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Melodies and rhythms of the brain: what neurosciences say about music
Playing musical instruments can be considered a kind of sport for the brain: it involves almost all of its areas, because musicians have to strain the visual, auditory and motor…

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A well-recorded play
When I was recording my first album, the mix itself sounded great, but neither the band nor the song were. Everyone who listened to him agreed with this - and…

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About mechanical sound recording
A mechanical sound recording is based on cutting (or extruding) grooves in the material of a recording medium using a sound recording device — a recorder. When playing along the…

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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

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 there is something eternal that forever remains in the souls of people and what each trend is guided by. This phrase fits perfectly with our article on trends in the world of electronic music.

Essentially speaking, we wondered what the DJ would choose: the freshest track, which is likely to become a hit, but the DJ himself evaluates it for a “three” or a time-tested musical composition?

DJs took part in our mini-study: Sergey Shevtsov, Pasha Koreets, Kolya, Losev, Lapsky, Denis Che, Lvov, etc. Continue reading

Kach in dance music

Somehow I thought about one thing: sometimes one bass, drummer and a pair of cymbals are enough for people to want to twitch from this primitive thing! Why it happens? What is the reason? In the process of studying this phenomenon, the theory of couch was born, about which a series of articles is devoted. I can not guarantee that after reading them your compositions will become hits, but I would be glad about it.

First of all, briefly about the theory of quality. Kach is a term coined by me that relates to a drive. Kach can be part of a drive, but a drive can be without a swing. Kach, first of all, is a concept that characterizes “dance”. Continue reading

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 growth. Speaking at the stadium, in the spotlight, surrounded by television cameras is considered more prestigious than playing in a restaurant or a small club. Yes, it’s worth adding to this, many people think that the musicians of the “star” bands receive some kind of sky-high salary. As a result, they have the opportunity to buy expensive tools, professional equipment, as well as apartments, cars, etc. Of course, it is quite logical to conclude that working with the stars is beneficial in that the musician of her team is gradually acquiring acquaintances, connections that give hope for the future. As the saying goes, “do not have a hundred rubles, but have a hundred friends.” Continue reading

About free creativity

I, almost completely reconciled. Resigned to the fact that the commercial sound won completely and irrevocably. That free creativity, if it has not died at all, dies, and dies more successfully than ever: in the rays of glory, reflected by millions of brilliant blanks. Resigned to the fact that a high level of execution is impossible without the numerous studios and millions of fees received by managers. Resigned to the fact that everything in the world has already been played, and we can only listen to the insanity of the secondary product.

I, it was decided to throw my collection on the dustiest shelf and put a bold stamp on non-profit music: a waste of time. But now, the evening sun oozes gentle rays through my window, making my way through the gray haze of clouds and revealing the blue of the spring sky. I put the already forgotten musicdisk “Ambrosia” of the 98th year of release, and I understand that I can not give up. Should not. Because I have to keep the main thing in music – meaning, feelings, experiences.

The problem with modern music is that it is created for form, not content. Man is a fairly simple creature in the sense that it is easy to influence. First of all, to his tastes, preferences. Especially in the music. Two factors play a role Continue reading

About working with the stave at Cakewalk
In Cakewalk, the Staff instrument is one of the most convenient and important means of creating a melody. For musicians using classical musical notes, guitarists accustomed to the guitar fretboard…

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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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What is maximizer and why
Maximizer (digital peak limiter) is a dynamic processing device that increases the level of the audio signal during mastering. Sometimes other types of devices are called maximizers, for example, psychoacoustic…

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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…

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