How Musicians Use Radios To Their Advantage

The advent of the television allows us to view live music shows from the comfort of our home. Until a decade or so ago, it was not possible to watch these shows while on the move. The launch of the smartphone has changed all of that. It is now possible to view your favourite music chows on your net enabled mobile while on the move. However, smartphones only work when it can catch signals transmitted by the tower. If you are out of range, there is no way you can watch live or recorded videos. However, this is not the case with radios. Even if you are at a location where there is no mobile tower, you can still hear your favourite music through your smartphone. Hearing them directly through the mini speaker of the mobile might not be a good idea, as the honking of cars and the other noises prevent you from hearing the music clearly. This is where the radio earpiece makes its presence felt. You can plug one end to the mobile and listen to the broadcasted music through the ear buds without any external noises disturbing you. Let us look at how the earpiece works.

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More about the earphone

The earphone consists of a loop of wire through which electric current runs. The current in the loop then interrelates with a permanent magnet that pushes the air to produce audio. Normal earphones boast of two speakers, one for each ear. The other end of the earphone has a plug, which permits you to connect the speakers to the source of the music without having to connect any wires. If you notice the end of the plug, you will see a steel rod, separated by two plastic rings. The three steel parts are the connection points for the two speakers. In case you are using wired ear buds, the sound travels through the wires that connect to the speaker. The speaker itself is made of a cone, magnet, and wire coil). Onstage musicians wear a different kind of earphone, known as the "in-ear monitors." The aim of this speaker is to provide a direct source of sound to the singer, protect their hearing, as well as permit them to customise their stage mix. Such speakers permit the singer to hear things that the audience cannot listen (such as backing tracks and metronomes). The modern generation Bluetooth speaker does not have any wire. It consists of a transmitter (the music source, such as the Bluetooth transmitter) and the receiver (the headphone)


Different types of radio signals

Radio signals can be segregated into two different categories: The AM (amplitude moderated), which is the method used commonly used in transistors and radios. The other is the FM (frequency modulated), which has a different frequency range and is commonly used in many transistors and all smartphones. The frequency band used for AM is about 0.55 to 1.6 MHz. FM radio stations are usually assigned a frequency in the range of 88 to 109 MHz. Thanks to this, the AM radio has a longer range. New generation bands and singers use the FM band to broadcast their music and earn a name for their group. Professional singers and news channels use the AM band.