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I have a new EP coming out on the 23rd. Here's a short remix teaser I did for it

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good morning, fedizens, fedpatriots...all the feds? ok, this isn't working. hold on

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Q: why do you care so much about the economics and politics of music production?

A: because it's gamed to disadvantage anybody but cishet white dudes with money

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uspol, imperialism 

reminder that "US out of North America" is a very good leftist/progressive/social justice slogan, and should be used more often, if not daily

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language poetry 

cleaning the computer keyboard, and this gem appeared:

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music production, vcv rack, modular (+) 

or half programming it, like happens in reaktor or pd

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music production, vcv rack, modular (+) 

it's like there's a continuum from "static sequence in a piano roll" (the usual way of entering notes in a DAW) on one end, and generative music on the other. with a lot of complexity in-between.

it's the in-between that i'm working with, of late. after a lot of "sure, but how do i do that without a wall of modular synths, that costs tens of thousands of dollars, at least". especially when it comes to approach + variations to that approach.

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music production, vcv rack, modular (+) 

in a way, it's a lot more powerful and flexible than piano roll sequencing, it just needs to be worked with to get there. including when it comes to applying a motif or phrase, along with its musical variations.

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music production, vcv rack, modular (+) 

the applied problem i'm working on solving here is "how do i create sequenced tracks in VCV, given that it's more like a modular DAW than a recording one?"

i keep finding new ways to work around, say, 16 steps limits. because many sequencers are limited to eight or sixteen steps on the surface, but have a lot more possibilities past that, when either patched correctly in the module, or combined with other modules.

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music production, vcv rack, modular (+) 

i'm learning more details about the different kinds of sequencers available on vcv rack, and it's kind of blowing my mind

especially when it comes to the finer details of implementation, as well as the differences between complex gate sequencers, and their more traditional pitch sequencer counterparts

fedi meta (bot) 

reminder that keyword-searching reply bots are bullshit, and an instant block, no matter the word being searched for and why. 99% of the time, anyway

hope your day is going well, y'all. mine is, fleeting unfortunate foray into planet terf notwithstanding

uspol, biden, cops, murder 

sit down, ffs

twitter.com/therecount/status/

""Pres. Biden on police killing of Daunte Wright: “Was it an accident or was it intentional? That remains to be determined ...”

“In the meantime, I want to make it clear again: There is absolutely no justification, none, for looting ... Peaceful protest? Understandable.”"

It's called "Nautilus", and will be on Bandcamp. More details closer to the release date <3

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I have a new EP coming out on the 23rd. Here's a short remix teaser I did for it

vcv rack (+) 

a thing i haven't mentioned on here about VCV Rack: the code for several of the Mutable instruments modules have been ported to VCV, because the code for them is open source. i'm skimming through Omri Cohen's videos on the Braids and Plaits ports today, and liking what i hear

library.vcvrack.com/?query=&br

youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiE

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so to be clear, i don't mean it like that. i mean it more like "it's ok to just get off the damn bus, sometimes".

especially if there's some other way to get somewhere that isn't like crawling on your hands and knees through a gravel pit, or whatever.

again though, that's on top of why some spaces are horrible, in terms of oppression analysis.

realizing that some spaces (jobs, professions) are just worth it to give up on was a life-changer for me. make of that what you will.

/done

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that 100% bullshit version of this is stuff like myers-briggs profiling as a means of hiring, with "well, you wouldn't want to work somewhere that's not a fit, would you?" as an excuse. "fuck you, pay me, here's my union card" is basically my take on that.

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there's no way imo to square that circle, past a certain point. it's no different than when i expected tech companies -- some really horrible tech companies that i had the sort-of-misfortune to work for -- to be different or do better or whatever. so as such, being there was like shooting myself in the head over and over again, until someone said "look, they're setting you up to fail".

they *also* were just horrible places to work for, but that's its own dynamic.

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