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Analog
a type of recorded sound source taht produces a sound wave similar to the original wave. Examples: phonograph records and standard audiotapes.
Digital
translates the original sound source into binary computer languages
Sampling Frequency
the number of times per second (HZ) a digital recording unit takes a sample of a sound source.
MP3
an audio storage format that compresses audio by using psycho-acoustic techinques to reduce the size of the audio file
Disc
a phonograph record or compact disc
Plate (Platter)
the part of the turntable that holds the disc and revolves
Tonearm
the moveable arm on a turntable unit that holds that stylus and cartridge.
Stylus
the portion of a phonograph that makes contract with the grooves in a record and vibrates in response to the shape of the grooves.
Cartridge
the element of a turntable assembly that converts vibrations of the stylus into electrical energy.
Transduction
any device that performs the function of converting energy from one form into another.
Turntable
a system consisting of a plate, a drive mechanism, a tonearm, a speed control, and an on-off switch; used to play convectoinal disc recordings.
Drive Wheel
motor drives the plate directly
Wow
the sound record or tape makes when the audio portion is heard before the playback device has reached full speed
Dead-potting
starting an audio source with the pot closed, usually done at a carefully calculated moment with a goal at finishing the audio source at an exact time
Hot-potting
starting a sound source with the pot open
slip-cueing
find the starting point of a disc by slipping it back and forth on the turntable without allowing the plate to move, often used interchangeably with slipstarting