he's all out of beer. To top it off the TV has unexpectedly died and the dog just got sick on his new wood floor. He calls up his girlfriend Gina to come over for a little romance, but she's on her period. Now things are about to get ugly. Outside, the solar storm kicks into high gear. Transmissions are garbled and the sky turns a vivid green. Bill gets stung by a wasp and bit by a pelican on his penis. Both in the same day. A strange coincidence indeed, as this is the exact sequence of events that's required to start a zombie outbreak.

show release date 5-29-2012

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - 180 - Crouching Lineman, Hidden Douchebag or: The Draining of the Sturgeon" Things have been really crazy on the ranch since Jethro got back. Talk about micromanagement! He's been up everyone's ass like a tapeworm in heat. Even the goats are pissed. Meanwhile at the yacht club, Christine orders the clam chowder when her BFF calls with some exciting news! She then gets passive-aggressive with the waiter, making unusual requests. The pube in her salad goes unnoticed, however, and she leaves a substantial tip. Tyrone builds a sex robot and somehow manages to get herpes from it. Then the robot goes on a horny sex spree infecting the rest of the neighborhood before it's put down by animal services.

show release date 5-21-2012

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - 179 - 50,000 Pounds of Larvae or: All Hail King Turdpile!" Even though the horned toad told him to go south to Mexico, Jake stayed put. Defiantly, the horned toad went south on his own and had a legendary time in Cancun. Sex, booze, women, hookers, phlegm, topless babes, leather, vomit, panty masks, used condoms, more women and even a stray donkey were on the playlist. Everything the horned toad expected and then some. It was all going great till he was confronted by the cartel who demanded that he smuggle contraband across the border by hiding it in his rectum. The horned toad refused and made a valiant escape back to America, his anus still intact. However, he doesn't remember how and when he got his nipples pierced.

show release date 5-15-2012

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - 178 - Marxist Madame, Soviet Socialite or Armed for Recital" It's like a 1980's circuitbent fantasy romance. Boy meets girl. Boy falls in love with girl. Girl ignores boy because she has the hots for the school's football star. Boy does stupid things to get girl's attention. Aliens invade and destroy the city. Boy and girl are the only survivors. Boy falls in love with alien that he believes might be a female because it has 3 'vaginas'. Boy and alien have a halfbreed baby. Baby half human-alien grows to be 300 feet tall and rampages across 5 states before it is killed by a last resort nuclear blast. Boy regrets coupling with the alien and asks original "girl" for forgiveness. Girl now is interested in boy. Boy gives girl an alien STD.

show release date 5-7-2012

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - 177 - Last Chance for Lap Dance or: Sensitivity Training In Progress" In this tearjerker, the 800 pound gorilla in the room really is an 800 pound gorilla. However, this is the one time that having an 800 pound gorilla in the room is an asset. See, it just so happens that at that very moment, this house was randomly "home invaded". The carnage was quick and complete. At least Jeff had wood floors and good insurance. But no one can explain how the gorilla got there in the first place. Could it have been teleported? Al is assigned to the HMS Cornhole. Reggie acquires a couple of nice additions for his polyp collection. He then exposes the polyps to a small amount of radiation for several hours. Now the polyps have acquired a taste for human flesh and fava beans.

show release date 5-1-2012

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - 176 - Soup Kitchen Sex Fantasy or: Greetings from Ambassador Molotov" It's when times are at their darkest that people turn to faith and hope. But then the containment field fails. Within minutes, all measurements go off the scale. Evacuations are ordered, but is it too late? Andrea gets a bonus and puts some money down on a new Prius. A wormhole is discovered just south of 8th Street. Before it can be filled, thousands of worm people come crawling out. Turns out that when startled, worm people secrete a gel like substance that makes a landfill smell like sweet roses. Chaos immediately follows. Eric bakes sugar cookies and the dog pees in the living room. Tom's parakeet learns to say the word 'bitch'.

show release date 4-26-2012

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - 175 - Hungarian Throw-up Machine or: Control ALT ReGurgiTron" Mark was a typical thirty-something, basement dwelling trainwreck. At his best, he is mis-matched socks, bad breath and a 2 day stubble beard. At his worst, which was really more like his everyday average, he is a wall of putrid body odor on a stagnate Summer afternoon. Leslie is the trailer park's finest. Birthing hips, three missing teeth, huge bleached hair, and a whole lot of attitude. They were meant to be. But the baby looked more like Pedro the lawn guy than Mark. By their 4th child, even Mark began to get a little suspicious.

