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itchick2014 [Ohio] @midwest.social

IT nerd and synthesizer player from Ohio. Reddit refugee, here to stay.

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Suggestions for my sister with health issues! (no two wheels)
  • They make three wheeled bikes. Frequently they are set up as cargo bikes. Also some recumbent bikes have three wheels (sometimes double front, sometimes double back). I looked into a cargo trike when I was bike shopping but ended up with a cruiser with baskets and a trailer. A trike sounds like something that may work for your sister though!

  • [OC] Just getting into photography
  • This is really good for a person starting out with a DSLR. You have a great composition here. I recommend learning by experimentation and inquiring with others. A lot of photography concepts are covered well on YouTube. I learned a lot from Ken Rockwell though I know a lot of people don’t care for him. One thing to invest in is a good tripod. Take the same photo with multiple settings until you find what you want. Though knowing techniques is good and desirable, a lot of decisions are subjective to you as the photographer.

  • "We're committed to release firmware updates to our devices at least until 2026" - says a company that launched a device with a 3 years old version of android.
  • I bought a Boox Palma. The screen cracked on the first day. I wholeheartedly do not recommend them as a company as their customer support response is always “not our fault.” A quick google will find others who had the same experience I did.

    I am an IT professional. I have had Kindles and Kobos and have NEVER had a screen break on any device. This company needs to be called out and boycotted.

    Per the post…Android itself is old, yes…but they never promised security updates…only updates to the firmware. I don’t have a problem with this. Retroid is similar in that their devices are not current android, though not nearly as bad as Boox. It all depends on how you use a device as to if this is really an issue or not.

  • Could a gaming PC be a good thing in a nursing home?
  • While this is stereotypically true, my grandparents that passed away 14 years ago were avid gamers. They adored their NES and bought a SNES when the NES died. I think it is worth inquiring with local nursing homes to see if they have anyone that has gaming experience. My grandma’s favorite game was Loopz. Grandpa’s was golf. Puzzle games especially are good for that age group as they keep the brain busy but don’t necessarily require adept fine motor speed like other genres.

  • Electric lawn equipment, solar could be home-electrification ​‘gateways’ | People with firsthand home electrification experience are much more interested in cutting fossil fuels from other areas
  • Yeah. I have a newer Kobalt blower that takes the new batteries compared to the mower we got in like 2014 and it does not perform as well. We intentionally avoided Kobalt for that reason. Plus the blower seems to eat away at charge if you store the batteries in the blower. I now store all batteries loose to prevent draining. Wonder if my experience is related. Do you store the batteries loose or in the mower/blower/weed eater?

  • Electric lawn equipment, solar could be home-electrification ​‘gateways’ | People with firsthand home electrification experience are much more interested in cutting fossil fuels from other areas
  • We just replaced our 10 year old electric mower (old battery Kobalt) with a new one. We had three batteries and only recently did we feel their life wasn’t long enough for our nearly half acre lot. Out of curiosity…How old is your mower? Our new mower has self propelled and can do the whole yard with juice to go again. I do feel that you get what you pay for with electric mowers. We went with a mid grade and a reputable brand since we know we will hold into it for ages. I recommend to folks to always buy one that is marketed for larger than what you have if you are gonna hold onto it because batteries degrade normally so it is good to plan for that.

  • How to overcome ADHD guilt?
  • 100% this. I found the book “The Gifts of Imperfection” by Brene Brown to be very helpful with mentally working through this. I still feel guilt occasionally but knowing that I am the way I am and that guilt does not provide a productive resolution to the “problem” typically is enough to pull me through.

  • Fucking Trudeau
  • I looked up my statistic from healthline which cited some study. I imagine a big part of the difference is the healthcare system. People are gonna be less likely to go to the doctor for the symptoms in the US unless they have money or are desperate for a solution. Others, like myself, figured it out ourselves by process of elimination and might not show on statistics because of that.

  • Best Lemmy App in 2024
  • Thank you for pointing this out! I was using Memmy because it was first on the App Store but have since switched back to Mlem (which I did beta for). It is a hell of a lot more fresh on features!

  • Icebreakers Liquid Ice
  • Orange ones were the best! My favorite thing was leaving them be in my mouth until they were almost melted through the skin and then smoosh it on the roof of my mouth with my tongue. Man. I had forgotten about these!

  • Kobo and iFixit partner for OEM parts and repair guides
  • I’m really pleased with mine. I figured out if you use nickelmenu it is possible to have the games too! That is the only way I have found to access them. For some reason Kobo isn’t making them accessible even with devmodeon enabled.

    I upgraded from an Aura H20 Edition 2 so I notice a distinct upgrade in speed and function. I hope you like yours as much as I like mine!

  • Traded my MIM tele for my dream strat…

    1998 US with fender lace golds in neck and middle…Seymour Duncan of some sort in the bridge. Plays and sounds a dream! Color is Plum Purple Metallic. Here it is next to my Jazzmaster.

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    New synth…JD-XI

    Found a great deal at a used gear shop…actually a new unit open box. Digging the workflow and vibe. Already recorded a few tracks with it!

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    Yamaha Pacifica - The Underrated Superstrat

    I haven’t touched my Tele or Les Paul since I got this. So versatile and sexy to boot!

