Audio Engineering – Q 2 U http://q-2-u.com/ Thu, 24 Nov 2022 01:42:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://q-2-u.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/q2u-icon-120x120.jpg Audio Engineering – Q 2 U http://q-2-u.com/ 32 32 How the Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 improve on the original https://q-2-u.com/how-the-huawei-freebuds-pro-2-improve-on-the-original/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 23:35:35 +0000 https://q-2-u.com/how-the-huawei-freebuds-pro-2-improve-on-the-original/ One of the newest products in the realm of wireless headphones, the Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 brings a range of useful features to create a rich listening experience. Thanks to a partnership with French audio company Devialet, the headphones have a range of improvements over its predecessor, the original FreeBuds Pro. The two brands have […]]]>

One of the newest products in the realm of wireless headphones, the Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 brings a range of useful features to create a rich listening experience.

Thanks to a partnership with French audio company Devialet, the headphones have a range of improvements over its predecessor, the original FreeBuds Pro. The two brands have collaborated before, combining technology and audio expertise on the Huawei Sound 360 degree speaker.

Watch the video for a full overview of the main features of the new headphones. Plus, they’re currently on sale for $249 as part of Black Friday deals!

Transcript – Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2

Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 brings the French audio engineering expertise of Devialet in a portable and affordable form.

Dual-speaker true sound is engineered for full-frequency performance.

The triple adaptive equalizer adapts the sound to ambient volume levels, your ear canal and the way you wear the headphones.

Intelligent Active Noise Cancellation uses a trimic system, for 15% better performance than Huawei’s Freebuds Pro and 3 noise cancellation modes to suit different listening environments.

HWA Hi-Res Wireless Audio certification enables high-fidelity Bluetooth transmission for enhanced listening.

Plus, there’s 30 hours of battery life from the charging case, 3 color options, dual-device connectivity with auto-switching, dust and moisture resistance with an IP54 rating, and intuitive setup and control via Huawei’s AI Life app, or convenient on-device controls. .

Learn more about the Freebuds Pro 2

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University students build electric vehicle and chase land speed record https://q-2-u.com/university-students-build-electric-vehicle-and-chase-land-speed-record/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 01:02:41 +0000 https://q-2-u.com/university-students-build-electric-vehicle-and-chase-land-speed-record/ A group of engineering students from the University of Canterbury are working on a unique project which they hope will earn them a world record. Inspired by legendary Kiwi motorcycle racer Burt Munro, they spent a year designing and building an electric land speed car and will be taking it to the Lake Gairdner Salt […]]]>

A group of engineering students from the University of Canterbury are working on a unique project which they hope will earn them a world record.

Inspired by legendary Kiwi motorcycle racer Burt Munro, they spent a year designing and building an electric land speed car and will be taking it to the Lake Gairdner Salt Flats in South Australia next March to race.

It is the first electric land speed car made by an undergraduate college team anywhere in the world.


Photo: Canterbury University Motorsport Club

The university’s motorsport team manager, Kaenan Ferguson, said Afternoon with Jesse Mulligan the construction was part of the students’ graduation project, but the team’s dedication went far beyond a quest for academic success.

“It’s no small feat to build a car in a year and many of us put a lot of extra time and effort into this project to make it possible.”

He said the decision to build a car capable of attempting an electric land speed record was based on the various strengths of the 16 team members, all of whom study mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or mechatronics.

“We work a lot with electric vehicles…as well as composites – which is carbon fiber – and we decided that those two things really lend themselves to an attempt at ground speed, being lightweight and being in the electric realm, so that’s kind of what put us on the right track.”

It helped that everyone on the team were big fans of Munro, the New Zealander whose story of setting a land speed record on his Indian Scout motorcycle was immortalized in the film The Indian. the fastest in the world, said Ferguson.

“We wanted to have a piece of it…and be part of that story.”

The team even got permission to base their car’s livery on that of Munro’s bike.

“It was pretty awesome to get this permission from… Burt’s family to race under his number, so it’s something we take a lot of pride in.”

They hope their vehicle – UCM35 – will be fast enough to set a new land speed record in the under 500kg electric category, a title currently held by Brigham Young University in the United States.

“They took 10 years to build their car, we’re trying to build it in a year,” Ferguson said. “It has its own challenges, but we think we’re on the way to a winner.”

The front-wheel-drive all-electric car features a carbon fiber monocoque (which houses the driver), an all-electric powertrain system, a parachute deployment system and on-board telemetry.

The existing record is around 369 km/h and Ferguson said his team’s car was designed to “ride comfortably and confidently at around 370 km/h”.

And while the team won’t have the opportunity to put the UCM35 through its paces on the Australian salt flats until the new year, it was able to carry out some very important testing on an old tarmac track at the Wigram Airforce Museum. .

One important detail had yet to be decided, Ferguson told RNZ: who would drive the car to what he described as “one of the best surfaces in the world for land speed racing”.

