The Ultimate Church Sound Operator's Handbook

Author: Bill Gibson

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781423419709

Category: Music

Page: 438

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Written to specifically address the concerns and needs of the sound person who serves ministries and churches, this comprehensive handbook blends the relational and technical aspects of church sound in a straightforward and easy-to-understand manner.

BetterPhoto Basics

The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Taking Photos Like the Pros

Author: Jim Miotke

Publisher: Amphoto

ISBN: 081740502X

Category: Photography

Page: 239

View: 4627

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Absolutely anyone can take better photos! If you can press a button, you can take great pictures. It's as simple as that. Jim Miotke shares tips and tricks to improve your photos right away, no matter what camera you're using. Learn to compose knockout shots, make the most of indoor and outdoor light, and photograph twenty popular subjects, from sunsets and flowers to a family portrait.

The Business of Audio Engineering

Author: Dave Hampton

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781423454007

Category: Music

Page: 205

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(Music Pro Guide Books & DVDs). For all the independent engineers diving headfirst into the real world. Once you have trained to become a professional audio engineer, you'll find it's a real jungle out there in the professional world. This book teaches you all you need to know about the professional life of the audio engineer, with business strategies presented by an award-winning top engineer. From attracting clients to keeping them, from hiring studios to working on your own, from dealing with problem artists, producers and labels to handling a crisis, keeping one from happening to getting paid what you're worth, author Dave Hampton has the advice you need to manage your audio engineering career like the business it truly should be.

Great Church Sound

A Guide for the Volunteer

Author: James Wasem

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780996642309

Category:

Page: 216

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In charge of your church's sound system? Good- now find out EXACTLY how to get better sound from your existing sound system without the complicated technical jargon. Whether you want to get rid of that annoying buzz in the speakers, troubleshoot your system, lead your team effectively, or just improve the sound of your next worship service, Great Church Sound is the only resource you'll need. This practical, actionable guide is ideal for volunteers with little to no experience running sound systems. This step-by-step guide to church sound shows you how to: > Get rid of dreaded feedback once and for all > Understand & use the mixing console to provide a better listening experience for your congregation > Get better sound from the Pastor's mic > Find "the sweet spot" with EQ > Minimize audio distractions & ear fatigue for your congregation > Make instruments & vocals sound clearer > Place microphones effectively > Troubleshoot your sound system > Get better results with the gear you already have The new release includes: - A sound system checklist to walk you through preparing for & conducting a soundcheck that sets you up for a successful service - A mixing guide to show you exactly what all those knobs do & how to use them - The 'Feedback-Killer Battle Plan' to immediately diminish feedback in your sound system - A free mobile app to help you practice your sound mixing and EQ skills

Hadoop: The Definitive Guide

Author: Tom White

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449338771

Category: Computers

Page: 688

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Ready to unlock the power of your data? With this comprehensive guide, you’ll learn how to build and maintain reliable, scalable, distributed systems with Apache Hadoop. This book is ideal for programmers looking to analyze datasets of any size, and for administrators who want to set up and run Hadoop clusters. You’ll find illuminating case studies that demonstrate how Hadoop is used to solve specific problems. This third edition covers recent changes to Hadoop, including material on the new MapReduce API, as well as MapReduce 2 and its more flexible execution model (YARN). Store large datasets with the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) Run distributed computations with MapReduce Use Hadoop’s data and I/O building blocks for compression, data integrity, serialization (including Avro), and persistence Discover common pitfalls and advanced features for writing real-world MapReduce programs Design, build, and administer a dedicated Hadoop cluster—or run Hadoop in the cloud Load data from relational databases into HDFS, using Sqoop Perform large-scale data processing with the Pig query language Analyze datasets with Hive, Hadoop’s data warehousing system Take advantage of HBase for structured and semi-structured data, and ZooKeeper for building distributed systems

Mixing Sound for Church

An Application Guide for the Audio Technician

Author: Gregg J. Boonstra

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781494886646

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 36

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A step by step guide for the everyday person serving as a technical volunteer mixing sound in their church. This is a fact filled guide that gives you the foundation you need to become a great audio engineer.

Fundamentals of Multimedia

Author: Ze-Nian Li,Mark S. Drew,Jiangchuan Liu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 331905290X

Category: Computers

Page: 727

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This textbook introduces the “Fundamentals of Multimedia”, addressing real issues commonly faced in the workplace. The essential concepts are explained in a practical way to enable students to apply their existing skills to address problems in multimedia. Fully revised and updated, this new edition now includes coverage of such topics as 3D TV, social networks, high-efficiency video compression and conferencing, wireless and mobile networks, and their attendant technologies. Features: presents an overview of the key concepts in multimedia, including color science; reviews lossless and lossy compression methods for image, video and audio data; examines the demands placed by multimedia communications on wired and wireless networks; discusses the impact of social media and cloud computing on information sharing and on multimedia content search and retrieval; includes study exercises at the end of each chapter; provides supplementary resources for both students and instructors at an associated website.

High-Tech Worship?

