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A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.

For questions related to microphones and their usage. Please also use more specific tags like 'microphone-placement' and 'microphone-technique' when it's appropriate. See the full tag wiki …
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Sound design is the art of creating auditory elements for the various media. It involves the production and development of sound and soundscapes with the intent of eliciting a particular aural experie…
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Audio recording is the process of creating a sound wave representation in an electronic medium. Use for questions directly related to the audio recording process.
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For questions about 'audio', defined here as one or more streams of electrical or digital information representing sound.
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'Mixing' is the combining of multiple audio signals into new audio signals, typically fewer than before.
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Use for questions generally related to recording techniques and processes. This includes the recording of sound, MIDI data and automation, but please use one of those tags too, to add better definitio…
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For questions about the design, creation, development and implementation of sound effects in the various media.
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Field recording means recording "out in the field". It usually involves specialized equipment better suited for uncontrolled and unpredictable environments.
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MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is a technical standard designed to allow electronic musical instruments to communicate (transfer Performance & Settings data) with computers and each other…
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Noise is undesired sound. Please use as a general tag for questions about noise, then also use more specific tags, e. g. "noise-reduction".
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Pro Tools is a Digital Audio Workstation produced by Avid Technology. For questions specific to Pro Tools. If the question is relevant for any DAW, use the 'DAW' tag instead.
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Software is used in digital computer systems - Hardware is a physical electronic device. I.e. You can have software installed on hardware. Use to indicate a preference for a software solution, i.e. co…
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Speakers are electro-mechanical devices designed for the conversion of electrical waveforms into acoustic waves
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Audio interfaces are dedicated devices with the core function of transferring analogue audio streams to and from digital computer systems. Use for questions where the audio interface is an important a…
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A mixer is used to mix (add) audio signals by varying amounts. Mixers can be hardware or software and can vary from small software tools to large physical desks. See "mixing" tag for more. Use for que…
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A synthesizer ("synth") is a hardware or software musical instrument that outputs synthesized audio signals. The method of synthesis depends on the type of synthesizer (e.g. Additive, Subtractive, FM,…
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Audacity is a free and open source digital audio editing application currently being developed by Muse Group. Use for questions specific to Audacity.
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Stereo (stereophonic sound) is a two-channel audio stream intended to recreate the natural stereo field. Use for questions related to stereophonic audio.
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A digital audio workstation (DAW) is an electric or electronic device, or computer software application for recording, editing and producing audio files.
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Use for questions related to monitor headphones.
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Foley work is usually carried out on a Foley stage and involves the imitation of sounds from the everyday world, for use in various media but mainly film, TV, radio and video games. Use for questions …
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Logic Pro is a Digital Audio Workstation for macOS and is currently owned by Apple. For questions specific to Logic Pro. If the question is relevant for any DAW, use the 'DAW' tag instead.
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An amplifier is a device for taking a signal level electrical signal and increases it to a level that can be used to power a speaker
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Use to indicate the question is asking for tried and tested techniques, be they common or uncommon, self-taught or well-known.
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Ableton Live is a software music sequencer and digital audio workstation for macOS and Windows.
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Universal Serial Bus - used to indicate the question is, in part, related to the USB protocol interface, or to indicate preference for a USB solution.
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Compression is the process of lessening the dynamic range between the loudest and quietest parts of an audio signal
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