Sonata
Sonata, musical composition for one or more instruments. In the classical sense, the term refers to a work for piano solo or for a string or spiritual instrument with a…

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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 -…

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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…

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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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An enhancer, an exciter and a tube amplifier - what is common?
Exciter (from the English Exciter), also called a harmonic exciter (harmonic exciter), psychoacoustic processor (psychoacoustic processor), enhancer and enhancer (aural exciter) is a processing device used for the harmonious synthesis…

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The mysteries of a beautiful voice
Today I would like to touch upon a question related to the timbre, beauty and harmony of our voice. It is often said that a woman loves with her ears,…

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Overture
Overture (from French ouverture, introduction) in music is an instrumental (usually an orchestral) play performed before the start of any performance - a theater performance, opera, ballet, motion picture, etc.,…

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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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