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Why can't all these open source DAWs have a bit more fun with it? It all seems so homogeneous and boring. And you end up with homogeneous and stale music.

Make up some new conventions. Add a gaming aspect. Give it a face. Maybe you make so it's like being a gardener, but for sound? Add in a physics engine! The possibilities are endless.

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I don't know how many others here are music theory nerds but I heard something really apt today.

"Music theory should be thought of as a descriptive discipline and not a prescriptive discipline"

I think this really answers the "music theory is going to make me less creative" thing, because it says that you shouldn't be writing with theory in mind and instead should use your theory knowledge to explain what you've written and aid in furthering your understanding of what you like and what works.

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as a pointless experiment, I removed the status bar from dwm, replacing it with notifications that prompt me to plug/unplug the laptop, take breaks every hour.

a week later, I miss nothing.


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Lieu release day 👁️

This release is adding three new search features to
i. searching the wider web through the eyes of the webring
ii. a filter for restricting search results to that of a particular webring domain
iii. enabling webring members with static sites to use lieu as their own personal search engine

not sure whether the hashtag should be or
it seems has the most. I don't know if mastodon hashtags are case sensitive.

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taking the opportunity to switch up my avatar. ⚪

Day 1:

This track is a lot more acoustic than what I usually tend to make but I think that It came out quite nice.

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I decided that I will be polishing up and releasing a track from my backlog every day this month (November 2021).

I don't really have a hard time coming up with new idea but I do have a problem with finishing things so this month is my challenge to help myself grow and be able to let go of imperfection and make quicker musical decisions.

I won't post a new post every single day, so instead i will reply to this thread.

here's the video.

Mine was a bit simpler though.
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 clove garlic chopped
- 1 can chick peas drained
- 1 Tbsp Tomato paste (the strong stuff from the sachets not the canned puree)
- 2 tsp garam masala
- 2 tsp medium curry powder
- 1 tsp ground cumin seeds
- 1/2 tsp each salt, pepper, and turmeric

Fry the onions & garlic till soft, add spices and cook till fragrant.
Add the tomato paste and cook for a bit then add the chick peas + some water and simmer

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Made chana masala roughly inspired by Adam Ragusea's video with some tweaks based on what I had in the kitchen. Along with some quick cucumber and vinegar Salsa type thing. It was pretty great.

AYYUKA - Maslak Halayi

Super vibey Turkish instrumental psych rock with microtonal Turkish flair and entrancing grooves.

Bonus points if the torrent could be small enough to fit in a qr code or pasteable link

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Bad social media gives you an audience: stuff like reach, personality/celebrity, spectacle, anxiety, alienation, competition.

Good social media gives you community: it’s more like voice, agency, discussion, comradery.

I want a community, not an audience.

Thanks for the replies everyone. Seems like its a necessity at this point. I will probably make a profile as a public cv type deal.

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Why is semding a file still such a complicated task in 2021?

Use a file sharing site like wetransfer?
Use a cloud storgae site like dropbox?
Email? Oh wait its too big.
Guess Ill just text it to myself from the desktop client of my IM service then forward that to my friend and hope it doesnt get destroyed by compression.

I wish all OSs just had a "send" option that would make a torrent file available and would instantly start the download once the receiever got the file.

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The metaverse is when you have a bunch of web rings and irc, can’t wait until we have that technology, probably requires some absolutely gigantic startup though

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What's the opinion around here on ?

I've been advised to make a linkedin profile. I'm just not sure whether it will really help if i don't post anything or use it other than make a dead looking profile. Though I've heard from a few people that recruiters tend to use that even before a CV/resume nowadays.

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Revel in the marvels of the universe. We are a collective of forward-thinking individuals who strive to better ourselves and our surroundings through constant creation. We express ourselves through music, art, games, and writing. We also put great value in play. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.