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Travel Photography

I took them both. My Sony RX100 and one of my Nikon DSLRs, the Nikon D600. For the Nikon, I brought along a 50mm prime and a 24-120mm F4 zoom.

The Nikon kit is heavy. And, in the Florida heat, a tad uncomfortable.

We spent yesterday at Universal Studios in Orlando. I decided to leave the big DSLR behind. I took the very small Sony as my camera.

I have to say that it performed well above my expectations for a compact point and shoot camera. Well enough that I doubt I would have captured any significantly better images with the DSLR particularly given the location and the time of day.

It was quite liberating to walk the park with a camera that could easily fit in my pocket when needed. No hassles when doing the rides.

Here are a few photos from the day.

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528 Inputs and Thousands of Bands of EQ

Universal Studios’ Dub Room 4, also known as the Alfred Hitchcock Theater, upgraded their console in 2005 to be functionally equivalent to the Harrison MPC4-D. The console is over 30 feet long and has more faders than any single console in the world. Here is a picture of the console.

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Harrison recently hosted an AES event and showcased an MPC4-D ready for delivery to a soundstage in Russia. 3dAudio covered that event at a post here.

One interesting feature is the number of processors required to run the console. Here is a photo of the AMD Opteron-powered CPUs that power the board. The operating system is running Linux and everything is connected by Gigabit Ethernet.

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