There seems to be two schools of thought when it comes to securing wedding rings. Here are any thoughts on those two different approaches, including any advantages and disadvantages of each scenario.

In many instances, the happy couple will go together to pick out their wedding bands. The idea is to allow both parties the chance to discuss what they both like, what they dislike and to make sure both the bride and groom are happy with the selections. This is an excellent way to go if the couple wishes to select rings that are similar in design. They can look at the selection of matching bands and decide how plain or ornate they need them to be. Also, they can take care of sizing the rings on the spot, so there is no chance of having trouble slipping on the rings during the ceremony. Often, this is also a practical buy for the new couple as well, since matching sets of bands usually cost less than buying the rings separately. Of course, this also may not be the ideal approach for couples that love spontaneity and need to wait until the wedding day to view the ring selected by their future spouse.

A bride and groom can select to pick out their own rings separately. When neither party considers it necessary for the rings to be masculine and feminine versions of the same ring, this can work out very well. If the bride prefers a petite white gold band, she may have her heart’s desire. The groom, preferring a heavy plain gold band, can also make sure it feels and looks right on his hand. When picking out and purchasing your own rings may be very practical, it lacks much in the way of romance. At the same time, it does not allow your future spouse to learn a little more about what you like and dislike. For this reason, many couples select to go together, even if they are not going for matching wedding rings.

In the end, each couple can decide what’s the ideal way to obtain wedding rings for their ceremony. Depending on personalities and preferences, either approach will work. As long as personal preferences and a willing to please one another prevails, the then chances for luck are good with any of the procedures outline above. The most important thing is that the couple honors what’s important to one another and the rings will then have a true significance.


Recording on your home computer has never been easier to do than it is today. With the speed of the modern day computer you can do any pretty neat things with your recordings. Modern technology will take you a long way toward success but you still need to understand what is going on if you want to have a great recording. It does not take all that much computer recording studio equipment to have a nice little setup.

To record on your computer you will need a few essential items. You must start out with a powerful computer that has a pretty decent soundcard. The next step is to go shopping for the software you need to actually get the sound inside your computer. You will find a decent set of headphones handy to have around and the most important thing you need is a good microphone. This article will take a look at these items and how they relate to home recording on a computer.

You cannot do much computer recording without a computer. Almost any modern day system will get the job done. The faster CPU and the more memory you have the better. Several people often build a special computer just for recording purposes. This may be overkill if you only want to record one or two tracks at a time. Next you need to add a good soundcard or audio interface to your system.

There are many choices you can make when picking out a soundcard or external audio interface. You do not have to spend a lot of money to get a decent sound but usually the more expensive brands have any features that you may need. It is wise to search the Internet and forums to see what people are saying about the different soundcards before spending your hard earned money.

You will need to get any recording software to add to your computer recording studio equipment. There are many brands to choose from the free Audacity to programs costing a lot of money. If your recording needs are simple you can probably get by with one of the cheaper packages. On the other hand if you want to record a band you will probably need to spend a few more bucks on one of the more expensive software programs.

Add a microphone to this must have equipment list and you will almost be done. Get the best mike you can afford as the quality of this piece of equipment has much to do with the final sound of your project.

The last thing you will need to complete a basic set up is a set of headphones so you can hear what is being recording. Get a decent set but you can get by okay with a simple pair of headphones.

As you can see you do not have to spend a lot of money on computer recording studio equipment to get started recording on your home computer. Take your time and choose your equipment carefully and you will not have to go this again in 6 months when you have figured out that the cheap stuff you bought just is not getting the job done.


The most notorious of all live music entertainment is, of course, Woodstock. There have been other live music entertainment venues that were held with not quite so many attendees but with the same sort of peaceful theme and atmosphere as the Woodstock festival such as the Monterey Pop festival which was held two years prior to Woodstock. There are some similarities between both Woodstock and other entertainment venues. Live music entertainment is a great way for people to come together with a common interest because they provide an outlet for hippies and people of all ages.

