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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“Musical medicine”
The healing effects of music on living organisms have been seen since the dawn of civilization. The first to appreciate the therapeutic effect of the sounds of Pythagoras. By the…

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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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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, from a vocal duet to a trombone duet with balalaika. When the subject of instrumentation begins at a music school, students begin to get confused – how is the arrangement different from instrumentation. Another interpretation is variation, i.e. approximately the same changes as when composing variations: changes in tempo, rhythm, size, style. At the same time, significant changes are often made to the author’s melody.

The arrangement can go so far that it completely replaces the original music with another one that is not Continue reading

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

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

Non-linear hearing
For the normal average organ of hearing of a person, there are some limit (threshold) minimum values ​​of the physical parameters of the sound field, at which there is still…

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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…

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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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Sound Perception and Compression
Traditional lossless compression methods (Huffman, LZW, etc.) are usually poorly applied to compressing audio information (for the same reasons as when compressing visual information). Some lossy compression methods are listed…

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