Music and Audio Store

The Car Audio Electronic Systems

September 18th, 2016

Car Electronic Audio is a great accessory to be added to a car, it keeps you from being bored most especially with the long drives. There are many possibilities for deciding and looking for the perfect car audio systems to be added to your car.

The hardest part of this process is the decision of what to add, what kind, and everything that regards with this car audio system. There are several stores that are specialized with the car audio systems, you can visit these stores and see what are the possible add on audios that you are about to install to your car. One of the important steps that you have to be aware of is the type of audio system that you are looking for and how greatly is the budget that you are about to spend for this stuff. Never fail to think of the fact on how long are you expecting for keeping your car?

Make sure that your car is in good condition and will last long before you install this costly car audio system. Because it is painful to think that you had spend thousand of dollars for only a year of use because your car dies. There are times that you can detach the system fro your dying car and transfer it to another car but it would still cost you much.

Several car owners are putting CD players that able to hold numerous CD’s to their cars. This stuff is usually placed in the car trunk, it can minimize the space but it is worth it for you will have a great music as what you have desired. Car owners will also put add on speakers to make a surround sound effects to the car.

These days, CD’s were starting to be outdated because of the online music and the mp3 players. The hottest and the great technology today allow users to wireless connect their iPods or mp3 to the car audio systems for never ending music enjoyments. There are some systems that able to mark songs that they are hearing from the radio so that they can purchase it later and install it to their mp3’s. Speakers are the most popular add on to a car today because of the high quality sounds that they produce. Car manufacturers are now starting to add these higher quality speakers to their latest manufactured cars.

Digital Audio Receivers

September 18th, 2016

Join the digital audio revolution! Tens of millions of users are embracing digital music, and with a “Digital audio receiver” you can, too. Digital audio is everywhere- from gigabytes of MP3 stored on your computers hard drive to internet radio stations and subscription music services. But the challenge has always been to get the music from your computer etc to the stereo system. That’s where a “Digital audio receivers” come in. While they’re known by a variety of names- including “Digital audio receiver” and digital media adapters- these products let you enjoy a wide range of digital music from your PC or the internet over the big speakers of your home stereo, even if it’s in a different room of the house.

In the past people used to combine many products in order to get a “Digital” experience, but now in this modern world there are many brands like Pioneer, Yamaha, Denon, Sherwood, etc that offers “Audio receivers” which can produce so called “Digital” effect. So the question is how do you know if you need to buy a digital “Receiver”? Well, for example if you currently view your TV through cable or satellite then you will most likely not need an “Audio receiver” or a “Digital” converter box. If you view your television through rabbit ears or through an antenna then you will most likely need some sort of an analog to “Digital” TV converter. This allows you to receive digital broadcasts and convert then to analog so that you can still view quality video and good quality “Audio”.

Not so long ago, downloading music was slow and impractical for anyone and the abilities of a PC or Mac to record and edit music were severely limited by the speed and storage space available at the time, and only a few pioneering musicians attempted it. But the technology progressed rapidly, and today, anyone with a personal computer and an internet connection can enjoy the remarkable benefits of downloadable music and screaming “Audio” and forever leave behind the inconveniences of records, tapes and CDs. You just have to turn your computer into a “Digital” jukebox that holds your entire music collection. Here your computer acts as a “Digital” recorder and mixer.

If you’re going “Digital” for audio or want to buy “Audio receivers” you have a little more to understand. The 3 most popular digital audio formats are DD, DTS, and PCM. DD and DTS are compressed audio formats, like Ogg and MP3. PCM stands for Pulse Code Modulation and is not compressed (such as a CD). DD and DTS do not better “Audio” quality alone, but when you compress “Audio” you can store more of it in a smaller space and therefore you can increase the quality of the sound and still fit it into the same space/disk area as non compressed “Audio”. This is why we see DD and DTS on DVD’s. Most everyone has heard of the company DTS (digital theater system) and Dolby labs (their product is Dolby Digital). People almost fight to get tickets to new blockbuster movies in theaters with these sound systems when sound quality will be important. I do not mean, to get these results you have to go to theater’s and spend money, instead you can opt to buy modern “Audio receivers” that can give you the same satisfaction. The home theater systems of the above stated brands can definitely produce Dolby “Digital” effects.

