Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly Oozing in Knit Crop Top, Coat, and All-White Sneakers

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On a romantic trip to Lake Como, Italy, Megan Fox highlighted her more casual side with her fiancée Machine Gun Kelly.

While going around town and riding on a boat, Fox donned a knit set designed by Edikted. The pair was a beige collared crop top with matching trousers. It also featured a unique ribbed knit texture. Fox’s look was then paired with a leopard print and furry green coat, all with a matching baseball hat. Megan’s outfit was accentuated by several rings, one of which is her now-viral engagement ring.

The Jennifer’s Body star opted for a pair of white sneakers for her footwear. Although the sneakers were covered mainly by her pants, the casual pair featured monochrome white leather uppers with a lace-up silhouette. It’s also very likely that her shoes have flat soles, like the recent designs from Koio, Veja, and Stuart Weitzman. Fox’s casual look is a sharp U-turn from her more recent outfits in Italy, where she’s donned a range of lacy, sheer, and crystal-embellished outfits by Dolce & Gabbana with slick heels to match.

All-white sneakers are a versatile closet must-have, with styles like the Nike Air Force 1 growing in popularity among the Gen Z set in the last several years. Most pairs typically feature all-white uppers and soles in leather or mesh textures. Besides Fox, other celebrities like Hailey Baldwin, Emily Ratajkowski, and Vanessa Hudgens have been spotted wearing all-white Nike, Reebok, and Naked Wolfe sneakers in recent weeks. So, if you want to grab yourself a pair of the exact sneakers worn by celebrities, you can find a Vans sale here. 

Fox’s pairs went from edgy to glamorous and ended with pure comfort in shoes. The Transformers actress has also been often spotted on the red-carpet wearing towering stiletto and platform sandals from brands like Amina Muaddi, Femme LA, and Jimmy Choo. In recent months she’s also formed a penchant for a pointed-toe pump that comes with crystal and PVC details from designers like Alexander Wang, Andrea Wazen, and Mach & Mach. Aside from stylish heels, Fox’s off-duty ensemble featured a diverse range of ultra-comfy styles, including Vans sneakers, Ugg slides, and Dr. Martens boots.

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Mixland Tilt! review: Fuss-free EQ with tons of character

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The current vogue in EQ plug-ins is for ever-more bands, and ever-more unconventional ways of working on different components of a sound (see for example, Eventide SplitEQ). This may result in an amazing depth of tonal control, but all can get a bit convoluted and clinical. So it is refreshing to meet Tilt!, a new straightforward EQ from Mixland.

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Tilt! (the exclamation point is part of the name – we aren’t just shouting about it) offers two shelving EQ bands, one low and one high. By default, these are linked together, to give a classic tilt EQ response where, for example, boosting the high shelf will cause the low shelf to be cut by the same amount. This is particularly useful when all you want to do is adjust the overall tonal colour of a part, stem or mix.

Mixland Tilt!

The two EQ bands can also be unlinked, so the plug-in can operate as a conventional 2-band shelving EQ. Where Mixland have missed a trick is that, when switching from unlinked to linked operation, the relationship between the cut/boost of both bands snaps back to a direct mirroring; we think it would have been much more useful if the offset between the bands were retained when they are relinked.

Each of Tilt!’s bands can be switched between four different corner frequencies: The low shelf offers 20Hz, 60Hz, 100Hz and 200Hz; the high shelf’s options are 1kHz, 8kHz, 16kHz and 40kHz. Astute readers will have already clocked that the lowest and highest corner frequencies lie outside of the range of human hearing, and as such seem rather pointless. In practice, the shelves used by the plug-in are very gentle,  so the resulting EQ curves extend a fair way beyond the corner frequencies, meaning audible frequencies are still affected when using these extreme corner frequencies. That said, the impact of boosting or cutting with the high shelf at 40kHz can be incredibly subtle.

Mixland Tilt!

To impart additional character, Tilt! includes a model of a vacuum tube output stage. This interacts well with the EQ, and so … Read More

Here’s What You Need to Know About Oakley Sunglasses

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When people hear the word Oakley, they immediately picture one thing. Sunglasses. But not just ordinary, everyday sunglasses.

No, when people think about Oakley sunglasses the first thing that comes to mind is a pair of sunglasses that is made of the highest quality materials, a pair of sunglasses that is at the forefront of eyewear technology, and of course a pair of sunglasses that looks just so cool.

The legends behind the iconic Oakley brand have worked hard ever since they made their debut in the sunglass’s realm all the way back in 1984.  Eyewear that complements and enhances your performance on the sporting field has always been a priority. And their constant evolution and innovation in the tech of their eyewear has earned them the praise and respect of world-famous sporting stars and athletes.

