There are several small MIDI controllers that are great for music production and performance. Here are a few options:
Akai MPK Mini MK3
This is a popular and versatile MIDI controller that features 25 velocity-sensitive keys, 8 backlit drum pads, and a built-in arpeggiator. It also includes knobs for controlling virtual instruments and effects.
Novation Launchkey Mini MK3
This is another popular option that features 25 velocity-sensitive keys, 16 RGB backlit drum pads, and 8 knobs for controlling virtual instruments and effects. It also includes Ableton Live Lite software.
Arturia MiniLab MkIII
This controller features 25 velocity-sensitive keys, 8 rotary encoders, 4 faders and 8 backlit pads. It includes the Analog Lab Lite software with over 5000 synth sounds.
This is a super compact MIDI controller with 25 velocity-sensitive keys and a touchpad for pitch and modulation control. It is powered via USB and includes a software bundle…
Camera Field Monitor,5.5″ 4K Input with 3500mAh Rechargeable Li-ion Battery 1920×1080 HDMI Screen Camera Field Monitor for DSLR Camera/Camcorder
Many photographers have a hard time looking at the small LCD screen on their cameras. For years I have used an external screen for films, but having this luxury came with a few issues. The biggest problem for me, is the large battery that most of these monitors come with. Some of them use the canon LP-E6 battery, which is small but is still too much weight on my camera.
I finally decided to give myself a gift and I did a search on Amazon for “USB powered field Monitors”. I found dozens of LCD screens, but most of them were too large or way too expensive. After scrolling through so many I found this monitor. It fit all off the requirements I desired and I purchased it immediately. I will put the link and specs below for people who are interested.
Today I did a review of the Western Digital P10 4TB hard drive. I always drop these things, and sometimes I step on them. This time I went to Best Buy to find a new external USB hard drive that can stand strong against my clumsiness. So far so good, I like it. It feels amazing, and I can throw this in my camera bag without worry.
It all started when Rob Sell, a professional search and rescue tracker who also worked in computer security, became frustrated at how nobody was looking for many of the thousands of missing people. He decided to found Trace Labs, a project which uses crowdsourcing to enlist the efforts of hackers worldwide to find them. They select missing persons cases and then award hackers points for finding information on the missing people, creating a computer forensics competition for a cause. One great opportunity is going to hacking conferences like BSIDES and DEFCON and holding events where hackers there try their hand at finding the whereabouts of missing people. It’s part of a new movement towards OSINT, or Open Source Intelligence. The primary tool is searching online and using the dark web for digital fingerprints – pictures, activity, or other digital fingerprints. When successful, hackers can find information the families and law enforcement have never had before – helping their quest to track down the person, or even finding them directly.
This is the first video in Freethink’s new series Digital Detectives. In it, we meet Nathalie St-Louis, a French Canadian woman whose father disappeared 30 years ago. She heard about Trace Labs and is hoping they can provide her information or hope on his whereabouts. We then follow Rob Sell as he sets up shop at a hacking conference and recruits a team of hackers to trace Nathalie’s father and other cold cases. What do you think? Are these amateur sleuths helping a great cause or playing a silly true crime game? Let us know what you think in the comments!
The missing persons issue is getting worse and requires modern and scalable solutions at various levels to help mitigate risk to society. Trace Labs is an online, open source intelligence platform that scales on demand through crowdsourcing while providing full transparency of verified public information. This allows all missing persons to receive the attention that is needed early in the search process and for family and concerned friends to see progress. It also allows the police authorities to have access to a centralized and current database of verified information on lost persons. – Trace Labs
Filmmaker Dash Harris is the brainchild behind the ‘Negro’ docu-series which examines, through a series of interviews, what it means to be black and Latino within the Americas. Dash Harris is blurring the color lines and shedding a much needed light on the experiences of peoples of African descent around the world. Her docu-series Negro explores the interplay between race, color, and self-identification among Latinos in the Americas. By delving into the history of Afro-Latinos and giving them a platform to share their stories, Harris questions the structures that are in place to label people and attempts to shatter them.
Black and Afro-Latinxs have been doing their own organizing for generations, but in this current iteration, have shown extreme solidarity with U.S. Black people because it is our struggle as well – Dash Harris
Negro exposes the racism present in Latin American, challenges the lack of information that many people posses about blackness, as it pertains to countries outside of the United States, and directly challenges the idea that “beauty” and “white” are interchangeable concepts. Ultimately, by interviewing people of African descent in many different countries, including Panama and the Dominican Republic, Harris is able to get a large view of the identity crisis that Afro-Latinos deal with.
