Audio Essays

  • Audio Engineer

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    Audio Engineer An audio engineer is responsible for the operation of the soundboard and other equipment in the recording of music, words, sounds, or any combination of such material. There are several types of engineering positions available in today's studios. In large studios, there are usually several engineers, each with the own duties and contributions. There are recording engineers, recording assistants, set-up engineers, maintenance engineers, and even mix-down engineers in some cases.

  • Paleontological Audio Technology

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    Paleontological Audio Technology In very recent years the advances in science and technology we have made have been incredible; from cloning sheep and human tissue to almost completing the human genome, the scientific community has taken great steps with the help of technology. One such area in this community is the study of geology. Computers aid geologists in determining the best places to drill for oil and natural gas, along with trying to determine mineral deposits and the compositions of

  • Digital Audio

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    without attending to their concerts. An understanding of hearing, sound and its conversion into digital data is essential to properly utilize sound recording and playback facilities. It is also helpful to know the essential properties of digital audio in order to maximize sound editing techniques. • Digital Sampling, Filtering and Compression a. Sound Production and Digital Sampling Sound is produced through variations in air pressure. Stringed instruments, mainly guitars, use vibrations to produce

  • Careers In The Military, Audio

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    Careers In The Military, Audio The occupation of an audio engineer can encompass many different areas of music production. From recording bands in the studio, synchronizing audio to film, sound reinforcement, to even developing the latest technology in the audio field. The possibilities are broad and seemingly endless. It is a field that is constantly changing, and qualifications are always increasing. Many don’t realize the commitment, drive, hard work and dedication involved with becoming

  • Interview : Audio Cofounder Lucio Proni Audio

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    JL Audio For this assignment, I chose to interview JL Audio cofounder Lucio Proni. JL Audio is a consumer/professional audio manufacturer located in Miramar Florida that produces speakers for boats, cars, and home sound systems. Lucio Proni is an engineer and cofounded of the company with his high school buddy Jim Birch. During the mid-1970’s when they were on their summer break from the University of Florida, Lucio and Jim decided to mess around with component speakers and wound up building home

  • Careers in Acoustic and Audio Equipment Design

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    Careers in Acoustic and Audio Equipment Design Audio engineers have an interesting combination of character traits. On the one hand they tend to love music and want to have a hand in creating it. On the other hand they are also lovers of technology and ‘cool gear’. Along with an interest in technology usually comes an interest in understanding how it works – a desire to master the technology. With some people also comes a desire to go beyond the latest gear and ‘do it better’. They have a

  • The History of Automobile Audio

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    The history of automobile audio dates back to the early 1900s. George Frost did the earliest car audio experimentation in 1922. The evolution of car radios began in the Transitone Th-1, in 1927. The first FM turner band in cars was introduced in 1952. In 1965 the 8-track player was introduced in Ford vehicles. In the early 1960’s, cassettes were introduced, but didn’t become popular until 1977. The FM band became more popular in the 1980s, and the first car compact disc players were introduced

  • Audio Engineering Essay

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    genius. Like current day Audio Engineers, or Music Producers, Cage put a lot of thought into his creation prior to writing or producing it. Moreover, I believe Cage’s silent song paved the way for those employed in Audio Engineering now, and for those to come. By becoming an Audio Engineer myself, I too, want to show the world how beautiful music can be. Before I can become an Audio Engineer, though, I must first dig deep and find out how this infamous career came to exist. Audio Engineering stemmed

  • Audio Technician: Hobby or Profession

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    the only way that I can think of, that I would enjoy. So I want to become an audio technician, also called a sound engineer. Audio techs are basically the nuts and bolts of producing music,.they set up the equipment, are constantly adjusting the knobs, and checking the mics. They make sure everything runs smoothly and are always consulting with their artists so that they’re happy with the final outcome. To become an audio technician, there are actually no formal requirements to have any training.