While there is a bit of a focus on the sporting field, Oakley sunglasses are just as much for everyday use as they are for on field antics. So, if you’re thinking about buying a new pair of sunnies, keep reading to learn why a pair of Oakleys might just be what you’re looking for.

Your guide to Oakley Sunglasses

As you probably already know, sunglasses are made of two main parts – the lenses and the frames.

While something as small and as simple as a pair of sunnies might seem like there couldn’t possibly be too much to know about them, there is actually a lot of thought, research and experimentation that goes into creating an ideal pair of sunglasses.

When it comes to innovation in the sunglasses space, no other brand is at the same level as Oakley. Over the last almost 40 years, they have managed to develop enviable technology in both their lenses and their frames.  Today, we’re going to tell you about this innovation.

What makes Oakley lenses so great?

Oakley are truly the leaders when it comes to sunglasses lenses. The evolution of how they use materials and technology to create the ideal protective lens is unmatchable.

Oakley are so ahead of the game there is a wide range of terminology that you need to get your head around when you’re shopping for a pair of Oakleys. Some of these Oakley terms include:

1. Plutonite

This high-grade polycarbonate – the Oakley Plutonite – is the patented material of Oakley and found in most pairs of their sunglasses. Blocking UVA, UVB, UVC rays and even some blue light, Oakley Plutonite is super … Read More

5 Celebrities Who Learned From Their Divorce Experience

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Going through a divorce, particularly in the spotlight, can’t be easy. However, these 5 celebrities say they’ve all learned from their experience. They may have gained some wisdom about relationships that they didn’t know before or some say they’ve learned more about themselves by going through the hard break-up. Here is what they have to say on the subject.

Eva Longoria

Eva believes she has learned from her mistakes: “(Divorce) was hard but life goes on. Like anyone else, I’ve learned that life is full of experiences, and you learn from your mistakes. And go on. No one’s perfect. It’s never easy.”

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Katy Perry

Katy feels like a better person after going through her divorce: “If you’ve got a dream, you’ve got to go on a journey to pursue that dream.I was going through some depressing, dark times.But it’s a journey and I learned so much from that journey. I feel like a stronger, better person because of it”.

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Kelis

Kelis learns from bad situations: “I’m not a big regret person. I’ve been divorced, and I can still say I don’t regret it. I’m a big believer that if a bad situation happens, it is a lesson that needs to be learned, just once.”

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Reese Witherspoon

Reese felt stronger after her divorce: ”That period in my life was a challenge but you feel so much stronger once you pick up the pieces and make a new world for yourself. You rethink a lot of things and you develop a much sharper sense of what is going to make you happy. Many people go through crossroads in their lives, times where everything falls apart and you don’t know what to do next. But you learn so much and it makes decisions easier going forward.”

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Denon’s new DHT-S517 soundbar comes ready for Dolby Atmos

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Japanese audio brand Denon has introduced the DHT-S517, a soundbar system with a wireless subwoofer and support for Dolby Atmos.

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The new soundbar features a 3.1.2 channel system, with left and right mid-range drivers and tweeters, a dedicated center channel, and two up-firing speakers.

DHT-S517 is equipped with Denon’s dialogue enhancer technology, which should improve dialogue intelligibility without affecting the overall system volume. Made for movies and TV shows, the dialogue enhancer has three different modes to match whatever you’re watching.

For general sounds, Denon offers four different modes – Movie, Music, Night and Pure – to suit different home viewing experiences.

The soundbar comes with Bluetooth connectivity, HDMI eARC port and digital optical input. There’s also an additional 4K-enabled HDMI port so external sources can be directly connected to the soundbar.

Trip Randall, president at Denon, shared in statement, “With our newest Denon soundbar, you’ll immediately boost your home theatre experience to upgraded 3D sound and will find your viewing experience makes exponential leaps forward for the better.”

Denon’s DHT-S517 soundbar and wireless subwoofer system will be available by the end of January at $449.

Learn more at denon.com

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BLEASS Omega review: FM synthesis isn’t supposed to be this easy

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FM synthesis is arguably the most versatile and expressive form of synthesis ever. But it has always suffered from having a massive fly in the middle of its luxuriant sonic ointment: FM programming is notoriously arcane and obtuse and about as far from intuitive as it’s possible to get. The modern world of software-based synths has seen a reduction in FM’s fly-to-ointment ratio, but even so, we’ve seldom found ourselves using the phrase “a straightforward FM synth”. Until now, that is, because before us is BLEASS Omega, an FM synth that’s – finally – easy to use.

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BLEASS Omega

From Alpha to Omega

Omega has a lot in common with BLEASS stablemates Alpha and SampleWiz 2. It features the same tabbed user interface and shares various modules and components, such as the Modulation section (two LFOs plus an additional envelope generator) and BLEASS’ signature Motion Sequencer.

