Editing

The process of selection, cutting, layering and ordering through which elements are combined and polished in the creation of a final work.

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Electric guitar

Guitars had been around for hundreds of years before the first electric guitar was made. The traditional guitar made use of a hollow body which served to amplify the sound…

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Electroacoustic

The process of converting sound wave vibrations into electrical signals, or electrical signals into sound wave vibrations. Microphones convert sound wave vibrations into electrical signals and loudspeakers convert electrical signals…

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Electroacoustic music

Music in which electronic technology is used to manipulate, eventually generate, explore and combine sounds. Electroacoustic Music Music in which electronic technology, now primarily computer-based, is used to access, generate,…

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Electronic Music

Music in which the sound material is not pre-recorded, but instead uniquely generated electronically, through oscillators and noise generators. There are some, particularly in the United States, who use this…

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Electronica

This term is used in two different ways. It is synonymous with certain innovative electronic forms of pop music including so-called Intelligent Dance Music (IDM). Most of this music is…

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Elektronische Musik

This term is not only the German equivalent of Electronic Music; it was the initial term used from 1949 (originally by Werner Meyer-Eppler) throughout the 1950s for music that was made…

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Envelope

The shape of a sound over time. This is a key parameter of sound and by changing the envelope we can radically transform how a something sounds. A more scientific…

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Environmental sound

Sounds that come from the environment, this term might most often be used to refer to natural sounds (wind rustling through the trees, birds tweeting, waves crashing on a beach,…

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Equalisation

A process by which the various frequency energies of sounds can be balanced, usually using a series of band filters to boost or cut certain portions of the sound. For…

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