Efficient singing
Each musical vocalist must learn one rule: singing is sacred! Most problems associated with voice are caused by a lack of understanding of the importance of warming up the ligaments.…

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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…

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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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music or classics

Timbre Correction

Born in the 30s, the equalizer is the oldest and most commonly used sound processing by sound engineers. Today, the market has a wide variety of instruments for timbre correction – from a simple low-frequency corrector of the 50s to a sophisticated multi-band equalizer with perfect parameters. At its core, the equalizer is a few electronic filters that allow you to change the amplitude-frequency response of a sound device. Over the past half century, the equalizer circuitry has improved tremendously, trying to satisfy the increased demands of the audio industry.

Understanding the essence of timbre correction and its effect on the sound signal
Let us dwell on the explanation of two areas of application of the equalizer, namely the voice and its Continue reading

Sound Processing Effects

About how and in which cases it is correct and need to use them will be discussed further.
The effects considered in the article are divided into the following categories:

Temporal transformations: delay, echo, reverb, various delays using modulation (phaser, frequency modulation, chorus, flanger).
Frequency Conversion: Various types of equalizers.
Amplitude transformations: compressor (limiter, maximizer), expander, amplitude modulation (ripper).
Other conversions: vocoder.

Temporary conversion
Delay and Echo

Delay (Delay) – an effect that adds to the original signal of its copy with a time delay (more than 0.5 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 term related to sound technology. Often, the term audio refers to sound recorded on sound media; less commonly, audio means recording and reproduction of sound, sound recording and reproducing equipment.

Audio and MIDI (Audio vs MIDI)
Audio equipment works with signals including frequencies up to 20 kHz, since higher frequency sound is not perceived by hearing. Continue reading

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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What is a harp
Gusli is a stringed musical instrument, the most common in Russia. The harp is a flat box-resonator with strings stretched over it. Under various names - cannel, kankles, kok-le, kantele,…

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Impressionism in music
Impressionism (French: impressionnisme, from impression - impression), the direction in art of the last third of the XIX - beginning of XX centuries. The application of the term “impressionism” to…

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Arrangement
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,…

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