A softstep controller is a way to easily interface with your PC music software. It’s a USB multi-touch controller that has pads for you to map to MIDI. You can use such a to control effects, looping, sample triggering and with DAWs to control punch-in, panning, levels, and transport functions. It seems like now musicians need to be computer technicians or software experts to enhance their electronic music.
Seriously, Black Friday creates more media buzz and proletarian excitement than Thanksgiving now. When I see video or read about people waiting in line in the wee hours of the morning, crowd violence, and the frenzy of trying to get a sale it makes me shamed to be part of such a consumerist society.
By the way in typical Wikipedia fashion, the Black Friday entry backdates a modern phenomena (2005) to the distant past. If one just quickly eyeballs the article (as most users do) it seems as if Black Friday’s origin may have been in 1869, 1939, 1961, 1966, 1975, 1981, 1993, 2001, or 2004.
Granted the day after Thanksgiving has been regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season for some time, but let’s not get confused about the recent media-driven hype and the influence it has had on retailer’s cutting prices and zombie Walmart shoppers since 2006.
With the popularity of “earbud” or “in-the-ear” headphones one might be persuaded to believe that the larger headphones are obsolete, but that person would be sadly mistaken. The large earphones are still alive and well because of their noise reduction capabilities. DJs use them as do pilots and military and science technicians. The good news is that prices for behringer headphones at guitar center are reasonable.
Many families that celebrate Thanksgiving have that pre-dinner ceremony where everyone has to say what they are thankful for. I always had issues with this, not because I am disparaging the need to be grateful or appreciative of people, things, or life in general, but it can easily be deconstructed into being thankful for just being alive. Allow me to demonstrate.
Many people are thankful for their health. But what if you or a loved one is sick? Does that mean that it shouldn’t be said if you or someone is suffering from a disease or illness?
Others are thankful that they are surrounded by loved ones. Does that mean it there’s an empty seat next year due to death that there’s nothing to be thankful for?
Others are thankful for work, money, having a kid, having a house, or being sober. All all temporary.
The deconstruction ends with being thankful for being alive more one year, and realizing that it’s a miracle that you’re even alive when you consider all the things that had to happen 1) for life to begin on earth; 2) for humanity to thrive 3) for your parents to have met 4) for you to have survived so long when so many people are aborted, die as infants, or die every day.
Ouch. Have fun contributing to the deaths of millions of turkeys.
What are pneumatic clamp switches? They are industrial tools and are used by professionals. They are activated by a magnetic ring which is installed on the piston. As the magnetic ring moves under the switch, it closes the contacts. It then sends a signal to a controller. All switches come with a mounting clamp. Click here to learn more about clamps and other industrial equipment.