“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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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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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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much on noise

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

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

Why is it all the same noise music?

This article will focus not so much on noise, as you might think by reading the headline, but on the music performed by the musicians and the musicians themselves. The author sketched a kind of classification of people who write electronic music. Obviously, this article could be supplemented, and recall a few more types. It is also obvious that the author’s opinion is subjective, and it’s not necessary to take this classification as a reference manual, but something can be gleaned.

Inspiration, magnetic tape rings scattered all over the place, endless doubts as to whether this or that, something middle or something completely different or something like that – the stimulating mechanisms of the creators of noise music are as vague and ambiguous as she is. Motives that are hard to believe give birth Continue reading

“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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Musical ear: myths and reality
Musical hearing is a combination of abilities necessary for composing, performing and actively perceiving music. Musical hearing implies a high subtlety of perception of both individual musical elements or qualities…

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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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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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