“It’s just completely flat and it’s in perfect condition,” he said of the salt pans about a six-hour drive from Adelaide.

But whichever team member ended up with that honor, “they would just have to put the pedal down and go straight, at the end of the day,” he said.

Success in Australia would likely see the team pursue bigger dreams, he added.

“If all goes well there, the plan is to follow in Burt’s footsteps and head to the glorious country of land speed racing, which is Bonneville. [in Utah] … that’s the ultimate goal, to finish there, but above all, one small step at a time.”

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2 growth stocks to buy before a big rally https://q-2-u.com/2-growth-stocks-to-buy-before-a-big-rally/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 14:53:00 +0000 https://q-2-u.com/2-growth-stocks-to-buy-before-a-big-rally/ The stock market – especially the growth sector – is experiencing tons of volatility right now. Since the start of 2021, many high-growth software and technology stocks have begun to fall from all-time highs. For example, the top growth fund Ark Innovation ETF (ARKK -2.31%) peaked in February 2021 and has been on a steady […]]]>

The stock market – especially the growth sector – is experiencing tons of volatility right now. Since the start of 2021, many high-growth software and technology stocks have begun to fall from all-time highs.

For example, the top growth fund Ark Innovation ETF (ARKK -2.31%) peaked in February 2021 and has been on a steady decline ever since, with shares down 68% over the past year. This has been typical of growth stocks over this period, with many falling by 50% or more.

It may not seem possible, but eventually stocks will start rising again. Here are two growth stocks to buy ahead of the next big rally.

1. Autodesk: Software for the Infrastructure Decade

My first choice is Autodesk (ADSK -1.37%), a leading provider of software for the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) markets. Thanks to multiple acquisitions and the continued wind of digitization within the AEC industry, Autodesk has been able to grow its revenue steadily over several decades. This should continue with Autodesk’s leading design products, such as AutoCAD and Revit, generating steady revenue growth.

But the company also offers new and innovative products that should help accelerate growth. For example, in manufacturing and mechanical engineering, Fusion 360 is winning many customers for Autodesk with its flexible cloud-based platform. Released just a few years ago, Fusion 360 already has 205,000 paying subscribers and grew revenue by 107% annually from its fiscal year 2019 to 2022. The product represents only a small portion of the Autodesk’s total business today, but how fast it grows revenue, Fuson 360 could become a significant revenue stream within three to five years.

Second, Autodesk is moving down into construction with software products for people working on construction sites. It’s called Autodesk Construction Cloud. It was launched a few years ago, but is already growing like a weed. Last quarter, monthly active users (MAUs) of its core Autodesk Build app grew 45% quarter over quarter, which should roughly translate to revenue growth. The construction market is one of the least digitized sectors of the economy, providing a multi-billion dollar opportunity for Autodesk.

Autodesk shares have fallen 33% in the past year and trade at a market capitalization of $45 billion. In this fiscal year, management expects the company to generate just over $2 billion in free cash flow, giving the stock a forward price to free cash flow ratio of 22.7, just around the market average. For a company with a solid history of growth and tons of options with its new software, I think Autodesk is a great stock to pick up before the next big market rally.

2. Spotify: All About Digital Audio

Spotify (PLACE -4.40%) may operate in a completely different industry than Autodesk (music and audio streaming), but it has a similar setup for its business over the next decade. Like Autodesk, it has sustained subscription business in its premium music offering, which had grown to 195 million paying users worldwide at the end of last quarter. Investors should expect this segment to grow steadily as more people switch to music streaming from analog radio during this decade.

Outside of music streaming, Spotify is the world’s leading podcast player, a business it only entered with serious intentions less than five years ago. Over the past two years, it has acquired several studios and podcast distribution platforms, while signing dozens of deals with content creators like the Joe Rogan Experience. The number of users listening to podcasts on Spotify continues to grow every quarter, which is also attracting new users to start listening to music on the service.

To monetize podcasts, Spotify has created a dynamic ad marketplace that connects ads to podcast content. This is only a small part of the business today, as it only launched in 2021, but it could help accelerate Spotify’s overall revenue growth over the next few years. Eventually, management estimates that advertising could reach 30 to 40% of Spotify’s overall revenue compared to less than 15% today.

Spotify’s stock has been hit in 2022 with shares down 72% this year. Shareholders are clearly nervous about the company’s prospects right now, but with a market capitalization of just $15 billion, the stock looks incredibly cheap to me. The company generated $12.2 billion in revenue over the past twelve months and has a clear path to steadily increase that figure over the next decade.

Once it stops reinvesting so heavily for growth, management believes Spotify can achieve profit margins of 10%, which would equate to $1.22 billion in revenue at current levels. Compared to a market cap of $15 billion, that seems pretty cheap, and that’s why I think now is the time to jump on the Spotify bandwagon before the next bull market rally.