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    New Gear Day

    Upgraded from a Squier. Lucked out with a used AC4 combo too. It is just a MIM but perfect for me. Plays well, very sweet Tele tone, and hopefully inspires me to get past the basic skills I have at the moment on guitar.

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    www.musicradar.com The ultimate guide to wavetable synthesis

    A technique used by everyone from Tangerine Dream to Skrillex, wavetable synthesis adds new dimensions of texture and movement to your sound design. But how does it work?

    The ultimate guide to wavetable synthesis
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    www.synthtopia.com IK Multimedia Intros Paraphonic, Dual-Filter, Analog UNO Synth PRO X Synthesizer

    The UNO Synth PRO X features a dual-filter, 3-oscillator paraphonic design, 256 presets, a 64-step sequencer and more.

    IK Multimedia Intros Paraphonic, Dual-Filter, Analog UNO Synth PRO X Synthesizer

    Looks like an interesting idea. I like the daisy chain option. Analog, portable, and $500. Not bad. Curious what you all think?

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    Stellar edition of Microfreak

    Picked up this little guy last week and have already cleared the presets and started making my own. Any tips or fun stories about Microfreaks?

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    synthanatomy.com Korg takes its popular Gadget app into the virtual reality (VR), now available

    Announced in 2021, the Korg Gadget VR, the virtual reality version of their popular music production app is now available.

    Korg takes its popular Gadget app into the virtual reality (VR), now available

    I’ve used this on the Switch and it is pretty neat. It would be pretty awesome if the VR implementation is good enough!

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    synthanatomy.com CME iWA, new instant wireless audio technology promises near-zero latency

    CME iWA (instant wireless audio technology) is a new tech that promises near-zero latency using wireless audio (Bluetooth)

    Wonder how this idea will be long term? Losing come cables would be awfully convenient for those who perform or have smaller spaces especially.

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    If you could only keep one synthesizer…

    Which one? For the sake of theoretical questions …let’s assume you could have any synth…not just what you already own.

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    synthanatomy.com Soundspot, is the plugin developer company out of business?

    There are signs that Soundspot, the developer company of numerous synth, FX, and mixing/master plugins, is out of business.

    Soundspot, is the plugin developer company out of business?

    Sounds like they are goners. Hope they didn’t have your favorite plug-in or at least you have the installer still!

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    www.synthtopia.com Korg Intros opsix SEe, opsix SE Platinum FM Synthesizers

    The new synths address the most common complaints people had with the original opsix, adding a robust all-metal design; a premium 61-note keyboard, with aftertouch; expanded 80-voice polyphony and …

    Korg Intros opsix SEe, opsix SE Platinum FM Synthesizers

    Oh shiny new FM synths! Who has an original opsix? I hear good things.

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    www.musicradar.com Synth wars: The story of MIDI, the one interface that ruled them all

    CV/Gate, DCB, USI, UMI and The Oberheim System… This is the story of how synth’s biggest players narrowly averted a standards war and made sweet music together

    Synth wars: The story of MIDI, the one interface that ruled them all

    Fascinating how this developed! I hadn't even thought about the history of it.

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    www.synthtopia.com KORG Intros wavestate mk2, wavestate SE, wavestate SE Platinum

    Korg today announced three new keyboards in its wavestate line: the wavestate SE, wavestate Limited Edition Platinum, and wavestate mkII.

    KORG Intros wavestate mk2, wavestate SE, wavestate SE Platinum

    And...I just bought a mk1....

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    www.synthtopia.com Behringer Intros Eurorack Knockoff Of Classic Bode Frequency Shifter

    Like the original, the Behringer 1630 is designed to shift the entire frequency spectrum of the source signal from -5 to +5 kHz. Using small shifts, it can create subtle stereo effects, while at la…

    Behringer Intros Eurorack Knockoff Of Classic Bode Frequency Shifter

    Another Moog knock off! Behringer is bringing in the heat.

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    www.synthtopia.com New Sound Library Features Drum Loops Processed With Vintage Nuclear Research Instruments

    German synthesist Hainbach let us know about his new sound library, Nuclear Drum Loops, that features drum loops processed with vintage nuclear research gear.

    New Sound Library Features Drum Loops Processed With Vintage Nuclear Research Instruments

    Now this is fascinating! Wonder who will use this one a hit album?

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    Finally hung the guitars above the Wavestate.

    So much more floor space! Also thinking about a Jaspers stand…anyone have opinions on them?

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    www.gearnews.com Anukari Synthesizer: Sound through the laws of physics

    The physics-based Anukari is all about generating sound from interconnected masses and springs held in 3D space and then giving them a good whack.

    Anukari Synthesizer: Sound through the laws of physics

    This looks intriguing. Wonder what sort of graphics card will be needed to run this when it hits production?

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    www.synthtopia.com Native Instruments Dumps Soundwide Brand, Absorbs iZotope, Brainworx & Plugin Alliance

    Native Instruments has announced that it is dumping the Soundwide brand, announced in April of 2022 as the parent company for NI, iZotope, Plugin Alliance, Brainworx and Sound Stacks.

    Native Instruments Dumps Soundwide Brand, Absorbs iZotope, Brainworx & Plugin Alliance

    More acquisitions. Curious if they will integrate the different systems.

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    Curious if this is good or bad. What do you think?

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