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Red Versus Blue - Polarizing Society

Please don't take the use of colours in this post as being anything related to the symbolism of political party colours, because that's not what it relates to. Colours are symbols. Ambiguous and can literally mean and be interpreted as anything.  Problems always arise when you worship the symbol more so than what it stands for. In these times, polarization refers to being bounced around between diametrically opposed symbols, via colours. So these colours are not a reference to party politics. Here's something quite interesting, and its certainly indicative of a much larger and more complex challenge in society. On the morning of the Uvalde school attack in the United States, in my own community in Regent Park in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and about two to three hours before the actual time of the attack, several people in my community, many of whom I refer to simply as a cult, began harassing me excessively. This started in the wee hours of the morning of 24th of May of this

M-Audio Update For The KeyRig 49 Keyboard

I recently had to setup and install my own M-Audio KeyRig MIDI controller (just the 49 key one as it was the best I could afford though if someone wants to donate a full 88 key MIDI keyboard to me, I'd be very grateful and would give you a plug here).

The software that comes with some of the Legacy series of MIDI controllers from M-Audio requires online certification in order to use as one of the VST instruments included is protected and serialized.

At some point beyond the release of these keyboards, M-Audio must have procured a full license from the developers as they later released an update that does away with the need for certification and updates the software dramatically.

One of the things I noticed having installed this a few times over the past 7 years is that every time I go to install it, it gets more difficult to find the update online

So I thought to myself, why don't I host the update file myself from here?

Low and behold, that's exactly what I'm doing now. So if you're an M-Audio owner of one of the legacy series keyboards that comes with this software, you don't have to run around for hours to find the update. It's right here.

You can download it from my Music page. It will be one of the first links at the top of the page.

I'll be sure to give this particular post some meaningful metatags so that others can find it through their favourite search engine.

So fellow keyboard players and MIDI enthusiasts, enjoy, and make some great tunes!

Brian Joseph Johns