A Guide to Choosing Studio Headphones & Studio Monitor Speakers

For the budding music producer, selecting proper studio headphones and studio monitor speakers is essential, but the process can be confusing. Do I need open-back or closed-back headphones? On-ear or over-ear? What size speaker? What brands? How much should I spend? This infographic is here to help – simply follow the path to the ideal monitoring setup.

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The Quest Is The Second Generation Of VR. You Charge It Up, Stick It On And It’s Great

Article | July 20, 2022

Ever since the adoption of VR gaming to the gaming market, it sure has seen upheavals—disruption by significant players in the industry like PSVR, Rift, and the Vive. PSVR has been the best-selling VR headset ever since its launch, selling over 5 million units on December 31st, 2020. While these numbers portray PSVR as successful, its hardware is lacking behind, and still, no sign of upgrades has been hinted by Sony. Speaking of which, a lot of gamers have long been waiting for a hardware upgrade or a hardware sequel—PSVR 2—from Sony, but very little or nothing has been said on this matter.

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Ongoing transitions in gaming industry

Article | August 4, 2022

The gaming industry is continuously evolving with current transitions derived from VR/AR, blockchain, 5G and cloud computing. The aim of this transition is to fulfill requirements of gamers such as reducing the cost of gaming, developing more immersive experience, converting tools bought in games as transferable assets, enabling gamers to play graphic intensive games on low cost devices. Currently popular games are on the go to create augmented reality versions to be played on AR headsets with their mobile phones. The google stadia platform(a platform where graphic intensive games run in data centers and gamers can play them via web browsers) has also enabled the gaming industry to eliminate the computing limitations imposed by running games in mobile devices. The only barrier in coupling both technologies to have the best of both worlds is low bandwidth of 4G which will soon be expanded when 5G rolls out in the market. TRANSITIONS IN GAMING INDUSTRY The real time game play is currently not possible for games running in data centers and being rendered on web browsers of a gamer’s device as there is latency in reflecting the character’s action on the press of a button. Such a transition will eliminate the need for highly expensive gaming consoles which has been curbing the growth rate of the gaming industry. One more concern from gamers that’s being a barrier in revenue generation for the gaming industry is that the weapons, power packs, kits and tool kits bought in any game are simply virtual and become useless when they are done with the game. The idea to buy such time bound utility becomes insensible for players. So, now the gaming industry is evaluating the option to register these buyouts in games on blockchain which can later be used as a non tangible asset by players to trade easily. The gaming theory that’s getting popularised these days will eventually leverage the AR and VR technology to transform the education industry. The idea to provide customers with user manuals running in augmented reality that can enable a non trained worker to operate the machine is also booming. Solidworks by 3Dplm is one such tool that’s heading in this direction. The transitions mentioned above are quite exciting and the way gaming industry and mentioned technologies are evolving we can expect to get our hands on such exciting gaming technology soon too at a fraction of current costs.

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Solutions, Business

FILM PRODUCERS FLIP BARGAINING TABLE WITH UNIONIZING EFFORT

Article | July 7, 2022

Movie producers often find themselves negotiating with talent and crew members, and/or their production union representatives, over pay and benefits. But a group of 108 producers flipped the script Thursday in announcing they were looking to form a union of their own.Higher minimum pay and health benefits were cited as the two major reasons. While the group, called the Producers Union, boasts some heavy hitters such as Chris Moore (Manchester by the Sea) and Rebecca Green (It Follows), they made it clear that the traditional image of a Hollywood producer is misleading. Many are just getting by, project to project, looking for a breakout hit to up their quote. According to a survey released this year, 41% of producers made less than $25,000 in the pre-pandemic boom times of 2019. The Producers Union has developed a constitution with provisions for dues and diversity initiatives, with the aim of eventually negotiating a collective bargaining agreement with distributors and other film financiers. Previous efforts by producers to unionize have been thwarted by the courts and the National Labor Relations Board, according to Variety, as the NLRB saw them as supervisors and employers – which creates a high barrier to organizing.

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Discord: A Novel Medium for B2B Marketing

Article | July 20, 2022

Discord is a real-time chat platform where anyone with a community can interact. Users can talk to others in the community on special channels and get invites to join different servers. Many people prefer to reach out to online customers through social media, but messaging apps like Discord have 20% more monthly active users than traditional social media platforms. (Business Insider) Discord generates revenue through premium subscriptions and game distribution. It does not use advertisements. However, it can help marketers through its community that grows with video, voice, text communication and more. Let us look at how: Helps Build a Moderated Community You can set up a Discord server as a moderated social discussion platform. Create different channels based on your audience’s preference and allow them to bond. And as your community grows, so will the popularity of your business. Word-of-mouth marketing is still very effective. Connects Your Brand with Like-minded Audience You can also meet others who share your interests on various Discord servers. When you know what you're looking for, finding relevant servers is simple. Check with your team members, and your community, and join those groups. There, you'll meet other business owners and pursue collaboration opportunities. Allows Sharing Relevant Industry Content Share your website articles and other industry updates on Discord. You can take the advantage of your employees’ social media presence because they are linked to a single server. They'll spread the word about the articles through other Discord servers and their personal social media accounts. It will assist you in gaining authority among your target audience. Another way to market your company is to post branded memes, GIFs, and funny screenshots. Helps Offer Great Customer Service People expect prompt service, and because Discord delivers messages in real-time, you can address issues as they arise. You can easily send direct messages to members and have private conversations with them. Parting Words Although Discord is primarily a messaging app for individuals, it also has many advantages for B2B marketing. Discord is ideal for community management and true engagement.

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CalDigit’s New Mini Docks Drive Dual 4K Displays via Thunderbolt 3

Studio daily | August 01, 2018

CalDigit shipped two new bus-powered mini Docks that can be used to drive two 4K displays at 60Hz via a single Thunderbolt 3 connection.The new Mini Docks are available with either two HDMI 2.0 or two DisplayPort 1.2 connections along with USB 3.0 and Ethernet jacks. Because they’re bus-powered, no additional power cable is required, meaning the add minimal clutter to a desktop.CalDigit said both versions of the new Mini Docks work on both Mac and PC platforms, but warned that some Windows systems cannot support dual monitors on a single Thunderbolt 3 port. The HDMI Mini Dock supports both UHD (3840 x 2160) and 4K (4096 x 2160) video.

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CalDigit’s New Mini Docks Drive Dual 4K Displays via Thunderbolt 3

Studio daily | August 01, 2018

CalDigit shipped two new bus-powered mini Docks that can be used to drive two 4K displays at 60Hz via a single Thunderbolt 3 connection.The new Mini Docks are available with either two HDMI 2.0 or two DisplayPort 1.2 connections along with USB 3.0 and Ethernet jacks. Because they’re bus-powered, no additional power cable is required, meaning the add minimal clutter to a desktop.CalDigit said both versions of the new Mini Docks work on both Mac and PC platforms, but warned that some Windows systems cannot support dual monitors on a single Thunderbolt 3 port. The HDMI Mini Dock supports both UHD (3840 x 2160) and 4K (4096 x 2160) video.

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