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Monday, March 20, 2017

Music Software Common Terminology for Music Producers

 In this article it explains some of the vocab that music producers use I will summarize them below


>Music Software Common Terminology for Music Producers



Audio File
- A file format for storing digital audio data on a computer system

DAW
 - A electronic device or computer software application for recording, editing and producing audio files such as songs, musical pieces, human speech or sound effects

DB - A physical scale for volume. The volume controls to set value of the decibel (dB) for your tracks


Deactivate or Disable
 - The function of turning a track or plug-in (if applicable to your DAW) off

Delay Compensation
 - An automatic adjustment by DAW software for the delay or latency caused by routing, bussing or plug-in processing of a track

Edit List
 -A sequence of segments arranged on an audio or MIDI track that allow the user to create alternate versions with different edits or takes of a performance.

Import/Export
 - Import function will allow you to add new sounds and files into your projects
                        - Export will help you to save your project as an audio file.

Mixer
 - Many of music making software includes a Mixer module where you will find all tracks from your multi-session project and also the Master Track

Project/Session
 - We use this term to refer to the document or file that is essentially the map of all elements associated with the current song

Render
 - Taking multiple segments  on a single track (e.g. vocal comp or edited guitar part) and convert them into a single contiguous file

Segment
  - A block of data, often used for editing purposes, that is either a portion of an audio or MIDI file, or the entire audio or MIDI file

Timeline Marker- A marker that denotes a point in the project/session’s timeline; most often used in music production to illustrate the different sections of a song (

VST Plugins
 - VST is an abbreviation of Virtual Studio Technology and represent a software interface that integrates a virtual audio synthesizer and effects modules

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