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Nyquist theorem

sampling theorem says sample rate must be at least double the highest frequency

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Oversampling

(sampling higher than Nyquist rate) prevents aliasing (distortion and static)

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Quantization is

headroom

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Common quantization rates

8, 16, 24, 32-bit float

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sample rate for CDs

44.1k

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sample rate for DVDs

48k

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sample rate for cassette tapes, FM radio

32k

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sample rate for MP3, AM radio

22k

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signal to ratio error

6(frequency)+1.8db

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what does the signal to ratio error say

how much headroom we have before we start to distort

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interfaces use what kind of inputs?

analog

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devices are synced through

word clock

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word clock syncs by what cable

BNC

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DAW

digital audio workstation

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what are some DAWs?

protools, logic, ableton

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MIDI

musical instrument digital interface

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MIDI cable

circle with 4 pins

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DAWs can also sync

video

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DAWs can sync through

ReWire

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DSP

digital signal processor (gear with its own processing power)

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Advantage of using a DAW

DSP, virtual instruments, video integration, multitrack recording/editing, MIDI

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Dither is used when

changing bit depth

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Dither is

adding noise to get more headroom

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ADAT acronym

Alesis Digital Audio Tape

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ADAT is

lightpipe, optical cable

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SPDIF acronym

Sony Philips Digital InterFace

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SPDIF is

coaxial and optical

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AESEBU acronym

audio engineer society european broadcast union

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AESEBU is

XLR to DB25

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Windows driver

ASIO