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The Korg D8 Digital Recording Studio is an eight-track recording, editing and mixing system in a single compact (15.2" W x 9.8"D x 3.3"H), portable (5.7 lbs.) unit. The D8 provides fully digital, uncompressed processing (24-bit internal, 16-bit recording and playback @ 44.1 kHz) onto eight tracks (2-tracks simultaneous recording, 8-tracks simultaneous playback) and includes a built-in 1.4GB hard disk with SCSI interface.
The integral 12-channel, 4-bus digital mixer section has functions such as Auto Punch-In and Auto-Save to facilitate recording and editing. Fader, EQ and Pan settings can be memorized as "scenes" with up to 20 scenes remembered for each song. Audio Trigger Record enables the D8 to begin recording automatically in response to an input signal. The D8's Scrub function makes it possible to listen to the recorded data on each track and accurately find the beginning of a phrase. The D8 provides the musician with a selection of 65 preset digital effect programs featuring 50 different types of effects. The entire recording and mixdown process can be performed on the D8 with effects applied to any source at mix time and/or during the recording process.
Sound sources such as mics, synth line sources and guitars can be connected directly with optical, 1/4-inch phone jacks. The SCSI port, S/PDIF, AUX IN jacks are all standard. The SCSI port can be used to connect up to seven drives such as hard disks for recording, playback or backup. The S/PDIF connector enables digital recording from an external digital audio device such as a CD or DAT player. Users can create a tempo map to synchronize recording to an external song loaded in from another recording or Compact Disc. The D8 sends MIDI clock synchronization data, can send and receive MTC and responds to MMC messages from compatible drum machines and sequencers
Saturday, 4 September 2010
For most IT services we only charge £10 per hour and we will always strive to get the job done quickly.
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Hazel and Mark
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Wednesday, 1 September 2010
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Tuesday, 1 June 2010
Studying is annoying me today. Universities can be very restrictive sometimes. Don’t they realise that I have a life beyond my Degree? I’m not 20 year that needs structure in my life, I have plenty of structure already. I think I’m going to stop being a proper grown-up henceforth. I have a urge to go and sit on a hill somewhere, perhaps take some loud music with me and blast it out into the atmosphere. I have an urge to eat a very large chocolate bar (actually I always have that urge).
Monday, 31 May 2010
Thursday, 27 May 2010
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Friends of the earth list the mooncup as a way to cut down on waste. See
Tuesday, 20 April 2010
Sadly, even companies that I believed were founded on sound ethical principles need to be avoided and Ecover is one of these. Many companies operate a 5 year rolling rule which means they exclude ingredients that have been animal tested within the last 5 years because this is not a fixed date, they can exclude an animal tested ingredient one year but include them the next year. The only way a commitment has been made is by operating a fixed cut off date i.e. a company will not buy anything that has been tested on animals after 1994 for example or by stating that the company will not buy, test or be involved in any capacity in animal testing ever (which is basically what Lush does).
There is a large list of companies to avoid. Some of which I have recently written positive reviews on, without realising that they were either involved or linked to animal testing. Unfortunately the reviews I've written can't be removed but I can encourage people not to use companies that animal test. Why should our vanity and lifestyles create suffering and death in animals? It is massively cruel for an animal to experience pain or death just so I can wear some make-up. Cruel and completely unnecessary.
These are some good companies: Lush, Aldi, Argos, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury's, Nisa Today, Co-op. Many of these still sell products from companies that are associated with animal testing but their own brand cosmetics and / or cleaning products are not linked to animal testing. http://www.uncaged.co.uk/crueltyfree.htm provides more important information on this.
These are some good cosmetics brands: Barry m, Urban decay, Jason Natural Cosmetics, Weleda, BWC (Beauty without cruelty), Green people. Again http://www.uncaged.co.uk/crueltyfree.htm provides more important information on this.
Boycott, avoid at all costs, tell everyone to do the same for:
Avon, Jeyes, Miners, L'oreal, Nestle, The Body Shop, Ecover, Givenchy, Revlon, Christian Dior, Chanel, Lancome, Virgin vie, Yves saint laurent. There are many others so please confirm at: http://www.uncaged.co.uk/crueltyfree.htm
This is an important issue. The more people that boycott bad companies and put pressure on the same to stop cruelty, the better chance that cruelty will actually stop.
Monday, 19 April 2010
Tuesday, 13 April 2010
My fiancee has been carrying out this activity for much longer than me but if his rate was the same as mine, then that's £52 per year. A pound for every week of the year!
Oh and it's surprising how searching for money makes you appreciate every single penny.
Wednesday, 31 March 2010
Mark has produced some cool looking logos for Subliminal Kutz, a techno, house and breaks night in Wrexham.
