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Beto

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Joined

2016

I'm a musician using #cassette tapes and mostly portable instruments (#opz #op1 #zoia etc.) to write hopeful soundscapes β€” from #ambient to #postrock. My #onepersonband is called "The Fishermen & the Priestess".

Preferred #pronouns are they/he. I'm a #queer #immigrant from #Latin America.

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Since 2022 I've also been a FAWM pixie! πŸ§šπŸ½β€β™€οΈ

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Goals for this FAWM:

β˜‘ #CommentsFirst challenge (https://write.fawm.org/forums/1864)
β˜‘ #RandomCollaborations (https://write.fawm.org/forums/1904)
β–‘ #VideoCollaboration challenge (https://write.fawm.org/forums/1898)
β–‘ The #PostcardChallenge (https://write.fawm.org/forums/1808)
β–‘ 4 #4track #analog #cassette collaborations (https://write.fawm.org/forums/1909)
β–‘ The #Wordle challenge
β–‘ A collaboration with @beacon

Songs

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The Singing Sands of the Sahara by @gm7 +2 more #geo-musical
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Message From Space by @billwhite51 +1 more #experimental

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Perfect! Thx Beto!
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Hi @beto. I’m trying to help fill out the super-skirmish and the guys said I should contact you to move a skirmish I just set up for Monday at 2am NY time. I want to fill the super-skirmish slot on Saturday night at 8pm NY time but the system wouldn’t let me due to the 24-hour rule. Thanks.
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@beto. If doable great but I know youve got a lot going. Let me know. Im just trying to get to 14 just me (1st time) but shooting for more.
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@beto if you have time we can try a collab?!
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Yes, that song is about the 4track that you started! I think my audio interface is starting to fail - I'm having all kinds of issues with volume and distortion on everything I do. I think I ended up with something acceptable, but we will see! Your uke part was really sweet πŸ˜€
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Thanks for the listen and comment on my latest rock opera song, 'Get Ready'!
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Thanks so much for stopping by my bandcamp those were the first sales I’ve done on there so I feel exceedingly good right now lol thanks so much! Gonna get caught up on your what, just about triple FAWM victory! Congrats, king!
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the snare on "neon white" is actually an acoustic snare sample, but bitcrushed and run through a cassette tape emulator plugin (wavesfactory cassette)!
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beto- thank you so much for the pedal for the korg! wow, awesome, will have to learn how to use, and expect some actual korg drum fills in there now! nice! thanks so much!!
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Hey Beto, thank you so much for listening & commenting on February. I'm really glad you enjoyed it. I need to catch up listening to some of your tracks. Will be back soon to do just that.

See You In The Shadows…
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Thanks so much for the comment on "Even So" -- I think you're right about it being straight key changes. :)
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Hi Beto, thanks for your comment on β€˜Slow Dreams’ I’m glad you liked it! There is a version with vocals on the way, I would be curious to know what you think of that one :)
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Quite a nice bit of output this FAWM! :) Thanks for your positive and helpful comments, Beto.
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Hey Beto… thanks for giving my hunt the wren song a listen. Glad you liked the intro. I felt like it was way too long but I felt like having a somewhat long intro would lend itself to building a bass and drum kit into the song as well as letting a lead guitar play some before the vocals come in.

Unfortunately, I don’t play either of those very well and only have two songs soooo… a long intro for now. πŸ™‚
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Thank you so much for your kind comments on "Wallflower" and "Pieces of Our Past" - much appreciated! Great meeting you last night in the Zoom chat, too.
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THIS is sloth core... (giant sloth 8000BC)
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Great to meet IRL last night! Definitely appreciate your coming out to hear us, and always cool to meet a fellow FAWMer.
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...fyi - @tunecat confirmed joining Video Group 3 today...
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Thanks Beto!! I think i have it sort of similar. I figure out today its more about speed mindset actually lol. :)
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thank you for your wonderful comments on let me watch the stars.and for all your careful listening and comments over time. your support has bolstered my confidence and ,even more, your understanding of my songs is the fullfillment of writing them. such communication is the ultimate aim of the creative life.
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Beto! Since youre a FAWM veteran, any suggestions on workflow setup in your DAW? (Which one do you use?) HELP LOL. I waste too much time looking for sounds, loops.
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Hey thanks for shutting down the comments on my post(political)
Kinda ironic that trying to head something off at the pass ended up being the problem.
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Trying to keep track of the 4-tracks ... Could you let me know if you got Tape 13 yet? Thanks!
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Oh that's the wordle thing! Bwaahahaha! I thought you went and made your own color strips, now that makes sense.
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Thanks for the listen and comment on I Need Coffee!
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acabei de me dar conta que vives na FlΓ³rida. cuide-se bem, por favor, as coisas aΓ­ parecem extremamente desfavorΓ‘veis pelas notΓ­cias dos ΓΊltimos 2 anos. <3

