The Speculation Spa’s Self-Censorship

Librorum Prohibitorum
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I practice self-censorship religiously because I live in fear I might say something that is not aligned with the dogma I am supposed to swallow without any questioning whatsoever in this ‘free’ world.

I am pretty sure this whole misunderstanding came from a simple misspelling in the original though, and they meant to say ‘the fee world’ actually.

All this hypocrisy… In North Korea there are a number of things clearly stipulated as taboo, and you know for certain you are not to talk about them if you have any esteem for your azz. Here in the fee world, yeah, you can apparently say whatever you want, but even as I write this nonsensical speculation, for instance, there’s a ton of servers analyzing it and storing it in shady places, not to mention that I am currently utilizing Word Press, a tool for fee from great lovers of feedom of speech, where even post edits are stored ad infinitum and, very likely, content is closely scrutinized and monitored.

It all comes down to being forced between two ‘choices’ or, better put, alternatives: open scrutiny and violent harrassment for practicing free speech in such (‘evil’) places like North Korea… or shady scrutiny and violent harrassment for practicing free speech in the ‘axis-of-evil’ fee world.

Now go back to this paragraph above and check the fluent, natural placement of those two terms: ‘open’ and ‘shady’, and see where they fall. :)  Ooops.

Freedom of speech is the right to communicate one’s opinions and ideas *without fear* of government retaliation or censorship. The term freedom of expression is sometimes used synonymously, but includes any act of seeking, receiving and imparting information or ideas, regardless of the medium used.”

Fvck, I might have just been added to some obscure database that nobody knows about in Utah for feely saying the above, and so my secret profiling that nobody knows about will now start… or continue?  Whoa, who knows!

And here I was only speculating about why I don’t dare to speculate.  Oh well…

Prisons that you can’t see are still real prisons. Violent harrassment that you can’t see is still real violent harrassment.  But I guess people are still intoxicated, and can’t still see: sadly, we seem to be in for a long time… ‘The inmates of the fee world’. Ha!  On the other hand, the cowards and the bullies and their imbecile servants responsible for setting and mantaining them though… They are just that: cowards, bullies and imbecile servants, and that’s how they will be identified eternally.  Absurd alert: after all those ridiculous claims of progress and sophistication: Mere brutes in the dark ages…


PD: There has been quite a lot of very violent scrutiny and harrassment going for a long time, mainly via the Internet, and this has caused a hell of a lot of pain and suffering as well as heavy financial damage to millions of victims both in the fee and free world.  This is the result from giving the keys to the backbone of the Internet control to fvckturd psycopaths, which is what many activists worldwide were trying to prevent in the first place. The systems in place for performing this abuse are real, and apparently immune to liability because they are based on “virtual” reality, where, naturally, common concepts such as “time” are virtual too; thus there is ‘virtual past’ for instance, with artificial delays and insertions…  I.e., a past that is inherently “tweakable”, and therefore a mere tool that the bullies’ servants rely on for (both psychologically and physically) abusing, torturing and harrassing law-abiding citizens, while enjoying zero liability. Virtual reality is an old concept. Welcome to virtual-virtual reality in the new dark ages.

A virtual-virtual reality dialog:

“–Hey that fvcking bvtch just called me a ‘motherfvcking pervert fvcking pig’ –he said all troubled and with genuine signs of concern as he had no idea he did anything wrong.

–Why? What did you do?

–Absolutely nothing!  I was just looking at her watching her every move, listening hard to anything she said, making notes of every single thing she did and following her everywhere she went, but I NEVER EVER touched her or talked to her in the fvking slightest! Fvcking bvtch, doesn’t she know we live in the fee world here?”

The ‘Kerberos’ Poly-Synth System

Partial view of my “Kerberos” poly-synth system, which comprises an A6 Andromeda, an 8-voice Poly Evolver (w/Evolver Rack), a 24-voice JD-800 with ‘string card expansion.’ I thought of this layout after seeing a couple of Buchla systems a long while ago. Yeah, I have loooong arms.

Eurorack is for babies who can’t read manuals.  Besides 1 eurorack 1-voice system vs. a 48-voice pallete from a fully interconnected, multi-timbral poly-synth system… It’s not even fair, is it?IMG_4378 - Copy


 the A6 boasts 16 voices of pure analog power


I use an audio patchbay and a virtual MIDI patchbay.  Needless to say the A6 is the ‘master’ keyboard/controller in charge of the other two synths for notes and basic modulation, but the other two keybeds are available too if needed, which is sometimes useful, particularly when, say, sound-designing using only two synths and leaving one for riffs or solos on top.

The A6 and the Poly Evolver have individual outputs for every voice and their main outputs.  They also have ‘external’ inputs.  The JD-800 has 4 outputs. By using the patchbay and conscious level staging you can route anything to anything in terms of audio.  On the A6 you can receive CV and turn it into plain MIDI. You also have 8 direct MIDI CC inputs routable to anything, plus your mandatory pedal, switch and sustain.

The A6 and the Poly Evolver have individual outputs for every voice


It is then easy to, for instance:

  1. start with a ‘negative’/’reversed’ saw waveshape in OSC1 in the A6, then add a tad of SUBOSC1 for subtle grit, keep overall level very low for now
  2. then mix in a silky basic string waveform from the JD-800 or some other cool digital waveform,
  3. modify to taste with the JD-800’s plethora of sliders…, then route the output of the JD-800 into A6, and then apply maybe a bit glorious A6’s analog distortion
  4. then apply your A6 choice of ladder or OB style filtering
  5. and envelopes and other modulation to taste (!)
  6. then you output this into the PEK for some hack effect plus 3 delay lines and further SEM filtering massacre
  7. finally we further improve the organic aspect of the sound by LFO’ing the shvt out the whole thing with the included 4 LFO’s in the PEK.a6-pek

Well, that’s just 7 basic steps, but it sounds incredibly fvcking big compared to your typical eurorack or the 1 synth me-too moog kind of thing.  The key skill here is to know how to set the IO staging at all times particularly on the envelopes, VCAs and OSCs, otherwise things get out of hand very easyly. Best practice is to use your mixer’s master fader if you ‘need’ a louder reference, than to, say, increase the oscillators’ volume at source. Just don’t do it unless you know why you need to do it. :) Some might argue that it seems complicated.  Fvck, yes, it is.  Thankfully, it is!  It’s called AMBITION… lol

Nothing wrong at all with jelly and butter sounds, but you need to be more ambitious if aspiring to find new sonic textures.  I think most synthesis techniques have been already explored to death individually, so now we need to come up with less obvious and more complex methods in order to find new sonic terrains  to explore.  Layering deliberate combinations of synths and synthesis methods is one such method.  Given the number of possibilities and options for this method, it will take a while before we finish experimenting with it, hence the Kerberos Poly-Synth System.