Kye Fox

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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ActivityPub Could Be The Future

I’ll admit, I’ve spent the last several years disillusioned with technology. All the quirky little tools people made gave way to ad-fueled companies that refused to play well with others. This is the first time I’ve been excited for a new technology in memory.

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Members

Hi there! There are a few ways to get more stuff like you see here and help keep more coming. A monthly subscription on Patreon. I post various things I create like stories and music. A one-time contribution on ko-fi. This is generally where I…

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