Effects are an integral part of any musical composition. Often whether it will be successful depends on their correct choice. And it doesn’t matter what genre the song belongs to, effects are used everywhere. There are people who claim that “real” music does not need effects. Partly they are really right. After all, with the help of them hides the shortcomings of sound recording, vocals, professionalism of musicians, and the immoderate and frequent use of effects can simply do harm. But think about how monotonous and boring music would be if humanity did not come up with effects.
We will understand when it is appropriate to use them.
The first purpose of the effects is to mask interference and all kinds of technical and executive errors. To clean music from clutter, the Noise Gate effect is often used. It is supported by many modern sound Continue reading
There are several interpretations of the word “arrangement”. In the Soviet methodology, it meant transferring finished music to another performing staff, for example, from a piano to a four-voice choir, from a vocal duet to a trombone duet with balalaika. When the subject of instrumentation begins at a music school, students begin to get confused – how is the arrangement different from instrumentation? Another interpretation is variation, i.e. approximately the same changes as when composing variations: changes in tempo, rhythm, size, style. At the same time, significant changes are often made to the author’s melody.
The arrangement can go so far that it completely replaces the original music with another one that is not even consonant with the original – but still remains an arrangement, because the image, thought, emotion is Continue reading
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 frequency resources of the radio link of a communication system for transmitting voice messages. Savings are achieved due to the fact that instead of the actual speech signal only the values of its certain parameters are transmitted, which on the receiving side control the speech synthesizer. The basis of the speech synthesizer is made up of three elements: a tone generator for forming vowels, a noise generator for forming consonants, and a system of formant filters to recreate the individual characteristics of the voice. After all the transformations, the human voice becomes like the voice of a robot, which is quite tolerable for Continue reading