Wednesday, November 29, 2017


The Power of Four

Rock-solid and portable, analog and digital, practical and powerful. With NUMARK NS6, groundbreaking technology blends with Numark's decades of expertise in engineering cutting-edge DJ gear to gives you one of the world's most advanced controllers. Designed in partnership with Serato, NS6 delivers incredible 4-deck performance with the groundbreaking capabilities of Serato DJ software. NS6 comes ready to control four channels of software plus external sources. Connect and mix CD players, turntables, MP3 players, and more right along side Serato DJ. NS6 is ready to go wherever you want to take it — both physically and musically.

Independent Mixer

At the heart of NS6 is a four-channel mixer that can operate standalone, which means you can mix up to four external sources without even turning your computer on. Connect and mix CD players, turntables, MP3 players, or any other external source—you never have to worry about the awkward silence and inevitable moans of an unhappy crowd. Plus, the built-in 24-bit audio interface was engineered without compromise, giving NS6 audiophile-grade circuitry that keeps your mix clean and clear.
Connect Anything

A full range of input and outputs for connecting virtually any device: RCA inputs on each channel and four line-level inputs with two switchable to phono and two switchable to mic. Each of NS6’s four channels has an input selector so you can easily transition between controlling Serato DJ’s four software decks and your external sources. Control Serato one moment; mix in your turntable, iPod, or a mic the next. NS6 makes it possible to grab music from virtually any source and bring it into your mix.

  • Built-in 4-channel DJ Mixer that works with or without the computer
  • Inputs for 4 line, 2 turntables, 2 microphones
  • Serato's Itch 4 Deck DJ software included
  • Built-in professional 24-bit audio interface with balanced XLR outputs
  • Touch sensitive illuminated wheels with 3600 ticks of resolution per rotation
  • Strip Search with track position indicator
  • Channel assignable effects controls
  • Mouse-less library navigation with view options
  • Deck Controls include: Key Lock, Pitch Control, Manual and Instant Looping, Hot Cues, and Beat grid
  • Uses standard MIDI protocols enabling DJs to use it with a variety of MIDI software
  • NS6 Controller
  • Power supply
  • Serato ITCH
  • Quick start guide

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Solar Power Lights Up Amazon Communities Fighting Dirty Energy

Three indigenous communities on the front lines of the Amazon rainforest's most emblematic rights and resources struggles now have solar energy generation capacity and internet hubs thanks to a partnership between Amazon Watch and Empowered By Light.

While Trump administration denies the impacts of climate change on the disastrous weather events in recent weeks, indigenous communities in the Amazon are leading us toward a brighter future as they embrace clean energy while defending the living forest, as demonstrated in the new video released by Amazon Watch and Credo Mobile.

"These communities are true climate leaders," said Leila Salazar-Lopez, Executive Director at Amazon Watch. "Lighting the way for our climate and our forests, these indigenous earth defenders know that the solution to climate change must include stopping the destruction of the Amazon rainforest."

Solar micro-systems and radio communications infrastructure now power five Sapara communities in the Ecuadorian Amazon as they resist oil drilling on their lands; two Munduruku communities in the Brazilian Amazon as they demand legal recognition and protection for their territory; and four U'wa communities in the Colombian cloud forests as they defend their sacred sites. More installations are planned for late 2017 and 2018.

The astoundingly biodiversity of the Amazon is home to hundreds of distinct indigenous peoples whose futures are threatened by this resurgent wave of resource exploitation, often living in remote areas where they are vulnerable to violent repression.

The solar power and panel (for example: GOAL ZERO NOMAD 7 PLUS ) systems being installed are critical for these communities to assure their safety and communicate their stories as they defend their traditional practices and territories. In the past, protecting themselves and their territories has meant using polluting and unreliable diesel and kerosene generators, with fuel being brought in from the outside at significant expense.

The solar and communications equipment allow these remote communities to communicate internally to improve their safety and engage in cross-community dialogue; tell their own story to the broader world directly through new communications technology and training, subsequently further increasing their visibility and safety; and have access to reliable, clean energy for other community needs without relying on dirty energy sources like kerosene or diesel.

"We hope the introduction of clean, renewable solar power will not only help these communities protect the Amazon rainforest, which is critical for climate stability, but that it will demonstrate to their governments that similar remote or off-grid communities can leapfrog fossil fuels," said Moira Hanes, co-founder of Empowered by Light.

Collaborative project planning, along with maintenance and communications trainings, are integral parts of all of these projects in order to maximize both system longevity and impact. These projects, all of which were specifically requested by the communities, provide critical external and internal communications capacity, thereby allowing communities to increase both their personal safety and visibility for their emblematic campaigns.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017


In every game camera (for example: MOULTRIE A-20 ) review I write, I talk about picture quality. It has to be one of the most important factors in a camera right? In my mind, four of the most crucial elements in picture quality (daytime) are depth, clarity, blur, and color.

