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A Review Native Instruments’ Alicia’s Keys Virtual Piano

A Review Native Instruments’ Alicia’s Keys Virtual Piano

A new music software is about to take the entire computer audio and music software by storm, striking the perfect balance between soul and R&B.

Developed hand in hand with Grammy-winning artist Alicia Keys, Native Instruments’ Alicia’s Keys Virtual Piano software brings Alicia Keys’ very own music within reach. This software recreates Keys’ signature Yamaha C3 Neo grand piano. The entire project is a product of a close craftsmanship between the renowned keyboard software developer Thomas Scarbee and Alicia Keys herself. Native Instruments was able to capture that distinct Alicia Keys sound, after two full years of hard work!

Using nothing but the best vintage microphones and high-end outboard studio gear, this new sampled grand is not your everyday instrument. It has a number of strong features and a great tone, at a modest price.

This new music software utilizes 17GB of high resolution samples paired with 12 discrete velocity layers per note. It uses sophisticated emulation of crucial sonic aspects such as key release, pedal sustain functionality as well as sympathetic resonance.

Alicia’s Keys user interface also provides complete control over the sound in order to further adjust it to the particular musical preference and personal playing style of the user. And to make things even better, it also includes a studio-quality convolution reverb that allows a number of authentic room ambiances ranging from a small piano chamber to a large stage or concert hall.

The actual piano of Alicia Keys is a Yamaha C3, a part of the limited edition Neo cabinetry. It is a six-foot grand, which means that its low register is less full and deep than on a nine-foot concert grand. Yamaha pianos are widely respected for their bright, in-your-face sound, and that the same characteristic is preserved in this music software.

You will be very impressed with the realistic features of Alicia’s Keys. The velocity response makes it extremely playable even when you are not as good as Alicia Keys and every range of the keyboard responds well just as it should.

Aside from its built-in convolution reverb, it also has a standard DSP reverb that gives you more options if you are running on a slower computer. However, even without the reverb, the piano’s natural ambiance is beautiful. Probably because of its meticulous tuning – each unison has exactly the right amount of microscopic tuning, making the tone of the choruses almost perfect, just like on a real piano.

Alicia’s Keys is ideal for a pop ballad sound, richer and more up-front than the Yamaha C7 or the German Steinway. It is by far the most inviting to play and the most flexible to use among all other piano samples and virtual pianos.

Make music out of sheer inspiration. Evoke deep emotions with every note. Get Native Instrument’s Alicia’s Keys Virtual Piano* today!

Laparoscopic Surgical Instruments Explained

Laparoscopic Surgical Instruments Explained

placing the Trocar in its correct place is one of the most crucial procedures of laparoscopic surgery for your medical instruments. Many crutial issues have been reported as a result of incorrect placement of laparoscopic instruments. You need to make positively sure that you are placing the trocar correctly.

Their is so many different types of trocars on the marketplace, some of the most simple to use are the trocars with the safety mechanisms with robust blades. While simple handling is the same for most trocars, Its important to understand all the different functions of the different types.

Approaching laparoscopy, When pushing to see if the space can be entered you should view the area through another trocar to be positive that the space can be entered safely. Make sure the patient is free from abdominal wall vessels, darkened the room and view the area under transmitted light. Hold the trocar perpendicular to the abdominal wall. To prevent accidentally going in to deep, stretch your finger along the length of the trocar while at the same time using your other hand for support. twist and trun the trocar, while maintaining even force until the tip passes through the wall. When using your medical equipment try not to press to rough. Hard pressure may shrink the internal space, increasing the risk of hitting an organ and causing damage. When the tip of the trocar is inside the space try and swing it into a direction of open space and push further to avoid unnecessary injury. Locking the safety mechanism will help reduce risk. Some trocars do not have a lock mechanism on the safety. Make sure your really careful when inserting this device. A malacar trocar is the best for this operation. It keeps itself secure during the procedure.

Chaotic Melody Hip Hop Beats R&b And Rap Instrumentals All Genres

Chaotic Melody Hip Hop Beats R&b And Rap Instrumentals All Genres

Chaotic Melody offers a service to artists, record executives, atc. who are looking for radio ready top quality beat and instrumental music online. Chaotic Melody is the #1 beat website to buy all of your Rap beats and Hip hop instrumentals. We also provide all genres in the form of R&B, Pop, Dance, Reggae, Rock, Dirty South, East Coast, West Coast, Underground, Jazz, Country, Pop Rock, Electro, Techno, Trap, Ballads, Film scores, etc.

