What is string in music production?

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What is string in music production?

A string is the vibrating element that produces sound in string instruments such as the guitar, harp, piano (piano wire), and members of the violin family. Strings are lengths of a flexible material that a musical instrument holds under tension so that they can vibrate freely, but controllably.

Why was recording stringed instruments problematic?

This was the solution to a problem that vexed early recording artists: the sound of stringed instruments was difficult to capture. Their sound was too “open” and wafting. The horn took care of that. In construction, about the only thing reminiscent of a violin is the sound.

How is sound produced on strings?

As already stated, the methods of sound production on a stringed instrument include plucking, striking, bowing, and blowing. A string vibrates in a complex way: the entire string vibrates in one segment (producing the fundamental pitch), and various segments at the same time vibrate independently to produce overtones.

How do strings make sounds?

All stringed instruments make sound and notes by vibrating. Musicians make the strings vibrate by rubbing a bow against them, striking them, or plucking them.

How can I make my violin sound better when recording?

Having your microphone too close to your violin can impede your performance, pick up a lot of unwanted noises, and emphasize the low end. When your microphone is too far away, you will lose low end and create a sense of air around your recording that might be difficult to make present when you mix and master.

How do you mic a violin live?

Most experienced violinists would recommend placing the microphone to a position that you are comfortable with that will not cause any hindrance to the performance while getting the best possible sound. Putting it on top of the chin-rest just above the bow/string area is a good option.

Which microphone is best for violin?

AKG C 414 XLS condenser microphone: Best sounding condenser mic on violin. Beyerdynamic M 160 ribbon microphone: Best sounding ribbon dynamic mic on violin in studio and live performances. DPA d: dicate 4011C condenser microphone: Best clip-on microphone for violin in studio and live performances.

On which instrument do you strike the strings to produce a sound?

The third common method of sound production in stringed instruments is to strike the string with a hammer. By far the most well-known instrument to use this method is the piano, where the hammers are controlled by a mechanical action. Another example is the hammered dulcimer, where the player holds the hammers.

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