Synthplex Conference Draws Electronic Music Enthusiasts to Burbank

The inaugural SYNTHPLEX Music Conference, held in Burbank on March 28 through 31, drew more than 2,500 electronic music enthusiasts. The confab included performances, lectures and, most importantly, hands-on time with instrument manufacturers — from marquee names like Roland and Elektron down to smaller, more boutique modular companies. Among the highlights was a standing-room-only keynote delivered by composer Tom Holkenborg, aka “Junkie XL” (“Alita: Battle Angel,” “Mortal Engines”), an appearance by Thomas Dolby, who received the Golden Ear lifetime achievement award, and synth-master Harold Faltermeyer, who spoke of how “Axel F” came to life and his work on the forthcoming “Top Gun 2020” with Hans Zimmer. Also in attendance were Mark Isham, Michael Abels, MIDI inventor Dave Smith of Sequential, songwriter Shelly Peiken and “Coco” composer Germaine Franco. In addition, SYNTHPLEX hosted a pop-up synth museum which allowed attendees to view the private collection of the conference’s founding partner Michael Lehmann Boddicker and even play some of the vintage instruments, like the Ondes Martenot. According to organizers, attendees came from all over the world to take in more tha...

With Children’s Day quickly approaching, what better excuse to show your kid how much you love

With Children’s Day quickly approaching, what better excuse to show your kid how much you love them than with a brand new toy? Well there are plenty of ways, but let’s get down to brass tacks: kids love toys. There’s nothing more fun than gliding along a surface without having to move a muscle. The Smart Electric Two-Wheel Hoverboard is a high-quality board that’ll leave your kids and their friends highly amused. There’s plenty of choices for little Billy and Betty to decide from, with four cool color designs: purple, pink, white and blue. Adventurous adults can even give it a whirl! Boasting a long battery life, quiet motor and user-friendly control, the Smart Electric Two-Wheel Hoverboard is an all-around great product for kids of all ages (parental discretion is advised). Looking for a game for the whole family to enjoy? If so, the ‘Find it Out with a Small Flashlight’ board game is a great way to spend some quality family time. This board game comes in two thrilling modes: day and night, with the latter requiring small LED flashlights (provided in the box).  This board game is a great way to help the kids develop quick reflexes, observation and focus skills as well as patie...

Knowing the parts of a drill is key to getting the most out of it. Whether

Knowing the parts of a drill is key to getting the most out of it. Whether you’re a DIYer expanding your knowledge, the greenest apprentice, or just checking up to make sure we know what we’re talking about, you’ve come to the right place! SUPPORT OUR ADVERTISERS googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘div-gpt-ad-1389975325257-0′); }); Most drills you’ll come across will either be corded (AC) or cordless (DC). Corded drills give you as much runtime as you want while cordless models will have to recharge. In the cordless world, nickel metal hydride (NiMH) and nickel cadmium batteries (NiCad) are pretty much obsolete, though you’ll still see some NiCad on the shelf. Lithium-ion is the latest technology. It gives the drill access to more power, longer runtimes, and doesn’t have that annoying battery memory. 4V/8V drills aside, every drill should have a variable speed trigger. This simply means that as you pull it, it gives you an increasing amount of speed and power. The Rocker switch is what lets you switch the chuck from forward (clockwise rotation) to reverse (counterclockwise). Letting the switch sit in the middle between the two will lock it out. If your...

Global Automotive ABS Sensor Cable Market: Detailed Analysis on Industry Overview, Product Scope and Ongoing Market Development 2024

Global Automotive ABS Sensor Cable market 2024- report describes the vital development factors, opportunities and market share of top players during the forecast period from 2019 to 2024. The report Automotive ABS Sensor Cable offers a comprehensive market outlook and evolution rate during the past present and forecast period, with concise study, Automotive ABS Sensor Cable market effectively describes the market value, volume, price trend, and development opportunities. The complete, versatile and up-to-date information on Automotive ABS Sensor Cable market is provided in this report. Ask Sample PDF of Automotive ABS Sensor Cable Market Report: https://www.absolutereports.com/enquiry/request-sample/13787997  Automotive ABS Sensor Cable is a cable construction designed for optimal performance of signal/data transmission from wheel sensor to ABS control unit.. The worldwide market for Ablation Devices is expected to grow at a CAGR of roughly xx% over the next five years, will reach xx million US$ in 2023, from xx million US$ in 2017, according to a new study. Yazaki, LEONI, Prysmian Group, Coficab, TE Connectivity, Sumitomo Electric, Hitachi, Nexans, Furukawa Electric, Kyungshin...

