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The Bandcamp Bug!!!

Bandcamp is great. It's a lot like the Archive.org but with commercial angles as well as community and underground music. As a fresh alternative to Spotify- I love it. It's a great way of getting material for #theConceptMixtape.

Reaktor

In a Live studio I'm not going to be jumping through plugins so generally the plugins I use will be pre loaded and serve a particular function.

Each instance of ableton (there are three) has 8 channels maximum to avoid horizontal scrolling with an apc or push. The main Ableton instance (HAL) has 5 Live templates, all of them are preloaded with reaktor  and a generative patch on channel 4.

I started off by using one of each of the following patches

https://blog.native-instruments.com/5-free-reaktor-tools-for-generative-sequencing/

Vaporwave

A ten year old scene based aorund plunderphonics and 90s mall culture and it is punk as fuck. How did I not hear of this before. Well obviously I've been living under a rock past 10 years and that's ok.

Born of bandcamp (think Archive.org but cool and with payment systems) living on the fringes of legality it usually involves the slowing down of muzak, Jazz and 80s pop classics (often with no other treatment).

DMT Tapes FL Full Digital Discography (885 releases) 2 Dollars!!!

This is crazy! The genre is Vaporwave. A very punk anti capitaslist genre borne of the Internet- and I love it. Slushy Slowpaul fxs with referecnes to 80s Malls, Windows 96 OS, Greek and roman statues.

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Natron - Open source and Free After FX alternative

Natron is a powerful Digital Compositor that can handle all of your 2D/2.5D needs. Its robust OIIO file formats and OpenFX architecture is what make Natron the most flexible open source compositor for the visual effects community.

It takes an hour or two to 'grok the flow' but once you do it's simple enough after that.


So far not as many plugins as after FX but that's to be expected. It handles video formats nicely. Allwing me to easiliy work with OBS studio.

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