Using Presentational Technologies Wisely

Author: Quentin J. Schultze

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1585584606

Category: Religion

Page: 112

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Increasing numbers of churches today use high-tech tools such as videos and PowerPoint presentations in their worship services. But without wisdom, those tools can turn their services more into entertainment than worship. How can churches use technology to communicate meaning instead of seducing people with special effects? How can technology be adopted to help people connect with God and each other to foster authentic worship? High-Tech Worship? takes a careful look at these issues, giving readers practical guidance on how they can best use the gift of technology in their churches. Both clergy and lay leaders will benefit from its creative suggestions as they seek to integrate technology wisely into their worship services. Written by nationally known communications expert Quentin J. Schultze, High-Tech Worship? addresses an important yet often overlooked issue that affects the quality of worship in every church.

Web-Teaching

A Guide to Designing Interactive Teaching for the World Wide Web

Author: David W. Brooks,Diane E. Nolan,Susan M. Gallagher

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0306476827

Category: Education

Page: 332

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This book delves into a review of current research, active learning strategies, Web courseware, metacognition, strategies for Web discussions, promoting student self-regulation, building interactive Web pages, basic HTML coding, managing Web sites, using databases, automated testing, and security and legal issues. It helps readers pick and choose what aspects of the Web to employ to achieve the greatest student learning gains.

The Public Relations Writer's Handbook

The Digital Age

Author: Merry Aronson,Don Spetner,Carol Ames

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118041070

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 8140

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The second edition of the Public Relations Writer’s Handbook offers a simple, step-by-step approach to creating a wide range of writing, from basic news releases, pitch letters, biographies, and media alerts, to more complex and sophisticated speeches, media campaign proposals, crisis responses, and in-house publications. In addition, the thoroughly expanded and updated second edition shows how to keep up with the best practices of the public relations profession, as well as with the speed made possible and required by the digital age.

Communicating Risks and Benefits

An Evidence Based User's Guide

Author: Baruch Fischhoff

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160901799

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

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Effective risk communication is essential to the well-being of any organization and those people who depend on it. Ineffective communication can cost lives, money and reputations. Communicating Risks and Benefits: An Evidence-Based User’s Guide provides the scientific foundations for effective communications. The book authoritatively summarizes the relevant research, draws out its implications for communication design, and provides practical ways to evaluate and improve communications for any decision involving risks and benefits. Topics include the communication of quantitative information and warnings, the roles of emotion and the news media, the effects of age and literacy, and tests of how well communications meet the organization’s goals. The guide will help users in any organization, with any budget, to make the science of their communications as sound as the science that they are communicating.

Work Rules!

Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead

Author: Laszlo Bock

Publisher: Twelve

ISBN: 1455554804

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 7085

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER The Globe and Mail Top Leadership and Management BookForbes Top Creative Leadership Book From the visionary head of Google's innovative People Operations comes a groundbreaking inquiry into the philosophy of work-and a blueprint for attracting the most spectacular talent to your business and ensuring that they succeed. "We spend more time working than doing anything else in life. It's not right that the experience of work should be so demotivating and dehumanizing." So says Laszlo Bock, former head of People Operations at the company that transformed how the world interacts with knowledge. This insight is the heart of WORK RULES!, a compelling and surprisingly playful manifesto that offers lessons including: Take away managers' power over employees Learn from your best employees-and your worst Hire only people who are smarter than you are, no matter how long it takes to find them Pay unfairly (it's more fair!) Don't trust your gut: Use data to predict and shape the future Default to open-be transparent and welcome feedback If you're comfortable with the amount of freedom you've given your employees, you haven't gone far enough. Drawing on the latest research in behavioral economics and a profound grasp of human psychology, WORK RULES! also provides teaching examples from a range of industries-including lauded companies that happen to be hideous places to work and little-known companies that achieve spectacular results by valuing and listening to their employees. Bock takes us inside one of history's most explosively successful businesses to reveal why Google is consistently rated one of the best places to work in the world, distilling 15 years of intensive worker R&D into principles that are easy to put into action, whether you're a team of one or a team of thousands. WORK RULES! shows how to strike a balance between creativity and structure, leading to success you can measure in quality of life as well as market share. Read it to build a better company from within rather than from above; read it to reawaken your joy in what you do.

Sound, Music and Movement in Parkinson’s Disease

Author: Marta M. N. Bieńkiewicz,Cathy Craig

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

ISBN: 2889450791

Category:

Page: N.A

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Recent years have brought new insights to the understanding of Parkinson’s disease, impact of exercise and sound displays in rehabilitation and movement facilitation. There is growing evidence that auditory signals in the environment can provide a temporal template for movement and change the mode of motor control from intrinsic to extrinsic; habitual to goal-directed, enabling enhanced motor performance in patients. In addition, forced exercise rate studies show that exercising at the pace of healthy adults can have potential neuroprotective benefits for patients. Many research groups have explored the use of auditory cues (such as rhythmical auditory training) in improving gait and upper limb movement parameters. Cues are usually either intermittent (metronome) or continuous (dynamic sound displays). Similarly, dance based interventions suggest that patients benefit from additional sensory information (i.e. the temporal structure embedded in music and proprioceptive information from a dancing partner) that facilities movement. On the contrary, studies dedicated to auditory perception and motor timing report an impaired ability of patients to perceive and synchronise with complex rhythmical structures (i.e. causing an inability to play musical instruments). With the growth of modern technology and the increasing portability of hi-specification devices (such as smart phones), new research questions on the design of interventions are beginning to emerge as we strive for more efficient therapeutic approaches. In this Research Topic we wanted to bring together top scientists from the movement disorder, motor control and sound related studies along with therapists. That way, we can engage in cross-disciplinary and challenging scientific debate about future rehabilitation avenues and frontiers for Parkinson’s disease patients.

