SOS Technical Glossary

All about the tools and techniques involved in capturing sound, in the studio or on location.

Moderator: Moderators

Post Reply

Re: SOS Technical Glossary

Post by RichardT »

Sone thoughts on potential entries:

Granular synthesis
Grain
EQ (some people may not know this means equaliser)
Automation
Fade in / out
Masking (psychoacoustic)
Pre-master
Clip gain
Normalise (as in adjust level of audio)
De-click
Quantisation noise
Array (microphone)
Source-destination edit
Three point edit
Four point edit
Rectifier
Comping
Null
Streaming
Destructive (editing)
Edit list
Mixdown
Floating point
Disk image
Distributor (as in cd-baby etc)
Royalty (streaming)
RichardT
Frequent Poster (Level2)
Posts: 2478 Joined: Fri Aug 13, 2004 12:00 am Location: London UK

Re: SOS Technical Glossary

Post by Hugh Robjohns »

Tiz a never-ending challenge!

All good ideas. Thanks Richard. I'll try and work through them.
User avatar
Hugh Robjohns
Moderator
Posts: 35039 Joined: Fri Jul 25, 2003 12:00 am Location: Worcestershire, UK
Technical Editor, Sound On Sound...
(But generally posting my own personal views and not necessarily those of SOS, the company or the magazine!)
In my world, things get less strange when I read the manual... 

Re: SOS Technical Glossary

Post by blinddrew »

There goes Hugh's weekend! :D
User avatar
blinddrew
Jedi Poster
Posts: 20245 Joined: Sun Jul 05, 2015 12:00 am Location: York
Ignore the post count, I have no idea what I'm doing...

Re: SOS Technical Glossary

Post by Wonks »

A couple of weekends at least. He’ll have to look all those terms up first so he knows what they mean. ;)
User avatar
Wonks
Jedi Poster
Posts: 13571 Joined: Thu May 29, 2003 12:00 am Location: Reading, UK
Reliably fallible.

Re: SOS Technical Glossary

Post by zenguitar »

Bonfire - collective noun for banjos and/or bagpipes.

Andy :beamup:
User avatar
zenguitar
Moderator
Posts: 11922 Joined: Thu Dec 05, 2002 12:00 am Location: Devon
Is it about a bicycle?

Re: SOS Technical Glossary

Post by RichardT »

zenguitar wrote: Thu Aug 04, 2022 7:54 pm Bonfire - collective noun for banjos and/or bagpipes.

Andy :beamup:

Apparently, it's a poverty of pipers
RichardT
Frequent Poster (Level2)
Posts: 2478 Joined: Fri Aug 13, 2004 12:00 am Location: London UK

Re: SOS Technical Glossary

Post by Martin Walker »

Surely the destruction of banjos should be banjaxed?
User avatar
Martin Walker
Moderator
Posts: 19640 Joined: Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:44 am Location: Cornwall, UK

Re: SOS Technical Glossary

Post by forumuser840717 »

Plate Reverb
Spring Reverb
(Or do some kind of grouping under 'Reverb')
Multitap Delay
Head Block
Tension Arm
Capstan
Pinch Roller
De-Gauss
Magic Eye Valve/Tube
Main types/configurations of valves
Acoustic Camera (aka Sound Camera though for me that refers to a movie film camera that records sound onto film, either with picture or separately)
Infrasonic
Ultrasonic
Cycle(s) per second
Matrix/Mat Number (as found on vinyl)
Pre-echo/Post-echo (maybe link to Print-through)
DSD
DXD
SACD
Ravenna
AES67
Cans
Cassette / Compact Cassette / Musicassette
Elcaset
R128
Elliptic/Elliptical EQ/Filter
Phased-array (Clarification that it has bog all to do with mic techniques!)
Phase aligned (in speaker marketing!)

It rained a lot today!
forumuser840717
Regular
Posts: 402 Joined: Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:20 pm

Re: SOS Technical Glossary

Post by Hugh Robjohns »

Well, that's November taken care of, then! :lol:

Thanks :thumbup:
User avatar
Hugh Robjohns
Moderator
Posts: 35039 Joined: Fri Jul 25, 2003 12:00 am Location: Worcestershire, UK
Technical Editor, Sound On Sound...
(But generally posting my own personal views and not necessarily those of SOS, the company or the magazine!)
In my world, things get less strange when I read the manual... 
Post Reply