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Hi, I'm Deborah, I live in , Australia. I am a Gen X parent to and which I toot about liberally.

I am the sysadmin at a plastics company. You can follow the saga at (or mute if you're just here for the pets).

I write short stories at @FutzleFiction, posting 2-3 times weekly, with a SF theme.

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Interests: textile arts including quilting, crochet, embroidery; maps, word puzzles, board games, sf; music, especially synthesizers; pets.

I always CW these topics: food, medical, politics, eye contact. I always provide image descriptions.

I block users who post: white supremacy, racism, homophobia, transphobia, anti-vaccine views, far-right political views, porn (including loli porn).

I don't tend to follow back accounts that are heavy on FOSS or libertarian content, but I won't block you.

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opsix 2.0 opinions 

Here’s a 46-minute video where Oscillator Sink goes through each of the ten new effect types in detail with live examples. matrixsynth.com/2021/10/korg-o

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#FediBlock social.drastical.tech, shitposting instance with no code of conduct & 4channy/anti-vaxx users 🐘

A very happy new 10 March 2002 for those watching their GPS clocks this morning.

food, veg 

Chocolate chip peanut butter cookies at 9 am, why yes, I think I will.

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Good morning everyone, especially to the dogs who felt like it was time to start their day.

no don’t come over I was just getting up anyway oh by the way someone squashed the pansy on the end don’t know who

food, veg 

Had a pretty mediocre day in headspace so I’m making cookies at 9 pm.

Python programmers! If I have a custom LALR(1) grammar and I want to write a parser that parses it, what package should I be looking at?

opsix 2.0 opinions 

All of my UI annoyances are still present in 2.0. Only being able to see one operator at a time is still tedious. The V.Patch interface is still painful. It could really use an editor like the wavestate and modwave.

Though the changelog for firmware 2.0 is pretty short—it fits on one page—it’s going to take a long time to absorb the new possibilities it adds. 5/5

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opsix 2.0 opinions 

Of the 100 new presets, maybe only 10% of them are straight FM. It feels like the sound designers at Korg have surmounted a mental hump of thinking of the opsix as a DX7 clone, and more of a modular synth where the operators are not homogeneous and can be connected in weird and wonderful ways. I have much learning to do in this space.

Support for aftertouch as a modulation is interesting: maybe there will be a bigger opsix later, like what is happening with the wavestate. 4/5

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opsix 2.0 opinions 

The Punch effect adds a wide-spectrum noise to the onset of a note, a lot like using a modulator in FM with a transient noise waveform, but using one fewer operator.

There’s also new noise base waveforms (pink and blue) which are going to help a lot with percussive and woodwind instruments. 3/5

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opsix 2.0 opinions 

There’s ten effects all up and not much in common between them. Equalizer, phaser, delay, distortion, decimator: these are rehashes of the opsix’s existing effects but now they can appear earlier in the processing pipeline. Comb filter and Waveshaper work in the frequency and time domain respectively but they can make some very complex sounds with just one operator. 2/5

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opsix 2.0 opinions 

Spent the morning going through the hundred new presets for the firmware update that came out from Korg yesterday.

The new “effect” operator feels like a massive generalization of concepts that there are already specialized instances of in firmware 1.0. The waveshaper effect can turn a sine wave into a triangle, for instance, much like selecting a triangle base waveform for the operator. But there are dozens of waveshaper effects so now there are dozens of base waveforms. 1/5

Mno, Mum, I hab no mrock im my mouthf.

(Image CW: dog eye contact)

Good night all, I am going to fall asleep to the sound of gentle rain. 💤

Shadow has been Mr Sphinx all evening. He’s not normally this interactive. It’s nice.

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