Sounds that energize the brain
“Some sounds work just as well as a couple of cups of coffee,” says Alfred Tomatis, a distinguished French hearing expert. This means that we can use music as a…

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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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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…

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rhythmic beat

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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

About working with the stave at Cakewalk

In Cakewalk, the Staff instrument is one of the most convenient and important means of creating a melody. For musicians using classical musical notes, guitarists accustomed to the guitar fretboard and tablature, this instrument is simply necessary. It greatly simplifies the process of musical creation.

So, in order to activate the “Note Mill”, you need to start Cakewalk and select Staff from the View menu. A window like this opens:
At the top of this window is a panel with operation buttons. The first four of them control the process of applying notes to a stave: Continue reading

Reasoning about art

“The poet belongs to the form, and the content to the history and reality of his people” (Belinsky; compare Glinka: “The people compose music, we only arrange it”). Consequently, the artist’s task is to discover (rather than invention) the content and invention for him the form corresponding to him (expressing the form in a broad, philosophical sense).
Chernyshevsky argued that art is a weak semblance of life and that, for example, paintings depicting the sea are needed only by those who have not seen the real sea. But it seems that the old woman, who served as the original for the Rembrandt picture, did not attract such attention as this picture, and that the Continue reading

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Vocoders: practice and assortment
Vocoder (English voice coder - voice encoder) - a speech synthesis device based on an arbitrary signal with a rich spectrum. Initially, vocoders were developed in order to save 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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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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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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