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AudioTerms_Hampton

Flash cards for audio definitions

TermDefinition
Clip The extra signal which is beyond the capability of the amplifier is simply cut off, resulting in a sine wave becoming a distorted square-wave-type waveform
Track an audio signal communications channel in a storage device, used in operations such as multi-track recording and sound reinforcement.
decibel ( dB) The decibel ( dB) is used to measure sound level, but it is also widely used in electronics, signals and communication
Effect artificially created or enhanced sounds, or sound processes used to emphasize artistic or other content of films, television shows, live performance, animation, video games, music, or other media
Noise the residual low-level sound (four major types: hiss, rumble, crackle, and hum) that is heard in quiet periods of program
Sample Rate the number of samples of audio carried per second, measured in Hz or kHz (one kHz being 1 000 Hz)
Export to save (documents, data, etc.) in a format usable by another software program
WAV, a Microsoft and IBM audio file format standard for storing an audio bitstream on PCs,
AUP a file extension for a project file used by Audacity audio software
Amplify The verb amplify means to crank up the volume
Hertz (Hz) the unit of frequency in the International System of Units (SI) and is defined as one cycle per second
Lame an encoder that converts audio to the MP3 file format
Mixing the process of blending all the individual tracks in a recording to create a version of the song that sounds as good as possible
Pitch the quality that makes it possible to judge sounds as "higher" and "lower" in the sense associated with musical melodies
Podcast a digital audio or video file or recording, usually part of a themed series, that can be downloaded from a website to a media player or computer
Trim changing the level of a signal (up or down) to more appropriately align it for a particular device
MP3 which are data encoding methods that use inexact approximations and partial data discarding to reduce file sizes significantly, typically by a factor
AIFF, an audio file format standard used for storing sound data for personal computers and other electronic audio devices, an audio coding format for digital audio which uses a form of lossy data compression
Created by: GavinBlake