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What is the difference between reverb and resonance?

This is one definition I have found for resonance: the reinforcement or prolongation of sound by reflection from a surface or by the synchronous vibration of a neighboring object. But I basically ...
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What is a 'noise sweep'?

If you look around the internet, you can find the term noise sweep or white noise sweep all over the place and this is defined, but I can't find the basic definition of sweep anywhere. What does sweep ...
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Sound or Audio?

Do you define "sound" and "audio" differently? Do you use them interchangeably? I noticed that often we (meaning peers in the sound/audio fields) term parts of our processes as "audio", as in "audio ...
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Whoosh, swoosh, or swish? Hit or impact?

I never know which one I'm looking for. And it's a concern of mine to use common terminology as I tag my own recordings. Is there a universal distinction between these that all libraries use in their ...
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What does Foley mean?

We probably all know & use the word Foley but everyone seems to have a slightly different understanding of what it means. From talking to other sound people & watching documentaries I've ...
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What does a utility sound technician do?

This is the second in a series of discussions about roles within the sound team for new comers to the industry. A previous post is about the role of the boom operator. I am hoping that users who have ...
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What does a boom operator do?

I would like to start a series of discussions about roles within the sound team for new comers to the industry. I am hoping that users who have professional experience within this role can explain ...