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Understanding and Crafting the Mix, 3rd Edition
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Understanding and Crafting the Mix: The Art of Recording, 3rd Edition from Focal PressFocal Press has published Understanding and Crafting the Mix: The Art of Recording, 3rd Edition.

Understanding and Crafting the Mix, 3rd edition provides the framework to identify, evaluate, and shape your recordings with clear and systematic methods. Featuring numerous exercises, this third edition allows you to develop critical listening and analytical skills to gain greater control over the quality of your recordings. Sample production sequences and descriptions of the recording engineer’s role as composer, conductor, and performer provide you with a clear view of the entire recording process.

Dr. William Moylan takes an inside look into a range of iconic popular music, thus offering insights into making meaningful sound judgments during recording...

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Scorpion King: Book of Souls on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital
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Scorpion King: Book of Souls arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital and On Demand Oct. 23 from UniversalGet ready for an all-new adrenaline-filled adventure in the next chapter of the beloved fan-favorite franchise, Scorpion King: Book of Souls, arriving on Blu-rayTM combo pack, DVD, Digital and On Demand on October 23, 2018 from Universal 1440 Entertainment, the original content production arm of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Filled with heart-pumping action sequences and intriguing new characters, the historical fantasy film stars Zach McGowan (Terminator Salvation, "Shameless") as the legendary Scorpion King alongside Pearl Thusi ("Quantico", Tremors 5: Bloodlines) as the Nubian Princess, Peter Mensah (Avatar, "True Blood") as the evil warlord and Nathan Jones (Mad Max: Fury Road, Troy) as the noble guardian. Showcasing stunning visuals, Scorpion King: Book of Souls reaches new levels of adventure that will keep viewers mesmerized from start to finish.

The legendary Scorpion King returns for an epic adventure in the latest action-packed film in the franchise...

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The SNES Omnibus: The Super Nintendo and Its Games, Vol. 1
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The SNES Omnibus: The Super Nintendo and Its Games, Vol. 1 from Schiffer PublishingSchiffer has published The SNES Omnibus: The Super Nintendo and Its Games, Vol. 1 (A–M).

Volume 1 of the SNES Omnibus is a fun and informative look at all the original Super Nintendo games released in the U.S. starting with the letters A–M. More than 350 games are featured, including such iconic titles as Chrono Trigger, Contra III: The Alien Wars, Donkey Kong Country, EarthBound, F-Zero, Final Fantasy II and III, Gradius III, and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.

Each game, whether obscure or mainstream, is covered in exhaustive detail. In addition to thorough gameplay descriptions, the book includes reviews, fun facts, historical data, quotes from vintage magazines, and, best of all...

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Full Circle: The Birth, Death and Rebirth of Circle of Dust
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Full Circle: The Birth, Death and Rebirth of Circle of Dust arrives on DVD Sept. 21 from MVD EntertainmentComing September 21st, Full Circle: The Birth, Death & Rebirth of Circle of Dust, reveals the untold story of the essential, genre-defying '90s industrial project Circle of Dust. Explore the early career of visionary artist, composer, musician and producer Klayton, who would later gain recognition for his category transcending project Celldweller.

Assembled from over 30 interviews and dozens of hours of VHS footage from Klayton's personal archive, get access to never-before-released videos & stories on the history of Circle of Dust. Journey back to Circle of Dust'sinception, the signing of Klayton's first record deal, assembly of a live band, subsequent legal battles and eventual dissolution of Circle of Dust in 1998, to the formation and independent success of Celldweller. The story ultimately comes full circle, with the resurrection of Circle of Dust in 2015.

Descend into the history of Circle of Dust, spanning over two decades, for an exclusive behind the scenes look...

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GOLDSTONE on Blu-ray and DVD
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GOLDSTONE arrives on Blu-ray and DVD September 11 from Lightyear Entertainment and MVD EntertainmentLightyear Entertainment presents the Australian production Goldstone, a noir thriller set in the Outback. The film was written, directed, shot, edited and composed by Ivan Sen.

Indigenous Detective Jay Swan (Aaron Pedersen, Mystery Road) arrives in the frontier town of Goldstone on a missing persons inquiry. What seems like a simple investigation opens a web of crime, corruption, trampling of indigenous people's land rights, and human trafficking. Jay must pull his life together and bury his differences with young local cop Josh (Alex Russell, SWAT), so together they can bring justice to Goldstone.

Also starring 2-time Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom, Silver Linings Playbook) as the corrupt mayor, David Wenham (Lord of the Rings) as the greedy mine director, David Gulpilil (Crocodile Dundee) as the indigenous man who can't be bought, and Cheng Pei-Pei (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) as the unscrupulous madam...

