What are vocoders
Vocoder (English voice coder - voice encoder) - a speech synthesis device based on an arbitrary signal with a rich spectrum. Initially, vocoders were developed in order to save the…

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What is a harp
Gusli is a stringed musical instrument, the most common in Russia. The harp is a flat box-resonator with strings stretched over it. Under various names - cannel, kankles, kok-le, kantele,…

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About digital effects
Most compressors and gates are based on analog circuits. Most of the effects that apply time change in any form are based on digital electronics: delay, reverbs, pitch shifters, multi-effects…

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Music style

Style is the sum of all the elements and techniques used in music, its “final” look. The concept of style includes harmonic, melodic, polyphonic and rhythmic material, methods of its use, as well as the form, instrumentation and other factors that determine the nature of a musical work, the impression it makes on the listener. Styles are usually classified by composer and by era. For example, we can talk about the “Bach style”, referring to the harmonic, melodic, polyphonic, rhythmic and other material that is characteristic of most of Bach’s works; In comparison with this norm, the features, for example, “Beethoven’s style” are more pronounced. In addition, Bach was one of the largest composers of the 18th century. and in many ways reproduced the norms that were characteristic of other authors of that era, so we can talk about the “18th century style”, meaning “the style of most composers of this time, including Bach”. Continue reading

About jazz

Jazz (English Jazz) – a form of musical art that arose in the early XX century in the United States as a result of the synthesis of African and European cultures and subsequently received widespread distribution. The characteristic features of the musical language of jazz were originally improvisation, polyrhythmia based on syncopated rhythms, and a unique set of techniques for performing rhythmic textures – swing. Further development of jazz occurred due to the development of new rhythmic and harmonic models by jazz musicians and composers.

The most important characteristics of jazz are the presence in the rhythm, firstly, of a regular pulsation, the so-called “beat,” and secondly, deviations from this pulsation – “swing” (from English – “swing”, “swing”). They originate in the traditions of African music. Swing is one of the expressive means of jazz. In addition to the special expressive role of rhythm, jazz inherited other features of African music: the interpretation of all instruments as percussion, rhythmic; the predominance of conversational intonations in singing and imitation of colloquial speech when playing instruments. The works Continue reading

Oxygen 88 – the new MIDI keyboard from M-Audio

M-Audio, a pioneer in the development of compact MIDI keyboards, has released a new MIDI keyboard – the 88-key graduated USB MIDI controller with a hammer mechanism. What does this mean?

– Hammer keyboard, through the use of a system of levers and springs reliably conveys the sensation of pressing the keys, just like when playing on a real piano or piano

– Graduation suggests that keystrokes are somewhat heavier in low registers and easier in high registers – similar to playing an acoustic piano or grand piano Continue reading

The principle of work with the equalizer and its application
When working with the equalizer, it is very important to understand that amplification of a frequency band leads to an increase in the overall level of the audio signal, and…

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What are vocoders
Vocoder (English voice coder - voice encoder) - a speech synthesis device based on an arbitrary signal with a rich spectrum. Initially, vocoders were developed in order to save the…

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Efficient singing
Each musical vocalist must learn one rule: singing is sacred! Most problems associated with voice are caused by a lack of understanding of the importance of warming up the ligaments.…

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The mysteries of a beautiful voice
Today I would like to touch upon a question related to the timbre, beauty and harmony of our voice. It is often said that a woman loves with her ears,…

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