The Beatles Remastered – What Does Remastered Mean?

9-9-9 On September 9th the new remastered versions of The Beatles albums will be released both individually and as part of stereo & mono box sets (only the stereo mixes are being released individually, mono mixes are only available as a part of the mono box set.) What Does Remastered Mean? I won’t go into the technical details (as that’s more of interest to those who record and produce music) so much as to explain what it means from a listener’s perspective. Mastering is the final step in the process of creating an album. In 1987 when The Beatles albums were initially mastered for CD, digital mastering for compact disks was still a pretty new concept and because of that, the mastering job done on those CDs (the ones that Beatles fans now own!) is notoriously poor. In the years since the art of digital mastering has been greatly improved upon (although in recent years there has been a problem with over compression, but the “loudness wars” is too big of a topic to get into here.)  Over the course of four years all of The Beatles albums were remastered for CD from the original analog source. This was a painstaking process to get the sound of the albums just right. So what that means for listeners is that new clarity and new detail can be heard. In some cases there may be parts of the songs that have been buried away that are now “unearthed” for us to really get a good listen to for the first time. The Mono Mixes The Mono Box Set would be interesting to Beatles...

The Basics Of Telemarketing Services

Telemarketing is still a hotly contested marketing strategy in the country today. Although many businesses find it very useful in generating sales and reaching out to potential customers, people still find it to be a quite an unglamorous job, at worst a complete irritation. But what exactly is telemarketing? Telemarketing services is a marketing method employed by businesses wherein they call the customers on the phone. Products and services of the company are promoted and the customers are convinced to buy them or sign up. This is a very efficient selling strategy. First of all, it reduces cost. Not many people know it, but calling a hundred customers in a single day can be easily done by one person. Imagine doing a door-to-door campaign, and its pretty easy to picture out the number of people needed to cover that many customers. Another thing is time. Telemarketing promotes products and services at a much shorter time than what streamers, leaflets or banners can achieve. Radio and TV advertising, the much faster promotion methods, may not even achieve the same response. Customers or even potential ones will be able to express their desires and needs in a quicker manner when they are being phoned. Lastly, theres the human touch of the caller. Many people find the impersonality of radio, TV, and print advertising to be very distant. They dont feel that the products or services are really meant for them. More often than not, this is the main reason why they dont buy at all. On the other hand, when a telemarketer gives them a call, customers get a feeling that...

Finding the Right Store Fixtures to Define Your Brand

When it comes to retailing product, your store’s “brand” is just as important as the product you are selling and the store fixtures you choose are an important part of developing that brand image. When a customer walks into your store they form an impression about what your brand is before they even view a particular item. Your color scheme, décor, and store fixtures all play a role in developing your brand image along with the cleanliness of the store and the helpfulness of your employees. However, the visual image is what makes that all-important first impression. Your store fixtures dictate how your items will be displayed and viewed by your customers. You want to choose fixtures that have the right finish and the right style to compliment your merchandise, although, you want the merchandise to be noticed by the customer and not the fixtures themselves. For this reason, acrylic fixtures are often used allowing the merchandise to be noticed while the fixture itself goes virtually unseen. Tubular metal garment racks achieve almost the same result, because the rack itself is quite minimal the clothing stands out. Tubular racks are a great choice for creating your brand, especially when they are tiered and the first hanger on each arm displays a complete, fully accessorized outfit. This shows the customer what your brand is and helps them find coordinating pieces that look good together. Doing this tends to result in higher per ticket sales and better accessory percentages as it encourages customers to purchase the complete look. Also, having several tubular racks in the front of the store will help...

