About the Show

Control Voltage is a weekly podcast of electronic music hosted by DJ Arclight. All types of electronica are featured, from drum-n-bass to ambient, electro to house, experimental to techno, we pretty much cover it all. Each show is covered by the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 license.

How We Pick Music

Generally, we find music by using Google Reader with a bunch of music related RSS feeds. All of the music we use must be freely downloadable by anyone, and is preferrably licensed with a Creative Commons license. For the tracks used in the show that aren’t creative commons, they are used in good faith in order to promote the original artist with links in the show notes. If you own a track that was used in the podcast and you have an issue, please email us at ctrlvoltage@gmail.com, and we’ll discuss how to solve the problem. Also, if you have or know of a track you’d like use to feature, please drop us a line or leave us a voicemail pointing us to the track! Please keep in mind we only play track that are downloadable by our audience as well, so no exclusives please.

About DJ Arclight

DJ Arclight, aka Eric Klein, has been involved in music of some sort since he was 4 years old. Mostly a keyboard player, he began his journey into electronic music in the late 90’s with the purchase of the mix album “Elektronika: Better Musik Thru Chemistry”. Between that and subsequent Fatboy Slim and Chemical Brothers purchases, he was hooked. Arclight loves all kinds of electronic music, and occasionally takes a stab at producing his own with FL Studio and Ableton Live.

Production Notes

Arclight records through a Behringer C-1 large diaphram condenser microphone, which is driven by a Behringer MINIMIC MIC800 preamp, and then compressed using a Presonus Blue Max compressor. The podcast is produced using Ableton Live with a template of Arclight’s devising. The shows are recorded in one take, then rendered out to 44.1kHz 16bit wav, which is in turn compressed into FLAC and 192 Kbit VBR MP3. The MP3 compression is done with WinLAME. The files are hosted at the Internet Archive.