Does Music Sound Better in the Quiet of the Night?

Does music sound better at night?   It is often said that music is the window to the soul, but how that is well understood is something of a mystery, since those that propagate the statement often reflect the attittudes whose logic is often contradictory to what they are saying. It is something that is…

The Beauty of Analogue Sound

In view of modern recording devices, one cannot doubt the clarity of sound(s) that are able to be captured by these devices. Computer software and understanding of waveforms has also provided us with a new dimension from which we can view sound. This has given us the ability to edit the recording to give the…

Evolution Of The Drum

The drum is an instrument as ancient as the humankind. It has evolved from being a hollowed out piece with a stretched membrane over it and tuning pegs to modern drum kits that comprise of snares, bass drums, foot petal, cymbals, tom toms and so forth. This was done to produce sounds the traditional drum…

Breaking Down the Music – Hidden Genres: Broken Beat Music

Looking a genres can be a beautiful thing, especially when one really looks at where the division lines occur, when one questions what is the specific sound that would divide this genre from the next. This is where one will see blurred lines between genres and where these blurs occur new genres are bound to…

Breaking down the Music – The Voice bigger than the Music

I often wonder what makes people remember singers, if it’s their songs or their image. I pick my brain about what the audience appreciates more, their talent or the presentation of it. Comments such as “she’s not that good but she’s pretty so I’m a fan” and “he has talent but doesn’t look the part”…

Music storage and Integrity – Breaking down the Music

Music Storage and Integrity of Sound the movement of music is something that has been occuring for thousands of years. By the movement of music i mean exactly that, becuase music is composed in absolute stillness (Good music that is). When a sound is produced it moves from the point of where the sound is…

Genre Wars: the music in the mind

Genres, according to the online dictionary <theonlinedictionary.com>: “gen·re  (zhänr) n. 1. A type or class: “Emaciated famine victims … on television focused a new genre of attention on the continent” (Helen Kitchen). 2. a. A category of artistic composition, as in music or literature, marked by a distinctive style, form, or content: “his six String…

Breaking down the music – Synthesizers

Every now and then, you will get a small breakdown of some of the sounds you hear in almost all current house music production today. This sound is usually the driver for most of the melody and feel of the music that we listen to and these are known as synthesizers. Synthesizers were made in…