Ask Video – Audio Concepts 101: Audio and Sound Basics [Tutorial, ENG]

By | April 11, 2019


Year of release : 2014
Manufacturer : Ask Video
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Posted by : Joe Albano
Duration : 01:24:00
Type of handing out material : Video Tutorial
Language : English

Description : Learn the nature and science of musical sound, audio, and perception in this course from sound engineer Joe Albano. This is the first course in our “Audio Concepts” series, all about the basics of sound and audio. It covers all the concepts and terminology that audio pros need to know when they are immersed in everyday studio activities. This includes the physical properties of sound waves: amplitude, frequency, and waveform, which are elements of sound that can be creatively manipulated during recording and mixing.
What is sound and audio? How can we measure it? What do we perceive? Learn more about the audio course by sound engineer, Joe Albano.
Concepts series of audio and audio. He wants to get into the typical everyday studio activities. This includes the physical properties of sound waves: Amplitude, Frequency and Waveshape.
It also makes it easy to connect graphs and mixers, like hz, khz, db and dbfs, for example. There’s even a section on how our human hearing works. This is the basis for understanding the psychoacoustic perceptions that underpin many classic studio techniques and effects. Then there is a very important but often overlooked topic.


01 Introduction to the Audio Concepts Series (07:39)
02 Sound & Vibration (03:16)
03 Sound Transmission in the Air (04:53)
04 Amplitude & Frequency (05:40)
05 Gain & Level (05:18)
06 Decibels: dBspl, dBu (05:42)
07 Decibels: dBfs (03:30)
08 Hertz (Hz) & kiloHertz (kHz) (06:41)
09 Harmonics (05:28)
10 Overtones (04:44)
11 Spectral Content: ADSR (07:37)
12 Spectral Content: Distortion (07:25)
13 The Ear (06:15)
14 Fletcher-Munson Curves (04:18)
15 Hearing Limitations & Protection (05:05)

Sample files : none
Video Format : MP4
Video : AVC, 1280×720, 16: 9, 30.000 fps, ~ 373 Kbps
Audio : AAC, 44.1 KHz, 96.0 Kbps, 2 channels



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