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Hi there,
I'm a working on an original progressive rock album, a (and husband) a wonderful daughter, a that makes our family's furniture and goofs around with an old ShopSmith, and an on-and-off web that tinkers with and php.

I am a little further along in my life than I was in 2020 when I last did an intro post.

I look forward to just chilling here and chatting with friendly folks.

So here's the #bandcamp release of my #fedivision contribution.

A thousand thanks to the wonderful Suse B. for providing the lead vocals on "Rise".

And thanks to everyone who voted for "Rise". It is greatly appreciated :)

schallundstille.bandcamp.com/a

Enjoy!

p.s.: Any proceeds via 'name your price' will be donated to Tara Tierhilfe e.V., which is is an animal sanctuary located near Cologne, Germany, and home to more than 100 horses, ponies, donkeys, mules, pigs, chicken, sheep and goats.

#music

I've just discovered audius as a potential safe/private/foss host for my music once I've recorded some (as opposed to bandcamp (now owned by Epic) or soundcloud). I have no idea what the $AUDIO token is, but other than that, it's a nice, clean, modern interface with some decent discoverable music. Anyone know any more about it from experience?

Today I am recording drums for some original tracks. I've spent hours and hours tinkering with my mic placements, and finally feel like they're as good as they're going to get (in my completely untreated studio / wife's office). There are some unfortunate frequencies, but my mixing buddy has already tested and says we can deal with those if need-be. So for the first time in seven years, I'm hoping to have a completed song soon.

I want all the musicians from #Fedivision to be my friends.

New music!

I put out a new album this week, to mark the passing of my friend Rick Turner - #guitar builder, inventor, genius. He died a few weeks ago and left a massive hole in my life and in the world of luthiery.

The first two tracks on here are on an instrument he made for me:

stevelawson.bandcamp.com/album

#bandcamp #music #fretless #bass #ambient #jazz #rickturner #looping #electronica

I don't know why, but of all the fediverse options I've tried to be involved with, peertube has been the toughest. I have little luck ever finding videos I want to watch, the one instance I signed up to last year cannot seem to access or interact with any other instances, and when I search new instances that focus on "music," "art", "Creativity," etc, I click the link and inevitably, all I see are either political videos, or "radiocasts" (which is the bane of twitch "music streaming"). ?

New Post for 2022

Hi there,
I'm a working on an original progressive rock album, a (and husband) a wonderful daughter, a that makes our family's furniture and goofs around with an old ShopSmith, and an on-and-off web that tinkers with and php.

I am a little further along in my life than I was in 2020 when I last did an intro post.

I look forward to just chilling here and chatting with friendly folks.

🤔 Would it be cool if WordPress (org) make all of their hosted blogs "fediversable" to instantly add their vast network to the federated universe.

😎 Probably not the first to think about this ....

#️⃣

👊 @humanetech

Hiya folks, for this week, I was hoping you could recommend people I should/could follow? As I'm trying to keep mastadon as my primary social source, I need my feed to be more active in things I care about. Name: music, ttrpgs, fantasy & scifi novels, and woodworking. If you know people who post often about any of these things, please share! (I may already follow them, but I will appreciate your input anyway).

Thanks!

@daggerhartrocks

if you're using youtube and twitch, i assume you're streams have video as well (not just audio)? AS far as I know, Peertube now supports livestreams:
docs.joinpeertube.org/use-crea

There's also Owncast
owncast.online/

@luka

Hey musicians ( @luka and other sonomu folks maybe?):

Are there currently any sort of F(L)OSS methods of live streaming music (like live concerts from my studio) that people are having success with? I know longer want to use twitch or youtube for these purposes.

We need to bring more #music bands to the #Fediverse and let's start an initiative for that. There are already a few instances for music, so it should not fail. Only that way people like to come to #Mastodon & Co.
🎶 🎵
I suggest the hashtag #FediverseMusic and that you use it in other #SocialMedia as well. If you have a music project or even a #band then start with it and let our community grow.

6/n

If you know of anyone who may have the answers I'm looking for, or may be able to provide advice, I would greatly appreciate you tagging them in here! I'm not looking for free aid ad-infinitum, but it would be nice to know that while (or if) I attempt to get started, there are some people who are happy to help me work through issues since I'm so noob-ish at this stuff.

@luka <-- I tag you enough, let me know if I need to stop bothering you :) <3

5/n

* Are there dedicated help forums where people are happy to discuss noob issues and try to break them down if I have them?

* Are there simple methods to dual-boot so that I can just try Linux, and if it works for me, very easily "move" the rest of my HD space over to Linux since I hopefully wouldn't need Win anymore?

* Are there reasonably-well-working hacks for me to use my Windows-based VST that I've paid good money for?

* Should I just give up? :)

Thanks for reading!

4/n

I'm aware that Linux is more user-friendly now than it was in 2014, which was more friendly than it was the first time I tried Linux, back in 2001. However, the fact that I only have one computer for audio work, and I need to keep myself working, and right now, using a Windows machine, I'm actually getting music work done, makes it hard to justify spending weeks figuring out a new OS.

So all rambling aside, what I'm hoping someone can help me with is this: (continued)

3/n

I want to make the switch away from Windows in a permanent fashion. We are extremely careful of our privacy in our family - we don't have facebook, we have instagram locked down pretty tight, don't show pictures of our daughter online, and we use a variety of softwares and solutions. But Windows is still here because Linux scares us after my experience with it. Neither of us are coders (I'm a web dev, but that doesn't count), so much of Linux is a foreign language.

2/n

After 2-3 weeks fumbling through processes myself and attempting to find aid on various forums, I eventually found out that JACK was the issue. I reached out to some of the people on Ardour's forums (at the time, I wasn't on reddit and this was the only place I knew of for Linux Audio advice), but no one was ever able to help me get JACK properly working. This was very disheartening - the people were friendly, but at some point, I realized I couldn't keep bugging others.

1/n

I am finding myself a bit bummed out about my reliance on Windows, but as of now, I'm very scared to make the switch. Looking for advice, motivation, & inspiration.

I tried to create a Linux audio workstation years ago (2014) using Ubuntu Studio and my 1st Generation Focusrite Scarlet 18i6 interface. I had myriad problems getting my machine to recognize my Scarlet; over and over again, even during recording, Linux would just decide it couldn't find my interface anymore.

I'm thinking of getting into audio production and want to start light to see if I can figure it out before building a full rig. Would one of the Pinebook Pros handle Ubuntu Studio (or another good dist of linux for audio production)? I'm not really good at recognizing the quality of PC components/hardware for the purposes of running software.

(Maybe @luka would have some insight?)

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