Music. How to make a good sound
Use high-quality hosts, samples and instruments. Do not forget that even if the sample is 24 bits, 96 kilohertz - this does not mean that it is of high quality.…

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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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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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computer timbre

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About noise and distortion measurements

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

Digital delay

Any studio should have a delay. Once he was the simplest successor to a tape reverb (tape recorder, the tape on which is connected in a ring). Then, modulation controllers appeared in it, with the help of which it became possible to create various effects – from echo and duplication to chorus, flanger, artificial double track, vibrato and phase shift.

The input signal passes through the “gain” control (usually there is also a measuring system for fine level control). It is required to precisely set the signal level so that there is no noise and distortion. After this, the signal is separated, part of it goes directly to the output controller “mix”, where it is combined with the delayed signal.

At the input of the delay line is an analog-to-digital converter. Here, the signal is converted into a sequence of Continue reading

About digital effects

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

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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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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.…

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Guitar story
Guitar - (Spanish: quitarra from the Greek. Kithara - lyre) is a kind of stringed musical instrument with a wooden body - a resonator in the shape of an eight…

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Cello history
Cello (Italian violoncello, abbreviated. Cello, German Violoncello, French violoncelle, English cello) - stringed string instrument of the bass and tenor register, known from the first half of the XVI century…

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