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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About the direction of the microphone. Microphone directivity
By the angle of sound pickup or directivity, we mean the zone of the possible location of the source of the sound signal, inside of which there is no significant…

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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 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 will become somewhat quieter. As a result, the sound will become more dense. In addition, the compressor allows you to even out technical recording defects: for example, when recording vocals, vocalists (especially not experienced ones) shake their heads, swing the microphone back and forth, periodically bounce, kick their feet and do other funny tricks, which leads to a floating volume level. In this (and in many other situations) a compressor will help, which will smooth out the level change. 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

Sound and music. A bit of theory about sound and music

PHYSICAL BASIS OF SOUND

The word “sound” defines two concepts: the first is sound as a physical phenomenon; the second is sound as sensation.

1) During the vibration of an elastic body, such as a string, in the air surrounding it, pressure fluctuations occur, which propagate in space due to the elastic properties of the air.

These vibrations are called sound waves. They propagate from the sound source in all directions (that is, Continue reading

To the musician: Frequencies that are useful to remember. Frequency Musician Memo
The network (power) is noisy at a frequency of 50 Hz (and multiplied). To eliminate this, you need to remove the frequencies of 50 and 100 Hz using a parametric…

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Hits are born at home. Review article for beginner musicians
What to learn to play? The training problem is one of the most important, but, unfortunately, the least covered, which often leads to disastrous results in terms of creative growth:…

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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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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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