The Monterey music festival was held in 1967 at the Monterey Fairground in California. Over two hundred thousand guests attended the event. The Monterey music festival featured big hits like the Mamas and Papas, Country Joe and the Fish, and Jefferson Airplane just to name a few. Only one performer was paid to perform and the proceeds from the live music entertainment were donated to charity. The Monterey music festival was a ground breaking phenomenon that may have given birth to other gatherings. But sadly, here was no second annual Monterey Pop experience

The Woodstock music festival held in Bethel, NY is one of the more famous venues that have occurred in America. Woodstock promoted peace, love, and happiness with 3 days of music on a 600 acre track of dairy farm land. Originally the live music entertainment was going to have ticket booths to charge admission for the concert, but they did not get put up in time before people started their pilgrimage to the event. Over five hundred thousand people attended with only two deaths occurring and 2 births occurring as well. Many bands performed such as, The Band, CCR, Grateful Dead, Canned Heat, Melanie, Santana, and The Who. The 600 acre farm took five days to clean up but many people stayed to clean up after the festival.

In recent years there have been several reunions of the Woodstock festival. In 1994 there was a huge Woodstock reunion called Woodstock 94. It was the twenty-fifth anniversary of the original Woodstock festival and their logo stated it was 2 more days of peace and love. Many bands performed including Metallica, Nine Inch Nails, and Live. There were only seven bands that performed at both the original Woodstock festival and the Woodstock 1994 reunion. A few of those bands were Santana, The Band, and Joe Cocker. Woodstock 1994 was later dubbed Mudstock due to a massive rainstorm during the concert. Like the original Woodstock, people helped others by giving food and sharing.


They are the sign of eternal love and their endless circle symbolizes a never-ending bond. Wedding bands are most mainly made with precious metals, including gold or silver. Wedding bands are worn on the ring finger of the left had because, as rumor has it, the left hand is closer to the heart.

Although a plain yellow gold band is the most popular, wedding bands are designed in a variety of various gold colors and designs. Some feature diamonds while others are done in solid white or rose gold. For the newlyweds on a budget, or for those who simply do not need to spend a fortune on jewelry, sterling silver wedding bands may be the economical choice.

So, just what is the difference between gold and sterling silver if they are both precious metals? Gold is a metal that is designed to last a lifetime with very little maintenance and never tarnishes. Sterling silver, also classified as a precious metal, is also designed to last but will require frequent polishing in order to maintain it is shine. Sterling silver is much more affordable than gold, but is so because of the regular maintenance required. If left unpolished, sterling silver will lose it is luster when exposed to light or the open air for lengthy periods.

When selecting wedding bands, it is very important that both the bride and groom be fitted to make certain the proper ring size. It is also important to note that various ring types may fit differently depending upon the band width. Wedding bands that are slim in their design will fit more true to size than one with a thicker width. Rings that are wide or especially thick will fit more snugly and often requires that the wearer move up to the next size.

During a customary American wedding ceremony, wedding bands are exchanged immediately following the wedding vows. It is expected that the groom place the wedding band on the ring finger of the bride and the bride does the same for the groom.

A final thought to consider when selecting wedding bands is to make sure that it is a design that both the bride and groom are happy with because these rings will be with them for many years to come. If the couple does their research, wedding bands can be found at a very affordable price. Jewelry store sales, world wide web specialty shops and online auctions are just a few of the ways that the newlywed couple can find a terrific deal on wedding bands and use the money that they saved to help plan the perfect honeymoon.


When it comes to music producers, Larry Levan and Frankie Knuckles – known as the godfathers of House music – brought about a near-revolution into the world of Dance music. Over the years, the music they evolved has grown and newer themes have formed and spawned new genres in music. It brought hope for many enthusiasts who always wanted to create a little Dance music for fun and more so for those professionally inclined.

Are you among the enthusiasts that who would like to be a music producer? These days, it’s incredibly easy to get into producing Dance music in your own home and it is not all that expensive.

It’s pretty simple!

These days, the entire Dance music evolution is packed into one incredible piece of software. All you have to do to learn how to make music like a pro is install a good piece of music production software, or DAW (digital audio workstation), on your home computer or laptop.

With the help of a good music program, getting started with making Dance music is surely a great deal easier than jumping in at the deep end – probably a lot easier than you may have ever imagined it. You do not need to know much about music theory and you do not have to be a technical expert. All you need is a home computer and a passion for dance music to create a good dance track.

To become a professional Dance music producer you need to identify what type of music you would like to specialise in. This should be the style you are most passionate about and need to get to grips with. You could choose from drum-n-bass, synth-pop, electropop, electronica, house, trance, electro… the list goes on. With a little research, you will find a host of options you could experhyment with and you can take inspiration from other artists, both new and old, as well as growing trends to hone in on your style and work out what makes a good Dance production, in terms of arrangement, mood and instrumentation.

