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We Got Big Table for Our Big Family Dinners

We wanted to get some chairs that would match a huge dining room table we bought at a consignment shop. The dining room table would seat 14 guests. We had enough room now for our big family dinners. We got some really comfortable chairs when I found a place that has a stunning collection of dining chairs. I could not find chairs like this anywhere else. These one are big and comfortable. You don’t want to get up and retire to the parlor after eating, you just want to sit in your chair at our new dining room table and relax.

I like nicely padded chairs at the eating table. I like to be comfortable as I eat. It will be nice to finally have the kids at the main table too, and this table will accommodate that.…

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Five Effective Ways to Reduce PCB Spinning Prototypes

The great spell of success in the fast-paced, ultra-competitive world of today is to be the first to get your product to market without sacrificing product quality in terms of performance or reliability. Getting it right the first time has become a necessity to gather initial profit gains as well as to lower the cost and time associated with manufacturing the product.

The ability to be the best and first to market your product is limited to how well you can structure your PCB Assembly and prototype process to ensure the manufacturability of the PCB at its own design stage by identifying the initial problem design in the design stage itself thus eliminating the need for prototyping PCBs back spinning.

The optimized design can reduce the cost and performance issues during PCB prototyping

It is not uncommon for PCB Assembly Services to add more complexity to PCB design that is required for performance purposes which can sometimes cause problems for manufacturers, especially if design components require special processes or machines that may not be available with the manufacturer. In general, fewer components on the PCB, the greater the chances of success and also less likely to invoke backspin due to …

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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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