Brett Schafer holds positions at Autodesk and Spotify Technology. The Motley Fool holds positions and recommends Autodesk and Spotify Technology. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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MTSU-trained Grammy nominees recognized for songwriting, vocals and engineering https://q-2-u.com/mtsu-trained-grammy-nominees-recognized-for-songwriting-vocals-and-engineering/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 00:36:15 +0000 https://q-2-u.com/mtsu-trained-grammy-nominees-recognized-for-songwriting-vocals-and-engineering/ Top left to right: Aaron Raitiere, Bradon Bell, Tony Castle, Hillary Scott and Rob Willford (MURFREESBORO, TN) Songwriters, engineers and singers who honed their talents at Middle Tennessee State University have once again been singled out for recognition with the recent announcement of the nominees for the 65th Annual Grammy Awards. The list of nominees […]]]>

Top left to right: Aaron Raitiere, Bradon Bell, Tony Castle, Hillary Scott and Rob Willford

(MURFREESBORO, TN) Songwriters, engineers and singers who honed their talents at Middle Tennessee State University have once again been singled out for recognition with the recent announcement of the nominees for the 65th Annual Grammy Awards.

The list of nominees includes:

  • Music biz alumni, band’s right-hand man and writing partner to two-time reigning CMA Artist of the Year Luke Combs, Rob Williford, is named Co-Writer of Best Country Song for ‘Doin’ This”.

  • Grammy-winning Master of Fine Arts and Recording Technologies alumnus Aaron Raitiere, whose songwriting and vocals are an integral part of Ashley McBryde’s best country album, the conceptual collection of small-town tales from “Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville”.

  • Recording industry graduate and Grammy winner Brandon Bell, whose mixing work on Brandi Carlile’s “In These Silent Days” earned him multiple nominations, including album of the year and the best Americana album, as well as the record of the year for “You and Me on The Rock”.

  • Multiple Grammy winner and recording industry graduate Tony Castle is nominated for engineering icon Willie Nelson’s new country album, ‘A Beautiful Time’.

  • Multi-Grammy Award-winning former student Hillary Scott, who won her awards as part of the band Lady A and for her solo contemporary Christian music performance work and is back in that category with the sibling duo for “For God is With Us” by KING & COUNTRY.

The 2023 Grammys will air live Sunday, February 5 from 7-10:30 p.m. Central on CBS and Paramount Networks+ from the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. The nominees were announced on November 15.

MTSU plans to once again take a contingent of College of Media and Entertainment students, faculty and administrators to Los Angeles for a long weekend of gathering with local alumni and attending events Grammy backstage and before the show.

Range of talents – Williford, a 2016 MTSU graduate from Gastonia, North Carolina, won his first No. 1 single, “One Number Away,” in August 2018 and the 2019 CMA Song of the Year award for the quadruple platinum “Beautiful Crazy” . ”

The 2009 alum Raitiere won his first Grammy at the 2020 ceremonies for co-writing “I’ll Never Love Again” for “A Star is Born” in the Best Song for Visual Media category.

The Danville, Kentucky native co-wrote all but one of the songs and sings on two of McBryde’s concept album, which the couple and a friend created. Their musician buddies, including Brandy Clark and Caylee Hammack, join them to form the “cast”.

Bell, a 2004 graduate who has crafted projects for artists ranging from Amythyst Kiah to The Lonely Island to the Zac Brown Band, as well as Raitiere’s new album, won the Bluegrass Album Grammy for mixing ” Nobody Knows You”, the 2012 release of the Steep Canyon Rangers.

Castle, a 1995 MTSU Record Industry Production and Technology alumnus, won two Grammys for engineering Nelson’s projects featuring the songs of George Gershwin and Frank Sinatra, respectively.

According to Grammy rules, the awards for Best Album and Best Record of the Year are given to the winning artist, producers and/or engineers. The song of the year award goes to the songwriter and the performance awards go to the artist.

Lady A – Scott, Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley – won the first of their five Grammys in 2009 for ‘I Run to You’ and then began a two-year sweep in country album, performance and record of the year categories who also won 1980 recording industry alumnus L. Clarke Schleicher three engineering Grammys.

Scott’s 2016 indie album “Love Remains” also won his solo Grammys for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album and Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song.

37+ Grammys since 2001 – MTSU’s Recording Industry Department, part of the College of Media and Entertainment, trains songwriters and performers in its commercial songwriting program, music recording experts, and performers. live audio in its audio production program, and music entrepreneurs, including managers and publishers, in its Music Business Program.

MTSU alumni, former or current students, and faculty across the university have been part of more than 134 Grammy nominations over the past two decades.

The number of Grammy winners connected to MTSU since 2001 currently stands at 15 with a total of 37 Grammys, including nine repeat recipients, in categories ranging from classical to pop to rock to country to gospel.

The Department of the Recording Industry and the College of Media and Entertainment are currently marking an eighth year on Billboard’s latest International list of top music business schools, once again earning praise for diversity, the depth and longevity of the program.

For more information about the Recording Industry Department at MTSU, visit https://mtsu.edu/recording-industry.