show release date 4-17-2012

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - 174 - Shave the Whales or: Locked in the Freezer with Honkey and Crackers" This town can't catch a break! Last week it was the 'great dioxin spill'. This time, the mayhem starts innocently enough while little Joey is digging for artifacts in a vacant lot. He unexpectedly releases Dr. Von Zurnbler's latest creation, a hybrid vampire - insect zombie - wolf-breed colony! Matters are further complicated when Sheena, the town slut is, bitten. Randy farts in yoga class. Stan takes a detour on the way to the mall. Nurse Riley gets busted for possession - demonic possession. Amber confronts Gary and a mysterious package show up unexpectedly.

show release date 4-9-2012

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - 173 - Buster's Last Stand or: That Movie with Those People" Unknown to just about everyone, Steve is in it for the chicks. This will probably be a huge letdown to all his adoring fans. But for now, he's riding high. Ticket sales are strong along with hot merchandise demand. But then his computer gets hacked. Jessie meets a long lost relative who is looking for money. Robert escapes the clutches of his nanny. Artie gets a promotion. An earthquake is felt in nearby Rosemont.

show release date 4-3-2012

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - 172 - Alpha Male Pissing Match or: Sock Monkey - the Sphincter Puppet Reunion Tour" What started off as a perfect day abruptly heads south as Jack runs out of toilet paper. He reaches in his pocket for the only piece of paper he can find - yesterday's lottery ticket. Later, he realizes that this wipe cost him over $130 million. Undaunted, he hits the drive-thru followed by the nudie bar - so it's not a total loss. Beth comes across a spider in her house. This is an unusually large spider, about the size of a small dog - her small dog which she hasn't seen all day. Turns out the spider ate her dog. Three days later, the spider shits out a dog collar and half of a leash.

show release date 3-27-2012

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - 171 - Liquid Bondage and the Monster Attack or: Granny Panty Surprise" Janice comes across something she can't explain which sends her into a rabid panic. She goes on a shopping spree buying everything in her path. She finally reaches her credit limit while carrying a basket full of adult toys. Alice gets a puppy for her boyfriend Jake. Annie finds out that the internet is for things other than porn. Alex digs up an unexploded WWII bomb in his backyard. Upon closer inspection it turns out not to be a bomb at all. It's a space station. And the billions of inhabitants, though extremely tiny are still alive.... and now awakened. Battle stations!!!!

show release date 3-19-2012

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - 170 - A Mouth Full of Oscillators or: We'll Always Have the Slaughterhouse" Stu goes completely off the reservation after a day of huffing gasoline. Unfortunately, he loses a testicle while attempting to shave his balls with a rusty straight razor. However, in a brief moment of genius, he stuffs one of his wife's emergency super-absorbent tampons into the sack void. It saves his life. Bob gets "served" by 4 urban fellows, one of which is carrying a pie. Blueberry pie. Dan's fortune cookie gives him much needed inspiration and he decides to become a ninja. Lilly breaks her nose ice fishing. Lester farts in yoga class. Al hooks up in the frozen food isle.

show release date 3-12-2012

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - 169 - Wedgie for Haji or: Whisky Tango Fuckup" While dumpster diving, Nathan finds an envelope labeled "TOP SECRET". Inside are the schematics to a Russian doomsday device. He proceeds to build said device using found parts and used duct tape. Dissatisfied with the outcome, he gives the device to 'some homeless guy'. Gregory gets a pony. Jill writes "The Essential Guide to Perfect Manscaping" under the pen name 'Pablo Jones'. It becomes a New York Times best-seller. Walter has a recurring pain in his neck. After weeks of increasing discomfort he breaks down and visits a doctor. Turns out a large tick has burrowed itself under his skin and grown to the size of a mouse while simultaneously tapping into his brain stem. It cannot safely be removed. In less than two weeks Walter will be under the complete control of the tick.