Keep in mind the “Digital audio receivers” is the hardware that powers your speakers and does the DD/DTS decoding. To decide which “Digital audio receiver” to get is not a hard job. The brand names that I have suggested above are the best and you can go for any one of them to get your “Digital audio receiver” for digital effects. For information be sure to check out Best-Audio-Receivers.com

Electronic Music – The Tools of the Trade

September 18th, 2016

Since the dawn of electronic music some time in the late nineteenth or early twentieth century, musicians and inventors have been coming up with creative new ways to manipulate sound and make music. These days, there is an astounding array of hardware and software available to any artist. The tools a musician chooses to produce their music are as unique as their style. Below is an overview of some of the devices commonly used to produce electronic music:

Audio samplers

Audio samplers are instruments that can record, store and playback sounds. They often include tools common to synthesizers such as filters, pitch-shifters, and oscillators. Usually samplers come with a keyboard, sequencer, or some other form of controller. Samplers are often used to replace real instruments by musicians on tight budgets, but can also be pushed to create new, innovative, and creative sounds.

Drum Machines

Drum machines are widely used. They are popular in electronic and hip hop music. They are also often used during studio recordings and when human drummers are not available. The history of drum machines is quite long, but they never really entered public consciousness until Roland introduced the TR-808 and TR-909 in the eighties. Since then, the beats of the TR-808 and TR-909 have become some of the most recognizable sounds in pop music.

Sound Modules

What distinguishes sound modules from other electronic musical instruments is their lack of a playable interface. They must be paired with an external controller such as a midi keyboard, sequencer, or a trigger pad. Sound modules can be synthesizers, simple tone generators, digital pianos, samplers, and more. Some, known as drum modules, are geared towards producing percussive sounds. Most sound modules accept midi input and are rack mountable. Some famous modules include the Roland MKS20 and the Yamaha TX16W.

Tabletop Synthesizers

Like sound modules, tabletop synthesizers sport a small form factor. Unlike modules, they include a compact controller. Their size and portability can be an advantage for touring musicians and those short on space. Despite their small size, they can pack an incredible sonic punch. People familiar with club and dance music may recognize the sound of the tabletop Access Virus synthesizer. Another popular tabletop synth is the Minimoog Voyager XL.

Audio Sequencers

Audio sequencers can trigger patterns of notes as part of a drum machine, sampler, or synthesizer. These sequencers are often referred to as step sequencers and are usually monophonic. Sequencers can also be used to playback and record longer pieces of music, and arrange polyphonic material. These types of sequencers can be found in production stations and other standalone hardware, but have largely migrated to computer software where they are often included as part of a DAW, or digital audio workstation.

Production Stations
Production stations combine the power of audio sequencers, drum machines, controllers, and samplers. These standalone devices can be all an artist needs to make music. Oftentimes, they come pre-programmed with patterns and loaded with samples. The grooves of Akai’s popular MPC series have unquestionably left their mark on hip hop music.

These days, computers are replacing a lot of electronic instruments that used to be only available as stand-alone hardware. Oftentimes, a DAW will include software equivalents of all of the hardware instruments mentioned in this article. Despite this fact, leading manufacturers continue to innovate and release new hardware instruments every year. This is good news for electronic musicians who now have almost unlimited choices as to what tools they want to use to create their music.

Confidence And Audio Consoles

September 18th, 2016

Sound quality is often an underestimated and overlooked component of public performances. Whether you are a professional sound engineer planning a sixteen-city tour for a rock band, a PTA president in charge of choosing a sound system for the school’s new auditorium, a church music director researching audio consoles for the sanctuary, or a television production crew member looking to rent a console for a mobile broadcasting feed, it’s important that you are confident when buying or renting an audio console.

It’s a common mistake for some sound technicians to underestimate a venue’s size or acoustics, rendering the audio consoles on hand useless. This begs the question, “Who are you renting from?” The more respected renting houses will typically assign a customer service representative to get detailed information about your sound needs. This ensures you get the appropriate analog or digital audio consoles for your venue.

Although analog consoles are still in favor for their ease of use, digital audio consoles allow you to create a full mix using the stored data in a matter of minutes. An exemplary digital audio console is versatile enough to suit any venue, from live concert sound to mobile broadcasting to theatrical or church sound. The capabilities of modern digital audio consoles are extensive — indeed a virtual mix can be completed on screen in a relatively short amount of time. This speed of turnaround makes digital consoles very popular with recording artists. From the monster Digico D5 Live to the compact Yamaha DM2000, finding the audio console that fits your recording and amplification needs is essential.

Do not be lured by the prospect of saving money at audio warehouses — especially when it comes to sound. The saving of a few hundred dollars can never compensate for poor quality sound. Do your research, get some ideas, and then contact a respected renting house.

Streaming – Music and Movies on Demand

September 18th, 2016

Streaming technology has made listening to music or watching movies on the Internet as easy as turning on the radio or TV. Here’s how the technology works.

The first music and movie files you could find on the Internet were just short clips because you had to download the whole file before you could play it. Nowadays, however, you can start playing the file as soon as the first bytes begin to arrive… thanks to streaming.

This immediacy is possible because streaming does not send files on the Internet the same way as most other files are sent. It uses a different protocol.