More details on the 65th Annual Grammy Awards are available at https://Grammy.com.

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Best Screenless Gifts for Kids https://q-2-u.com/best-screenless-gifts-for-kids/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 16:00:00 +0000 https://q-2-u.com/best-screenless-gifts-for-kids/ scouted independently selects products. If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission. According to experts, children between the ages of 4 and 18 should never spend more than two hours in front of a screen per day. What about children under three? Yeah, they’re not really supposed to get screen […]]]>

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According to experts, children between the ages of 4 and 18 should never spend more than two hours in front of a screen per day. What about children under three? Yeah, they’re not really supposed to get screen time. Like… at all. But we get it; Expert advice aside, getting kids off screens and, say, out for a hike or bike ride is often easier said than done. This helps explain why, according to data we got from the CDC, many American children spend a harrowing 7.5 hours staring at a screen every day.

To help you help your child (or your nephew, granddaughter, or whoever) spend less time staring at a screen, and more specifically, achieve that goal without conflict, we’ve put together a number of great toys that are not only pure fun, but will also engage the same parts of the brain that crave stimulation in a tech-oriented youngster, but without the passivity that many screen-oriented activities include.

Tried and tested, well-reviewed and approved by parents, and recommended by experts, here are the best tech-centric toys that make great gifts for kids, not a screen in sight. (OK, except for the one you’re watching right now.)

The Toniebox is one of the brightest devices we’ve seen in years, and it’s one kids will love from their earliest years through, well, forever. That’s because the content a Toniebox can play ranges from nursery rhymes and stories for toddlers to audio adaptations of Disney movies to the rich retelling of stories from the classics (think “Treasure Island”). to more recent ones (as in “The Gruffalo”) with non-fiction educational content. Audio tracks are played, paused, skipped or repeated by gentle taps on the side of the device, so even young children can use a Toniebox, and it can be used with headphones, so it’s perfect for the car, for travel or for quiet moments.

Botley the Coding Robot 2.0

From $64

Yes, that’s right, this little robot from Learning Resources can teach kids to code, and no screen is required. How? Because with Botley 2.0 (a slight upgrade from the OG Botley), kids use a series of physical boards with instructions printed on them to “program” the robot’s actions. It can also be controlled via a remote control for classic robot fun.

FLUESTO 10 inch Doodle Magic Board LCD Writing Tablet

Remember those magnetic tablets you had when you were a kid? Those who created rough gray images by drawing iron dust against that matte gray screen? That’s it, but reimagined for the next generation. These LCD tablets can be used for drawing, doodling, handwriting practice, tic-tac-toe, math work and a thousand other uses, and they can be used repeatedly when a quick press of a button clears the screen.

GeoSafari Jr Interactive Talking Globe

This beautifully colored and illustrated globe would be welcome in any child’s bedroom, playroom or study space simply for its looks and accurate depiction of our physical and political world. But it’s packed with information, challenges, and geography games, all engaged via an included stylus, making it a real winner. And we love that a lot of the content is also voiced by Bindi Irwin.

3Doodler Start+ Essentials 3D Pen Set for Kids

A perfect gift for the budding inventor, artist or engineer – or better yet, a child with all three interests – this easy-to-use 3D pen lets kids literally “draw” in three dimensions. It can create all kinds of things, from DIY jewelry to mini action figures to game pieces and anything a young mind wants to create.

Elenco Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronic Exploration Kit

A Snap Circuits kit is one of the best tech toys because it takes a young handyman under the proverbial hood of things. Of course we all know that when you flip a switch you complete a circuit and turn on a light, but there’s nothing like a child building their circuit and then seeing it work when a light bulb turns on .

Ravensburger GraviTrax XXL Marble Run Starter Kit

Yes, playing with a GraviTrax set will help teach children the basics of physics, such as the power of gravity, how actions and reactions are interrelated, how there are many times the energy, such as potential energy and kinetics, etc And yes, it will also strengthen their executive functioning skills by solving engineering problems, planning ahead, troubleshooting and refining their designs. But budding engineers won’t even notice it, they’ll just have fun.

Sphero Specdrums (2 Ringtones) Music Ringtones App Compatible

With the two little rings and the included color-coded pad you get with a Sphero Specrums kit, kids can tap out rhythms and melodies and create truly beautiful music. Yes, this kit uses a display, but only to pair the hardware and display the type of “instrument” each pad zone will play when tapped with a Specdrums ring.

MindWare Gearjits: Treasure Box — Wooden 3D Construction Puzzle

This 3D wooden puzzle will be a satisfying challenge for older kids and teens (and adults, we know that from experience). But that’s only part of the fun: unlike a standard puzzle that can only be viewed once completed, this MindWare kit is a functional treasure box complete with combination lock and keys.

A great way to get kids or older teens away from their computer or phone and out and about, this drone is a perfect choice for novice pilots, so to speak. It’s easy to fly with video game-like controls, and the drone can be operated via voice commands. While we know we’re avoiding screens here, the situation is a bit different when you pair a smartphone to this spunky little flyer to see the view through its camera.

