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Audio Plugins - Some Practical Installation Advice

Wed, 04 Aug 2010 14:05:13 -0500

A plug-in used to be something you stuck in your amplifier. Today it means software you can get to add some feature to software you already have. If you have audio software that lacks some effects that you would like to incorporate into a project, it is understandable that you might shop for plug-ins. Here are some steps to follow anytime that you want to add something new.

An Overview of Keyboards and Controllers

Wed, 04 Aug 2010 14:04:07 -0500

A good deal of the music we hear today is produced directly to computer files. The advances in instrument to computer sound quality have made it a normal thing to do. Tracks can be made with one or two sound sources and then have others laid over them. This makes it easier than it ever was before for one person to create singing harmony and several instrumental accompaniments into a single song.

An Overview of Virtual Instruments

Wed, 04 Aug 2010 14:03:41 -0500

Virtual instruments got their start through the synthesizer, a stand up organ with programmed sounds and accompaniment. With the right setup and selections, a single person has the capability to produce sounds similar to a full band. Of course, there is some selectivity to be made so that the machine is not doing all the work while someone sits and uses two fingers to pretend to be playing.

Audio Editing - Transferring a File From Analog to MP3

Wed, 04 Aug 2010 13:48:44 -0500

Most people who went through the vinyl record phase of music have gotten new digital copies of their records that are much cleaner and clearer than the music on the records. This is sensible based on how easy it is to get music by way of the internet. However, what about the titles that were never converted to digital media?

DJ Software - An Overview of Key Features

Wed, 04 Aug 2010 13:40:22 -0500

Do you wonder what the disc jockeys of the 1960's would have thought if they could have seen the technology of today? Things are simpler now in some ways, but having the right tools to do the work is still important. A DJ does not just put something on to play anymore; they have to be able to do effects and blend songs together in interesting ways. The right software is crucial.

How Online DVD Rentals Have Changed the Movie Industry

Sat, 08 May 2010 12:33:55 -0500

Online DVD rental services have radically reshaped the movie industry. For the consumer the changes are obvious and generally pretty favorable. You can rent movies cheaply, you can keep them as long as you want and you can get virtually anything. For the movie industry, the outlook is a little different.

Unsigned Musicians - Six Ways to Market Your Music

Sat, 08 May 2010 12:20:25 -0500

In an ideal world, the music is all that would matter. You would play and the legions of fans would come. This is not, unfortunately, an ideal world, which means that you need to market yourself if you want to be successful. But marketing can seem overwhelming, so here are six ways to market yourself and your music.

Common Uses of USB Memory Sticks

Sat, 08 May 2010 12:06:01 -0500

A USB memory stick is a very handy piece of technology. They are about the size of a stick of gum but they can store an amount of information that it would take hundreds if not thousands of books to store.

Vinyl Records - Is This a Dead Album Format?

Fri, 07 May 2010 14:07:45 -0500

Are vinyl records dead? At first glance it might appear so but this is not the whole story. While eight tracks tapes and cassette tapes have come and mostly gone, vinyl seems to be hanging on.

A Brief History of the Data Storage of the Last Twenty Years

Fri, 07 May 2010 12:43:37 -0500

Storing data has come a long, long way in a very short time. It has been less than fifteen years since we were using the big floppy disks that held less than 2 MB of data. Then came the smaller disks, then zip disks, then CDs and now we have made it to the USB memory stick, all of which were big jumps forward in convenience and storage.

Digital Distribution Tips For the Independent Musician

Fri, 07 May 2010 12:41:04 -0500

The main goal of an independent musician is getting the music out there. There is nothing more lethal to an artist of any sort than obscurity. Fortunately, the Internet has made it a lot easier for independent musicians. It is entirely possible for an indie musician to not only get their music heard, but to actually make a living from it, something that artists like Jonathan Coulton have proved. But in order to do so, you have to get your music distributed.

T Shirt Printing - A Few Guidelines For a Successful Design

Fri, 07 May 2010 08:30:37 -0500

The Internet has made a lot of things cheaper and easier and purchasing services such as T shirt printing is one of them. If you are looking to have T shirts done to promote your group, band or event, there has never been a better time to get started.

Wedding Photography As a Wedding Gift Idea

Fri, 07 May 2010 08:08:43 -0500

Finding just the right wedding gift can be pretty difficult. You do not want to be the person who gets them the mooing cow gravy boat and gets mocked for it, but you do want to get them a gift that is meaningful and hopefully useful.

Branded USB Memory Sticks As Part of Your Marketing Strategy

Thu, 06 May 2010 19:56:53 -0500

The worst enemy of any sales and marketing effort is obscurity. If no one knows you exist then you are not going to be able to sell to them. The best thing you can do is to get your brand in your prospect's mind and keep it there, which is where things like branded USB memory sticks will come in handy.

