Amplifier Stability and Instability
Amplifier stability can be one of the more challenging areas of design. Instability can refer to unwanted oscillations at either HF or LF, but the latter is very rare in solid-state amplifiers, though still very much an issue for valve designers. Instability has to be taken very seriously, because it may not only destroy the amplifier that hosts it, but …
Management is Part of a Big Business
Managing artists in the music business is done within the context of the general business environment, which is influenced every day by the economy, technology, politics, social and cultural factors, the price of energy, and international tension.
How Much Do You Know About Sampling?
Sampling isn’t, strictly speaking, a synthesis method, but it is an essential part of the overall sound-design process. Sampling is, in essence, a recording of a sound, which is then manipulated in various ways. Although it wasn’t recognized as such when it ﬁrst came out, the ﬁrst well-known “sampler” was really the Mellotron.
Tips for using Beat Detective
■ Beat Detective works best with rhythmic tracks such as drums, bass, and guitars—so don’t expect great results with more ambient material such as strings, vocals, or synthesizer pads. And if you have a rhythm track that is too complex or too far out of time, you may not get such good results either.
Tips for Musicians Using Social Media
The article “Could social networking save the music industry,” on www.cio-today.com (January 2007), professed that the new generation of social networking sites that emphasize music might be just what the industry needs to pull teens and young adults away from illegal file-sharing networks and back into the world of legal music consumers. These advertiser-supported sites offer what CIO Today calls …