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I'm taking an hour or so today to go through all the Ilian Tape releases on bandcamp. My usual process for going through a lot of music like this is to flip from track to track giving each about 30s, an old record store habit from when the listening stations had time limits.

It's making me nostalgic for all the used techno sections I've dug through in the past.

MTT 213 / Never Won't

MTT213 Spectrogram

A 90 and 100 BPM grab-bag of downtempo, electro, IDM, instrumental hiphop, old tracker modules, and other stuff I've been listening to this week. This mix features a couple recent purchases (Pete Rock's Petestrumentals and Paul Blackford's Betamax) and a couple tracks from an old favorite of mine, Red Snapper's Our Aim Is To Satisfy Red Snapper.

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Oh wow, Arrow Video put out their Burst City bluray last September. With audio commentary by Tom Mes. It says it's region B though. :('s avatar image // / 105901263315066505 Origin link. Source file.
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Fully in spring cleaning mode now. Working at reducing the things I own to where they fit on a couple of (big) shelves.'s avatar image // / 105874197917474718 Origin link. Source file. This is a reply.

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They found the 35mm masters for Project A-Ko!

I had always heard that we'd never get a good release of A-Ko because the original materials were missing. Lost or destroyed. Now Discotek has the master and will be using it for their upcoming bluray.'s avatar image // / 105848330721256375 Origin link. Source file.
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After four hours of trying a bunch of programs and reading code I think I've found almost all the necessary pieces to get Renoise to support MIDI while running under FreeBSD's Linux ABI compatibility layer.

It involves Hans Selasky's alsa-seq-server and a missing ioctl mapping in the linux compat layer.

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So I *think* I've repaired my Deathadder mouse.

I disassembled it, breaking a plastic mounting post in the process. Then I cleaned it, replaced the USB cable, and superglued that broken post back into place (getting glue all over my fingers), then reassembled it.

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The inputs on the Audiobox seem to be really sensitive. There's two inputs, each with a combo jack featuring XLR (for mics) and 1/4" (for unamplified instruments).

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I'm happy to report that the latest version of the Presonus Audiobox 96 works under FreeBSD using the standard USB sound driver snd_uaudio(4). (Which it should, as it claims to be USB class-compliant in its documentation).

We'll see how long it lasts. It's built OK, but I've heard they can be flakey.