The Didgeridoo – History and Information

What is a Didgeridoo? A didgeridoo is a type of native Australian wooden horn / pipe that makes deep, resonant sounds, and is considered as an aerophone (wind instrument) by many musicologists. This instrument is also sometimes referred to as didge or didjeridu, as well as names like yiraka, djibouti, and paampu. Here is a…

Peer to Peer (P2P) Networks Explained

Peer to peer (or P2P) is a model of computer network similar to the client-server computer networking model, but where each client is also functioning as its own server . The terms “peer”, “node”, and “user” are generally used to refer to the entities comprising a P2P network. Generally speaking, connections between two computers can…

AKG K44 Perception Headphones Review

Today we review the AKG K44 Perception headphones, which are hi fi headphones which have multiple uses, including, as the company who makes them says, “critical listening”.  While some of us may want to use them for more serious pursuits such as listening to sound in fine detail in the name of science, we figure…

Busking Etiquette

  One of my biggest pet peeves is when I spend a lot of time/money getting somewhere to busk, and someone is already in that spot! It’s not their fault, but it’s frustrating. But they got there first, and they can stay as long as they want... 1. If someone is busking, let them busk.…
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German Classical and Folk Music History and Traditions

Beginnings of German Musical Traditions The beginning of German music traces back to the 12th century when Hildegard of Bingen wrote many popular traditional Christian music, hymns, and lyrics that were considered to be both mystical and auspicious. In the next section, we shall elaborate on the different forms of folk and classical music of…

AKG P420 High-Performance Condenser Microphone

The AKG P420 High-Performance Dual-Capsule True Condenser Microphone is a sturdy, reliable microphone that can record in many situations. It's great for those who want to record an acoustic guitar solo, a duet of singers, or a podcast interview. It's so versatile because it has a multiple polar pattern as well as a switchable attenuation…