Frequencies to Remember
Classically, the sound spectrum is divided into three parts: low, medium and high frequencies. The frequency limits, although not everyone agrees with this, can be defined as follows: low from…

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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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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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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

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

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 ancient times, sounds have surrounded man, and most of them have been unknowingly associated and continue to be associated with certain feelings and perceptions. Some, with fear (roar, screaming, bestial howl), others, on the contrary, have peace and relaxation (the sound of sea waves, the murmur of a stream, calm breathing, the rustling of trees, birdsong). Some sounds, known and ubiquitous, become neutral and mundane, while new and unknown sounds, on the contrary, cause alarm and confusion. Animals can easily distinguish menacing sounds from everyone else. Man, as a 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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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…

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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…

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A look from inside. About VST Tools
This article reveals the idea of ​​creating VST synthesizers, the understanding of which is lacking for musicians, especially those who are constantly looking for more and more new synthesizers and…

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