When you think of Hollywood, or of English weddings, you will probably think of music, and in particular, live music. The main purpose of the opening reception is to welcome guests and what could be better than to have a little soft, light music playing in the background of the all the conversation?

Music plays an important role in any wedding. In Indian weddings you may have seen live music played in the wedding venue by “Sittar” Gittar, or Shahnaee, Tabla, and Piano. This is normally at the entrance of the venue, and by the welcoming drinks area or the waiting loung. Or perhaps it is in the garden of paradise. If you remove the music from these places, think how boring the atmosphere would be. When you add music you turn the place into something royal, and maharajah style with a period theme.

Bollywood and Hollywood are no different from each other. They both serve entertainment. They both have one aim and one objective in common and that is fun entertainment.

Can you think of a wedding venue with both an English and an Asian theme? Asian Maharaja waiters with the paghdi (head wear) and traditionally dressed Indian girls welcoming you wearing saris and flowers in their hands. As well as this, How about famous Ms Anna Nell wearing traditional dress and makeup and playing music on the patio in the lounge, or on the lawn, or in the front garden. The cost of this would not be sky high. It may cost a little, but it would be worth it for the added atmosphere and magic it will bring to the occasion.

If you think that this is a wonderful idea, then you are not the only one. We think your guests, the grooms family, and the bride would be very happy. First impressions mean a great deal. If you have something special at the entrance, then your guests will have the feeling that they are going to keep experiencing something special throughout the whole day.

When you think of a wedding, think of entertainment and live music. It can add so much to your day.


Building a home recording studio has never been more popular with the advance in recording studio equipment. Home Music Recording has found a solid blend of digital recording products and music recording knowledge to help you start your own home recording studio.

Easy Steps to Making Music On Your Home Computer

Any computer purchased in the last couple of years has the basic hardware for recording music. Computers with a hard drive smaller than 2Gb and a CPU slower then 100mhz is going to limit you to a few tracks at best. The faster and bigger your home computer, the more powerful your digital recording capabilities can be. Besides your computer, all you need is a microphone and some software, and you’re ready to create.

Multi-track recording software is fairly easy to use. You do not need a math degree to figure them out. Several programs are geared specifically for regular musicians, and most offer a minimum of 8-track digital home recording. Some programs come equipped with virtual drum features, full MIDI capabilities, and multi-effects.

Actually, home recording is as easy as loading your software into your computer, jacking your mic into the sound card, and playing. Soloists can record one rhythm track, then create another lead track while your previous track plays back into your professional headphones, then add vocals on a third track.You can continue adding as many tracks as your computer and software can handle.

Most software lets you add effects on all tracks. A word to the wise: even the fastest computers start slowing down with too many simultaneous effects in real time. Usually these ‘bogs’ will sound fine when you mix down, when the processor can handle more effects because it is not fixed to real time.

Computer noise can be a pain when recording. The best thing to do is to put your computer under your desk. Even better, buy extra long cables for all you peripherals and put your computer in the next room.

Of course you’ll need to pick up a few other cool things. Perhaps a better sound card, maybe a sound mixer desk, certainly a superior mic and preamp, and probably a MIDI keyboard. And then you’ll need to burn your own CDs.

Keeping Your Gear Current

Most people know that good home recording studio maintenance means cleaning and dusting rack modules, de-fragmenting hard drives, calibrating recorders and effects, and other details that help keep your gear in top operating condition.

When you’re performing your regular maintenance, don’t forget the software part of your setup. Thanks to the Internet, updates, drivers for A/D converters, plugins and upgrades for DAWs and soft synths, and the latest operating systems for computers and keyboards are just a click away. These updates mainly offer feature enhancements, bug fixes, and/or expanded support for additional gear, plus they are tend to be free!

Whatever you do, have good fun building and operating your home recording studio!


If you play contemporary music on your guitar, you have likely tried to figure out the chords to a song before. Getting the chords right can be tough, and I’m certainly no expert. But here are a few tips that I’ve found helpful, and maybe you’ll find them useful, too.

