How To Make Your Own Music On Your Computer

Posted by on Jan 28, 2017 in Do It Yourself | 1 comment

Do you have musical ideas in your head that you want to record? Do you want to compose your own music? Do you feel a creative impulse? Do you want to know what your music would sound like if you had a band to play it?

You can make your own music, and you don’t have to hire a band to play it. There are plenty of computer tools available that will help you make your own music.

When I decided that I wanted to make my own music I spent money on stuff that I did not need. I did not know how to start, so I bought something that did not fit my purpose. This article will help you avoid the mistakes that I made.

Computers play a big part in music production today, and you can use your computer to make your own music. Here is what you need:

  1. A computer, either a PC or MAC.
  2. An audio interface
  3. A MIDI interface
  4. A MIDI keyboard
  5. Composition or notation software (optional)
  6. Recording software
  7. Instruments
  8. A microphone
  9. Speakers or headphones

You already have a computer, otherwise it is unlikely that you would be reading this article. It does not matter whether your computer is a PC or MAC. The available tools work with either or both types of machine.

An audio interface or soundcard is what you need to get sound into your computer. When you sing into a microphone or record an intrument using a microphone, you need an audio interface to get the sound from the microphone into the computer.

A MIDI interface is used to get MIDI data from a MIDI keyboard into the computer. It can be a separate device that connects to your computer, but often it is included on your soundcard. So you are more likely to have you audio and MIDI interface in the same device.

You need a MIDI keyboard to enter your composition into your computer. Playing the notes on your MIDI keyboard sends the note information through the MIDI interface into your computer.

The software required to make your own music is quite varied. Some packages will do everything that you need, and some are quite specialized. For example, I use dedicated music notation software for composing and arranging because I am comfortable with reading music, and I like to see some of my music notated. I also use another music composition tool that generates music from the chords that I enter. I own and use two digital audio workstation (DAW) programs for recording my music.

If you play a conventional musical instrument, then you may use them in your music making, but there are also sofware instruments available that generate sounds electronically or use sampled sounds from conventional instruments. DAW’s often include software instruments.

You will need a microphone to record your voice and to record your conventional instruments. Depending on the type of microphone that you use, you may need a microphone pre-amp. Some audio interfaces include pre-amps.

Of course you will want to hear your music, so you will need a set of speakers or monitors, or you will need a set of headphones.

This article is courtesy of wedding band Melbourne.

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Tips for Picking the Best Customized Gift

Posted by on Dec 20, 2016 in Fitness |

 

What’s the best gift for the person who has “everything”? Selecting a present can be a tough task and especially when you don’t know the person very well. The good news is you can take steps to find out the perfect customized present. Here are some of them:

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  1. Learn about their lifestyle

You can watch a person for a while to learn about their everyday life, their likes/dislikes, and so on. Make sure it’s not too obvious, or they might figure out what’s going on. In fact, they might get the wrong idea if you’re too obvious. So just try to casually observe the person when you’re around them, in their house, etc. This will give you the best chance to figure out whether a customized t-shirt or key tag would be better.

 

  1. Listen to them

It’s arguably not a good idea to ask the person directly what they’d like to receive as a gift. It would take away all the fun of getting it. However, what you can do is listen carefully to what the person says and implies. By taking this step, you can probably figure out if there’s some product such as an iPad stand or custom hoodies, which would make their life easier.

 

Sometimes the person won’t directly say which products they need. However, if they seem to be having a problem with such and such, it could be inferred that a certain type of personalized product would make their life easier.

 

  1. Ask someone who knows them

If you don’t know someone well, you could ask someone they know well about something they could use as a gift. In fact, they’ll probably be able to tell you in a few seconds exactly what they could use, what’s on their wish list, and so on. This is a great option because it can find out what the gift-receiver needs while not being too direct.

 

  1. Ask the person for ideas

If you do this, it’s better to be indirect. For example, you could ask some questions to figure out what the person needs in their daily life regarding products such as tablet covers or tube socks. This way you won’t have to ask directly what they want to get for their birthday, for example, but you’ll be able to figure it out.

 

These are some of the top ways you can learn what’s on someone’s wish list without actually asking them that question. Happy hunting!

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Feel The Accomplishment That Results From A Completely Ripped Belly

Posted by on Dec 19, 2016 in Fitness |

Are you struggling to get rid of that belly flab despite spending hours on end in the gym? If you are losing count of those abdominal exercise reps but not losing those calories around your waist, you are probably following the wrong path! Getting that toned stomach requires a bit more than mere physical strain – it demands a comprehensive health plan.

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Subcutaneous fat is the kind that covers your entire abdominal muscle and gives you that paunch. If you are thinking that this isn’t very healthy, then think again because this is just the “good news” bit of the combination that affects you. When you reach the visceral layer of fat, things start getting serious!

The outer layer merely gives you the beer-belly you hate so much, however it is the inner layer that covers all your vital organs. The threat that it poses to your system is far greater, and far more lethal, than the outer layer’s threat to your physical appearance.

You can crunch your abs to the breaking point but such exercises and regimes cannot reduce the amount of fat that envelopes your muscles. It is only when you start learning about the fat-burning characteristics of the human body and learning the appropriate lower abs workout that you will truly understand the secret behind attaining that toned stomach.

The primary change is to bring in a full-body routine that addresses every single body part without losing focus of your body’s core. Such a routine will improve your body’s metabolism to the optimal rate, creating the perfect environment for burning fat. By removing the focus from the muscles and putting it onto the fat, these routines are your first step towards a perfectly toned male and female abs.

Cardio has been, for the longest time, considered as the main solution to burning fat around our abdominal region. However, studies have revealed that a full-body routine, that combines the effects of cardiovascular exercises with that of weight training are far superior in terms of fat-burning capability. However, unless you have a nutritious diet to match, all that effort will be in vain.

To ensure that we have the right kind of food, all we need to do is pick fresh and natural ingredients that have had little or no processing before they land on our plates. These kinds of items are excellent in terms of nutrient content and contain none of the harmful elements that food processing shoves into them.

You don’t need to go out of your way to adopt such a lifestyle. If you are already hitting the gym, then a slight change in the exercise routine is all you need to fit in. If you are already trying to eat healthy, then monitoring the kind of food you eat is all that you need to do. If you want that toned stomach, you will have to work hard for it. Getting into this exercise routine and dietary regime will just ensure that you don’t have to slog it out any longer than necessary. For more great sources on how to tone your stomach go to naturalhealthorganics.com.au/

 

 

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