Lectric XP Step-Thru 3.0 Electric Bikes Black

From $1099

Do you want the ultimate tech “toy” perfect for teens and adults? Give them a fun and exhilarating e-bike that also promotes outdoor activities and moderate exercise. The XP 3.0 can cruise in pedal-assist mode or run in throttle-only mode, so it’s a great way to do a light workout or a great commuter bike for the high schooler, college kid, or urban pro. It’s also a great gift for a mum or dad to give themselves, as the bike can be equipped with a rear seat that can accommodate a passenger.

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TCL wins two CES® 2023 Innovation Awards, reaffirming its leadership in display technology https://q-2-u.com/tcl-wins-two-ces-2023-innovation-awards-reaffirming-its-leadership-in-display-technology/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 06:37:17 +0000 https://q-2-u.com/tcl-wins-two-ces-2023-innovation-awards-reaffirming-its-leadership-in-display-technology/ CORONA, Calif., November 21, 2022 /CNW/ – TCL Electronics, one of the dominant players in the global television industry and one of the leading consumer electronics companies, is honored to have won not one, but two awards from the CES® 2023 innovation for its TCL Mini LED 4K 75C935 and TCL Mini LED TV 4K […]]]>

CORONA, Calif., November 21, 2022 /CNW/ – TCL Electronics, one of the dominant players in the global television industry and one of the leading consumer electronics companies, is honored to have won not one, but two awards from the CES® 2023 innovation for its TCL Mini LED 4K 75C935 and TCL Mini LED TV 4K TV 75C835 (available in North America as Series 6 75R655). Both products exhibited innovative and outstanding design and engineering features that scored highly against the jury’s rigorous judging criteria, joining an elite group of products given this accolade.

The CES® Innovation Awards are an annual competition recognizing outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products. The announcement of this year’s winners takes place at CES® Unveiled New York, an intimate event with some of the tech industry’s most influential media to showcase what’s to come for CES® 2023 in January.

High-end mini LEDs 4K TV experience

As an innovator in Mini LED backlight technology, TCL reaffirms its leadership in the TV industry with its C-Series. The first Mini LED TV CES® 2023 Innovation Award goes to TCL 75C935, the Mini TV Latest generation LED from the brand. The ultra-thin and sleek design, combined with great optics and sound, helped this product stand out from the judges in the exciting Home Audio and Video category.

The 75″ TV is a marvel of combined Mini LED and QLED technologies that offers revolutionary optics with up to 1920 full-array local dimming zones in 4K resolution, realistic colors and 144Hz VRR. The 75C935 also delivers a room-defining listening experience with powerful AI sonic adaptation, sound tracking, and fine-tuned drivers to create a superior soundstage with Dolby Atmos® 3D audio processing for sound that’s right on. surrounded. To top it off, it’s integrated with the personalized Google TV experience.

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TCL Mini LED 4K TV 75C835 confirms the brand’s dominant position in the segment. With TCL’s advanced display technologies, sleek design, and accessible home theater performance, it delivers unparalleled contrast with Contrast Control Zones, deep color saturation with Quantum Dot technology, and powerful clarity with HDR Pro pack with Dolby Vision IQ® for greater brightness from a full palette. rich colors. Featuring Google TV or Roku TV, the C835 (R655) offers an intelligent interface designed around the consumer and what they like to watch.

Its blazingly fast refresh rate of up to 144Hz transforms imaging with thousands of micrometer-class mini LEDs for uncompromising contrast and brilliantly smooth illumination. TCL Mini LED backlighting powers up to 360 contract control zones, while AiPQ Engine™ uses machine learning to improve color, contrast and clarity.

TCL looks forward to its return to CES® 2023, the world’s most influential tech event, to be held at Vegas this next January. Attendees will have the opportunity to check out the brand’s CES® 2023 Innovation Award-winning products and other groundbreaking high-performance TVs on the show floor, so stay tuned for more updates. update regarding TCL plans at the global show.

About TCL Electronics

TCL Electronics (1070.HK) is a fast-growing consumer electronics company and a major player in the global television industry. Founded in 1981, it now operates in more than 160 markets worldwide. TCL specializes in the research, development and manufacturing of consumer electronics products ranging from televisions, audio and smart home appliances. https://www.tcl.com.

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How COVID-19 Impacted the Anime Dubbing Industry https://q-2-u.com/how-covid-19-impacted-the-anime-dubbing-industry/ Sun, 20 Nov 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://q-2-u.com/how-covid-19-impacted-the-anime-dubbing-industry/ The dubbing industry is what brings to life the stories that anime viewers love. From one-liners to protagonists, every voice actor who participates in the creation of an anime has an impact on the story being told. In the past, most voice actors ventured into studios to record their roles. However, travel was stopped at […]]]>

The dubbing industry is what brings to life the stories that anime viewers love. From one-liners to protagonists, every voice actor who participates in the creation of an anime has an impact on the story being told. In the past, most voice actors ventured into studios to record their roles. However, travel was stopped at the start of the pandemic and employees had to find a way to work from home.