Tip 1: Find a basis to start with

It can be very helpful to at least have a basis to start your chord notation from. If you can at least find out what key the song is in, what any of the basic chords are, etc. that information will be a great help. One way to do this is to find a sheet music sample for the song. Websites that sell digital sheet music will generally offer a free one page sample of songs. You can get the key signature and basic chords from the sample music and go fro there. If you cannot find sample sheet music, try to find someone else’s guitar chords for the song, even if they aren’t 100% accurate.

Tip 2: Pick out the top and bottom notes

When you’re trying to figure out a particular guitar chord, it may help to figure out what the melody and bass notes are. If you know the bass note, the melody note, and the key signature, you can narrow down the choices to just one or two chords. Let;s say for example that you’re playing in the key of C, the melody note is a G and the bass note is an E. The chord is probably a C/E chord or an Em chord. It could also be a G6 or a CD7.

Tip 3: Look for patterns

If you can find the patterns in the music, you can figure many chords out at once, or use probabilities to figure out tough chords. Of course, always remember that variations in patterns are generally used.

There are a lot of recording programs to choose from when you’re creating your first computer based music studio. The choices may seem overwhelming at first but once you consider a few basic details (such as what kind of computer you are using) you’ll be able to make a wise choice.rnrnThere are a lot of things to consider when making this choice. The first is what kind of computer system you are using.rnrnI am not going to tell you whether you should use a PC or a Mac as I find that argument quite boring. You can create a top quality computer based music studio with a PC or a Mac. That being said, it is important to consider what type of computer you are using when choosing your music software because some programs only work with one or the other (or work much better with one or the other.)rnrnIf you are basing your system on a PC then you first of all need to cross MOTU’s Digital Performer and Apple’s Logic off your list as they are Mac only programs. I recommend that you don’t choose Pro Tools if you are using a personal computer.rnrnYes, I know Pro Tools is the “industry standard” but that’s mostly because people love to do what everyone else is doing. There’s nothing special about Pro Tools. Sure it’s a great piece of software, but so is Nuendo.rnrnAnd the problem is that Pro Tools just isn’t a good choice for PC users. Currently it doesn’t even work with Windows Vista and while the next version is supposed to be Vista compatible we don’t know when that version will be available and even then, it will only be compatible with the “Ultimate” version of Vista (if you currently own the regular version of Vista that will be a $200 upgrade.) On top of that, even on XP Pro Tools doesn’t work nearly as well as it does on the Mac. It’s absolutely a good choice for Mac users, but you should avoid it if you are on the PC.rnrnSo what’s left for PC users? Steinberg’s Nuendo & Cubase along with Sony’s Acid and Cakewalk’s SONAR. Acid & SONAR are only to be used by Windows based computer but Steinberg’s Nuendo & Cubase are well suited for both Windows PCs and Macs.rnrnIf you are looking for the best audio quality you can get (and you’re willing to pay more for it) and you do not use MIDI very much then Nuendo is probably your best choice. It’s also the right choice for those working with audio for use with video and for those interested in working with surround sound.rnrnCubase & Sonar are great choices for those who use MIDI a lot. But you shouldn’t think that these programs are only for MIDI, they also work exceptionally well for recording and mixing audio.rnrnSony’s Acid is for loop based music like techno and hip hop. Really, I do not think it is a very good fit for most people. Unless you make loop based music, don’t choose Acid.rnrnMac users will probably end going with Pro Tools but Digital Performer & Logic are also great choices. I would recommend downloading the demo versions of each of these programs and seeing which one works for you. You may also need to choose Cubase or Nuendo. Remember that software also works well on PCs so it may make you more versatile in a way to learn those programs.rn


Music is a vital part of human life and helps the people in various manners. We are well aware that these music instruments and recording studios are quite expensive to maintain, and this is the reason that insurance agencies have taken an initiative in customizing policies for them.

