Kye Fox

Soundware Explorer: Sphere from Echo Sound Works

I grabbed a huge bundle of samples and presets last year! They're all from a company called Echo Sound Works, and I have yet to find one I didn't like. I'm going to go through some of the 1000+ Serum presets and make little demos…

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Fox Populi for February 2019

Facebook, libertarianism, good news for trans rights, and a new twist on an oldschool way of making music. Hello! Welcome to the first edition of Fox Populi, my semi-regular collection of links and things. Members at the bonus content tier get these in PDF…

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How to make a supersaw in Serum

The supersaw was a patch on Roland Corporation’s JP-8000 and JP-8080 synthesizers. Roland wasn’t the first to come up with playing 7 detuned saws at the same time, but as far as I know they were the first to make it this easy to…

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What ActivityPub means for musicians

This is a followup on my more general "ActivityPub Could Be The Future", which was wildly popular. Here, I focus more on what ActivityPub means for musicians. The gist for people not extremely online: ActivityPub is the latest in a series of protocols aimed…

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The truth about Patreon for musicians

This began life as a thread on Mastodon! https://snouts.online/@Kye/101500582369285895 If you're thinking about starting a Patreon, one thing to keep in mind: just because people aren't talking to you/looking at posts doesn't mean something is wrong. Sometimes I get responses to broadcast messages months…

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Tips for new musicians

There’s so much advice on making music out there, scattered about, and it’s hard to sort through. I compiled various bits of advice I give to people in this article. Learn a little music theory I promise it’s not as hard as it looks,…

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Distrokid Review: It's about what I expected

(note: it’s not deja vu, this is an updated review! It’s existed in various forms) (note 2: DistroKid replied to a few points! See below) I was skeptical about DistroKid, the music distribution service that’s quickly making a name for itself. The guy behind…

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