Many musicians who have never worked in the accompaniment of domestic pop stars naively believe that this is an undoubted success for the musician, contributing to further professional and career growth. Speaking at the stadium, in the spotlight, surrounded by television cameras is considered more prestigious than playing in a restaurant or a small club. Yes, it’s worth adding to this, many people think that the musicians of the “star” bands receive some kind of sky-high salary. As a result, they have the opportunity to buy expensive tools, professional equipment, as well as apartments, cars, etc. Of course, it is quite logical to conclude that working with the stars is beneficial in that the musician of her team is gradually acquiring acquaintances, connections that give hope for the future. As the saying goes, “do not have a hundred rubles, but have a hundred friends.” Continue reading
Many musical groups playing at one level or another, sooner or later, are faced with the need to record their work.
There may be various reasons for this.
Someone wants to record a team’s rehearsal for the subsequent “debriefing” in order to get rid of errors that may be noticeable to the listener, but which are difficult to detect directly during the rehearsal.
Someone wants to “run” the program at rehearsals and leave a record, for example, to familiarize invited musicians. They also write demos that can serve as rough material for future studio sessions, or are designed to create a general impression of the material for other people. Continue reading
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 10 Hz to 200 Hz, medium from 200 Hz to 5 kHz, and from 5 kHz – high. For a more precise definition, let’s divide these three parts into smaller ones and consider them separately.
1) Low bass (from 10 Hz to 80 Hz) – these are the lowest notes from which the room resonates, and the wires begin to hum. If your sound reproducing equipment does not reproduce these frequencies, you should feel the loss of saturation and depth of sound. Naturally, when recording and mixing, the loss of these frequencies will cause the same effect.
2) Upper basses (from 80 Hz to 200 Hz) are the top notes of bass instruments and the lowest notes of Continue reading