show release date 3-5-2012

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - 168 - Gimp the Pimp or: That Which Festers Only Makes Me Smarter" Blanche, an 84 year old resident of a local retirement home gets appointed chairperson of the facility's entertainment committee. Her first act is to institute 'porn night' every Thursday. The first week's theme 'Best Beaver of the Nixon 70's' is a smash hit and senior morale reaches an all-time high. Nearby St. Mary's Hospital sees an unusual rise in the number of hip fracture patients. Meanwhile, south of the Ozarks, little Sammy falls from a tree hitting his head. He wakes up believing that he is Winston Churchill and then organizes a complex multi-front invasion of the neighboring trailer park. Beverly bakes cookies while Brad feeds the dogs. Mr. Pinkers coughs up a hairball the size of a grapefruit.

show release date 2-28-2012

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - 167 - Tommy Gun Blowup Doll or: Acid Reflux Body Paint Opera = FAIL!" Tensions flare when Monica's OCD hits a new record. Max develops a taste for raw slug. Evelyn faces her worst fears when the police show up asking questions. Randy knows a secret and he starts a blog. Luis becomes seriously depressed when he finds out that it's impossible for him to live his dream life as a soccer mom. Danny farts in yoga class. After a night of marathon bar hopping Ricardo brings home a slut-opotamus. They make furious love in the living room for several hours. Much later, coming to his senses, Ricardo finds that he is now missing a kidney, two fingers and a lung. Plus, the rent is 3 days late and the sperm bank is closed. They share breakfast at Village Inn. After weeks of research, Lance figures out how to boil water. To celebrate, he pops a huge zit on his back, then uploads the video of it to YouTube. It goes viral - the video, not the zit.

show release date 2-21-2012

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - 166 - Even the Blind Yeti Sometimes gets the Human or: U Loot, We Shoot" This incredible story rages on as William begins to explore synthetics. He quickly realizes that he's allergic to latex. Gordon gets a facelift and tries to use an expired coupon for a discount. It doesn't turn out well for both him and his neophyte doctor. Rebecca joins a country club. Ann dives deep into her own fantasy world where baby seals club people. She is seriously injured by a baby seal with a club. Steve makes up for lost time by hanging out at truck stops where he learns that the employees don't always wash their hands after using the bathroom. Andy wrecks his third car - in two weeks - but makes up for it by dating a one-legged stripper.

show release date 2-14-2012

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - 165 - Showdown at Tuatt Liquors or: Every man has his breaking point" Lucas makes a volcano for 3rd grade science class. Problem is that Lucas is 28 years old and in graduate school. Unfortunately, the uranium that he uses becomes unstable and 3 city blocks have to be evacuated. Howard opens a hot dog stand and Sally gets food poisoning. Joyce visits her grandparents in Michigan and finds love on the way. Lester moves out of his mother's basement - again. Owen gets a rash in a not so nice place but has no problem scratching in public. Ben has a sinus infection that quickly becomes bronchitis. He is amazed by the vivd colors of phlegm that he produces and sets up a Facebook page to document the progress.

show release date 2-7-2012

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - 164 - Operation Drunken Idiot or: Only the Wrong Survive" The shit gets real for Ralph when the family dog breaks into the household laxative stash. Barry has a root canal. Sarah farts in yoga class. Mark confronts Gina. Beth loses her car keys while Sal explores the exciting world of circus side shows. Jeff learns the hard way that just because it has a vagina does not mean you must have sex with it. Tanya begins marketing her very own line of gourmet enemas where she receives better than expected success along with an Emmy nomination.

show release date 1-31-2012

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - 163 - St. ColonBerger's or: Insane in the Methane" A giant space robot comes down from space and starts talking in this secret space talk when Jimmy does the right thing: he contacts the authorities. It all goes downhill from there. Randall has sex with a whale. Roy bends time with his circuit bent Casio. And Nancy breaks up again.

show release date 1-26-2012

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - 162 - The Dead Can Vote More Than Twice or: When you said forever, I thought you meant a week or so" Tensions rise as Bob gets into Diane's meds. Suzie smells a fart, but there's no dog nearby. Rob's minature robot is a total failure and Sam brings more to the table than just good looks and a Glock.

show release date 1-18-2012

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - 161 - Lord of the Hives or: Put on your Disco shoes it's time for Meltdown" The season premieres without a hitch as Glen finds a panda in the pool, while a UFO grabs Betty by the strings. Mark finds himself in a sticky situation as Dawn pulls the plug on Jamie's ferret.

