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We LIKE patterns. Our minds and brains crave for order, for organization. If you write abtruse dodecaphonic music with no tonal basis at all, listeners will strive (often successfully) to find a tonic. Let's not start a fight, but this could help explain why some people are happier with design than with evolution. The answer to this specific question is ...


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This sounds similar-to (but more general than) the so-called Speech-to-Song effect, a musical illusion discovered and described by musical psychologist Dr. Diana Deutsch, whereby a repeated phrase of speech comes to sound like music. I think the effect you're discussing is a more general effect, since it involves any repeated sound, and does not necessarily ...


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A rhythm is essentially a recurring relationhip between the time intervals at which noticable 'events' in a sound wave are occurring. These 'events' can be of many types, though - could be a drum beat, or the start of a note being played - or it could be a sudden change in timbre of a sound, or even a sound stopping. Think of what happens when a CD player ...


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A lot depends what you mean by bad or disgusting. What sounds bad to you might sound great to someone else, but there are a few things you should think about. Rooms tend to be hard edged, and rectangular - and this means you get reverberations at frequencies which fit into the space, as the sounds reflect off the walls. You also have that fireplace and the ...


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You don't have to concern yourself with the details of synthesis with FL studio, or any "DAW" (digital audio workstation). If you just want to focus on the notes, use the preset sounds on a VST synthesizer or sample player, and drive it using MIDI. You can usually write in MIDI notes in a piano-roll editor, or some DAWs will allow you to write notes in a ...


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Not quite sure exactly what you are asking (recording, live sound?) but as a guitar player who also is responsible for the PA for my band, and as a songwriter with an in- home recording studio - I have studied on this and experimented over the years. Here are some thoughts to consider. Different speakers are designed differently to do different things. ...


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If we first simplify things to consider that the speakers are in an infinite space with no walls, floors or reflective surfaces, many of the things you mention have to do with, as you say, the amount of time the sound takes to get to the ear from each driver. Let's also pretend for a moment that people have just one ear! If you were to place two speakers ...



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