Valentine Recording Studios Producer Nic Jodoin Spotlight Interview: Restoring to Analog Glory

On Laurel Canyon Boulevard in North Hollywood, a recording studio once frequented by Bing Crosby and The Beach Boys has been getting a lot of new attention from acts including Haim, Kesha, Black Lips and more, eager to play with pristine vintage gear untouched for decades.  “People will pay top dollar to record at these historic studios, to feel humbled by who’s been there before them,” says Nic Jodoin, producer and studio manager of the refurbished Valentine Recording Studios since it reopened in 2015. “Those who belong here will walk into the studio and feel excited to become part of its legacy.” But it’s not only a sense of legacy left by past icons that’s drawing artists to Valentine Studios today. The space itself is transportive — when you step inside, it’s like stepping into the past, from the elegant, nostalgic feel of its vintage furniture and classic decor to the warm, comforting tones of its aged tube amps and ribbon microphones. If the space feels frozen in time, it’s because it has been. In 1946, war veteran and aspiring recording engineer Jimmy Valentine began to assemble his first home studio. He had gott...

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We use them to give you the best experience. If you continue using our website, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on this website. Uflex is a multinational provider of comprehensive solutions in flexible packaging to meet every requirement of a global client-base, with market presence in over 140 countries. The company has substantial production capacity in manufacturing films and other specialised products used throughout the flexible packaging industry. Headquartered in India, Uflex’s products have been a pproved by the US FDA and BGA, with the company’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities across the globe also meeting industry standards such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001, HACCP and BRC regulations. In early 2017, the company began operations from its Aseptic Packaging plant for packaging of liquid products, ensuring its offering spans non-aerated liquids, granular materials, solids, semi-solids, gels, viscous fluids, pastes, granular material as well as powders. Uflex is a fully integrated polymer science company that provides flexible packaging solutions. Its products cover an extensive range, spanning across the entire chain of the flexible packagi...

Ferrari 812 Widebody By Novitec Has Wild Purple Interior

Novitec introduced its aftermarket kit for the 812 Superfast at the beginning of the year and now they’re coming out with a follow-up in the form of a widebody package for the V12 monster from Ferrari. Called the “N-Largo” like all of the tuner’s widebody projects, the heavily modified naturally aspirated supercar is now 14 centimeters (5.5 inches) wider at the back thanks to fender flares mounted on the production body. At the front axle, the standard fenders have been replaced by a widebody set adding 7 cm (2.8 in.) of width to the Superfast to give it a more powerful presence on the road. Those custom rocker panels can come in pure carbon fiber or with a high-gloss or matte coat, and aside from looking good, they optimize the air flow between the fenders. Just about everywhere you look, something has been changed over the standard car from Maranello. There’s the attention-grabbing wing at the back where a discreet spoiler has been mounted on the roof. Up front, the hood hosts restyled air vents and a reworked bumper to match the wider shoulders of the 6.5-liter machine from Italy. Aside from tinkering with the body, Novitec also got rid of the stock alloys and replaced them ...

Top 10 Best Amazon Cyber Monday Deals on Yoga Accessories

Cyber Monday deals are aplenty when it comes to sports. More specifically, though, Cyber Monday deals are aplenty for yoga. It’s become such a popular way to stay healthy because it caters to so many different demographics. People come from all different backgrounds, from the super athletic, to the hardly-mobile. These yoga deals range from clothing to gear, like mats and stretching straps. So, if you’re in the market for any type of yoga accessories or apparel, then now’s your chance. Cyber Monday deals on yoga will be gone tomorrow…or even sooner. When it comes to Cyber Monday deals on yoga gear, the first thing that pops to mind is probably yoga pants. They’re the epitome of comfortable apparel, providing loads of stretch, and ease of movement. The Prolific Health Fitness Power Flex Yoga Pants Leggings come in more-than-20 colors–snag a pair for every day of the week. As a compression legging, they’re designed to help your muscles with recovery time. Yoga mats are available in just about every color and thickness imaginable. If you’re after a super-thick yoga mat, then you need to consider the Reehut 1/2″ Extra Thick High Density NBR Exercise Yoga Mat. In terms of Cyber Monda...

