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Surge is a free and open-source hybrid synthesizer, originally written and sold as a commercial product by Claes Johanson at Vember Audio. In September 2018, Claes decided to release a partially completed version of Surge 1.6 under GPL3, and a group of developers have been improving it since.

surge-synthesizer.github.io/

mastoadmin / USPol / fediblock 

banjo.town has duly yeeted tmediatech.io and truthsocial.com into the sewer

monthly Mastodon ritual where you can't search for your own old post, so you have to scroll for like 10 minutes and end up boosting a bunch of others that give you a Sensible Chuckle

October art thread: the 10th 

I'm done!! I did remake the table at about half the size, which makes everything in the grove look bigger, which I love

The inspiration for this was the AI Neural Network art prompt list of landscapes, I didn't follow along with the daily prompts but the one "Fortuneteller's Grove, toad boulders" really spoke to me, so I made that

I love the lights so much, it'll be hard to make anything unlit now ✨

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Using Sibelius* and wanting to add a reminder to come back to touch up a certain part in the future. It's not obvious how to do this, but to look it up online I'd have to search for "How to add a note in Sibelius"... sigh...

*Notation software is suffering. MuseScore can't do what I need to for this piece otherwise I'd use it. I'd love to see something like a FOSS GUI editor for LilyPond within an SVG document (is there a way to embed a LilyPond renderer in InkScape?)

πŸŽƒ to this seasonally appropriate duet for five-string that I recorded last year, "Jack O'Lantern Breakdown" by Herbert J. Ellis, written circa 1900. πŸŽƒ youtube.com/watch?v=kgwQx5JYu0

Knzk and Radtown are now Spirit Halloween stores.

#FollowFriday / #FF recap of this week's recommended follows:

🌟 @mellium - Co-op creating Go-based XMPP resources

🌟 @karrot - FOSS platform for sharing real life resources such as food

🌟 @sylvia_ritter - Psychedelic detailed artwork inspired by animals and FOSS

🌟 @mayor & @magicians - Banjo musician, especially 19th/20th Century pieces

🌟 @spectravideo - New PeerTube instance with responsible moderation and federation

🌟 @david & @dadegroot - Pro photographer, photos of Australian wildlife

I'm working on a script that generates code for #tidalcycles - my goal is to press a button (or #emacs keybinding) and have a ready-to-go techno track I can mix and perform. Like collaborating with the computer. This isn't machine learning or anything fancy, just randomization within parameters. I'm really happy with how it's turning out! Here's an example of the music it generates.

Code is here https://git.chrisbeckstrom.com/chris/tidal-autotechno/src/branch/master/auto-techno.py

Looked at again this morning g for the first time in a while and was surprised to find it in better shape than I thought. Now immersing myself in typescript matters so I can write some tests, etc.

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I forgot about but I am going to spare myself the "start late, do a couple of things I'm not happy with, miss a couple days and immediately go into a combined guilt and procrastination spiral, and bail after a week" cycle this time around.

I might try with little 16-bar banjo tunes like I did 3 years ago, that was actually pretty great

Ghost Hunters show where they cook and eat the ghosts after they catch them

It also only occurred to me that Patreon probably has an API and/or Oauth provider, both of which they do… if my glance at the api docs is correct then one could in theory build a tiered content publishing platform and populate it directly via Git workflow, which would be pretty goddamned slick. Whenever I think about setting up a patreon a big thing that puts me off is thinking about how much time I’d have to spend wrangling content.

There are probably already such platforms out there, it just never occurred to me to look

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I just realized one could set up a pretty sweet publishing workflow with [insert your favorite git non-controversial CI/CD platform here], like, on PR run lilypond to generate PDF/png/midi/whatever and upload it somewhere.

I have a private repository full of mostly 19th/early 20th century banjo music, a lot of which is half-baked and good-enough-for-personal-use , but having a publishing branch *might* give me a nudge to take stuff the extra mile

"The Egyptian Fandango" is neither Egyptian nor a Fandango. Discuss. :horaceweston: :sss:

It's rockstar-before-there-was-a-such-a-thing-as-a-rockstar Horace Weston! :horaceweston:

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