show release date 1-9-2012

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - 160 - Hung Like A Mastodon or: The Miracle of Climate Control" In this gripping episode, Max stubs his toe, Holly and Ben finally hook up. Len finds gold in his wine cellar, and Jane accidently shoots her dog.

show release date 11-2-2011

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - 159 - Breakfast at Lobotomy's or: You Had Me at Straight Jacket!" This week, Toby gets a mohawk, Mike finds a $5 bill, Sally finds out who the real father is, and toast gets burnt to a crisp.

show release date 10-19-2011

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - 158 - Electric Placenta or: In the Future, Everything Will Sound This Great." You can't make this stuff up. You might want to, but it's simply impossible.

show release date 10-11-2011

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - 157 - Lots of Knobs or: How Many Times Can You Dig in the Same Cat Box and Expect to Find Valuable Artifacts?" You want to know what's really shocking? 220 volts.

show release date 10-4-2011

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - 156 - Sex Vagina Horror Armageddon or: How the West Was Really Won" Lots of bootie shaking was had as people from all walks of life celebrated. Then the electricity was shut off. And then undead robots rose up and walked the Earth.

show release date 9-29-2011

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - 155 - Rise of the Mushroom Accelerator 2.0 or: There's More Than One of These" I had my best, brightest, most experienced engineer working on it. Pedro did a really good job considering he didn't understand English and had just a 7th grade education. But he was all that I could afford. Still, I think he is making progress and the prototype is expected to be ready for testing sometime early next year.

show release date 9-22-2011

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - 154 - Space Tampon Ninja Destroyer or: Maybe I Didn't Make My Point Clear" It was supposed to be a quick test. Nothing special. A run of the mill operation. But that's when the unexpected happened.

show release date 9-15-2011

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - 153 - More Is Better or: When a Routine Tonsil Scraping Goes Wrong" Just taking the laptop for a spin on a beautiful Summer morning, when all of a sudden, trouble hits.

show release date 9-8-2011

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - 152 - An Unfair Advantage or: How to Time Travel On Less Than A Dollar A Day" Lets get this groove going with the smooth sounds and hot beats of the best in simulated malfunctioning electronics. All the bits with less of the bytes. And it's even great on toast.

show release date 4-20-2011

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - 151 - Run Forrest Run or: Scrambling Up the Numbers Makes Better Cheese" It's the classics that we crave. And this one is destined to be a classic, that's for sure.

show release date 4-12-2011

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - 150 - A Side of Greens or: My Dreams Are All Digital." I sat and stared at the waves, but they didn't wave back. I washed the dishes and made the bed. Only time will tell if this was the correct course of action.

show release date 2-17-2011

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - 149 - Nice Girls Don't Fart or: What do you mean cheese costs extra?" Should this much power be allowed to be in the hands of an single person? And will the cute, cuddly little kitten really get it? Stay tuned to find out.

show release date 2-9-2011

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - 148 - Hot Robot Pr0n or: At Least I'm Still Big in Japan!" They may be cute and cuddly, but the pack a nasty bite. I suggest you keep your hands inside the ride at all times. It's going to be one of those days, I can feel it.

show release date 2-3-2011

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - 147 - Stop Eject or: When All the Broken Things Speak at Once" A laptop can be so many things. For me, it's a musical instrument. That is if you consider noise to be music, which I do. I used my custom synthesizer "Trash92" in Reaktor to make this mess.

show release date 1-4-2011

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - 146 - Auntie's Alias or: I Told You Not to Press the Red Button!" Inspired by the deposit that one of my cats left on the floor for me, I decided that the world needed some more interesting things to listen to.

show release date 12-22-2010

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - 145 - It Takes One or: Every Glitch is Better Than the One Before." When a bad day suddenly turns worse, our hero manages to step in a big smelly pile. And then the fun begins.

show release date 12-9-2010

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - 144 - Well, It Worked a Minute Ago or: She Can Touch My Junk But I Better Get a Happy Ending." The smoke started to clear when it hit me.... This is exactly what happens when you overload the system with conflicting messages. Nothing that a few extra gigahertz can't fix. But, until then I'll just keep to eating off of paper plates.

show release date 11-18-2010

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - 143 - At Least it's a Dry Heat or: Live from Uranus As Paul the FrogBoy's Free Dinner From El Loco Becomes a Burden." The day was as hot as it was long. But at least it was a dry heat. The dumpster affectionately known as El Loco was full of refuse as usual. Located just outside a nuclear plant most people stayed away from El Loco and its radioactive contents. But Paul the FrogBoy was not most people. He had spent the last 20 years living as a freakshow attraction and had a reputation for eating anything especially if it was free. Is Paul about to be done in by El Loco?