Legal Marketing: How To Define Your Points Of Differentiation

You can’t be successful at legal marketing and business development without answering one question: What makes you different? With 1,084,504 lawyers in this country, it’s important to identify exactly what makes you stand out from the crowd. The first exercise I go through with new clients is to sit down and take inventory of what I like to call their “points of differentiation,” those little things that make the difference in day-to-day business and keep clients happy (as well as attract new clients!). But how to identify them? Here are a few ideas… Listen To Your Clients. No one knows you better than your clients. Call three long-term clients and ask them what they like most about your relationship and the work that you do for them. Listening to their feedback can help you realize what they truly value about your practice. Get detailed statements and ask for examples to help you better understand. Stick To Three Once you’ve made a list of the things you think make you different, narrow them down to the top three and reevaluate them. Make sure they’re strong enough to be the basis of your future marketing efforts. Be Creative. Lots of attorneys return calls promptly, but you may have a “2-hour” rule (as my friend Joe Gagliardo does over at Laner Muchin in Chicago), where all clients receive a phone or email response within that time frame. All attorneys are experienced in their field; you may have specific expertise in your clients’ industries. Example: an aviation attorney who was previously a pilot or worked for an airline. That sets you apart. Ask...

Starting A Removals Business

In the current economic climate, starting a business is an incredibly smart move. There are a serious lack of jobs on the market at the moment and many people have thus been unable to find employment now for quite some time. By setting up your own business however, you can avoid this problem entirely as you make the opportunity for yourself practically out of thin air. At the same time if it goes well then you’ll have the ability to employ other people, and you will aid the circulation of money in the economy in short you will be helping the economy to recover and you will be helping other people at the same time as helping yourself. Thus it is a good idea to start thinking about potential businesses you could set up, and there are few better options here than starting a removals business. This is a great idea as its a service that nearly anyone can offer and that you can start for limited investment and with limited experience. The first things you’ll need are a van, some friends also looking for jobs and a driving license between you. While having other people involved isn’t absolutely crucial, it will make a big difference to how quickly you can remove the furniture and this will greatly impact how satisfied you leave your customers and how likely they are to spread the word about your business. The only investment you are likely to make then is the purchase of the van which will be necessary of course in order to transport the items. This is highly important as...

Some Basic Facts About A Car Engine

If you ever open the hood of your vehicle you will notice the car engine which may seem like a big jumble of metal to a novice. Sometimes it is good to know how it works. If you are planning to purchase a brand new car then you often come across similar terms like “dual overhead cams” or “3.0 liter V-6”. These are all terms meant to denote the capacity of a car engine to generate power. Numerous car manufacturing giants are coming up with cars made from the latest technologies. Recently Lamborghini released its plans to come up with a car with 12-cylinder engine. It will come with 6.5 liters displacement, an output of 525 kW and maximum torque of 690 Newton meters. In the quest to come with high-powered vehicles, car manufacturers are out-doing each other in the car market. All over US, whether in cities like Chantilly or Burke, people are always looking to buy vehicles which have engines built with the latest technologies. In cars the most common engine used is the internal combustion type in which combustion takes place internally. Gasoline is primarily converted to motion which helps the vehicle to move. The easiest way to create motion from gasoline is by simply burning it inside the car engine. Technologies used in such engines are improving day by day, so it is important for any car mechanic in US, even those in cities like Annandale and Chantilly to stay updated with the latest machine in the market in order to know how to effectively perform an engine repair. There are two primary things to...

How does a Car Engine Work?

If you are planning to buy your first car soon than you might want to know more about how a car engine works. Knowing how an engine works means you will know how it propels your car and in case there is something wrong with it; you may be able to better identify the problem. Basically, there are several processes that are involved in making the engine work. They are known as the intake, compression, power, and exhaust. The intake process involves the opening of the valve cylinder so that air and fuel may be able to come in. After the intake process, comes the compression wherein the piston moves up which pushes the air and fuel to the spark plug and eventually creating a spark which will ignite the mixture. The force of the ignition pushes down the piston so that it may be able to repeat the same process. Right after the mixture of air and fuel ignites, the exhaust valve open releasing the exhaust elements. Imagine the whole process taking place very fast. That is how a car engine really works. Now that you know the basic process of how a car engine works you will be better prepared to handle car trouble especially when it comes to the engine. Usually, there will be a light indication that you should check your engine if there is indeed a problem. So when you buy a car, make sure that you check the engine first. You can find quality cars online by searching auto trading sites. Remember that you might need auto transport service when you purchase a...