How Musicians Can Make More Money From Their Gigs

Thu, 06 May 2010 16:53:20 -0500

Being a musician can be rough but it can also be one of the most fun jobs you can have, and it absolutely possible to make a living at it if you play your cards right. The key to this is planning ahead and making sure that you are maximizing all possible sources of income. A lot of musicians think that their primary source of income will come from selling music, be it as CDs or downloads, but what you need to focus on is making more money at your gigs.

Custom Band Merchandise - Focus on T Shirt Production

Fri, 26 Mar 2010 22:53:06 -0500

T-shirt production used to be a big pain. You had to find somebody to do a design for you. You had to find a printer who would invariably be a small shop and would charge you an arm and a leg.

T Shirt Printing - How it is Done and the Pros and Cons of Each Method

Fri, 26 Mar 2010 22:51:56 -0500

There are a lot of different uses for T-shirt printing and there are a number of methods for T-shirt printing. This article is going to briefly discuss a few of the most common methods.

The Difference Between DVD Duplication and Replication

Thu, 25 Mar 2010 15:49:41 -0500

Disc production is an economical and manageable means for large data storage and distribution. Daily, disc production companies deal with client inquiries on whether there is any difference if the data is copied using DVD Duplication or DVD Replication.

Buying USB Memory Sticks - Four Tips to Consider

Thu, 25 Mar 2010 15:44:18 -0500

The popularity of USB memory sticks is rising every single day because of the many benefits that it gives to its users.. The result is the wide array of choices of flash drives that it can be quite confusing to decide which one to buy. It helps to consider the following four tips.

Types of Pin Badges

Thu, 25 Mar 2010 15:39:32 -0500

Badges are used for all sorts of purposes. It may range from being a means of identification (school), a symbol of authority (police), fashionable accessory or a marketing strategy (button badges). They may serve as giveaways, tokens, gifts, souvenirs, promotional items, or even as part of an award scheme. There is a whole range of badges available and are generally sorted by base material or by usage.

How to Make a Button Badge

Thu, 25 Mar 2010 14:46:45 -0500

Badges may make a profitable business or a productive pastime. Anyone can do it with the right materials and equipment at hand. Here is a quick summary of the steps to creating your own button badge.

An Introduction to DVD Authoring

Thu, 25 Mar 2010 14:44:59 -0500

DVD authoring is the process of creating a DVD video which can be played in standalone DVD players. This includes organization of data, menu-making setups and adding graphics or other interactive content such subtitles and scene selections. Also included are audio options such as mono, stereo, or surround sound schemes.

DVD Packaging - A Brief Look at Some Popular Products on the Market

Wed, 24 Mar 2010 15:49:06 -0500

DVDs are a very popular form of media storage device and it not a surprise that a lot of people have loads of DVDs in their homes. These days, DVD packaging is just as important as the actual DVDs themselves.

Why the World Will Always Need Music

Mon, 15 Feb 2010 10:32:28 -0600

We human beings are emotional creatures. We are moved by creativity, and we have the inherent drive to be creative ourselves. We are instinctually drawn to rhythm. The measures and the melodies we prefer might differ, but our fascination with them is universal.

How the Internet Has Changed the Music Industry

Mon, 15 Feb 2010 10:32:03 -0600

The evolution that has taken place in the music industry over the last 15 years is quite staggering. The entrance of the internet onto the world stage has revolutionised the way music is bought, marketed and shared. It's not only the depth of the changes that are occurring, but also the increasing rate at which these changes are taking place. New technologies and processes are becoming outdated almost as soon as they are first officially adopted. Here are three ways that the internet has changed the music industry.

Five Ways in Which Video Conferencing is Changing Business

Mon, 15 Feb 2010 10:31:48 -0600

Over the last 20 years, technology (internet technology in particular) has revolutionised the way businesses operate. The rate of advancement shows no sign of abating, and organisations that succeed in riding the crest of the wave will experience unprecedented levels of efficiency, productivity and profitability. Web conferencing is fundamentally altering the way companies do business.

Applying the Benefits of GPS to Your Business

Mon, 15 Feb 2010 10:30:01 -0600

Current economic conditions make it more challenging than ever for a business to achieve profitability. The one challenge that is common to all business enterprises is the effective monitoring and control of their operations. As a business grows and assets accumulate, loss, mismanagement and theft become increasingly relevant considerations. The capability of a business to track its assets using GPS technology will greatly reduce the headache associated with thorough operations control.

Seven Ways to Reduce Your Fuel Consumption

Mon, 15 Feb 2010 10:29:52 -0600

With economic conditions being what they are these days, who does not want to save money? It is becoming more important than ever to make our money stretch as far as possible in every conceivable area. The optimal use of your vehicle is no exception. Following a few simple guidelines will not only increase your car's fuel consumption, but also reduce inevitable repair costs related to wear and tear.

Computer Upgrades - Three Reasons Why it Makes Cents

Mon, 15 Feb 2010 10:29:37 -0600

You may have heard the expression, "The chain is only as strong as its weakest link.". This is absolutely true in the realm of business, and in a world increasingly reliant on integrated electronic systems, the strength of your business's hardware platform is more important than ever. Failing to optimise in the systems hardware arena will stifle the efficiency of your business. The benefits of keeping your computer systems streamlined are tangible.

