While one of the things we love about the acoustic guitar is that we can reach a good-sized audience without amplification in many environments. Unfortunately, in other circumstances we need to pump up the volume a bit and still get that glorious sound only an acoustic guitar can bring to a larger crowd, or an area that just doesn't have the right acoustics for your music. Maybe you simply just need to change up the sound a bit with a pedal and make sure that you get the changes you need for your style of music. That's when you pull out the old reliable acoustic guitar amp to rock the house. Behringer Ultracoustic ACX450 Acoustic Guitar Amplifier will do just that for you. The ACX450 amp is a 45W, 2-channel amplifier that features an original 8" speaker for true acoustic fidelity with 2 independent FX processors and an ultra-musical, 5-band graphic EQ for each channel plus the revolutionary FBQ Feedback Detection system to reduce instant feedback. Not to mention the inclusion of a dual footswitch FS112.
Friday, August 02, 2013
Saturday, July 20, 2013
While we all go to see the superhero movies for the actual superhero, their non-hero sides have many times been rich and powerful in their own rights. Villains like Lex Luthor building empires to fund his diabolical weapons and plans to destroy the world, Bruce Wayne being a mega-billionaire that becomes the Dark Knight. Who are the best entrepreneurs in the comic book universes though?
Entrepreneur.com goes in depth with a top 10 Comic Entrepreneurs story that is a fun read. Of course they aren't real people, but it is still interesting to look at them and see how their plans are funded with business rather than just stealing it all. Many of the villains actually havd real businesses rather than taking it all from the citizens of their favorite stomping grounds. A lot of real estate ventures I'd imagine, but I wouldn't be surprised if they worked in areas of sales of things like USDA approved levelers too.
Saturday, July 06, 2013
While it is certainly possible to be an entrepreneur and sleep whenever you want. Especially these days where we can get so much done from home and get it wherever it needs to go without even taking off our bathrobes, but most successful business owners rise early.
Starbucks President Michelle Gaas explains why she has been getting up at 4:30 AM for the last 15 years.
For me personally I am a total 2nd shift person and a night owl. I love noot getting to bed before 3 AM and getting up about 10-11 AM. Of course even I know that I feel better, and much more productive if I get up at the crack of dawn. The day feels fresher, and everything feels a bit more slowed down. You can just get more done with less distractions while everyone else is still clearing the morning fog from their heads. It certainly would take that concentration to get through the abogado de inmigracion that I had to read earlier today.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Nothing worse than seeing a guy laying his guitar on the floor, or on his couch is there? Tome that just shows that they don't respect their instrument like they should. That's why using either a guitar stand, or a wall hangar is such a great way to keep your guitar looking and felling good. Last thing you need is someone sitting on the thing, or just plain tripping over it right? Start out with a guitar hanger at musicians friend and see how you just stare at it all the time and want to go pick it up and play it. Tell the hacks to back off when they want to pick it up and play the one cord they know. too. :)
The Apogee Duet is becoming one of the best known and most respected brands for audio interface technology on MAc systems. The Apogee Duet 2 came out and added to the high selling original duet by adding in tons of new features and kept the awesome sleek and shiny look. The apogee duet at guitar center is one of the coolest looking and funnest pieces of tech that you can play with as a music fan. It basically turns your Mac into a professional recording studio and makes you look like you have talent.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
It seems many drummers are as uninformed about drum triggers. Without the proper settings they can go from great value to completely underwhelming. Fortunately when you get them from stores and see negative and positive mixed reviews you start to see why. The more helpful reviews show you exactly why the drum triggers are great, and why people that found problems with them were doing it wrong. Always make sure you check into the good advice given from the most helpful reviews because some of the best products may be even better if you take a few tricks from other users.
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Last time we talked about the best states to go for starting a business. This time we talk about the best states to live if yopu are just out of college and ready to work for yourself. Does it matter? For me I don't bvelieve it does that much, but this article claims there are definite advantages to living in their list of states for young entrepreneurs. Holding their torch lighter up to lead you into the perfect state for your burgeoning desire of being your own boss.
As many aspiring entrepreneurs gird for their college graduations, the idea of starting up, as well as starting a new life in perhaps a different city can be daunting.
As an entrepreneur, much goes into the question of where to live and set up shop. Among other things, you'll probably want to locate in a city that has a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem and a healthy stream of talented workers. But also, and perhaps just as important, are the other, softer factors involved. Will you have elbow room? Are the amenities you want available? Can you afford it?
What are the 10 best cities?
Saturday, May 04, 2013
OF course you can start a business eanywhere. If you know your market and you know your demographics you can certainly take advantage of any location. That doesn't mean that you will be in the best state or other business activities, taxes, or laws either. Where would be the place to sell your 5th wheel camper covers, a pawn shop, or a golf stoe?
Here are the 10 Best states to start a business in. The study measured five aspects of policy including exports and international trade, entrepreneurship and innovation, business climate, talent pipeline, and infrastructure. U.S. states were ranked for their performance in each category.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
If you aren't one that has a business in mind of your own creation, but REALLY want to be out from under the employee realm, it might be a good idea to dive into the franchise market. Franchises have a lot of benefits over starting your own business fromt he ground up. Not only have they proven themselves as a viable business plan, but many of them already have a brand that is recognizable so the whole "making a name for yourself" part of running a business is already taken care of. Marketing is one of the most difficult parts of running a business. Sadly, there are a lot of people that can run a business, but don't have the mindset to market well. They end up needing help and having to spend extra money on it when great marketers can turn even a business that isn't all that great into a money maker.
So where do you start with a franchise? If you don't even know which one you would be interested in you might not want to go after one of the bigger ones that will cost you much more to get started. Instead, Entreprenuer.com has compiled a list of good franchises that you can get started in for less than $50,000. Not all in one industry either. There are dozens of different industry franchises that you can barrel into at under $50K and give yourself a chance with a limited start up budget. Much like the cd replication services from http://www.disc2day.com are for you.
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Not really a better way to explore your creative side than to try out a few music instruments. I've certainly had my sahre of trying them out. Starting with the infamous recorder in elementary school that we all had and learned nothing on. Then jumped on to a coronet, which lasted less than half a year. Then it was on to an electric keyboard/piano, which I really wish I had stuck with. I'd love to know how to play the piano, and may try again some day. Finally I got into the electric guitar, which was basically the only one I took semi-seriously. Since that was the only one that allowed me to play the kind f music I was into. Now? I simply just play every once in a great while and realize how rusty I am and put it down after a few minutes. :(