User Database Protocol

A protocol is a set of rules defining how two computers connect with each other and how they send each other data.

Most data that is sent through the internet is first broken up into packets (small blocks of data). The packets are sent separately and are the rejoined at their destination so that the receiver gets the whole file.

The sending of most data on the Internet is governed by a set of rules called the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP). Streaming however uses the User Database Protocol (UDP).

These two protocols are quite different. The crucial difference is in how they check for errors.

If one packet gets damaged when downloading is being controlled by TCP, downloading will be suspended while that packet is resent. That way, once the download has been completed, you can be sure that you have the entire data file.

When you are streaming files, however, UDP allows packets to get lost now and then without interrupting the downloading. This is fine because, when an occasional packet is lost, you are unlikely to notice any interruption to the music or movie. But if everything froze very briefly while a lost packet was being resent, you probably would notice the interruption.

With streaming technology, you don’t have to wait for files to be downloaded entirely before you can begin listening to audio or watching a video. You can listen to a concert on the other side of the world in real time, make a video call or watch a movie just like on TV.

Here’s how.

Listening to music

Streaming audio, or listening to music or speech on the Internet, is bringing joy to many. How audio streaming works is easy to understand.

When you click on a link to an audio file, your web browser will contact the relevant server on the Internet. The server will then send a metafile to your browser.

Metafile is a general term for a file format that can store multiple types of data.

The metafile will tell your browser where it can find the audio file you are looking for. This may be on the same or a different server. The metafile will also deliver instructions on the type of audio file that will be delivered and how it should be played. The file will tell the browser to launch the particular audio player needed to play the sound file.

The player that you need will be a plug-in, an app or mini-program designed to work with a particular browser such as Chrome, Internet Explorer or Firefox. Well-known plug-ins for browsers include Adobe Flash Player, QuickTime Player and Java.

If your browser does not have the particular plug-in needed to play the sound file you want to hear, you’ll have to download and install it before you can listen to the audio.

Once it’s ready to go, the plug-in will contact the audio server that is going to send the audio file and will tell it how fast your Internet connection is. The audio server will use this information to decide which version of the audio file it will begin sending.

If you have a fast connection, ie, you have plenty of bandwidth, the audio server can send you a high-quality sound file. However, if your connection is slow, it will send a lower-quality sound file.

Once it knows which version of the sound file to send, the server uses the UDP rules to send the audio in a series of packets.

Buffering

A buffer is a part of a physical memory device where data is stored temporarily. For audio and video files, it is a section of your computer’s RAM (random access memory) where the data can go in and out quickly.

When the sound packets arrive at your computer, they are decompressed and decoded, and placed in the buffer in RAM. This buffer can hold a few seconds of sound.

Once the buffer is full, the audio player starts using your computer’s sound card to turn the data into music, voices and other sounds. As the audio is played, the data in the buffer empties while the audio server continues to refill the buffer by sending the rest of the sound file.

The flow of the audio data through the buffer can go on indefinitely. However, the flow can be interrupted occasionally when, for example, the buffer has not received enough data to replenish it.

This can happen if the speed of our connection starts to drop or Internet traffic suddenly becomes very heavy. The buffer can also end up empty if you are processing other files or otherwise using up a lot of your computer’s resources, while you are listening to music.

When the buffer empties, the audio will pause for a few seconds while the buffer is being refilled. Once the buffer is full again, playing will resume.

The effect of a pause on your listening pleasure will depend on the source of the sound file. If you are listening to music being broadcast in real-time, ie as a concert is actually taking place, you will miss a little bit of the music. But if the sound source is a pre-recorded concert, the music will resume from the point where it stopped.

Watching a movie

Streaming video works in a similar way to streaming audio, except that the video has to be divided into its separate audio and video components when it is in the buffer in the RAM.

The server that holds the video for streaming will have a video capture expansion card which can capture either a live feed from a video camera or a pre-recorded video. The capture board turns the analogue signals it receives into digital data and compresses it.

At the same time, it employs a trick to avoid having to capture more data than it needs in order to make transmission easier.

When the camera used to record the video is stationary, ie, it is not panning, the amount of data created can be reduced. This can be done because all moving images are made up of a series of frames (still images) that change in rapid succession to give the illusion of continuous movement. The rate is usually 30 frames a second which gives the video a smooth look.

The compression system reduces the number of frames needed by comparing adjacent frames and only taking account of pixels that change from one frame to another. It does this by establishing what the background looks like.

As long as the camera remains still, only the changes in the frame, such as the movement of the actors, have to be transmitted. The background only has to be transmitted again once the camera starts to pan and the background changes.

Video streaming will also skip frames when your Internet link is slow, which may make the video jerky. Thus the faster your connection, the smoother the video will be.

