Category: Music Production

Sound Mixer

A sound mixer, also known as a mixing console, is responsible for recording sounds. A sound mixer can adjust sound signals and send them to output for further transmission and amplification using a sound system. The sound mixer is where the sound signals from different sources are combined. In a sound mixer, ambience and effects…
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MIDI Controllers

A Musical Instrument Digital Interface, also known as a MIDI controller, is any hardware or software that produces and transmits MIDI data to MIDI-enabled devices. This process is capable of triggering sounds and controlling parameters of electronic music performances. MIDI controllers are typically used to send MIDI data to a music-making software. When the software receives the…
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Analog and Digital Audio

Analog and digital signals are typically used to transmit information through electric signals. An analog signal is referred to as a continuous signal, whereas a digital signal has discontinuous values. The main difference between them is that in the analog technology, the information is transformed into electric pulses that vary in amplitude, whereas in digital…
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Musical Acoustics

Musical acoustics involve researching and describing the physics of the way sounds are used to produce music. Musical acoustics combine knowledge from several multidisciplinary fields, including physics, psychophysics, ethnomusicology, signal processing, instrument building, organology, physiology, as well as music theory. Musical acoustics study the functioning of mechanical waves in gases, liquids and solids, specifying in…
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Pianos in House Music

Producers are frequently finding creative ways to mix in piano sounds into different audio tracks. Artists and producers are aware of the fact that listeners are prone to be attracted to sounds that they can relate to. Familiar sounds are extremely appealing, so, by using pianos, vocals, and guitars as part of a track, it…
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Creating a Song Structure

A good song structure provides enough variation to keep listeners interested and captive. It also provides enough repetition to make de musical piece attractive. With the right compositional tools, the user will be able to create endless possibilities. With the right techniques, the user will be capable of developing and arranging new material from existing…
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Layering Techniques

Layering techniques allow the user to achieve a balanced sound that has a great impact on the overall mix. Layering techniques provide a bigger and more present sound. Layering can be used when a certain mix needs space, widening, thickening, or a simple overall personality boost. The layering technique offers depth and texture to the…
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Hemiola in Electronic Music

A hemiola is a rhythmic arrangement where once voice imposes a time signature over a voice that is playing in a different meter. This is achieved by emphasizing certain notes. Nowadays, there are a wide variety of adaptations and arrangements of hemiola. Some are simpler while some are more complex. Hemiolas are popular in many…
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Progressive Intros

Harmony is the basis of progressive intros. It’s essential for the user to emphasize the basic elements that will be working together throughout the music piece. It’s extremely important to have in mind that each and every element is crucial since it sets the mood for the entire musical piece. This mood gives the listener…
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