Monthly Archives: February 2017

The iPad and iPhone Musical Instrument For The 21st Century

4fm   February 15, 2017  
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Whether or not you consider yourself a musician, you may actually own the prime musical instrument of the 21st century – if you’ve got an iPhone or an iPad, you’ve got the potential to make some earth shattering music. Apple shared this notion with the masses when they unveiled GarageBand for the iPad in 2011, later introducing support for the iPhone. This outstanding app got people thinking of making music with their iPad, but there’s a much bigger picture within iOS music production.

A strong passion for music making on the iPhone and iPad has existed for a number of years, spawning a thriving network of apps. Robust synthesizers are spreading like wildfire across the App Store with some of the finest including Animoog, Sunrizer Synth, iMini, Magellan, Alchemy Synth Mobile, and Nave. Virtual guitar amp and effect alternatives like Amplitube, JamUp Pro, and AmpKit are helping a new era of guitar players reach new levels. Full fledged iPad music workstations like NanoStudio, BeatMaker 2, Auria, and Cubasis have allowed music hobbyists to create high-quality tracks. Professionals have even jumped into the mix with outstanding production apps like Auria and Cubasis, resulting in high level musical products. Once you examine the music category of the App Store you can find tools to inspire musical creation in any genre.

With a wealth of tools existing, are people actually taking advantage of this potential and making essential music with their iPads or iPhones? You bet – there’s a lively community of people making valuable original statements created only with their iOS devices. Hip Hop artists Gorillaz used a variety of apps to put together their recent album The Fall exclusively on an iPad. Independent artist Smite Matter created Technopolis Lost, a wide reaching collection of ambient music generated using only his iPhone and iPad. Audio hosting site SoundCloud is stocked full with music produced on iOS devices, with a number of groups fully committed to the iPhone, the iPad, and several music apps. The total amount of music generated on iOS devices is already astonishing and it’s only rising.

The revolution has started and it’s focused on the device resting in your pocket – your iPhone or iPad can take the lead into a new world of musical expression. Even if you’ve never played an instrument before, proceed to the app store and get some music apps today. If you need help proceeding from idea to song, you can find numerous iPad music app tutorials and reviews on the net. You’ll be shocked at the accessible quality of music making on iOS devices and before you know it, you’ll be lost in your own imagination.

How To Hire The Wedding Singer For Your Wedding

4fm   February 12, 2017  
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If you are planning a large wedding, then you are probably thinking about what you will do to entertain your guest during the reception. Many people opt for a DJ to play a variety of music during the reception. However, you may want to consider hiring a wedding singer or band. The wedding singer that you hire for your wedding can make or break your entire reception. You want to make sure that you hire a reputable wedding singer that is flexible, has a good singing voice and will not ruin your evening.

It may seem like a daunting task to hire the wedding singer for your reception. How do you go about choosing the right one? The first thing you should do is to get recommendations from other people who have hired the wedding singer for their own wedding. People love sharing their experiences both good and bad and this will give you a good idea of what you want to look for when you hire wedding entertainment. Another good idea is to go to functions where this wedding singer is performing to see them in action.

This will give you an excellent idea of the wedding singers work ethics and will give you an idea of how they sound. You will also want to consider your budget when you go about hiring the wedding singer for your reception. The amount that you pay will vary a great deal. For example, you might know an excellent singer that sings in your church choir. This person might charge a lot less than a professional wedding singer.

After you have narrowed your choices down, you will want to talk to the wedding singer prior to hiring. Make sure you ask any questions you may have. You may want to know what type of songs that they will sing. This is important for you to know, because if you hate country music, and that is the only thing your wedding finger knows, it is probably not the right choice for you. You will want to make sure you find somebody that can agree to sing songs that you enjoy. You will also want to make sure that you have your agreement, along with the date of your wedding and the amount that you will pay the wedding singer in writing. This is extremely important so that everybody involved with the planning of your wedding is on the same page.

With a little planning and patience, you can find the right wedding singer for your wedding reception. It is extremely important that you find someone you can work well with and that will make your evening enjoyable for both you and your wedding guests.

Contemporary Classical Composer – What It Takes

4fm   February 11, 2017  
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Music has come far in the past few millennia, starting as basic rhythms and melodies lonely hunters sung to themselves as they stalked the night’s dinner. Over time, more elements merged and combined to create sounds to intrigue and impress listeners. Now, music is as cross-pollinated as the deepest daughter plants of a series of hybrids-and it is in this world that the contemporary classical composer finds himself.

Music has come far in the past few millennia, starting as basic rhythms and melodies lonely hunters sung to themselves as they stalked the night’s dinner. Over time, more elements merged and combined to create sounds to intrigue and impress listeners. The music became more complex, and schools of thought emerged around music later almost wholly abandoned. Now, music is as cross-pollinated as the deepest daughter plants of a series of hybrids-and it is in this world that the contemporary classical composer finds himself.

