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Thursday
Aug092018

The 50 Best Guitar Songs 

Everyone’s list of the “best guitar songs” will be different, but there are certain moments in history when we all seemed to fall in love with the same music together. These songs have stood the test of time, and become enshrined as the classics of guitar repertoire.

Although the following list is by no means comprehensive, it is a representative sample of some of the best guitar songs of all time – including everything from classical to rock. Check it out and see if your favorites made the list. 

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Thursday
Jul052018

Evolution Of The Way We Consume Audio And Visual Data

Ever since Thomas Alva Edison made an experimental movie, videos came into being with movies being their most common and renowned implementation. Earlier, the videos used to be a state of the art, analog based technology.Soon came the digital video, implemented in the early 1990s. The videos had progressive interlacing and better definition.With the advancements in video technology, the world saw: digitized video: interactive video, real time video, streaming video. The real time video, and the streaming of videos to video a distribution infrastructure, all this is a part of AV over IP. The transmission of audio/visual data over a network such as LAN, WAN or Internet by making use of standard network equipment is called AV over IP.

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CONVENTIONAL AV AND AV OVER IP:

The purpose of conventional A/V systems was the extension and switching of audio and video data. To be able to let users see and hear on the video and audio system, the source needs to be captured, moved, switched and displayed. An AV over IP infrastructure is a steaming infrastructure. In AV over IP, you have encoders, decoders and an IP switch just like a traditional AV setup has a transmitter, receiver and video switch.

The difference between a conventional AV and AV over IP is the facility of expandable switching. In the hardwired circuit based switching the transmission techniques used, was point to point. But with video over IP, the number of ports can be expanded almost indefinitely, depending on the network bandwidth. Since ,there are no limited number of sources attached to the IP switch, you can have as many as inputs and as many as outputs as the network allows.

AV over IP makes use of standards to for transmission on IP networks and compatibility with the IP switches. This facilitates interoperability between products from different vendors.

With the help of packet-based switching technology, the complication of distance as well as the limited number of sources is fixed.

BENEFIT OF AV OVER IP

Now with the help of AV over IP, audios and videos can be created, processed, compressed, and sent over any network circuit, following are the benefits of video over ip:

The AV over IP network has layers that provide enhanced command and control security with password permissions. The content can also be encrypted to prevent any unsanctioned access.

With AV over IP, the quality of the output be it an audio or a video is significantly improved.

Latency is a major issue in the digital signage. The issue of time lapse between audio and the displayed video is reduced by the compression algorithm used in high end AV over IP.

AV over IP can be easily installed in your existing network so the cost of separate cabling gets eliminated. Since the content can be dynamically altered remotely, there is no requirement for any party to physically move and change signage.

With the demand for more and more real time, AV over IP provides the much desired benefit of good quality video content , that can be customized remotely and has an easy installation process.


 

Evolution Of The Way We Consume Audio And Visual Data

Tuesday
May152018

MOD Devices Launches New Plugin Marketplace

BERLIN, GERMANY (May 4th, 2018) – MOD Devices, the music technology company based in Berlin, has announced the launch of a new plugin marketplace inside its platform. In addition to hundreds of free plugins, MOD Duo users will now have access to paid plugins from renowned audio developers.

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Monday
Apr022018

Please Join Me (Roland Tec) For A Free Conversation About Songwriting Collaboration In The Age Of Zoom April 16th.

Songwriting is hard enough. Songwriting with a partner can be brutal. But it can also be one of the most exhilarating adventures you’ll ever have. So many songwriters working in music-theatre wonder all the time: Why is it so hard to find the ideal songwriting partner? Maybe it has less to do with who you’re choosing and more to do with how. How you’re choosing a partner and, even more important, how you’re attempting to collaborate.

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Friday
Dec012017

Some Interesting Rock Music Facts

Well, now it’s time to show some interesting rock music facts:
  1. In 2007 listeners of BBC Radio 2 ranked Queen as the ‘top British band’ of all time, better than The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and The Rolling Stones.
  2. On his last day as a welder, Tony Iommi, guitarist of Black Sabbath, lost the tips of his two fretting fingers. While he was recovering he found it easier to play the guitar by dropping the tuning and using lighter gauge strings, which helped give Black Sabbath its signature, dark, sound.
  3. Black Sabbath wrote the hit song “Paranoid” in 20 minutes to fill the remaining 3 minutes of time on their upcoming album. It is now regarded as one of the greatest rock and heavy metal songs of all time.

