Recording History
Today, the main recording methods include: - mechanical - magnetic - optical and magneto-optical sound recording - solid state flash memory recording Attempts to create devices that could reproduce sounds…

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About mechanical sound recording
A mechanical sound recording is based on cutting (or extruding) grooves in the material of a recording medium using a sound recording device — a recorder. When playing along the…

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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…

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recording music

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

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about mastering

Most people are well aware of the process of recording music at a concert or in a studio. You record individual fragments or individual performance on tape. Ultimately, all of these fragments need to be collected in the final master copy, which is then sent to the factory, where replication is carried out. The process of making the final master copy is called mastering. It involves three stages:

1. Installation: All necessary tape recordings are transferred to the digital editing console. The compositions are arranged in the correct order and between them certain intervals are made. The beginnings and ends of songs are reduced to complete silence or to the natural background of the concert hall, or are made out in accordance with your wishes. Pops, clicks, and noise can often be eliminated at 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…

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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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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 music preferences depend on
Music can be safely called a universal language. Regardless of the language in which certain songs are performed, for some reason we want to listen to specific music, even if…

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