Pennies On The Dollar - Buying Audio Software Smart. Part 12Written by David D. Deprice
Cybercorder 2000 - $22 http://www.deprice.com/cybercorder.htm
Cybercorder provides VCR-like recording for radio shows or any audio input. Recordings are stored on disk as WAV or MP3 files with optional audio compression to save disk space. Recordings can easily be played back by selecting recording from list of completed recordings. The customizable playback window allows to easily advance recording forward and reverse various step sizes.
Cybercorder 2000 offers following features and more:
* Uses your own radio or stereo receiver. Connect radio headphone or output jacks to computer sound card line-in jack. Set to your favorite radio station, adjust Windows mixer settings, and Cybercorder 2000 does rest. * Real-time audio compression - you can utilize any of audio compression codecs installed on your system to save disk space. * Record MP3 - you can record MP3 files with MP3 file extension. * Programmed or manual recording - you can schedule as many recordings as you like or instantly start a recording for specified amount of time. The scheduled recordings can be scheduled for a single time or for selected days of week such as Mon-Fri 9AM. Program descriptions can be given to scheduled recordings to later identify recordings. * Program Internet Recordings - you can automatically launch an Internet URL prior to recording. You can set up Cybercorder 2000 to automatically hang up a modem connection and/or close streaming player once recording is complete. * Automatically Run External Applications - you can automatically launch an external application prior to and/or after recording. * Mixer Profiles Cybercorder can automatically activate a mixer profile containing preset Windows mixer settings prior to and/or after a recording. This ensures recording will occur with correct mixer settings every time. * Supports long recordings - you can program a recording to be as long as 24 hours. * Recordings list - all recordings made are shown in a list, and any recording can be played from this list. Recordings can be removed from list or from disk, and can also be added back to list if present on disk. Cybercorder 2000 supports saving and retrieving recording lists containing WAV and MP3 files.
The Life, Music, and Spirituality of George HarrisonWritten by Rosana Hart
Propelled into fame as one of Beatles, along with Paul McCartney, John Lennon, and Ringo Starr, George Harrison was known as "quiet one" of group, and also as "spiritual one." He was lead guitarist.
He happened to meet Ravi Shankar at a dinner in sixties, and Shankar offered to teach him basics of playing sitar. This began a lifelong friendship, and Harrison's fascination with sitar affected Beatles' work after that. He immersed himself in Indian music, playing sitar for years, only picking up guitar when recordings required it.
His spiritual life grew out of that time. He said, "Having all these material things, I wanted something more. And it happened that at just time I wanted it, it came to me in form of Ravi Shankar, Indian music, and whole Indian philosophy." He introduced other Beatles to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and transcendental meditation.
Though Paul McCartney and John Lennon wrote most of Beatles' songs in their earlier years together, George Harrison later wrote some of their most famous songs, including "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" and "Something." After breakup of Beatles, he had a hit single, "My Sweet Lord." He produced films with comedy group Monty Python's Flying Circus. Later he produced a very popular album called "Cloud Nine."