80R-08 - • Lavaliere: – Clip on mic, portable, video...

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Tuesday 01/31/08: Sound Design Music 80R Music and the WorldWideWeb Winter 2008 Tuesday and Thursday Noon-2pm Lecturer: Synthia Payne - <[email protected]> Teaching Assistants : Marc Sciglimpaglia - <[email protected]> A-J Daniel Muñoz - <[email protected]> K-Z Now Playing: Music 80r
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Tuesday 01/31/08: Sound Design Music 80R Music and the WorldWideWeb • Audio Resolution: – The dynamic range of sounds captured • Difference b/t the loudest before distortion and softest signal without being overcome by the noise floor (level of ambient noise -hiss) • Signal-to-noise ratio – Results in the difference b/t lo-fi and hi-fi – Microphones, preamps – Mixers, compressors, limiters – Speakers – Cables
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Tuesday 01/31/08: Sound Design Music 80R Music and the WorldWideWeb • Microphones – Transducer designs • Dynamic: – Pro: durable, reliable, wide dynamic range – Con: uneven freq. response, less accurate rep. • Condenser: – Pro: even freq. response, thus more accurate - flat – Con: extremely sensitive and fragile
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Unformatted text preview: • Lavaliere: – Clip on mic, portable, video shoots, TV talk shows, lecture – Not for live concerts or ambient field recording Tuesday 01/31/08: Sound Design Music 80R Music and the WorldWideWeb • Microphone Directionality/Pickup Patterns – Omnidirectional: equal from all angles – Bidirectional: directly in front and back, not sides – Cardioid: directly in front, maximum noise rejection – Shotgun – Bidirectional and Cardioid = proxmity effect • Amplifies bass tones as voice gets closer to mic Tuesday 01/31/08: Sound Design Music 80R Music and the WorldWideWeb • Microphones – Can use separate live mics and recording mics – Frequency response 20 Hz to 20kHz - low noise – Input levels s/b hot enough to cover the foor – Preamps boost mic signal to line level so they can be heard by soundcard/recorder – Preamps sometimes are built in to soundcard • Better to use external preamps...
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course MUSC 80R taught by Professor Cynthiapayne during the Winter '08 term at UCSC.

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