Rent a Laptop and Produce Your First Song

August 29, 2016 by  
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Computer technology has come a long way over the past decade or so, even in the area of music production. Technology has advanced so much that artists can collaborate on musical projects from hundreds of miles away. An individual can even make music on a laptop. A computer rental from Orange County is all someone needs to get started. For people who have composer spirits but don’t have the ability to play an instrument, producing their own music has never been easier.

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A basic laptop has everything that a person needs to produce a song in terms of memory, but of course the quality can always be better with a top-of-the-line computer. A person can rent a top-notch laptop to produce the song instead of paying hundreds of dollars at once for the right unit.

Generally, the person should find a computer rental in Anaheim that has a good screen size, low mechanical noise, several USB ports and an awesome sound card. The home studio should be soundproof, which means that the person should try to pad the floors, doors and walls as much as possible. A well-skilled producer may be able to doctor the music files if soundproofing is not possible in the environment.

The individual will need editing software. Wavepad is a great program for audio files. The person will need to purchase Mixpad if he or she wants to record singing and then mix it with music. Audacity is a free program that allows the person to record and mix. The beloved Adobe Audition is also available. Any computer rental from Los Angeles should be able execute those programs.
OCComputerRentals offers students and individuals a computer rental in Los Angeles, pre-installed with everything you need to get started.

Facts Related to Commonwealth v. Hunt

July 16, 2015 by  
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By Phineas Upham

Commonwealth v. Hunt was a crucial case in labor history, because it set an important precedent that allowed workers the right to unionize. The case, at the time, was heralded as the Magna Carta of trade, helping to set clear legal guidelines for when it was ok to collude with others for higher wages. Prior to this ruling, it was illegal for workers to attempt unionizing.

The entire dispute stemmed from boot makers who were demanding higher wages for their work. A strike held in Boston, by the Journeyman’s Boot Maker Society, had led to an increase in pay of $1.75 per pair of boots manufactured. Seeing progress, the group staged another strike that raised wages to $2.00 per pair.

One particular worker by the name of Jeremiah Horne basically used this strike as a loophole, refusing to pay fines and charging much higher rates for work that went over the allotted time. This kind of thing seems pretty common place to modern day workers, but back then rates were negotiated beforehand. It made it difficult to price projects, and even harder to collect a living wage.

Horne’s escapades eventually landed him in hot water with his boss. The Boston Journeyman Boot Maker Society had levied $7 in fees against Horne, who refused to pay. This dispute was taken to the courts, where they ruled that someone could seek higher wages (even enlisting the help of others to organize a strike) as long as it was not in a way that was deleterious to the local community.

This important ruling essentially made it legal to unionize.

Phineas Upham is an investor from NYC and SF. You may contact Phin on his Phineas Upham website or Twitter page.