Tape

When discussing music and sound Tape refers Magentic Tape, a technology for capturing and recording sound. Magnetic tape was invented in 1928 in Germany and is made up of a…

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Techno

A style of music that developed from the mixture of electronic music and African styles. It is repetitive instrumental music, often with a strong beat. It developed because of the…

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Text-sound Composition

This is ‘an in between art form’ that involves the sounds of the spoken voice and eventually other vocal utterances as the primary source material for composition. Some text-sound works…

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Timbre

The colour or quality of a sound. It is used as a term to describe all of the properties of sounds that cannot be described using other terms (such as…

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Time-Stretching

A manipulation in which the Duration of a sound is altered. Time stretching can be used to make sounds longer or shorter. Time-stretching can be done on its own using digital technology,…

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Transposition

A manipulation in which the pitch of a sound is altered.  Transpose means to increase or decrease the pitch of a sound. If the pitch is increased, the sound becomes…

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Tremolo

A regular change in Amplitude that can be applied to any sound. This creates a wobbling effect similar to Flanging. NOT to be confused with Vibrato.

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Truncate

Truncate is a function that allows you to make a sound shorter, by removing sections from one (or both) of its ends.

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Turntabalism

A turntablist is a musician who conceives the scratching and mixing of records on a twin-deck turntable as an artistic and expressive medium. Turntablism is the process of creating music…

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