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Game Development Dictionary


Audio


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  Term Name Description

DIN

A round connector with a number of pins. MIDI connectors are 5-pin DIN connectors.

Clean

A signal without any effects.

Bus

A feature on a mixer where a number of channels can have their settings modified together.

Aliasing

With digital sampling, to measure a particular frequency, the sampling rate must be at least twice that of the measured frequency. If an insufficient sampling rate is used, phantom frequencies will be created.

Texture

A subjective perception of a sound's fundamental qualities. Usually expressed in terms of 'harshness', 'smoothness', 'breadth' and so forth. Eg: A sawtooth waveform would be perceived as having a harsh texture, whereas a square or simple sine wave would have a smoother texture. A similar usage is often seen in discussions of music and compositions in general.


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