There are three kinds of beats and instrumentals you can choose, Standard Lease, Premium lease, and Exclusive rights For the Standard, The downloadable MP3 audio file (320 kbps) quality. For the premium lease, The downloadable high quality WAV audio files (24 bit, 44.1 kHz). And with Exclusive rights you will recieve the stemmed out audio files. It is up to the customer to choose which type of music that he or she wants to receive. Exclusive rights gives you the best opportunity to alter the track to you.

When you have selected which beats you would like to buy from the Chaotic Melody Beat player, you then simply click the buy button and proceed onto the quick and easy pay pal checkout. At the pay pal checkout page you can either enter in your pay pal email address or you can simply pay with your credit card. Chaotic Melody does not accept cash or check, either pay pal or credit card are the best options for buying beats and instrumentals.

Any song that is made with a Chaotic Melody instrumental can be sold and distributed world wide and royalty free. Chaotic Melody still retains the rights and but the buyer who makes the song also retains rights as long as they give producer credit in the final project. All beats sold are professional quality.

When you order instrumentals from Chaotic Melody, the copyright for that instrumental still belongs to Chaotic Melody. However, the copyright for the track or multimedia that you make with that instrumental, your lyrics combined with that instrumental, belongs to you. And, with the rights granted by the Chaotic Melody license agreement, you are allowed to sell, distribute, perform and broadcast that finished track, keeping all of the publishing and mechanical royalties.

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An Overview of Medical Instruments Part 1

An Overview of Medical Instruments Part 1

This editorial is about the Twenty-One different types of medical instruments. HNM Medical publishes editorial describing in detail about surgical procedures and medical instruments such as dilator, pessary, forceps and other medical tools.

Medical Instrument: #3 Knife Handle Alias: Scalpel Used for: This handle will hold the blade in position. Detail Info: Mainly for the 15, 11, 10 knife blades.

Medical Instrument: #7 Knife Handle Used for: For attaching knife blade. Detail Info: Can be used with a blade 15.

Medical Instrument: 10 Blade Alias: Skin Blade Used for: For making skin cuts. Detail Info: Attaches to a #3 Handle.

Medical Instrument: 15 Blade Used for: A blade that has various functions Detail Info: Mainly for #7 or #3.

Medical Instrument: 11 Blade Used for: To cut Detail Info: Is mainly used to cut laparoscopic trocars with surgical instrument sets.

Medical Instrument: Neuro-Spine Surgery Alias: The hockey stick Used for: Dissection

Medical Instrument: Adenoid Curette Used for: Curetting Detail Info: Used during the process of andenoid-ectomies.

Medical Instrument: Alexander Periosteotome Used for: Dissection Detail Info: Mainly found during the chest vascular sets

Medical Instrument: Angled Debakey Used for: To grab Detail Info: Used for a tonsillectomy.

Medical Instrument: AP Suction Alias: Used for suction of the tonsils Used for: Suction

Medical Instrument: Babcock Used for: Grasping Detail Info: For Grasping soft tissue, lymph nodes and bowel tissue.

Medical Instrument: Beaver Blade Handle Used for: Cutting Detail Info: Typically for small orthopedic surgeries such as hand & foot surgery.

Medical Instrument: Rib Shear Used for: Cutting Detail Info: Large bone cutting shear

Medical Instrument: Electrocautery Pencil Alias: Bovie Used for: coagulation Detail Info: In order for it to do its job which is cutting and coagulation of the tissue. It needs to plug into and (ESU) electro surgical unit. The patient will have to have a grounding pad in order for it to work.

Medical Instrument: Breast Template Alias: Cookie Cutter Used for: A template Detail Info: Used for the restoration of nipples during breast procedure.

Medical Instrument: Brun Currette Used for: Curretting bone Detail Info: Available with many cup sizes and varying degrees of angle for the head.

Medical Instrument: Finochietto Used for: To retract Detail Info: Mostly for thoracic surgery, used to spread and retract the rib cage.

Medical Instrument: Sayer Elevator Alias: Butter Knife Used for: Breaking septal or nasal bone.

Medical Instrument: Carmault Used for: Clamp Detail Info: The same size as a peon and larger to the Kelly, it clamps the bowel with its carmault.

Medical Instrument: Cartilage Block Used for: Cutting surface. Detail Info: During the process of rhinoplasty surgery, the cartilage block is used for preparation of the grafts.

Medical Instrument: Cartilage Crusher Used for: To crush Detail Info: During nose surgeries to crush the cartilage for re-implantation.

A “Medical Instruments Part 1” editorial is by Mike Q.

