This glossary contains some of the terms and jargon used in The Home Recording Studio website. Here are the terms and a brief discription of each word.
The glossary does not include every word or jargon that you might come across but I have tried to include most of the common words.
- A feeling of spaciousness. Refers to frequencies above 12 kHz
- The volume of the signal
- Attack, decay, sustain, release
- Recordings that use magnetic tape to store the sound.
- Audio Stream Input Output. A type of software driver.
- Recorded sound or sound to be recorded.
- A hardware device to send and receive audio data.
- The instruments frequency range that produces the richest tone.
- To much low frequency
- To much 400 to 600 kHz frequency in the signal.
- Lots of high frequency in the signal.
- Digital distortion that occurs when the signal to the audio input is to great.
- Refers to digital recordings that lack the warmth of analog recordings.
- A device that reduces that high signals so the overall signal can be increased.
- A type of microphone that requires a power source.
- Digital Audio Workstation. Software for music production.
- An effect to reduce sibilance in vocal recordings
- Repeated sound that produces and echo effect.
- A device used to plug a guitar into an audio interface.
- A audio that is record without effects.
- The difference between the loud and quiet parts of a recording.
- A processor that changes the sound of a instrument or vocals.
- Punchy and on the edge.
- Audio effect that changes the frequency within the sound.
- An effect that removes frequencies from the sound .
- A type of connector that provides high speed data transfer between devices.
- A dynamic processor that eliminates the signal below a set volume.
- Poor resolution of the digital source.
- The amount of volume that can be added before distortion occurs.
- A software program capable of running other software.
- An effect put between the input and output of a signal, so it is only used by the channel it is put into.
- The delay between the input and output of audio being processed.
- A dynamic processor that stops the volume going above a set level.
- Musical Instrument Digital Interface. A method of transmitting audio data.
- A device that sends midi data.
- A sound lacking in definition.
- Recording or playback of more than one track.
- The position between the left and right side of a stereo image.
- The sound created when singing p sounds.
- Software that is used with a host program.
- A device to reduce the sound when singing or saying a word with a p or s in it.
- A device for amplifying the signal from a microphone.
- A balance between the attack and main tone of a instrument.
- A sound that has a fast attack and short release.
- A effect that simulates a rooms reflections.
- A sound that has a lot of mid range frequencies.
- A short recording of an instrument.
- A device that records samples
- An effect channel that can be used by multiple channels.
- A program that records midi and audio data.
- The sound produced when singing or saying a word with s in it.
- Sounds with even levels.
- A device that creates new sound using waveforms.
- A plug-in format created by Steinberg.
- Sound that lacks harshness.
- The single cycle of a signal.
- An instrument with effects.
The Glossary will be update with new words and jargon.
When the glossary is updated it will be included in the site blog.
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