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Manuel is a passionate, driven, and techsavvy AV technician, artist and music composer with over ten years of experience, specializing in the captivating world of music and entertainment.

Manuel is an expert in creating soundtracks for short filmsfeature films and video games.

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Yestel Tablet

Yestel Tablet

Thursday, approaching the End of the Week: Yestel tablet.

As the week draws to a close, an unfortunate incident occurred – my son accidentally broke his tablet. In search of a replacement, I turned to Amazon and discovered an exceptional find.

Introducing Yestel Tablet: A Remarkable Tablet Brand

The tablet I came across was from a brand called Yestel. This is one of those Chinese brands that offer tablets with an impressive price-to-quality ratio. Although it may not be a widely popular brand yet, it has been gaining increasing attention.

Yestel’s Online Presence and Popularity: A Rising Star

On online retail platforms like Amazon, Yestel has positioned itself as one of the bestsellers in the low-cost segment. This achievement is due to its ability to cater to the needs of a wide range of users.

All-Inclusive Experience: A Bundle of Accessories

One of the standout features of Yestel tablets is the inclusion of numerous accessories at the same price. These accessories consist of an external keyboard, digital pen, wireless mouse, and headphones, providing great value for customers seeking an all-inclusive tablet experience.

First Impressions: Unboxing and User Experience

The tablet is scheduled to arrive tomorrow, so I …

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Sounds like music and networking

Wizzit Magazine interviewed me about Blogging and Social Networking. I have to thank Matti Mattila, the reviewer and open networker. If you remember, Matti wrote A musician story. Here is a short excerpt from the magazine article that you can download here in pdf format.

Sounds like music and networking

Matti Mattila: About blogging, you have an active blog, when did you start writing it?

Manuel Marino: I started ManuelMarino.com in October 2007.

What inspired you to first start blogging?

First of all the idea to freely surf and read everything about anything always fascinated me. I think this is why people love to have many blog feeds to read daily.

Next to this idea is the one to freely write interesting articles for the Internet The World-wide-web Niche - The global economy has been severely impacted. Millions of people have lost their jobs, many are losing their homes, and retirement portfolios are disappearing at an alarming rate. What happens in the World Wide Web? We often discuss the global financial tsunami, an economic crisis on a scale that rivals the Great Depression of the… community. Both gives a kind of freedom that I never felt before.…

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Very Simple Audio Mastering Guide

Have FOR FREE Manuel’s Guide!!

Since 21 August 2012 the guide is free for everyone!

I’ve just released my ebook (PDF document) about Audio Mastering. I wrote it after receiving hundreds requests from my musicians friends. You can find many guides on the net and at your preferred bookstore. But what beginners really need are few tips, to understand the basics, not huge tomes with neverending technical data.

Very Simple Audio Mastering Guide

So I had this idea to write a “very simple” guide, and, I must say, it is really simple, anyone can begin mastering Music Production - Improve Your Sound - The rise in popularity of work-from-home studios has significantly impacted the music production landscape in recent years, driven by the increasing availability of tools and technology. This growth has led to the emergence of mobile recording rigs, making it possible to record full band performances anywhere. While one might anticipate a wealth of high-quality music,… with some success after reading it. I give also a couple of “tricks” so you can begin really soon to obtain a professional quality master. Of course this will not make you a mastering Music Production - Improve Your Sound - The rise in popularity of work-from-home studios has significantly impacted the music production landscape in recent years, driven by the increasing availability of tools and technology. This growth has led to the emergence of mobile recording rigs, making it possible to record full band performances anywhere. While one might anticipate a wealth of high-quality music,… wizard, I’m in this field since …

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Wade Crawley is back with a great B52 concert review! If you remember, Wade wrote for us Punk music in the late seventies. Now read his new exclusive article for ManuelMarino.com!

The B52’s, London Roundhouse

It was on a hot and very sweaty summer night in London’s trendy Camden and a packed audience of all ages and types gathered at the re-opened Roundhouse. They were all there to see that perennial party band, still together for over 30 years, the B52’s. It was ridiculously hot with many people standing and sweating profusely, but this didn’t diminish the anticipation of the crowd one bit. This became evident before the band even came out with many of them singing along vociferously to Talking Head’s ‘Psycho Killer’ when played by the club’s DJ. Then the lights went down and the words “Hello London, we’re the B52’s” was greeted by a loud roar as the band walked out onto the stage.

Touring to promote their first album in 16 years Funplex, the B52’s showed the sell-out crowd they still have the ability to turn out superbly crafted pop songs. The line up of Fred Schneider, Cindy Wilson, Kate Pierson and Keith Strickland …

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I’m a big fan of 80s music The Synthpop Era - I'm not one to dwell on the past, but I must admit that music from the synthpop era of the 1980s and surrounding years holds a special place in my heart. Perhaps I'm biased, but I can't help but feel that modern music has lost a lot of its originality and creativity. Gone are the… . Yes, the decade that gave the world the sound of pop, the memorable 80s! I remember old times, jogging and listening to such wonderful music at the same time! I’m talking about Madonna, Michael Jackson, Huey Lewis, Cyndi Lauper, George Michael and many others. Well, let’s focus on Madonna, eleven albums, an impressive career.

Stop jogging and listen to some new music

Yes, let’s stop jogging for a minute. I mean, time to change the music station and to choose Madonna, the world’s tastiest sweetheart. She has announced more non-stop treats for her legions of legendary and devoted fans. Following the latest news that “Hard Candy” has debuted at Number 1 around the globe, it has been confirmed that Madonna’s “Sticky and Sweet Tour” will begin (hip) hopping around the world …

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Dewey Cox

Yesterday I’ve seen Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story with a great John C. Reilly. It is a parody movie, a spoof of every musical biopic where John as music star Country Music Star Is Unleashed! - Robert Benson (if you remember he wrote An Explosion of Blues Music) this time gave me a review about the next big star in Country Music, Laura Roppe (pronounced ro-pay). She has a Shania Twain-like quality and already is receiving major air play in Europe. Robert said me also that he has just launched a… Dewey Cox covers every musical style from Elvis to the Beach Boys over five decades. Dialogue and sequences are funny and goofy and the jokes never are boring. Since this is not exactly a review, I won’t tell more about the movie. What I would like to focus on is the philosophy behind the movie.

Walk Hard: a Retro-Styled Philosophy?

Dewey Cox kills his brother and begins an impressive quest to become a legendary artist. All is based on the “feeling guilty” system. He feels guilty, so he swear he’ll become big to please his brother soul (that was a talented young pianist). Feelings of guilt occur because …

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