John Keane (Athens, GA) is a veteran producer, engineer, and musician. He owns his own studio in Athens, GA and has worked with a variety of artists including R.E.M., Cowboy Junkies, The Indigo Girls, and Widespread Panic. He has been using Pro Tools since 1991. Check out the albums on which John has worked at http: //johnkeanestudios.com/discography.htm
A renowned playwright, Václav Havel became one of Czechoslovakia's most prominent dissidents under Communist rule – and the president after the Velvet Revolution, making him a key player in European politics. Here we see first-hand the challenges of creating a new government, tempered with Havel's revealing insights into the difficulties posed by an era of increased globalization and conflict. He discusses not only the situation in his own country, but also such pressing issues as the future of the European Union, the war in Iraq, and the role of the United States in contemporary affairs. Written with an eye towards both the political and the personal and a witty, well-honed eloquence, To the Castle and Back is a rare glimpse into the minds of one of the most important political figures of modern times.
"Because everything is explained so concisely, you spend less time wading through pages and more time recording music." --Sound on Sound magazine
"An excellent book for any engineer or home recordist just getting into Pro Tools." --Tape Op magazine
Pico-solar is a new category of solar electric system which has the potential to transform the lives of over 1.6 billion people who live without access to electricity. Pico-solar systems are smaller and more affordable than traditional solar systems and have the power to provide useful amounts of electricity to charge the increasing number of low power consuming appliances from mobile phones, e-readers and parking metres, to LED lights which have the power to light up millions of homes in the same way the mobile phone has connected and empowered communities across the planet.
The book explains the important role pico-solar has in reducing reliance on fossil fuels while at the same time tackling world poverty and includes useful recommendations for entrepreneurs, charities and governments who want to participate in developing this exciting and rapidly expanding market.