mas na verdade eu vim para dizer que és meu herói fawmiano e aguardo o dia em que poderei te dar um abraço de urso bem apertado. beijinhos!!!
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LOL. I spent seven years as one of the lead Python developers for the libraries wrapping `google-cloud` APIs: my spoor is everywhere!
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Hey, thanks so much for the encouragement on "Maybe!" That was an undertaking and a half for me! :)
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Thanks for sorting the edit feature
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I’d not heard of the ZOIA before but just had a quick look and it seems very cool!
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i wish i had more time to listen to all of your pieces, but the only time i have for fawming is when estrella is either asleep or being taken out somewhere with her grandmother or aunt. thanks for the use of your tones. this could be a funny piece if i can pull it off
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Thanks for checking out "The Dream" and "Temporary" - really glad you're enjoying them, and yes, definitely keep an eye out for a deerhorn organ. It's one of my favorite things I have
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Just emailed you the lyrics for our random collaboration. You wanted outside the box? You got outside the box. Can't wait to hear your ideas!
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Thanks so much for your generous comment on "Just Begun"!
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I love the way you powered through the challenge in a day and a half just because it was bugging you to not have finished it. That's real motivation, that is.
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Thanks for the technical help, Beto! :)
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Hi, hey! Thanks for the comment on "The Day That You Dropped Me!" Excited to listen to more of your stuff.
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woohoo well done Beto! top work, intrigued to what the unpronounceable title is! Congratulations!!!!
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Wait, you did it on the first day? Seems I got a lot to listen to... Congrats!
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Woohoo well done mate! Now you can REEEEEElaaaxxxxx I have listened to a few and they were really good!
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Congratulations on winning on February 1! Now, we should talk about if we're actually going to do a collab!
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…hey, @beto - as i am very keen on trying the MIDI-tape-thing: could i interest you in a tape that iβ€˜d make with β€šsomethingβ€˜ on track 1 and a PPQ-signal on track 4? Seems i cannot get it into the official 4-track-challenge, but would really love to try it out…
…i might be able to have the tape mailed to you from Chicago on monday (5th)…please let me know…
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Howdy, how are you? You have some interesting challenges going on. Happy FAWM!
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thanks for the comment on 'we've only just begun'. I didn't use any new equipment for that one, but for the one I just posted, I used that Korg KR mini drum machine you had recommended (thanks!) and also a new Firefly (copy of a Gibson ES335) guitar! its at https://write.fawm.org/songs/281100
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Hey, thank you for the kind words on "Society" - I should talk about my deerhorn organ in the liner notes on my next track. It's theremin-like synthesizer made by Ciat-Lonbarde. It's pretty rare. Anyway, I'm glad you enjoyed listening, and yes, definitely try out FACGCE sometime. I'm always changing the tuning around and love doing so.
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Hi Beto. Yes I did write a song at the airport last year, when our fight was cancelled and we had to sty another night. AAAHHH. I also did something in 5090 when our fight to Newfoundland was delayed, and delayed again and delayed again. It’s all good times.
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I fixed the label for Tape 14 to be 'more' correct, haha
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yo yo, beto. keep up the fantastical and inspired february output. i'll attempt to follow all the many happenings. may it be a sweet one for all of us.
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Hi Beto, great to be doing a random collaboration together!

I spent a very pleasant 45 minutes last night listening to things on your web site: Outdoor Furniture Music; Robot Space Force Is Coming; some things off of Orion's Belt; more. I love how outside-the-box your stuff is while still being profoundly musical.

How shall we collaborate? Now I'm inspired to do something O-T-B too, and want to see what you're up for. Email is my communication medium of choice -- available from my profile. Looking forward to this!
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Happy FAWming Beto.
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Hey Beto! Thanks for saying hi. yeah, I got covid a couple of days ago and has hit me pretty hard. Hoping to get an antiviral tonight and I'll be able to fully participate.
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Hey there, happy FAWM! Thanks for the well wishes, I'm hangin' tough 🫑
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Oh Beto, it was so great to meet you in person last summer. Can't wait to hear you make more wonderful music. Key Biscayne??? Nice!
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Hope you have a Great FAWM!!
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Hey Beto! Happy FAWM! So glad we got to hang at FAWMstock. Looking forward to your tunes!
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Hi Beto! Have a wonderful FAWM! I'm already slated for a tape with you!
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Happy FAWMing
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Here we go again! Have yourself a great FAWM.
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Happy FAWMing!
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Wishing you a wonderful FAWM!
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Happy FAWM to you!
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Hope you have a FAWMtastic 2024! ♫⋆qβ™ͺ β‚ŠΛšβ™¬ ゚
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Looking forward to hearing your music this year!
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Looking forward to more of your music!
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Hellllooo Beto! I know somebody already said it that way but I did too :-)
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Hey Beto! Happy FAWMing!
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Happy FAWMing!
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WE LOVE YOU, BETO!!!
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Beto! Hope you're well, friend - looking forward to hearing what magic you spin up this year. πŸ˜€
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Hooray for the pixies!
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So, is this the FAWM we actually collab? ;-)
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Yo Beto, have a great FAWM!!!
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Hellllooo Beto! have a great FAWM
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woohoo!!!! for sure Beto xx
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May this FAWM edition be an epic musical adventure with many keepers. Have a blast and FAWM on!
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Looking forward to it @beto - See you in there!
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here. we. go!! Happy FAWM!
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