HOW TO PREPARE SUITCASES FOR A BIG TRIP

They will be many days of travel, so the assembly of the bag should be very thought out and strategic. Here are some tips on how to pack for a big trip.

How has everything ready for a long trip? When we set up the suitcase for a weekend getaway or a short trip, we put in there just a few changes of clothes, a more elegant garment, footwear and two or three essential elements of use. However, when we set up the suitcase for a long journey, the issue becomes more complicated. We must anticipate the needs of a long period of time in which we will have neither our wardrobe, or our shoes, nor accessories or items of daily use.

But while we can build a case for long trips in a simple and effective way. And, as I always recommend: you need first is a little planning.

The first is to look at the needs. You must consider what the accommodation, for example, to know if you need to bring bedding, blankets, pillows or even towels or personal hygiene items such as soaps, hair care products, and others. If you are going to stay in the hotel, see if they have the trouser press and hair dryer, to see if need to bring own, in the case soles use. We advise you not take “if” because they take up much room and, if you need them sporadically, you can apply at the hotel, cleaning clothes shops, or beauty salons.

Knowing the destination will also let you know if you should carry a basic first aid kit or more armed and compound. It is not the same kit which took him to a hotel that needed to travel tent. Similarly, knowing the destination will know their climatic conditions, allowing you to see if you should take strong, lightweight, coats or specific products, such as combing cream, insect repellent, sunscreen stronger or others.

What clothes to wear on a long trip?

Figures clothing depending on the activities. Remember that, in virtually any city; you can wash the clothing for reuse. While on a three-day trip loads with three to five sets of clothes, calculated on a long trip you can use the same outfit once a week, or two, or how you prefer. Choose clothes that combine well with each other, including footwear and accessories, to minimize the amount you should take. Also preferred clothing synthetic fibers, wrinkles less and can be used for longer without ironing.

Suitcase or backpack?

The choice of the case is another particular subject. You must surely have a good ability because you’re packing for extended trips. But at the same time, it should be comfortable to carry. Although rampant backpacks are large capacity, it will surely not be practical if your trip includes multiple locations or if you are staying in major hotels. Meanwhile, if your trip will be in tents and with many walks, the backpack will be much more advisable that the suitcase drag. The best are the suitcases or large bags with handles and wheels, which allow you to transfer easier, besides having great capacity.

How to distribute the items in the suitcase

To assemble the best case better placed the little delicate garments and footwear, as well as towels, sheets and so on, at the bottom of the bag (placed on a bed, on its side). Pants, jeans, and other customary garments must be well stretched on a flat surface and then rolled to avoid pronounced wrinkles and minimize the space they occupy. If you wear delicate garments, wrap them in white tissue paper, so they are not marked or dirty (or dye their) with other garments.

Remember to be efficient in packing: Put socks, scarves, accessories, belts and other inside the shoe. Put the underwear on the lid of the case, in a separate pocket to prevent damage or dirty, and to distribute it better, occupying less volume.

In hand luggage, fail to carry documents, papers, necessary medications and medical prescription, and also the elements of value and small technology such as cameras, video cameras, or wallet and credit cards, debit cards or checks traveler.

Let’s follow our tips. Good luck!

6 TIPS FOR MONITORING STUDIO (PART 2)

Nearfield monitoring

In addition to having a larger system available for occasional reference, a pair of small, often single driver speakers often used to get an idea of what the mix sounds like the team playing low end. The standard for this used to be a model from Auratone, but today any speaker will. Learn more at Soldier Studio

Traditionally, engineers use to make mixtures under way to check their cars in the stereo car environment where many people first hear songs on the radio. These days, that experience of the first contact would be more likely to be in a set of headphones, so you have a couple of practical headsets is also recommended a good pair of high-end (which will probably be available anyway, as they’d be necessary for monitoring), and a set of headphones, a sense of what the music will sound like all those people who go through life glued to their MP3 players.

Monitors assets or liabilities

Monitor speakers are available in two varieties active and passive. Traditional controls are only passive speakers, which requires an external power amplifier. More common today, active monitors have built-in closet (s) amplification. In theory, if a speaker is active or passive should have no direct effect on the quality or tonal balance, but passive speakers, which all other things being naturally equal will be a little less expensive, requires a bit more effort by the buyer to match an amplifier with proper specification and power.

Most studio monitors small-and-medium today are active, and usually bi-tri-amplified or integrated with separate amplifiers for the woofer and tweeter (and midrange, if applicable). This approach often provides the best feeding option for the design, and ensures proper correspondence between the amplifier and speakers, freeing the buyer from having to deal with considerations such as impedance and power handling. Above all, a set of powered speakers is probably the best way to go these days for studio monitors (live is something else, but that is not our concern here).

The small range: speaker placement

Low-frequency problems are often the biggest problem facing the intimate environment studies. Waves (also known as room modes) inconsistencies in the bass response in different frequencies plague all the smaller and medium-sized rooms, and on top of this, the particular location of the monitor speakers, anywhere, can give in a response inaccurately low. When a project is mixed, often the decisions about balance and EQ take more to compensate environment and questions of the speakers, which for reasons to be addressed made to issues in the mixture itself, not the listening environment. These elections then cause the mix sound worse on other playback systems, again, so the mixture travels poorly.

One aspect of this is placement the speakers is always lower, and small unequal, to boot when monitors are placed next to a limit room, as against a wall, rather than being independent, as the top of the console. Studio monitors can be designed to deliver better performance, more accurate in one position or the other, and if the placement options are predetermined, for any reason, you should check to see if a particular pair is designed to offer the best sound in that medium. Many speakers offer switchable EQ filter to compensate the placement: the entire space would be for the overhead console, placing independent, while half the space would optimize the response of the wall arrangement. Although it may be tempting to misuse of these options to increase the bass response of a smaller speaker, it would be at the expense of accuracy refer to Tip # 1!

