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The flying loudspeaker from last CES: as ASWY works

1 year, 11 months ago
Than CES is good? — The fact that there (it seems as) our near future and technologies which will affect it is defined. Than it is bad? — Abundance of concepts and prototypes. And often it happens that from the presentation before implementation there passes a large number of time. So left also with ASWY, the levitating loudspeaker which was provided in 2015, but "reached" us already in the final of the last December.


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We play under DOS on the modern computer. Covox+Sneskey

1 year, 11 months ago
Now to play old kind shooter games under DOS anything special is not necessary, the dosbox emulator well copes with almost with all games. Who needs feeling of authenticity find old computers up to Pentium3, the main thing of ISA here the slot which gives the chance normally to connect the audiocard. Leaders here of course are sound blaster AWE 32/64. But there is an option to play also on the modern computer in which not that there is no ISA, and it is rather and PCI too. Now we will also consider it.
First of all we will set DOS 6.22 on usb the USB stick. I use for this HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool. We select when loading the USB stick and voila, we will play the majority of games without problems. But one big
NO, without sound. More precisely at most with the speaker, which in the modern PC just a pyezopishchalka. We change it on the normal speaker from an old computer, the sound of course will be better, but after all it is possible to achieve bigger.
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If you still had LPT port on a materinka, or at least will corrode for connection of a level with this port, then we will remember as in the late eighties — the beginning 90kh enthusiasts soldered the unpretentious 8 bit TsAPy on resistors using R-2R the scheme, a name which was COVOX.

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We speak about vinyl: Myths, opinions and current situation

1 year, 11 months ago


Vinyl Rega RP40 player

In the 18th release of a podcast "Sound" we speak about a situation with vinyl players, component parts and we discuss the different myths connected with a vinyl subject.

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Podcasts in the 2016th – it is perspective and disturbs mass media

1 year, 11 months ago


Today again there are actual trends which were popular ten years ago: podcasts from a hobby gradually turn into professional activity, and many companies create the platforms keeping development of this new business direction.

Feeling of a deja vu


What now happens to podcasts already happened to blogs in 2004. The huge number of qualitative projects is created, public attention grows, the format changes. Podcasts as well as blogs in due time, help to realize the creative potential of authors – the quantity of the generated content is so huge that nobody can evaluate it fully.

The question is in what future is prepared to podcasts? Whether there will be to them what happened to blogs over the last ten years? Having traced development of the various world of blogs, it is possible to learn many useful lessons that it is necessary and that should not be done in this environment.

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Sound #28 — the Podcast about audio equipment and an ecosystem of a sound

1 year, 11 months ago
With you "Sound" – transfer for those who live works, has a rest and moves, listening to favourite music or podcasts. In this show we speak simple words about devices and technologies, we deal with the principles of their work and we acquaint you with an ecosystem of a good sound from And to I.

In the 28th release we discuss New Year's sales and we concern a subject of a double blind method about which many wrote in comments to a podcast "Sound" in Russian-speaking iTunes.

[iTunes — RSS the WebAudiofayl]

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Computer development of music

1 year, 11 months ago
Computers are inseparably linked with our life, they are used in various fields of activity and human life, expand opportunities, considerably simplify work. With their help people invent new technologies, try to obtain progress in science, learn space and make a set of useful, important discoveries. In the same way application of computer technologies influenced also art development. In particular — emergence of electronic music.



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The Beatles for the first time will appear on strimingovy services

1 year, 11 months ago


Today it became known that on the eve of Catholic Christmas on popular strimingovy services, such as Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer or the Google Play, for the first time will appear 13 albums of the Liverpool four. This event is remarkable the fact that online broadcast of music of The Beatles long time was blocked by the British record company EMI owning the rights to the edition of albums of group. Owners regularly released their different versions on physical media, in that, number and on vinyl disks, aiming to retrieve from this the maximum profit.

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What needs to be known about the updated Aftershokz Bluez2

1 year, 12 months ago
To a premiere of the third version of the earphones with technology of bone conductivity which with Indiegogo will go to CES-2016 the Aftershokz company provided upgraded version of Bluez2, having added to it "-s".



Aftershokz Bluez2-s, in my opinion sit more correctly that gives them some advantage, and to the user — the improved conductivity of a sound.


Bluez2 and Bluez2-s

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Which of the famous musicians poorly understands the theory of music

2 years ago


Cortney Keykbin (Courtney Kakebeen): To answer this question, it is necessary to understand that "the great musician" means. Great often call Beatles. Undoubtedly, they were excellent authors of songs. Also they were very good musicians.

Whether there were they great? It is a controversial issue. It is necessary to consider several factors at once: to improvise a variety of styles, mastery, capability and creative approach to game in general.

There are musicians who reached such level without proper knowledge of the theory of music. My favourite example – Art Tatum. He was a blind person (could not read) and learned to play a piano itself until began to attend school for visually impaired where he began to study music.

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You remember how everything began …

2 years ago
In this article I will try to tell about how the audiopath of the Highscreen Boost 3 smartphone which was provided in September was born and went on sale in November, 2015. On the Internet there are already many reviews and other materials devoted to this smartphone, but very often information concerning development is far from truth.

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