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…

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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…

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Revitalizing MIDI Drums
Many may rightly claim 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…

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Violin – a musical instrument

The history of music believes that the violin in its most perfect form arose in the 16th century. By that time, all bowed instruments operating throughout the Middle Ages were already known. They were arranged in a certain order and scientists of that time knew with greater or lesser probability their entire pedigree. Their number was huge and now there is no need to delve into the depths of this matter.

Violin – a musical instrument (History of the violin)
Violin by A. Stradivarius 1729

Recent researchers have come to the conclusion that the violin is by no means a reduced “viola and gamba.” Moreover, it has been established with sufficient accuracy that both of these types of tools in their device have distinctly different features from each other. All instruments related to the “viola da Continue reading

About the history of the guitar

In the 18th century, guitar performance flourished. In Spain, great attention was paid to guitar. Many schools and teaching aids appeared, of which the Federico Moretti treatise was especially popular.

In the practice of guitar composition and games, original technical methods and forms of variation development took shape. At this time, countless variations and improvisations on the melody of hot, fandango have already entered the repertoire of amateurs and professionals.

The guitar helped a lot in preserving folk dances in Spanish life, which had long been supplanted in aristocratic salons by a minuet (however, minuets in the Spanish spirit also appeared). Hota, segidilla, fandango and the newly emerged bolero spread widely throughout Europe. It was a kind of revenge of Spain for the invasion of foreign influences that grew during the XVIII century.

And yet, the eighteenth century did not leave in the memory of the descendants of the brilliant names, the famous opuses. 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

About reverb
In recent years, technologies in the field of creating spatio-temporal effects have improved significantly, and we can talk about significant progress in this area. We owe this progress to scientific…

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About the flute
Block flute, recorder (longitudinal flute) - a wind instrument, usually made of wood or plastic. It has very little in common with the usual, i.e. transverse flute. The flute is…

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Why do you need compression
Of all the processes used in the production of modern music, signal compression is perhaps the most difficult to perceive. This is primarily due to the fact that often the…

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Sound experiments
Electronic music owes its birth precisely to experiments with sound. Experiments with sound, or rather with sound vibrations, were essentially closer to science than to music. But it was precisely…

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