Avail the best instruments through clearance mobile deals

Avail the best instruments through clearance mobile deals

Mobile is an instrument which allows the user to have an effective conversation irrespective of the destination the sender and receiver resides. Therefore most of the instruments which have all the latest in – built applications are tagged high. There have been many instances when the companies have not been able to create a sufficient demand for their handsets in the market. In this situation these companies come up with clearance mobile deals which allow the user to buy an expensive handset at a reasonable price.

The handsets purchased through these deals are popularly known as clearance mobile phones. All these phones are very well equipped with advanced applications, inclusion of which may allow the user to have an access to camera, music player, radio, themes, Java and call records. Other than these characteristics it also allows the user to witness various features like pocket profiles, display sensors, themes, Wi-Fi and 3 G network. The implementation of all these latest folders can easily be made without any disturbance from an external source.

Although, these phones are purchased at a reduced price but still no quality issues have came into force till date. This situation is not only with one brand but almost all of them who have introduced clearance mobile deals in the recent past. These phones have not only proved to be beneficial to the users but has also made many companies over come huge loses.

Other than all the highly used and basic applications, these phones have also offer browser, which allows the user to have to send and receive e-mails. Along with many local dealers in the market, what makes the purchase of these phones easy is the facility to buy them online.

There are many websites which exclusively entitle the audiences to buy clearance mobile broadband deals by just browsing some options on the computer. Through this medium the user is allowed to have an access to have a wide knowledge about all the latest features and draw comparisons between various deals offered online. All the top brands have started coming up these instruments because it facilitates them to receive an acceptance in the competitive mobile market.

Musical Instrument Digital Interface – The Midi Trinity

Musical Instrument Digital Interface – The Midi Trinity

Officially, MIDI stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface, and it was invented in 1982. These days, it refers to three components:

1. A physical connector between electronic instruments and between electronic instruments and a MIDI controller, usually a keyboard. The connector takes the form of MIDI IN and MIDI OUT jacks form which MIDI cables can bet plugged into any electronic instruments (and you’d be surprised at how much music hardware out there today is MIDI-capable almost every detachable keyboard is!)

2. A message format this message format is the heart of MIDI. This format is made up not of the sounds themselves, but simply the commands that are issued by the MIDI keyboard to the electronic instruments telling them how to play a given song (play the violin turn down the volume to XX, adjust the pitch to YY, etc.)

With the above two components, a musician was able to control a string of musical instruments from a single keyboard, giving him a one-man band effect.

3. A storage format in other words, MIDI files. This latecomer of the MIDI trinity was what really did the trick because it allowed musicians to record their creations and tweak them on many different parameters until they got it sounding just they way they wanted it. Without this, MIDI songs could not be played back, because since MIDI commands include only the instructions to the instrument on how to play the song and not the actual music itself, they cannot be recorded in audio format. Now MIDI files can be recorded, emailed, or even downloaded from the Internet.

A MIDI studio can now be produced in two ways via hardware or software. The hardware version involves connecting a keyboard (using MIDI cables) to the MIDI jack of an electronic instrument and then stringing together up to 16 of these instruments in a daisy chain by way of their MIDI IN and MIDI OUT jacks. The software version keeps the MIDI keyboard (or other MIDI controller such as a MIDI guitar, etc.), while the instruments appear in virtual form on a computer screen (various software programs such as Reason, Logic, and Cubase can do this).

Varnishing the Body of a Stringed Instrument

Varnishing the Body of a Stringed Instrument

Written by S. Van Dyck

A good violin, viola or cello varnish can play an important role in perfecting the sound quality of an instrument. The varnish applied by Stradivari to his violins is still believed by many to be the secret the their phenomenal sound. Whether oil or alcohol-based, violinmakers prize their varnish recipes as one of the most important elements of the violinmaking process.

Before applying any coatings to the instrument, the white wood can be given a tan by exposure to sunlight for a period of several days to several weeks. Aging the wood brings out the color and visual character of the wood through oxidation and ultraviolet light.

When the wood has received the desired look, the next stage is applying a -ground- coating. A violinmaker may prefer to apply a primer or sealer first. While also darkening and deepening the wood’s visual depth, the ground coating strengthens and protects the instrument even after the varnish has worn off. Many recipes for the ground coat exist and typically this is a tightly held secret.

Next, the instrument is ready to be varnished. Many recipes exist; most consist of sun-thickened oils such as linseed, lavender or walnut oil combined with oxidized resins such as amber, dammar, balsam and shellac. Alcohol can also be used as a part of or in addition to an oil base. The mixture is left to sit for up to a week, being stirred a few times a day until the lac no longer sits at the top. The mixture is then boiled, cooled and boiled again, then filtered for impurities.