Their Facebook page Subliminal Kutz
Tuesday, 30 March 2010
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Sunday, 14 March 2010
"The child sees everything in a state of newness; he is always
drunk. Nothing more resembles what we call inspiration than the
delight with which a child absorbs form and colour ... Genius is
nothing more nor less than childhood recovered at will – a
childhood now equipped for self-expression with manhood’s
capacities and a power of analysis which enables it to order the
mass of raw material which it has involuntarily accumulated."
Taken from Baudelaire, 1863, in Harrison et al., 1998 in Moohan, 2008.
My only criticism is that he centres his focus around the exploits of man. Indeed, the woman is only present by way of her total absence. Other than that, this quote, to use a modern phrase, is awesome!
Tuesday, 9 March 2010
Sunday, 7 March 2010
Search for Bolton Plasterers on Google and you will find that our client, Bolton Plasterers are at the top of Google. SEO, if it didnt sound rather daft, it would be our middle name. Solar SEO Chi Designs.
Wednesday, 3 March 2010
Each day Glitter Fairy would go out into the forest and weave her ethical magic. She would heal wounded flowers, offer a friendly ear to unhappy animals and spread love wherever she went. Life was wonderful for Glitter Fairy but she longed for someone to share her days with. She wished she would meet a partner that would share he love of the Emerald Forrest. Glitter Fairy could weave all kinds of magic to help others but she could not bring romantic love to her.
One day, as Glitter Fairy was out on one of her afternoon strolls, she saw a young, handsome pixie. She had never seen him before but he somehow felt familiar. He was tall, dark and had penetrating brown eyes. As she passed him, their eyes met and they shared a smile but they did not speak to each other. Many weeks passed and from time to time, Glitter Fairy would see this pixie. Each time they would smile at each other but still no conversation took place. Glitter Fairy started to think about him every day. Each time that she went into the Forrest, she hoped she would see him and when she didn’t, she was very disappointed.
Glitter Fairy decided that she must speak to this pixie, even though she was shy and very worried that he wouldn’t like her, she decided to take the plunge. She dressed in her best sparkley outfit, waved her magic wand over hair, wore her best fairy makeup and went out into the Forrest to speak to him. Fortunately he was there, planting vegetables. Glitter Fairy bravely walked towards him. He looked up and smiled, she smiled back and said “hi, I was wondering if you would like to come for tea at my home?”. He said “that sounds perfect, I’ve wanting to speak to you for a while but couldn’t build up the courage, my name is Pixie Willow, what’s yours?”. She said “it’s Glitter Fairy”. He smiled, put his tools into his toolbox and held out his hand towards her, she took it and they walked together towards her home. After only a few weeks of taking tea together and walking in the Emerald Forrest, they fell in love. Glitter Fairy had found her pixie prince! He was everything she hoped he would be – kind, loving, passionate, romantic and environmentally aware. Glitter Fairy and Pixie Willow were married and went to live together in his Cloud Castle. They gave Glitter Fairy’s Oak Tree to the creatures of the Emerald Forrest.
Again as you might expect, Glitter Fairy and Pixie Willow lived happily ever after.
I was awaiting a bus, a long delayed bus and I shared the bus stop with four teenagers. One guy and three girls. They laughed and screamed their way through the wait. I sighed and grumped my way through the wait. After a while, they decided to share their music with me and by that I don't mean that they wandered over and said "excuse me older person but would you care to listen to some of my music collection". No, sadly, they just cranked up the volume on their mobile phone / ipod / whatever music playing device. I felt like saying "do you have a headset, they usually come as standard with these devices". I didn't say it, just thought it. I internally sighed and willed the bus to arrive instead. At one stage, the male teenage type exclaimed (after he had selected a new track) "this one is moderately more upbeat". Moderately more upbeat? Impressive use of language for a youngster. Anyway, I digress, back to the anarchy..... I reached a point where I thought, sod this, I really can't be bothered with their crappy music choices. I retrieved my mobile phone from my handbag, selected a track by the soon to be rock legends Sucioperro, turned up the volume and pressed play. Did I use my headset, I did not. Did I play the track on loudspeaker to the contents of the bus stop, I did. The male version of a teenager looked at me in surprise. I could imagine his thoughts "who is this strange old person and what is that delightful tune she is playing". Shortly after my outburst the bus arrived. I switched the track off and boarded.
WE HAVE TO STRIKE BACK AGAINST THESE PEOPLE (just as long as we strike back without upsetting other more polite members of the population).
Sunday, 14 February 2010
Tuesday, 2 February 2010
To help us with our process of clutter removal, check out our bookshop! Yes bookshop, all second-hand (obviously) but some are nearly new (whatever that means):
Monday, 11 January 2010
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Saturday, 2 January 2010
Unfortunately, Mr Shaikh's execution is another example of the Chinese government's disregard for human rights.
To try to prevent further breaches of human rights in China and throughout the world, please support the work of Amnesty International and like-minded human rights organisations.
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