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726. Can audiophiles and causal listeners improve their stereo system by upgrading one of the seemingly simpler components, the speaker wires and connectors? Some companies insist they can. So they offer speaker wire (or cables), sometimes for thousands of dollars that promise better tonality, warmer sound, and richly melodic sound free of grain. But many of these claims are bogus and they create myths surrounding speaker wires. Here are five of them: Thicker wires are better: It’s true that for long runs, thicker wires are better at reducing the effects of resistance. But for most set ups (those with speakers within 100 ft of the amplifier), 16-gauge lamp cord is fine.  For speakers 100 to 200 ft. from the amp, experts suggest use 14 gauge. And from 200 to 400 ft., they recommend 12-gauge wires. Using extremely thick wire for short runs yields virtually no audible benefit, at least none most people can hear. Solving skin effect: It’s true that higher ...

Eaton has invested more than £3.8m in its Worksop site in the UK where it manufactures

Eaton has invested more than £3.8m in its Worksop site in the UK where it manufactures rotary cam switches and switch disconnectors. The investment has increased the plant’s capacity to meet the growing global demand for the company’s switches. The 10,000m2 site, which has almost 200 employees, is Eaton’s global production centre for rotary cam switches in ratings up to 100A and rotary switch disconnectors, also in ratings up to 100A. 10kv American Type Box Substation The investment to date includes new injection moulding plant and ancillaries such as compressors and materials-handling systems, automatic assembly equipment, a new automated test facility for finished switches, and robotic palletisers. In specifying the new equipment, Eaton has paid particular attention to minimising energy use and the environmental impact of its switch manufacturing operations. For example, high-efficiency motors, fitted with variable speed drives where appropriate, are used throughout the new plant. The next Drives & Controls Exhibition and Conference will take place in Birmingham, UK, from 21-23 April, 2020. For more information on the event, visit the Show Web site Intelligent Terminal, V...

Think your 3D printer is precise? You need to see IVI » Gadget Flow

This Bluetooth keyboard case gives your iPad Pro the functionality of a laptop—without the bulk. Discover the latest products and crowdfunding projects, create your feed, and wish list, and get access to our exclusive deals. You can do some amazing things with the right design software and a 3D printer. What’s more, the cost of this set-up has dropped sharply over the past five years. However, 3D printing is not without its challenges. Trying to produce parts and models that hold together and exactly resemble your design can be a very frustrating process. IVI is a new 3D printer that aims to make three-dimensional artistry a little more reliable. This table-top device utilizes a closed-loop control system, which ensures that your printer won’t miss a single layer. IVI also works as a precision laser engraver and CNC carving machine. Most 3D printers on the market are based on open loop control. This means that they deliver filament along specified routes, without actually checking to see whether your design is taking shape. Most of the time, this works out okay. But just occasionally, such printers miss a step. This results in a missing layer or a misplaced corner, potent...

Sacrifices remembered on Memorial Day; people urged to ‘get involved’ | Local News

Members of American Legion Posts 56 and 435 fire a rifle salute at the Memorial Day service Monday, May 27, 2019, at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery. Kathy Cushing of Bloomington lays flowers on the markers at the Korea-Vietnam Memorial in Miller Park during a Memorial Day service on Monday, May 27, 2019. This is the ninth year she has placed flowers there. Kathy Cushing of Bloomington lays flowers on the markers at the Korea-Vietnam Memorial in Miller Park during a Memorial Day service on Monday, May 27, 2019. This is the ninth year she has placed flowers there. BLOOMINGTON — The sacrifices of military members and their families were remembered during a parade and special ceremonies on Memorial Day in Bloomington and elsewhere, but a keynote speaker at one of the memorials said it shouldn’t end there. Chief Warrant Officer Herb Stevens of the Illinois Army National Guard told those gathered at Miller Park’s bandshell on Monday to “get involved beyond the events of today. Get to know a veteran.” Noting that a veteran commits suicide every 65 minutes, Stevens said, “A friend at a time of need can make a difference.” Stevens, a resident of Normal with more than 6,000 hours...

