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am_Unition  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 409th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

I bought the Arturia Synth package a few months ago. It's pretty great, in terms of capabilities and presets, but it will make your CPU work pretty hard. Constant 10% CPU usage of a 2.9 GHz 6-core Intel i9 for each running instance. If you have a lot of other processing going on, like for other tracks and mixing, the latency really adds up too damn quick. I'm still pushing the limits on what I can hope to do live. Trying to simplify how I mix, and conceding that there's no way to push everything through the mastering plug-in I have (iZotope's "Ozone") without slappin' on 150 ms of latency. I'm also learning to better use the native Ableton programs, since they're much more computationally efficient. I've learned that pretty much all of the limitation is on my end. Sky's the limit (Mr. Bill is awesome, btw).

You might know about this channel already, but LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER is one of my fave synth people.

And this guy's pretty cool, he's just up the road from me. I'm planning on visiting their store after things get back to normal.

am_Unition  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The WSJ's grinning apocalypse of post-COVID retirement

I, literally, cannot believe Biden did this to us.

am_Unition  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The WSJ's grinning apocalypse of post-COVID retirement

    From: Linked-In Editors

    Date: Today, 07:34 AM

    Subject: Daily Rundown: Millions risk losing homes in 2020, Stocks pass a new milestone, and other top news for you

"Hey guys, let me tell you why it's not a bubble: Because MY wealth depends on stock valuations. That's it. That's why it's not a bubble."

am_Unition  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: DPS Crew Discovers Mysterious Monolith From Air In Remote Utah Wilderness

Tomorrow's headline: Helicopter crew that found monolith conceives 100% effective coronavirus-19 vaccine, produces and distributes 13 billion doses overnight. For free.

am_Unition  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 409th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

Damn! Sorry to hear that about the Poly D. Feels like I jinxed you.

Makes sense about second in line piggybacking off R&D. Thanks, now I'm less skeptical about buying from them. They'll send you a new synth, I'm sure, but another few weeks of waiting sucks. :(

am_Unition  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 409th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

I don't understand how Behringer is able to get a sound anywhere close to Moog or whoever for the amount of money they're not taking in.

You're a logistics guy, is it something to do with inventory, process, etc.? Genuinely interested. Is it just an effective PR campaign fooling me into perceived quality for Behringer? Customers seem satisfied.

am_Unition  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 409th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

Nah man, pretending like John Mayer isn't a legitimate guitarist and songwriter has ended poorly for at least 99 of 100 people.

People are free to hate pop, but any artist writing their own content? Perhaps even especially a major artist still writing their own shit? I can't hate on that except for at a very low level. And most of that li'l' bitta hate might be reserved for "country music".

am_Unition  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 409th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

MEUTE - Endling

Pretty cool troupe. "Endling" is probably their best 3 on 4 polyrhythm yet, which seems to be their specialty.

Paper Idol - Money for Flowers

Paper Idol is blowing up right now.

am_Unition  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: GSA Ascertains (finally)

Oligarchic Ransom newbandnamecalledit:

    As a way of gaining leverage over the G.O.P., some of the corporate executives who signed on to the joint letter Monday have also discussed withholding campaign donations from the two Republican Senate candidates in Georgia unless party leaders agree to push for a presidential transition, according to four people who participated in a conference call Friday in which the notion was discussed. The two runoff elections in Georgia, which will take place in early January, will determine the balance of power in the United States Senate.

Money's nice sometimes. Like when you wanna make at least one of two political parties dance.

am_Unition  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Sidney Powell's place in the extended MAGAt Comic Universe: A Primer

    pro-Trump song I wrote

I'm not interested in this at all. What? No, I just quoted that back to you to let you know how uninterested I am. It'd be terrible if you posted/link it. I mean, I wouldn't listen, because I don't want to, right? So don't. Don't show me, or anyone else here, for that matter, it's not the type of thing we'd be interested in.

am_Unition  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Sidney Powell's place in the extended MAGAt Comic Universe: A Primer

Yup. Musta been a few months ago when I said "Here Judd, take my $50 bill."

I don't even read all the emails, but I like that my money is supporting maximally investigative journalism.

am_Unition  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Sidney Powell's place in the extended MAGAt Comic Universe: A Primer

Sidney Powell's conspiracy theories are almost exactly the sort of thing that I'd expect a neural network trained on alt-right media to develop. And it seems to me like she treated recent events almost like a contest to see who could make the most outlandish claims. The Hugo Chavez stuff was awesome. Real "OG Kook of the Year" material. Too much even for Trump. He probably cringes at her Southern twang, too.

But yeah, Powell, the lawyer that's been "defending" Michael Flynn is also now the nation's foremost genius on multiple states' election laws? Nah.

The majority of our self-described "elite strike team" of lawyers contesting the election laws are three people previously helping Trump extort the president of Ukraine. Giuliani, Toensing, and DiGenova are almost certainly in some type of joint legal defense agreement that will likely unravel if Trump is removed and they are investigated. So they also went from foreign policy shadow agents to election law specialists within a year? Nah.

I thought I might use my shiny, new Parler account to stoke the conspiracies discouraging idiots from voting in the Georgia election, but I can't bring myself to do it.

am_Unition  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Charles Koch Says His Partisanship Was a Mistake

Yeah. Another PR campaign. At least this one didn't hijack the white house... directly?

Wealth inequality needs to be addressed. There isn't much of a coherent conversation about it at the national level here in the US. Weird!

I think some disparity in wealth across society is natural, and even healthy. But that level is almost certainly wayyyyy lower than what we're at, right now.

I think the libertarians have the biggest problem with assuring folks that the "free market only" model would do anything but perpetuate and perhaps increase the existing wealth gap. Heh, and if America were to, by law, order a wealth redistribution before calling for dissolution of government, that'd be a libertarian-sponsored legitimization of government.

But yee, for sure, the current degree of wealth disparity definitely undermines the concept of "all people are equal", especially because wealth was more evenly distributed in America just a couple of generations ago. I can't speak to many other countries, I mostly know here (typical american).

am_Unition  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Healing Power of Gratitude

It's a great message to keep in mind, even in 2020.

I'm grateful that Hubski didn't completely shun me for the years of my Trump-centric bullshit. There's gonna be much less of that, gradually, but I'm not sorry for Rudy Giuliani content.

I'm thankful for you too, bruh, and for everyone here. Love this community.

I shall evangelize gratitude with you.