About the vocals
Vocalist (from the Latin words vox - “voice” and vocalis - “sounding”) - a musical profession, a role in a musical collective, involves the performance of various vocal parts. Now,…

Continue reading →

Basic concepts of sound engineering. Terms in sound engineering
In a sense, sound engineering is the science of distortion, with which there is a continuous struggle on all sections of the sound path. All distortions can be divided into…

Continue reading →

Several microphones. Three to One Rule
Interference is the phenomenon of amplification of oscillations at some points in space and weakening of oscillations at other points as a result of the superposition of two or more…

Continue reading →

pulsation carried

The music of the ancients. Primeval music

The origin of the word “music” is known to everyone: from the Greek “art of muses.” But the question of how this type of art arose was controversial in the last century and the beginning of our century. Some researchers were inclined to believe that music was born from a word excited by human speech; others attributed its origins to the singing of birds and the voices of animals; others saw its beginning in the rhythmic work of people, magic spells, etc.

It is difficult for us to imagine the music of primitive people. After all, then there was no written language and no one could record neither the words of the songs, nor their sounds. We can get the most general idea of ​​this music partly from the surviving traces of the lives of people of those distant times (for example, Continue reading

Joking and ugly music. Scherzo

Scherzo (Italian scherzo – literally “a joke”) is a playful character, can be part of a symphony, sonata, quartet or an independent musical piece in a lively, fast pace, with acutely characteristic rhythmic and harmonic turns, in three parts.

In the music of the XVI-XVII centuries – a small instrumental. So called canzonetta (songs) for one or several singers with humorous verses.

Such scherzo were written by C. Monteverdi, A. Brunelli, B. Marini. Since the beginning of the XVII century. The word “scherzo” also denoted plays for various instruments, close to capriccio (a free-form instrumental piece in a brilliant virtuoso style) with their bizarre change of episodes and moods. Continue reading

What is an equalizer? The use of equalizers

Equalizer (English equalize – “equalize”, the general abbreviation is “EQ”), a timbre block is a device or computer program that allows you to increase or decrease the volume of individual zones of the frequency range, equalize the amplitude-frequency characteristic of the sound signal, that is, adjust it (signal) amplitude selectively, depending on frequency.

Born in the 30s, the equalizer is the oldest and most commonly used sound processing by sound engineers. Today, the market lacks a variety of instruments for timbre correction – from a simple bass-treble corrector of the 50s to a sophisticated multi-band equalizer with perfect parameters. At its core, the equalizer is a few electronic filters that allow you to change the amplitude-frequency response of a sound device. Over the past half century, the equalizer circuitry has improved tremendously, trying to satisfy the increased demands of the audio industry. Continue reading

Reverb in music
In recent years, technologies in the field of creating spatio-temporal effects have improved significantly, and we can talk about significant progress in this area. We owe this progress to scientific…

...

Music: tempo, rhythm and meter. About pace, rhythm and meter
The tempo in music is the speed of metric counting units (the ratio of the number of events that happened to the time they took). According to a long tradition,…

...

What is an equalizer? The use of equalizers
Equalizer (English equalize - “equalize”, the general abbreviation is “EQ”), a timbre block is a device or computer program that allows you to increase or decrease the volume of individual…

...

Musical notation. About musical notation
Musical notation is an ordered set of musical notation symbols designed to convey some musical material in writing. Musical notation - a system of graphic characters used to record music.…

...