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What does it mean to master a recording?
The process of preparing and transferring recorded audio from a source containing the final mix to a data storage device
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What is the definition of the term DAT?
Digital Audio Tape- music stored on 4mm of magnetic tape
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What is a dub plate?
Used in mastering studios for quality control and test recordings before precedding with the master recording i.e "one off"
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What is bit depth?
The number of bits of information in each sample which corresponds to the resolution of that sample
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What sort of device supports 16 bit depth?
Compact Disc Digital Audio
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What does ADAT stand for and what does it mean?
Aleisis Digital Audio Tape. A magnetic tape used for the simultaneous recording of 8 analogue audio
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What is dubbing?
Condensing program material by dubbing multiple parts to just 1/2 tracks
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What is the difference between Analogue and Digital?
Analogue always has a continuously varying signal of perhaps magentic waves in contrast to digital which usually is made up of numbers representing the change in air pressure
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What is a analogue tape?
Also reffered to as magnetic tape, was used in radio stations which made old music have a warmer sound. It also allowed records to be made in many parts and was subsequently mixed and edited. Allowed musicians to record in 1 take
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What is the exact definition of a synth?
An electronic musical instrument that generates electrical signals converted to sound through speakers.Generally for imitating other instruments.
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What is an analogue synth?
Used analogue circuits and computers. Generally use high and low-pass filters
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What is subtractive synthesis?
Where a filter modifies the timbre of the sound- used in 60s and 70s for common oscilattors
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What is the use of an ADSR envelope?
Used to control the sonic parameters of an acoustic instrument- these can be broken up into attack, decay, sustain and release
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What is generally data size would you used for an ordinary sampler?
8-bit
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What is the definition of the sample rate?
The number of audio sample carried out per second.
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What is alaising?
An effect that causes 2 signals to become indistinguishable when sampled.
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What is Cubase?
A computer program which has preset sounds as well as subtractive synths.
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What is MIDI?
Musical Instrument Digital Interface. Describes a digital interface which allows a wide variety of instruments, computers and other objects to communicate with each other
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What is a VST?
Virtual Studio Technology. Software interface that integrates software audio synthesizer and plugins with audio editors and recording systems.
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What is a plug-in?
A sound effect which has already been made by a software interface i.e Cubase
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What is a mixing desk?
An electronic device for mixing, routing, changing the level or timbre audio signals
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What are busses?
Enables you to apply the same effects to multiple instruments at the same time
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What does buffering mean?
Condensing data and trying to fit it in to a reserved space of memory-
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What is the Kawai K1?
A home-use version of the mixing desk compressed onto a keyboard
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What is an additive synth?
Technique of audio synthesis which makes musical timbre.
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What is bit depth?

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