The Ultimate Live Sound Operator's Handbook

Author: Bill Gibson

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781423419716

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

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The Ultimate Sound Operator's Handbook is written to specifically address the concerns and needs of sound operators of all types. High-quality audio is imperative, whether you're running sound for a rock, country, punk, or jazz band performing in clubs, arenas, or outdoor parks. With the advent and implementation of large-budget multimedia presentations, high-resolution multichannel audio for movies, television, and downloads, any live act must sound great to be well received by today's increasingly savvy audience members. This comprehensive handbook focuses on each aspect of live sound in a way that is straightforward and easy to understand, breaking the process down into principles and practices that assist the modern sound tech in everything from planning and budgeting to mixing and recording the live show.

English as a Global Language

Author: David Crystal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107611806

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 212

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David Crystal's classic English as a Global Language considers the history, present status and future of the English language, focusing on its role as the leading international language. English has been deemed the most 'successful' language ever, with 1500 million speakers internationally, presenting a difficult task to those who wish to investigate it in its entirety. However, Crystal explores the subject in a measured but engaging way, always backing up observations with facts and figures. Written in a detailed and fascinating manner, this is a book written by an expert both for specialists in the subject and for general readers interested in the English language.

Simulation Using ProModel

Author: Charles Harrell

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 0077418387

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: N.A

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The Compound Effect

Author: Darren Hardy

Publisher: Vanguard Press

ISBN: 1593157142

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

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No gimmicks. No Hyperbole. No Magic Bullet. The Compound Effect is based on the principle that decisions shape your destiny. Little, everyday decisions will either take you to the life you desire or to disaster by default. Darren Hardy, publisher of Success Magazine, presents The Compound Effect, a distillation of the fundamental principles that have guided the most phenomenal achievements in business, relationships, and beyond. This easy-to-use, step-by-step operating system allows you to multiply your success, chart your progress, and achieve any desire. If you're serious about living an extraordinary life, use the power of The Compound Effect to create the success you want.

Recording Unhinged

Creative and Unconventional Music Recording Techniques

Author: Sylvia Massy

Publisher: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation

ISBN: 9781495011276

Category: Music

Page: 328

View: 1837

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(Music Pro Guide Books & DVDs). Recording Unhinged: Creative and Unconventional Music Recording Techniques is a dare a challenge for those who think recording music should be done a certain way. Sylvia Massy, engineer, mixer, and producer of such all-time great artists as Tool, Prince, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, R.E.M., Oingo Boingo, Johnny Cash, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and many more, invites you to put everything you've ever known or learned about recording aside and dive head-long into the unknown. You might just find the doors blown off your conception of how great music should be recorded. If you want to take your creativity and freedom to a brand new level, open your mind and hear the sermons that Sylvia Massy preaches! She lives in a world far outside the norm, working in ways that, though frightening to some, yield results that are emotionally powerful, incredibly personal, gut-wrenching, organic, and even (based on her iconic client list) extremely commercially successful. Recording Unhinged contains many full-color R. Crumb-style illustrations by Massy, herself! In addition to being an A-list engineer/producer, she is a gifted artist! Her illustrations depict real and imaginary sessions and recording situations so the images move beyond literal demonstrations into the root-level heart and soul of her passion for recording and music! Also, included are lists, recipes, schematics, quotes, and stories, plus Massy interviews countless industry icons who shake-it-up in the music world.

Tactical Manual

Small Unit Tactics

Author: Max Alexander

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781536876000

Category:

Page: 434

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This Tactical Manual (TM) is the result of more than a quarter century of experience at the highest professional levels, based on a solid foundation of SOF selection and training, reinforced by deployments to multiple conflict zones spanning pre-9/11 and the current Global War On Terror. The contents of the TM are combat proven and time tested small unit tactics employed on Light Infantry, Special Operations and Paramilitary deployments. The TM is intended to support training and operations for small tactical units. The TM utilizes a number of sources, including United States and British Army doctrine, mixed with training and operational best practices and lessons learned. The TTPs laid out are ideal for special operations, light infantry and paramilitary tactical organizations, based on proven tactical principles. Max Velocity Tactical operates the Velocity Training Center (VTC) tactical and leadership training facility near to Romney, West Virginia, where we provide training for US Special Operations Forces and Responsible Citizens. MVT has established a reputation on the leading edge of tactical live fire and force on force training; we are dedicated to developing tactical excellence.