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Hello, my name is Samo. I'm a flute player learning about synths and the art of recording, mixing and mastering. I am learning all I can about especially as it applies to music. I hope one day to escape Windows 10 and join the Linux universe. I'm new to Mastodon and loving it. There will be posts in the future of the music I'm creating, as well as boosts about music I find interesting/helpful. Please send me a message before following!

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OH HEY, WE'RE TRENDING ON GITHUB NOW. 400 STARS IN LESS THAN 12 HOURS THANKS FOR YOUR LOVE <5

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Some days ago I also started working on a new node for HexoSynth: Mux9, which is a 9 channel multiplexer. Due to every input also being a parameter in HexoSynth, you can even use it as 2 to 9 step sequencer for various purposes, where each step could be modulated at audio rate. The primary use case is of course o route pitch or modulation information.

#modularsynth
#modular #synthesizer #opensource #freesoftware #foss #linuxaudio #audioprogramming #programming #audioplugin #vstplugin

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Sex work, queer phobia, transphobia 

Now is a great time to point out that the "concerned liberals" who are often fooled by Evangelical attacks on sex work and porn have a label:

SWERF, or Sex-Worker-Exclusionary Radical Feminist.

The fundie group behind Mastercard pressuring OnlyFans uses many of the same false "studies" and "facts" that I've seen SWERFs use in the past.

There's a great overlap, both in perspective and methods, with the "save the children from the pervs, and the women from themselves" rhetoric of TERFs.

Because they're the same folks.

What might look like the disappearance of a porn site could actually be understood as an attack on queer sexuality.

Any attack on non-mainstream sexuality (and yeah, things that directly compensate creators are Not mainstream) is going to disproportionately affect queer, POC, and disabled people, because of the sidelining of these people's sexuality.

This is some people's living wage.

Solidarity with sex workers.

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Currently I'm recovering from my second Covid vaccination shot. So I can just post this little ambient piece I did a few days ago. This is much more musical than the other little sound design experiments I posted earlier, and it's the direction of music I want to explore more in future.

#sounddesign #modularsynth #modular #synthesizer #audiodesign #experimentalmusic #ambientmusic #ambient #linuxaudio #opensource #freesoftware #HexoSynth

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Google Android is even worse for privacy, as it's controlled by Google whose entire business model is built around invading privacy.

However, there are many projects right here on the Fediverse attempting to create more privacy-friendly alternatives. It would be great if we could support them.

Here's a short thread going through some of the ones you can follow:

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As you may have seen, #Apple is about to start scanning files on #iPhones for illegal material (not just in #iCloud but on your phone). At the same time, univ. researchers who developed a similar scanning system are warning against its use:

macrumors.com/2021/08/20/unive

Tl:dr - it's way, way too easy to swap out what is being scanned for, this particular slope is far too slippery. Once you search for one thing, it's trivial to scan for pretty much anything else.

So, what's the alternative?

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I wrote a detailed progress report for what we have accomplished with Tenacity so far:
github.com/tenacityteam/tenaci

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What a relief it is that there is something out there besides Zoom! Now if only I could get my colleagues and students to use Jitsi Meet.
meet.jit.si/

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I did some good progress in the last weeks, implemented almost every important piece for a simple synthesizer already. There are many more modules to come until I call it a mostly finished modular synthesis environment. One of the top most items is still preset handling thought...

#modularsynth #modular #synthesizer #opensource #freesoftware #foss #linuxaudio #audioprogramming #dspprogramming

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RT @lmichet@twitter.com:
I assure you that every time β€œdepicting traumatic harm in fiction = normalizing and encouraging it, so don’t publish it” discourse happens, every creator you admire is frantic with worry about how you’ll treat them when they release their heart’s most powerful work

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Fediverse instances are mostly run by unpaid volunteers who rely on donations to keep going. It's not just the time they give, but the running costs of the servers that they pay for.

If you use the Fediverse, please consider donating to the instance you signed up on. Donations help keep the Fedi ad-free and privacy-friendly.

On Mastodon, you can find details on how to donate by clicking "About this server" in the bottom left corner of the screen.

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Hello, my name is Samo. I'm a flute player learning about synths and the art of recording, mixing and mastering. I am learning all I can about especially as it applies to music. I hope one day to escape Windows 10 and join the Linux universe. I'm new to Mastodon and loving it. There will be posts in the future of the music I'm creating, as well as boosts about music I find interesting/helpful. Please send me a message before following!

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Schneier on apple's backdoor:

It opens the door for all sorts of other surveillance, since now that the system is built it can be used for all sorts of other messages.

And it breaks end-to-end encryption.

schneier.com/blog/archives/202

@Kathaja Hello Kathaja, I love your drawings! You are quite good 😎

@nico_n Hello Nico, I love the art you've posted here. I would love to see more πŸ˜ŽπŸ–ŒπŸ’ΎπŸŽ₯

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