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We speak about vinyl: Myths, opinions and current situation

1 year 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 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 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.

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Which of the famous musicians poorly understands the theory of music

1 year, 1 month 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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Discussion: As Kurt Cobain modified the guitar

1 year, 1 month ago
Recently I began to listen to Nirvana group and noticed that the sound of guitars in their songs differs from what can usually be heard in modern groups. It is especially noticeable at the beginning of the song "Rape Me".

I not really understand music and I will be very grateful if somebody explains how Kurt Cobain modified the guitar to receive such unique sound?

Whether other participants of group, except Curt did, similar modifications with the tools for achievement of such effect? If yes, that what?

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As musicians compose music: Whether they hear music in the head

1 year, 1 month ago


I know a little about music, but, say that musicians hear and compose music in the head. They really hear all these fast transitions, difficult accords and sounds which are in Liszt's music?

For example, very fast tune in rhapsodies No. 2 or sounds from the rhapsody No. 6 (it is impossible to believe that they are given birth by a grand piano), or a fine ending of the rhapsody No. 12.

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Discussion: Why the majority of songs last on average 3-5 minutes

1 year, 1 month ago


St. Petersburg Baskervil (Peter Baskerville): It is result of technical restriction which became the standard – the industry of popular music accepted it, supported and began to use in commercial interests. As it is possible to give an example the project based by Mac Powell (Mac Powell) and Fernando Ortega (Fernando Ortega).

Everything began in the 20th years of the 20th century when 10-inch (25 cm) phonograph records on 78 revolutions per minute bypassed competitors and became the most popular audiocarrier. Rough methods of drawing tracks on a plate and a thick needle for their reading limited write time duration on each party of a plate about three minutes.

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Black Friday 2015: We adapt the western solutions

1 year, 1 month ago


Historically it developed so that many things which gain active distribution in a RuNet now, were thought up in the West. So it happened to the main trends in electronic commerce – about distinctions in approaches to the organization of electronic business in the USA and Russia and what can learn from our American colleagues, we already wrote in one of our materials.

On the other hand, It should be noted that not all things popular somewhere in the Silicon Valley, it is possible (and it is necessary) to borrow "as is" – we in "Audiomaniya" always try to localize the positive experience which developed in the industry taking into account domestic realities of business. So, for example, we took idea of free shipping of goods popular in the West and tried to adapt it to our conditions (though in the industry of eCommerce occasionally say that you should not and try to implement free shipping of goods across Russia).

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Class High-End audio equipment history

1 year, 1 month ago


The audio equipment of the class High-End began to appear [in the USA] even in the years of the end of World War II, but purchased popularity only after the end of the Korean war. Many veterans took advantage of service and spent the GI Bill for studying of electronics.

Having armed with the new found knowledge, they began to bring together own systems of reproduction of music – the general hobby for a high-quality and detailed sound so began (someone even managed to base the business).

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Interactive: Answers to questions of listeners of a podcast "Sound"

1 year, 1 month ago


In the 17th release of the Show "Sound" Dmitry Kabanov and Timofey Shikolenkov answer questions of listeners which they left as responses to the Show "Sound" in Russian-speaking iTunes.

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Transcripts of other transfers

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