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How to Enjoy Music from Your Gadgets for The Right Music Experience

Music is often defined as a sound that is pleasant to the ears. It consists of the combination of voice and/or musical instrument that is performed harmoniously. There are different genres of music including blues, reggae, hip hop, and rap. Many people often have one or more genre they love and enjoy listening to. However, to appreciate music and get the best out of music, it goes beyond using a gadget like most phones to play the music because their speakers, even though it delivers some level of clean and nice sound, is not optimized for providing the best musical experience. Here are some tips on how to enjoy music from your gadgets for the right music experience.

Use of headphone

One of the ways you can enjoy listening to music is by using the right headphone. There are many types of headphones in the world today, all promising to make it easy for people to listen to music when they are in public or when they don’t want to disturb others. With headphones, you can listen to music on the move or when you are exercising. Al you have to do is connect the earphone from the phone, which you can put in your pocket, to your ears. There are different types of headphones as well, with each type delivering some quality of sound to your ears. When you buy the right headphones, you would be able to get more details from the sounds that make up the music, making you enjoy the music more. The more sounds you can get out of the music, the better you will enjoy it. The best headphones that are worth a few hundred dollars would often provide you with the right music experience compared to other types of music. You can use headphones to listen to music when you are doing an activity that requires you to move around such as cooking, eating, and working out at the gym.

Use of high-quality speakers

It is not every time that you would want to listen to music through your headphones. When you are at home or when you are celebrating, chances are that you want to play music through a speaker. The better the quality of the speaker, the higher the music experience you will enjoy from the speaker. Thus, you might want to check music stores for the right devices and gadgets that would help you enjoy the best music experience. For instance, you might want to read up about VOX music to know about the different musical devices they have in stock, the ones that customers have patronized, and the experience of the customers with the musical gadgets. This way, you can get to know which musical gadgets are best and which ones will provide you with the right musical experience you are looking forward to. You can subsequently make your order for the musical device you are interested in and it would be delivered to you within a few days.

POST PRODUCTION PHASE OF A SONG

Mastering is the final post-production process before a song or an album distribution. It is both a technical and creative process that involves equalization, compression, distortion, harmonic generation, stereo imaging and includes following certain loudness standards based on the medium on which a project is distributed. It is divided into three subcategories which are dynamics processing, temporal processing and spectral processing. To achieve a great sounding master there are various tools used like compressors, mid-side equalizers, limiters, delays and many more within the subcategories.

Dynamics Processing

Dynamics in relation to audio production is the range in level between the quietest and loudest signals and the measured distance between them. With that being said dynamics processing is the use of certain tools to alter or affect the relationships the two ranges. The most common relationship in music is of the kick and the rest of the instrumentation, having knowledge of this is vital to understanding most genres and making a great mastered audio. Some of the tools required for this subcategory are Compressors, limiters, expanders e.tc.

In audio mastering, compression is pivotal because it’s used in lowering the dynamic range of an instrument or vocal therefore making it easier to avoid distorting the output. It’s also used in the mixing stage by reducing the changes needed for a particular instrument. A compression is normally determined to two aspects; ratio and threshold.  A limiter contains the same functionality as a compressor because it reduces any signal that goes beyond the threshold but the difference between them is a built-in amplification that comes with the limiter. This means by lowering the threshold gain will automatically be applied too. The expander is applied when the mixes are overly compressed leading to unpleasant listening experience. It counteracts the effects of compression, so instead of the signal being reduced, it amplifies it.

Spectral Processing

It’s any process that affects the frequency of spectrum of a recording. The human ear perceives frequencies of ranges 20Hz to 20kHz, so any manipulation of this spectrum is considered spectral processing. Tools used in this subcategory are equalizers, distorters, dithers e.tc. Equalizers are used to adjust the volume level of frequencies within a sound; it is done by boosting or cutting frequencies to achieve a good balanced mastered sound.  Having knowledge is area important because any small changes made at one frequency affects the vocals or instrumentations within that range therefore affecting the output.

