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IMSLP: Free Sheet Music PDF Download. Archives of Traditional Music. The Archives of Traditional Music is open by appointment only for Fall 2020. Contact atmusic @ indiana . edu to schedule a virtual consultation. The Archives of Traditional Music (ATM) is an audiovisual archive that documents music and culture from all over the world. With over 100,000 recordings that include more than 3,300 field collections, it is one of the largest university-based ethnographic sound archives in the United States. Its holdings cover a wide range of cultural and geographical areas, vocal and instrumental music, linguistic materials, folktales, interviews, and oral history, as well as videotapes, photographs, and manuscripts. To learn more about our collections and listen to some sample recordings, explore our Collection Highlights.

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What Is Distortion? We all know what distortion sounds like. We've heard it in heavy metal tunes, cheap iPod docks and the crummy speakers at Taco Bell drive-thrus. And we've all read distortion specs on things like receivers and subwoofers. But other than a general understanding that distortion isn't something we want in home audio gear, most people really don't know what it is. It dawned me the other day that not only do I hear a lot more distortion than most people ('cause as an audio reviewer I gotta crank stuff up to find its limits), I also see distortion. The recently developed CEA-2010 subwoofer measurement technique shows the effects of distortion on your computer screen as you're measuring it. I thought it might be interesting to put together some graphics and tones that demonstrate some of the distortion characteristics I deal with so often.

Because once you see distortion, it's much easier to understand what you're hearing. Defining distortion. HTG Explains: What Are the Differences Between All Those Audio Formats? Digital audio has been around a very long time so there’s bound to be a plethora of audio formats out there. Here are some of the more common ones, what differentiates them, and what to use them for. Before we talk about everyday audio formats, it’s important you understand the basics, and that means understanding PCM. After that, we’ll tackle compressed formats. PCM Audio: Where It All Starts Pulse-Code Modulation was created back in 1937 and is the closest approximation of analog audio. True sound, in the real world, is continuous. Image from Wikipedia I know there’s a lot here that may not be second-nature unless you’re an engineer, physicist, or an audiophile, so let’s pare it down further with an analogy.

Let’s say that the water flowing from an open faucet is your “analog” audio source. Bit depth is a little trickier. As previously mentioned, PCM is the foundation for digital audio, along with its variants. The Uncompressed Bunch: WAV, AIFF Image by codepo8 Image by CyboRoZ.


Fractal Musical Rhythms | Wired Science. One of Martin Gardner’s collections of his Mathematical Games columns from Scientific American is titled Fractal Music, Hypercards and More… The title article “White, Brown, and Fractal Music” is all about how the pitch structure of different types of music can be easily distinguished by the human ear.

We know what white noise is: It’s the static we hear in between radio stations. No sound is correlated with the next one, so we get undifferentiated noise. The other extreme is what is known as Brownian, or brown, music. It’s based on Brownian motion — random motion of small particles — where every position is only a small distance from the previous position. Brown music is simply a random walk up and down the musical scale. In between though, is what is known as 1/f noise. Sometimes also called pink noise, this music has some correlation, but less than brown music and more than white noise. Most music that we actually listen to is 1/f noise. Image: Horia Varlan/Flickr/CC Go Back to Top.

The Colour Of Music: Audiosurf Air Rides In. By Alec Meer on March 26th, 2012 at 11:30 am. Once upon a time, Audiosurf was briefly RPS’ favourite game ever (although not in the case of John, who only likes beat-free music featuring men with nasal American accents*. Or Jim, who doesn’t like emotions). We put in our songs, we turned them into blissfully surreal racetracks/match-3 puzzles, we fought endlessly for higher scores to prove we knew our most beloved songs better than anyone else did. And then we stopped. Why? I earnestly hope that newly-announced sequel Audiosurf Air will bring about a new fever for digital synesthesia, though: I have almost a half-year of new music that was never Audiosurfed, all manner of new colour-explosions, rollercoaster drops and giddy undulations potentially awaiting me.