Modern art music is, by definition, the culmination of everything before it. Combining the highly modernistic aspects of serialism, aware of old musics that are barely mentioned in histories, and brought up in the long-standing traditions of -common practice.- The contemporary classical composer has to know about everything in the line of western music.

But just knowing the European tradition isn’t enough. A contemporary classical composer must know about musics that are foreign to his tradition’s ears. More important is the ability to see across the trained sound of his background, to connect world music to his own. Seeing connections between the improvisation of Jazz and of the classical music of India, the Gamelan of Indonesia and Minimalism of Glass, and the melodic counterpoint of Japanese Koto music and Bach fugues.

Contemporary classical composers must be able to combine these disjunct components and create a whole piece, unified by some touchstone between the parts. This art and skill can be learned in a school, but simple listening offers the tools. You hear what you like, then using what you’ve learned either in class or in life, you write what you hear. This ultimately will be the arbiter of quality-the only thing that really matters.

Based in New Orleans, contemporary classical composer Laoshi Ma challenges himself and listeners with his music. His works can be found at .

Beautiful Conway Stewart pens are timeless writing instruments

4fm   February 10, 2017  
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If you are one of those people who like to take your time and put pen to paper then you will now how important it is to have a good quality writing instrument. Not only will a good quality pen glide whilst you write, it will feel natural and comfortable in your hand as you do so. That is why if you are serious about writing you should consider a Conway Stewart pen. With expertise in pen manufacturing reaching over 100 years you really can be sure of Conway Stewart pens.

Conway Stewart pens first came about in 1905, the business was founded by Frank Jarvis and Thomas Garner. For the next 50 years the Conway Stewart pen company enjoyed much success manufacturing fountain pens in the UK. Unfortunately good luck ran out for Conway Stewart pens in 1975. The arrival of the popular ball point pen meant business all but dried up. But the UK had not seen the last of Conway Stewart. In the 1990s the company was revived and is now once more a successful writing instrument manufacturer. The Conway Stewart pen company now specialises in making highly desirable luxury writing instruments. Conway Stewart pens have now taken their place at the high end of the pen and writing instrument market.

Conway Stewart pens are fabricated out of the most marvelous materials that make each individual pen an art master piece. Materials used when crafting each pen include precious metals, fine enamels and celluloid. The Conway Stewart pen collections really must be seen at close hand so as to appreciate their true beauty. The craftsmanship and attention to detail really does take your breath away.

There are quite a few Conway Stewart pens to choose from. You can be guaranteed that whatever one you choose will make a superb gift. The Conway Stewart pen company has chosen to use a British theme with its collections. Each collection is named after a very famous historical figure. You will discover names such as Nightingale, Nelson, Darwin and Churchill in the Conway Stewart pens collections.

Each collection will often offer the choice of fountain pen, roller ball, conventional ball point pen and pencil. In each of the pen collections you will also be able to obtain different colour themes and effects. Naturally if choosing a fountain pen you can choose from a variety of nibs in 18 carat gold.

Why not take some time out to have a closer look at the writing instruments available in the Conway Stewart pen ranges. Write Here is a great place to start to find out more about Conway Stewart pens. Shrewsbury based Write Here have a fabulous website that really does showcase the beauty of each Conway Stewart pen collection.Write Here are a friendly team too, so feel free to contact them for any specific questions you have or advice you require. Write Here is a safe website to shop too, which means that you can safely use your debit or credit card.

Travellers Planning Abu Dhabi Holidays During The F1 Weekend Can See Eminem In Concert

4fm   February 7, 2017  
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Travellers planning Abu Dhabi holidays with the hopes of attending the famed Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will be pleased to learn that U.S. rap star Eminem has recently been confirmed as the closing act for the Yasalam After-Race Concert. Eminem is scheduled to perform on Sunday 4th November 2012 at the du Arena at Yas Island, however those interested should not that the concert will be exclusive to F1 ticket holders only.

Eminem is considered to be one of the worlds most popular artists with over 90 million albums sold worldwide on the back of hit songs including Lose Yourself, The Real Slim Shady, Not Afraid and his latest hit featuring Rhianna Love the Way You Lie. Eminems list of accolades include 13 Grammy awards, being the first rapper to ever win an Academy Award (Best Original Song), being widely acknowledged as one of the top artists of the 2000s with his latest album Recovery named the best selling album of 2010 and his tenth Number 1 album on the Billboard charts.

John Lickrish, CEO of Flash Entertainment, the company responsible for the organisation of the concert expressed his excitement about the prospect of giving both locals and travellers on their Abu Dhabi holidays the once-in a-lifetime experience to see the rapper who also goes by the moniker Slim Shady. Other famous artist scheduled to perform include Kylie Minogue and Nickelback.

