The friends in need is the friends indeed. In this way the folk proverb says. And today I have implicit faith in marvel that my home computer will come to rescue me and render assistance to reconstitute disco-birthday of my daughter. Micropocessor-based progress will transmute me into virtual deejay. The mixing by me melodies must found unique atmosphere on future party. I am in prospect to conjure and bring back to life peculiar microcosm, where everybody can have a sensation of absolute abilities.
But, firstly I have to install some mixing music software on the fixed disk of my computer. With the help of Internet search engine I opt for purchasing two programs on-line. I shall compare acquired modern mixing music software and elaborate guidelines for adaptation henceforth. It is essential to notice that the heart of my home computer is the Pentium 4, which is a seventh-generation x86 architecture microprocessor produced by Intel. Its Intel codename is Cedar Mill with CPU Frequency - 3.8 GHz.
So, at first I examine the DJ program Mixcraft DJ Mix Studio. It proves to be the multitrack dj mix software with amazing remix effects. There is full enumeration of them: reverb (simulate environments), distortion, delay (create multiple echo effects), EQ (boost bass, treble, mid-range, 10 band EQ), compressor (boost dynamics to sound louder), flanger (create a whooshing effect) and chorus (double up your vocals), resonant filters and a powerful loop editor (create loops out of sections of other sounds or songs).
Furthermore, it supplies distortion (give it some grunge) and automatic drag and drop cross-fading. A cross fade is when two sounds are overlapped. While the first sounds volume is lowered over time, the second sound's volume is raised. In Mixcraft, creating a cross fade is as simple as drag and drop. Simply drag or move a sound on top of another sound.
Mixcraft Studio share a common characteristic: the high performance 32 bit sound engine, which supports broadcast quality WAV files and will even import compressed MP3 and WMA files. Still there is full support for 24 bit recording and playback with possibility to render Realaudio, MP3, WMA and WAV, including broadcast WAV files at high sample rates and bit depths (includes 24 and 32 bit sounds and sample rates up to 192kHz) and
with possibility to burn your stuff with a CD burner software.
I succeed to mix my own music, mp3, audio, and a remix for a dance recital. This program makes it very easy to record over and add recordings to something you've already done. It plays what you've done along with your recording so you hear what you need to. Then adding it is simply a click away! The volume control for each track is really helpful, as well. Another great thing is just the overall simplicity of the whole recording process. There are so many effects to choose from and add to anything: vocals, bass, guitar, drums and so on.
Then I install another hand-picked program VirtualDJ. It is the hottest MP3 mixing software, targeting every DJ from bedroom DJs to professional superstars like David Morales.
With its breakthrough BeatLock engine, my songs will always stay in the beat, and you can work your mixes exceedingly faster.
The automatic seamless loop engine and the brand new synchronised sampler will let you perform astounding remixes live, with no preparation at all.
By the way, a remix is an alternate mix of a song dissimilar from the initial version, made using the techniques of audio editing. It is frequently used to reconstruct an upbeat version of a song for playing by disc jockeys in nightclubs.
Present-day remixing had its origins in the dance hall culture of Jamaica. The fluid growth of music that circumscribed ska, rocksteady, reggae and dub was embraced by local mixing jugglers who deconstructed and rebuilt tracks to suit the inclinations of their audience. Especially, deejays popularized stripped-down instrumental mixes of ska tunes using elementary four-track mixing machines. Then more sophisticated effects were composed, dropping detached instrumental tracks into and out of the mix, isolating and reiterateing hooks, and appending echo effects. Simultaneously, deejays in New York City were performing alike tricks with disco songs to get dancers on the floor and keep them there.
But let us return to VirtualDJ and its innovations. The visual representation and the cues allow us to distinctly see the song's structure, and never be astonished by a break anymore.
The vinyl controls will let us scratch like on a real turntable, exclude that with the beatlock engine your scratches will never end out of the beat. Add to that a multitude number of cue points you can save for each song, a bouquet of wonderful effects automatically beat-synchronised.
Then we can list several interfaces to suit everybody from the beginner to the professional deejay, the opportunity to record your mixes to burn them on CD or DVD, to broadcast on the Internet and have your own radio station, to save your CDs in MP3, to use a headphone to announce the songs.
Lastly, enter the new epoch of DJs by mixing video clips, which you can send on a giant screen. That innovation must reinforce power of hypnosis from DJ compositions. The recommended configuration of home computer for such tasks is:
v Pentium IV 1.8 GhZ computer
v 1024x768 SVGA video
v 4.1 DirectX compatible soundcard (with front and rear separate outputs)
v 512 MB RAM
v 800 MB free on the hard-drive
So, let's reckon up the main advantages of VirtualDJ. There are:
ü breakthrough BeatLock engine: your tracks will always stay on time. Create great mixes faster than ever
ü Automatic seamless loop: perform startling remixes live with no readiness at all
ü Synchronised sample machine: sample-and-play on the fly, and free your research work
ü Clear song structure visualization: Never get surprised by a break anymore
ü Video mix: Mix and scratch your music videos in addition to the music
ü Vinyl control: whirling your MP3s from a real turntable (and still use loops and beatmatch)
ü Infinite cue points saved per song, lots of great effects which are beat aware, recording and broadcasting options
Accordingly, the mixing music software of present days allows us to transform into computer wizards and permit us to become a genuine virtual deejay with great ability. And supporting opportunities of remix mp3, mixing music and video clips promote mixing music software to the line of contemporary processing digit desk processors.
