11-Nov-2008

Ultimate Guitar Techniques - Effects And Pedals (Full DVD)


From the revolutionary ideas of Jimi Hendrix, right up to modern day masters such as Thurston Moore, Jonny Greenwood and Kevin Shields, the art of twisting and transforming the sound of the electric guitar has become an art in itself. Armed with filters, echoes and other toys, the guitarist has become capable of creating staggering walls of sound. In the hands of Steve Vai, pedals appear to make the guitar 'talk', and Tom Morello's uncanny record-scratch mimicry is also possible thanks to the right choice of stomp box.

In this unique DVD, Michael Casswell teaches all you need to know about effects pedals old and new, and guides you through the various combinations and sounds that can be achieved using Flangers, Wah Wahs, Distortions, Compression, Delays, Reverbs and much more! Transform the way your see your guitar with this unusual and insightful tutorial, suitable for players of all levels

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DVDRip
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Play Through
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http://rapidshare.com/files/113566273/03PlayThru_-_SlideInThePark.avi
http://rapidshare.com/files/113569426/04PlayThru_-_RandomSequence.avi

FULL DVD
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14-Oct-2008

DAO Vs ADO (Database Management)

DAO vs ADO - The latest viewpoints.

DAO or ADO? Which should I use? This is a commonly asked question, especially in view of the changing development paths that Microsoft has taken over the last few years. Which is best for your application? The answer may not be as straightforward as you may think!


Let’s start by defining a few things:

DAO - Data Access Objects
Allows VB applications to talk to a database (the JET Engine) via ODBC. DAO was Microsoft's first object oriented solution for the manipulation of databases using the Jet Database Engine.

ADO - ActiveX Data Objects
Allows VB/Other Web Tools (Browsers) to interface with different kinds of data sources. ADO is a more recent Microsoft Data Access technology.

ACEDAO - Access Engine Data Access Objects
Allows VB applications to talk to a database (the Access Database Engine). ACEDAO is Microsoft’s enhanced version of DAO, built specifically for working with the new ACE database engine in Access 2007.

Is newer always better?

In the early days of Microsoft Access the choice was simple. DAO was the only option. It was built to talk easily and efficiently with the built-in Jet Engine of an Access application. Since Access 2000, things started to get a little murky, as ADO was packaged as the default object model. Why did Microsoft change their paradigm? As newer technologies developed, ADO was seen as the preferred method to connect to disparate sources (SQL Server, Oracle, XML, etc.).

In order to fully utilize all the rich features of these newer sources ADO has more things going on “under the hood”. This tends to slow some things down if all you need are the basics. If you are dealing solely with an Access (Jet) database, then DAO will perform faster than ADO and should be your tool of choice for your application. If you are using Access as a front-end for connecting to another source that can benefit from the newer ADO features, then ADO is for you.

Listed below are some pros and cons for each. This should not be considered as an exhaustive list.

DAO Pros:

* Fast
* Stable, bug-free code
* Integrates well with Access (Jet) databases.
* Shares the Access connection. Does not open a separate connection to the database when running in Access.


DAO Cons:

* Does not scale well to other databases
* Does not scale well to large recordsets (million+ record queries with lots of business logic can take a long time)
* Has a very deep object model requiring a lot of "." notation
* Does not scale well to web interfaces
* Does not support disconnected recordsets


ADO Pros:

* Scales to virtually all databases that run on a MS platform
* Runs quickly on large recordsets. (DAO can sometimes outperform ADO in that it does not load the entire recordset when first called, but rather loads records incrementally, only as necessary. ADO will yield faster results with functions performed on the entire large recordset.)
* Works great with tables in Access that are really connections to tables or views in other types of databases
* Has some nice methods that DAO doesn't for testing status of recordset
* Has a very shallow object model (basically Connection Command And Recordset)
* Supports disconnected recordsets
* Supports stateless HTTP protocols
* Providers are also available for non-MS platforms such as AS/400
* Supports ANSI-92 DDL query statements such as GRANT + REVOKE statements.
* Can apply Sort and Filter properties 'in place'. Does not require a separate Recordset object to use Sort and Filter.