The opportunities

As a dance music producer, you can either write your own music and market it or collaborate with other artists in remixing. You could also work as freelance music producer. Another option is to write music for media and jingles for advertising agencies.

One can expect a decent salary as a dance music producer though it is difficult to find such jobs. There are, however, many an opportunity for freelancers and there are limitless returns if you are willing to put in a bit of hard work to establish yourself as a music producer.

What it takes?

With some dedicated work and good music sense, it is possible to create some excellent sounding tracks sitting right in your house and with the help of minimal instruments. To be able to reach a stature whereby you can deliver a decent track and quality sounding mix of a professional level, you need to invest some time and some concentrated effort. As the quality of work improves, you need to start looking into the marketing aspects of your career. This can be done through researching promotional websites, playing at parties and other gatherings, press releases, etc. and may even entail hiring a marketing company to get your name out there.

First Step – Take a crash course!

There are a number of dance music tutorials are available, which will help you initially to get going. Listening to music of popular artists that interests you will also help. The top favorites include the likes of Deep Dish, Ferry Corsten, Armin van Buuren etc.

Be inspired!

DJ Jack Smooth is an example of a successful dance music producer. He was working as a DJ of a pirate station when he got addicted to house music. He got himself a set of decks and started to work. After getting into music production, by the time he was 23 years old he had put out over 250 records.

Jack Smooth’s music stands out because he makes his own music rather than remixing other peoples music. This should be an inspiration for anyone who dreams of making it big in the field of dance music production.


Thankfully enhancing your site with sound does not have to be such a big production anymore. You don’t need to buy a Mac or hire an engineer any more to get quality sound for your website. You can go to sites like WavePad, Audacity or Joosher to create your own soundtrack.

These sites can offer you simple yet powerful multi-track studio. With them you can create and record music, podcasts and more, all from an integrated simple environment. You can also create an audio introduction to your website (which is a real trend among multi level marketers selling informational products,) All of them provide a complete application for recording, editing, mixing and exporting audio, and has been specifically designed with user friendliness

The developers have made this free download incredibly simple to use. It consists of splitting and trimming tools that can help refine the sound of your audio as well as an online mixing board. You can use it to do things like clean up any type of audio including radio programs, phone conversations and interviews.

Another bonus is that you can edit a live podcast or videotaped seminar for pay per view broadcast on your site or so that you can sell it as an MP3.

The only situation in which it would be a bad idea to add audio to your software would be if it somehow sabotaged the speed with which your site can be downloaded. Studies have shown that people will not wait around for a site with audio to kick in and that they will start surfing elsewhere instead.


When a business is in startup mode, mostly the entrepreneur looks for ways to cut costs while obtaining all of the necessary objectives to run their business.

In the case of a voice talent, building a home recording studio is paramount to their success and fundamental to conducting business on a daily basis.

That being said, a voice talent entrepreneur’s highest expense when getting started is the equipment to build their home recording studio. Ideally, a professional-grade home recording studio comprises of a computer, recording and editing software, a professional microphone, a microphone stand, head phones, mixing board, speakers (to hear the balance of your mix with), and a proper room to record in. This recording studio, or room, may be a full-out sound booth or a spare bedroom depending on the resources available to the voice talent.

To give us an idea of what’s out there, professional recording studios are worth tens of thousands of dollars. The most expensive recording studios cost well over 1 million dollars to construct.

On average, a professional-grade home recording studio costs in the neighborhood of $10,000 to $25,000. Smaller project studios or freelance voice talent home studios could range between $2,500 to $5,000, brand new.

Regardless of industry sector or creative background prior to the start of an imminent voice career, the purchase of a professional-grade home recording studio is the largest, most tangible investment that will be made in the life of a voice-over career.

The equipment, once purchased by the business owner, becomes a hard asset, and if need be, can be sold in order to raise funds to purchase newer, more efficient equipment in the future.

Keep in mind that these hard assets are also subject to depreciation. In Canada, computers and electronic equipment depreciate at 50% a year. That’s quite a hefty sum, meaning that a new piece of equipment could depreciate significantly in less than 3 years.

When someone is in the market to buy gently used recording studio equipment, the odds that they will be getting a great deal and equipment in good condition are most definitely in their favor. There are many places that buy and sell used equipment ranging from the local newspaper classifieds to online listings on eBay.

There is no shortage of second-hand equipment looking for a good home, that’s for certain, but how can you tell if the equipment is worth the asking price and if it will happily meet your needs?

