Daily Archives: April 12, 2012

Cubase 5 – Academic Edition

Cubase 5 comes with fully integrated new tools for working with loops, beats and vocals, combining with new composition features to take musical creativity to new heights. With stunning innovations and additional enhancements that boost productivity and performance, Cubase 5 represents the absolute cutting edge in digital audio workstations. Features include: Beat Creation and Loop Mangling use the included LoopMash, Groove Agent One, or Beat Designer to lay down a groove or mix it up; Vocal Editing and Pitch Correction use VariAudio to transcribe the vocal line, or fix it with PitchCorrect to create the perfect vocal take; New Dimensions for Your Mix all-new flexible and transparent automation handling try the new REVerence, the first VST3 multi-channel convolution reverb processor; Next-Generation Performance and Faster Workflow 64-bit support and low latency makes for high performance and smoother workflow; More Creative Compositional Tools work with the Ultra-Intuitive VST Ex

Caught In The Act By Buble,michael (cd)

*Artist: BUBLE,MICHAEL *Genre: Vocals *Release Date: 22-NOV-2005

Best Of Nat King Cole (green Series) By Cole,nat King (cd)

*Artist: COLE,NAT KING *Genre: Vocals *Release Date: 15-APR-2008

Sennheiser Ew335g3 Wireless Handheld System Channel G

The Sennheiser ew 335 G3 Cardioid Microphone Wireless System delivers power with control. This wireless mic also ensures that vocals cut through, as well as providing you with a programmable mute button on the mic. Add in a backlit graphic display, intuitive menu navigation, and you have a professional wireless system. Enjoy one-touch programming of the transmitter to the receiver via the wireless sync function. The Ethernet jack on the receiver allows for remote PC monitoring and control using Sennheiser’s Wireless Systems Manager software. The ew 335 G3’s handheld transmitter is perfect for spontaneous dialogue, interviews, vocal music.The Sennheiser ew 335 Cardioid Wireless Microphone System includes an EM 300 G3 rackmount receiver, SKM 300-835 G3 hand-held transmitter (cardioid, dynamic), 1 MZQ 1 microphone clip, 1 GA 3 rack mount, 1 NT 2 power supply unit, 2 antennas, and 2 “AA” size batteries.