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Sunday
Sep242017

Sleeping, Studying Have You Been Influenced By Music?

Dear Dr. Roach • For teenagers, does wearing earphones with music playing while at the same time resting influence the nature of their rest? Likewise, does tuning in to music while considering sway the nature of examining? — S.W.

 

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Thursday
Jul202017

Mumford & Sons To Close Iceland Airwaves 2017

Iceland Airwaves has announced Mumford & Sons as its Sunday night headliners. These internationally renowned Gentlemen of the Road will bring Reykjavík’s original and best festival to a rousing close on November 5, following in the footsteps of former Airwaves Sunday night headliners PJ Harvey, Hot Chip, The War On Drugs, and The Flaming Lips.

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Wednesday
Jul122017

Urgent Warning!: Time Is Running Out For Artists & Writers To Exercise Their Termination Rights Under U.S. Copyright Law To Convert Case 

The 1976 Copyright Act provides for the termination of copyright transfers – but authors need to act within a limited timeframe. Creators are entitled to reclaim their copyrights regardless of any contract stating otherwise after certain time periods. Therefore, even if an author, artist, musician, photographer or songwriter signed a contract which purports to transfer all rights in a work for perpetuity, the Copyright Act provides that the author of the work can terminate that grant and demand that the rights revert. Authors and creators are now entitled to terminate their contractual transfers and demand back control of their copyrights; authors can terminate their book publishing contracts, songwriters can demand return of their musical compositions from music publishers and recording artists and record producers can demand return of their sound recordings from the record companies.

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Thursday
Jun222017

Music Works International Expands Team, Roster and Global Reach 

International booking agency builds on momentum to push reach outward and upward Boston, MA, USA - June 22, 2017 — Led by industry veteran Katherine McVicker, boutique agency Music Works International continues to add new artists, territories and staff while entering its third year as a leader in audience and artistic development.

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Monday
Mar202017

MWI is looking for an International Booking Agent

Music Works International is a well-respected musical booking agency, specializing in artist development across global markets outside of the United States. Thirty-year industry veteran, Katherine McVicker, founded the agency three years ago with the mission of creatively powering the artistic development and vision of an exceptional roster of musicians and bands spanning jazz, world music, and Americana genres.

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Thursday
Feb092017

Latasha Alcindor’s Inspiring Story From Deep Depression To A $10K Angel Investment  Article

I grew up in a home with two parents who sold me the dream anything being possible. There was no prison for my passions, no cage for my creativity, and I’ll thank them until my dying day for their unwavering support in all my hopeful and hopeless endeavors.

Many months ago, I wrote an article praising the parents rappers who were the backbone careers during the early, uncertain stages. Parents who supported before any money or fame, simply the wind beneath wings that could potentially soar or possibly never leave the ground. I applauded the mother Kanye, the parents Chad Hugo, the grandmother Big Sean―but deep down I knew these stories were rare, and not the norm. It’s hard enough to be an artist, but even harder when there’s no solid foundation to stand upon, no real system support.

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Wednesday
Feb012017

Jan/Feb '17 Issue Of BRASH! Magazine Available Now!

Jan/Feb BRASH! Magazine Featuring Cover Artists The Last Living

You’ve waited patiently and now its finally here! The Jan/Feb ’17 issue of BRASH! Magazine ft. music group, The Last Living. We are making even more noise in the Indie Scene bringing you more music features, artist spotlights, and BRASHION! segment featuring editorials and style stories.

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Saturday
Jan282017

Tomorrowland 2017 Continues To Amaze With A New Wave Of Artists!

The lineup for this year’s Tomorrowland is already looking pretty amazing. The organizers this massive event started revealing on Monday the artists that will be present in Belgium this summer and so far, some amazing performers have been unveiled.

But, they are not done, as yesterday and today, a new wave acts was disclosed. This time around, Alesso, Aly & Fila, David Guetta, Markus Schulz, NERVO, W&W, Cirez D, Don Diablo, Paul Oakenfold, Pete Tong, Steve Angello and more were announced. You can check out all the artists revealed in the videos below!

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Friday
Jan272017

2017 - How to Use This Year

The future of music…

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