Adding color to the varnish mixture can help to bring out darker, richer tones, if the varnish mixture is too light. Coloring agents, or -lakes,- include turmeric and saffron for a yellow tone. Sandalwood and pernambucco bring out a redder tone. The varnish is then applied in many coats depending upon the thickness and consistency of the varnish. The varnish is allowed to dry in the sun between coats. Touch ups can be added if there are areas needing additional coating. The instrument can then be lightly polished using a soft cloth with alcohol and mineral oil and or polished out using pumice powders.

How To Promote Instrumental Music Online

How To Promote Instrumental Music Online

Instrumental music composers generally face hard time in promoting their creations as compared to the album that is combined with vocalists and lyrics. This is because some people feel bored with listening to rhythms alone without any lyrics. But, it cannot be said that there is no market for instrumental rhythms. There are also some group of people, who wish to listen to the soothing rhythms produced by instruments as compared to the voice of people. In the current internet driven world, the best thing is that instrument artists can find a wide range of opportunities to market their creations and they can take their creation to a larger group of audience through this media. To take the benefit of the internet as an instrument player, the first thing you should do is to have a website of your own. You can post your creations in this website and can attract your friends to tell their comments on the different pieces created by you. This will provide you with the opportunity to make some changes if any needed for making your productions known to a wider range of audience by bringing about popularity to your portal with the help of techniques like search engine optimization.

Also, another great opportunity available to you to promote your instrumental music is to find the portals dealing with rhythms under different genres. These websites not only offer the opportunity to purchase beats, but they also offer some free beats for the visitors. Not only visitors, but also musicians like you can be benefited from these portals. Yes, they have a separate section for producers, who are at liberty to post their creations. When you can post your sample creations in these portals, there are chances that not only your friends, but also other music lovers can listen. When you can create quality rhythms there are great chances that you can attract more and more listeners to your creation. This is another method that has proven to be beneficial for many newbie creators.

Not only instrumental musicians, but also musicians belonging to other genres like hip hop beats can follow different techniques for popularizing their makings among the general public. The more their creations are heard, more are the chances of their popularity. Of course, every musicians will be looking for some level of popularity and this is highly essential for getting the right kind of motivation needed. So, take steps to popularize your hip hop beats and catch the mind of music lovers.

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Why You Need To Calibrate Your Instrument

Why You Need To Calibrate Your Instrument

Calibration services are attaining a lot of value in today’s circumstance where by all things are most likely to be precise and even perfect. An error particularly in manufacturing procedure is considered adverse for the business as it will result in delay in production and even time is money for most people.

Instrument calibration services helps to check issues in calibrating equipments. Even most superior and even sophisticated measuring equipments are prone to give wrong readings at times. Hence how to find out in case the reading they are giving is accurate or not? Instrument calibration is a process that helps to find out if your measuring instruments for instance temperature calculating equipments, pressure gauge measuring equipment, or just instruments that measures torque is giving you accurate reading. In this method, readings shown by a tool is compared to the reading provided by a recognized standard, that’s around significantly even more genuine that the equipment for which the calibration procedure is being performed. Highly skilled professionals perform instrument calibration services these days using advanced scientific gadgets. They help to identify inaccuracy in the system and even let companies run their manufacturing processes smoothly and even efficiently.

Pressure gauge calibration services

For instance temperature, pressure is one of the major parameter in industrial procedures. Inaccuracy in pressure computing equipment can reduce the efficiency of a method, specially when it’s a sensitive one. So, this can be very crucial to take help of professional pressure gauge calibration services that will help to check faults in the measuring equipment. Reputed instrument calibration service providers such as RS Calibration offer to calibrate various types of instruments just like manometers, gauges, pressure controllers, vacuum gauges, transmitters and even transducers. Moreover, they give pressure gauge calibration services for various types of models including Cole-Palmer, Millipore, NOSHOK, McDaniel Controls, Omega, Anderson and even Ashcroft.

Torque wrench calibration services

Torque wrench is important equipment which helps workmen and even engineers to learn how much static torque is being applied to a nut, bolt or fastener. For industries you must assure torque wrench is providing perfect reading so that correct amount of pressure is applied to the nuts and bolts. If lesser torque is applied, it might result in under tightening resulting in inadequate thread loading while a lot more than required torque could lead to over tightening causing extensive and even irreversible stretching of nuts or bolts. By taking help of torque wrench calibration services regularly, companies can assure accuracy in their torque wrench reading and even ensure proper tightening of nuts or bolts.

Companies that are ISO 9001:9002 certified are particularly required to consider help of instrument calibration services to calibrate their torque wrench, pressure gauge and even other calibrating equipment to assure efficiency in the production processes.