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Posted by I0TA - January 7th, 2018



Posted by I0TA - December 27th, 2017


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Posted by I0TA - December 26th, 2017


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Checkmate, capitalism.


Posted by I0TA - December 24th, 2017


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Posted by I0TA - December 20th, 2017


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The day Blanco became a space nazi. GORA EUSKADI.


Posted by I0TA - December 20th, 2017


My music, especially in the composition and arrangement have improved greatly ever since I took music class last 2 months. So whoever told that theory can improve your production, well, you win, I lost! So yay! I have been able to write more complex methods, at least more than the usual stuff I did in the past. It's actually gotten quite addictive to learn theory somehow.

Some the people I owe a thank and a big kiss for this: Samulis, Soundchris, CloakedSoup, Tyguy80s, BlueOceans and LSD. Y'all got it all right. I'll go hide in the corner...

Happy holidays, Hanukkah and Merry Xmas.


Posted by I0TA - December 10th, 2017


@Troisnyx is a long time contributor on NG Audio community and done many amazing things that helped to keep this community going! However she have had very bleak tragedies with abusive family and the system in her past, currently facing deportation because of the shitty immigration laws in UK.

SIGN THIS PETITION.   

Grant Annette the visa she is entitled to.

My fiancée, Annette, came to the UK in 2010.

She is originally from Malaysia, a country where she is legally a second class citizen as she is not a Malay Muslim. As a teenager she wrote articles criticising the authorities on websites that were later blocked. She was chosen for National Service during which she was sexually abused. Seeing the way things were going, her father sent her to study in the UK against her own will.

She has achieved a 2.1 Bachelor of Law from the University of Hertfordshire. She is also an extraordinarily talented musician, who has been played on BBC Radio. She is very active in the local community lending her skills as an artist and multi-instrumentalist.

I suffer from from functional neurological disorder, which causes me to shake badly, and gives me difficulties standing up and walking. Annette is my carer, and without her, I would struggle to live a normal life. I would not be able to accompany her, because I would not be able to meet the costs of healthcare in Malaysia, and would have no legal right to stay there regardless.

If Annette was forced to return to Malaysia she would not be truly free to practice her own Christian faith. A church she attended was bombed by fundamentalists while she was still in Malaysia. She would not be allowed to proselytise or speak openly about her faith, she would not be allowed to sing about it in public (because it gives her so much joy), and any slight action seen as undermining Islam as the official religion would have her fined and imprisoned.

While at the University of Hertfordshire, she heard from her father how hard things were getting. He was sacked for no reason other than not being a Malay Muslim, and left without any means of supporting himself. People of her ethnicity have been shot in the streets. Her lecturers (one of whom was from Malaysia) told her that "there is no rule of law in Malaysia," and that if she were to continue singing openly about her faith and writing subversive articles, she would face dire consequences.The lecturer from Malaysia who told Annette this asked not to be quoted or contacted, for fear of reprisals.


Posted by I0TA - November 7th, 2017


Music production on iOS and Android generally cheaper than on PC. With a decent tablet you can make decent stuff. Example of musician using only mobile apps to make music is @jessieyun0404. Go and check out her music!


DAW

Caustic (Android)

GarageBand (iOS)

Music Studio (Android)

FL Studio Mobile $15.99 (Android/iOS)

SunVox $5.99 (Android)

PixiTracker 1Bit (Android)

NOTATION

MuseScore (Android/iOS)

Notation Pad (Android)

INSTRUMENTS

iSymphonic Orchestra (iOS)

Syntronik (iOS)

EFFECTS

AmpliTube CS (iOS)

AmpliTube Acoustic (iOS)


If you know more apps please add below in the comment, I'll add them here and credit you!

Happy music Making!


Posted by I0TA - October 31st, 2017


6170223_150950395832_freeware.jpgSYSTEM Basic is a modular plugin with 22 modules that can be patched together to create a variety of multi-effect setups. The plugin comes with delay, reverb, compression, EQ, distortion, panning, gate, gain, and other FX modules, along with a set of tools to enable multi-band processing, parallel processing, M/S splitting, etc. The interface can be resized freely, providing enough space to accommodate complex patches with more than a dozen individual effects.


