Felix is our new, studio grade 2 channel blending acoustic instrument and mic preamp, designed for working musicians, engineers, sound companies or venues looking for the highest quality solution for amplifying stringed instruments. Felix is built into a roadworthy (beer-proof) floor unit chassis of anodized aluminum and steel, portable enough to leave the rack at home but bring studio quality to the stage. With the same stunning audio performance and legendary reliability as Grace Design’s pro audio range, Felix brings open, musical and nuanced preamplification to any performance situation.A powerful eq section allows simple and intuitive tone shaping for even the most unruly of instruments. Each channel’s variable high pass filter cuts 12 dB per octave from 20 Hz to 1 kHz, and can also be set as a notch filter for chasing down problem feedback or rumble areas. Parametric mid range controls cover from 65 Hz all the way to 6 kHz. While fixed low and high controls are carefully voiced for musical shading of bass and treble.Controls are simple and clearly marked on a bright panel, making them easy to read and tweak on a dark stage. Footswitch functions include a mute / tune switch for muting all outputs except the dedicated tuner out, a boost switch which activates a variable boost circuit, and finally, an A/B mode switch for when Felix is in A/B mode (which simply toggles between the two different channels).Felix brings the kitchen sink approach to I/O. Inputs include a 48V XLR mic input and two instrument inputs. Two independent transformer isolated DI outputs can be sourced from either the mix or the individual channel. This allows you to send the front of house a mix or each channel independently. A dedicated, level controlled amplifier output can be sourced from the mix or channel 2. A dedicated tuner output stays active when all the other outputs are muted. A side panel mounted 1/8” mini jack headphone amplifier is there for practicing, private noodling during boring soundchecks, or scrutinizing dubious eq decisions. A TRS insert is included for adding effects, and finally, a remote footswitch jack is included if Felix is going to spend his life in a rack or up off the floor.Guitar, bass, fiddle, mandolin, cello, dare we say banjo, that weird 3 string gourd thing - Felix is your instrument’s new best friend. Flexible, reliable, a good listener and eager to make you sound better, he is also your new best friend.Designed and built by family and friends in sunny Lyons, CO, USA.FEATURES- Open, musical and detailed instrument and mic preamplification for discerning artists and engineers- 2 channel audio path with blend output control- m101 style transimpedance microphone preamplifier, no electrolytic capacitors in the signal path- Ultra precision 0.5% thin ¬ film resistors are used in the signal path- Careful power supply design and grounding yield an ultra-quiet signal path and professional level headroom and line driving ability- Fully ground isolated DI outputs with high quality, low distortion, fully shielded transformers- Super rugged 1/4” connectors with heavy duty metal bushings- Powerful, independent EQ on both channels – hi and low shelving and full parametric midrange- Mid frequency control has two ranges 70-640Hz / 655 - 6kHz- 20 Hz – 1 kHz sweepable HPF on both channels, can also be set as notch ¬filter- A / B footswitch for multiple instrument configurations or soloing different pickups -Mute/ tune footswitch mutes all outputs except dedicated tuner out- Boost footswitch for variable 10dB level boost (global)- DI outputs sources are ¬configurable - Ch1 (mix or Ch1) Ch2 (mix or Ch2)- Dedicated level controlled stage amp output (configurable as blend or Ch2)- Dedicated tuner out, remains hot when unit is muted- Side panel switches for 48V, phase, mid Hz range select, HPF/notch select, 12V and A/B mode select- 12V mic input power available on Ch2- Phase reverse switch for each channel- 3 input impedance settings on each channel – Ch1 10K, 1MEG, 10MEG / Ch2 332K, 1MEG, 20MEG accommodating a wide range of pickup types- Aux footswitch jack for accessing switch functions if Felix is mounted in a rack tray or on top of an amp- Mic stand flange mount screw holes holes for putting Felix on a mic stand- 1/8” headphone jack, active when Felix is muted- Global TRS effects insert jack- Universal 100-240 AC power supply with standard IEC cable – no wall wart - take Felix anywhere in the world!-...
