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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; boost
crossover point; dip
________ can be applied to a delay to create multiple repetitions of the initial signal that fade over time.
A Lo/Hi Pass Filter
A High Pass filter will ________, while a Low Pass filter will ________.
Slope off frequencies below the cutoff frequency; slope off frequencies above the cutoff frequency
Boost freqencies below the cutoff frequency; boost frequencies above the cutoff frequency
They do the same thing
Slope off frequencies above the cutoff frequency; slope off frequencies below the cutoff frequency
Since the ________ of the microphone will impact its sound, the ________ can be used as a sound-shaping effect.
loading; impedance select
shock mount; traffic outside
Compressors with a ratio between ____ and ____ are said to be in limiting mode.
On a mixer, busses can be useful when you want to...
Adjust the level of auxillary sends, like reverb or delay.
Adjust the stereo placement of a track.
Get extra level out of a poorly gainstaged track.
Adjust the level of a group of tracks, like a drumset, with a few faders.
Without a coil, the mass of the element in condenser mics is small...
making it difficult to see.
so it cannot handle high SPL.
and it can be damaged by phantom power.
yielding high efficiency and improved transient response.
You are mic'ing a guitar cabinet with a cardioid dynamic microphone, and are noticing a large amount of bass buildup. It's best to...
turn the mic off-axis.
adjust the mic placement closer towards the center of the cone, or pull the mic back a bit from the speaker.
fix it in the mix.
adjust the mic placement closer towards the edge of the cone.
When viewing a visual representation of a sine wave, the vertical axis represents ________, while the horizontal axis represents ________.
If short on inputs or microphones, a _____ mic approach to drum recording (on ________) yields well-rounded results.
three; kick and overheads
three; kick, snare, floor tom
The first part of a recording system is...
An input device, like a microphone.
A recording device, like Nuendo or another DAW.
A recording artist, like a singer.
Acoustical energy from a sound source, like singing.
Your signal path is only as good as...
Your weakest link.
With cardioid microphones, the further the microphone sits from the sound source...
the less proximity effect will be introduced and the larger the captured area will be.
the more directly the sound source will be captured.
the tighter the captured area will be.
The more proximity effect will be introduced.
On a mixer, most Aux sends are...
Mono and below the EQ section.
Mono and above the EQ section.
Stereo and below the EQ section.
Stereo and above the EQ section.
Single patch bay jacks in isolation mode are useful for _______________.
Inserts on console channels
CD players, tape decks, and other units not typically plugged into anything
Tie lines in the live room
Dynamic range is the difference between the ________ and ________ in a system.
Average loudness; noise floor
Highest; lowest pitches
Distortion level; average loudness
Loudest sounds; least loud sounds reproduced
Dynamic mics are the most ________ since the diaphragm has a heavier weighted mass than other mic types.
heavy and responsive
rugged and durable
expensive and fragile
precise and sensitive
MIDI transfers _____, not _____.
note information; audio
velocity messages; note on messages
pitch bend; note off
audio; note information
Ribbon microphones are used for their...
smooth response in the top end.
ability to handle high SPL.
biting, modern response.
You can find TS jacks used for _____ or _____.
patch bays; professional monitors
professional monitors; instrument cables
instrument cables; unbalanced semi-pro gear
unbalanced semi-pro gear; patch bays
The difference between flange and phase is the modulated delay in flange ________, while the modulated delay in phase ________.
Does not feed back; feeds back
Feeds back; does not feed back
Is always behind the fixed delay; moves before and after the fixed delay
Moves before and after the fixed delay; is always behind the fixed delay
A set of speakers will sound different to the listener when...
They're placed in a different room.
All of these will contribute a change in sound.
The listener is seated against a wall.
They're moved closer to or further from a wall.
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.
allows them to move around a bit without noticeable change in proximity effect.
allows them to see the lyric sheet.
yields a more direct sound in the recording.
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 no sound.
The frequency at which the device records within +/-1dB.
The reverberation of a space is dependent on...
The size of the room.
The room's reflective properties.
The size and shape of the space, and it's reflective properties.
The shape of the room.
Studio Concepts 501
Gear and the Physics of Sound
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