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Shaping Sound in the Studio and Beyond: Audio Aesthetics and Technology by Gary Gottlieb

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absorption coefficient

A ratio that compares the amount of energy that is absorbed to the amount of energy that is reflected by a given surface.

ADSR

Attack, decay, sustain, release—the components of the envelope, or duration of a sound event.

amplitude

The quantitative size of a sound wave, which creates our perception of loudness.

antinodes

Fixed high-pressure locations within an enclosure or room that, along with nodes, form a stationary waveform called a standing wave.

attack

How a sound event begins, a component of envelope, or duration.

audible bandwidth

The range of the frequency spectrum that humans can hear, approximately 20 Hz to 20 kHz.

auto panner

A signal-processing device that varies the output signal between the left and ...

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