My greatest hope is that we can plug Spotify directly into it, so when I’m engaging, say, Kieron in a Kate Bush-off I can be 100% sure we are playing the same file without having to naughtily post MP3s to each other. Composer Makes Music From Positron Trails in Cloud Chambers | Underwire. Composer Domenico Vicinanza turns positrons' trails into music.Image: Domenico Vicinanza By Dan Smith, Wired UK Music composer and network engineer Domenico Vicinanza has brought together his two loves by making music from the particle tracks of positrons passing through cloud chambers. [partner id="wireduk"] The sealed metallic vessels are filled with superheated liquids or vapors, which detect electrically charged particles passing through them, like the more modern silicon particle detectors used in the LHC at Cern. Positrons fired through the chambers — antiparticles of electrons, a trillionth of a meter in size — are subatomic and make no measurable sound by themselves, so Vicinanza had to work out a method to bring their music to life.

He took data stored on the International Science Grid that depicts the tracks, or routes, taken through the chambers by positrons, and draws those directly onto music staves. “My plan is to sonify some of the early tracks recorded with cloud chambers. Music & Noise. Music The distinction between music and noise is mathematical form. The foundation of music is the musical note: a combination of pitch (the musical word for frequency) and duration. Music in its simplest form is monotonic; that is, a sequence of single frequencies played one at a time. Monotonic music is boring. Pure tones harmonics fundamental overtones: Helmholtz used the German word "oberton" which literally means "upper tone".

Spectral analysis of a female voice. Fourier analysis A flute is essentially a tube that is open at both ends. A recorder is also a tube with two open ends. A tuning fork is forked; that is to say, it splits from it's handle into two branches called tines. Consonance & dissonance Did I say music was based on notes? Notes separated by an octave sound similar — like two people with different voices trying to sing the same note. [slide] Intervals are named by their size … and character (perfect, major, minor, augmented, and diminished). [slide] Oh oh. Just intonation. Audio: 165-Million-Year-Old Cricket Song Comes Back to Life | Wired Science. Museum of Endangered Sounds. Musical Stone of Gobustan located in Qobustan, Azerbaijan. The Gobustan National Park is an otherworldly place. More than four hundred mud volcanoes are found within the area – half of all mud volcanoes in the world.

Additionally, there are bizarre rock formations, burning gas vents, prehistoric petroglyphs – and the large musical stone, called Gaval Dash (Qavaldaş). Two meters long, the stone resonates a tambourine-like sound when it is "played" by hitting it with smaller stones. It is assumed to have been used since ancient times to play ritual melodies, used for the archaic Yallı chain-dance, which is portrayed at some of the petroglyphs at Gobustan – and which is still performed in Azerbaijan to this day. Other rocks in the Gobustan area have proven to have similar capabilities, which are thought to be the result of a combination of the unique climate and the effect of the natural gas within the region. CBGB.COM. Johnny Ramone Autobiography Set for Release.

Exclusive Stream: Joey Ramone's Lost Rocker 'There's Got to Be More to Life' Anontune | Creating a social music platform. Beluga Analytics | Open Music Insights. Mogees | Bruno Zamborlin. Mogees lets artists to take advantage of everyday objects using them as musical instruments, breaking the boundaries between the physical and the digital world. The following short video shows the Mogees connected to different surfaces such as a desk at the office, a tree in a park and even a balloon… The system works by connecting a small piezo-transducer that converts the vibration of the physical object into an electric signal which is sent to a mobile phone that runs the Mogees software application.

The software analyses the vibrations and convert them into music on the fly, diffused through headphones or loudspeakers. Every object produces a unique sound, which depends on the physical properties of the object and the way it is touched by users. Press and awards First prize at the Laval Virtual Awards 2012 for the “Interfaces et Matériels” category Credits and acknowledgments Mogees is developed with composer and researcher Carmine Emanuele Cella. Playloud. YouTube to MP3 Converter - Fast, Free - Musicmetric - Accurate, actionable analytics for the Music Industry. Patchwork - Online modular sound synthesis. Lo Spettacolo del Veneto.

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