The influence of music on water: the ennobling and destructive effect of sounds
A person in every moment is surrounded by millions of sounds of different keys and types. Some of them help him navigate in space, others he enjoys purely in an…

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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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About star collectives ...
Many musicians who have never worked in the accompaniment of domestic pop stars naively believe that this is an undoubted success for the musician, contributing to further professional and career…

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A look from inside. About VST Tools

This article reveals the idea of ​​creating VST synthesizers, the understanding of which is lacking for musicians, especially those who are constantly looking for more and more new synthesizers and those who like to argue which synthesizer is better and what. Due to the fact that many issues have a psychological basis, the process of choosing a “favorite” synthesizer will also have to be considered from the point of view of classical psychology.

Beginner’s Look

To begin with, I propose to answer the question of which synthesizer is most attractive to you and why, also Continue reading

Physics of sound

This text is optional. Especially for those people who are not going to seriously work with sound, but want only in their free time to play the synthesizer and make some music for their pleasure. In principle, you can quite easily use a computer for musical purposes without knowing the basics of acoustics, electrical engineering and other applied disciplines.

But if you are a professional musician or an “advanced” amateur, then everything that is written below, you just need to know. Without this, you will not be able to get a conscious result, and in the future to creatively use programs avoiding template solutions. And this requires at least an understanding of the basic laws of acoustics. Therefore, gather your thoughts and start reading – we tried to make your task as easy as possible and, as much as possible, simplified the story.

By the way, many Western musicians do not particularly bother to study equipment or, especially, some suspicious fundamentals of physics, and rely entirely on technicians, sound engineers and producers. When they come to our country, they are genuinely surprised to see how, when preparing a concert, the guitarist is busy with tuning many Continue reading

The nature of the sound of tube amplifiers

Exciter (from the English Exciter), also called harmonic exciter (harmonic exciter), psychoacoustic processor (psychoacoustic processor), enhancer (enhancer) and acoustic exciter (aural exciter) – this is a processing device used for the harmonious synthesis of high-frequency signals, using thin harmonic distortion.

This harmonic synthesis consists in creating higher harmonics based on lower signal frequencies. Typically, noise is present in different frequency bands in unequal amounts, and harmonics obtained from a clean frequency band will be clearer. Less commonly, exciters (enhancers) are used to synthesize low-frequency harmonics in order to simulate deep bass.

Initially, exciters were made on the basis of tube amplifiers, but now they exist in the form of digital processors.

Exciters and enhancers are used to change the tonal qualities of sound. But, unlike the equalizer, which Continue reading

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About musical performance
Performance as a special type of artistic activity does not exist in all arts. In painting for example, it is inseparable from creativity: to create a picture is what it…

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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 is rock and roll, rock and roll history
Rock and roll literally excited the youth of America in the mid-50s of the last century. And then the whole world. And while boys and girls sang along with popular…

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TENOR IS WHAT VOICE?
The voice that nature has endowed with man is capable of transmitting sounds not only in conversation and expression of emotions, but also when singing. The melody of the human…

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