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Vinyl sound is influenced by how music is carved into it (mastering), the playback mechanism (turntable, stylus, cartridge, electronics, etc), and the characteristics of the medium itself (vinyl). The meaning of "vinyl sound" is often approached subjectively. Different people have different ideas of what a sound has to have and/or lack to be considered "...


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If you're asking about the difference between "180gr vinyl and a [regular weight] coloured vinyl", then 180g usually has better sound quality when compared with the regular 120-140g vinyls. If you're comparing black and coloured vinyls, there is a small noticeable difference in sound quality. Let's look at the production of coloured vinyl [in order to ...


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This is actually a very common question that linguistics folks occasionally talk about and/or study. The key is that the singers are not "singing American".. they are losing their native accent. When you are singing a song, there are a number of things that are different from when you're speaking words. The two key changes are: You use a different part of ...


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Quadrophenia was not meant to be quadrophonic. Quadrophenia deals with a boy (Jimmy) who has split personalities (see any similarities to Green Day's "American Idiot" here?). Each personality was meant to be assumed by the 4 members of The Who. To quote the Wiki on the album: To illustrate the four-way split personality of Jimmy, Townshend wrote four ...


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The lower limit of human hearing is roughly 20Hz. There are a few instruments that can play even lower notes than that, but you'll almost always hear something because you are hearing the overtones. The lowest note on a standard grand piano is A 27.5 Hz Some grand pianos have nine extra keys down to a low C 16.4 Hz (this is below the human hearing range, ...


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I am going to refer you to another post on the StackExchange where this question is answered in substantial depth. Other musical notation systems have more than 12 notes per octave, and have names for the notes in their systems which you could use to describe the so-called "microtones" between the notes of the chromatic scale. Interestingly enough, the 12-...


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One thing these tracks all share is a heavy backbeat (percussion hits on 2 and 4 of a 4-beat cycle). That plus a bpm (beats per minute) of just under 60 should get you the sound you want.


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I'll try to explain, however I'm no guitar maker or acoustic engineer so it might be quite technically inaccurate... Let's begin: As you can see, there are 3 single-coil pickups on a Stratocaster. In this case, each pickup possesses 6 permanent magnetic pole-pieces that are located under each strings. diagram of a single-coil pickup When a string is ...


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There are two issues here that are hard to separate: analog recording and vinyl as a medium. There are many basic misunderstandings of how digital sampling and psycho-acoustics work circulating in the world of audio, so it is nice not to have to deal with that issue. As for vinyl itself, there are specific frequency response characteristics that the RIAA (...


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What you hear is the electric piano preset on many electronic keyboards, run through a chorus in this particular case. Electric piano presets were typically modified after the Fender Rhodes piano, a piano heavily used to make R&B and soul in the 70s and 80s¹, to varying degrees of success. The Electric Piano was perhaps famously inserted on Kurzweil's ...


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There are many ways it would have affected his sound. A few points about the interaction of pickups and strings changes. The angle of the bridge pickup is backwards. This will cause his higher strings to be further away from the bridge where they pass over the pickup and his lower strings closer to the bridge where they pass over it. This will have caused ...


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The german "Intro"-magazine states, that transparent vinyl is theoretical the one with the best sound, but in reality the black one is, because the pressing machines are always held on working temperature. It also says, that most records are only black, because shellac records were.


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Any components of the materials used in making a phonograph disk could make a difference. The material used for coloring is just one of them. Understanding this would require detailed information regarding the production process. However, as mentioned in Unusual types of gramophone records coloring as a factor in audio quality was likely not a parameter in ...


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While the album Quadrophenia was not recorded as quadrophonic, that was the first (and only) Who tour that was produced with quadrophonic sound. I saw it in Philly in 1973 (Dec. 4, I think). They had speaker columns set up in the back corners of The Spectrum. On the recording made for the King Biscuit Flower Hour, you can clearly hear Pete Townshend end his ...


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Yes I found the background music file here


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If you listen carefully to the first track, the odd sounding instrument is the same as the live or synthesized string section that plays just prior, with the addition an effect applied over (see Tetsujin's answer) that causes the sound to drop off suddenly (similar to muffling the strings on an acoustic instrument). Because this is quite different from the ...


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According to this website, the regular power consumption of your specific amplifier in watts is 200W while the standby power is .3W. This suggests that you're okay leaving it in standby, but not leaving it in the fully on position.


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Of all the versions that I found on the Spotify: Album 7 Seconds: The Best Of Youssou N'Dour Album Man Album Africa Greatest Hit Songs, Vol. 1 Album The Guide (Wommat) I failed to hear any scratches cuts/jumps, including on the 4:07-4:09. The track seems to play correctly without any glitches. The official YouTube VEVO seems using the cut version given ...


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It's not an 'instrument' it's a production method - sounds like a side-chained ducking compressor... when the 'beat' happens, the entire rest of the mix is pushed down in volume, then allowed to rise up again just in time for the next beat. It's probably more complex than that - & in fact all 3 are different interpretations of the same effect.


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The Simpsons theme (The Siiimp -- sons :-) Maria, from Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story are the ones that come to my mind. A note of caution, though, the association of the expression "diabolus in musica" with Satanism seems to be an historical equivoque, as it was originally used only metaphorically to express the abhorrence to the dissonance of that ...


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A vinyl record reproduces the actual original sound wave in a physical form. Digital recording samples the wave and reconstructs it --very much like an audio version of a "paint-by-numbers" picture. According to modern science, no human being can distinguish the difference between a digital soundwave with a high enough sample rate and an analog soundwave, ...


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