Depth is kind of subjective. It's just a feel. Many of you have looked at tens of thousands of pictures, you know what depth is! If you haven't, then you'll just have to trust me here. Over my 10+ year career of writing these reviews, I've easily looked at a million or more pictures? Heck, I have no idea how many but I look at hundreds each day. Anyways, depth is hard to measure. It is similar to texture. I find that looking at pictures of turkeys about 30 ft. from the camera gives a good representation. Does each feather on the turkey look unique? Sunlight makes each feather glimmer a different way.

Clarity can get screwed up by interpolation. You have no idea how much I hate that companies still do that. My crusade against interpolation hasn't gotten very far, but I'm going to keep plugging away!! Even with interpolation on nearly every model of camera these days, clarity is still readily apparent when you look at full-size images.

Blur is pretty obvious. If you look at a bunch of pictures and you see a lot of blur - that ain't good! This can obviously be affected by where you place your trail camera (heavy shade), but in general, you should always expect some blur, just not a lot.

Color comes back to experience. My good friend Herb sent me three pictures this week from three different cameras - all in the same location.Those three pictures are below (you can see the model number of the camera on the photo stamp at the bottom of the image).

Can't you see a huge difference in the three?

All three pictures are good! But, as you can see, color varies quite a bit from model to model.

So now you know how we come up with daytime picture quality. Did you notice that we didn't mention megapixels a single time?

Rate picture quality from sample images from the field! Not what the company prints on the packaging!

Friday, March 31, 2017

User Experience Guidelines to Build Great Website for Small Business

If you are coming from a web design background, then you already know that usability is one of the most important factors when it comes to your users visiting and staying on your website or web application. In reality, it goes beyond just usability in the realm of user experience. Use experience goes beyond having a website that is just usable. A true user experience includes number of components such as taxonomy, content, visual design and user feedback. This why it behooves business owners to focus on user experience guidelines as explained below.

User Experience Guidelines and Visual Design

Now, the visual design aims at optimizing the visual communication between the site and the user. This component communicates the underlying website’s structure to the user, giving out relevant information at the right time in the process. Generally, this manifests in graphic design standards and branding guidelines for a site.

On the other hand, taxonomy focuses on the harmonious classification of content, user orientation as well as navigation. Do the users know where they are at all times? Do they have ways to navigate to various areas of the site and is it clear by which clicks they can find something?

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Secrets to Instant Business Success Revealed

Every new business that has ever existed started out with one common goal: be successful. Yours is no different, and you should be eager to earn it as soon as possible.

Many business guides will tell you that it’s impossible to become an overnight triumph. But we’ve seen far too many examples to dispel that myth. If you follow the right pathway, there’s nothing to stop you achieving success almost immediately.

The biggest challenge, especially as an inexperienced entrepreneur, is to make the most of your resources. If you can master this one task, then you should find yourself on a very fruitful track. That’s not to suggest that hard work won’t be involved, but the rewards will easily justify those efforts.

One of the best lessons to learn at an early stage is that every great business owner is supported by an equally adept team. It takes many different cogs to get the engine purring. By assembling the best staff, you’ll have a far greater chance of achieving your goals.

The importance of your employees is far too great to ignore. Quite frankly, acquiring the help of professional recruitment services must be considered. After all, no business owner wants to be let down by an inadequate staff. Besides, the time it’ll save allows you to concentrate on your personal challenges too.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Data management Solutions for small business

Modern businesses are becoming increasingly reliant on electronic methods to store and share their data. This data can vary greatly – from customer details to business documents. The last thing a growing business wants is to be a victim of data loss. It is well known that businesses that lose their data can have a hard time recovering from such events, often leading to the closure of the business. There are different data management methods which can be used, depending on how much budget one business can afford to put into place.

Online Data Storage

Online storage, also referred to as ‘cloud storage’ is a data storage solution which is both convenient and relatively cheap, making it ideal for start-ups and small businesses. Services such as JustCloud and myPCBackup allow businesses to upload their files to the cloud and make those files easy to access. In fact, accessibility is one of the strongest points of cloud storage. Anyone with the right credentials and a web browser will be able to upload and retrieve the files necessary to the running of the business; and doing so will require little staff training. Cloud services use encryption to ensure their servers cannot get hacked so this also makes cloud storage a safe enough solution for any small business.

RAID: The Ideal Solution?

However safe cloud storage may be, the ideal data storage will let businesses take care of all their data needs in-house. This is where RAID data storage comes into play. RAID is an acronym for Redundant Array of Independent Disks; it works as a data virtualization unit which uses a combination of multiple hard drives to spread and duplicate the data. The idea behind this method of data storage is to ensure that the data is multiplied and still available in the advent of one of those hard drives failing. Basically if a hard drive fails within a RAID unit, the data will still be present and accessible on the other hard drives.


The Power of Four Rock-solid and portable, analog and digital, practical and powerful. With NUMARK NS6 , groundbreaking technology blend...