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Studio Concepts 501 - Gear and the Physics of Sound.
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The higher the quality of _____, the less of a _____ at that frequency, which yields a better representation of the sound.
crossover point; dip
crossover point; boost
Single patch bay jacks in isolation mode are useful for _______________.
CD players, tape decks, and other units not typically plugged into anything
Tie lines in the live room
Inserts on console channels
You can find TS jacks used for _____ or _____.
professional monitors; instrument cables
instrument cables; unbalanced semi-pro gear
unbalanced semi-pro gear; patch bays
patch bays; professional monitors
Tube microphones require _____ to operate.
a high gain preamp
an external power supply and proprietary cable
a Low Voltage adapter
Dynamic range is the difference between the ________ and ________ in a system.
Loudest sounds; least loud sounds reproduced
Distortion level; average loudness
Highest; lowest pitches
Average loudness; noise floor
In addition to reducing pops in a vocal recording, placing a singer more than 8" from a directional mic...
prevents breaths from being picked up in the recording.
yields a more direct sound in the recording.
allows them to see the lyric sheet.
allows them to move around a bit without noticeable change in proximity effect.
The cutoff point of a device is defined by...
The rolloff value being equal to -3dB.
The rolloff value being equal to -60dB.
The frequency at which the device records within +/-1dB.
The frequency at which the device records no sound.
Dynamic mics are the most ________ since the diaphragm has a heavier weighted mass than other mic types.
precise and sensitive
expensive and fragile
heavy and responsive
rugged and durable
If you heard an audio sample at one loudness level, and then heard the same sample at half the loudness level, the audio was probably played at...
3dB less than the first sample.
10dB less than the first sample.
6dB less than the first sample.
6dB more than the first sample.
A set of speakers will sound different to the listener when...
They're moved closer to or further from a wall.
The listener is seated against a wall.
All of these will contribute a change in sound.
They're placed in a different room.
Microphone Transient Response, in High-to-Low order:
Ribbon, Tube, Dynamic, Condenser.
Condenser, Ribbon, Tube, Dynamic.
Tube, Ribbon, Condenser, Dynamic.
Condenser, Tube, Dynamic, Ribbon.
The _____ the element, the better suited it is to capture _____.
larger; high frequencies
smaller; loud sound sources
larger; low Frequencies
smaller; low frequencies
In a room with poor acoustics, _____ polar pattern would help _____ room ambiance.
a hypercardioid; capture
an omnidirectional; reject
a figure-8; remove
a cardioid; reduce
On a mixer, most Aux sends are...
Mono and below the EQ section.
Mono and above the EQ section.
Stereo and above the EQ section.
Stereo and below the EQ section.
Pro gear level runs at _____ while consumer gear runs at _____.
A gate with a threshold of -40dB would ________ when the input level is ________.
Compress the signal; above -40dB
Cut off all signal to the output; below -40dB
Cut off all signal to the output; above -40dB
Compress the signal; below -40dB
Which of the following is not a serial bus standard?
Headroom is the...
Peak level of program material minus the average level of program material.
Maximum level before distortion minus the average level of program material.
Average level of program material.
Maximum level before distortion.
Ribbon microphones are used for their...
biting, modern response.
ability to handle high SPL.
smooth response in the top end.
The tuning pitch of A=440Hz takes ________ seconds to complete one cycle.
Which of the following statements about mic placement on acoustic instruments is true?
There are hard and fast rules when mic'ing guitars.
Acoustic guitars exhibit general sound patterns and mic'd for idea sound the same way.
Acoustic guitars will sound generally the same no matter how they are mic'd.
Acoustic guitars may exhibit general sound patterns, but not all sound best mic'd the same way.
The ________ that comes from a sound source being near a cardioid mic is known as ________.
low frequency rolloff; proximity effect.
midrange dip; EQ.
phase cancellation; comb filtering.
low frequency buildup; proximity effect.
On a mixer, busses can be useful when you want to...
Get extra level out of a poorly gainstaged track.
Adjust the stereo placement of a track.
Adjust the level of auxillary sends, like reverb or delay.
Adjust the level of a group of tracks, like a drumset, with a few faders.
When looking at product specifications, it's important to take into account...
Input and Output impedance.
Signal to noise ratio.
All of these are important to note.
Compressors with a ratio between ____ and ____ are said to be in compression mode.
Studio Concepts 501
Gear and the Physics of Sound
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