In relation to the post-production phase distortion mainly applies when it comes to harmonic generation. This is mostly found in analog emulators; the addition of harmonics creates a more complex signal which can either be pleasant or unpleasant based on the order of the harmonics. Low order harmonics are pleasant, and they are generated by tapes, transistor or transformer-based distortion. Dithering is the intentional inclusion of high frequency noise that covers the perceivable high order harmonics that counteracts the effects quantization distortion that occurs during the conversation of a digital file from a higher to a lower bit depth.

Temporal Processing

Although it’s a process that mainly takes place during the mixing stage, but it does present itself interestingly in the post-production phase. It’s typically used in the context of psychoacoustics, which is how the human ear perceives various sounds. By delaying and multiplying the signal returns the perceived image of a source can be shifted from a relatively mono source to one that occupies 90- or 180-degrees stereo field.

Primary tools used in temporal processing are mid-side equalization, stereo imaging and multiband stereo imaging. Mid-side equalization is achieved by separating the left and right signal cumulatively (L+R) from left and right channel difference (L-R). Stereo imaging closely relates to how the mid and side channels are separated and takes advantage of it by duplicating and delaying them creating a HaaS effect. A multiband stereo imaging is used when separating a frequency spectrum into multiple bands so it they can be manipulated individually.

Best Music Downloads to Burn

The advantage of downloading legal music is that you will not be chased by the nightmares that somebody will sue you. It is not difficult to find free or a one time fee (and legal too) downloads because many artists offer them in an attempt to provoke interest to their albums. You can find such downloads at artists sites or at the special sites, which offer music by many artists from all genres. You can even listen to the song and download it only if you like it. You can find downloads for your MP3 player as well.

Knowing where to start, how you want to listen to your music and what you want to do with it, is the first step. When you download mp3 files from online music services, you need to know what they allow you to do. Some songs are just for listening to, some can be downloaded, and some can be burned to a CD or a portable music player. However any good music downloading site is going to allow you to burn the music to a CD.

Any good music site will have fast unlimited 24/7 downloads, no time limits, resume anytime, no bandwidth limits, no content limits, you can download as much music, games, software, and movies as you want. Using their elite and easy burning software, copy any file to DVD or burn to CD.

If your like me and you just can not get enough of your favorite music then you really need to jump on the wagon and get some kind music downloading site. Just make sure that if you are going to join a site that you make sure everything is legal, and that you are going to be safe from spyware and viruses.

The Best Way to Download Music Online

Are you tired of getting in your car and driving to the mall to shop for music? And buying CDs by mail-order isn’t any better; unless you’re willing to pay for expedited shipping, you end up waiting for days for your tunes to arrive. Furthermore, all those CDs and their cases are becoming very cumbersome to keep and store… after all, you’re probably just going to rip them to your computer, load them on your MP3 player and listen to them on the go. So, why not just save yourself all the hassle and acquire your music digitally, all ready for your iPod or Zune?

As many people have by now discovered, there are many advantages to buying music online. Audio websites will allow you to browse their complete collection much more quickly and easily than you can in a retail store, and almost all of them will let you listen to a preview before you make your selections. And even better — you aren’t required to purchase an entire CD full of songs if you aren’t thrilled with all of them; simply choose the ones you want and leave the rest behind!

From what I can determine, there is only one problem with downloading music online, and that’s choosing the best site to use. With the hundreds, maybe even thousands, of music download sites available today, how do you select the one that will provide the most value for your money?

A good place to start is to think about your musical preferences. Do you like heavy metal, country, pop, classic rock and roll? You certainly don’t want to limit yourself to a site that specializes in indie labels if your favorite groups are all mainstream pop. Likewise, don’t frustrate yourself searching for bluegrass music on a site where the main headliners are Ozzy Osbourne and Alice Cooper.

Once you’ve narrowed your choices to sites where you are likely to find your desired groups, it’s time to take a look at pricing. Will you be charged a fee for each song you download, and if so, how much will it be? Some sites offer membership packages where you subscribe for a set fee each month — you are then entitled to download a specified number of songs for free, or at a discounted rate. Some sites offer unlimited streaming with a membership, so you can listen online as much as you want and are only charged when you want to have your tunes “to-go” and download them to your computer, MP3 player, CD, or other device. Online music sites have devised countless payment tactics, so it’s a good idea to evaluate a few of them to find out which will work best for you.