Were thrilled to be bringing Eminem. He is a music icon, and fans have wanted to see him perform in the UAE for a very long time. Were excited to answer fans wishes and deliver what looks set to be an incredible After Race Concert Having Kylie Minogue and Nickelback alongside Eminem for the after-race concerts this year is quite exciting for FLASH. Get ready for Abu Dhabis most diversely eclectic event Yasalam 2012 stated Mr. Lickrish.

Undoubtedly, with a chance to see some of the biggest names in music today, the After-Race Concert will serve to help the nation in its bid to achieve a 15 per cent increase in the number of travellers booking holidays to Abu Dhabi, with a set target of 2.3 million visitors by the end of 2012.

Earning Fame As A Bengali Singer In Kolkata

4fm   February 5, 2017  
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Kolkata is the hub of art and culture of the east. It is renowned in the field of song, art and its mix of different cultures. If you want to earn a name as a Bengali singer in Kolkata, then this is the place to be. In the field of theatre, art, song, dance, Kolkata embraces every person. A person cannot learn to sing theoretically unless and until he or she has a melodious voice with its own unique mode of singing. One must gain knowledge of the various notations, if one wants to be a singer. Songs or ragas are mainly practiced in the mornings and in a fresh mind. Songs are mere writings on a paper which is then adorned by the sweet voice of the singer which brings in life to the song. The vital factors required for a singer is to understand the meaning of the song and then embrace it with emotion to make it soulful.

When it comes to music, every singer has their own exclusive method of singing the song which differentiates them from the other singers. If you take note to any performance of a Bengali singer in Kolkata, you would be easily able to evaluate their different manner and technique which a singer follows. The vital part is to learn and understand the language which would make you a better singer. Language is the only key to become a good Bangla Band in Kolkata A very good grasp of the Bengali language with its grammar affects a lot and also helps the singer to understand the meaning of the song.

Music is highly appreciated by the audience in Kolkata and that has helped the Bengali singer in Kolkata to make money with the help of the musical events. These various events help them to earn money in their profession and assist them for recognition. Nowadays thousands of new singer throng everywhere to get noticed. But hardly a few fulfill their requirement. They have to struggle a lot for recognition and to take part in functions across the city. Arranging venues, date of program are a very elaborate task for the singers. Many have outsourced the management to some other organization who are adept in this field. Singers try for a chance at any television channels for recognition or they even try for radio. Sometimes a talk show in any of the channels is also helpful. They speak about the recent contribution in the music industry. So we see that music industry has come a long way in Kolkata. A release of an audio cassette might be very helpful to earn a name. A Bengali singer in Kolkata can truly spend hours here leaning music and enriching oneself.

Audio Mastering And Voice Over Recording Features Of Music Studio

4fm   February 4, 2017  
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Many people have a dream of becoming a singer or a band member. They want to enter in the music industry, share their talent and show their passion for music. However, the first question that comes in their mind is “where should I start?” Obviously, they should create their own music or sample of composition. Generally, it takes a lot of time as people need to practice more to present their best one with great lyrics and wonderful beats. Music studio is a best place to practice as it will help in giving the best output than home recording studio. Some studios also offer specialising services like mixing of voice, voice over recording, audio mastering, etc.

There are a few things that everyone should consider while choosing the best music studio to get completely satisfying results. An important part of the recording procedure is audio mastering. Getting music mastered by the right person is more important to increase the overall quality of the music. The qualified engineers, who have learned song mastering in their own way and time, are responsible for editing and fine finishing to the recorded music. You will understand the importance of audio mastering once you hear final recording done by professional and the recording done by you.
Nowadays, audio mastering and voice over recording is no longer expensive, due to the evolution of digital mixers and digital mastering software. They have made visiting a music studio more affordable and setting up one easier. Despite the digital manipulation, it is still a lengthy process and should be done by only editing the music. For getting perfection, years of practice must be needed. Thats why, it is important to choose the right recording place with an established reputation for producing quality recording through qualified on-site recording engineer.

While choosing a music studio, you should also consider equipment like mixing console, studio monitors, multi-track recorder, and others that are required to do a good job. Many studios use the utmost quality analogue and digital softwares to finalise your mixes and to give it the commercial standard. There are many studios available in Melbourne, which provide the great services. You can find the best one by browsing the internet or taking help of your friends who have already practiced at one of them.

The best music studios are those which offer audio mastering and all the professional touches needed to make a dramatic difference to the impact and quality of your recording. Having a recording done at a professionally mastered recording studio raises the possibilities of success to a great extent, by understanding the potential your recording has and finalising it with voice over recording.