West of Jesus

A spiritual and scientific surf quest, West of Jesus tracks a contemporary surfing myth and looks at the neuroscience that connects spirituality and high risk sport. After spending two years in bed with Lyme disease, Steven Kotler had lost everything: his health, his job, his girl, and, he was beginning to suspect, his mind. Kotler, not a religious man, suddenly found himself drawn to the sport of surfing as if it were the cornerstone of a new faith. Why, he wondered, when there was nothing left to believe in, could he begin to believe in something as unlikely as surfing. What was belief anyway? How did it work in the body, the brain, our culture, and human history? Into this mix came a strange story. In 2003, on a surf trip through Mexico, Kotler heard of ?the conductor,? a mythical surfer who could control the weather. He’d heard this same tale eight years earlier, in Indonesia, but this time something clicked. With the help of everyone from rebel surfers to rocket scientists, Kotler undertakes a three year globetrotting quest for the origins of this legend. The results are a startling mix of big waves and bigger ideas: a surfer’s journey into the biological underpinnings of belief itself. Steven Kotler’s novel The Angle Quickest for Flight was a San Francisco Chronicle bestseller and won the William L. Crawford IAFA Fantasy Award. His nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, GQ, Discover, Outside, Details, Wired, Men’s Journal and elsewhere. He lives in Los Angeles, California. Steven Kotler almost drowned when he got caught on the wrong side of a wave in Mexico. As he emerged from the water, battered and torn, a fellow surfer told him, “It looks like the Conductor had his way with you.” This was the second time Kotler had heard of this “Conductor”?the mythical surfer who controls the weather and the waves. Strangely, it was nearly a decade earlier in Indonesia that he was introduced to this mysterious troublemaker for the first time. He almost drowned that time, too. After suffering from Lyme disease for two years, Kotler loses the perfect job, the perfect girl and much of what had been the perfect life. With nothing of any meaning left to him, Kotler sets out to surf around the world in search of the Conductor. As he regains his strength, he begins to have mystical experiences, not unlike those hinted at in the Conductor’s myth. In spite of being a committed skeptic, Kotler had out-of-body experiences, felt time stoppages, had moments of ecstasy. Could this be standard neurochemistry triggered by flashes of adrenaline and other brain chemicals? Was he achieving some kind of transcendence? Or was he just losing his mind? In West of Jesus, Steven Kotler starts out on an admittedly mad quest and ends up at the peculiar intersection of neuroscience, spirituality and sport. The results are a startling mix of big waves and bigger ideas: a surfer’s journey into the biology of belief. “A wonderful and engaging book, West of Jesus provides a unique window into the neuroscience of belief. Woven into an enthralling surf narrative, Kotler’s quest will appeal to anyone interested in understanding the connection between science, sport and spirituality.”?Dr. Andrew Newberg, director of clinical nuclear medicine, University of Pennsylvania, and author of Why God Won’t Go Away “Steven Kotler’s struggle with Lyme disease leads him on a journey, on a surf trip of sorts, where stories of a Conductor who can control the weather and the waves lead inexorably to a place where physics and metaphysics converge. Here is a strangely exciting tale of coincidence and serendipity sub-populated with shamans, Tibetan White Buddhists and kahunas at the intersection of Stoke and Karma. The Surf Quest, for Kotler, is experienced as a disturbingly real search for the Holy Grail.”?Drew Kampion, author of The Way of the Surfer and The Lost Coast”Laying to rest the myth of the illiterate beach boy, Kotler’s absorbing book speaks to the kind of surfer/reader I’ve always known: intelligent, complex, curious, spiritually inclined, extraordinary. An unexpectedly moving treat, West of Jesus is just plain wonderful.”?Joy Nicholson, author of The Tribes of Palos Verdes and The Road to Esmeralda “After surviving a battle with Lyme disease, Kotler finds himself searching for a reason to live and turns to his love of surfing. The novelist and journalist travels to Mexico, where he hears a story about a magical being called ‘the Conductor,’ who controls the surf. Having heard the same tale eight years earlier while surfing in Indonesia, Kotler decides to seek out the legend’s source while researching the inherent mysticism of surfers and their sport. Detailing his journey and findings, Kotler creates a work that combines the most compelling elements of memoir, travelogue and scholarly abstract into an accessible tale of physical and mental adventure. Up for anything, Kotler seeks out big waves, bungee jumping and a risky helicopter ride. He also delves into far-flung topics: surfing’s history, Joseph Campbell’s work on myths, Jungian psychology, Zen Buddhism, government ‘weather modification’ experiments and the religious beliefs of islanders like the Maori and Hawaiians. The book reaches its peak when Kotler focuses on the inner workings of the human brain. His reasoning of how genetic and biological factors combine with physical and emotional experiences to create the spiritual ‘funkytown’ feeling unique to surfing is both enlightening and inspirational.”?Publishers Weekly

Instrumental Music Education

Instrumental Music Education: Teaching with the Musical and Practical in Harmonyis intended for college instrumental music education majors studying to be band and orchestra directors at the elementary, middle school, or high school level. This textbook presents an extensive look at the topics most vital to running a successful instrumental music program, balancing musical, theoretical, and practical approaches. A central theme is the compelling parallel between language and music, including “sound-to-symbol” pedagogies. Understanding this connection improves the teaching of melody, rhythm, composition, and improvisation. An enclosed CD contains over 50 tracks of acoustically pure drones and demonstration exercises for use in rehearsals, sectionals and lessons. The companion website, available January 2011, includes over 120 pedagogy videos for wind, string, and percussion instruments, performed by professional players and teachers, over 50 rehearsal videos, rhythm flashcards, intonation software, and two additional chapters, “The Rehearsal Tookit,” and “The Job Search.”