The Influence of Digital Music

I have absolutely no doubt in my mind that almost all of you love listening to music each day and every day. Right? I think most people listen more to this stuff than they watch television. Digitised music has definitely made this listening to music much easier.

With digital music you are presented with so many different options. You now have the choice as to how, when and where we you can enjoy listening to your favorite songs. Digitized music can be played through computers, IPOD’S, MP3 players, and many other different ways. With this “portability” you can even listen to songs in space.

The possibility to take your music anywhere and everywhere makes some tasks much more enjoyable. Think about it. When you are on a road trip listening to your favorite songs makes the time go by much faster and obviously makes the trip much more enjoyable. You no longer have to listen to the bad music in the gym while you are exercising. Or simply create your own little space while working to the sound of sweet tunes. By the way, working with music keeps me motivated. Thanks to digital music the way we listen to music has totally been revolutionized.

Then there is the obvious influence that music has on the way you feel. I do not know about you, but I could not survive a single day without music. You could say that I am a music junkie. Music plays with our emotions (in a good way). It makes us more human. It brings us laughter, joy, and sometimes it brings us tears. Music reflects our emotions, if you are angry you listen to heavy music like heavy metal for instance, and if you are feeling down, you listen to the blues for example.

So remember to turn on your favorite song whenever you are feeling down. It does miracles. Just crank it up. It doesn’t matter where you are. You could be driving on the highway or sitting in your office, crank it up and suck every little bit of pleasure out of your musical experience. Music always brings the biggest smile to my face or, depending on the type of music I listen to, will bring out other emotions as well.

For us music loving people, or music junkies, digital music has opened up so many different ways for us to enjoy our music! Just imagine what the future may bring. I mean, we went from the primitive xylophones from back in the days to MP3’s in just under 200 years. The rate of progress is phenomenal. I can’t wait what the future has in store for music.

A Legal Way to Get Free MP3 Music

This article is important because it tells music lovers how to get free and legal MP3 music. In addition it tells composers and musicians how to get their music published, listened to, critiqued and rated. Nothing quite like this has ever been available before and one of the most exciting things is that the music will be distributed to thousands and thousands of listeners all over the world. And it is all free.

The composers and musicians write and play their compositions onto a new kind of website where music lovers choose the genre of music they wish to listen to, and then choose the artist they want to hear. Then they rate the music as to the entertainment value they feel the music deserves. Each month the artist in each venue with the highest approval rating wins a competition. One of the best things is that after a listener has previewed three songs he or she is entitled to download the song of his choice for free.

What an opportunity for new performer and composers looking for a way to get their music published and listened too. And what an opportunity this represents for music listeners to discover new talent. You can believe that this music is music you have never heard. Some of it you will love, and some of it you will hate, but you have the opportunity to let the people that put the music together know how you feel about their output.

The big record labels really don’t want you to know about this opportunity to perform and listen, but they will be watching the performers who rate high, and it would not be a surprise if some of those performers don’t start actually showing up on the big labels themselves. It is hard to know how big this concept will grow to be, but it is off to an exciting start.

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Legal Music Downloads

The music industry has been saying the same thing for several years now: peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks are exponentially distributing pirated music across the world through the Internet, and this constitutes a copyright infringement. In English, this means that the fact that I downloaded a Tori Amos track through Kazaa yesterday and am listening to it right now makes me a criminal. So far, so good. Quite true as well.

But the real problem is not that people do not want to pay for music. Often I sample new music off the Internet before buying the CDs. Chances are that if I like most of the album, I’m going to buy it. On the surface this is what radio stations do when they play music. The difference, however, is that it has become insanely easy for me to acquire almost-as-good-as-original quality mp3s of any track that I want to listen to, and even if I don’t pay a dime, no one is there to catch me.

