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  • Created on: 20-05-14 13:16
Sequencer
A programme that allows you to record MIDI information, organise it, edit it
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Sampler
An electronic instrument in which you can record, edit and map sounds onto a keyboard (Example: Mellotron 1962)
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Sample/sampling
Taking a small portion/sample of a pre-recorded track and re-using it in a different track
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Synthesiser
An electronic instrument with which you can create your own sounds (Example: minimoog 1969)
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MIDI
Musical Instrument Digital Interface - an 8-bit computer language that allows instruments to communicate with each other
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Filtering
Adjusts the frequency (Hz) content of a wave form
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LPF
Low-Pass Filter - a type of filter that reduces frequency content ABOVE the cut-off frequency, allowing low frequencies to pass through, unaltered
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HPF
High-Pass Filter - a type of filter that reduces the frequency content BELOW the cut-off frequency, allowing the higher frequencies to pass by unaltered
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Oscillators
Generate wave forms
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Sound envelopes
Controls the characteristics of sound (attack,decay,sustain,release)
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VCF
Voltage Control Frequency - A circuitry that allows you to control the pitch
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VCA
Voltage Control Frequency - A circuitry that allows you to control the volume
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Flanger
An audio effect that mixes a signal with a slightly delayed copy of itself, creating a 'whooshing' or 'jet plane' effect
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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 one or more delayed copies of itself, creating illusion of more than one instrument playing
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EQ
Equalisation - adjusts the balance of frequency content of a signal
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Compression
Narrows the dynamic range of a signal
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Panning
Allows you to place/arrange parts/signals around the stereo field
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Drum machine
An electronic instrument that contains drum sounds - you can record, edit, playback and loop sounds (examples: roland 808 and roland 909)
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An electronic instrument in which you can record, edit and map sounds onto a keyboard (Example: Mellotron 1962)

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Sampler

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Taking a small portion/sample of a pre-recorded track and re-using it in a different track

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

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Musical Instrument Digital Interface - an 8-bit computer language that allows instruments to communicate with each other

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