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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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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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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voice technology

Revitalizing MIDI Drums

Many may rightly argue that the great advantage of sampled, electronic drums is that they don’t force you to use ‘realistic’ rhythmic patterns or drum sounds. Most dance music, for example, is created using incredibly fast, accurate patterns and sounds that have only the most superficial relation to something that can be reproduced by hitting a stretched drum skin with a wooden drumstick. The ability to create rhythms by programming, layer by layer and step by step, of course, offers great scope for imagination and freedom from technical and sound restrictions imposed when it is necessary to play and record a real drummer.

However, it happens that the sound and feeling of a real drum part is required, and circumstances – time, place, lack of funds or lack of a drummer – force people who themselves do not play the drums to “rattle” something in the sequencer. And, although the sequencer part will never be a perfect imitation, there are many things you can do to make it seem more convincing. Continue reading

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 only be bewildering for beginners. We all understand well that a speaker without a box is just like a string without a guitar. The role of this box is so great that they gave it their serious name – acoustic design. And only a harmonious combination of good heads with a well-built acoustic design as a result ensures a decent sound quality of the speaker system (AC). This inevitably leads to the thought of a significant influence on the sound properties of the room itself, in which the music is played.

Rooms, rooms and rooms of various sizes – our housing – turn out to be full participants in the Continue reading

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 loss in microphone efficiency.

The direction of the microphone is the sensitivity of the microphone to sound, depending on the direction or angle from which the sound comes.

Microphones use several directivity characteristics. Usually they are depicted in the form of polar diagrams, in order to graphically display the sensitivity variations in the 360 ​​degree zone around the microphone, taking the microphone as the center of the circle, and putting the reference point of the angle in front of the microphone.

The radiation pattern shows the dependence of the sensitivity of the microphone to the sound signal on the location of its source.

By direction, there are three main types of microphones: Continue reading

What is a pastoral?
Pastoral - (Latin pastoralis, French pastorale, shepherd, rural) - a genre in literature, painting, music and in the theater, poeticizing a peaceful and simple rural life. Pastoral can be called:…

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Removing the voice clips while singing
Often there is one and the same main problem with vocalists - constriction of the voice, as a result of tension of the vocal apparatus (in the neck) - external…

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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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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…

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