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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How to treat vocal cords with loss of voice?
The first thing that you should understand for yourself is how, in case of any disease, treatment started on time after a cold will lead to recovery much faster. Therefore,…

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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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What is pop music

Estrada is a type of stage art that implies both a separate genre and a synthesis of genres: singing, dance, original performance, circus art, illusions.

Pop music is a form of entertaining musical art, addressed to the widest audience.

This type of music was most developed in the XX century. It usually includes dance music, various songs, works for pop-symphony orchestras and vocal and instrumental ensembles.

Often, pop music is identified with the existing concept of “light music”, that is, easy to perceive, generally available. In historical terms, classical music that is simple in content and has gained universal popularity can 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

Sound effects

Let’s dwell on the consideration of those manipulations with sound that allow you to achieve the appearance of effects such as, for example, echo, reverb, etc. There are various ways of transforming sound (amplitude, frequency, etc.). Based on these transformations, sound effects are realized. Basically, the goal of sound processing is to give the existing sound some new qualities or eliminate undesirable ones. Sound effects refer to those sound transformations that give the sound new forms or completely change the sound information.

The hardware implementation of sound effects is found in digital signal processors (DSPs). Any more or less decent MIDI synthesizer has a built-in effect processor of one or another complexity (the effect processor is one or more DSPs). Complex effect processors “know how” to apply several different effects to the sound signal at once, moreover, separately for each channel, allowing you to adjust the parameters of the effects in real time. However, the cost of such effect processors is extremely high (like the cost of any other high-performance microprocessor), so professional DSPs are installed only on high-quality musical equipment. On more or less cheap sound cards, DSP is often installed with a simplified set of features: applying one or more effects to all Continue reading

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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Why do I need an arrangement
There are several interpretations of the word "arrangement". In the Soviet methodology, it meant transferring finished music to another performing staff, for example, from a piano to a four-voice choir,…

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Music and color
Night. Fire of ritual bonfires, dance to the rhythmic beat of drums, song of a shaman, heated up with body movements in bright clothes ... Even in ancient times, people…

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What is pop music
Estrada is a type of stage art that implies both a separate genre and a synthesis of genres: singing, dance, original performance, circus art, illusions. Pop music is a form…

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