Posted by I0TA - October 30th, 2017


To quote from the article:

In my career as a psychologist, I have talked with hundreds of people previously diagnosed by other professionals with oppositional defiant disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, anxiety disorder and other psychiatric illnesses, and I am struck by (1) how many of those diagnosed are essentially anti-authoritarians, and (2) how those professionals who have diagnosed them are not.

Anti-authoritarians question whether an authority is a legitimate one before taking that authority seriously. Evaluating the legitimacy of authorities includes assessing whether or not authorities actually know what they are talking about, are honest, and care about those people who are respecting their authority. And when anti-authoritarians assess an authority to be illegitimate, they challenge and resist that authority—sometimes aggressively and sometimes passive-aggressively, sometimes wisely and sometimes not.

Some activists lament how few anti-authoritarians there appear to be in the United States. One reason could be that many natural anti-authoritarians are now psychopathologized and medicated before they achieve political consciousness of society’s most oppressive authorities.

How you become the authority:

I have found that most psychologists, psychiatrists, and other mental health professionals are not only extraordinarily compliant with authorities but also unaware of the magnitude of their obedience. And it also has become clear to me that the anti-authoritarianism of their patients creates enormous anxiety for these professionals, and their anxiety fuels diagnoses and treatments.

Schizos are not schizo at all, they are smarter than you:

I have also spent a great deal of time with people who had at one time in their lives had thoughts and behavior that were so bizarre that they were extremely frightening for their families and even themselves; they were diagnosed with schizophrenia and other psychoses, but have fully recovered and have been, for many years, leading productive lives. Among this population, I have not met one person whom I would not consider a major anti-authoritarian. Once recovered, they have learned to channel their anti-authoritarianism into more constructive political ends, including reforming mental health treatment.

Many anti-authoritarians who earlier in their lives were diagnosed with mental illness tell me that once they were labeled with a psychiatric diagnosis, they got caught in a dilemma. Authoritarians, by definition, demand unquestioning obedience, and so any resistance to their diagnosis and treatment created enormous anxiety for authoritarian mental health professionals; and professionals, feeling out of control, labeled them “noncompliant with treatment,” increased the severity of their diagnosis, and jacked up their medications. This was enraging for these anti-authoritarians, sometimes so much so that they reacted in ways that made them appear even more frightening to their families.

There are anti-authoritarians who use psychiatric drugs to help them function, but they often reject psychiatric authorities’ explanations for why they have difficulty functioning. So, for example, they may take Adderall (an amphetamine prescribed for ADHD), but they know that their attentional problem is not a result of a biochemical brain imbalance but rather caused by a boring job. And similarly, many anti-authoritarians in highly stressful environments will occasionally take prescribed benzodiazepines such as Xanax even though they believe it would be safer to occasionally use marijuana but can’t because of drug testing on their job

Religion, like the drug you are taking, is to control you

In an earlier dark age, authoritarian monarchies partnered with authoritarian religious institutions. When the world exited from this dark age and entered the Enlightenment, there was a burst of energy. Much of this revitalization had to do with risking skepticism about authoritarian and corrupt institutions and regaining confidence in one’s own mind. We are now in another dark age, only the institutions have changed. Americans desperately need anti-authoritarians to question, challenge, and resist new illegitimate authorities and regain confidence in their own common sense.

And how any potential anarchist and socialist being painted as "crazy"

In every generation there will be authoritarians and anti-authoritarians. While it is unusual in American history for anti-authoritarians to take the kind of effective action that inspires others to successfully revolt, every once in a while a Tom Paine, Crazy Horse, or Malcolm X come along. So authoritarians financially marginalize those who buck the system, they criminalize anti-authoritarianism, they psychopathologize anti-authoritarians, and they market drugs for their “cure.”

Your mind is not ill, the illness is the system

Many people with severe anxiety and/or depression are also anti-authoritarians. Often a major pain of their lives that fuels their anxiety and/or depression is fear that their contempt for illegitimate authorities will cause them to be financially and socially marginalized; but they fear that compliance with such illegitimate authorities will cause them existential death.

Like Sole said, one word,

CAPITALISM

Enjoy your privileged life while it lasts.