The mistake of many is the belief that an electric guitar, bass guitar or synthesizer plugs into a power outlet and sounds. But it’s not that simple
In order to hear sound, sound amplification equipment is required. Electronic muses themselves. the instruments sound very quiet (electric guitar, electronic drums, bass guitar), or they don’t even sound at all (keyboards).
For the sound of electric and bass guitars, you need a “cabinet” (speakers) and a “head” (amplifier), or a combo box (“head” and “cabinet” connected together).
To sound the keys, a linear input is required in the mixing console (a mixer is an electronic device designed to sum the sound signals of several sources into one or more outputs) to which a signal is sent. Continue reading
The Tenth Symphony is one of the greatest and largest works of the 20th century. This is a very personal, autobiographical work by Shostakovich. It responds not only to crucial events in the biography of the composer himself, but also to events in Russian history. There is a version that it was with this symphony that Shostakovich responded to the death of Stalin.
Shostakovich did not write anything for eight years before this symphony. His last ninth symphony brought him persecution. Everyone expected that it would be an apotheosis work glorifying victory, but they heard something incomprehensible, unusual, ambiguous in it. Continue reading