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5 Businesses You Can Start On Your Lunch Break

Add a little extra productivity to your day by setting up your own business. Becoming an entrepreneur is so quick you can even do it on your lunch break. So, whether you’re a keen illustrator or IT wizard, there’s a side project you could be starting today that could change your life. Here’s a guide to 5 business you can start on your lunch break:

  1. Graphic Design

There are countless companies looking for graphic designers, website’s like Fiverr let you market your business, putting you in contact with up to thousands of people, many requiring the service you provide. All you need to do is gather a strong portfolio showcasing your best work, and send it into rotation across different industries, getting your name out there.

  1. Online Courses

Online courses can be a great way to earn some extra income. There are many websites that will pay for your expertise, for example language translators for tutoring are always in high-demand. If you’re bilingual or speak several languages, this could be an excellent income stream for you.

  1. Coding

Coding is a specialist skill that many businesses are searching for. You could be a leading asset in an app developers company, especially …

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McDSP-SA2 Dialogue Processor Review

Fidelity is a key quality in any recording. In most cases, especially that of recorded dialogue, the idea is to reproduce as sound that feel as close to natural speech as possible. Enter the McDSP-SA2 Dialogue processor plug-in. Modelled on a unique hardware used my premier Hollywood sound engineer, Mike Minkler, the McDSP-SA2 is marketed as an active equalizer plug in for your Digital Audio Workstation, although the software offers much more than just equalization.

The main job of the McDSP-SA2 is to ‘improve the overall sound of recorded speech’. Whilst trying to brighten up the sound of dialogue recording in film, Minkler was vexed by spike in the frequency spectrum making the dialogue sound unnatural and, well, recorded. With the help of an engineer, he built a unit specifically to tackle this very specific problem.

The digital result of this bit of kit is the McDSP-SA2. The ‘5 bands of active equalization’ are set to very specific frequencies that correspond to common problem areas when mixing recordings of the human voice, namely spikes at around 3k, 5k, 7k, 9k, and 11k.

Each channel has an adjustable threshold at which the unit begins to manipulate the signal, and there …

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