Kanye West & Kid Cudi
Kanye, having lost the responsibility for his words in an infantile manner, recorded, together with Kid Kadi, an album about how catharsis and liberation make us return to childhood. Having ceased to defend their freedom in the world around them, they recorded seven gospel ballads about the struggle for internal freedom, the struggle against personal demons.
At the end of April, when Kanye was tweeting and making public round-the-clock, I wrote a short note that he was a “free” person in a certain sense, mainly because he was not responsible for his words. By chance it somehow happened that for his two plates (“Ye” and “Kids See Ghosts”), released this month, the topic of freedom turned out to be central. Continue reading
About the dangers of working in “star” teams
Many musicians who have never worked in the accompanying compositions of national pop stars naively believe that for the musician this is an undoubted success, contributing to further professional and career growth. Speaking at the stadium, in the spotlight, surrounded by cameras is considered more prestigious than playing in a restaurant or a small club. Yes, it is worth adding to this, many people think that the musicians of the “star” groups receive some exorbitant salary. As a result, they have the opportunity to buy expensive instruments, professional equipment, as well as apartments, cars, etc. Of course, it is quite logical to conclude that working with stars is beneficial because the musician of her team gradually acquires acquaintances, connections that give hope for the future. Continue reading
Enhancer, exciter and tube amplifier – what is in common?
An exciter (also called Exciter), also called harmonic exciter, psychoacoustic processor, enhancer and acoustic aural exciter, is a processing device used to harmoniously synthesize high-frequency signals using thin harmonic distortion.
This harmonic synthesis is to create higher harmonics based on lower signal frequencies. Usually the noise is present in different frequency bands in unequal quantities, and the harmonics obtained from the pure frequency band will be clearer. Less commonly, exciters (enhancers) are used to synthesize low-frequency harmonics, in order to imitate deep bass. Continue reading