Audio Technology
Desert Mirage High School


_____You want as much clipping as possible in every recording.

_____You never want to have ambience in a recording.

_____MP3’s are superior in quality and larger than wav files.

_____Crossfade is a technique used to transition from one audio source to the next.

_____You listen for the attack at the beginning of a sound and the decay at the end.

_____The properties of a room is comping.

_____Frequency and volume are one in the same.

_____Crosstalk is talking over another performer.

_____Ergonomics is unwanted signal leakage from one signal to another.

_____A goal in recording is to reproduce the original sound as close as possible.

_____All microphones record sound the same way.

_____Rooms vary in the way they effect a recording.

_____You use a cue sheet to plan out placement of performers and microphones.

_____Treble is the opposite of bass.

_____An omnidirectional microphone hears in all directions.

_____A Bidirectional microphone has a pickup from the front and back.

_____Deesser is a compressor used to reduce the “S” sound in a recording.

_____Blocking is taking the best parts of tracks and combining into one.

_____Clipping is audible distortion that occurs when a signals level exceeds the limits of a device.

_____A mixing network that combines outputs of other channels is a bus.