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SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADO on 4K, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital
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SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADO on 4K, Blu-ray, DVD Oct. 2 and on Digital Sept. 18 from Sony PicturesExperience the high octane action of one of the year’s most engrossing thrillers, SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADO, as it debuts on digital and redeemable via the Movies Anywhere App, on   September 18, and comes to 4K Ultra HD™/Blu-ray™, Blu-ray and DVD October 2 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Delving into the ruthless underworld of the war on drugs, Academy Award® winner Benicio Del Toro (Best Supporting Actor, Traffic, 2001) and Academy Award® nominee Josh Brolin (Best Supporting Actor, Milk, 2009) give explosive performances as they reprise their characters from Sicario to battle cartels across the border. Directed by Stefano Sollima (“Gomorrah”) and written by Academy Award® nominee Taylor Sheridan (Best Original Screenplay, Hell or High Water, 2016; Sicario), this dark and intense chapter also stars Isabela Moner (Transformers: The Last Knight), Jeffrey Donovan (TV’s “Fargo”), Elijah Rodriguez (Book of Life) and Academy Award® nominee Catherine Keener (Best Supporting Actress, Capote, 2006; Best Supporting Actress, Being John Malkovich, 2000)...

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PATERNO starring Al Pacino on DVD
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PATERNO starring Al Pacino arrives on DVD August 28 from HBOAcademy® and Emmy® award winner Al Pacino stars in HBO Films’ two-time Emmy®-nominated drama Paterno, arriving on DVD August 28, 2018. Centered on the legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno (Pacino) and the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal, the DVD comes with two bonus features delving deeper into Paterno’s life and impact.

After becoming the winningest coach in college football history, Joe Paterno is embroiled in the famous Jerry Sandusky sexual-abuse scandal, forcing his ouster at the same time he learned he had cancer. The story focuses not only on Paterno and his family, but on Sara Gamin (Riley Keough), the 23-year-old reporter and Penn State grad who broke the story in The Patriot-News, a local newspaper. Paterno’s legacy is challenged over the course of one explosive week, as he is forced to face questions of institutional failure in regard to Sandusky’s young victims...

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Silicon Valley Season 5 on DVD and Digital
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Silicon Valley: The Complete Fifth Season coming to DVD September 4 from HBOFinally on the brink of success, Richard Hendricks (Thomas Middleditch) and the Pied Piper team return for the funniest season yet in HBO’s hit comedy Silicon Valley: The Complete Fifth Season, coming to DVD September 4, 2018. In a season which earned seven total 2018 Emmy® nominations, including Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, season five “is still capable of extracting gut-busting comedy” (Slant Magazine).

The return of executive producers Mike Judge (Beavis and Butt-Head) and Alec Berg’s (Barry, Curb Your Enthusiasm) tech-skewering comedy finds the Pied Piper guys emerging from the fourth season’s chaos, as they get closer than they’ve ever been to real fame and fortune. But with more money, inevitably, comes more problems. While Richard struggles to be a leader and play with the big dogs, the rest of the team adjusts to new faces, new digs and new anxieties. Always looming is Hooli rival Gavin Belson, who has returned to power but finds the threat of Pied Piper, and its boldness, hard to shake. Continuing to mine the over-the-top world of Silicon Valley for humor and poignancy, this season sees Pied Piper facing higher stakes, greater competition and even more opportunities to screw it all up...

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Handbook for Sound Engineers, 5th Edition
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Handbook for Sound Engineers, 5th Edition from Focal PressFocal Press has published the Handbook for Sound Engineers, 5th Edition. This book is the most comprehensive reference available for audio engineers, and is a must read for all who work in audio.

With contributions from many of the top professionals in the field, including Glen Ballou on interpretation systems, intercoms, assistive listening, and fundamentals and units of measurement, David Miles Huber on MIDI, Bill Whitlock on audio transformers and preamplifiers, Steve Dove on consoles, DAWs, and computers, Pat Brown on fundamentals, gain structures, and test and measurement, Ray Rayburn on virtual systems, digital interfacing, and preamplifiers, Ken Pohlmann on compact discs, and Dr. Wolfgang Ahnert on computer-aided sound system design and room-acoustical fundamentals for auditoriums and concert halls, the Handbook for Sound Engineers is a must for serious audio and acoustic engineers...

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Lighting for Animation: The Art of Visual Storytelling
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Lighting for Animation: The Art of Visual Storytelling from CRC PressCRC Press has published Lighting for Animation: The Art of Visual Storytelling. Lighting for Animation is designed with one goal in mind - to make you a better artist. Over the course of the book, Jasmine Katatikarn and Michael Tanzillo (Senior Lighting TDs, Blue Sky Studios) will train your eye to analyze your work more critically, and teach you approaches and techniques to improve your craft.

Focusing on the main philosophies and core concepts utilized by industry professionals, this book builds the foundation for a successful career as a lighting artist in visual effects and computer animation. Inside you’ll find in-depth instruction on:...

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An Elephant's Journey on DVD and Digital
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Elizabeth Hurley Stars in AN ELEPHANT'S JOURNEY Coming to DVD and Digital Oct. 23 from LionsgateIn honor of World Elephant Day (Sunday, August 12) we would like to announce that the family-friendly adventure An Elephant’s Journey, starring Elizabeth Hurley and Sam Ashe Arnold, arrives on DVD, Digital, and On Demand October 23 from Lionsgate.