On the day the first shots of the Civil War were fired, a mob in Richmond clambered on top of the Capitol to raise the Confederate flag. Four years later, another flag was raised in its place while the city burned below. A 13-year-old girl compared the stars and stripes to ´´so many bloody gashes´´. This richly detailed, absorbing book brings to life the years in which Richmond was the symbol of Southern independence and the theater for a drama as splendid, sordid, and tragic as the war itself. Drawing on an array of archival sources, Ashes of Glory portrays Richmond´s passion through the voices of soldiers and statesmen, preachers and prostitutes, slaves and slavers. Masterfully orchestrated and finely rendered, the result is a passionate and compelling work of social history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joel Richards. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017559/bk_adbl_017559_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With the rise of the e-book, new conversations have arisen about what role the physical book has in modern society. Rather than making an argument for or against e-books, Art in Book Form is itself an impassioned argument for the power that well made physical books continue to represent. Beginning with a detailed history of written media, from five-thousand-year-old clay tablets up to twenty-first century printing techniques, Art in Book Form showcases bookbinding and design at its most beautiful and innovative. Photography, concept sketches, and exploded view diagrams of contemporary book designs offer a view into every aspect of a books engineering, and convey the surprising variety of methods available for the seemingly simple task of compiling pages. Bibliophiles of all stripes will cherish this thorough exploration of the past, present, and future of books.
We RPG game masters have a lot of tools to help us run our role-playing games. Our monster books and bestiaries give us piles of foes to throw at our adventurers. The various guides for game masters often give us non-player characters, treasures, and story-building tips. One of the hardest parts of game mastering, however, is coming up with interesting adventure locations for our characters to explore. These locations need to be fantastic, detailed places that capture the minds of our players every session we run. Good locations are hard to improvise and often hard to strip out of a fully fleshed-out adventure. Sly Flourish´s Fantastic Locations is an audiobook of 20 system-agnostic locations you can drop into your favorite fantasy role-playing game. Each location builds on a fantastic theme, such as a mysterious ancient structure under the ice, a cursed castle of a mad king, a fallen celestial fortress, or a dwarven mine that cracked into the tomb of a dead god. Thanks to the support of 779 backers on Kickstarter, this audiobook was expanded to include a total of 20 locations each with full-color artwork included as a PDF along with this audiobook. This audiobook helps you fill your mind with the lore of these fantastic locations so you can build fantastic worlds for your players. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rudy Basso. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/117437/bk_acx0_117437_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The ideal travel companion, full of insider advice on what to see and do, plus detailed itineraries and comprehensive maps for exploring these historic and vibrant cities. Check out Belgium´s comic book heroes at the Comics Art Museum, marvel at the treasured Adoration of the Mystic Lamb in Ghent or wander Brussels´s impressive Grand Place: everything you need to know is clearly laid out within colour-coded chapters. Discover the best of Brussels, Bruges, Ghent and Antwerp with this indispensable travel guide. Inside DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Brussels, Bruges, Ghent and Antwerp: - Over 15 colour maps, plus a large-scale pull-out map covering each city and a transport map of Brussels, help you navigate with ease - Simple layout makes it easy to find the information you need - Comprehensive tours and itineraries of Brussels, Bruges, Ghent and Antwerp, designed for every interest and budget - Illustrations and floorplans show in detail Brussel´s elaborate Hôtel de Ville and impressive Parc du Cinquantenaire, Bruges´s art-filled Groeningemuseum, Antwerp´s lovingly restored Rubenshuis and more - Colour photographs of each city´s historic sights, palaces, museums, churches, parks and more - Detailed chapters, with area maps, cover Brussels, including the Lower Town, the Upper Town and Greater Brussels; and beyond Brussels, including Bruges, Ghent and Antwerp - Historical and cultural context gives you a richer travel experience: learn about each city´s history, architecture, museums and galleries, parks and gardens, and festivals and events - Experience the culture with features on Belgian artists, Brussels´ Art Nouveau architecture, Belgian comic strip art, tapestry and lace, World War I battlefields and more - Essential travel tips: our expert choices of where to stay, eat, shop and sightsee, plus useful phrases, visa and health information DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Brussels, Bruges, Ghent and Antwerp is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you get the most from your visit to Brussels, Bruges, Ghent and Antwerp. DK Eyewitness: winner of the Top Guidebook Series in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2017. ´´No other guide whets your appetite quite like this one´´ - The Independent Want to explore more of Belgium and beyond? Try our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Belgium and Luxembourg. About DK Eyewitness Travel: DK´s highly visual Eyewitness guides show you what others only tell you, with easy-to-read maps, tips, and tours to inform and enrich your holiday. DK is the world´s leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.
This book is Jongwoo Park´s photo-documentation of the Demilitarized Zone or DMZ of Korea, the strip of land dividing North and South Korea. About 248 km long, 4 km wide, and 60 km from Seoul, this buffer zone between the two countries is, despite its name, one of the most militarized borders in the world, operating under strict armistice conditions following the end of the Korean War in 1953. In 2009 the South Korean Ministry of National Defense invited Park to document the DMZ, an area normally inaccessible to civilians and of which no comprehensive photographic record existed. Park did so rigorously until 2012, although the project proved a complex administrative undertaking involving detailed negotiations and planning. An unlikely tension energizes Park´s series: the contrast between military presence (seen through barbed wire, outposts, and armed troops which have led to sporadic violence), and the natural beauty of the DMZ. For the isolation of this diverse landscape has allowed it to largely revert to its original state; today it is recognized as one of the world´s best-preserved temperate habitats and home to several endangered species of flora and fauna.
