Romance
“Music is the soul of poetry, it clarifies and opens it. It makes the poetic word deeper in meaning and easier to perceive. The spirit of music in the emotional…

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What music preferences depend on
Music can be safely called a universal language. Regardless of the language in which certain songs are performed, for some reason we want to listen to specific music, even if…

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Reasoning about art
“The poet belongs to the form, and the content to the history and reality of his people” (Belinsky; compare Glinka: “The people compose music, we only arrange it”). Consequently, the…

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Reflections on the younger generation of DJs

Have you ever thought about what catches you in electronic music and vice versa, why does it sometimes seem boring and uninteresting to you? On the other hand, have you ever thought about why you write (if you write) music, want to become a DJ, strive for popularity? Most likely, everyone will give some answer to these questions. I would like to tell you what some of these answers may lead to.

So the question is: why do you want to become a DJ?
Probably the most common answer will be similar to the lines from an advertisement of some DJ school: Continue reading

about mastering

Most people are well aware of the process of recording music at a concert or in a studio. You record individual fragments or individual performance on tape. Ultimately, all of these fragments need to be collected in the final master copy, which is then sent to the factory, where replication is carried out. The process of making the final master copy is called mastering. It involves three stages:

1. Installation: All necessary tape recordings are transferred to the digital editing console. The compositions are arranged in the correct order and between them certain intervals are made. The beginnings and ends of songs are reduced to complete silence or to the natural background of the concert hall, or are made out in accordance with your wishes. Pops, clicks, and noise can often be eliminated at Continue reading

Percussion Recording

Once at the Department of Sound Engineering of the Institute. The Gnesins had a meeting with the famous sound engineer Yuri Bogdanov. He told various stories from his life for a long time that the sound engineer is a complex, ambiguous profession, which often requires knowledge of psychology and the like. Everyone listened very carefully, respectfully, outlined something. When the monologue came to an end and Yuri Ivanovich suggested asking him questions, the first one was: “Tell me, please, how do you record drums?

It is only natural that practical questions concern novice sound engineers much more than philosophical Continue reading

CPU offload in FL Studio
I think that many of those who use external plug-ins (Vst, DXi) when creating their project, which uses a large number of them, have encountered the problem of processor loading.…

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about mastering
Most people are well aware of the process of recording music at a concert or in a studio. You record individual fragments or individual performance on tape. Ultimately, all of…

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About vinyl. About the plates
There are not so many good stories with a happy ending in our lives. One of them is the history of gramophone records, or “vinyl”. It is fundamentally wrong to…

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Sound Perception and Compression
Traditional lossless compression methods (Huffman, LZW, etc.) are usually poorly applied to compressing audio information (for the same reasons as when compressing visual information). Some lossy compression methods are listed…

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