Anime Instrumentality Radio Show Launches

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Nearly 20 months ago, we at Anime Instrumentality made an attempt at running our first podcast. It was an interesting experiment that turned out to be a one shot deal when it became clear that everyone was too busy to actually maintain the effort. So it goes.

In spite of that non-starting failure, the dream never did die. After spending a large chunk of my time listening to a quality radio station, I was inspired to revive the idea of Anime Instrumentality audio commentaries, but decided to make it more like a traditional radio show.

So with 20 months in the making, here’s the result: the Anime Instrumentality Radio Show (AIRS) called Anime Music on the AIRS. The idea is that this show will become a regular feature on the site and will consist of me playing music and providing some commentary between tracks. It’s too early for me to do anything other than a monologue, but if this manages to take off, I’ll try to add more to it.

Without further ado, here’s what you’ve been waiting for. Choose your listening medium preference (Youtube or streaming it via Anime Instrumentality) and enjoy! Index is at the bottom if there’s something you’re particularly keen on hearing:

Anime Music on the AIRS ep. 1

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Index:
0:48 – Romeo x Juliet
4:25 – Attack on Titan
11:05 – Fairy Tail
13:47 – Seirei no Moribito
16:47 – Angelic Layer
19:02 – Kara no Kyoukai
22:24 – Code Geass
24:59 – Rurouni Kenshin: Trust & Betrayal
32:07 – Blood+
36:45 – Saki

Again, let us know what you think, whether it’s about the formatting of the show, track selections, or anything else that comes to mind. Also, please feel free to request tracks to be played in future shows and we’ll get in as many as we can! Either way, we hope you enjoyed this and that you look forward to more broadcasts down the line. We’ll certainly look to deliver!

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Anime Instrumentality's Founder and Editor-in-Chief. As you can probably guess, I'm a big anime music junkie with a special love for composers who've put out some beautiful melodies to accompany some of my favorite anime series. I tend to gravitate towards music in the classical style with Joe Hisaishi and Yoko Kanno being a few of my favorite composers, but I've come to appreciate jazz and rock as anime music has widened my tastes.

9 thoughts on “Anime Instrumentality Radio Show Launches

  • April 1, 2015 at 12:27 am
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    A solid spread of songs that work well to appeal to a wide audience; well chosen. Sad that Innocent Days wasn’t the song you picked for Geass (and here I was hoping that my favorite anime insert of all time would finally get some spotlight -.-), but so it goes.

    A couple of criticisms. First, this may be mean, but consider getting a more radio-pleasing voice for the podcast. Also, I occasionally heard background noise during voiceovers (mouse clicks, etc), or mic white noise that was accentuated when you cut in the music (thereby cutting off the white noise abruptly), so you may work on that.

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    • April 2, 2015 at 6:54 am
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      Look at the date posted… It’s kind of a tradition here :) Lighten up!

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    • April 2, 2015 at 9:25 am
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      @Meno
      Thanks for the feedback. That my voice isn’t exactly radio-pleasing was something I kinda knew coming in but you basically confirmed it, so now’s the time for me to practice voice lessons from voice instructors on Youtube 😡

      The other things you pointed out, like background noise, I might be able to deal with. Voice will require a bit more tinkering though!

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      • April 12, 2015 at 12:20 am
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        Your voice is fine, but you could perhaps use a better recording system in order to minimise the extra sounds we’re hearing (I can hear a kind of saliva-y clicking tongue noise which is very offputting, my voice does it too so I understand it’s not really controllable but there are workarounds)

      • April 13, 2015 at 11:16 pm
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        @Anon~
        Thanks for the words of encouragement. I’ll see what I can do about fixing some of those issues for episode 2. Thoroughness of editing is what’s key, I guess…

  • April 10, 2015 at 11:34 am
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    This was cool I enjoyed it a lot. I think your voice is fine and you articulated everything well, the mic just seemed to pick up on every little sounds (like mouth noise?) and the quality didn’t seem that high.

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    • April 13, 2015 at 11:15 pm
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      @lapoune
      Quality is the overriding issue during the narrations and I’m hoping I’ve found a fix for the next recording.

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