All digital pianos have a MIDI interface, thanks to which you can connect the instrument to a computer, which opens up unlimited possibilities for creating music. As a rule, in addition to the piano sounds themselves, most digital instruments have a variety of electric piano sounds (Rhodes, Wurlitzer, Clavinet, harpsichord, champagne, etc.) and the sound of a vibraphone. Samples of organs and stringed instruments are added to the preset a little less often. Also, many models are equipped with more or less powerful sequencers that can record your performance and play ready-made songs. Some digital pianos have such a wide variety of patches and a developed sequencer that in fact they are real workstations. Currently, digital pianos are produced by more than a dozen companies, and each offers from one to twenty models. Naturally, it is difficult for an inexperienced person to understand such a variety, and our task will be to find the best option, both in terms of its capabilities and price. Continue reading
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 processors, etc. Before considering the operation of any particular processor, you need to have an idea of how the digital system works (this will help to understand a lot of what is written in the technical documentation of such devices).
The digital processor receives an analog signal (for example, music). First, this signal must be converted to digital.
An analog signal is a change in voltage in proportion to changes in the state of the signal source and Continue reading
Thank you … Of course, to my father – for the fact that he bought me a guitar, with which it all started … ”
Thanks to Ritchie Blackmore on
Rainbow’s latest record
“Stranger In Us All” (1995)
Ritchie Blackmore (Ritchie Blackmore)
Richard Hugh Blackmore was born April 14, 1945 in the English town of Weston-Super-Mare. The first instrument – an ordinary acoustic guitar – was presented to Ritchie at the age of ten by his father, and it was his father who insisted that Ritchie not only learn to strum on six strings, but also take classical guitar lessons. At that time, the Blackmore family lived already in the city of Heston, where in the house of their grandmother Ritchie first heard the powerful music of I.S. Bach, which had sunk into the soul of the future virtuoso guitarist for the whole life. Continue reading