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Sequencer
A programme that allows you to record MIDI information, edit it and organise it
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Sampler
An electronic device in which you can record, edit, and map sounds onto a keyboard (example: the Mellotron 1962)
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Sample/sampling
Taking a portion/sample from a pre-recorded track and re-using it as an instrument/sound recording in a different track
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Synthesiser
An electronic instrument with which you can create your own sounds (Example: the Minimoog 1969)
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Drum machine
An electronic instrument, that contains drum sounds, with which you can record, loop and edit and play back sounds (example: the Roland 808 in the 80's, and the Roland 909 in the 90's)
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MIDI
An 8-bit computer language that allows instruments to communicate with one another
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Filter/filtering
Adjusts the frequency (Hz) content of a wave form
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LPF
Low-Pass Filter - a filter that reduces the frequency content ABOVE the cut off frequency, allowing the low frequencies to pass through unaltered
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HPF
High-Pass Filter - a filter that reduces the frequency content BELOW the cut off frequency, allowing the higher frequencies to pass through unaltered
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Overdubbing
Recording a new musical part over a pre-recorded track
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Double tracking
Recording an almost indentical musical part over the top of a pre-recorded part
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Oscillators
Generate sound waves such as Sine, Square, Sawtooth and Triangle
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Sound envelopes
Control the characteristics of sound: the attack = how quickly sound enters, decay = how quickly sound goes to sustain, sustain = how quickly sound goes to release, release = how quickly sound stops
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VCF
Voltage Control Frequency = A circuitry that allows you to control the pitch
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VCA
Voltage Control Amplifier = A circuitry that allows you to control the volume
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Reverb
An effect that emulates/recreates the natural ambience of a space/room - it can be created using digital and analog effects/techniques, or achieved naturally
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Flanging/flanger
An audio effect produced by mixing a slightly delayed version of a signal, with the original, creating a 'whooshing' or 'jet plane' effect
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Phasing/phaser
An electronic sound processor that filters a signal, creating a 'sweeping' effect
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Chorus
A signal processing effect that mixes a signal with 2 or more delayed copies of itself
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EQ
Equalisation is a process that allows you to adjust the balance of frequency of a signal
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Compression
Allows you to narrow the dynamic range of a signal
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Noise gate
Allows you to get rid of unwanted frequencies
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Panning
Allows you to place/arrange parts around the stereo field
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An electronic device in which you can record, edit, and map sounds onto a keyboard (example: the Mellotron 1962)

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Sampler

Card 3

Front

Taking a portion/sample from a pre-recorded track and re-using it as an instrument/sound recording in a different track

Back

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Card 4

Front

An electronic instrument with which you can create your own sounds (Example: the Minimoog 1969)

Back

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Card 5

Front

An electronic instrument, that contains drum sounds, with which you can record, loop and edit and play back sounds (example: the Roland 808 in the 80's, and the Roland 909 in the 90's)

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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