For this project me and my team recorded different sounds in order to hear the difference between them, and hear how a change in environment can affect the sound.
Audio Terms and Definitions
- Sound Wave
- A vibrational disturbance that involves the mechanical motion of molecules transmitting energy from one place to another.
- Reducing a signal’s output level in relation to its input level to reduce dynamic range.
- The # of times per second that a sound source vibrates, is expressed in hertz (Hz).
- Unit of measurement of frequency; numerically equal to cycles per second (cps).
- The range below the frequencies is audible to human hearing.
- The range above the frequencies of human hearing.
- The subjective perception of frequency – the highness or lowness of a sound.
- The lowest frequency a sound source can produce. In other words, it is also called the first harmonic or primary frequency which is the lowest, or basic, pitch of a musical instrument.
- Sound Frequency Spectrum
- The range of frequencies audible to human hearing: about 20 to 20,000 Hz.
- The interval between the two frequencies that have a tonal ratio of 2:1.
- The low range of the audible frequency spectrum; is usually from 20 to 320 Hz.
- The part of the frequency spectrum to which humans are most sensitive; is the frequencies between roughly 320 Hz and 2,560 Hz.
- The frequency range between roughly 5,120 Hz and 20,000 Hz, the highest two octaves audible to human hearing in the sound frequency spectrum.
- A signal-processing device that can boost, attenuate, or shelve frequencies in a sound source or sound system.
- The magnitude of a sound wave or an electric signal is measured in decibels.
- Decibel (dB)
- A relative and dimensionless unit to measure the ratio of two quantities.
- Distance between two peaks of a wave
- Speed in a given direction
- Is a multiple of the fundamental frequency
- Factor in the interaction of one wave with another, either acoustically or electronically
– Audio terms and definitions from Wikipedia
What I Learned & Problems I Solved
I had never worked with an audio deck before so I had to figure out how to use one. Two out of the five people in our team were absent when we were recording, so we had to work with less people, which did not turn out to be an issue.
- Audio Recording Sound Safari Project – All The Resources
- Hearing Test
- Music / Sound Terms in Quizlet
- Physics of Music Resources and Presentations
- Microphones and Recording Basics