The ideal travel companion, full of insider advice on what to see and do, plus detailed itineraries and comprehensive maps for exploring these historic countries. Appreciate the architectural splendour of Brussels, wander through picture-postcard Bruges, take a tour of the World War I battlefields, marvel at the caves and grottoes of the Ardennes or explore the medieval Old Town of Luxembourg City: everything you need to know is clearly laid out within colour-coded chapters. Discover the best of Belgium and Luxembourg with this indispensable travel guide. Inside DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Belgium and Luxembourg: - Over 25 colour maps help you navigate with ease - Simple layout makes it easy to find the information you need - Comprehensive tours and itineraries of Belgium and Luxembourg, designed for every interest and budget - Illustrations and floorplans show the inside of icons such as the ornate Grand Place in Brussels, Bruges´s masterpiece-filled Groeninge Museum, Wallonia´s ancient Château-Fort de Bouillon and more - Colour photographs of Belgium and Luxembourg´s historic cities including picturesque Bruges and elegant Luxembourg City, impressive architecture, quaint towns, historic sights and more - Historical and cultural context gives you a richer travel experience: learn about both country´s shared and complex histories, rich cultures, fine art and architecture, delicious cuisines and more - Experience the culture with features on Belgium´s landscape and wildlife, artists, comic strip art, tapestry and lace, architecture, castles and châteaux, traditional festivals, Brussels´ cafes and bars, the Belgian coast, a tour of the World War I battlefields, caves of the Ardennes, a tour of Petite Suisse Luxembourgeoise and more - Detailed chapters, with area maps, cover Brussels; Flanders, including West and East Flanders, and Antwerp, Flemish Brabant and Limburg; Wallonia, including Western, Central and Eastern Wallonia; the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and more - Essential travel tips: our expert choices of where to stay, eat, shop and sightsee, plus useful phrases, and visa and health information DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Belgium and Luxembourg is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you get the most from your visit to these charming countries. DK Eyewitness: winner of the Top Guidebook Series in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2017. ´´No other guide whets your appetite quite like this one´´ - The Independent On a city break? Try our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Brussels, Bruges, Ghent and Antwerp. About DK Eyewitness Travel: DK´s highly visual Eyewitness guides show you what others only tell you, with easy-to-read maps, tips, and tours to inform and enrich your holiday. DK is the world´s leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.
New in the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of David Bowie, the starman who dazzled audiences with his music. As a child, young David had a head full of songs and ideas. He was inspired by the pop and mod scenes in Britain to pick up the saxophone. After earning his stripes in some of the coolest bands in London, David splashed onto the solo scene. His songwriting talent and musical skill made him one of rock and roll´s all-time greatest artists. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back , including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the musician´s life. Little People, BIG DREAMS is a bestselling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people , from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats . The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardback versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children. Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!
A Must-Read for Any Investor Looking to Maximize Their Chances of Success Big Mistakes: The Best Investors and Their Worst Investments explores the ways in which the biggest names have failed, and reveals the lessons learned that shaped more successful strategies going forward. Investing can be a rollercoaster of highs and lows, and the investors detailed here show just how low it can go; stories from Warren Buffet, Bill Ackman, Chris Sacca, Jack Bogle, Mark Twain, John Maynard Keynes, and many more illustrate the simple but overlooked concept that investing is really hard, whether you´re managing a few thousand dollars or a few billion, failures and losses are part of the game. Much more than just anecdotal diversion, these stories set the basis for the book´s critical focus: learning from mistakes. These investors all recovered from their missteps, and moved forward armed with a wealth of knowledge than can only come from experience. Lessons learned through failure carry a weight that no textbook can convey, and in the case of these legendary investors, informed a set of skills and strategy that propelled them to the top. Research-heavy and grounded in realism, this book is a must-read for any investor looking to maximize their chances of success. Learn the most common ways even successful investors fail Learn from the mistakes of the greats to avoid losing ground Anticipate challenges and obstacles, and develop an advance plan Exercise caution when warranted, and only take the smart risks While learning from your mistakes is always a valuable experience, learning from the mistakes of others gives you the benefit of wisdom without the consequences of experience. Big Mistakes: The Best Investors and Their Worst Investments provides an incomparable, invaluable resource for investors of all stripes.