The science and study of sound as related to hearing and music.
"Background noise" as distinct from the acoustics of sound.
An electronic device designed to increase electrical signals including: current, voltage, or a combination of the two, AKA "power"
The absolute value of a current waveform or voltage at maximum capacity.
An electronic device used to manipulate and/or alter audio signals.
A representation of sound, generally using electrical voltage for analog signals, or binary numbers for digital signals.
A bidirectional microphone responds to both the front and rear, excluding side sounds; also called "figure of eight."
A heart-shaped pattern used for handheld and lavalier microphones to reduce unwanted ambient sound. Wider than a unidirectional pattern, it provides greater resistence to feedback.
The Audinate trademark for the company's proprietary digital audio networking technology; a combination of network proticals, hardware and software which delivers multi-channel, uncompressed, low-latency digital audio over a standard Ethernet network using Layer 3 IP packets.
Created by sound waves which are reflected (bounced) off surfaces between the source and the listener. The sound waves arrive at the listener’s ear closely on the heels of the direct sound wave.
A simple, peer-to-peer computer network connection between two devices. "Ad hoc" is derived from the Latin for "as needed."
Advanced Encryption Standard. An standard supported by the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) which uses a block length of 128 bits and key lengths of 128, 192 or 256 bits.
A protocol used exclusively by Apple to allow wireless streaming of video and audio content from iPhones, iPads, and Macbooks to a connected television and/or audio system.
The Google operating system for smartphones, tablets, some smart televisions, and Chromebooks. This is an application-driven OS.
Distortion on a audio or video signal due to the compressions of the original source. Usually caused by insufficient sampling and/or excessive compression.
AOMedia Video 1 (AV1) is an open, royalty-free video coding format designed for video transmissions over the Internet. It is being developed by the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia) and is intended to be 50% more efficient than H.264.