Basics of psychoacoustics
The task of the sound engineer, together with the composer and performer, is to create a sound image and transfer it to the listener with the help of sound recording,…

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Silent Digest: Main Albums
Since the beginning of the year, CupcakKe, Car Seat Headrest, U.S. received high marks from Pitchfork and the status of the “best new album”. Girls and these guys. You met…

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Digital Labels - Quantity vs. Quality
Digital music labels today - almost a pattern, with the universal access to the Internet, as a means of quickly obtaining music. Around the world, in the course of several…

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“Long.Live.A $ AP” after 5 years

Long.Live.A $ AP, released exactly five years ago, is an extremely rare example of how a young promising artist managed to sit on two chairs at once. Usually, guys like Rakim are faced with the following problem – the greedy fat A & R of a large label hangs over them, and he already has a clear album structure in his head that should target everyone – boys, girls, backpackers, dandies and ghetto blacks. For each segment of the audience on the album should have its own song, for the most solvent – a single for TV, radio and clubs, the intro should be ambitious, and the outro should be soulful. Naturally, with such initial conditions, the album cannot turn out to be solid and authentic in sound, and in the zero years this formula (by which 90% of the records were released) destroyed a large number of interesting artists who had to play by the rules of their owners. Continue reading

Ritchie blackmore
"Thank you ... Of course, my father - for the fact that he bought me a guitar, with which it all started ..." Ritchie Blackmore's thanks to last disc Rainbow…

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Hits are born at home
The problem of learning is one of the most important, but, unfortunately, the least lit, which often leads to deplorable results in terms of creative growth: without setting the proper…

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M.I.A. vs. Everybody: how female rap fights the world system
Matangi "Maya" Arulpragasam - a girl born in London in a family of Tamil activists, famous for her daring deeds and remarkable talent. Singer, producer, clipmaker, designer, artist, rapper, loving…

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