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audio panning
when audio is recorded through separate channels (left or right)
codec
an algorithm that compresses sound or video to reduce its file size and decompresses it to play it
crossfade
a gradual volume transition from one audio clip to another
digital audio
any type of sound, including voice, music, and sound effects, recorded and stored digitally as a series of 1s and 0s
hertz
a measurement of sound
looping
used to make a particular section of audio repeat
master level
used to control the overall output volume of an audio recording
midi
musical instrument digital interface
standard file format used by digital instruments (keyboards, guitars, etc)
contains information about musical notes
monaural
all sources of audio play out of one single channel
mp3
most popular audio file format
standard for downloading and storing music files
commonly used for streaming per the Internet
ripping
the process of copying music from a CD to a computer
sampling
managing the size of sound files - sample rate, sample size, and channel
sound card
computer component that allows computers to lay or record sound
stereo
group
streaming
the process of sending sound over the Web in a stream rather than as a complete file
subwoofer
a speaker that reproduces very low bass sounds
surround sound
multiple audio channels; usually 5-7 separate channels
V.U. meter (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
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