Chorus

The use of multi-layering one or more sounds, often with the use of very small-scale delays. The chorusing effect leads to the impression of a duplication of the original input…

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Close Your Eyes

This is a simple technique used by some people to help with their listening. How does it work? By closing your eyes you block out any visual distractions. Because you…

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Collage

An artwork in which small fragments are cut and pasted together to make a larger final work. In sound-based music this may concern extremely brief elements of sound material up…

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Composite Gesture

A composite gesture consists of a number of gestures combined into one. In this case an accumulation of gestures together form a single gesture. It is is made up of…

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Computer Music

This term covers a broad range of music created through the use of one or more computers. The computer may work as (assistant) composer, as in Algorithmic music. Alternatively the computer…

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Contact Microphone

A simple recording technology that allows sound vibration travelling through solid objects to be detected and recorded. Contact microhpones are made from piezoelectric crystals, which induce an electric current when…

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Contextual listening

Listening for the purpose of identifying and gaining information about a sound’s source. It is the opposite of Musical Listening. (also known as causal listening). Contextual Listening This is a…

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Controller

A tool that allows a physical control of a certain parameter. These might take the form of a series of faders, potentiometers or a keyboard interface.

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