When your computer receives the video signals, it will decompress them and load them into a small buffer in RAM as it does for audio.

At this point the signals are split into separate video and audio components which are sent to the video card and sound card respectively, whence they are output to your monitor and speakers so you can watch the movie and hear the sound-track.

Entertainment on demand

We’ve come a long way since the Internet began as a text-only medium. Though streaming technology is relatively young, millions of users flock to streaming sites every day to watch and record all sorts of multi-media.

Thanks to streaming, you can listen to good music… attend a lecture… watch the finals of the 6-nations cup or a baseball game… get training in a practical skill… attend a conference… make a video call… watch breaking news… and so on… in real-time as it happens.

How Can I Download Music And Movies To A PSP?

July 17th, 2016

If you are allurement the question: “How can I download music and movies to a PSP?”. Don’t worry, it is not as difficult as you think, even admitting you are new on this abstruse stuff. Afore that we accept to apperceive that PSP accordant Audio formats are MP3, AAC, WMA and Video architecture is MP4.

First you accept to catechumen the files you wish to download, I acclaim you to download Aimersoft, which is accessible for chargeless on the internet.
If you do not accept any USB cable to affix your PSP to your computer, you can buy one with beneath than $10 on eBay or a retail abundance in your area
After abutting your PSP to your computer you will see a “PSP” folder, you can annoyance your music files to your music binder beneath the “PSP” folder.
As for video, you can actualize a video binder beneath “MP_ROOT”, archetype the video files to the video binder you just created.
If you wish to do it added conveniently, you can use the aloft mentioned software, it has a apparatus alleged PSP video administrator that can advice you add video to PSP directly.

As mentioned afore it is not difficult to download music or video to your carriageable Play-station.

If you are searching for added software and absolute games, videos, or music download. Please appointment this site, How can I download music and movies to a PSP?, to apprehend added data about how you can accomplish your PSP looks cool.

Nokia 6300 – Enjoy Live Music and Play Fascinating Games

June 12th, 2016

The Nokia 6300, is one of the best models of Nokia, that comes with an alarming architecture forth with bright atramentous finish, angled edges and stainless-steel covers. It can allure anybody because of its ultra-modern looks. This artefact has a 2.0 inch ample awning with abutment up to 16.7 actor colours. The admeasurement of this accoutrement can be abstinent in the ambit of 106.4 x 43.6 x 11.7 mm. This apparatus is ablaze and weighs alone 91 grams. The user can backpack it calmly from one area to addition location.

It has congenital 2.0 MP camera with 8x agenda zoom that allows you to yield superb superior images and pictures. The users can aswell almanac and play videos with the advice of this affected camera phone. One can aswell appearance the bright images on the accessory with the accomplished resolution of 240 x 320 pixels.

The avant-garde affection of Nokia 6300 is PC synchronization that uses Nokia PC Suite which supports Bluetooth with EDR amount and USB (Universal Serial Bus) technology. Both these technologies advice in administration data, images and videos to added accordant devices. An alone can affix to a computer and can alteration abstracts with the advice of USB. The WAP browser, that supports xHTML language, is accessible in abutting to the Internet quickly. With the advice of this browser, a being can seek annihilation on the web and can aswell admission one’s email accounts.

Nokia phones appear with aces multimedia appearance such as music amateur and FM radio. The music amateur enables you to accept favourite songs on the adaptable with the abutment of book formats MP3, MP4, AAC, AAC+ and eAAC+. It is aswell anchored with Java MIDP 2.0 that is accessible for acknowledging Java applications. This handset can forward letters with SMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multimedia messaging Service), Email and Instant messaging. A being can aswell forward images to the added accessories with the advice of MMS feature. The Nokia Xpress on audio messaging affection allows you to forward articulation or audio blow to added phone. This buzz aswell has the abundant articulation appearance such as loudspeaker, Push-to-talk and articulation commands.

The GSM arrangement of this apparatus helps the user to affix with the accomplished apple in the quick way. This artefact is aswell accomplished with top acceleration technologies like GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) chic 10, EDGE (Enhanced Abstracts Rates for GSM Evolution) chic 10 and HSCSD (High Acceleration Circuit-Switched Data). These technologies are accessible in bound appointment abstracts to the added devices. The congenital easily chargeless affection allows you to appear important buzz calls even if you are active or you are active your car.

This handset provides 7.8 MB of user anamnesis which is able of autumn abstracts up to 1000 entries. The microSD anamnesis is acclimated for accretion the alien anamnesis up to 2 GB. The accepted Li-ion array of this buzz gives talktime up to 3 hours and 30 account and standby time up to 348 hours.

In added words, we can achieve that the Nokia 6300 is the abundant aggregate of appearance and absorbed features. Everybody can acquirement this accoutrement because it comes at a actual reasonable price.