Back Up Or Pack Up - Seven Reason Why Backing Up Your Data is Essential

Mon, 15 Feb 2010 10:29:20 -0600

The data that collects on our computers during their use very often represents many hours of work, a sizeable monetary investment, and precious reminders of our fondest memories. It is quite alarming to think about the possibility of all of these things suddenly vanishing, without any hope of them ever being re-acquired. As the old saying goes, prevention is better than cure and this is very much applicable to the business of data backup.

Healthy Computer Use - How to Avoid Back, Neck and Eye Strain

Mon, 15 Feb 2010 10:28:45 -0600

For many of us, spending hours a day in front of a computer is a normal part of our lives. Whether for work or play, the adoption of a sedentary lifestyle has become increasingly prevalent. Taking precautions and embracing healthy habits with regard to prolonged computer use will go a long way towards maintaining our health and vitality for many years to come.

How to Enhance Your Success As a Technical Industry Professional

Mon, 15 Feb 2010 10:08:41 -0600

The recent past has brought about a global economic recession the likes of which many people have never encountered before. Job cuts are the things of every day news, and as more people enter shrinking job markets, the competition only increases with regard to securing those coveted positions or contracts. Professionals in technical industries have the added challenge of keeping up with technologies that are in constant evolution...changing at rapid rates. It takes intent and deliberate focus to make yourself an attractive prospect as a technical professional, and to stand out above the crowd.

How to Keep Your Kids Safe on the Internet

Mon, 15 Feb 2010 10:06:08 -0600

The internet is a powerful tool that has completely revolutionised the way we do business, communication and entertainment. Like any powerful tool, however, it can be used for harm or good, depending on the motivations of the person utilising it.

Maximising Your Practice Time - Seven Tips to Boost Your Efforts

Mon, 15 Feb 2010 10:02:36 -0600

While the quantity of time you invest into practising your instrument is certainly a significant factor when it comes to your improvement, it is not as important as the quality of practice that you are able to inject into that time. Adopting a few helpful practice techniques will go a long way towards making your sacrifices and commitment pay off in satisfying ways.

Buying a Personal Computer - Five Key Points to Consider

Mon, 15 Feb 2010 09:52:37 -0600

Personal computers are an indispensable part of everyday life. We use them for communication, employment, entertainment and more. If you do not own a computer now, chances are you might very well in the future. If you are an owner of a computer, chances are you will soon need to upgrade. Bearing a few general guidelines in mind will prove useful in ensuring that the investment you are making is a wise one.

Computer Maintenance - Nine Tips For Keeping PCs Running Effectively

Mon, 15 Feb 2010 09:47:23 -0600

For most of us, buying a computer amounts to a substantial monetary investment. It is a good idea to consider ways in which the reliability of these machines may be sustained.

Four Benefits of Hybrid Vehicles

Mon, 15 Feb 2010 09:29:17 -0600

The burning of fossil fuels and out of control carbon emissions has necessitated a global focus on adopting environment-friendly personal and business habits. One of the huge culprits when it comes to the harmful environmental impacts of modern society is the automobile. In recent years there has been an enormous focus on research and development regarding the production of hybrid vehicles. These cars are more than just a cool fashion statement. They are reducing the damage our planet is sustaining in tangible ways.

How to Keep the Creative Songwriting Juices Flowing

Mon, 15 Feb 2010 09:29:08 -0600

The business of songwriting is a creative pursuit, and like all creative endeavours, it benefits from healthy and consistent inspiration. Even the most seasoned professionals encounter mental blocks at some point or another. The key lies in consistently gravitating towards habits and situations that feed your need for inspiration as much as possible. Here are a few tips to keep the songwriting juices flowing:

How to Learn to Play an Instrument

Fri, 12 Feb 2010 21:17:05 -0600

Learning to play an instrument may seem like an impossible task for someone who has never attempted it. In fact, many people who have attempted it give up in frustration, concluding that it is simply beyond their capabilities. The truth is, with a little dedication and know-how, almost anyone can play an instrument (given the normal physical requirements), just as almost anyone can sing. Here are a few tips to get you started...

The Physiological Benefits of Music

Fri, 12 Feb 2010 21:16:56 -0600

Music has been with us from the earliest parts of all civilisations. It is truly a universal phenomenon with an impact that transcends every language and cultural barrier. Rhythm and harmony are central to the principles of the natural world. Things like ocean tides, the change of seasons and the orbits of planets around stars all hint at a universal balance through which health and vitality is maintained.

How the Electric Guitar Changed Music

Fri, 12 Feb 2010 20:53:45 -0600

In days gone by the guitar was a quiet, well behaved little instrument. In the nineteen thirties in America, you could barely here it in swing bands trying not to be drowned out by drums and horns. Sadly, it was fighting a losing battle. The guitar in acoustic form simply lacked the design dynamics to make it an instrument that was loud enough to be prominent in a full band situation. All this was to change in Los Angeles.