Vocalist Debi Smith, From Soprano To Alto To Soprano

4fm   February 4, 2017  
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Vocalist Debi Smith started out as a soprano singing in church, but after college she became interested in jazz and started developing her alto range. She and Mary Chapin Carpenter began performing around Washington, DC about the same time, but when Smith’s sister Megan, who is five years younger, came home from college, they started touring together as The Smith Sisters.

Smith is a master of many skills. She is a composer and recording artist whose songs have captured six ASCAP popular music awards and been recorded by such artists as Tom Paxton and Al Petteway. With five solo albums to her credit, she has stashed away many Wammies (Washington Area Music Awards). Her latest double-disc CD, “The Soprano” and “The Soprano Christmas,” highlights the upper register of her three-octave range. In contrast, pop fans around the country know her as one quarter of The Four Bitchin’ Babes, solo artists who write and perform their own witty songs and share others in glorious harmony. She has been heard often as both soloist and ensemble member on national radio and telecasts, among them Prairie Home Companion, All Things Considered, PBS specials, CMT’s New Country, CBS Sunday Morning and Good Morning America.

Touring with TFBB has occupied a large chunk of Smith’s life since 1994. Next month they head for Florida and will be on the road until May, followed by the gigs at the shore during the summer.

Whether singing country, pop, folk, or jazz, Smith receives raves for her solo appearances accompanying herself on guitar. She is also a master of the bodhran, an Irish hand drum, which she played on the main theme song in Ken Burns’ “The National Parks” PBS documentary. She loves the bodhran and integrates it with most of the songs she writes.

Writing is cathartic for her and a way to honor her family. She has penned songs about her son, who suffers from autism, and songs about her parents, such as “My Mother’s Hands” and “My Father Was a Quiet Man.”

Nothing pleases her more than having someone come up with tears in their eyes and tell her how much her music has uplifted them.

Concert Tickets Buying As A Christmas Gift Has Its Dangers.

4fm   February 2, 2017  
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Its the season to be jolly, merry and giving, and one of the best ways to give is by buying someone you care for a gift that will last in their memories forever.

Its safe to say that almost everyone will have a love of music, and that people have more than one favorite pop star, pop group or soloist in one form or another, and how special it is to not just see them live, but hear and listen to them live, on stage, right before your eyes. The whole atmosphere will be electric and the hour plus of music will bring happiness to anyone there.

Now. Imagine been able to give this experience to a loved one, family member or a dear friend. Just think of the enjoyment this will bring. And nowadays it does not matter how old or young that special person is, they are going to always remember that moment and who allowed it to happen.

So for something different this Christmas, buy them a concert ticket from one of the many online concert ticket websites. The choice is immense and one of the many advantages is that you can buy a ticket for an event in the next few months, or for later on in the New Year. Either way it is a gift that will be truly valued.

Now imagine, that after you have chosen your online ticket website to buy the expensive ticket from, doesn’t fulfill the promise of sending out the ticket on time. You try to contact the customer services number but cannot get through. Your numerous emails or ignored and you feel panicked and regret, as you bought this gift for that special person. Then a friend tells you to do some research online about the ticket website you bought it from. Gasp, horror, you find numerous forums, review sites and a website setup to warn people of the many problems the website you purchased the ticket from has. People who have paid for concert tickets, sporting events, in fact any ticket for any event advertised on the website. You start to feel that horribly sinking feeling, sickly feeling of that the worse is happening, you have visited a website that isn’t quite what it makes out to be and youre in a very boat with thousands of others.

So the moral if any out of this it to remember to do your research first when purchasing anything online. This will save a lot of heart ache and lost money that you will never probably get back.

Purchasing New Dental Instruments In A Good Way

4fm   February 2, 2017  
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If you are starting a business in dental practice, purchasing the right dental instruments is an important thing for you. You can shop for the new or old ones and they are based on your preferences and budget. Also, you need to consider the uses of the products so you can choose the best ones for you. This article will help you in making the best decision in your business so you can make it run very well and you can take benefits from it.

Checking the site of medical equipment is the first step you need to do. After checking them, you can choose the best ones for you and you can do a bargain that will make you able to get the best deal in the process of purchasing. Your ability to choose the best one for you will affect the result you will get. Also, you must know the features which are given that can make you sure about the option. Besides that, you have to know that they are efficient in your business. To know the efficiency of the product, you can check it from the reviews which are available in huge measurement that you can find by browsing online.

You need to do comparing of price so you are sure that those products can be purchased in an affordable price and they are suitable with the condition of your finance. After getting the best prices, it is your time to take decision to shop for them so you can run your business as soon as possible. If there are some sites which offer the discounted price, you can take it as important consideration for you. And then, you can do some checking before determine they are best for you so you need to use your knowledge to find the best one for you.