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The 5 Minute Guide To Setting Your Up Your Audio Recording Software

In order to record anything on your software recording program you need to make sure everything is set up right. This can make a big difference in the quality of your finished product. Your recording project can go very smooth or may be a real pain depending on how you set your options up.

Most of the major software recording programs works about the same. The look and feel may be slightly different but once you find the location of whatever you are looking for it will be very similar no matter which program you choose to use.

Today we will look at some of the things you need to consider before you hit the record button. Whenever you set up a new song I like to go over my options and set things up the right way.

Save as: This is absolutely the first thing you should do when recording a new audio file. I can’t tell you how many times I have nearly rewrote a previous saved file that would be a disaster if lost. All of this can be avoided if you get in the habit of saving your file with the proper name first.

Where to save: Be sure and save your file in the folder you want to keep it in. It is very easy to lose your audio if you are not careful with this step. Also it is a good practice to save an edited and unedited version of your audio.

Type of file: What file type you save your audio in depends on your plans for the audio. If it is going on a Cd you should save as a wav file. For most other uses you can get by saving in the mp3 format. I always save my audio as an uncompressed wav file first then I may convert to mp3 if the situation calls for it.

Sample rate: You should save your audio at least at 44.1 kHz. This is standard CD quality, which is important if your final product will wind up on an audio CD.

Bit rate: If you have a choice between 16 bit and 24 bit choose 24.

In and out settings: make sure you’re in and out routing is going to the right buss in your recording software. You don’t want to record a great audio file only to have it recording over your previous file.

Getting your options set up right will save you untold time and trouble. Take the time before you star recording to put your recording on solid ground.


February 14, 2008 Posted by | Technologies | Leave a comment

How to Find an Audio Book Online

There are so many opportunities to find the audio book online that you are searching for. There are also many different kinds around now. When you think of an audio book, you may think of your favorite book being told to you by a storyteller or even the author him or herself. However, there are so many other types of kinds available, you should not stop there.

You can find an audio book online to help you learn a new language. You can find ones that will help you study more about business, or another field you wish to learn more about. Sometimes, you can even find ones that are recorded from a seminar or other popular event. You can also find audio books to help you stop smoking, feel better about yourself, or inspire you to take up a new hobby. There are so many different kinds out there it can be hard to keep track of them all! You can even find motivational ones to help you in your career, your parenthood, and your life in general.

In order to find a particular audio book online, you should first visit three of the most popular audio bookstores online and you may have already visited these websites before for another reason. Here they are:

1. Amazon: Amazon is one of the most popular bookstores on the Internet. Their inventory is diverse and large. It is amazing what you can actually find on Amazon when you look for it. Amazon is indisputably the largest hardcover, paperback and audio book market place in the world, online or offline. To locate the book that you are looking for, simply search for the title or author’s name. Even if you do not find the specific audio book you are looking for, Amazon should provide you with some alternatives to take a look at.

2. Audio Books Bonanza: This is another downloadable audio book marketplace that specializes in the spoken word. You can easily find the book you need or want. Their search features are very simple to use and will save you a lot of time.

3. Barnes & Noble: This is another incredibly popular and highly visited audio book marketplace on the Internet. Like Amazon and Audio Books Bonanza, you can visit the website and use the search feature to locate precisely what you want.

There are several other audio book marketplaces on the Internet, but the three mentioned above are the most popular and most secure from which to purchase. Buying your purchase from any of these bookstores can give you complete a peace of mind, as you won’t have any fear of being defrauded


February 14, 2008 Posted by | Technologies | Leave a comment

Thermal Profiler for Wave Soldering Process

Among the different process involved in the wave soldering process thermal profiling is one of the most important processes which can affect the wave soldering process to a great extent. Thermal profiling is one of the most important processes which should be performed very carefully so as to make the production of the printed circuit board good in quality. Thermal profiling is done during the travel of the printed circuit board through the whole process.

