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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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…

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Which track is better. New or good old?
In her famous quote, the great Coco Chanel wanted to say that there are hobbies that capture the minds of society in a wave, but then quickly fade away. But…

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Why do you need compression

Of all the processes used in the production of modern music, signal compression is perhaps the most difficult to perceive. This is primarily due to the fact that often the result of processing the sound by the compressor is barely audible – especially for beginners. Another difficulty lies in the number of variable compressor parameters: they are not as few as it might seem, and besides, changing each of them does not always lead to obvious results. The fact that these parameters are interconnected only significantly complicates the situation. And finally, an ordinary sound engineer can simply bewilder the amazing variety of types and models of compressors – he will have to rack his brains about choosing the right device before proceeding with his direct duties. Here is the trivial example for you: suppose you need to compress the record to hell. Which is better to choose? A compressor based on VCA (Voltage Control Amplifier), or based on an optoelectrical element? Transistor or tube (or maybe a hybrid of both)? Analogue or digital? A hardware compressor, or limited to a program that performs its functions? And so on and so forth. With so many options available, it is not surprising that compressors and compression are still a mystery to many users. However, if you decide to achieve some success in recording and Continue reading

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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Review article for beginner musicians
The training problem is one of the most important, but, unfortunately, the least covered, which often leads to disastrous results in terms of creative growth: without laying the proper basis…

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Music and hypnotic state
Hypnosis (Greek hypnos — dream) An altered state of consciousness characterized by a narrowing of its volume and presumably sharp focus on the content of the suggestion. Hypnosis occurs as…

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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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