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Ukuphambana – Discogs Update

Just completed a series of updates to the Ukuphambana page at, along with tweaks and updates to several Zero Times Infinity releases and other related entries. Amazing to see how much music I’ve actually put out there over the years! Hopefully this is still just the beginning :

Metasynth Video Diary

This tutorial video is start of a new series by Eric Wenger, creator of Metasynth, showing how he uses the program. I consider this an especially promising development because Metasynth is totally a scratch-the-itch type program; you can tell he wrote it and keeps working on it because he loves what he can do with it personally. That also means that it is extremely quirky, and I firmly believe that is partly because it is designed for an audience of one: the way it works is essentially a reflection of Wenger’s own mental processes.

For example, the way he uses the Montage Room in this video pretty much explains one of the deep annoyances (for me) of Metasynth: it’s absence of multi-level undo. If you use the montage feature as a scratchpad this way, you don’t need undo; but it had literally never occurred to me to do this before.

Anyway, I’m filing it here so I can find it easily in case I want to refer to it later.

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