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pol, David Graeber quote, carework 

"You ask any Marxist about labor and labor-value, they always immediately go to production. Well, here’s a cup. Somebody has to make the cup, it’s true. But we make a cup once, and we wash it ten thousand times, right? That labor just disappears in most of these accounts. Most work isn’t about producing things, it’s about keeping them the same, it’s about maintaining them, taking care of them, but also taking care of people, taking care of plants and animals."

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militarization of the police charted by the evolution of Lego cop model

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process, audio routing 

- Guitar goes through an EHX Pi fuzz into the "left" audio-in.
- Microkorg is doing some arps into the "right" audio-in.
- Both audio-in channels are then panned center, creating just two mono ins. Then I process both with chorus and delay to widen them again!

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process 

Lot's going on, sorry if it's not interesting:
- No overdubs, all sequenced or played live.
- Trying to play in some more odd time signatures on Digitone.
- Lots of "trig-less" parameter locks on the ratios between the operators for the pad to make it jitter around.
- Put the tremolo bar on my guitar for the first time in forever.

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deep digitone lore 

Oh and actually if I map portamento to the mod wheel and play it that way, I can probably be expressive with the bend and still parameter lock it from a live performance. Hm. Something to experiment with.

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deep digitone lore 

Ok using a parameter-locked portamento would have been much easier than the LFO shoot

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deep digitone lore 

In the end getting this all set up was NOT faster than just learning to play it live on the keyboard and do the bends manually. But the point of this exercise was to learn the Digitone, not to learn the lead line from the Yoshi's Island theme, so. Here we are.

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deep digitone lore 

To get the pitch bends, I had to do a an LFO modifying the pitch locked on that note, then reset the LFO on the next note so it only runs for half a cycle. BUT that first one isn't followed by a note to cancel the LFO, so you have to use Digitone's "trig-less trig" feature (i.e. a locked parameter setting without a note associated with it).

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process 

An exercise in recreating something completely on the Digitone, but so it's not incredibly interesting. The title is weirdly a joke about the television show LOST.

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number thirty: "this is not your island, this is yoshi's island"

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a film set in a universe where a specific set of christo-pagan-american holidays operate as forces of nature. population centers have AA batteries in case a holiday deity goes rogue.

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process 

Hey it's Digitone again, surprise. I also played guitar. In my head this piece is much longer, which is doable since it's all played from either saved sequences or live on keyboard/guitar, so it can be improvised and adjusted.

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number twenty-nine: "a flat tire at midnight on the county road"

getting into the details of FM synthesis 

There's some clicks near the beginning that I don't actually want, and I am perusing the forums to see the different possible culprits. In my case it seems to be re-triggering an envelope with attack 0 while the release is still going. Anyway this comment was great: "I have a diagram in mind that may clear it up, but I’ve had a few drinks tonight so can’t be bothered making it right now…"

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Digitone only again. I was trying for something that felt brighter, and then it all might just be too bright. Anyway I learned a lot about the Digitone's LFOs, parameter locks, micro-timing, etc. doing this one!

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