The Final Exam
Multiple Choice Section
b. it is highly compressed audio data and is smaller
c. because it contains instructions for sequencers when to play notes, change programs, and turn knobs
d. you guys are dumb, MIDI is Audio!
e. B and C are true
b. it can make your mix smooth like on the radio
c. is used as an effect when producing rock drum tracks
d. destroys dynamic range
e. B, C, and D are true
f. Only D is false.
b. tell them to scream more quietly
c. set the compressor to infinity:1
d. Tell them to take a step back before the scream
e. Use a dynamic mic instead of a condenser
f. all are true except B
g. a, d and e are true
b. to connect the control room outs to input 1 and 2
c. use a midi interface to connect them
d. Use the subgroup or bus outs
e. use the tape in/outs
b. You use a cable with a TRS plug on both ends
c. You connect the unbalanced cable to a direct box
d. You use a patchbay
e. A mixer with balanced inputs automatically does this electronically.
b. Refers to the time elapsed in microseconds that it takes a synth to sound after you press a key
c. 30 ms is acceptable latency, in fact is rather good
d. Latency is doubled when you go from a sample rate of 44.1 to 96khz because there is more data for the cpu to crunch.
e. all are true
f. B and D are true.
b. Direct Sound Drivers
c. ASIO and WDM drivers
d. ADAT and T-DIF drivers
b. Reformat your hard drive
c. Reinstall windows
d. Send a nasty letter to Microsoft
e. Check for updated drivers
f. Stop using so many plugins and softsynths
g. A, E and F sound good.
b. are always unbalanced connections
c. can be accessed with a TRS to dual mono cable
d. are sometimes connected to a patchbay then to a compressor
e. Are only for connecting compressors
f. A, D and E are true
g. B,C and D are true
b. Is a standard for powering condenser mics from the Mixer's power supply
c. All mics with XLR cables need phantom power
d. all mixer's with mic preamps have phantom power
e. B and D are true
b. Can control the starting and stopping of once sequencer from another
c. Is transmitted by all professional software sequencers
d. requires only one midi cable
e. all are true
b. 3 head reel to reel recorders
c. Chamber reverbs
d. Plate reverbs
e. all are true
b. the process of taking the stereo mix and putting it in the final album-ready form.
c. Part of the process loosely known as "pre production"
d. requires a large mixing board with a channel for every track.
e. B, C and A are correct
f. Only B and C are correct
h. ADAT Sync
b. If nothing is plugged into the send, it will automatically route back to the return
c. allows your mixer to receive email and driver updates (and Spam).
d. Are a pathway out and in to a specific mixer channel.
e. You can connect synths and other line level devices to returns
f. all are false
g. a and e are true
b. Is typically a setting on the MIDI keyboard that makes the keyboard only respond to external midi data.
c. Sends an "all notes off" command to the sequencer
d. Is set when you want to play away from the computer.
e. B and C are true.
a. may lead you to put less bass in your mix
b. is only used when mixing for surround sound
c. is a less-than complimentary name for previous significant others
d. automatically will make your mastered CD have more bass
e. if it does not have power, must be connected directly to a mixer.
b. Use all balanced connections
c. Make sure audio cables and a/c adapter cables are separated
d. Use direct boxes
e. Make sure MIDI cables are the best quality
b. +4 signals are always balanced
c. +4 signals are always unbalanced
d. If you fail to match the signals, you mixer may be damaged and might even explode!
e. all are false except B
f. All are false
b. it can separate an a capella 4 part harmony vocal from a commercial mix
c. you can only hear 4 sounds simultaneously no matter how many notes are triggered
d. C is only true if 1 oscillator=1 voice.
e. refers to the number of LFOs
b. the sample rate divided by the Nyquist coefficient
c. dependent on the MIDI interface
d. dependent on the audio interface driver
e. all are false
b. A Microsoft 16/44.1 .Wav file is compliant with this standard
c. Can only be realized at a mastering lab
d. the manual that comes with the Focusrite "red" preamp
e. A and B are true
b. purely a function of mathematical counterpoint
c. an accident
d. came in a the form of a single melody
b. Is not as clean as an analog mix
c. Requires a multi channel audio-interface
d. Requires a digital mixer or a control surface
b. Fruity Loops
c. A hardware or software sampler
d. A mic preamp
e. a compressor
b. exists on all keyboards
c. refers to vocal pitch-intonation correction
d. Is not a MIDI thing, it's an audio thing (get it straight!)
e. Are useless throwbacks to the '70s that no one uses today
b. An 8 bus analog Mixer like a Mackie 32-8 and a multi-channel audio interface
c. a 4-bus mixer
d. You can do this with a 2x2 soundcard and 8 mic preamps
e. A control surface
f. The Pro Tools LE software mixer
b. Sample playback
c. Virtual analog (modeling)
e. Roland SRX synthesis
b. Condenser Microphone
c. Ribbon Microphone
d. Dynamic Microphone
b. Picks up sounds in all directions
c. has a cardioid polar pattern
d. B and C are true
b. Connect Synths, Mics, Guitars
c. to send channels of audio to compressors, multi-track recorders, sound cards and audio interfaces
d. are only for connecting compressors and vocoders
a to apply 3:1 compression
b. where the mics cross each other ay a 110 degree angle
c. also known as the X-Y technique
d. a sure-fire way to create phase cancellation in your mix
b. The third verse
c. The basis of the chorus (in Hip Hop Music)
d. The climax
e. Both a and c can be considered correct
a. User samples to be loaded into keyboards
b. Turns a 76 key synth into an 88 key synth
c. Gives the keyboard more sounds
d. loads sounds for those too lazy to learn SysEx.
e. C and A are true