History of the Synthesizer – A Brief Look Back

History of the Synthesizer – A Brief Look Back

The synthesizer was a long time in the making. The history of the synthesizer is one that goes back long before electricity – many of early composers conceived of the concept, but could never put it into practice. In fact, it would take the invention of the silicon chip to make synthesizers possible.
The first synthesizers were very crude in their abilities. They date back well over 50 years. They were wired manually to create a given sound. They consisted of an oscillator, or tone generators, in one of three basic waveforms. These were sawtooth, square, or sine waves. This signal was then passed through several other modules to alter the initial tone. These first synthesizers were not triggered by a keyboard like they are today and they were abstract in their uses.
It didn’t take long for many rock musicians in the 60’s and 70’s to realize the benefits of these instruments. Many companies were formed in these days. For example, Moog, Arp, and Oberheim were some of the manufacturers that would produce the first synthesizers. Most of these first models were only able to produce one note at a time. In 1978, the first polyphonic units were created. They were still typically analog in their design and had a very distinct sound.
Dates To Know:
1940’s and 1950’s: A variety of different automated electronic musical controllers were built.
1950: RCA produces an experimental device that synthesizes voice and music.
1958: Daphne Oram from BBC Radiophoic Workshop produces the Oramics technique.
1960’s: Real time synthesizers were designed but were mainly used in studios. They were simply too large.
1964: The Moog Synthesizer was the first to be displayed at Audio Engineering Society Convention. Four years later, it was a hot product.
1967: The album Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn, & Jones, Ltd became the first album to hit number one with a synthesizer used on it. It was from The Monkees’.
1970: The first synthesizer with a built in keyboard was designed by Moog.
Synthesizers enjoyed many innovations over the course of the following few years. They would become self contained and then movable, allowing them to be used throughout the home and recording studios. The synthesizer has continued to evolve and is widely used today.

The Advantages Of Being An e-Book Writer Or Publisher

The Advantages Of Being An e-Book Writer Or Publisher

All well known experts have agreed that informational products especially eBooks are without any doubt the number one home based business opportunity. They are much easier to create than one may think.
Everyone can create an ebook and make big profit from selling it online.
Here are some of the benefits of being an ebook writer and publisher:
 The complete work control is established. You are your own boss and there is no one to report to. You decide what to write and when to write it.
 You profit 100% from every sale you made. You do not have an intermediate publisher as in the traditional world to share your profits with.
 There is no limit on the number of e-Books you can create. Once you know how nothing can stop you.
 An e-book sells all the time – 24 x 7, even when you’re sleeping or on a vacation. People can visit your web site to buy and download your e-Book almost instantly.
 You’ve no hassles like inventory, packaging and shipping.
 There are absolutely no start-up risks. Unlike any other products, an eBook can be produced inexpensively. It doesn’t require expensive materials or equipment.
 People will buy from you because they can have the information they are searching for within a minutes.
 You can earn a living from your hobbies and interests.
 You can start immediately, even in your spare time.
 Your credibility online increases. Once you put your ideas and advices in an eBook for people to buy and read you’re selling yourself as an expert they can trust and respect. When people trust you and respect you they are more likely to buy from you.
 High profit potential. Customers perceive your ebook as being highly valuable so you can charge more for it than you might expect.
 flexibility. You can use ebook for multiple purposes. For example you can offer it as free gift to entice customers to purchase from you.
 Create long term profits. Fill your ebook with affiliates links, this encourages users of them to revisit and purchase others products that you sell. ebooks are great long term profit generators.

Internet Marketing for Dummies!

Internet Marketing for Dummies!