Since then, the Intel 4-bit 4004 chip was developed by Federico Faggin and released on November 15, 1971 much time sliped by. Nowadays powerful microprocessors Pentium 4 Northwood, Prescott, Gallatin, Cedar Mill, Smithfield can transmute our life into wonderful tale. Science fiction becomes ordinary reality. Now we can handle tremendous amounts of information straight at home. And I decide to diversify future disco-birthday with saturated video fragments. Exquisite combination of energy melodies and youth video clips necessarily assists me to create cyber virtual temple in human subconsciousness, where an impossible becomes commonplace phenomenon. Thereto I need to employ camcoder. About such device I can say some words.
A camcorder is a portable electronic device, commonlly a digital camera for recording video images and audio onto a storage device (for example, DVD discs). The camcorder includes both camera and recorder in one unit. Camcorders include 3 main constituents: lens, imager, and recorder. The lens assembles and focuses light on the imager. The imager CMOS sensor IC transforms incident light into an electrical video signal. At last, the recorder enciphers the video signal into a storable form.
The camcorder's optics usually has the following regulations: aperture is earmarked to control the amount of light, zoom is intended to control the field-of-view, and shutter speed is used to seizure continuous motion.
The imager transforms light into an electronic video-signal through an painstaking electronic process. The camera lens devises an image onto the imager surface, exposing the photosensitive array to light. The light exposure is converted into electrical charge. Then the imager converts the accumulated charge into a persistent analog voltage at the imager's output terminals. After scan-out is complete, the photosites are reset to start the exposure-process for the next video frame. In present-day camcorders, an analog-to-digital converter digitizes the imager analog waveform output into a discrete digital-video signal.
The recorder is responsible for writing the video-signal onto a recording carrier. The recording-process introduced some distortion and noise into the stored video, such that playback of the stored-signal may not contain the same characteristics as the live video feed.
The latest camcorders can also record video on flash memory devices in MPEG-1, MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 or straight on DVD in MPEG-2 format. Other digital tape recorders transfer their video content in DV format over a FireWire connection to a computer, where the massive files (2GB for 5 minutes on PAL DVD resolution) deserve to be edited and compressed or played back on tape.
The obtained video clips I can combine with mixing audio with the same programs as Cool Edit 2000 and Virtual Dub. The fruits of my folk art I must record on DVD discs. I hear a rumour that modern DVD discs are very comfortable and can store huge amount of data. And I again dive into cyber world of global Internet. So there I enrich myself with an interesting and attractive material.
DVD-Video discs need a DVD-drive with a MPEG-2 decoder or a DVD computer drive with a software DVD player. Commercial DVD movies are enciphered using a combination of MPEG-2 compressed video and audio of fluctuating formats. Typical data rates for DVD movies vary from 3-10 Mbit/s, and the bit rate is generally adaptive. The video resolution on NTSC discs is 720 × 480 and on PAL discs is 720 × 576. A high number of audio tracks and lots of supplementary material on the disc will often result in a lower bit rate for the main feature. DVD Video may include chapters for easy navigation.
As usual, when you want to buy some DVD-discs unexpected hardship always appear. And some theoretical communiques are necessary for us.
So, DVD is an optical disc storage media format that can be used for data storage, including movies with high video and sound quality. DVDs look like compact discs: their physical dimensions are 12cm or the mini 8cm. But they are enciphered in a dissimilar format and at a much higher density. DVDs comprise a file system, called UDF, which is an extension of the ISO 9660 Standard used for CD-ROMs. DVDs are made from a 0.6 mm thick disc of polycarbonate plastic coated with a much reflective aluminium layer. Two such discs are adhered together to form a 1.2 mm double-sided disc. The substrates are half as thick as a CD to create it probable to use a lens with a higher numerical aperture and consequently use diminutive pits and narrower tracks.
A single-layer DVD can accommodate 4.7 Gbyte. It is about seven times as much a standard CD-ROM. The read-out resolution is increased by employing a red laser at 650 nm wavelength and a numerical aperture of 0.6.
Dual layer recording permits DVD-R and DVD+R discs to store emphatically more data, up to 8.5 Gigabytes per side, compared to 4.7 Gigabytes for single-layer discs.
Experts distinguish several opposing DVD Formats:
Ø DVD-ROM: They can be manufactured as single-sided/single-layered, single-sided/double-layered, double-sided/single-layered, or double-sided/double-layered.
Ø DVD-R discs (strictly DVD-R for General) can record up to 4.7 GB in a alike fashion to a CD-R disc.
Ø DVD-RW discs can record up to 4.7 GB in a similar method to a CD-RW drive.
Ø DVD-R DL: Derivate of DVD-R that uses double-layer recordable discs to accommodate up to 8.5 GB of data.
Ø DVD-RAM: require a special unit to play 4.7GB or 9.4GB recorded discs (DVD-RAM disc are typically contained in a cartridge).
Ø DVD+R: Can record up to 4.7 GB single-layered/single-sided DVD+R disc, at up to 16x speed. Like DVD-R it can be recorded only once.
Ø DVD+RW: Can record up to 4.7 GB at up to 16x speed. Then it is rewritable and it can be overwritten several times.
Ø DVD+R DL: Derivate of DVD+R that uses double-layer recordable discs to store up to 8.5 GB of data.
Ø DVD-D is a new self-destructing available DVD format. It is sold in an airtight package, and begins to destroy itself by oxidation after some few hours.
Ø DVD Plus unites both DVD and CD technologies by suppling the CD layer and a DVD layer.
In my opinion the most convenient DVD format in day-to-day usage is DVD-RW, because it allow us to rewrite quickly desighed samples. And I show preference to similar format. At last my investigations draw to a close, I store knowledge about computer data handling and I am ready to begin my free home creativity. I hope that my disco-birthday party will be an immediate success. Expressly selected and peeled melodies with saturated video clips on large TFT-monitor will transfer my guests in the world of illusions and neon compositions.
Please, dear readers crave a success for me in difficult task of transforming human consciousness. And see you again soon !