Microphone

Microphones are used to capture sounds. They detect vibrations in the air caused by sound waves and convert these into electrical signals, These electrical signals are then passed on to…

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Microsound

A microsound is a sound that is too short to be heard on its own. It can last up to ca. 1/10 of a second. Microsounds, when heard together, can…

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MIDI

a language of instruction information, designed to allow pieces of musical equipment to communicate with one another. MIDI information is information about action to be taken (for example the instruction…

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MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface)

A language of instruction information, designed to allow pieces of musical equipment to communicate with one another. MIDI information might be considered as similar to written notation, it is information…

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Millisecond (ms)

A unit of time that is equivalent to 1/1000 th of a second (in the same way that 1p is 1/100th of £1). This means that there are 1000 milliseconds…

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Mimesis

A Greek word referring to the imitation of nature or culture. Often used as a term to describe recognisibility, it is the opposite of abstract (Abstract Sounds). A mimetic sound,…

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