Neurophone History
The first Neurophone was made when Patrick was only 14 years old, in 1958. The following year, Flanagan gave a lecture at the Houston Amateur Radio Club, where he demonstrated…

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What is symphonic electronic music?
The idea to write an article under that title did not arise from idleness and not by chance at all, but as an urgent need for a precise and clear…

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Listening function
Listening, not hearing, is the primary function of the ear. Tomatis draws a clear line between listening and hearing. Hearing is a passive process; listening is active and it requires…

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About the history of sound recording

Today, the main recording methods include:
– mechanical
– magnetic
– optical and magneto-optical sound recording
– solid state flash memory recording

Attempts to create devices that could reproduce sounds were made in ancient Greece. In the IV-II centuries BC e. there were theaters of self-propelled figures – androids. The movements of some of them were accompanied by mechanically extracted sounds, folding in a melody.

In the Renaissance, a number of different mechanical musical instruments were created that reproduce a particular melody at the right time: barrel organ, music boxes, boxes, snuff boxes. Continue reading

MIDI keyboard

We all know synthesizers, which are “electronic pianos” with many special effects and functions.

The whole charm of the synthesizer lies in the fact that it can autonomously act as a musical instrument, providing good sound from almost any timbre.

There are also disadvantages, the main of which is the relatively high cost of a good synthesizer and its significant dimensions.

The MIDI keyboard is deprived of this minus. it costs less and extensibility is better …
MIDI keyboards are, in fact, simplified versions of synthesizers that do not have built-in sounds, additional functions and effects.

In this case, the functionality and implementation of special effects is assigned to a personal computer. Continue reading

Music therapy

I have a rare profession for our country – a music therapist. I was convinced that the creators of great melodies are powerful healers who can help a person no worse than any famous psychic.

With special delight over the past 10 years, I have been doing music therapy, conducting thousands of sessions for adults and children. Music, according to L. Van Beethoven, carving fire from the human soul, helped me relieve tragic conditions, stresses, attitudes toward suicide, despair. I was able to achieve a fracture for a number of diseases, “remove” speech disorders and deviations in behavior, and eliminate the symptoms of neurological problems.

I practice not only as a doctor, but also as a musician, able to play the desired music on the piano, right up to N. Paganini’s violin concerts. I saw how the music exerted a spiritual and bodily healing effect. Continue reading

MIDI keyboard
We all know synthesizers, which are “electronic pianos” with many special effects and functions. The whole charm of the synthesizer lies in the fact that it can autonomously act as…

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An enhancer, an exciter and a tube amplifier - what is common?
Exciter (from the English Exciter), also called harmonic exciter (harmonic exciter), psychoacoustic processor (psychoacoustic processor), enhancer (enhancer) and acoustic exciter (aural exciter) - a processing device used for the harmonious…

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Vocal marriage correction
Professionalism comes over the years, but I want to sing well now. And now the vocalist (this is at best) is already at the microphone, the red recording lamp lights…

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Hearing therapy of A. Tomatis
About 40 years ago, the French otolaryngologist Alfred Tomatis made some amazing discoveries that spurred the development of the Tomatis method. This method has various names: “auditory training”, “auditory arousal”…

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