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How many types of S.M.F.'s (Standard MIDI Files) are there? What type is the most common?
3 types, type 1 is the most common.
If the MSB (Most Significant Byte) is a 0, what type is it?
If it's a 1?
0 = Data Byte
1 = Status Byte
What year was MIDI Standardized?
1983
What MIDI Pins transmit and receive data?
Pins 4 and 5
What is the transmission rate of MIDI, what is this rate called?
Transmission Rate = 31250 Bits per second (Baud Rate)
What is MTC? Who invented it? What year?
MIDI Time Code. Digidesign. 1996
Capcitance is measured in?
Farad's
Inductance is measured in?
Henry's
Power is measured in?
Watts
Resistance is measured in?
Ohms
Current is Measured in?
Amps
What is the standard power provided in most outlets?
110v AC @ 60hz
4 aspects of a wavelength
Amplitude, Frequency & Period, Wavelength, Phase
An accelerating magnetic field crossing a ________ induces a current.

capacitor
resistor
inductor
conductor
conductor
V = IR is known as?

Kircoffs law
junction rule
power law
Ohms law
Ohms
The Amplitude of a sound wave is represented by what electronic measurement?

Henrys (H)
Ampers (I)
Voltage (V)
Farads (F)
Voltage
A material that has very high reistance is called?

a coil
an inductor
a conductor
an insulator
an insulator
Resistance, or load, is measured in?

Amps
Voltage
Ohms
Henrys
Ohms
The rate at which electrons are flowing is called what?

Henrys
Current
Capacitance
Resistance
Current
What pin on an XLR connector is "ground" ?

1
2
3
4
1
A DI box contains a _________

capacitor
resistor and a
capacitor
a transformer
a summing amp
a transformer
Capacitance is measured in ?

farads
amps
henrys
french
farads
If a cable in a multi-core cable is brown with a black stripe, what number would you expect it to be?

10
11
01
I'm color blind
10
The difference between a limiter and a compressor is determined primarily by the following settings:

attack and release time
threshold and attack time
ratio, attack time, and
threshold
ratio and the slope
threshold and release time
ratio, attack time, and threshold
Negative or BAD effects produced by improper compressor settings include

phasing
limiting
CFS
pumping and breathing
ringing
pumping and breathing
To protect your speakers from excessive peak transient levels, you would use a

Pultec
Phase
EQ
x-over
Limiter
limiter
On most noise gates, the user can adjust the following things:

Threshold, attack, decay, phase
Attack, range, hold, delay time
Attack, release, make-up gain, threshold
Threshold, attack, hold, release, range
Threshold, ratio,
attack, peak
Threshold, attack, hold, release, range would be awarded
Sometimes we can reverse the effects of over compressing by using ____________?

a compressor with a ratio smaller than 1:1
an exciter
a phase reversal
a limiter
an equalizer
a compressor with a ratio smaller than 1:1
A Flangers operation is based on mixing a modulating delayed signal with the original signal. This delayed signal must be in the range of ______________.

1 to 10 milliseconds
10 to 20 milliseconds
30 to 40 milliseconds
1 second
1 to 15 microseconds
1 to 10 milliseconds
A large amount of feedback is important in producing which effect?

reverb
flanging
chorus
slap echo
phasing
flanging
A fully parametric EQ would typically have how many knobs per band?

3
6
9
12
can't be determined
3
The slope of a 3 pole filter is

6 dB/octave
12 dB/octave
18 dB/octave
24 dB/octave
none of the above
18 db/octave (6db per pole)
In the simplest terms, a compressor can be thought of as

a filter
a noise gate
an automatic equalizer
noise reduction
an automatic fader
an automatic fader
A VCA is an amplifier whose output is regulated by

a control voltage
the bandwidth of the input signal
peak limiting
make-up gain
the dynamic range of the input signal
a control voltage would be awarded
The main difference between chorus and flange effects are ______________.

threshold and rate
feedback and rate
rate and depth
rate and feedback level
delay time and feedback level
delay time and feedabck level
A filter that removes a very narrow band of frequencies is a

band pass filter
notch filter
bell curve
low cut filter
anti-aliasing filter
notch filter
The roll off rate or slope of a filter is expressed in ______________.'

dBV
dB/octave
dBm
dB/decade
dB/slope
dB/octave
On Eqs, a bell curve with a HIGH Q factor would be ___________?

narrow
a shelf EQ
very wide
a LPF
a HPF
narrow
A combination of a high pass filter and a low pass filter creates a ______________?

notch filter
band pass/stop filter
sweep EQ
parametric EQ
high pass filter
band pass/stop filter
When using a low or high pass filter, the point where the signal has been attenuated 3dB is called the ______________?

turnaround frequency
nyquist frequency
alias frequency
hinge frequency
cut off frequency
cut off frequency
On a reverb unit, the decay time or RT60 indicates what?

The time it takes for the sound to fully die

The time it takes before the unit needs to be replaced

The time it takes the early reflections to get to the observer

The time it takes a sound to decay to a level 60dB below its full strength

The fusion zone
The time it takes a sound to decay to a level 60dB below its full strength
Which of the following is a condenser microphone?

Neumann TLM-170
Shure SM 58
AKG D112
Electrovoice RE-20
Neumann TLM-170
A condensor microphone's operation is based on

resistance
capacitance
inductance
diffusion
reactance
capacitance
Which polar pattern would be considered unidirectional (one direcrtion)?

omni
lobe
figure eight
cardioid
trapezoid
cardiod
An omni directional mic is sensitive to sounds

in front of the mic
behind the mic
to the sides of the mic
all of the above
a + c only
all of the above
A Neumann U87 mic has how many polar patterns?

1
2
3
4
5
3
Which type of mic is generally used for live concert applications?

ribbon
condenser
piezo
electret
moving-coil
Moving Coil
When a mic is moved closer to the sound source, there is an apparent boost in the bass response, this is called

low pass reinforcement
low end rumble
proximity effect
bass saturation
probability effect
proximity effect
While recording an acoustic guitar in a live room with good acoustics you decide to use an ambient mic ('room mic'), the best one to use would be

SM57
D112
RE20
U87
MD 421
U87
The directional characteristics of an audio transducer are shown on a

frequency response graph
dynamic range graph
polar pattern graph
box venting nomograph spectrum analyzer
Polar Pattern Graph
If the rear capsule ports are closed, a cardioid microphone becomes

figure eight
hyper cardioid
omnidirectional
super cardioid
bi-directional
omni directional
Which of the following examples of microphone polar patterns do not exhibit the proximity effect?

Cardioid
Omni directional
Figure - 8
Hypercardioid
A + D
omni directional
Which microphone does not have a bass roll-off (high-pass) filter?

RE20
SM 57
C 414
TLM 170
SM 57
A frequency response curve of a microphone indicates

the level of all frequencies within the audio spectrum
the deviation in level of all frequencies on the audio spectrum from input to output of the microphone
the level above and below a known reference for all frequencies on the audio spectrum
the response of the human ear to frequencies created by the diaphragm of the microphone
none of the above
the deviation in level of all frequencies on the audio spectrum from input to output of the microphone