The onset of the pandemic has changed the global workforce as a whole. Employees who could work from home could do so, and those who couldn’t had extreme restrictions placed on their chance to work. Many fields of work have discovered the positives and negatives of working from home and have implemented much of what they have learned into the current state of their work. Likewise, the dubbing industry has been able to adapt to the changes caused by COVID-19, but has experienced many ups and downs in the process.

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What has changed for voice actors?

Tanjiro looking at his sword in Demon Slayer.

Most employees around the world who could work from home only needed a laptop to get back to work. What’s different for voice actors is the need to record with proper equipment. Voice actors need a laptop or some sort of device that can hold the right software, as well as microphones, stands, and plenty of recording space. All of these things together can cost a pretty penny, especially for voice actors who have only recorded in the studio before. Many established voice actors who have turned to working from home have had the option of receiving some necessary equipment from production houses. Others, like those just starting out, needed to spend money to get what they needed. While there are plenty of ways to do things cheaply, like using blankets and sleeping bags as makeshift acoustic foam, there are also plenty of items that voice actors can’t get around to. to save money.

For example, a decent microphone is a necessity for getting studio quality recordings suitable for professional productions. Most microphones that can record well are, at the very least, around $100 – and that’s just the microphone. To maintain the stability of the microphone, stands must be purchased. Along with this, pop filters are needed to prevent unwanted noise from being picked up. If the voice actor’s microphone does not have a USB connection, an audio interface, which will contribute to the overall quality of the recording, is required to record the audio to a compatible device with audio engineering software installed . The microphone setup alone can cost hundreds of dollars, but it takes even more for the home voice actor.

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Getting started can be expensive

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The home voice actor is responsible for many things that a studio voice actor is not. For example, the home voice actor works completely alone during recording. They start the check-in process and are unable to ask for immediate advice or answers. In the studio, all adjustments to the recordings are made by someone else while the voice actor is in the booth. Home voice actors have to go through trial and error to make sure the audio is picked up correctly and will have to make any necessary changes themselves. This is where using audio editing software comes in. What’s great is that there are wonderful software out there that voice actors can use that are completely free.

While the cost of creating a home studio is daunting, it’s also a quality investment for the serious voice actor. What has been a positive outcome of the impact of the pandemic on the industry has been the ability for people around the world to audition and record without having to leave the comfort of their homes. Before the pandemic, the closer one was to a bustling media city, the easier it would be to get auditions and gigs. Now, anyone interested has the opportunity to make their way in the industry, no matter where they come from. Voice actors record hit anime series and movies from a single location in their home, such as Tokyo avengers, my hero academia and demon slayer. What is particularly amazing is the fact that many anime voice actors are becoming more popular names in the industry due to the chances given to them working from home.

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There are advantages to doing home dubbing

Izuku Midoriya/Deku in My Hero Academia reaching out.

Another wonderful opportunity for voice actors who work from home is the chance to learn about different aspects of anime creation. Not only do voice actors learn new things just by recording on their own, but they also become proficient with audio editing software, directing and more. By becoming aware of how other elements work in the anime industry, voice actors have the opportunity to branch out and try new things.

For example, a voice actor may find pleasure in working with their audio or desire to direct others after directing themselves. Getting advice and tips from professionals or even joining an anime production team isn’t as difficult for those who have already dipped their toes into the professional dubbing industry. Even though many voice actors in the past have worked in other areas of anime development, the pandemic has contributed to the growth by adding voice actor names under different credits in productions, offering them the opportunity to find out more about their interests through self-registration.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused vast amounts of stress, change and challenge for the global workforce. The restrictions on working from home that have been implemented in many countries have caused many ups and downs for the anime dubbing industry. Like many businesses and industries, voice actors and their producers have discovered just how much work can be done from home while creating high-end productions. Many voice actors had to learn to work alone without direct communication; a lot of money has been invested in setting up home studios, and home recording takes a lot longer. However, that doesn’t detract from the fact that the immense growth in the number of voice actors and voice actors finding their strengths and branching out into other anime production roles has been a boon to the anime industry. animates it.

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Fantasy Playhouse uses grant for technical theater lab – The Madison Record https://q-2-u.com/fantasy-playhouse-uses-grant-for-technical-theater-lab-the-madison-record/ Sat, 19 Nov 2022 19:12:05 +0000 https://q-2-u.com/fantasy-playhouse-uses-grant-for-technical-theater-lab-the-madison-record/ HUNTSVILLE – Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater and Academy has received a $25,000 grant, which has already benefited the organization. The grant announcement included State Senator Tom Butler of Madison, State Senator Sam Givhan of Huntsville and State Representative Howard Sanderford of Huntsville, as well as members of the Resource Conservation and Development Council of the […]]]>

HUNTSVILLE – Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater and Academy has received a $25,000 grant, which has already benefited the organization.

