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  1. On 4/22/2022 at 10:49 PM, iococoi said:


    Stereo Field sounds so much better recorded on a Portastudio. Like pissing on a campfire.

    Big lo-fi delay/reverb gatekeeping energy here. Whoever made this meme is really righteous about their MS-70CDR and MicroFreak.

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  2. 4 minutes ago, logakght said:

    This looks promising! The most important part (imo) is buried on p. 59 / section 23 though: highlight a class/method and press Ctrl+D (or Cmd+D) to search the docs for help on it. It's like searching for a restaurant to eat at, but you can also search by, say, "tomatoes", "fried", "diced", etc.! Enjoy :)

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  3. On 4/4/2022 at 10:41 AM, logakght said:

    Yo I'm starting to learn SuperCollider and liking it. Any special book you recommend? Also I'm trying to find some musical theory stuff within SC.

    Eli Fieldsteel's videos are great.

    For theory, to start with, I'd recommend poring over the Scale stuff in the documentation, for example SimpleNumber.degreeToKey:

    [0, 2, 4].degreeToKey(Scale.major) -> [ 0.0, 4.0, 7.0 ]

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  4. Re: SC being verbose and complicated and huge and inaccessible. Well, this account might prove some of that true to some degree, but it's also just tweets, and you can pull apart the gnarly bits and reverse engineer them:


    On 4/1/2022 at 6:51 AM, Summon Dot E X E said:

    Honestly, writing it out in code seems easier than doing the visual stuff in Pure Data.

    I think there's some truth to this for sure. Maybe "easier" is not quite the word I'd use but something more like "noncommital" - it's so easy to fire up SCIDE and whip up some noise without the baggage of some kind of visual interface. Different strokes, though - for some people the visual aspect helps them think through the problem; I've just found I'm generally not one of those people and I prefer to deliberately bring in the visuals/controls when it makes sense.

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  5. Yeah, interesting because 1) it still works 2) it straight up sounds like mid 80s electro pop a la Shannon, which judging by Autechre's DJ sets is right up their alley. In a weird way I read this as a big compliment.

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  6. 2 hours ago, thefxbip said:

    A wrong mixing decision in a certain context can be the best decision. Something can even sound bad or wrong if it trigger goosebumps, it should be chosen over anything else. When you get to a place were the impact is so strong you get actual goosebumps its probably right to stop right there cause it rarely gets better. Mix with goosebumps even more than with your ears.

    This is so good. Sometimes wrong is so, so right.

  7. "Best practices":

    • Fix the levels first
    • Strongly prefer cut to boost
    • If you need to make more than 3dB of adjustments, your sound probably has major flaws that EQ can't fix
    • Always make adjustments in the mix, not solo
    • Get to know the frequency ranges' relationships to your sound palette of choice - you may be surprised what ranges each occupies (e.g. good hi hats often have a decent amount of low-mids)


    • If you're trying to make a sound less painful, crank the boost up, turn the bandwidth fairly low, and sweep through the offending area until it tangibly hurts your ears. Then start cutting.
    • Shelf EQs are basically low or high pass filters with dry/wet mix. Parametric EQs are basically bandpass filters with dry/wet mix. Therefore other filter tricks (e.g. pinging) can be creatively used with EQ as well.
    • King Tubby fucking rules
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  8. 2 hours ago, Amen Lare said:

    I think it's their most "try hard" album: a situation of creative deadend being full-forcefully overcomed. Gives off this struggling and over-produced feeling. It's kinda the best one with doubts

    this is surely not going to be a popular take but I think you're spot-on.

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  9. 3 hours ago, WurstPLUS said:

    Got that Squadron CD. It's also totally worth it for Lexaunculpt - Tell me you love me. I'm currently ripping my Samplers to flac. Like Pioneers of the Hypnotic Groove series, AI 1+2, WAP100, Routine, etc etc.

    Ahh, totally forgot about this sweety of Lassi:


    This is also on Claro, entitled "mdrmx". The original was the first track from Appelsap.

    There's also a MOD floating around somewhere from either mellow-d or FM (the "Five Musicians") called "ip xen" that has the same hi hat thing as the second track of Claro ("Brothomstates Ipxen")

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  10. 29 minutes ago, mcbpete said:

    How what why .... whuh ?! How on earth is that version sooooo different from the album release sounding like Gescom have eaten it and spat it out 20 years into the future ?!

    different tracks

    24101999 = this

    25101999 = album

    (but yeah 24101999 is absolutely fucking insane, huge inspiration on me for the last ~20 years)

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  11. 13 hours ago, Grain Bastard said:

    Got myself the Korg SQ-64 and recently updated the MD to the custom firmware X.05 which has been like having a brand new instrument. I like a lot of the new possibilities but it will take me a while to gel as it has taken away some of the machines focus by blurring the lines of what it does. I honestly found it really jarring to begin with as it’s an instrument that I was pretty comfortable with using and suddenly became really alien to me… once I remembered I don’t have to use just the new features and use them a bit more sparingly, things improved considerably 😂


    awesome but my favorite thing here is the framed Claro sleeve

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  12. Yeah it was the Australians. They didn't pay him for his work during the last few years of his life and after he died they refused to pay hospice, etc. bills to his mourning family, which led to an ugly legal battle which I don't think has been completely resolved. I don't have the complete story but it's ugly.

    Tiptop does seem legit, though, and if it's being owned/controlled by reputable folks now, well, that's great news.

  13. 3 hours ago, milkface said:

    for real lol i wish the democrats were 10% of the "communists" people make them out to be hahaha american liberals are hilarious


    Whats up with the Hillary Clinton picture of her in a small apartment  kitchen?: OutOfTheLoop

    just look at the look on her face, democrat politicians are still rich business people who are out of touch with reality and the working class. i don't see how any of them are "fighting for americans". they "fight" for the wealth of their friends and themselves

    Whatever is going on in the sink area is weird. And that pink cooler above the cabinet likely contains human bones. I'd probably have the same expression upon entering that kitchen.

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  14. 17 minutes ago, ilqx hermolia xpli said:

    particular individuals who settle with such pathetic policies such as those put forward by the democrats, as well as the lack of respect for their own humanity and the humanity of others, to the point of entering voluntary slavery to the capitalist system which exploits them

    Trump 2024 innit

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  15. 1 hour ago, usagi said:

    god damn. RIP. he had good roles outside of Omar which he should also be remembered for.

    Thanks for reminding me of this. I haven't checked out enough of his other stuff - there was a documentary on Detroit I watched and he (the host) was the best thing about it. Would love more recommendations but I'll just go down his IMDB list.

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