What acoustics do we live in
The sound of even the most beautiful branded dynamic heads (speakers) without a case, as well as the measured technical characteristics, is absolutely not impressive ... But this circumstance can…

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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…

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Effects for sound processing. Composition processing
This article discusses the principles of operation of various devices designed for sound processing. About how and in which cases it is correct and it is necessary to use them…

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Equalizers and their application

Graphic equalizer is a multi-range corrector of the amplitude-frequency characteristics of electric sound signals. The boundaries of the full range of frequencies in which the amplitude-frequency characteristic is corrected are determined by the range of frequencies perceived by the human ear. The lower limit of this range is sound vibrations with a frequency of 20 Hz. (oscillations per second), and the upper – 20 KHz. (thousand oscillations per second).

The graphic equalizer, depending on its accuracy, determined by the width of one band, may contain a different number of ranges in which the values ​​of the amplitude-frequency characteristics are set. For example, with a bandwidth of one octave, the equalizer will contain 10 bands, with a bandwidth of 1/2 octaves – 15 bands, and Continue reading

Quartet what is it

In music, an ensemble consisting of four musicians or singers is called a quartet. The most widespread among them was the string quartet, consisting of two violins, viola and cello.

It appeared back in the 18th century, when amateur musicians, gathering in the evenings, spent their leisure time playing the stringed instruments. Over time, prominent musicians began to unite in quartets. Such ensembles performed at the courts of princes, in the noble rooms, and since the 19th century. – in concert philharmonic halls. Now the string quartet is one of the most common types of chamber ensemble.

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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 waves arriving at these points. Wave interference is possible if the phase difference of the waves is constant in time, i.e., the waves are coherent. Wave interference is valid for waves of any nature and frequency.

When recording from several microphones, it is necessary to take care of their phasing: the signals from the microphones should not fall into the recording path in the opposite phase, since this can lead to their mutual compensation up to the complete disappearance. Without noticeable distortion of the timbre caused by interference of direct and reflected signals, the microphone can be brought closer to any reflecting surface at a distance of at least 1-1.5 m. Continue reading

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Music effects
A compressor is a device that allows you to smooth out the dynamic range of a signal. In simpler terms: what was quiet will become louder, and what was loud…

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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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Saturation point. Musical perception ...
I really don’t know how objective my subjective pessimism is, but the ghost of a certain decline has stubbornly seemed to me for the past few years. Atrophy of musical…

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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,…

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