A switch on the input module that determines whether the send control comes before or after the main channel fader in the signal path (See also “Pre-Fader,” “Post-Fader.”)
A low-noise amplifier designed to take a low-level signal (for example, from a microphone) and bring it up to normal line level before sending it into the mixing console.
See “Haas Effect.”
1) The process of mixing a set of tracks as group, then managing the mixed group in the context of the other tracks by routing them to an auxiliary channel. Consolidating tracks by bouncing is a form of premixing, but a premix is not necessarily pre-recorded. (See also “Bouncing.”) 2) An important part of film post-production in which the process of mixing a section of audio for combination with the others. Dialogue, Foley, SFX and music may all be premixed before being combined together under the video.
1) In amplification and mixing, the boosting of upper-mid frequencies to cause a sound or instrument to cut through, creating the impression that the sound source is more “present,” right next to the listener. 2) See “Room Tone.”
The range of audio frequencies between 4 kHz and 6 kHz that when boosted, can increase the sense of presence, especially on voices.
A factory programmed set of parameters on a synth, signal processor, plug-in or other electronic device.
(Also called “pressure operative microphone”) – A microphone whose diaphragm responds to incoming sound wave pressure as it works against the normal or controlled air pressure inside the microphone case. This design makes the diaphragm sensitive to pressure regardless of direction, giving it an omnidirectional pickup pattern. (See also “Omnidirectional Pattern.”)
See “Boundary Microphone.”
(Also called “Velocity Microphone“) A microphone whose diaphragm is exposed front and back, with diaphragm movement being caused by the pressure difference between its front and back. This creates a bi-directional or “figure-8” pickup pattern (See also “Bi-Directional Pattern.”)
The unwanted transfer of magnetic flux from one layer of analog tape to another.
Avid’s trade name for its digital audio workstation (DAW) that has become an industry standard in professional recording studios.
See “Signal Processor.”