show release date 10-27-2010

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - 142 - A Beautiful Disintegration or: How I Destroyed Your Prized Cassettes and Became Huge in Japan." Another one of my Reaktor creations. This time its and audio processor meant to disintegrate whatever goes in. Sounds kind of like a ruined tape with a little extra.

show release date 10-21-2010

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - show 141 - Dr. ReGurgiTron or: How I Learned to Stop Recording and Love Nonlinear Distortion." Adding some tweaks to Trash92 made it even more unstable. Should I expect anything other than that or was it what I was shooting for in the first place? Disregard all other options and you'll be left with the truth or some version thereof.

show release date 10-13-2010

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - show 140" Inspired by everything I've ever broken, this is an updated version of my Trash92 Reaktor synth. Lots of under the hood changes make for a wider array of sounds and more fun!

show release date 9-28-2010

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - show 139" Another of my "latest" synthesizer creations in Reaktor. This one is called Trash92. Trash92 is the result of my continuing quest to create unusual sound makers in Reaktor. Though my methods may be somewhat evolving, the results are anything but predictable.

show release date 9-21-2010

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - show 138" I'm playing it like a drunken monkey, just the way nature intended. It's the Akai MPC 1000 loaded with a ton of my own sample creations all rolled up into one sonic mess. And that's the good part.

show release date 8-18-2010

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - show 137" You're hearing my latest synthesizer creation in Reaktor. I put all my knowledge from the Mushroom Accelerator, Circuit Bent Sputnik, and Wall Street Bailout Generator to work in making this one. I don't have a name for my new synth yet, but hopefully soon.

show release date 8-10-2010

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - show 136" Not since Luke found out who his father was has something so shocking been revealed. This is the Wall Street Bailout Generator - a soft synth that I created in Reaktor. It's a whole new breed of glitch, so enjoy!

show release date 4-14-2010

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - show 135" Not since the time I circuit bent Stephen Hawking's voice synthesizer have I heard such a fit of glitch. So I really showed my laptop who's boss and then some.

show release date 1-13-2010

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - show 134" This is the cilling saga of when the 8 bit digital Schumer hits the fan. Be there when a venerable flea market computer is tasked with analyzing the schematics of something called a 'Death Star' for any weaknesses.

show release date 11-17-2009

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - show 133" You may want to wait for the good part, and it's only a glitch away. Listen asap as this kind of sound mangling could become a federal crime. What? That doesn't make sense? Since when does that matter....

show release date 9-29-2009

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - show 132" After a long break, I bring you a 'mixtape' of DLC episodes. A clash of sounds to end the Summer and it's a long one. I'm considering releasing this as an EP.

show release date 9-20-2009

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - show 131" Last time, I presented the "lost episode". This episode, however, might be the one that you'd wish I lost to begin with. Happy 2009!

show release date 1-12-2009

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - show 130 - the Lost Episode" Now here's the real story. This was supposed to be episode 93. It got tucked away on a backup DVD and stayed there for over 2 years. Here's why I think this happened: Either my hard drive was too full to safely render the audio and/or the show was too long and would take up too much server space. Whatever the reasons, a "replacement 93" was created and this one was forgotten until I accidently stumbled upon a test-burn CD-R in my car. Oh, and Bono still IS the record!

show release date 12-19-2008

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - show 129" Citi gets bailed out and we wait to see who's next. About 25 years ago, John Cougar "needed a lover that won't drive him crazy". And just last year we found out that Bono didn't hold the record. He WAS the record! Don't worry. What you're hearing has nothing to do with any of this.

show release date 11-25-2008

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - show 128" Since I'm not getting my 2008 bonus, I figured it'd be a good time to pull out Circuit Bent SputniK and have a blast.

show release date 11-17-2008

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - show 127" Once again, I attack my MPC 1000. Over 1300 sounds, some dating back more than 20 years are unleashed in mutant form. I played all of this live...no edits! Be afraid.

show release date 11-4-2008

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - show 126" Here's a glitchy little treat to start a new week. I played this all live on the MPC 1000 as you hear it. All the sounds are mine, some going back over 20 years. All chopped up and reassembled for your listening pleasure.