There are many people every day jumping into the online world. With more and more people using the internet the floodgates of internet users are opening wider everyday. But how, as a home business owner, can you expect to compete with the “big dogs” of the internet and dip your cup into the profits as well?
There are a ton of tips and tricks that people will tell you are the “best” way to advertise your home business……. But do them incorrectly or choose the wrong methods and all you’ll really end up doing is increasing your frustration, not your traffic or your sales.
I remember back when I started my first business (not online) it seemed like almost everyday someone was willing to offer me a great deal to advertise my business. Of course with all these different resources out there some of them had to be more effective than others. The only problem was ………. HOW Do I Tell Which Ones? I had limited resources and certainly couldn’t afford to give them all a try, unless I just wanted to cross my fingers and hope they worked so I wouldn’t go out of business!
Thankfully, today’s online world provides home business owners with a variety of different marketing techniques, and each can be as profitable as the next. As a business owner you simply have to decide what you are willing to invest in your business, and which will have the best return on your investment
Let’s run through a few of the most popular types.
Paid Banner (CPM + CPC) and Paid Text-
Banner ads you can pay for as CPC(cost per click) or CPM(cost per every thousand times banner is displayed) usually placed in a high traffic area on a site that causes visitors of that site to see it and visit your site.
Paid Text advertising is similar only the ad is in the form of a text link usually off to the sides (or at the top in search engines like Yahoo! And Google) If you are going to use this kind of advertising make sure you pick the sites you place your ads on carefully (popular sites will be expensive but you should get more clicks and smaller sites will be cheaper, but often with little or no results)
E-mail lists –
Programs or services that will get your link out to many different internet users. These can be good if you have a very widely used type of product. The negative to these lists is that with new e-mail features often these types of messages get marked as spam and are disregarded by the intended recipient.
Free Traffic Generators –
Traffic generators like Traffic Swarm can be a great way of just getting people to go to your site. There are some that you can pay for that will guarantee you a certain number of visitors for a set price. Problem is that most of the people that are now visiting your site aren’t really interested in your product or service. You might get one or two sales from extremely impulsive buyers but the rest only visit to earn credits or something of the sort from the home site. If you’re going to rely on this type of advertising make sure your visitor/buyer ratio is already high for your site.
Link Exchange –
This is by far the best way of driving quality traffic to your site…… if you do it right! Before you even THINK about trying to exchange links with other sites there’s a few things you should know…..
1. Download the Google toolbar – This way you will be able to tell the page rank of any pages you want to exchange links with (higher the PR the higher in the search ranking which means more traffic)
2. Exchange links with only pages of PR 4 or higher. It will help your page more by having a few PR4+ pages linking to you than 10000 pages with no page rank.
3. Build your content FIRST! Don’t expect E-Bay to display your link just because you asked them nicely! Webmasters want to know they are linking to a quality site with a good amount of substance. Focus on building your site before you ask people to link to it.
4. Try to exchange links with other sites that have the same key words as yours. Ie: There’s no reason to exchange links with a flower web site if you sell telephone service
The only thing this type of advertising will cost you is a little effort. The greatest part of it is that the people that visit your site are people that are actually interested in your product or service, not just people stopping by to earn credits…… and you don’t pay a cent. There are many books and sites on the web that can give you more details on how to effectively exchange links to your benefit.
Hopefully these tips have helped you narrow down the best type of advertising for your site. The one thing that hasn’t changed in the transition from regular to internet marketing is that you never really know what will work best for you until you try. Don’t be afraid to get your feet wet and see what you like!
GOOD LUCK!

Using the Sun to Power Your RV

Using the Sun to Power Your RV

Jumping in your RV and leaving the rat race for the weekend is an American tradition. Did you know you can provide power to your RV with the sun while getting away from it all?

The Sun is Everywhere!

One of the biggest misconceptions regarding solar power is that it is limited to large panel systems on roofs. Au contraire! With new nanotechnology, solar power systems will soon be applied with the paint you use to improve your home. That’s still two or three years away, so what about now?

If you enjoy taking the RV out for an excursion, you can use solar power to provide your electrical needs. Whether you are going camping or to a NASCAR race, it is an exceedingly simple process.

Unlike homes, RVs run on direct current electricity. This makes them perfect for solar electricity since solar systems produce direct current electricity instead of alternating current. Put another way, there is no need for bulky converters to flip the electricity from direct to alternating. Instead, you can use the sun to power up your batteries directly.

Portable solar systems consist of pop-up solar modules with four or five panels. Essentially, they look like small ladders with solar panels instead of steps. You just pop them up on the roof of the RV or in an area where the sun hits them. The systems tie directly into your batteries and power them up during the day. Super easy and super clean.

The real advantage to solar RV systems has to do with noise. The traditional method for recharging your RV batteries is to turn on a generator and generators can be very loud. Even the quietest generator makes enough noise to make you feel like you live next to a construction site. Solar systems make no noise at all. There are no moving parts, just the sun beating down on the panels. You’ll never know they are even there.

If RVing is your thing, portable solar modules are worth taking a look at. With high fuel prices, you need to save a buck wherever you can.

Be careful of Clickbank – The one secret I should not have disclosed!

Be careful of Clickbank – The one secret I should not have disclosed!

I have a secret I have got to reveal. Keep this to yourself. Do you notice when you visit most sales page, they have an “affiliates sign up” or “make money here” link which directs you to their affiliate sign up page? Imagine this scenario, Thomas visits the site through your affiliate link, he reads the sales copy and is convinced but the price $79 is a little steep. He sees the “affiliates sign up” link and clicks. He realizes he could get at 60% discount with the commission and so he signs up with clickbank and buys through his own link.

The vendors do not want this to happen right? Wrong! Fact is, they had intended to sell at $31(40%) of the price and so set it at $79. The affiliate link was prominently displayed so visitors could easily see it and sign up and get the discount. This make the buyer thinks he has got into a “winning” situation but in fact the vendor got the sale he wanted and an affiliate at the same time.

Armed with this knowledge you should be able to be more discerning when selecting the products to promote. That said, here are some ways which you can profit from Clickbank.

Tip 1
Criteria for selecting your products. Never select a product that is priced too high, pays out commission below 50% and a sales copy that sucks. Amazingly, there are affiliates promoting these products still!

Tip 2
Make full use of the resources page. They are there for a reason, they must be working otherwise or they would not have been there. That is not to say you can use your own promotional tools, by all means go ahead!

