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?

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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...

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also apparently has a bug where it won't allow you to post a toot with 7 characters remaining...?

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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.

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Mastodon feels less like a house party now, and more like a bar at closing time.

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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?

Don't be fooled by it's size, the Dude mini- is superb! Excellent attenuation, excellent amplification, five channels with mute buttons, runs off of 9-12V DC or 4 AA batteries. This is the AK47 of mini-mixers.
youtube.com/watch?v=e0egbPlKrf

TV Show Idea: it's like Ghost Hunters, but it's Audio Engineers tracking down where the fuck that hum is coming from.

forgot to mention, these patterns are sequencing the , which can sound like a gentle bass synth or a shredding electric guitar. This open mic has no clue what's in store for them. 😜

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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.🤖

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Getting the hang of the 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.

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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.

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TFW you realize DJs play other people's music, that there's more DJs than producers, and we'll soon hit peak remix.

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one of the best episodes of The Regular Show. They even got the terminology correct!

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