Stocks plunged Monday as bellwether Caterpillar got a busy earnings week off on a down note,

Stocks plunged Monday as bellwether Caterpillar got a busy earnings week off on a down note, missing profit expectations and adding to worries of a 2019 slowdown. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped more than 200 point points, or 0.8 percent, on the news. Caterpillar is a heavy equipment giant and a big Dow component. Its shares were down almost 10 percent. 3M, Visa and Microsoft were other drags on the Dow. Technology company Nvidia added to the downward market spiral by cutting guidance due, in part, to deterioration in China sales. Nvidia lowered fourth-quarter guidance Monday, saying revenue is expected to be $2.2 billion, down from $2.7 that it had previously estimated. The Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index was down 0.8 percent. The tech-heavy Nasdaq composite was struggling as well, dropping 1.1 percent. Caterpillar was also less optimistic for 2019 than analysts had assumed, a sign that it may see the global economy slowing. “Cat is a bellwether of global economic activity,” said Ed Yardeni, president of Yardeni Research. “Its latest earnings report confirms lots of other indicators showing the global economy is slowing down.” Caterpillar is the world’s largest m...

Arma 3 Contact Expansion Brings Aliens to the Game on July 25th

Arma 3 Contact is the next expansion Bohemia Interactive is about to release for the first-person military shooter. Due for release on July 25th and already available for pre-order on Steam (with a 10% discount), this expansion will be a ‘spin-off’ where aliens suddenly appear on Earth and the player’s team of special soldiers have to deal with them. What if humanity suddenly encounters extraterrestrial intelligence on Earth? Bohemia Interactive presents: Arma 3 Contact – a spin-off expansion about the most important discovery in the history of mankind. As a soldier deployed to Livonia’s militarized Nadbór region, you will be among the first to study our alien visitors and determine their intentions. However, amid the tension and chaos, armed conflict inevitably unfolds. Arma 3 Contact’s military science fiction campaign arrives together with a massive new terrain, and introduces new factions, weapons, vehicles, outfits, equipment, and more to the wider Arma 3 sandbox. Ghillie Suit, Camouflage Clothing, Gloves, Cap, Bag, Backpack, Tent – Demarui,https://www.demarui.com/

Encore Wire (NASDAQ:WIRE) Upgraded to “Hold” by Zacks Investment Research

Encore Wire (NASDAQ:WIRE) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Saturday, Zacks.com reports. According to Zacks, “Encore Wire Corporation is a low-cost manufacturer of copper electrical building wire and cable. The Company is a significant supplier of both residential wire for interior electrical wiring in homes, apartments and manufactured housing, as well as building wire for electrical distribution in commercial and industrial buildings. “ A number of other analysts also recently commented on the stock. Sidoti upgraded shares of Encore Wire from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, June 3rd. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Encore Wire from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 22nd. Encore Wire (NASDAQ:WIRE) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April 30th. The electronics maker reported $0.64 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.72 by ($0.08). The business had revenue of $314.71 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $295.68 million. Encore Wire had a net margin of 6.11% and a ret...

New developments in crushing and screening equipment as well as washing technology will deliver benefits for

New developments in crushing and screening equipment as well as washing technology will deliver benefits for materials production – Mike Woof writes Competition is tough in the market for quarry material processing equipment, with key firms introducing new systems that are said to boost capacity and performance. Firms offering crushing and screening equipment have expanded their respective ranges, offering additional capabilities for these segments. Mobility and versatility have been key factors in the development of new models, with many firms also offering new options in the shape of electric and hybrid drive systems.Meanwhile, there has been growth in the market for washing systems, with customers being offered a wider range of plants from an increasing number of suppliers. EvoQuip is offering the Cobra 290R, a closed-circuit version of its Cobra 290. The Cobra 290R has a 2.74m x 1.5m post screen that ensures the required specification is achieved with oversize material either being recirculated back to the crusher or stockpiled. The ability to detach the afterscreen system, including the oversize conveyor, provides the option of either running the machine in standard m...

