The tehnical field of music
Recording the sound...
After listening carefully to our guide at the studio, we learned that Thomas Alva Edison was the first designer of a device which could record the sound, in the year 1877. He had never dreamed that his simple device, the phonograph, would start an industry of billions of dollars.
The guide explained us that the control board is the main device in a studio. It is used to control the intensity of sounds, their volume and a lot of other settings. It has 24 different chanels for recording different pieces. Furthermore it can register simultaneously 24 different sonor signals. There are some pictures taken by us with this board control.
Next, our guide presented us a device used for inserting telephone conversations into the radio program. It’s a big device and he described it using a lot of scientific terms, but we dubbed it “The Calling Machine”. The important idea is that with this machine they can telephone all over world and more important they can make conferences between 2 or 3 people.
The most important gadget was the computer. There all the information, sounds, telephone conversations are stored and processed and then sent further to us by radio. On the computer they can modify the frequency of the sounds; they can cut out some parts, or add other parts anywhere.
There was also a synthesizer, which is used to create a large variety of sounds taken from the electronic organ. The microphones and the boxes are to be seen everywhere around the room.
All these devices used in a studio, are very useful and help a lot in the music industry.
At "TVR Territorial Radio Studio Cluj"
We want to show you our experience in a studio, which we have visited.After we contacted a friend of us, who works at TVR (our national TV channel) we went to the “TVR Territorial radio studio Cluj” which is in our town, and we saw how music is created.
Even before we entered the studio we heard the sound playing, charming our ears.The first impression after we entered the studio was extraordinary.We had never seen all those interesting devices and gadgets.The guide, an engineer in the studio, explained us that all those amazing things are used to create music.This studio is used for registering the singers and it is also a place where a moderator can invite people to discuss different topics.
The studio wasn’t too big, but very well equipped.It has 2 rooms: in the first one there is a big table with a computer, used to compile the sounds, a big control board with many small buttons, a synthesizer, used to create a large variety of sounds and a strange device which is used to call abroad and receive calls from abroad.There was an ordinary phone, too.All these devices are very useful for them.This room has some extra walls, and some interesting and strange panels, which can absorb the frequency of the sound and improve their quality. All studios are built specifically and that’s why they are so expensive.
The second room was full of lots of microphones and some musical instruments: two guitars, some drums and a small piano. While the people in the studio sing something or speak about something, they wear headphones, in order to hear themselves and, in this way the operator in the first room can modify the intensity of sounds.All the sounds from the musical instruments are recorded separately and then put together when the music is composed.These two rooms are separated by a big glass screen.
We really enjoyed our visit to their studio where we have learned how music is created and mixed and how interesting is such a place.
Editors for a day
|Discovering the tehnical components of a studio, imagining we are the editors...recording our virtual transmission.|
Means of listening to music...
What is your favourite means of listening to music?
On Radio (2)
On TV (2)
On Internet/PC (14)
On my personal iPod or Mp3/Mp4 (8)
On my mobile phone (1)
- On TV
I listen music on tv,but sometimes on my mobile phone...
Apr. 26, 2009
ummmmmmmmmmmmmm....i like listening to music on my ipod cuz im kool like tht!!!=)
Mar. 16, 2009
Mar. 13, 2009