I am now considering moving my streaming operation to YouTube, which has a larger and more diverse user base, who would be more likely to watch my streams/videos. The same argument can be made for moving off Mastodon. What good is a FOSS microblogging platform if there's no audience to engage with you?
After streaming/recording a few live techno jams on Twitch I now get emails from them enticing me to checkout all of the other diverse facets of Twitch, which always end up being Gaming or Cosplay related...
This reminds me of Twitch.tv. Twitch.tv built their initial user base via providing a game streaming service. Once that demographic couldn't grow anymore, they opened it up to everyone else. Unfortunately, you need viewers to watch non-game content to attract non-game streamers, otherwise you're streaming into the void. Thus the majority of the streamers in Creative/Music are somehow game/cosplay related, because that's what the viewers interact with.
Mastodon feels less like a house party now, and more like a bar at closing time.
Kind of wish Mastodon had more synth nerds. None of my music/synth posts get likes/comments/replies. All of the common synth related hashtags are either missing, or I was the last person to use them in several months. This makes me suspect Mastodon is slowly becoming an insider monoculture, due to slow/nonexistent organic adoption. Is anyone even reading this? #synth #synthesizer
Other than those two hiccups, I'm pretty pleased with my four separate patterns I made for my open mic set. Now to just practice all of the manual transitions between them.🤖
Getting the hang of the #KORG #Electribe 2S. Ran into two weird quirks. I think I ran into "voice stealing" when I sequenced too many steps on too many parts. I also ran into a weird issue when editing lots of TIEd notes, where if I changed the last note of the sequence suddenly all notes would change to that last TIE note.
I find it amazing how our culture will invent imaginary ailments (ex: smart phone addiction) to avoid the uncomfortable realization that we are unhappy with the quality of our modern lives and are using other things as momentary distractions.
No, you're not addicted to gaming or smartphones, you're probably just depressed.
This is already happening in the Trap/BroStep scene, since there's only a few Trap/BroStep producers and a zillion DJs playing the same handful of tracks.
one of the best episodes of The Regular Show. They even got the terminology correct!
*flak. I wish we could edit toots...
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