EL CAJON — There is a scene in the classic 1941 film, “Citizen Kane” where an

EL CAJON — There is a scene in the classic 1941 film, “Citizen Kane” where an exuberant millionaire playboy Kane (Orson Welles) exclaims, “I think it would be fun to run a newspaper.” The context here being that publishing a paper is nothing more than a simple diversion. EL CAJON — There is a scene in the classic 1941 film, “Citizen Kane” where an exuberant millionaire playboy Kane (Orson Welles) exclaims, “I think it would be fun to run a newspaper.” The context here being that publishing a paper is nothing more than a simple diversion. In local terms, Robert Zakar, who was raised in a family of merchants and has successfully operated gas stations, grocery outlets and convenience stores, decided to take a left turn and delve into — well, for lack of a better term — the body transport business. “When people pass away, we will take the deceased to a hospital or funeral home,” Zakar said. “My brothers would handle the actual transportation, while I would do the marketing and accounting. “At first, I did not want anything to do with removing bodies, it seemed pretty creepy to me; but when I thought about it, I realized that it was about the loved ones left behind,” he said. “I fou...

Visualization of vermilion degradation using pump-probe microscopy

Here, we demonstrate the use of pump-probe microscopy for high-resolution studies of vermilion degradation. Vermilion (mostly α-HgS), an important red pigment used in historical paintings, blackens over time, and metallic Hg and β-HgS have been implicated as possible degradation products. Conventional analysis techniques have trouble differentiating α- and β-HgS with sufficiently high spatial resolution. However, pump-probe microscopy can differentiate metallic mercury, α- and β-HgS, and map each distribution on the microscopic scale. We studied artificial degradation of α-HgS; femtosecond-pulsed laser irradiation induces an irreversible phase shift of α- to β-HgS, in which the initial presence of β-HgS grains can increase the rate of conversion in their vicinity. Continuous ultraviolet exposure instead generates both liquid Hg and β-HgS, with a conversion rate that increases with elevated temperatures. Last, we reveal the presence of β-HgS as a natural degradation product in discolored vermilion layers in a 14th century Italian painting. Mercury sulfide, HgS, has two major solid-phase forms, each having a distinctive color: α-HgS (cinnabar, trigonal) is red, while β-HgS (metaci...

Kate Middleton just capped off another fashionable year, which included some of her signature brightly colored

Kate Middleton just capped off another fashionable year, which included some of her signature brightly colored outfits, like this teal long-sleeved dress with a pleated skirt by Emilia Wickstead. The royal mom of three sported the dress for a November outing with Prince William at The BBC. In November, Kate attended a service honoring the Centenary of the Armistice at Westminster Abbey rocking one of her new go-to accessories – an elaborate headband (this one is black silk velvet!) in place of a fascinator. Kate completed her look with an emerald green coat with velvet details by one of her favorite brands, Catherine Walker. The royal knows a thing or two about casual summer style as well! Kate chose a light blue, off-the-shoulder dress with white pinstripes from Zara to enjoy the sunny weather with her kids while William played in a polo match this July. Lovely in lilac! Kate stepped out with Prince William for the inaugural Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit in October. She wore a light purple Emilia Wickstead dress featuring long sleeves, a piece she previously sported during her family’s visit to Germany in July 2017. For her last pre-maternity leave engagement, Kate n...

Muppets go wild in ‘The Happytime Murders’ | Lifestyles

Hopper Stone/STX Entertainment via APMaya Rudolph, left, portrays Bubbles, the secretary to puppet private investigator Phil, played by Bill Barretta. Melissa McCarthy, center, is Detective Connie Edwards, Phil’s ex-partner. Hopper Stone/STX Entertainment via APMaya Rudolph, left, portrays Bubbles, the secretary to puppet private investigator Phil, played by Bill Barretta. Melissa McCarthy, center, is Detective Connie Edwards, Phil’s ex-partner. It’s almost reassuring that in today’s often sanitized, assembly-line mainstream moviemaking that a film can be as crude, as off-brand and as bad as “The Happytime Murders.” Almost. Starring Melissa McCarthy in a seedy, half-human, half-puppet Los Angeles, “The Happytime Murders” is an R-rated, adult-themed puppet adventure from Brian Henson, son of Jim. That in itself isn’t terrible. The elder Henson himself had adult aspirations for the Muppets. (They were, awkwardly, a part of the first season of “Saturday Night Live.”) From Edgar Bergen’s dummies to “Avenue Q” to “Team America,” the thrill of puppets saying what they shouldn’t has long held some amusement. But the humor of “The Happytime Murders,” a Jim Henson Company pr...

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