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…

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About the piano
Piano mechanics. The sound in the piano is extracted by hammering the strings. With the help of pegs, the strings are pulled onto the resonant deck (in the piano, the…

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Oboe
Oboe (from fr. Hautbois, literally “tall tree”, English, German and Italian. Oboe) is a woodwind musical instrument of the soprano register of the symphony orchestra, which is a conical tube…

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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

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 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

Questions and answers about vocals

At what age can I learn to sing?

You can get involved in singing at any age. It is desirable – in the young, even … in the womb (scientists have shown that the fetus responds to music by changing the rhythm of its heart!). Let the child “sleep at the piano” when parents play music. The future singer, even before the “adult” classes, it is desirable to form musically. This will accelerate future vocal-technical development. Children’s impressions are strong and create the foundation for the upcoming profession. Many prominent singers began to sing in the children’s choir, observing a moderate voice load. If after a mutation (in boys, in the process of maturation, the voice can become lower) a professional voice is formed, then singing in childhood will be a significant contribution to the formation of Continue reading

Audio and MIDI
As you probably already know, when working with music, two main types of sound representation are used - these are Audio and MIDI. Audio (lat. Audio “hear”) is a general…

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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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Symphony
Symphony (from the Greek. "Consonance") is a genre of symphonic instrumental music of the many-part canonized form of fundamental worldview content. A symphony, as a rule, is a composition for…

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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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