Oh! I did a write-up a while back on the software I use to make electronic #music that I've been meaning to share here.
It's had a few different homes since I wrote it (Reddit, a blog that doesn't exist anymore). Not sure how big the electronic music making community on Masto is, but I hope someone can get some use out of it!
Totally unrelated: my streaming links house some pretty good examples of a lot of these plugins in action! Cheers!
I've never looked into why they were instated, and I'm not sure if they even still do them anymore, but in retrospect it really just feels like they were more for show than anything else. It's not like they came with any kind of actual treatment if something turned up actually wrong. Just a weird, misplaced use of resources.
There was a similar program that didn't start until after I was already outside the age range for it, but that a couple of my siblings went through, where a pretty similar thing happened but with in-school vision screenings. That sounded great until a bunch of kids came out of them, my sister included, with the school being informed that the child tested as "legally blind," and needed a follow-up appointment immediately.
I have no idea if this is a thing anywhere else, but in the Alabama state school system, there's a span of like 6 years where all the students in the school have a yearly in-school scoliosis screening, and had it been caught at literally any of those, I could have gotten a brace and at least have had the problem lessened. I guess I chalk that up to the screenings lasting maybe 30 seconds tops because the nurses sent out to do them had to do entire schools in a day
So I have scoliosis, bad enough that if you were paying close enough attention you'd be able to see that my shoulders don't line up with each other, and my whole torso is just kinda slanted, but usually it's fine from a qol standpoint. Today, though, I have apparently pinched a nerve in my back or something, because I can't really move much without wincing and involuntarily expelling all the air from my lungs. Needless to say I did not walk the mile to and from class today
I don't think I realized until pretty recently, but I don't... actually want to be an electronic musician? I got my start in music listening to rock and metal and just wanting to know more about how they worked, and teaching myself bass guitar, not electronic music. I love electronic music, don't get me wrong. I would have found another outlet for this by now if I just /really/ didn't like doing it, but at the heart of my interest in music is kind of a desire to just be in a normal-ass band
I really think the main issue I have with my music is that I consider myself way more of a composer than a producer, and that's not really an excuse for just not learning the techniques at all, I guess, but it's certainly the part I have the least fun with, and generally just want to be over as fast as possible.
I'm never happy with anything so this morning I fucked with this even more and ditched the entire vibe I had going in favor of... #music
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