Does The Person You Were In The Past Define You Now?

I was riding with my oldest son the other night after his basketball game.  He stated that when he is around anyone from his earlier school years somehow he always reverts to his old shy self.  He was a very shy person when he was younger and he is consciously working on being more of an extrovert.  My son is engaging on his own personal development without being aware of what he is really doing. He made me think about what I have done in the past that I have allowed to define me.  I have always worked under the guise of a salaried manager in a retail or restaurant establishment.  The desire to step out and become an entrepreneur has always been inside of me but I never allowed it to come to light.  The fact that was who you were in the past does not mean that you have to continue to be that same person. The people who knew me as a salaried manager might have difficulties in viewing my new role as a true entrepreneur.  As a salaried manager I knew exactly how much I was getting paid every two weeks.  The mentality that I had was being certain and predictable in my actions on a daily basis. As an entrepreneur I have to put myself in a total different role of uncertainty and unpredictability.  The only thing that you can predict is that if you don’t do income generating activities on a daily basis you will not succeed. We must not let people from the past determine who we become in the future.  These...

New Key West Fishing

Fishing is a favorite pastime for many people. What makes it so interesting is the fact that there is always something new to be learned when out at sea. It also engages both the body and the mind thus making it a healthy undertaking. Finding good fishing ground online can be tricky but not when you have information about the Key West Fishing. Key West Fishing is one of the best fishing programs offered online. Run by Key West Captains who know everything there is about fishing, it is comprehensive, offering the best practices in organized fishing charters. Key West offers different types of fisheries with different fish species. Shark fishing for instance is done on flats and channels where the waters are between 4 and 5 feet deep. Shark fishing is an exclusive type of sports and is done using flat boats and/or light tackle boats. Fly rods are used to catch these fish which can be as heavy as 400 lb. Shark fishing is most fruitful between February and July. Another top species is the bonefish. Although bonefish live in tropical waters – which makes it hard to find them – they usually move to shallow flats so as to feed. At Key West Fishing, they are a main highlight as they can be found here in plenty especially during early fall. Other types of fish that make it worth trying out Key West fishing are Permit, mostly found between March and July; Sailfish which can be found between January and March; Mangrove Grouper between April and August; Blue Marlin best caught during fall just like the...

Wool Industry In The First Quarter 2010 Analysis Of Economic Operation – Train Wash Systems

Into 2010, with the weak international market gradually out of the State macro-control policy taking effect, while enterprises active measures to address the financial crisis effect is obvious, industry sales growth accelerated production, showing a good recovery situation. First, production 1, producing steady growth, the basic balance between production and sales 1-2 months, woolen cloth production grew rapidly with the previous year, an increase significantly higher than the previous year. Wool yarn production rose 3.37% cumulative increase decreased slightly (-2.78 percent). Knitting wool products in artificial fur, blanket, carpet production accumulated up 1-2 months showed significant growth trend. 1-2 months more than the scale of wool spinning, wool knitting and wool products industry total sales were 96.35% (+3.63 percentage points), 99.49 percent (-1.67 percent) and 96.18% (-3.74 percentage points), the basic balance between production and sales . Second, investment in fixed assets According to preliminary statistics, 1-February and the finishing of wool textile finishing, manufacture of wool products, wool knitwear and woven goods manufacturing industry, the actual investment in fixed assets over the previous year, showed faster growth, is clearly associated with the recovery of the two markets and industry investment warming. Third, in export markets 1, the steady recovery in domestic Domestic wool industry is out of the woods, to improve their response capacity of the most important supporting force. According to preliminary statistics, 1-February the industry’s domestic market is much improved over the previous year, gross scale textile enterprises, the sales value of wool products companies have rebounded significantly over the previous year, respectively, compared with the previous year growth of 34.85 and 29.86 percentage points ,...
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