Our society has made it easy to categorize people broadly without understanding the history and roots of different ancestries. It’s become common to assume that how “black” you are is directly related to the amount of melanin in your skin. Instead of educating ourselves about our history and how complex and beautiful it is, we group people together and assume that we all have the same backgrounds. Conversely, while our differences have separated us and created a color complex between us, our similarities have commonly been forgotten. Most, if not all, of us are of African descent, whether we know it or not. As it was beautifully stated in Negro, if we get to a place where we see ourselves in each other, some of the hate will be dismissed.
After purchasing my first home a few years ago, I have had so many ideas of how to fix this home into something I can really call my own with my style and flair in it. I watched many videos of home improvement styles and techniques, and it has led me to shipping container homes and tiny homes. This trend is growing all over the country. People are spending less on huge homes, and are being creative to design the perfect more affordable home for themselves with shipping containers.
People online will show you the beautiful parts of anything, here is some info on some things you should look out for before purchasing a shipping container home. Keep in mind, this is an opinion, and you don’t have to agree. Check out these videos from an architects perspective on shipping container home. Is the material safer or better? You decide, but I am taking notes and keeping this in mind to protect myself from a future disaster.
Check out these videos of some of the real estate guys I follow online. They can help you understand how to invest in your first property. Do you have bad credit, no money and you’re unemployed? Here is a way for you to bounce back and rebuilt your future.
This video is about loving your neighbors and everyone around you even when they make you crazy. Recently I have had some issues with the people living next door. Seems like they want me to act wild and crazy too, but I won’t. They want me to be angry and add to the chaos, but I ignore them. I don’t hate them, I know why they act that way. They can’t see the demons that control them. There’s so much hate for me, and I don’t even talk to them or even go near their property.
I mind my business and live happy. When I first moved there they seemed nice and helpful, but over time they got really controlling so I backed off a bit. The lady next door loved the old owner of the house who died, and so she felt comfortable coming over here like 3 times a week. That’s too much for me. She would watch us through the window facing our yard, and tell us what to do without us even asking for advice. I can see she has a controlling personality, and when we didn’t pay attention she took it personal. So recently she had a few guests over. Her windows are facing our driveway, and whenever we would go to the car they would laugh hard and loud. As soon as we go inside it stopped. I ignore her, she just wants our attention.
Over time I started to dislike this family, and especially the woman, but I had to learn a real hard lesson about love and forgiveness. I forgive them, and I realize that I am not the cause of their problems. I pray for God to help them, and hopefully we can build a new relationship without the drama.
In this series I created some graphic animations to show what I’ve learned about spirituality and faith over the past couple of years of my life. I wanted to use my gifts for God, and show my appreciation by spreading good information on how to live righteously. I am not perfect, and I am not here to preach to others. These videos are here to spread love and to invite others to join me in this walk of faith. We see so much bad and evil things everyday online, I thought this would be a good way to bring happiness to others and share the gift of love to the world. I’m always looking for help with the speeches, so if anyone is interested feel free to contact me. Thank you for watching.
A music-driven short film presented as a visual prelude to Alicia Keys’ sixth studio album, Here. Keys pays tribute to the communities that raised her in four slice-of-life segments depicting the coming of age experience in New York City.
*Tribeca Film Festival 2016 Premiere
*New York Times Pop Critic Pick –– The Playlist
*2017 One Screen Awards – Free The Bid “Best Music Video”
*2017 Clio Music Award for Film
*2017 Saatchi & Saatchi New Director’s Showcase
*2017 SHOOT Magazine New Director’s Showcase
Director: A.V. Rockwell
Music: Alicia Keys
Executive Producers: Alicia Keys, Erika Rose, Robin Frank, Lucy Sumner
Producer: Zein Zubi & Nicola Westermann
Director of Photography: Kelly Jeffrey
Casting: Ulysses Terrero
Assistant Director: Diamond Dave & Dino Castelli
Production Designer: Ron Beach
Costume & Wardrobe: Fatima Bah
Hair: Illy Lussiano
Makeup: Lynda Esparza
Sound Recordist: Rob Bluemske & Wade Vantrease
Post Producer: Kristine Pregot
Sound Mixer: Brian Goodheart
Editor: Laura Tomaselli & Peter Johnson
Colorist: James Tillet
Production Company: Alldayeveryday