Tip 3
Getting traffic. There are many ways of generating traffic. One of them is by using Google Adwords. It is targeted and fast. You get quick targeted traffic and the thing is, if you do your keyword research well, you can get it cheaply too. More on free traffic generators is available in my book “Clickbank Profit Machine”

Uranium Facts For The Natural Resource Investor

Uranium Facts For The Natural Resource Investor

Investing in uranium is looking toward the future. With fossil fuels fizzling out, the world needs reliable sources of energy. The price of uranium has moved surpisingly fast over the last year with the scare of oil and natural gas shortages. Also, analysts report a severe uranium shortage over the next ten years. Lets take a look at what uranium is and how it is/will be used. I have always heard “buy what you know”, so hopefully you will know a little more about uranium after reading.

Uranium can be found abundantly on the planet. Uranium is formed when stars explode, expelling the heavy element. Uranium-238, the most common form of uranium found on earth has a half life of 4.5 billion years, which explains its large quantity (around 99% of the world’s uranium). Uranium-235 makes up a little more then half of the remaining 1%. Uranium-234 makes up small amount left.

The most important form of uranium is uranium-235, which possesses some very useful characteristics. Uranium-235 can undergo “induced-fission”. Induced fission is when a free neutron is used to bombard the element, causing it immediately to destabilize and split. During this reaction a large amount of heat is given off. This heat, through various means, can be harvested into power. This is process is commonly called nuclear fission. Over 400 nuclear fission generators exist in the world today in major countries such as the US, China, Russia and Germany. Nuclear power planys fired up in 1959. The number is growing dramatically as countries are expanding their power grids. Demand for uranium and uranium enrichment increases as more nations decide to add nuclear power to their power creating arsenals.

Discuss with your investment advisor the pros and cons of adding uranium stocks to your portfolio. I have several precious metal and natural resource mining stocks in my portfolio which have done well over the last year. I am definitely going to add a uranium mining company to my list of stocks.

Seo Marketing Tools That Earn Money

Seo Marketing Tools That Earn Money

A discussion of some of the software programs and tools that can help optimize your SEO as well as bring more targeted visitors to your website.

There are definitely some SEO marketing tools on the market that can help your homegrown web site earn more money. For instance you might want to consider getting an opt-in list builder. This type of program helps you install an opt in request feature on your website so that you can build your own mailing list. There are some out there on the market that promise that you can have a list with as many as thirty thousand people on it in just three months.

What is SEO

 

Resource http://www.pkseoservices.com/

Another tool that you might want to consider getting is a link manager. Sometimes they are referred to as hoplink managers. This is a great Internet business gizmo that allows affiliates to promote multiple websites using only one ClickBank account. The result is often an increase in profits thanks to a raise in your page rankings on both Google and Clickbank.

SEO Company SydneyPrograms that can assist you with your SEO are ones like the Article Page Machine, the Article Site Builder and the Quick Page generator. These programs assist people who can’t write in taking articles and replicating them. This is one way to building an informational site that is original and unique, however be forewarned. Make too many pages like these and you could be accused of spamming. Article page machines are writing tools that allow you to take an article and automatically maximize it with keywords. Article site builder helps you earn money by drawing targeted visitors to your informational site.

Quick page generators are advertised as being able you to create hundreds of pages of unique public domain content without spamming. However the drawback is that usually these articles are not of a high enough quality to submit to article and ezine directories as these directories do detect this type of artificially generated piece as spam sooner or later.

Ozone: Revolutionizing the Food Sanitation Process

Ozone: Revolutionizing the Food Sanitation Process

When you think of “ozone,” you may think of the layer in the stratosphere that blocks most ultraviolet radiation from the sun. However, the term also refers to a substance that can further your wellness.

As a highly reactive oxidizing agent, ozone is used to deodorize air, purify water and treat industrial wastes. It is remarkably effective in applications such as food processing and cleaning and sanitizing equipment.

According to Produce Safety & Security International Inc., a food safety company, ozone is extremely effective in killing microorganisms because it oxidizes their cell membranes, killing a broader variety of potential pathogens than chlorine. The agent has no negative environmental impact because it easily and quickly degrades into oxygen.

In June 2001, the Food and Drug Administration granted “Generally Recognized As Safe” status to ozone for use in food-contact applications. A few days later, the FDA published a final ruling approving ozone as an additive to kill food-borne pathogens. This authorization opened the floodgates for food processors to begin using ozone in their plants.

Today, ozone technology is steadily replacing conventional sanitation techniques, such as chlorine, steam and hot water. Used in the processing of meat, poultry, seafood and produce, the technology is recognized as one of the safest, most cost-effective and chemical-free ways to keep food safe. Many food processors say the main benefit of using ozone is that it extends the shelf life of their products – an asset that’s important in the competitive international food industry.

Produce Safety & Security International Inc. uses ozone technology in its environmentally safe food sanitation systems, including industrial misting systems, which pressurize the room with a fog to reach in and around all equipment and pipes, subsequently killing all the bacteria that bonds mold to the surface.

The company also offers sanitation processes such as knife-washing systems that sanitize personal cutting equipment and commercial ozone systems, high-output ozone generators that maximize the surface contact between ozone and water in food processing plants.