show release date 10-20-2008

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - show 125" This one was especially fun. Skirting the breakcore, glitchcore, chipcore, corecore, and chaos genres, this episode was done completely live on the Akai MPC1000. I even cut 3 of my fingers from hitting the pads so hard. You can actually hear me hitting the pads since I recorded this with the internal microphones of the Sony PCM-D50 set in front of my studio monitors. All the samples are my own creations and you may even recognize some tiny chunks from earlier episodes of the DLC - since I love to hack up my own work.

show release date 9-30-2008

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - show 124" It's yet another brain bender. This is the first time I've used my new Akai MPC 1000 in a production - as I've only had it a few days. But, there's lots more than the MPC going on, of course like field recordings and synthesizer stuff.

show release date 9-19-2008

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - show 123" You're hearing a perfect example of why I don't ever get invited to the annual neighborhood barbeque. It's because I'm always tweaking my Mushroom Accelerator! And here it is running on an Intel chip.

show release date 9-12-2008

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - show 122" Here's some of my field recordings run through a computer simulation of 16 malfunctioning CD players. The things I think of....

show release date 8-15-2008

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - show 121" Do computers have souls? Is this what the machines will be listening to when they take over? I travel 20 years into the future to find out.

show release date 8-8-2008

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - show 120" Now you shall experience the full power of the Mushroom Accelerator! Oh, and this was all done live with just one edit near the beginning.

show release date 7-29-2008

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - show 119" I've been working on the Mushroom Accelerator. I think it's become intelligent. Or, maybe it's just some random crap. Anyway, enjoy some pure Mushroom Accelerator.

show release date 7-3-2008

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - show 118" These still aren't the droids you're looking for. But, they sure sound like them. Malfunctioning droids, that is.

show release date 5-28-2008

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - show 117" See what my wife has to put up with? Well, I thought that it was time for a nice, juicy podcast. Made with plenty of laptop noise.

show release date 5-8-2008

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - show 116" Time to get out your secret decoders. What? You don't have your secret decoders? Well, who's fault is that?

show release date 4-8-2008

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - show 115" I force my laptop to do unspeakable things... puke out relentless sound effects and there's nothing that can stop it. And you can hear it all!

show release date 3-24-2008

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - show 114" Evolution or just me continuing to mess with Reaktor? You decide. What I do know is that I've spent far too much time tweaking this ensemble. What I also know is that I'll be spending even more.

show release date 2-28-2008

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - show 113" A step forward in processing audio. This is like show 109 (show 109 was the source audio), but where 109 had over a thousand edits, this show has none. That's right, this was all done live using the audio from DLC-109. I created the processor using Reaktor 5 and processing is all live and somewhat ramdom. No 2 performances are the same even if the same source audio is used.

show release date 2-12-2008

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - show 112" You'd think I like editing audio or something. Why? Well, if you saw the Pro Tools session for this podcast, you'd see ass loads of edits. But it's all about the sound. Headphone listening recommended.

show release date 1-23-2008

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - show 111" Like a Hollywood plastic surgeon, I did plenty of cutting to get this one just right. Edit after edit after edit. But that's what you love about this podcast. Headphone listening recommended.

show release date 12-7-2007

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - show 110" Will Smith stars in this movie where he's the last person alive on Earth. He probably lived because he listened to this episode of DLC. But, I can't be sure.

show release date 11-15-2007

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - show 109" Messing with voice. I take 'the sounds in my head' clip and abuse it. Chop it up, move bits around, chop some more. Then cut it up and rearrange stuff again. Then play bits of it while recording to a CD. Then take that CD and scratch it up and re-record it. You get the picture.

show release date 11-5-2007

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - show 108" What a real ear-bender we've got today! Processed field recordings, glitchy Reaktor, and some mutant tape effects all for you. It reminds me of that tiny mosquito that followed me the other day. Annoying as hell. But this is like 10,000 of them at the same time. Headphones and aspirin are recommended.

show release date 10-16-2007

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podcast icon "Difficult Listening Channel - show 107 - Circuit Bent Sputnik v. 1.2" My circuit bent Sputnik now features software version 1.2! Which means that it's .2 better than before. So enjoy the simulated sounds of late 1950's Soviet technology.

show release date 09-18-2007

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