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For this project I wrote a script analyzing the different sections and the history of one of my favorite songs, The Luck You Got by the High Strung. I then made a podcast with that information using the Sennheiser e609 microphone.
Volume Fader – A sliding mechanism on a mixer that adjusts volume
Pan (Stereo Image) – A knob, or slider that moves the sound source between the left and right sides of a channel, headphones or speakers.
Clipping – When amplitude is too high (higher than 0dB) a digital audio signal can distort which is called clipping
Equalizer (EQ) – A device that can boost or retard a certain range of frequencies, such as bass, treble, or middle frequencies
Bus Track – A track that can send various signals to other tracks
Automation – A process that lets pan and volume be adjusted automatically during the playback
Audio Compression – When louder elements are made quieter and softer elements are made louder. Think of it like this: picture a sound wave, what compression does is squish the parts of the sound wave that go too low or too high
Bass – The lower range of frequencies in human hearing, that tend to be felt through vibrations, as well as heard.
Treble – The higher range of frequencies in human hearing, the highest of which may become harder and harder to hear as one ages.
Reverb – An device that can make a sound source sound as if it were in a room or hallway.
Audio Mixed Podcast
What I Learned
I learned how to adjust the track volume and duck under audio in GarageBand. I had trouble finding the clips of the exact seconds I put in my script but I listened to the song on youtube and found out what happens where.
Maddy’s blog post helped me with some of the terms as well.