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hpr0614 :: Intro To Audio and Pod/Oggcasting

We look at what sound is, and how we represent it digitally

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Hosted by PipeManMusic on 2010-12-09 is flagged as Explicit and is released under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.
frequency, amplitude, bit rate, bit depth, Ardour, codec. 2.
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Duration: 00:23:08


In this show we talk about what sound is and how we represent it digitally.

  • A sine wave
  • Analog to digital conversion
    • Chopping it up. (Bit rate)
    • How big is each slice. (Bit depth)
    • What is a WAV and what is a broadcast WAV.
    • What is a codec
    • Lossless audio codecs
    • Lossy audio codecs #opensourcemusicians


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Comment #1 posted on 2010-12-10 00:25:13 by Curbuntu

Terminology for Dummies

I have the Audacity basics down, but your podcast finally shed some light on terminology I hear sound guys throwing around all the time. I have it queued up for a re-listen tomorrow, and will probably hit it one more time. I look forward to the coming installments.

Comment #2 posted on 2010-12-15 13:25:25 by arfab


Hey, thanks for this. Maybe next time I make a podcast I'll take more notice of what you've said here to save everyone the 20Mb download!

If you have any more tips, specifically about using Ardour, then that would be fantastic.


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