A well-recorded play
When I was recording my first album, the mix itself sounded great, but neither the band nor the song were. Everyone who listened to him agreed with this - and…

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Review article for beginner musicians
The training problem is one of the most important, but, unfortunately, the least covered, which often leads to disastrous results in terms of creative growth: without laying the proper basis…

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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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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 think that vinyl is something prehistoric. The days of gramophones, gramophones and radio have long passed, and now vinyl “turntables” are very technological devices. This means that the sound quality of an audio system with such a player is at its best. At a very high altitude! To compare the sound received from the records with the CD is an occupation, believe me, thankless. It’s the same as taking a Mercedes first and then changing to Zaporozhets. Listen once, and everything will immediately become clear.

Time for a change

If everything is fine with the sound, then why did the CD almost completely supplant the “vinyl”, you may ask. Why are Continue reading

Percussion Recording

Once at the Department of Sound Engineering of the Institute. The Gnesins had a meeting with the famous sound engineer Yuri Bogdanov. He told various stories from his life for a long time that the sound engineer is a complex, ambiguous profession, which often requires knowledge of psychology and the like. Everyone listened very carefully, respectfully, outlined something. When the monologue came to an end and Yuri Ivanovich suggested asking him questions, the first one was: “Tell me, please, how do you record drums?

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A well-recorded play

When I was recording my first album, the mix itself sounded great, but neither the band nor the song were. Everyone who listened to him agreed with this – and at first these people did not separate the mix from the music at all.
Most people think the same way and do not make certain differences between the individual parts, the totality of which is music. Be that as it may, an engineer will most often make comments on certain aspects of the recording, the music itself, and information. If we are talking with a producer, then, as a rule, he is responsible for the details of the recording. But more often than not, an engineer plays this role. However, the producer himself is heavily dependent on the opinions and criticisms of the engineer. Continue reading

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