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Steven Streight
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The web content developer, electronic musician & SEO specialist.
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On a comment thread in a synthesizer forum, discussing the band Talk Talk, which I said was boring Emo Pop.

Serge Warner: "Steven dislikes anything that's listened to by more than 4 people or contains chords. Or a melody. Or anything other than his own God-awful, tinnitus-based bore-fests."

I guess he doesn't understand how some composers, like me, don't make music for audiences or fans. We make music to explore aesthetic ideas and inner dream fields.

Praise is ugly and makes me feel uncomfortable. I feel like I am being told to keep making music in a certain way, whereas harsh critique makes me laugh.

I used to make rock, reggae, synthpop, etc. songs, but nowadays, I deliberately make music that is noise soundscapes. I rarely listen to what is traditionally called "music". I mostly hate that stuff.

I listen to electroacoustic, aleatory, experimental productions that are far beyond the confines of Western Civilization "music theory".

Right now, I'm listening almost exclusively to Luc Ferrari, Octavian Nemescu, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and others in the avant garde realm.
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While Starbuck’s free public Wi-fi is convenient, is it actually safe? NO. Never use it.

It’s not just Starbuck’s Wi-Fi that is considered to be unsafe, using any public Wi-Fi can put you at risk for hacking, malware, and identity theft.
The main reason for this is how open these public networks are.

There are either very little (or no) authentication steps required to connect. Anyone with any device capable of connecting online can freely establish a connection.

The other big reason that public Wi-Fi spots are unsafe, is the lack of any encryption. The purpose of encryption is to protect data as it travels from point A to B. It does this by scrambling the data, so that if it is intercepted, it cannot be read or accessed.

The absence of any encryption means that any data flowing through the web can be intercepted, read, and accessed.

So for instance, if you are using Starbuck’s Wi-Fi to online shop, and you enter your credit card information, this info can be read as it is traveling from your device to the store’s server.

On public Wi-Fi networks, hackers can also set themselves so that they appear to be the connection point, or place themselves in between you and the real Wi-Fi connection point.

In these cases, instead of being directly connected to the coffee shop’s Wi-Fi set-up, your information is actually being routed through the hacker’s set up.
This allows them to see everything you are doing online, and collect the information going through the web. Malware can also be distributed through unsecured networks.

Don't use public wifi -- but if you do, never buy anything online using your credit card. Wait until you're home.

Also, make sure that any software updates and upgrades are coming from the software itself, and not from a website’s pop up notification.
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Studio jam on Roland V-Synth v.2, Roland JD-Xi routed through Boss RE-20 Space Echo, Moog Sub 37, Roland AIRA VT-3 Voice Transformer. Video recorded on iPad Pro.

Str8 Sounds "Where Did You Come From?" The Alien Invasion Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qt7rfJIPR2U
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Str8 Sounds "Synthesis Improv for Everyday People"

Studio soundscape jam on Roland V-Synth v. 2, Abstrakt Instruments Avalon, Pittsburgh Modular Lifeforms System 201, Arturia DrumBrute.

Video recorded on GoPro Hero 4 Black.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKmzC5R12cs
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STR8 SOUNDS "Plastic Jam"

March 18, 2016. Studio jam on Roland JD-Xi, Korg Monotron Space Delay, Korg Kaossilator Pro Plus, Kaoss Pad 3 Plus.

With some examples of granular processing.

Sony SX50 HS camera. Pinnacle Studio 18 Ultimate video editor.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKvnqp_onRM
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Str8 Sounds "I Was Not Here Today" REMIX

Psychedelic techno studio jam on Korg Kaossilator Pro Plus, Roland VT 3 Voice Transformer, Roland JD-Xi, Dave Smith Instruments Evolver. Video recorded on iPad Pro.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOh_nqWNHXY
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Str8 Sounds "March of the Flower Power Children"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khJcOAPebsA

Studio jam on Moog Sub 37, Roland V-Synth v.2, Abstrakt Instruments Avalon, Mutable Instruments Shruthi SMR-4, Korg Kaossilator Pro Plus, Dave Smith Instruments Evolver.

Video recorded on Go Pro Hero 4 Black. Edited on iMovie.
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Korg Kaossilator Pro Plus DEMO JAM -- Str8 Sounds "atomic spongecake"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIplbw9QRGs
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STR8 SOUNDS "deepstep gravy train"

iPad Pro video of acid minimalism techno jam session on:

Abstrakt Instruments Avalon analog basssline sequencing a Mutable Instruments Shruthi SMR-4, Roland V-Synth v.2, Korg Kaossilator Pro Plus, DSI Evolver.

Video recorded on Go Pro Hero 4 Black. Processed on Kizoa.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B1LFPspOiY
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