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  1. a process that reduces the dynamic range of an audio signalSource: Wikipedia
  2. The trend of increasing loudness as shown by waveform images of the same song mastered on CD four times since 1983
    The trend of increasing loudness as shown by waveform images of the same song mastered on CD four times since 1983Source: Wikipedia
  3. In simple terms, a compressor is an automatic volume controlSource: Wikipedia
  4. Compression is used during sound recording, live sound reinforcement, and broadcasting to control the level of audioSource: Wikipedia
  5. Description of expansion, compression, and limiting in an audio processorSource: Website
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Drum machine

  1. an electronic musical instrument designed to imitate the sound of drums and/or other percussion instrumentsSource: Wikipedia
  2. are very useful instruments for a wide variety of musical genres, not just purely electronic musicSource: Wikipedia
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An audio processing tool used for equalizationSource: Wikipedia

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  1. an access point built into the mixing console, allowing the user to add external line level devices into the signal flow between the microphone preamp and the mix busSource: Wikipedia
  2. can be used as an alternate way to route signals such as for multitrack recording output or line level direct inputSource: Wikipedia
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a circuit that allows signals below a specified input power to pass unaffected while attenuating the peaks of stronger signals that exceed this input powerSource: Wikipedia

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  1. a version of a song where all tracks are merged into a single oneSource: Personal Knowledge
  2. needs to be made in order to save a song to a single-track file format, such as MP3Source: Personal Knowledge
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mixing console

  1. an electronic device for combining (also called "mixing"), routing, and changing the level, timbre and/or dynamics of audio signalsSource: Wikipedia
  2. used to combine electronic audio signalsSource: Wikipedia
  3. Mixing consoles are used in many applications, including recording studios, public address systems, sound reinforcement systems, broadcasting, television, and film post-productionSource: Wikipedia
  4. Mixing desk used for live performances
    Mixing desk used for live performancesSource: Wikipedia
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a digital audio encoding format using a form of lossy data compressionSource: Wikipedia

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music sequencer

  1. software or hardware designed to create and manage computer-generated musicSource: Wikipedia
  2. Most modern sequencers now feature audio editing and processing capabilities as wellSource: Wikipedia
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Musical Instrument Digital Interface

  1. an industry-standard protocol that enables electronic musical instruments, computers, and other equipment to communicate, control, and synchronize with each otherSource: Wikipedia
  2. does not transmit an audio signal or media - it transmits "event messages" such as the pitch and intensity of musical notes to play, control signals for parameters such as volume, vibrato and panning, cues, and clock signals to set the tempoSource: Wikipedia
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Pro Tools

  1. a Digital Audio Workstation platform for Mac OS and Microsoft Windows operating systems, developed and manufactured by Digidesign, a division of Avid TechnologySource: Wikipedia
  2. Fundamentally, Pro Tools is similar to a multitrack tape recorder and mixer, with additional features that can only be performed in the digital mediumSource: Wikipedia
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  1. an electronic musical instrument closely related to a synthesizerSource: Wikipedia
  2. Instead of generating sounds from scratch, however, a sampler starts with multiple recordings (or "samples") of different sounds, and then plays each back based on how the instrument is configuredSource: Wikipedia
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Sound card

  1. a computer expansion card that facilitates the input and output of audio signals to/from a computer under control of computer programsSource: Wikipedia
  2. usually feature a digital-to-analog converter, that converts recorded or generated digital data into an analog formatSource: Wikipedia
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Steinberg Cubase

  1. a computer program for music production/recordingSource: Wikipedia
  2. Steinberg - Maker Of CubaseSource: Website
  3. Most of the facilities in recording studios are now available for computer owners using Cubase or other similar productsSource: Wikipedia
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  1. an electronic instrument capable of producing a variety of sounds by generating and combining signals of different frequenciesSource: Wikipedia
  2. There are three main types of synthesizers, which differ in operation: analog, digital and software-basedSource: Wikipedia
  3. A modern digital synthesizer uses a frequency synthesizer microprocessor component to calculate mathematical functions, which generate signals of different frequenciesSource: Wikipedia
  4. Both the Roland Jupiter-4 and Jupiter-8 synthesizers were used by New Wave band Duran Duran during the early 1980s
    Both the Roland Jupiter-4 and Jupiter-8 synthesizers were used by New Wave band Duran Duran during the early 1980sSource: Wikipedia
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Virtual instrument

  1. a program that implements functions of an instrument by computer, sensors and actuatorsSource: Wikipedia
  2. A Software synthesizerSource: Wikipedia
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  1. plugs and sockets are used mostly in professional audio and video electronics cabling applicationsSource: Wikipedia
  2. Male and female XLR4 panel connectors
    Male and female XLR4 panel connectorsSource: Wikipedia
  3. Variety of male and female XLR connectors with different numbers of pins
    Variety of male and female XLR connectors with different numbers of pinsSource: Wikipedia
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