Where Omega differs is, of course, in its sound engine, which is a four-operator FM affair with a choice of 11 algorithms (“operator” is FM-speak for an oscillator; “algorithm” is FM-speak for how operators are interconnected). Our attention is immediately grabbed by the way BLEASS has crafted Omega’s interface so that all of the FM controls appear on a single, clear, easy-to-read screen. All global settings, such as master tuning and feedback (all algorithms have the facility to feed the fourth operator back on itself), sit alongside individual controls and amp envelopes for each operator. This entices you to dive in and start experimenting, which naturally helps you gain a more intuitive understanding of how FM works.

BLEASS Omega

Traditionally, FM operators only produce sine waves, and the more operators an FM synth has, the more versatile it becomes. The classic DX7 had six such operators, but Yamaha dropped this to four with the later DX21 and TX81Z models. However, the operators in these synths could produce alternative waveforms, a feature that… Read More

Fashion Bombshell of the Day: Sarah from Washington

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Hey Bombshells! Today’s Bombshell hails from Washington DC, check out Sarah’s style below.

Sarah loves a good blazer – showing how multifaceted women can be, with her love of both science and style. Sarah describes her style as “chic and bossy”.

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Unlabelled: Do you really need a record label to succeed in 2022?

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“It’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock ‘n’ roll,” belted out Bon Scott 47 years ago. While many things have changed since the hazy days of the 70s, the hard-nosed nature of the music business is not one of them.

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In 2021 alone, electronic music luminary Four Tet found his albums pulled from streaming platforms after contractual disputes with his former label, Domino Records; Taylor Swift took the extraordinary step of re-recording her own back-catalogue in an effort to reclaim ownership; and multiple artists began calling for a boycott of Spotify due to the CEO’s investments in AI weapons systems.

The music industry has never been a simple place. But new, disruptive technologies and rapidly evolving business models make building a successful career trickier than ever.

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Royally screwed

One of the biggest problems facing the industry right now is money. Artists have been fighting for a bigger slice of the pie since the early days of recorded music, but the recent dominance of streaming platforms has brought the issue into sharper focus.

The dramatic shift to streaming platforms has seen the income that artists derive from royalties plummet. It’s now estimated that artists earn an average of $0.01 per stream and need to achieve one million monthly streams to pocket a living wage. This is especially troublesome considering that a significant amount of money is being made from streaming; it’s just not finding its way to the majority of music makers.

The industry’s global revenue went up by over 54 per cent between 2014 and 2020, so why isn’t this growth in streaming revenue finding its way to artists? The heart of the problem lies in how streaming royalties are calculated. Most major labels currently class streaming as a ‘sale’, the same as selling a physical single or album. This classification results in a much lower royalty percentage for artists than what they’d get from a rental or broadcast.

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5 Celebrities Who Love Gardening

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These 5 celebrities all love unwinding in their gardens. Getting their hands dirty and watching their flowers grow, these stars find tending to their plants to be therapeutic and relaxing. Stepping away from the spotlight for a while and taking up a simple hobby, each star has gushed about taking some time off to chill out in their gardens.

Dannii Minogue

Dannii uses gardening as a way to unwind: “I like gardening. I love it. I don’t have a garden at the moment, but my mum does. She’s really into it. People don’t normally see me as a gardener. It’s a good stress release. It’s very therapeutic.”

Ed Westwick
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Ed believes there is something special about watching flowers grow: ”I just love planting flowers during the summer. There’s something very humble about it, and natural and beautiful. We’re a more beautiful species in the summer – everyone comes out looking gorgeous and girls put on nice dresses.”

Eva Mendes
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Eva claims to garden in the nude: “I do gardening naked. If I’m hanging out naked and see some roses that need pruning, I’ll prune them. I’m not going to get dressed first. But I’m not an exhibitionist – I don’t want my neighbours to see.”

Jerry Hall
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Jerry says gardening is quite a British hobby and one she enjoys too: ”I’m quite a home girl. I’ve been living here 27 years so this is my home, all my children are here. I love gardening, the English are so into it.”

Sienna Miller
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Dreezy Spied in Fashion Nova Grey NBA Bulls Graphic Cropped Sweatshirt

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Dreezy was spotted striking a pose while on set, rocking a comfy look. The rapper’s ensemble featured a Fashion Nova NBA Bulls graphic cropped sweatshirt.

Dreezy wore Fashion Nova’s $49.99 NBA Off The Court Bulls Cropped Sweatshirt in heather grey. She paired the sweatshirt with red ruched pants and Nike red and grey sneakers.

The NBA Off The Court Bulls Cropped Sweatshirt features a front NBA Chicago Bulls graphic in a slightly cropped silhouette.

Thoughts? Shop the sweatshirt here.

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