Thermal profiling is the process of measuring the time against the temperature during the whole travel of the product through out the process from the beginning to the end. The collection of the data like the peak temperature, time above the liquids, immersing of the product into the wave and more also comes under the process of thermal profiling during the wave soldering process. These whole processes comprises of the thermal profiling process for the wave soldering. The data collected during the thermal profiling process helps in making the process of wave soldering even more efficient and to bring a valuable improvement in the quality and the consistency in the quality of the product. So we can say that the process of thermal profiling is an important part of the process of wave soldering and it contributes in a successful completion of the wave solder process.

The devices used for the thermal profiling is known as the “Thermal Profiler” or some people even call them as “Data Loggers” for the proves of the wave soldering. Actually the thermal profilers are basically the temperature recorders which are used for keeping the record of the temperatures during the whole process and they have the capability for traveling through the complete process of wave soldering along with the product so as to get the actual reading for the temperature that the product observes.

There are various thermal profilers or can say temperature recorders available in the market but there are some specific companies which manufactures the thermal profilers especially for the wave soldering process. These thermal profilers are used in the reflow profiling process of the wave soldering. These profilers also help in optimizing the wave soldering process. They provide pretty accurate data for the whole process which makes the optimization for the process even more affective.

General thermal profilers are equipped with the thermocouple based sensor which is attached to the surface of the PCB and then the PCB is made to travel through the thermal profiler which helps in monitoring the complete data for the wave solder process. The most common thermal profiler is the one which downloads the information while it is passing through the whole process.

Now these thermal profilers have become a must for the people involved in the business of the PCB manufacturing. It helps in optimizing the process of the wave soldering to make it even more efficient.

February 12, 2008 Posted by | Technologies | Leave a comment

What is Web 2.0

Web 2.0 is a phrase coined in 2004 By O’Reilly Media. It refers to a theoretical second generation of Internet-based media and social networking sites, wikis, communication tools, etc and which emphasize online communities among users. Adaptability and improvement through the actions of users is an important feature of Web 2.0. Since 2004, some developers and marketers have adopted the term, though the exact definition of it is still debated. Some accept the idea of a new Internet as conventional wisdom. Others believe it is meaningless and just a marketing buzzword.

The technological infrastructure of Web 2.0 includes server software, the syndication of content, new messaging protocols, browsers based on specific standards which are expandable through plug-ins and extensions, and many client applications. These technological approaches provide Web 2.0 with capabilities in information storage, creation and dissemination that are changing the face of the Internet as we know it. Web 2.0 websites can include syndication of data, the use of tags (folksonomies), the use of wiki software (software that allows users to create and edit content on a collaborative website), and many other features.

Blogs are another important feature that has come into being with the advent of Web 2.0. Blog is a term short for wegblog, a personal or commercial website created in the format of an online journal. Entries appear in the sequence in which they are written. Blogs are generally methods for spreading opinion or personal reflection, rather than facts.

Wikis are another important part of the Web 2.0 mindset. Wiki software allows users to create and edit content on a collaborative website. The more use a wiki site receives, the denser its content becomes, and the higher its usability. The work wiki is abbreviated from the Hawaiian word wikiwiki, meaning quick.

Other features of Web 2.0 include Ajax, a web development technique for creating interactive applications; CSS, a stylesheet language which greatly increases the versatility of web design; XML and XHTML, (eXtensible Markup Language and eXtensible Hypertext Markup Language.) RSS feeds allow content to be easily syndicated from one site to another, and shortened, more readable URLs facilitate easier understanding of site names.

Folksonomy is another interesting concept that Web 2.0 has brought to the world. The word is a portmanteau of the words folk and taxonomy, meaning the spontaneous cooperation of a group of people in categorizing information. The most common forms of folksonomy are tagging and tag clouds, where users willingly categorize blog entries and other information. This allows the information to be easily sorted by someone browsing the Web.

The benefit of Web 2.0 is that it creates an increasingly manipulable Web environment, based on the actions of users in community. This environment increases in depth and usefulness as the users change and add to it. Web 2.0 is not only a technological phenomenon. The technology merely enables the growing social phenomenon of users interacting together on the Internet.

January 12, 2008 Posted by | Technologies | Leave a comment