MUS 570B

Study Guide:  Test One (Chapters 1 & 3)

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Terms to be defined:

Amplitude
Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC)
Analog Recording
Attack
DAT Recorder
Decay
Decibel (dB)
Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC)
Digital Recording
Direct Box
Envelope (ADSR)
Frequency
Hertz (Hz)
Impedance
Intensity
Phantom Power
Sample

Be able to provide decibel levels (in numbers) for commonly-measured sonic events, e.g., threshold of hearing, normal conversation, very loud amplified music, threshold of pain (p. 6).

Be able to match various plug types (drawings) with the correct name for each:  DIN/MIDI plug, 1/8" mini phone plug, 1/4" stereo phone plug, 1/4" mono phone plug, RCA plug, cannon plug (XLR) (pp. 26, 133).

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