Audio Engeneering Essay

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Instructions Section 1 Study Questions Answer each question fully. Complete sentences are not necessary, but some questions may require more than one sentence to answer them fully. Lesson 1 1. What does an audio engineer do? An audio engineer records sounds, and then changes the sounds into a listenable format that can be played back later. 2. What is sound? Sound is a pattern of vibrations moving through the air. 3. How do the three parts of a speaker--electromagnet, cone, and diaphragm--work together to make sound? The three parts come together and make sound by the audio signals being sent through a wired coil and a piece of iron called an electromagnet. The electromagnet is connected to a cone or diaphragm which when the electromagnet moves back and forth the cone moves with it. The vibrations of the speaker’s cone make sound. 4. What part of a waveform describes a sound's frequency or pitch? The part of the waveform that describes the sound of frequency and or pitch is by how many times a wave’s cycle repeats in a certain amount of time. 5. What is the difference between loudness and volume? The difference between loudness and volume is that loudness is subjective based on the person while volume is a setting for how loudly sound will play. Lesson 2 1. What is amplitude? Amplitude is how loud a sound actually is, not the volume or how loud people think it is. 2. What is a decibel? A decibel is the unit used for measuring sound level pressure or amplitude. 3. What is a sine wave tone? A sin wave tone is a clear, pure sound at a single frequency. 4. In Audacity, what should you do if you make a mistake? You can press undo or control z to undo a mistake. 5. In Audacity, what should you do if you want to see more detail in a sound wave? If you want to see in more detail of a sound wave you click the zoom button. Lesson 3

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