World of music
Music healing the soul and healing the body As you know, music can have a healing effect on a person. Well-chosen melodies can save you from depression, set up in…

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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 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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Engineering

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 processing such as BBE Sonic Maximizer – we will not consider them here. We will get acquainted with the principles of operation of dynamic processing devices and compare with each other some popular models of software maximizers.

Volume and levels

The sound volume depends not only on the sound level (or sound pressure), but also on its spectral-temporal composition. If the frequency balance of the phonogram is already determined and it is 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?

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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…

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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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The magic of music
"Music heals the soul and body" - such an inscription can be seen on some Italian instruments of the Renaissance. The healing properties of music have long been known. Even…

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Sound perception
Sound is one of the types of information that a person receives from the outside world in addition to information, in addition to other sensory organs (vision, touch, smell). Since…

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