The grant announcement included State Senator Tom Butler of Madison, State Senator Sam Givhan of Huntsville and State Representative Howard Sanderford of Huntsville, as well as members of the Resource Conservation and Development Council of the Alabama Mountains Rivers Valleys organization.

The council grant helped launch the Fantasy Playhouse Technical Theater STE(A)M Lab. (STE(A)M stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.) The lab will provide students with hands-on learning opportunities to master the basics of technical theater. Students will learn color theory; sound engineering and design; lighting design; rigging; sets; and costume design.

With the funds, Fantasy Playhouse purchased a teacher workstation and several student workstations, involving equipment such as computer towers, monitors, microphones, tablets, sound mixers and software.

Butler credited Fantasy Playhouse for taking the initiative to raise funds and supporting additional tools to help mentor younger generations interested in art and production.

“I’m glad to see these funds going to Fantasy Playhouse,” Butler said. “They have a wonderful program, and I can’t wait to see all of their continued progress and success.”

Givhan praised the staff at Fantasy Playhouse for their hard work. “As more and more young people come through your doors. . . this is an opportunity to teach STE(A)M skills that are in high demand in northern Alabama,” Givhan said.

Sanderford said the Tech Theater Learning Lab was impressive and thanked Fantasy Playhouse for reaching out to the community in so many ways.

Karen Mockensturm, executive director of Fantasy Playhouse, said she was excited to use the theater’s technical learning lab and provide industry-level performing arts education.

“We will be able to teach audio engineering, sound design, set design, color theory for costume design and many other skills with this equipment,” Mockensturm said. “I want to thank (the council) and the Madison County legislators for all of their support in helping to fund this program and other programs we have offered over the years.”

Fantasy Playhouse provides access to the theater arts through production, education and outreach, reaching over 31,000 residents each year, including 21,000 children and youth. Core programs include live theater productions for children, classes, camps, workshops, and a preschool fine arts program. For more information, visit Fantasyplayhouse.org.

Established by the Farm Act of 1962, the Resource Conservation and Development Board offers a program that enables rural people to help themselves. Alabama has eight RC&D councils statewide. For more information, visit amrvrcd.org.

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Audio Engineering Society Concert Series Features Student Musicians and New Gear https://q-2-u.com/audio-engineering-society-concert-series-features-student-musicians-and-new-gear/ Sat, 19 Nov 2022 04:21:03 +0000 https://q-2-u.com/audio-engineering-society-concert-series-features-student-musicians-and-new-gear/ For more than 15 years, the Audio Engineering Society (AES) has hosted the AES Concert Series, in which artists and bands affiliated with Webster University perform for live audiences. The concert series features Webster students who major in everything from EDM and rap to pop and rock. These four musical genres were presented during the […]]]>

For more than 15 years, the Audio Engineering Society (AES) has hosted the AES Concert Series, in which artists and bands affiliated with Webster University perform for live audiences.

The concert series features Webster students who major in everything from EDM and rap to pop and rock. These four musical genres were presented during the last set on November 4. During this set, Webster University music major and senior Hannah Wozniak performed songs like Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition” and Maroon 5’s “Sunday Morning” with the band Saint Chuck. .

“We’re a pop-oriented band,” Wozniak said. “We do a lot of country and blues, but we’re basically a pop cover band.”

In addition to performing live, the band also posts reels to their Instagram, @saintchuckmusic.

What sets this concert series apart from previous years are the new renovations at Sverdrup. With classrooms already complete and studios finished next semester, students have more resources than ever before.

Casey Hunter is one of two AES advisors and an assistant professor at Webster University. He is also director of the department of aesthetics and audio technology studios.

“The new construction at Sverdrup houses three new audio studios, three isolation booths, a new recording room and two ear technique training rooms/mixing suites,” Hunter said. “Some of the highlights of the new gear are a new 32-channel API audio console. This is the centerpiece of Studio A.

The new gear is useful for AES members or audio majors like Wozniak, who majored in sound recording and engineering in addition to a Bachelor of Arts in music.

“I saw a photo of the new board and it looks really nice,” Wozniak said. “I think it’s really exciting, and I think it’ll be really good for the students, especially because the good thing about the audio department is that we can apply our education in a very practical and real sense, and I thinks the studio will only push this forward.

While some students will benefit from recording music, others will benefit from using real-world skills, whether it’s operating the sound card, mixing audio files, or even recording music. podcasts.

“Music students should be able to record material; film, animation and video production [students] should be able to produce amazing sound effects and post-production work, as well as game design [students] should be able to incorporate immersive sound and soundscapes into their products,” Hunter said. “All equipment was chosen with the idea of ​​allowing audio students to work with others, creating the most real-life conditions and experiences possible.”

With the new renovations complete, the opportunities for Webster students to explore music recording are wide open.

