“I would rather have a robot singing our songs than myself.” So explains the lead singer vocoder user for the electro-rock band Shout Out Out Out Out on a new feature on CBC Radio 3. The new program takes on gadget love among musicians. “Our resident gear-freak Tariq Hussain gets the skinny on some of the out-of-the-ordinary equipment used by Canadian musicians,” explains CBC’s John Paolozzi. The idea is to learn how bands get a certain sound.

CBC Radio 3: Gear Heads Episode 1

The first band interview is a decent one, and it seems CBC is pumping out lots of high-quality music streams. (Warning: they’ve set all their players to auto-play, darnit!) Thanks, John!