MERLO SERVICE

Hey everybody this as been one tough thing for me to do and I am going to be honest it was not easy finding something to do for Service Learning. I was here thinking, thinking, having a headache of what to do then it hit me like a slap in the face. I knew somebody that was into music and decided to interview them about their own work and ask them a few questions. It was fun but in certain cases I wish I had the right equations to do this assignment. Hopefully, this comes out the way it supposed to.

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A mixing board is used for a wide mixture that is used in recording studios and is on computers. Mixers are often classified by their input and output (I/O) capabilities. If you want more information on this you can go to this website http://www.indiana.edu/~emusic/etext/studio/chapter2_mixers.shtml

The mixing board allow individual control of gain, effects, pan, and equalization for each channel such that the recording engineer can modify individual channels to achieve the desired total sound effect. http://www.google.com/patents/US5812688 this is where you can find more about the mix boarder. In the video below is an man being interview and telling you how to use mix board and giving you examples of it.

People download different tools to make beats instead of getting a mixboard. People use Protools, Audacity, Adobe Audition CS6, Mixx and we all used these in our post but I found out about one more while doing the interview.

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The one I found out about is FL studio. FL was formly known as the FruityLoops. The first version was develop by Didier Dambrin and it was released in December 1997 but it officially launched the early of 1998. Go to this to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FL_Studio

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I did my interview with a former York College graduate that is in a group call Merlot Inc. We decided to do it here at York College, where he show me how he became about doing beats, what inspired him, and teach me a thing or two on the FL studio.

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I tried to upload the video on here but I pass the maximum limit of uploading the file so I decided to do it on youtube. Here is the link as well just in case you can’t see it on the bottom https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RT-uXv7v9zY&feature=youtu.be. In this video, our graduate his telling me well us after you view it about the kind of beats he put in is track. It was fun getting to know how to add certain beats to make the music sound nice.

Do not get me wrong people still use mix boards till this day but we have technology for that now don’t we? I never used a mix board before and hopefully I will soon to see which one is better the mix board itself or doing it on the computer by downloading one of the software. Would you rather be in a studio having a hand experience on a mix board or have a computer and get the software and do it? I will probably do both just to test it out but that’s just me. Let’s see what our former York College graduate have to say about all of this. I used Protools to do my editing and let me tell you it is not easy especially if you want it to sound perfect. Also, I used the ZOOM H2N for my recording.

This is just a little preview of what I was trying to edit

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I told you I would put a video of Merlot Inc video and the beats you here is produce by Mr.Aix Balan, so here it is

THIS IS MY FINAL RECORDING, IT PROBABLY DID NOT TURN OUT THE WAY I HOPE IT DID BUT I DID THE BEST THAT I CAN..

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The Grandfather of Noise

Old-Time Radio Shows: “On the Air” 1937 Chevrolet 10min


Horror Radio Shows Lights Out: Little Old Lady


Inventions that shook the world – 1900s

The purpose of this post, is a research on the history radios and how it works. While Television has always been popular, with the pictures, it showed and the drama the characters portrayed. My mom had forbidden me to watch television at a young age. She would complain that the rays that emitted from the television screen may cause blindness with prolong periods of watching. Then one day, as I was sitting in my dining room table eating my bowl of cereal. I heard sounds, I heard galloping horses, and thunderous rain pouring. I heard a man proclaim loudly, as the sound of metal swiping across the harsh air, this man was holding a weapon….he was holding a sword.

This was my interpretation of what was happening when the radio played. On the Television scene, imagination is not necessary because everything is shown to you visually. With the radio, you can pretty much conjure up the whole scene in your head with the storyline that the radio introduces. While imagery in the television easily shows you what is happening in the moment, the radio has the ability to shock you for it uses only noise.

Images of the first radio:

Radio today:

So how are radio’s invented?

What the Scientist did:

Radio was invented with the discovery of electromagnetic waves. The very first person that came up with the idea of this was Hans Christian Oersted in 1820. Oersted’s theory was later confirmed by Michael Faraday ten years later. In 1864, James Clerk Maxwell published a theoretical paper stating that electromagnetic currents could be perceived at a distance. In 1880, German physicist Heinrich Hertz tested Maxwell’s theory and confirmed it.

What the inventor did:

Guglielmo Marconi was the first inventor who took the theory of the electromagnetic waves and turning it into a entertainment enterprise. In September, 1899, he astounded the world by telegraphing the results of the America’s Cup yacht races from a ship at sea to a land-based station in New York. By the end of 1901, Marconi had founded his own commercial wireless company and broadcast the first transatlantic signal.

When the radio reached its golden period:

“The period between the late 1920s and the early 1950s is considered the Golden Age of Radio, in which comedies, dramas, variety shows, game shows, and popular music shows drew millions of listeners across America. But in the 1950s, with the introduction of television, the Golden Age faded. Still, radio remained a pop-culture force. Developments like stereophonic broadcasting, which began in the 1960s, helped radio maintain its popularity.”

Links and resource : The Development of Radio

Parts of an radio.
Any radio setup has two parts, a transmitter and a receiver. The transmitter and the receiver both uses antennas to capture the radio signal. We have different types of radio waves and it is all around us, this includes TV broadcasts, AM and FM radio broadcasts, police and fire radios, satellite TV transmissions, cell phone conversations, GPS signals, and so on. It also has an antennae.An antennae can be anything from a stiff long wire to a massive satellite dish. Radio transmitters use tall antennae towers to transmit their signals.

Have you ever noticed the antennas all around us, the long metal poles with odd looking shapes that hold up wires that connect everywhere above us? Ina neighborhood and on the streets these antennas are everywhere, but we never really bother to take them into consideration. The jobs of these antennas are to give our electronics the signals it needs to function. These electronics include your house phone, your television, and your cable is often the receiver on the top of your house. But due to the invention of new, more fast paced service such as Wifi a lot of these dishes or not as popular as they were in the 90s.

How antennas worked: It is transmitting a sine wave with a frequency of 680,000 hertz. In one cycle of the sine wave, the transmitter is going to move electrons in the antenna in one direction, switch and pull them back, switch and push them out and switch and move them back again. In other words, the electrons will change direction four times during one cycle of the sine wave. If the transmitter is running at 680,000 hertz, that means that every cycle completes in (1/680,000) 0.00000147 seconds. One quarter of that is 0.0000003675 seconds. At the speed of light, electrons can travel 0.0684 miles (0.11 km) in 0.0000003675 seconds. That means the optimal antenna size for the transmitter at 680,000 hertz is about 361 feet (110 meters). So AM radio stations need very tall towers. For a cell phone working at 900,000,000 (900 MHz), on the other hand, the optimum antenna size is about 8.3 cm or 3 inches. (source Antenna Real life example)

Examples of radio that does look like a radio

A Baby Monitor.
• Modulation: Amplitude Modulation (AM)
• Frequency range: 49 MHz
• Number of frequencies: 1 or 2
• Transmitter power: 0.25 watts

A cell phone is another radio that evolved from the radio. It is much more sophisticated because a cell phone contains both the transmitter and a receiver, it can both be used at the same time. Along with the two, it is also able to understand hundreds of different frequencies.

Modulation: Frequency Modulation (FM)
Frequency range: 800 MHz
Number of frequencies: 1,644 (832 per provider, two providers per area)
Transmitter power: 3 watts.