The Very Low-end: Subwoofers

Most monitors small to medium size, 5/6 to 8 woofers have a bass response that tends to roll somewhere between 80-90 Hz 50-60 about (higher for minuscule speakers satellite). If you feel your monitors sound great but are a bit too low-shy, and do not give a sufficiently good reference for what the lower end of the mix looks like in larger systems, putting up the EQ bass, or pushing a console-top design against a wall are not real solutions. Instead, the best option would be to add a subwoofer to increase the bass response of the main speakers, adding in the lowest octave, usually below 80 Hz. Most sandwiches are power, and include connections to the main speakers, along with the crossover to re-route the low frequencies to the sub.

Since low frequencies are directional or hearing aids can not say where they’re coming subwoofer from one works well with a stereo pair of monitors. The placement is not critical for the stereo field goes, but the submarine should be placed in the recommended room (standing, wall, corner) which will provide more accurate response low-end location. And remember, is a sub-woofer, not a serious booster should not add to that is low, and there should be adding at frequencies less than missing the pair of the main monitor!

Wrap-up

And that (small) note, I’ll conclude this piece. The choice and the establishment of studio monitors for more neutral sound, accurate is probably the most important thing that any engineer or producer can do, so this is an area in which one just does not pay to cut corners. Having an optimal monitoring environment will make everything sound better, not only in the study itself but for listeners around the world who’ll be enjoying your music productions!

25 TIPS FOR EXERCISING

After a weekend of sin (well, I was running 30 minutes on Saturday because you need more than one minute of exercise per day) I decided to list a few tricks to continue the exercise because for me it is the facet of my life where I am more difficult to apply simple life habits.

I’m not a professional; these are nothing more than a few tricks that I apply to continue the exercise. Obviously, the idea is to use some of these tricks, not all because some are contradictory!

  1. Start slow. More important than intensity and resistance is having a good time and have realistic and achievable goals. Do not start too hard.
  2. Gradually increased. Once it achieved the first goal, gradually increase the intensity, your body will get used to your exercise so do not do the same routine 3 times / week for 1 year. 1 changing every month should be sufficient.
  3. With more intensity !. Once you used to train want to do high-intensity sessions, so you burn fatter. Instead of running slowly try to run on small “explosions” running fast mixing with periods of low intensity. This can be applied to any exercise; high intensity increases calorie burning.
  4. Plan your sessions. This is a trick that can be applied to any activity. Quoting yourself in a specific place and time, treating it as any other appointment. And do not treat me as a less important event than others, even more importantly treat her.
  5. Make it a habit. If you can train at the same time every day for a month, it is very likely to become a habit. Once I become a habit, you can increase the intensity.
  6. Forget about losing weight. It is more than likely not immediately lose weight, losing weight will come if you keep up the exercise for a while. Concentrate on making exercise a habit; you worry about the weight later.
  7. Reward yourself. Rewards work best if they are frequent in the beginning. Even sweets are good rewards, remember, first make exercise a habit, the next step will be to lose weight.
  8. Public your results in your blog. It may be that the only reader is your brother, anyway, anything that helps you with the motivation is good, the positive pressure of a brother too! Post your goals and post your results. Make visible your trip to that flat stomach.
  9. Write a journal. If you do not publish a blog, keep a journal, online or on paper. Make it a routine point every time you finish a session.
  10. Have fun! Does not have to be boring, I try to run alongside the beach here in Barcelona, in the morning. It is a very nice way to start the day.
  11. Remember to load the stomach. If you train more than 30 minutes better to eat a little earlier, a banana. I have noticed that if you take a coffee before you rush to run all goes a little easier. 🙂
  12. Stay hydrated Water, water, and more water! You could take a Gatorade or something similar if you do a session of more than 1 hour, if not, you do not need more than water. In fact, taking water throughout the day is a good habit. No need exercise to drink water.
  13. Looking for a partner for exercise. Someone who is at your level. Exercise can be much more fun if you have someone to talk to while lifting the weight.
  14. Get good clothes. It’s the nice to exercise in good clothes. Clothing that breathes and is made of good fabrics, clothes that make you more up.
  15. Varying matter. Changing the type of exercise can be a key to not getting bored. Perhaps you will Kung Fu, Tai-chi or kickboxing. Try different types of exercise.
  16. Do it in the morning. Supposedly exercise in the morning is better for the body, especially before fasting. The body will burn more fat. Also, get to work after a buenasesión makes you feel great. Your mind is awake (compared with colleagues who have just entered the donut and coffee in hand …)
  17. Little and often. 20-30 minutes a day is enough. Who does not have 20 minutes a day? Stop watching the revival of The Simpsons and make a hole for exercise.
  18. Tie your shoelaces. Just do it and get out of the door. Once outlet nature (or city) take you.
  19. Participates in a race. Sign up for a 10K. For me it worked great last year, I was motivated like no else. And I remember I had a pipe with all the other runners.
  20. The rule of 10%. Do not increase your workout or distance with more than 10% / week. Keep firm that rules to avoid injury.
  21. Rest is important. Rest is as important as exercise to improve performance.
  22. Listen to your body. A very important rule – if your body complains, is more than likely to be true. I had a scare last year when I started running, and I did too hard at first. My knees complained and had to forbear one month of any sports activity.
  23. Take pictures of yourself. The best way to see if you’re making progress is to have photographic evidence, once a month should be enough, not every day, because who you are? A model?
  24. Heats up. Before any exercise, warm up the muscles. We must make the blood, and the heart works well.
  25. Commit for the long term. You will not get to look like Brad Pitt or Heidi Klum in a month. Think of exercise as a habit for life, and gradually reach the results. Because they come!