First off, always be sure to seek out photographs of the object you are wanting in. If you are networking locally with someone, setup a meeting to evaluate the equipment in person, including a test-drive of what the piece can do for you and how it operates.

Check for scratches, dents, loose items, and quality. Brand names the likes of Shure, Neumann, and Digi002 are high-end whereas a microphone from an all-purpose electronics store in the mall may be less professional.

Ask where the item was purchased, how much it was purchased for, and when it was purchased. Knowing these variables will give you the leverage you need to decide whether the price for the equipment is fair or way off base. You can also request a copy of the original receipt.

Ask for original boxes, warranties, and user guides. This documentation will prove that you are purchasing from the original owner.

Some manufacturers offer “transfer of ownership” papers allowing you to benefit from free software and hardware upgrades or promotions in the future. The serial number would then be registered under the purchasers name, thus making you eligible to receive bonuses and free upgrades by virtue of your business dealings.

Your return on investment will be evident in good usage of your equipment. As long as you are learning how to use it, you will get something out of it.


Well answer any more questions… Do you like music? Do you find it convenient to download and store music on your computer/ipod(or other type of mp3 player)? Do you hate how long it takes to download music? Do you often make mixes? Do you find it difficult to keep your collection organized on your computer? Well… if you answer yes to several of these questions than you probably would find it worth your while to invest in any good music software.

Music software is software that makes downloading and listening to music much much easier. There are many services that may be offered by a software package but the basic service of music organization is always there. These programs are set up to evaluate the song(s) and automatically will organize them according to predetermined preferences. The organization is such that you can browse by category, artist, date downloaded, name of song, etc. It also will grant you to do a directory wide search keeping all of the titles on the tip of your finger for maximum enjoyment possibilities.

Other services that music software packages will often provide are links to good sources of online music and account info banks allowing you swift and simple access. Download accelerators are a common feature. Mix creation wizards are a cool and relatively new addition to the digital music world. This is in essence a tool that allows you to automatically create a mix using the entirety of your music collection and answers to questions that you provide it. For instance if you would often make a 70’s greatest hits compilation than you can order it up and it will happen automatically.

So where would I get music software? Well there are many ways. As usual there is a ton of sites that offer all manner of this popular product. You can also go to most personal stores/technology stores and find good products. My advice is to go online and look at a bunch of reviews and try to choose one that has the capabilities that fit you best. Be confident with whatever you purchase too because these are great little programs and they aren’t that expensive for the increased power over your music collection.

Internal effects even though they don’t have as good as quality as that of an external effects unit, still are usable. They save space and power. Most people feel that they merely need the interior effects. Effects are ordinarily based at the end of the majority of the synthesiser signal paths. They truly are not a form of subtractive music synthesis. You can get effects in two methods.

One being externally from an out-board form. This is a separate unit box like a mount or pedal. And then theres the type that’s built right into your synthesizer. Thats in models produced after the 1980s as prior to this time period the synthesizers had no built in effects.

The effects of unison come into play to make up for the not having enough oscillators. It multiplies the signal that the synthesiser is creating. Normally it would detune the signals against each other. The same way detuning oscillators is attained. Unison is also not actually apart of sound synthesis. Its a fixed alternative. A unison effect can be common numbers like two, 4, eight, and so on. This is for the signal multiplication. Clavia Nort Lead 3 is very creative in its unison effect. It holds one signal in center and pans out two signals each to the left and right of the field. This attains a stereo wide effect as they detune against one another.

To enhance and increase a synthesizers sound you will need the chorus effect. This’s a truly popular technique. Its much more complex sound modification process. Numerous individual claim that unison and chorus are exactly the same, or even alike as detuning oscillators. To support this claim is the fact that it can be shown in acoustics instruments like the guitar or piano. Anywhere where multiple strings are played at the similar pitch. On any other hand whenever they are simply more or less out of tune it creates a soft warming sound effect.

Chorusing within the signal chain of the synthesiser lends itself to standard interpretation. An LFO is used to produce the effect. When a signal is duplicated and mixed with multiple copies of itself and having the same pitch it produces an artificial effect.

This’s at a reasonable level, and is forever being swept by an LFO. If the delay based pitch sweeps are off-set from each other you could pan the delay effect with the stereo field. This implies the effect could be utilised in stereo. Being as the LFO control the effect, the feed back and depth of the effect it means they can be changed. The flanging effect applied the chorus effect, although it is an artificial effect.


Want to turn your home PC into a complete Recording studio to record, edit, and play back digital audio files, this article, describes how and what you need do it.

