Search for a new sound in the 20th century
The current search for timbre moves to other areas and is associated with the emergence of two completely new ways of making music for the European history of music. The…

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Memo to the musician: frequencies. Frequencies to Remember
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 denoted as follows: low from…

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Musical performance and its problems. About musical performance
Performing as a special kind of artistic activity does not exist in all arts. In painting for example, it is inseparable from creativity: to create a picture is what it…

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The secrets of low-budget music creation technology

Many musicians and sound engineers underestimate the capabilities of modern computers.
Many musicians and sound engineers underestimate the capabilities of modern computers, music applications, and inexpensive sound cards. At the mention of such a technique, they scornfully purs their lips and pronounce a word in which all their contempt for the world of mere mortals is concentrated: “multimedia” … However, acquaintance with Western periodical music publications suggests that the entire civilized world has long turned to face low-budget technologies: articles are written on this topic, the advantages and disadvantages of various programs are discussed, and serious people like Eric Persing (owner of Spectrasonics and creator of the entire library of sounds for Rola synthesizers nd) put the first experiments on the use of software synthesizers in serious budget projects. And the prices of programs and plug-ins make you think. For example, a set of Waves Native Gold Bundle plug-ins costs as much as $ Continue reading

What is pop music

Estrada is a type of stage art that implies both a separate genre and a synthesis of genres: singing, dance, original performance, circus art, illusions.

Pop music is a form of entertaining musical art, addressed to the widest audience.

This type of music was most developed in the 20th century. It usually includes dance music, various songs, works for pop-symphony orchestras and vocal-instrumental ensembles.

Often, pop music is identified with the existing concept of “light music”, that is, easy to perceive, generally available. In historical terms, classical music can be attributed to light music that is simple in content and has gained universal popularity, for example, the plays by F. Schubert and I. Brahms, F. Lehar and J. Continue reading

Good sound and all you need

This article will help you choose the equipment that best suits your tasks. Here we will try to talk not so much about HOW these or those devices are arranged, but about WHAT they do with sound.
Mic preamp

The output voltage of microphones is usually unity, at best tens of millivolts. This signal is very weak, and its quality when transmitting over long cables is greatly deteriorated, not to mention the practical impossibility of connecting a single microphone to several consoles and getting good sound at the same time.

Now imagine a situation: you need to voice a concert at the stadium or in the sports palace (with a multi-cable 50-100 m long (!), And even the artists require a separate monitor) … A nightmare! How to be Continue reading

Kurt COBAIN: Last 30 Days
March 3, 1993 Thursday. On this day, Kurt Cobain stayed at the Exelsior Rome 5-star hotel, after the canceled Nirvana tour in Munich and Offenbach. The reason for the failure…

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Articulation
The word "articulation" means "articulation", "connection". This is an oversimplified assessment of the complex activity of the body, in which thoughts are transformed into words. And a lot here depends…

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Cakewalk: working with a stave. 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 who are accustomed to the…

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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,…

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