ADO Cons:

* Slightly slower than DAO
* Does not really work with Access 97 and previous versions
* Syntax is more difficult for beginners
* Requires second library for some data definition activities (ADOX)


Some more things to consider. Since Access 2003, DAO has returned to be the default library in Access. This includes Access 2007. The ADO library is no longer referenced when creating a new .MDB or .ACCDB in A2007. In Access 2007 Microsoft has included more features in DAO (ACEDAO) to allow you to work with the new features of the enhanced database engine (.ACCDB). Most notably, these features are:

Multi-value lookup fields
A multi-value lookup field is a field that can store multiple related values for a given record in an embedded recordset.

Attachment fields
The database engine supports a new data type called Attachment that can be used to store files in a database. The files are compressed for storage unless the file being added is already compressed. There is also a new Attachment control in Access 2007 to support this data type.

Append only memo fields
Memo fields support a new property called AppendOnly that is used to track column history for data changes to the field. Each change made to an append only field is saved in the database and can be retrieved using a new method on the Access.Application object called ColumnHistory.

Conclusion:

DAO is not going anywhere. Microsoft is committed to supporting it well into the future. If your application is purely a Microsoft Access database, then DAO should be the obvious choice. If you need some advanced recordset manipulation features and are connecting to a supportive outside source, then ADO is the ticket. Also, it should be noted that there is nothing wrong with mixing these two methods within the same project.

Source: UtterAccess.com
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12-Oct-2008

The Zen Of Screaming DVD 1 & 2


Being a metal vocalist is easy, right? Just grab a microphone and start screaming. You might be okay for a song, but try doing it for 90 minutes each show, day after day. Just like any other style of singing, to do it right requires proper training. And Melissa Cross is the perfect person to do that training.

THE ZEN OF SCREAMING
The first of its kind, by vocal coach, and "Queen of Scream" Melissa Cross, offers comprehensive but easy-to-follow vocal instruction and information, plus step by step exercises. The instruction includes invaluable tips on vocal maintenance, actual vocal cord footage, and explicit and helpful animations which illustrate and illuminate the specific vocal exercises. Interspersed is exclusive backstage and performance footage of today's most exciting artists, with candid offstage interviews and opportunities to see these artists actually working in-studio with Melissa. Featured vocalists include Andrew W.K., Lamb of God's D. Randall Blythe, Shadows Fall's Brian Fair, Every Time I Die's Keith Buckley, God Forbid's Byron Davis, Melissa Auf der Maur and more!

DOWNLOAD:
DVD1:
http://rapidshare.com/files/123916693/The_Zen_Of_Screming_PROPER_DVDRIP.part1.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/123928506/The_Zen_Of_Screming_PROPER_DVDRIP.part2.rar
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DVD2: THE ZEN OF SCREAMING 2
Finally, all the screamin' facts about screamin' and only screamin'! Got the basics down from "The Zen of Screaming1"? Now you are ready to get down with Spencer from Underoath, Trevor from Unearth, Geoff from Thursday, Phil from All That Remains, Mark from Chimaira, Bob from A Life Once Lost, Lou from Sick of It All, Byron from God Forbid, Angela from Arch Enemy (a GIRL, finally!) and MORE!!

http://rapidshare.com/files/123711884/The_Zen_Of_Screaming_2_-_PROPER-_DVDRIP-BLAH420.part1.rar
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Mike Portnoy - Liquid Drum Theater DVD (Two Parts)



Volume One features music from both CD’s by Liquid Tension Experiment and includes footage shot at Millbrook Studios where both were recorded. Mike performs eight songs/segments and breaks down parts from each. In addition he explains how to develop a “toolbox” of fills and patterns to draw from. Featured throughout is exclusive “home footage” of Liquid Tension Experiment in the studio and rare live footage of the band. 89 min.

Volume Two focuses on the music of Dream Theater and features footage shot at Beartracks Studios. Mike performs eleven songs/segments from the “Falling Into Infinity” and “Scenes From a Memory” CD’s and isolates the drum parts from each song. He also discusses playing in odd-time signatures, developing double bass technique, soloing and much more. Also included is exclusive live footage of Dream Theater from their 1998 Touring Into Infinity tour. 86 min.

Special DVD Features: Two Bonus, Live Performances, one by Dream Theater and one by Liquid Tension Experiment! Over twenty minutes of new footage! Also features a full-length commentary by Mike, a camera switching option, allowing the viewer to "direct" four studio performances, a photo gallery, and more!

Video Link: http://rapidshare.com/users/A651QG (Join the video parts using HJSplit)
Drum Transcription Link: http://rapidshare.com/files/152850475/MP-LDT-T.rar


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