Prelude. About Prelude
Prelude (from lat. Prae ... - before and ludus - game) - a short piece of music that does not have a strict form. At the time of its inception,…

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About sound synthesis methods. Sound Synthesis Methods
A single-voice or monophonic synthesizer is a synthesizer that can play only one note at a time, that is, you will not play a chord on such a synthesizer. Rather,…

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Acoustics Studios
To describe sound fields in acoustics, the sound pressure p, measured in Pascals (Pa), is widely used. As with electrical quantities in sound engineering, it is usually more convenient to…

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Music and hypnotic state. Musical hypnosis

Hypnosis (Greek hypnos — dream) An altered state of consciousness characterized by a narrowing of its volume and presumably sharp focus on the content of the suggestion. Hypnosis occurs as a result of special effects of the hypnotist or targeted self-hypnosis. In a more general sense, hypnosis is a socio-medical concept of a complex of methods of targeted verbal-sound exposure to the human psyche through a mind braked in a certain way, leading to unconscious execution of various commands and reactions.

Hypnosis has been known to mankind for a long time, it was practiced by the priests of ancient Sumer. In Continue reading

Hugo Zucarelli and Holophony

Recent revolutionary discoveries of the Argentine-Italian researcher Hugo Zuccarelli have extended the holographic (holographic) model to the world of acoustics.

Hugo Zucarelli is the inventor of holophonic (holophonic) sound technology.

For reasons of patent secrecy, he still has not made public the information necessary to fully understand his important discovery. In the rest of the presentation, I use the materials of the lectures that I listened to and my own experience of listening to holophonic sound during a three-day seminar in Milbra, California, in which my wife Christina and I took part.

In childhood, unfortunately, Zukarelli survived the shock when he was nearly hit by a car. His ability to accurately localize the sound of an approaching car saved his life without seeing it. This aroused his interest in the problem of how various animals localize sound in their perception. After a thorough study and analysis of the mechanisms by which animals of various species achieve accurate identification of sound sources, he came to the conclusion that existing hearing models 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 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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I draw music
While listening to a piece of music, focus and try to “see” what the music portrays. If this, for example, is “The Seasons” by P. Tchaikovsky, then you may see…

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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…

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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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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.…

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