For many of us Music is the medium through which we express our special moments besides it is the perfect means to show our emotions whether the moments are of joy or of sorrow. This is the reason Music as well as musicians have a special place in the life of populous of a social satire. As a result you will find that music is being played on any occasion whether it is sports, wedding get together or any other related social event.

When it comes to music, in gatherings of a type and size mostly the host throws a concert for the live show. But all time it is not possible. In such cases prerecorded is played. When it comes to recording of music of a type, (it can be instrumental, classical pop band all of us know that Music Studio is the right place for this purpose. The reason behind is that the Music Studio has a wide array of quality musical instruments in its premises that are used for the recording purpose. Cost wise these musical instruments as well as equipments are quite dear on the first place, and unexpectedly replacing them in case of damage or been stolen can be excessively expensive for most.

Sadly, due to the cost, these days theft of equipments as well as instruments related to musical is quite common. These cases (theft) especially occur for high quality guitars as well as expensive sound equipment. We are well aware that musical instruments and sound equipments mean a lot to these Music studio owners, as they play a vital role in running entire business of recording. Here comes the role of Insurance where a tailor made plan is generated in accordance to the requirement of the studio owner. Insurance agencies through their experienced professionals develop Music Studio Insurance policies that can cover major chunk of musical instruments besides equipments in case any adverse situation

Gone are the days when people associated with Music equipments and instruments industry underestimated the importance of a customized insurance plans for their establishments. You will find each and all Music Studio in New York has taken an insurance plan that is particularly designed for it, so that they are financially protected against any loss and/or accident. Whenever any adverse incidence takes place, insurance provider offers the assurance as well as the peace of mind, that as an entrepreneur you are capable enough to manage your affairs at a minimum financial loss.

Insurance providers in this field tailor make policies in order to cover business specific needs of Music Studio owners. There are oodles of such insurance providers that can be found on World Wide Web Consortium through their website. You can contact them 24×7 as per your convenience. It is better to clear all the perspectives before putting a stamp on the deal.


So the new car smell is gone and it seems you are spending more on repair bills than you might on a car payment. Or maybe you are just in the mood for a change of pace, and a new car seems the place to start. Do a little research before you buy to get the best deal on the car of your dreams.

Credit Unions have long been known as the place to go when you are in the market for a new or used car. Today’s credit union pairs its long history of car financing with technological and bargaining tools that help consumers mostly all step of the way.

Of course, programs vary among credit union, but generally your credit union makes the old get out the paper and go through the ads routine a thing of the past.

If you are in the market for a new or used car try your credit union’s car locator service. Simply call your representative and give information about the car of your dreams (Kiplinger’s Buyers Guide to New Cars & Trucks provides extensive information and articles, and can help narrow your choices). Include such preferences as color, make, model, seat types (i. e. leather, cloth, vinyl), and let your credit union do the rest. Backed by the power of reputation and volume, your credit union negotiates the best prices with local dealers and sometimes even surrounding states.

With a pre-approved car loan your credit union may even be able to arrange for delivery of your car to their location where you can close the deal and drive home. This convenient service eliminates the hassle, confusion and stress of approaching a local car dealer directly.

If you would like a more hands on approach, many credit unions also offer an onsite database program, which allows you to conduct your own search. An added bonus, the database even has information about the price paid by the dealer for the car you are considering. This can be important information for negotiating the best price.

Stop in to check out the database or other information sources such as bulletin board listings from other members and notebooks compiled by staff.

For additional options, combine credit union services with the Internet. Check out sites such as Edmunds. com and Carprices. com to learn about retail prices or Autobytel. com and CarsDirect. com for haggle-free pricing and buying.

No matter which options you choose your credit union may be just the place to find the best deal at the best value.

Thanks to technological innovations, including professional recording software more artists are creating home recording studios, and even laptop studios. This article will provide tips and ideas to help you create the perfect home based studio for you and your music, based on your budget and needs.

