Making Your Home Theater Incredible

Three Extras To Bring With You To The Recording Studio For Smoother Recording Sessions

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Date: February 29th 2016


If you are new to the recording world and are about to start recording a song or spoken-word piece, you have to ensure that you don’t add noise to the recording. While that sounds easy at first, it’s very common to find out your mouth is a lot drier than you thought it was or to have other issues that interfere with recording. Bringing these three things with you to each recording session will help make the work go more smoothly. Bottled Water Keeping water around sounds so obvious — that’s one of the best ways to prevent dry mouths and throats from affecting recording — but many studios don’t have any because they just haven’t budgeted for it. That means you have to be sure you have an adequate supply with you. Be sure you have small bottles of water with caps. Do not leave bottles uncapped; if those fall over in the studio, the water can damage wiring and pose an electrocution hazard. Greasy Chips and Green Apples Sometimes water isn’t enough to help with mouth issues, and the recordings you get all have these little clicking sounds. These are called mouth clicks, and they occur when little bubbles of saliva in dry mouths start popping during speech or singing. While the clicks can be removed during post-production, it’s better not to have them in the first place. Believe it or not, greasy potato chips and green apples can help. The grease from the chips, and the extra saliva your mouth produces when you eat a green apple like a Granny Smith apple, help lubricate your mouth and make those bubbles less likely to appear. Keep a supply of single-serving chip bags and washed apples with you. And even if you aren’t having trouble with mouth clicks, you have snacks at the ready if you start hearing your stomach growling during recording. Soft T-Shirts Sometimes the extra noise isn’t from a dry mouth but instead from a noisy shirt. Microphones are very sensitive and can pick up clothing rustling as you move. Have a soft T-shirt with you if you misjudge how noisy your clothing might be. A soft T-shirt will be less likely to produce enough noise for the microphone to pick up. It’s even better if you just wear a T-shirt to begin with, but if you are coming to the recording session from another job, […]

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2 Types Of Recording Studios Where You Can Lay Down A Demo

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Date: July 10th 2015


If you are currently in a band, or are working on a solo singing career, and want to start performing, you need to have a demo tape. A demo tape will allow you to showcase your musical talent to any venue you wish to perform at. Musicians used to have to wait for a recording company to sign them before they could make a demo. Nowadays, however, if you want to catch the attention of a record label, you need to already have a demo. Mid-Level Studios If you don’t have a lot of money to spare, but still want to cut a small demo, look into mid-level studios in your area. A mid-level studio will be able to help you create a demo that is “radio-ready”; which is what you need in order to get your career going. A mid-level recording studio will have at least the basic recording equipment and may be able to help you with basic editing of your tracks; however, you shouldn’t expect anything too advanced. Most mid-level recording studios will charge you lower rates to use their recording space and don’t have any minimum booking standards. Industry Standard Studio If you really want to create an impressive demo, you’ll want to record at an industry standard studio. An industry standard studio will be able to provide you with extras that a mid-level studio can’t provide you with. You can expect to have a well-trained sound engineer assist you with your recording session. The sound engineer should be able to do more than make your tracks radio ready; they should be able to really clean them up, enhance the sound, and offer your valuable feedback. You should also expect to have to book the studio for a set amount of time. Most industry standard studios require bands and musicians to book for at least a certain number of hours or sessions. Rates for industry standard studio spaces will cost considerably more than mid-level studios.  If you want to get your music out there, and start playing in venues, you need a solid demo. You can record a radio-ready demo at a mid-level recording studio without having to shell out too much money. If you save up a little bit more, you can cut a professional-tailored demo at an industrial level recording studio. The key is to have a demo so you can start performing in […]

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The Different Types Of Borescopes For Sale And Why You Would Want One Type Over Another

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Date: June 5th 2015


There are four different types of borescopes for sale. Each one can assist you in seeing the tiniest, most intricate details, or help you explore the inner workings of things you cannot get into on your own. Their differing abilities add a new dimension or use when your job involves audio visual repair. The Rigid Borescope This type of borescope is the one from which all other borescopes originated. The ocular viewer stretches out at a ninety degree angle and can only see inside something as far as the slender viewer can reach without getting stuck or bent out of shape. If you only plan to view exposed audio visual components and not buried components within the same compartment, then the rigid borescope is the one you want to use. The Articulating Borescope Similar to a flexible borescope, the articulating version of this device has both rigid and flexible components. It allows you to set the rigid parts at certain angles and then utilize the flexible sections to maneuver or navigate through tight spaces. The rigid sections support the rest of the scope and keep it from ending up in the turbines of an engine or the grinding gears of smaller pieces of industrial equipment. You do not have to continually provide physical support for this scope, since the rigid sections take care of that for you. The Flexible Borescope The long, slinky, snakelike scopes of this type can go absolutely anywhere inside a machine without ever taking the machine apart. It is most useful for seeing inside machines where space is at a premium and the openings inside the machine act as the manual guides for the scope. Its one downside is that it can be very floppy and hard to maneuver since you cannot put your hand into the machine to lift the borescope into the areas you want it to go. The Video Borescope Very similar to the endoscopes doctors use to view inside the human body without cutting the body open, these borescopes are often used to peer into pipes or drains. Plumbers use them to find the source of unseen clogs and record what they see so they can analyze the clogs and figure out the best approach to remove them. The video collected by this type of scope is transmitted to a computer screen in real time and provides bright, easy to see images that […]

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What do You Look for in a Firm Offering Event Lighting in New York?

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Date: November 12th 2013


There is so much that entails the hosting of a successful event and this means that you must be very good in planning. The trick that most people use is to start planning early as this gives you the room to make sure that every angle has been taken care of and this is what makes the event work out. If you want to create a good impression, you will need to hire a firm offering event lighting in New York. This article contains some tips on how you should go about the hiring process. To start with, you need to look at the quality of lights and lighting accessories that the firm has. This will determine how they set up the lights which will in turn determine the effect that the lighting will have. Hire a firm that has the best equipment in the market and you will get the highest quality of lighting available. Secondly, you will need to have the lighting set up by professionals. This means that you should get a firm offering event lighting in New York that will have its own technicians come to the venue and set up the lighting and this way, you will achieve what you wanted.

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After I bought a house, I wanted to put my own personal spin on things. Instead of throwing money at the kitchen or taking the time to plant a bunch of expensive bushes, I transformed part of the basement into an incredible home theater system. It took a lot of work, but by the time we were done, it was an amazing area where we could entertain friends and family members. I installed massage chairs, a state of the art sound system, and even a miniature concession stand. On my website, you might find more information for how to make your home theater stand out.

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