Do you possess a multimedia PC with a sound card and speaker? All you require is an inexpensive recording and editing software to your PC, with this you can produce high-quality, effective voice and music recordings. The basic prerequisite to get a level of recording are a PC, Quiet recording space, Microphone, Speakers and headphones, recording software.

Our aim is to record a clear, close voice track, so we need a Quiet recording space, which means keeping noise and the sound of the room out of the reach till the finished recording meets all our needs. Professional’s records in closet specially designed to keep noises out and make their voice sound good.

To get your voice or recordings into the computer, you need a microphone. Don’t relay on the dull one that you got with your computer. Choose high-quality, inexpensive Microphone that sounds far better. Microphones are available from music or audio equipment suppliers. There are microphones for the basic voice work. Choose the microphone that best suits for female voice and male voice.

Choosing of computer speakers tends to be given importance because it impacts on getting quality output of recording. Computer speakers are adequate for recording, editing, and finishing basic recordings, but empower some decent powered speakers to get better quality output.

The net result you get in recording apparently depends on the Recording software that is being used. Choose recording software equipped with all editing features such as with best bit rate, creating special effects adding music and/or sound effects and the software should present your recordings in the formats you desire. The music software that best suits for professionals as well as beginners are FlexiMusic’s FlexiMusic Wave Editor, a software for recording and editing.

Part 1: Getting Started
Fasten up your equipment by plugging your microphone into your sound card’s microphone. Be careful in this, since there are three plugs there, choose the one that Is written as Mic”. Now launch the software that controls the sound card’s recording source (for this you can use the Recording source” command in FlexiMusic Wave Editor). Then select your recording source (Mic) and adjust its volume at 100%.

Start your recording program (say FlexiMusic Wave Editor), choose stereo, bit rates of 16 bits, 44kHz of sampling rate and at CD-quality. Start the recording command. Adjust the volume so that Digital level meters shows 3/4th volume, if it exceeds it will sound horribly distorted.

To improve the sound of your recordings, get closer to the mic. The farther away you are from it, the more you pick up the room noise around you. Get closer and your voice is closer. Advantage of getting closer to microphone may bring out the lower frequencies in your voice and can make you sound more powerful. Obviously, locate your recording area away from noisy equipment. Some precautionary things that are to be taken care are, put a little distance between the mic and the noise source. Avoid salty foods immediately before your recording session. Have some water nearby and apply a little lip balm. These will keep your mouth and lips lubricated. When you’re ready to record, speak clearly and slowly. You can always tense up your recording while editing. If an error occurs go back to the nearest sentence start and continue on again.

Part 2: Editing the recordings
As haste makes waste”, don’t fix everything in one take. Record as many times as needed and assemble the best parts into the final recording. Calculate whether the recording done has everything that you desired. If not, don’t pamper, go back and re-record the bits you need, listen again, and repeat the process until you obtain the desired. You see a two-dimensional representation of the words as sound waveforms. You can hear the words as you play them. Cut, copy, paste is all the techniques you apply when editing sound.

Early to begin editing, make sure to turn off the mic, disconnect the headphones, and switch off speakers. Delete the unnecessary things that interrupt the output of the recording. Eliminate the junk and move further improving your performance. Never give up to until you get the best result of recording. Do carry out as many takes as needed, find the best takes out of it and build your final version from them.

Make sure of any changes you have done during editing. Analyze, if you can make it better. Check whether the volume is consistent? Are there any noises, background sounds, or other unwanted junk parts that which can be eliminated or reduce?

After editing the voice, to make it efficient better you can add music or sound effects to enhance the final version. You add the back ground effect using the same software FlexiMusic Wave Editor, open the music file in audio software, select, and copy it to the clipboard. If needed trim the music to match the length of your voice recording, then, place the cursor at the start of your voice recording, and select Edit > Paste Mix. Make sure that you can hear your voice recording clearly with the music playing in the background.

Now make the best use of your audio software’s to maximize the recording’s volume. Next, choose a format in which you want your recordings to be such as, Mp3, WMA, Snd, Raw, and Au. Select the recording which is in the waveform and save the file to the audio format of your choice. Using mp3 or WMA files is useful to save space on your hard drive while retaining reasonably good quality and for transmitting your work over the Internet.

Finally you have done! You can play back the file in FlexiMusic Wave Editor, or with any audio program, such as Windows Media Player or Winamp, and transliterate the recording.