Looks like Deadline also concluded the summer season. It's that kind of lovely grey outside again. My Dubtechno season officially started :) In case you need some cozy/deep mixes to work to:
A fantasticly thoughtful inquiry, and essay about the game "Soma". Strongly recommended watch! For the sensitive beings: Soma touches topics like body horror, fear of the deep and things like that.
I watched this yesterday, and it make me wonder
What will be left of the value of art, if everything claims to be art?
What should make anyone keep pursuing such creative pursuits, if the pursuit in itself is rendered useless?
Why go to great lengths developing something like a personal, creative style, if there's no reason to do so?
Which body of work will society refer to as 'great art from the 2010s and 2020s'?
Which body of work will stand out so much that people in a century will want to immitate it
Enough itching about being unable to revisit eg my early rktic releases, a lot of Demoscene soundtracks (including stuff like Ferner and debris). Having extensively used VST plugins, and pestering devs to fix bugs, I potentially caused this mess of a VST adapter landscape.
Because they all try to index the same location for VST plugins, over time, Buzz inevitably crashed.
Testing a quick'n'dirty dll resource hack, I changed the folders for each loader. Seems to do the trick: Buzz is much less likely to crash in an instant. I tried this with about 50 projects so far, and it works (given the old plugins are there...).
Hope this is useful for anyone else, too!
Now, how does one extract the included Jeskola Mixer and aux return from 'old Buzz' into separate .dll's?
And of course, it looks much better in realtime:
- I iterated through 21 edits and versions of the track until final
- the communication between unclex and me resulted in the longest chatlog i ever had making a demo, and it was cool
May your eyes hurt less than his.
Focused on written content? And that's about it?
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Please recommend me your fave learning resources for Dummies :)
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Platform doesn't really matter, as long as halfway decent sample playback is possible.
If you know someone who knows someone, hit me up!
I gave it for 50 people I knew in the realm of a Demoparty. I'm offering an unfamilar perspective to the topic. I've certainly been opinionated at times.
Honestly, I shied away from publishing for several reasons:
It's been giving me some valuable results during the last days. Noticeably less than Google, but also way less seo-splaining bollocks. Recommended!
Recorded a set of fave songs from the Beach Boys to Timber Timbre for the Breakfast of Champions podcast. Enjoy :)
Happy belated St. Nichols' Day - have this mix as my appreciation 🙂 It's supposed to be good for jogging. But I guess also for loosing your mind/raving in your armchair/banging your head against the wall (please don't):
Here's what I've been missing on social networks, and how I wish this place to be different:
Being approached with displayed curiosity and open-mindedness, shining through open-ended questions. The ability to disagree in compassionate ways, if temporarily necessary. Encounters with human beings on eye-level. Instead of opinion-despensing 'somethings'.
That others' words and actions are not only influenced by whatever I deem to be highest priority or urgency at this very moment in time. Last not least, that even face-to-face communication is more likely to fail than succeed (how I love these: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiio%27s_laws )
Ultimately: acting from an understanding that life on this rock is a massive multiplayer co-op game. That every word and every action by everyone at every point in time shifts the balance between building a mental bridge or a wall. And that the only time we can actually do something is, has always been and will always be: NOW.
Choose your words wisely, you're more responsible than you think you are. I'd like to invite you to think about it. Nothing more, nothing less. Because imho - the first step to change is awareness. Despite often feeling like 'not enough' or worse: nothing.
Supporting Felix with this Friendica instance and whatever things to come, this is the common ground on which I'd like to connect to you. To me, it's implicitly filed under 'common sense': the understanding that I can not, neither want to, sustainably exist in a vacuum. Personally, I'm also trying to stick to non-violent, non-judgemental communication: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nonviolent_Communication
It's already challenging to wrap this up in a way serving this instance as set of whatever you want to call it. I certainly regard calls-to-action and living-by-example more promising than not-to-do-lists.
Any thoughts, ideas, comments?
Otherwise: have this happy bird :)
Like: I don't know you enough, or I don't trust you to reply appropriately or maybe just I don't want talk about it at this time or in this place.
So - what does it feel to be me right now?
Confident about sticking to my intent of making things differently in the second half of my life. Because this is probably the polar opposite of my usual first post on a social network. Because I'm confident about answering the question honestly. With awareness for the bittersweet contradicting notion of both grief for the past and hope for the future. As well as being aware that any moment, my brain can start creating different stories about whatever I feel. But that I can manage.
Hello then: What does it feel like to be you - right now? :)
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