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How Do Acoustic Guitars Produce Sound?

Acoustic guitars have a shape that is designed to project sound. They are able to play the same notes as pianos, banjos and mandolins and yet create their own, unique sound. Let’s look at how this occurs and what gives the acoustic guitar its signature sound.

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Springtime Practice: 4 Items You Need To Play Electric Guitar On Your Patio

It can be a true thrill to play tunes using your favorite electric guitar in the world. It can be especially exciting to play outdoors under the gentle glow of the sun’s rays. If you want to play your beloved electric guitar on your residential patio, then you need to invest in all of these things.

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Why You Should Play Fun Holiday Music At Your Party

The holidays are a great time to throw a party and be with friends. In a jiffy, snap evergreen Christmas trees can be decorated, and you can get your house ready for a great time. Make sure you choose fun holiday music. It’s important that you choose just the right music for several reasons.

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Top 3 Cheap Piano Keyboards Worth Your Money

Although the Casio and YamahaThe ‘big player’s keyboards are on the keyboard market, there are still other great options when you are looking for piano keyboards. 

Most beginners and parents of children who are just starting piano lessons should avoid spending thousands of dollars on a brand new piano, simply because many people stop after a few weeks. 

In addition, there are also some other reasons for having a cheap piano keyboard available. Some students take their keyboard to school or drop it, and this is less so when you have spent € 150 instead of € 1500, which is about the cost of a model in the higher price ranges. With this in mind it is also nice to buy a good quality piano regardless of how much money you spend.

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5 Ways To Play Faster Guitar

All guitarists want to play fast, don’t they?

When you’re learning, it can be really disheartening when you suddenly see an already established guitarists, effortlessly playing with a speed you can’t even half. How do they do it?!

Well, there are a few tricks. Here we’ll share some that might just get you dropping other people’s jaws.

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SINGLE MUSIC: The New One-Stop Shop Store For Direct-To-Fan Music Sales 

SINGLE MUSIC is the brand-new industry app is exclusively aligned with Shopify to enable and empower artists and labels to directly sell music via their official web sites with instant reporting to Nielsen for official Billboard chart tallying. After its soft launch this past spring, SINGLE MUSIC continues to rapidly grow. 

This exciting new paradigm for direct-to-consumer music sales has aligned itself with many top merchandising companies such as Live Nation Merch, Futureshirts, The Hyv, Absolute Merch, Top Drawer Merch and others which includes managing the ecommerce for artists like Nine Inch Nails, Beck, Ryan Adams, LANY, RL Grime, Queens of The Stone Age, Harry Styles, R.E.M., Nirvana and many more. 

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4 Materials To Use When Constructing Your Home Recording Studio

Many bedroom recording studios these days consist of nothing more than a laptop, headphones, various connectors, audio peripherals, and software applications, but this is mostly for electronic dance music production and editing. A more comprehensive home recording studio that can handle analog recording and full instrumental sessions will require proper soundproofing and acoustics, which means that you will need the following construction materials.

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How To Tune A Guitar The Most Precise Way

Tuning up a guitar is one of the most basic skills that many guitarists learn. If you start playing when your guitar is out of tune, you might not enjoy the notes. You need to know how to tune a guitar the right way so that you can get the best sound every time you play.

Tuning a guitar is simple and there are different methods that you can use. This guide will help you know how to tune an acoustic guitar. If you learn these methods, then you will have no problems tuning your guitar the right way.

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How To Create Your Track From Scratch Without Costs

Are you thinking of venturing in the music industry but you don’t have the money to support your dreams? Don’t worry. There is still room for you to make a professional hit track with that little that you have. Songwriting is not easy, and for you to become a real artist, it will take a lot of time before you feel you have taken your brand to the next level.

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LANDR Community Hits 2 Million, Evolves from Mastering Service to Complete Creative Platform for Musicians

LANDR has introduced a newly updated creative platform, leveraging years of artificial intelligence research and grass roots community building to offer the most comprehensive set of features and artist services for aspiring and seasoned musicians alike. The platform shines a light on how its community of artists are using LANDR to change the way music is made, mastered, released and promoted.

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The 50 Best Guitar Songs 

Everyone’s list of the “best guitar songs” will be different, but there are certain moments in history when we all seemed to fall in love with the same music together. These songs have stood the test of time, and become enshrined as the classics of guitar repertoire.

Although the following list is by no means comprehensive, it is a representative sample of some of the best guitar songs of all time – including everything from classical to rock. Check it out and see if your favorites made the list. 

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Evolution Of The Way We Consume Audio And Visual Data

Ever since Thomas Alva Edison made an experimental movie, videos came into being with movies being their most common and renowned implementation. Earlier, the videos used to be a state of the art, analog based technology.Soon came the digital video, implemented in the early 1990s. The videos had progressive interlacing and better definition.With the advancements in video technology, the world saw: digitized video: interactive video, real time video, streaming video. The real time video, and the streaming of videos to video a distribution infrastructure, all this is a part of AV over IP. The transmission of audio/visual data over a network such as LAN, WAN or Internet by making use of standard network equipment is called AV over IP.


The purpose of conventional A/V systems was the extension and switching of audio and video data. To be able to let users see and hear on the video and audio system, the source needs to be captured, moved, switched and displayed. An AV over IP infrastructure is a steaming infrastructure. In AV over IP, you have encoders, decoders and an IP switch just like a traditional AV setup has a transmitter, receiver and video switch.

The difference between a conventional AV and AV over IP is the facility of expandable switching. In the hardwired circuit based switching the transmission techniques used, was point to point. But with video over IP, the number of ports can be expanded almost indefinitely, depending on the network bandwidth. Since ,there are no limited number of sources attached to the IP switch, you can have as many as inputs and as many as outputs as the network allows.

AV over IP makes use of standards to for transmission on IP networks and compatibility with the IP switches. This facilitates interoperability between products from different vendors.

With the help of packet-based switching technology, the complication of distance as well as the limited number of sources is fixed.


Now with the help of AV over IP, audios and videos can be created, processed, compressed, and sent over any network circuit, following are the benefits of video over ip:

The AV over IP network has layers that provide enhanced command and control security with password permissions. The content can also be encrypted to prevent any unsanctioned access.

With AV over IP, the quality of the output be it an audio or a video is significantly improved.

Latency is a major issue in the digital signage. The issue of time lapse between audio and the displayed video is reduced by the compression algorithm used in high end AV over IP.

AV over IP can be easily installed in your existing network so the cost of separate cabling gets eliminated. Since the content can be dynamically altered remotely, there is no requirement for any party to physically move and change signage.

With the demand for more and more real time, AV over IP provides the much desired benefit of good quality video content , that can be customized remotely and has an easy installation process.


Evolution Of The Way We Consume Audio And Visual Data


MOD Devices Launches New Plugin Marketplace

BERLIN, GERMANY (May 4th, 2018) – MOD Devices, the music technology company based in Berlin, has announced the launch of a new plugin marketplace inside its platform. In addition to hundreds of free plugins, MOD Duo users will now have access to paid plugins from renowned audio developers.

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Please Join Me (Roland Tec) For A Free Conversation About Songwriting Collaboration In The Age Of Zoom April 16th.

Songwriting is hard enough. Songwriting with a partner can be brutal. But it can also be one of the most exhilarating adventures you’ll ever have. So many songwriters working in music-theatre wonder all the time: Why is it so hard to find the ideal songwriting partner? Maybe it has less to do with who you’re choosing and more to do with how. How you’re choosing a partner and, even more important, how you’re attempting to collaborate.

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