Answers to Some Frequently Asked Questions
Listening to Phantom Circuit
How can I listen to Phantom Circuit?
Listen right now using on-demand audio on this site
New editions are made available for you to hear via on-demand streaming on this site immediately their first broadcast on Resonance Extra. See the list of all shows on this site or visit Phantom Circuit's page on Mixcloud.com. And please follow Phantom Circuit on Mixcloud if you would like to be told whenever a new show can be heard!
DAB radio and streaming on Resonance Extra
You can also hear Phantom Circuit on radio station Resonance Extra at 7 pm UK time on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. This may vary on rare occasions, according to the station's changing scheduling needs.
You can listen to Resonance Extra's live stream on its Web site. It can also be heard over DAB radio in the UK in Brighton & Hove, London, Bristol, Norwich and Cambridge. Resonance Extra archives Phantom Circuit and other shows it has broadcast in its Mixcloud channel.
How can I find out about new editions of the show?
You can follow Phantom Circuit on Mixcloud or use one of the many social media options which are shown in the sidebar of this page.
Why can’t I download the shows instead of streaming them?
This is for copyright compliance. Shows are streamed via MixCloud, which has a licensing arrangement with the Performing Right Society for streaming only. Downloadable podcasts would require a different licensing arrangement (or the removal of nearly all the commercially released tracks) so someone would have to pay for that. Streaming means that Phantom Circuit can bring you a wide range of music for free.
Can I skip forwards and backwards through a show’s audio?
Yes, you can use the slider at the bottom of the Mixcloud audio player for each show.
In the USA (only!), you will not be able to move the slider backwards - only forwards! Mixcloud explains that this is a USA copyright agreement issue. Anywhere else in the world, you will be allowed to scrub forwards and backwards.
Why can’t I go to the track by clicking on its name in the player?
Mixcloud has not designed its player to work like this (for various good reasons). In any case, Phantom Circuit is in the format of a radio programme and is not like a jukebox or Spotify or iTunes. It's meant to be listened to as a whole. Nevertheless, you can move the slider (see above) to move backwards and forwards in the show. You can see Mixcloud's page on this subject for their explanation.
Sending your music to Phantom Circuit
How can I send my music to Phantom Circuit?
Submissions are always welcome
We are always delighted to be sent music. If your music is not featured straight away then it might still be aired at a later date. Correspondence cannot be entered into about when tracks will be included in the show, but all submissions are very much appreciated.
Send a download link
Simply send a download link to your audio files. We need high-quality MP3 or M4a audio files. The files must be tagged (artists, track titles etc). Send your link using the contact page.
It really is that easy, but please note the following.
- • Make all of the tracks available together as a single download.
- • If your files are on Bandcamp, you can send download codes.
- • If your files are on on Dropbox you can send a link.
- • No Soundcloud links.
- • No WAVs. Remember, we can use tagged MP3 or M4a only.
- • No untagged audio files.
Remember to tag your files
Tags contain the information that you expect to see shown in iTunes or any other audio player. The following details are essential as a bare minimum: artist name, track titles and album name. We will not waste time trying to make sense of audio files that do not contain this information.
How will I know when my music has been played?
The most enjoyable way is surely to listen to the shows, or at least look at the playlists! But if you tell us the name of your Twitter account you will normally be mentioned in a tweet too. You can also follow Phantom Circuit on Mixcloud. Please do not ask for individually tailored notifications by email since there is just not enough time for that.