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What the music you love says about you https://q-2-u.com/what-the-music-you-love-says-about-you/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 20:14:51 +0000 https://q-2-u.com/what-the-music-you-love-says-about-you/ https://cdn.heleo.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/18150534/BB_Susan-Rogers-_MIX_V2.mp3 Susan Rogers is a record producer, audio engineer, and cognitive neuroscientist who teaches music production and engineering at Berklee College of Music. She was previously a staff engineer for artist Prince, but now her career is devoted to the study of musical perception. Ogi Ogas is a mathematical neuroscientist and author. He is director […]]]>

Susan Rogers is a record producer, audio engineer, and cognitive neuroscientist who teaches music production and engineering at Berklee College of Music. She was previously a staff engineer for artist Prince, but now her career is devoted to the study of musical perception. Ogi Ogas is a mathematical neuroscientist and author. He is director of the Dark Horse Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he studies how individuals achieve success.

Below, Susan and Ogi share 5 key insights from their new book, This is what it looks like: what the music you love says about you. Listen to the audio version, read by co-author Susan, in the Next Big Idea app.

1. Listening is not the same as hearing.

Listening to music – paying attention to what works and doesn’t work in a song, feeling its rhythms and melodies as if they were part of your body, like your fingers and hips – is an indispensable part of music. By perceiving, feeling and reacting to the many dimensions of a song, a listener closes the creative circle and completes the musical experience.

Becoming a “musical” listener takes curiosity, effort and love. But it also requires understanding and embracing your unique identity as a music listener. Everyone has a listener profile – the brain’s response to music that’s as unique to each of us as our tastes in food or fashion or romantic partners.

2. Listening to music has many dimensions.

Neuroscience describes seven aesthetic and musical dimensions that can each independently provide pleasurable reward from listening to music. Through these dimensions, you can discover your Listener Profile. These seven dimensions are:

  • Authenticity—the subjective impression of the authenticity and sincerity of the music. Where do the expressive gestures in the performance seem to come from: maybe from the performer’s head, maybe it comes straight from the heart, or from the hips?
  • Realism— the opposite of abstraction. Realistic recordings are played on real instruments, familiar enough to imagine in your mind. Abstract records are created on virtual instruments that only exist in computer code. Do you prefer music played on instruments you know or do your listening rewards come from virtual instruments that spark your imagination?
  • Novelty— your perception of the originality of the music. Some listeners prefer familiar musical forms that allow them to savor nuanced arrangements or virtuoso technique, while other listeners prefer to be challenged by musical innovation and stylistic boldness.

“Becoming a ‘musical’ listener takes curiosity, effort and love.”

  • Melody—music has evolved to reflect the emotional lives of humans. Melody does the heavy lifting of conveying a feeling. Melodies can be sweet, bitter, soaring, catchy, poignant, cheerful, catchy, or any human emotion. We can consider the melody as the heart of a record.
  • Lyrics— this dimension can be considered as the spirit of a record because the lyrics express ideas. You may prefer songs with clearly expressed truths or you may listen to poetic constructions. You may enjoy vivid imagery in the lyrics or have a penchant for more conceptual writing.
  • Rhythm—the hips of music. Switching to music is an irresistible urge for most people; it starts when we are very young. What kind of rhythm makes you dance?
  • Stamp— the sound itself. It is the unique sonic portrait that sets individual instruments and voices apart. We can call the face of a record timbre because timbre establishes the identity and genre of the music. Some prefer a lush orchestra, others a jazz trio; some prefer the acoustic twang, others a wall of electric guitars.

3. Your listener profile is characterized by seven “sweet spots”, one per dimension.

Think of a sweet spot like a “Goldilocks zone” of resonance. It comes from the feeling that this record is for you. We seek different types of rewards by listening to music. The record you pick at any given time is most likely your sweet spot on one or more of the seven dimensions. Our musical highlights exert a powerful gravitational pull on our thoughts and feelings, leading to a greater release of pleasurable neurotransmitters.

4. The music you love the most can activate your default network, a neural system in the brain that fires every time we dream and think creatively.

The default network is part of our sense of self: our identity and self-awareness. Listening to music you love activates your network by default, which means the music can serve as a personal guide to private places in your mind where only you can go.

“A journey in your listener profile is a journey in self-discovery.”

Getting to know your listener profile helps you dive deeper into your own desires, fantasies and creativity, those mental places where you can try out other identities to discover the “music of you”. A journey in your listener profile is a journey in self-discovery.

5. Falling in love with a record is like falling in love with a person.

That instant attraction that can be hard to explain. Of course, you recognize that not everyone loves your playlist as much as you do. They may even wonder what you hear in the songs that are most dear to you. But no one should ever be a music snob, or a music wallflower. Everyone’s taste is valid.

This is what it looks like hopes to answer questions about your musical loves that you didn’t think to ask. Knowing more about the music you love will deepen your relationship with the music and with yourself.

To listen to the audio version read by co-author Susan Rogers, download the Next Big Idea app today:

Hear key information in the next big idea app

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