  • The Audio Engineer as an Industry Professional

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    The Audio Engineer as an Industry Professional As soon as the beats of our favourite songs or musics pierces our ears, feet tap as fingers mingle. Music is what fascinates one and all, but is anyone bothered about who in which are behind this fascination and happiness? Is it the musician, singer or the album producer? Yes, they all have their part to play but it is the audio engineers who help even singers or musicians in the 21st century to realise their dream. These audio engineers are people

  • Analog-to-Digital Conversion of Audio

    2914 Words  | 6 Pages

    fidelity and perfect reproduction quality [1]. Digital audio storage is far more practical than analog audio storage for both the consumer and the professional alike. Digital audio is not vulnerable to noise, unlike analog audio where noise is not only prevalent but machine-indistinguishable from the original message [NEED CITE]. Additionally, digital audio is compressible, meaning that we can reduce the amount of data needed to represent the audio signal if we value data storage space over sound quality

  • The Development of Digital Audio Workstations

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    When it comes to recording in a modern day environment DAW’s (digital audio workstation) are an essential piece of equipment if professional standard results are desired. Although DAW’s are considered a modern technological advancement the first attempt at a DAW was in 1977 and it came from Dr. Tom Stockham’s Soundstream (See references for full description) digital system. It had very powerful editing capabilities and for its time a very advanced crossfader but was still primitive compared to today’s

  • Audio Recording

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    Thomas Edison was responsible for the first audio recording back in 1877, using a phonograph to record the impressions into a tin-wrapped cylinder. He promptly applied for a patent, and was granted one the next February. This first model held the field for a few years, until 1881, when Charles Tainter in Volta Labs developed the first lateral-cut records (similar to the vinyl records we’re familiar with). Unfortunately, he had not developed a method of playback, just recording. This held until

  • Distance Education

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    include various types of voice, video, data, and print. Instructional audio tools include audio-conferencing, tapes, and radio. Instruction is delivered through lectures and discussions. Tapes and radio allow the student to listen to lectures one way, whereas audio-conferencing allows students to participate and interact with others. Audio tools allow access to the learner from their choice of location; however, with audio-conferencing there is usually a scheduled time for discussions. Another

  • Copyright Law in Canada

    850 Words  | 2 Pages

    everyday life. They is audio/video tape copying, plagiarism, and software piracy. The first, and most commonly violated aspect of the copyright law, is the copying of audio tapes for oneself and friends. Thanks to the invention of dual cassette stereos, this has become very easy. You simply take an original or even another copy of a tape, as well as a blank tape. Stick them both in to the stereo and bingo you have a new tape. You also just broke the law. Along with copying audio tapes, now we can copy

  • ATRAC: Adaptive Transform Acoustic Coding for MiniDisc

    1980 Words  | 4 Pages

    MiniDisc Abstract -------- ATRAC is an audio coding system based on psychoacoustic principles. The input signal is divided into three subbands which are then transformed into the frequency domain using a variable block length. Transform coefficients are grouped into nonuniform bands to reflect the human auditory system, and then quantized on the basis of dynamic sensitivity and masking characteristics. ATRAC compresses compact disc audio to approximately 1/5 of the original data rate

  • DVD Vs. VCR

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    to the purchase price of both systems, as well as the cost of movies and maintenance. A second consideration of consumers when choosing between VCR and DVD should be the video and audio quality. Various technical factors can alter the quality of both picture and sound in both of these systems, making picture and audio quality a major consideration when shopping for home entertainment components.A final consideration that consumers should give special attention is the accessibility of the systems

  • The Effect of Opening Scenes on Plot Setting and Characters

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    The darkness of the room is also symbolic of the boys' unhappiness. The candle may also be symbolic of the light to guide them out of their misery, which is Mr Keating who appears in the following scene, which incorporates symbolic, technical and audio codes to establish setting and characters. Scene two is situated in a large assembly area much set out similar to a church with hundreds of boys in uniform seated in rows with the room quite brightly lit. One of the cameras is set so that it is

  • The Creation Of The Compact Disc

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    together introduced the first color videodisc prototype in 1972. Sony teamed up with Philips on the creation of the compact disc, and together they were able to develop a standard, universal compact disc to hold audio information. The two companies officially announced the Digital-Audio disc in 1980. In 1982, the compact disc was introduced to the public in Europe and Japan. Later, in 1983, it was introduced in the United States (Future). Compact Discs are flat and circular, with a diameter

  • C-span, The Cable Tv Channel

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    and uncut coverage of the U.S. Senate when it is in session. C-SPAN2 continues the tradition of the original channel by giving an even wider unfiltered and unplugged view of our government in action. In addition to video, C-SPAN also has 2 different audio networks that broadcast international and American political content, unfiltered and uncut. Also, C-SPAN has moved into the computer world and has established a homepage to provide information to people about its services, as well as receive feedback