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.AAC/.M4A
Standard file format for Apple Computers, higher quality sound than .MP3, standard file format used by mobile devices 104.01
.MIDI
Musical Instrument Digital Interface, standard file format used by digital instruments (keyboards, guitars, etc.) 104.01
.MP3
Most popular audio file format, standard for downloading and storing music, commonly used for streaming over the Internet 104.01
.WAV
Standard file format for PCs, native sound format for Windows environment 104.01
.WMA
Uses Windows Media Player for audio playback, Microsoft format used for streaming audio files 104.01
Channel Number
The amount of individual audio channels used during playback 104.01
Digital Audio
Sound that has been captured, created or edited electronically by a computer 104.01
Monaural
All sources of audio play out of one single channel, mono 104.01
Sampling
Reproduces a sound wave by recording many fragments of it 104.01
Stereophonic
Audio sources can be separated into two different channels (left and right, stereo) 104.01
Streaming Audio
Transmitting files that can begin playing over the internet as the remaining data is still being downloaded 104.01
Surround Sound
Multiple audio channels; usually 5-7 separate channels 104.01
Adjusting Track Levels
Increasing or decreasing the volume of individual tracks to ensure all tracks are audible and blend well together 104.02
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 104.02
Audio Effects
Adjustments to audio clips used to change the original sound in order to reach the desired outcome 104.02
Audio Panning
When audio is recorded through separate channels 104.02
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 104.02
Clip
A section of recorded sound used to create an audio production 104.02
Crossfade
A gradual volume transition from one audio clip to another 104.02
Fade
A gradual change of volume used to change between clips of audio or no sound 104.02
Loop
To repeat a particular section of audio 104.02
Master Level
Used to control the overall output volume of an audio recording 104.02
Over-Modulation
Sound interference that occurs during recording when audio levels are too high and causes the signal to distort or lose clarity 104.02
Track
Separate layers of audio used to record sources individually 104.02
Trim/Splice
Starting and stopping audio clips at a defined point in the recording 104.02
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 104.02