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Rt60 refes to...
the length (decay time) of a reverb tail
the average cost of a digital reverb plug-in
the name of a famous delay unit
the initial delay time in a reverberant sound field (in milliseconds)
Bi-amped studio monitors...
use a single mono amp for both speakers
have separate amps for the woofer & tweeter
have separate amps for the left & right speakers
A Phaser generates its effect via...
a series of all-pass filters
a specialized tube with variable bias
a delay of over 30 milliseconds
Where is a brickwall limiter usually set when mastering?
Digital distortion plug-ins usualy include...
digital clipping, quantization distortion, & aliasing
pitch-shifting and LFO modulation
distorted echoes & an edgy flanging effect
A noise gate...
removes bakground sound (like leakage) inbetween words & phrases
removes bakground sound (like leakage) present at the same time as the main part
attenuates pitchy notes in a vocal track
An Algorithmic reverb creates reverberation...
by recording (sampling) the sound of a real room
placing a speaker & mics in a dedicated empty room
by accumulating digital delays
In parallel compression...
a copy of the signal is compressed & mixed with the uncompressed version
two compressors are used one after the other for a more subtle compression characteristic
all controls are set to the same value
DDL stands for...
Digital Delay Line
Dynamic Digital Limiter
A variable-mu compressor...
utilizes a particular transistor in the detection circuit
uses a special tube with variable bias in the detection circuit
uses a photoresistor in the detection circuit
Buss processing refers to...
effects added to the LR stereo master channel strip
processing used on the way in while recording
processing used on individual tracks in a mix
True Peak metering...
estimates inter-sample peaks
shows the average signal level of a mix
isolates the loudest frequency in a mix
A Multiband compresor...
must be instantiated on several individual tracks, all linked together
compresses different frequency ranges independently
is specifically intended for multitrack drum recordings
A Brickwall limiter...
sets an absolute maximum signal level
should be used on every track in a mix
sharply attenuates everything above a certain frequency
Another name for a tube is...
a dedicated reflective room
a mechanical device with tensioned springs
uses Fourier analysis to identify & isolate individual elements embedded in an audio recording
A high-frequency shelving EQ band (shelf)...
boosts or cuts all frequencies around a center frequency
boosts or cuts all frequencies above a corner frequency
boosts or cuts all frequencies below a corner frequency
The three controls for each band of a parametric EQ are...
gain, boost, & cut
gain, center frequency, & Q
lowpass highpass, & notch
Feedback can be used for...
removing clipping from an already-recorded track
after-the-fact pitch correction
repeating echo effects
Dynamics processing includes...
compression/limiting & expansion/gating
parametric processing & octave-band processing
modulation & feedback
A compressor's Ratio...
determines the amount of gain-reduction applied
determines the level above which gain-reduction kicks in
determines the frequencies that are subject to gain-reduction
is never appropriate for mastering
is a zero-latency effect
usually adds significant latency
Loudness Maximzing is...
the practice of limitng transients to achieve higher average levels
the practice of pumping up the bass for a louder-sounding mix
the practice of boosting highs for a louder-sounding mix
A classic example of an opto compressor is...
the dbx 160
the Teletronix LA-2A
the Urei 1176
The function of ducking is to...
attenuate the level of background music when a voiceover comes along
attenuate notes that fall outside the song's home key
remove excessive sibilance in a vocal track
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