Before you begin, consider whether you plan to record all of the songs and or musicians and instruments associated with a project all at once, or individually. You should also factor your familiarity with computers and recording software in general into the equation.

If you arent as familiar with recording software tools as you would often be, the good news is that most music recording software offers simplified versions of their full software programs, that can be upgraded to full versions later, once youve mastered the basics. These programs provide a good introduction to the fundamentals of recording software.

If you are going to build a studio, keep in mind that software studios are much more space saving than hardware studios, but if space is not an issue, then a traditional hardware studio may be your best option.

A mobile laptop studio is always a good option for the truly pressed for space, since this offers you the greatest flexibility, and most laptops are more than capable of running recording and mixing software and programs. This means that your recording studio can go with you, and you will never leave home without it.

You can also create a combination hardware and software studio, but in any case, the most basic studio should include a computer with a sound card, a microphone and a mixer, a stereo or powered speakers, and an optional midi keyboard.

Buy the best equipment that you can afford now, and keep in mind that you can always upgrade later, but that in the long run, purchasing the cheapest equipment may actually end up costing you more, since more upgrades will be required.

Creating your own recording studio will save you time and money, since it will eliminate the need to rent studio time, and, especially in the case of a mobile laptop studio, will give you greater freedom and ease when it comes to your recording projects.

Whether you have unlimited space and a large budget, or very limited space and an equally limited budget, thanks to recording software programs and advances in recording and mixing technology it is possible to have your own home, or mobile recording studio.


Cubase is the most widely-used sequencing program in the world with well over one million registered users. Designed for professionals from the ground up, Cubase converges extraordinary sound quality, intuitive handling and a vast range of highly advanced audio and MIDI tools for composition, recording, editing and mixing.

The first version of Cubase appeared in 1989 for the Atari ST computer although the programmer, Charlie Steinberg who gave his name to the company, had been creating sequencers for the Commodore 64 and Atari since the early 80s.

The release of Cubase in 1993 on the Atari Falcon was a breakthrough in DSP software technology as realtime manipulation of audio was possible without the assistance of additional processor cards, as was the case with the more costly Pro Tools and other similar systems. Cubase also sports a well-designed and fully functional midi and score editor, which seems to come as an afterthought in many sequencers even Pro Tools. If you want to record and tweak the sound with Cubase’s native reverbs, eq and dynamics, all of the tools of the trade are there and much more improved from a graphic user interface standpoint.

Now owned by Yamaha, Steinberg is greatly benefiting from the music giants ownership. After all Yamaha is the largest musical instruments manufacturer in the world.

Designed for professionals from the ground up, Cubase 4 sets a new standard for integrated music production software by combining powerful audio and MIDI recording, synthesis, editing, mixing and effects. The brand new VST3 effect plug-in set and new first-class VST instruments are only the beginning. There are also new VST instruments, including three outstanding new synthesizers (Prologue, Spector and Mystic as well as HALion One sample player with hundreds of new instruments based on Yamaha Motif waveform), and the new Instrument Track class accelerates handling of VST Instruments and combines MIDI and plug-in automation within the same track.

Tailored for composers, musicians and project studios as well as students and educators, Cubase Studio 4 still offers professional music production technology thanks to a high-quality set of essential tools, but at a lower price point than Cubase 4.

Customers who purchase Cubase 4 will find additional advanced features required for the final production phases including surround support, full Control Room functionality and specialised plug-ins and tools for creating a final mixdown.

These music tools will allow you to write tunes in a way that more directly relates to musical notation. But the input may instead be one of the time value reporters included in the Music Tools. Pro Tools MP3 OptionBy including the Pro Tools MP3 Option, the Music Production Toolkit makes it easy to listen to a new mix on a portable device or quickly share it with other band members without having to use a separate application. We all need the proper tools to create music, and by “tools” I don’t mean acertain brand of instrument or amplifier, but rather the music we hear inside.

In Summary Cubase in my opinion at least is the Dewalt Power tool of the production world. Powerful and Reliable.