The principle of accountability has vanished. When one sees that there are two ways to acquire the same product, but by sacrificing a ‘little’ bit of quality you can get it for free without being penalized for it, what would most rational people do? P2P networks have made finding music off the Internet ridiculously easy, and most of us tend to ‘forget’ our social responsibility when it comes to such ‘trivial’ matters. To contribute to this, copy-protection techniques used on CDs by major production houses are always a step behind the latest cracking algorithms, and steps taken to prevent ‘ripping’ of CDs and DVDs have proven fruitless so far.

Enter music downloads of the legal kind. Disregarding the small number of ‘free’ legal music available for promotional purposes, more and more artists and labels have begun to provide a pay-per-download music service. In essence, you can purchase individual tracks or complete albums through a secure online transaction and then download your ‘purchase’ and, with variable limits to personal use, pretty much do whatever you want to do with it (Several providers digitally encode the files to prevent them from being played on other computers, or to be burned onto CD-Rs)
This is both a move to encourage free-riders such as me to start acquiring ‘legal’ music and an economic adjustment to the digital music revolution. Developing technologies are changing the way people perceive and use music. The advent of iPod and other mp3 players has meant that more and more people are becoming accustomed to carrying around their complete music collections with the latest players offering space for around 10,000 songs. This holds frightening possibilities for record companies. There is a very real concern within the industry that the CD format is fast going out of style, and as technology evolves, consumer demands for the best ‘medium’ will change as well. Till a few years ago audio CDs offered unparalleled music quality, a factor record companies used to encourage people to ‘buy instead of steal (download)’. However, today’s high-quality digital formats mean that audio quality is comparable, and in some cases equal to, CDs. Some experts are even starting to predict that within a decade CDs will become history as digital music will evolve to a point where we will be have access to our entire music collection (hopefully paid for) wherever we want it: in our car, at work, anywhere in the house, even on the beach. Matched with promises (and the reality) of audio quality, this is a serious threat to traditional business.

Thus, providing legal music online is a means of the industry trying to position itself to take advantage of the rising trend of portable music collections. A quick glance across major online music stores tells us exactly so. While offering free-riders affordable music (allowing them to purchase only the tracks they like instead of forcing them to buy the complete album) to ensure that they do not turn to music piracy, sites like eMusic and Apple’s iTunes are backing the new trend. iTunes, Apple’s online music store, has the added distinction of being supported by perhaps the best mp3 player in the business, the iPod. In this combination, Apple has found a very secure marketing brand and ensured that it takes full advantage of this cross between technology and music.

Legal music downloads appear to be the perfect answer to stopping music piracy, at least the downloading kind. Therefore there is no surprise when one sees major record labels pushing to expand such services. However, recent developments tend to make us question what the overall agenda really is. After a period of consolidation of the digital music market in the last two years, albums available for download online are being priced higher than they would normally be in retail stores. It used to be that you could download a song for $0.99 and a complete album for $9.99, but now stores are setting higher prices, with tracks going for $1.50 or even $2.49 and $11.50 albums being sold for $12.50 and $13.00 online. What is going on?
In positioning themselves to take advantage of changing market forces, the music industry has also hit upon another major factor in determining sales: consumer behavior. Legal music downloads offer people like me the comfort of never having to waste time in retail stores looking for my favorite track from high-school days or wondering when the latest album of Nickelback would hit the shelves. Instead, all the hassles are removed with everything easily searchable, previewable and downloadable from the comfort of my computer chair (and this baby is very, very, comfortable). Consumers may not be usually rational, but they are always looking to save the effort when it comes to making any sort of purchases. Online stores (or is it the major recording labels? Who knows…) are now cashing into this very aspect of human psychology and are beginning to charge extra for a service they are portraying now as a privilege. Having already consolidated their core target market, the time has now come to increase revenues.

Would this drive people back towards music piracy? Highly unlikely. People are not evil, or criminal, by nature. Appeals to their better nature usually work, and that is the strategy adopted by agencies like the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) who are actively involved in putting a stop to illegal music sharing. Media campaigns encouraging music lovers to pay a dollar or two for tracks instead of ‘committing a crime’ by downloading them for free are actually working as slowly but surely, more and more people flock to online music stores. And with existing customers sticking to this more ‘comfortable’ way of buying music, the industry is finally starting to win back ground it lost due to music piracy.