Audio and Sound Basics v1.0
This first course –in our Audio Concepts series– is all about the basics of sound and audio. It touches on all the concepts and terminology that audio pros need to know as they dive into into typical, everyday studio activities. This includes the physical properties of sound waves—Amplitude, Frequency, and Waveshape—which are the elements of sound that are creatively manipulated in recording and mixing.
It also covers sound measurements and demystifies the terminology you see in plug-in graphs and mixers, like Hz, kHz, and dB, dBfs that help us find just the right settings for particular tasks. There’s even a section on how our human hearing works which is the basis for understanding the psychoacoustic perceptions that underpin many classic studio techniques and effects. Then there’s a very brief but serious look at hearing protection which is a very important but often overlooked topic.
So if your looking for a truly deep “sound education", tune into this course.
Table of Contents:
1. Introduction to the Audio Concepts Series
2. Sound & Vibration
3. Sound Transmission in the Air
4. Amplitude & Frequency
5. Gain & Level
6. Decibels: dBspl, dBu
7. Decibels: dBfs
8. Hertz (Hz) & kiloHertz (kHz)
11. Spectral Content: ADSR
12. Spectral Content: Distortion
13. The Ear
14. Fletcher-Munson Curves
15. Hearing Limitations & Protection
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