26 terms

Digital Media 104

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Adjusting Track Levels
Increasing or decreasing the volume of individual tracks to ensure all tracks are audible and blend well together
Audio Editing Software
Captures audio from the original source and imports it into the editing software, manipulates audio clips and adds the desired tracks and effects to convey the intended message
Audio Effects
Adjustments to audio clips used to change the original sound in order to reach the desired outcome
Audio Panning
When audio is recorded through separate channels
Background Audio
Music and/or sounds used together with a voiceover (usually at a lower volume) to add interest and depth to an audio production
Clip
A section of recorded sound used to create an audio production
Crossfade
A gradual volume transition from one audio clip to another
Fade
A gradual change of volume used to change between clips of audio
Loop
To repeat a particular section of audio
Master Level
Used to control the overall output volume of an audio recording
Over-Modulation
Sound interference that occurs during recording when audio levels are too high and causes the signal to distort or lose clarity
Track
Separate layers of audio used to record sources individually
Trim/Splice
Starting and stopping audio clips at a defined point in the recording
Volume Units Meter
A visual representation of the audio volume level; used to ensure all audio clips recorded are at the same level and not too loud
.AAC/.M4A
Standard file format for Apple Computers, higher quality sound than .MP3, standard file format used by mobile devices
.MIDI
Musical Instrument Digital Interface, standard file format used by digital instruments (keyboards, guitars, etc.)
MP3
Most popular audio file format, standard for downloading and storing music, commonly used for streaming over the Internet
.WAV
Standard file format for PCs, native sound format for Windows environment
.WMA
Uses Windows Media Player for audio playback, Microsoft format used for streaming audio files
Channel Number
The amount of individual audio channels used during playback
Digital Audio
Sound that has been captured, created or edited electronically by a computer
Monaural
(Mono) All sources of audio play out of one single channel
Sampling
Reproduces a sound wave by recording many fragments of it
Stereophonic
(Stereo) Audio sources can be separated into two different channels (left and right)
Streaming Audio
Transmitting files that can begin playing over the internet as the remaining data is still being downloaded
Surround Sound
Multiple audio channels; usually 5-7 separate channels
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