French horn (from German Waldhorn – “forest horn”, Italian. Corno, English french horn, French. Cor) – brass wind musical instrument bass-tenor register. It came from a hunting signal horn; it entered the orchestra in the middle of the 17th century. Until the 1830s, like other copper instruments, it had no valves and was a natural instrument with a limited sound scale.
Among its closest neighbors, brass instruments, the horn stands out for its particularly melodious, velvety and warm timbre, and its thoughtfully lyrical sound. Its distant predecessor was a hunting horn, as evidenced by the name itself: translated from German, “horn” means “forest horn”.
Hence, the first impression of the sound of the horn is associated with the boundless distance, nature, forests and fields. But the horn is also characterized by courageous, dramatic colors, they remind of the Continue reading
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
Probably, it will not be a great exaggeration to say that the main parameters that we pay attention to when choosing equipment are noise and distortion levels. Why?
Perhaps – because almost any others – dynamic, frequency, etc., if you want and have some qualifications, can be easily changed in any direction you need, and these are almost unchanged. That is, it is possible to change something, but this will require a complete alteration of the entire product, and it is unlikely that it will ever be realized in reality.
Thus, these two parameters are “the objective reality given to us in sensations,” and to live and work with Continue reading