When Phoenix Wilder (Sam Ashe Arnold), a 13-year-old orphan, moves in with his Aunt Sarah (Elizabeth Hurley) – his only surviving relative, living in Africa with her husband, Uncle Jack – Phoenix quickly falls in love with his surroundings. However, while on safari with his uncle, Phoenix gets separated from the rest of the group. As the search for Phoenix continues, the boy becomes fast friends with a giant bull elephant he was able to free from a trap. Phoenix names the elephant Indlovu, and, as they begin to bond, he decides to try to stop a band of poachers who prey on African elephants. Receiving the Dove Seal of approval for all ages, the An Elephant’s Journey DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98...

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Mixing a Musical, 2nd Edition
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Mixing a Musical: Broadway Theatrical Sound Techniques, 2nd Edition from Focal PressFocal Press has published Mixing a Musical: Broadway Theatrical Sound Techniques, 2nd Edition.

Mixing a Musical: Broadway Theatrical Sound Techniques, Second Edition pulls the curtain back on one of the least understood careers in live theatre: the role and responsibilities of the sound technician.

This comprehensive book encompasses every position from shop crew labor to assistant designer to sound board operator and everything in between. Written in a clear and easy to read style, and illustrated with real-world examples of personal experience and professional interviews, Slaton shows you how to mix live theatre shows from the basics of equipment and set ups, using sound levels to creating atmosphere, emotion and tension to ensure a first rate performance every time...

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Fossil Q HR Touchscreen Smartwatches
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Fossil Unveils Its Most Tech-Packed Touchscreen Smartwatch to DateIt is with great excitement that Fossil brand announces its fourth generation of smartwatches under its Fossil Q line. With several new technology features, this new line provides consumers with the tech functionality they have been asking for in beautiful designs and styles they have come to expect from Fossil. With a robust list of new features, it is the brand's intent to provide customers with one all-inclusive device—both in function and design.

As one of the first fashion brands to introduce this level of technology to their collection, Fossil shows consumers you don’t have to sacrifice fashion for function. Powered with Wear OS by Google and the Qualcomm® Snapdragon Wear™ 2100 Platform, the new devices offer enhancements to every facet of the day, with hardware including Heart-Rate Tracking, NFC, Untethered GPS and Swimproof Functionality. Thanks to optimized charge time, users can now charge their device within an hour to last all day...

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Epson FastFoto FF-680W Photo Scanning System
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New Epson FastFoto FF-680W Wireless High-Speed Photo and Document Scanning System Preserves Priceless MemoriesEpson has expanded its high-speed scanning line with the new Wi-Fi enabled FastFoto® FF-680W High-Speed Photo and Document Scanning System. The FF-680W scanner is the world's fastest personal photo scanner, scanning thousands of photos – as fast as one photo per second at 300 dpi at up to 36 photos per batch. Building on the success of the FastFoto FF-640 scanner, the FF-680W scanner offers worry-free scanning for a variety of media types and sizes, including postcards, panoramic photos up to 36 inches and Polaroid photos as well as convenient photo restoration, editing and smart file organization tools. Families can scan, restore and organize collections of photos for quick and easy sharing, archiving and enlargements with the new FF-680W scanner. And, with the Easy Auto-Upload feature, the FastFoto scanner software makes it simple to share images to cloud services such as Dropbox® and Google Drive.

"Epson recognized the need for a fast and easy scanning solution that enabled people to digitize photos held captive in shoeboxes and albums stored away in closets and attics, and vulnerable to natural disasters, fires and floods," said David Hawkes, product manager, Scanners, Epson America, Inc...

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New Canon Home Office Printers And Scanners
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Calling All Multi-Taskers: Canon Introduces The Next Generation Of Home Office Printers And ScannersIn a world run by multitasking, it's imperative to have the right kind of equipment to help keep everything running smoothly. Designed with busy families and home office usage in mind, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced four new PIXMA TS-series and TR-series Wireless1 Home Office All-in-One (AIO) printers and two new home scanners: the PIXMA TS9520, PIXMA TS8220, PIXMA TS6220, and PIXMA TR4520 AIO printers and the CanoScan LiDE 300 and CanoScan LiDE 400 Color Image Scanners. The latest printer models offer hands-free printing with voice control devices, as well as simple, smartphone-based printing and editing for users with compatible smartphones through the Canon PRINT and Easy-PhotoPrint apps. In addition, the printers possess quick and easy set-up thanks to the Canon Print App, providing 'cableless' setup mode with the touch of a button.    

Compatible with the Amazon Alexa virtual assistant, the four new printers enable Amazon account holders to issue voice commands such as "Alexa, start 'Canon Printer' and 'print a coloring page'" to an Amazon Echo or other Alexa-enabled device. This feature makes it possible for consumers to print materials such as...

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