The 2020 BMW M8 Will Have Adjustable Brake-Pedal Feel

We’re getting closer to the reveal of the new BMW M8, so BMW is trickling out more details of the range-topping coupe. (There’ll be a convertible and a four-door Gran Coupe, too.) We already knew that it will use the same twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 as the M5, which makes 600 horsepower in standard form and 617 in Competition trim-but the M8 could be more powerful than that. The M8 will also have an eight-speed automatic transmission and an M xDrive all-wheel-drive system that has a rear-wheel-drive mode. So, with the big performance bits already announced, BMW is now talking about more important things: configurable driving modes and settings. Modern BMW M cars are already highly adjustable, and the M8 will be no different. New for BMW is a Setup button on the center console, which will quickly bring up a menu on the screen with every available option, controllable by touch or with the iDrive knob-the M5 has a bunch of separate buttons for each function on the cluttered center console. The engine, all-wheel-drive system, and suspension all have three settings, while the steering has two. The gearbox’s three settings are controlled by a button on the shift lever,...

The new 212,000-sq.-ft., primarily pet treat, processing plant in Harvard, Illinois, owned by Pedigree Ovens and

The new 212,000-sq.-ft., primarily pet treat, processing plant in Harvard, Illinois, owned by Pedigree Ovens and The Pound Bakery is designed to be flexible in both the type of products the company can produce and in what volumes. Small-batch capabilities are just as important as large-volume production runs and the planning behind this new facility reflects that. As a leading co-manufacturer in the pet treat space, Pedigree Ovens and The Pound Bakery is clearly focused on helping its customers expand into new product areas. Each processing capability has the systems necessary to offer the full range of batch sizes. This is crucial for a company that helps its customers enter a product category with the goal of them thriving in that category. Kurt Stricker, president, and Lexie Berglund, director of sales and marketing of Pedigree Ovens and The Pound Bakery, see their role with customers as much more than a supplier. They view the company as a partner in its customers’ future success. And the investment in the new, $32 million facility completed this past December is a big bet on those partners. “We built our business taking in smaller customers and grew with them,” Berglund say...

IN DEPTH: Chickens becoming more common in central Wisconsin communities | Regional news

SUPER SALE: $3 for 3 months of Digital PlusThen $2.49 a week. Cancel anytime.✓ E-Edition PDF of newspaper ✓ Unlimited access on any device ✓ Skip article surveys Showers this morning, becoming a steady rain during the afternoon hours. Thunder possible. High around 65F. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 100%.. Thunderstorms early, then cloudy skies after midnight. Low 48F. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Poultry farmer David Laatsch is shown with a buff Orpington rooster at his hobby farm north of Beaver Dam. Laatsch is a veteran of 34 years in agricultural education at Beaver Dam High School and additional years as a youth educator with the UW-Extension office in Juneau. He raises birds like this one for show. Noah Hamburg, 16, of Portage holds one of his family’s four chickens in 2017. Hamburg’s family was among those who raise chickens in Portage. A child of Tim and Amanda Munz holds one of the four hen chicks that has been added to their backyard menagerie in Reedsburg. The Munzes are enthusiastic chicken supporters, believing they provide valuable resources for the family, both physically and spiritually. David Laatsch shared chicken-keeping...

2 litres of ganja oil worth Rs 7.8 lakh seized in Hyderabad, two held

Officials of Telangana’s Vigilance and Enforcement department on Saturday raided a flat in Hyderabad and arrested two people who were allegedly involved in the procurement and sale of liquid ganja, also known as marijuana oil. The raid and arrest were carried out at an apartment in Ameenpur village at the outskirts of the city, which falls under Sangareddy district.  The arrested accused were identified as Govind, a graduate, and Murali, a techie working in Bengaluru. The police said that a total of 1,934 grams of liquid ganja, which was worth roughly Rs 7.8 lakh in the market, was seized from the accused.  After investigation, officials said that another accused was identified as Kamlesh, who hailed from Visakhapatnam and supplied the processed cannabis to the duo. “The two apprehended accused were using 600 ml Dabur Honey bottles to smuggle the liquid into the city. Thereafter, they’d fill 10 ml food colour containers with the liquid and sell the same to potential customers for about Rs 3,000 per bottle,” Superintendent of vigilance and enforcement T. Annapurna was quoted as saying. The officials also said that the accused primarily targeted students, as Govind who...

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