Hi, I am Guillermo Delgado from Mexico City, first
excuse me for my mistakes translating to english and
my unknowledge in flash or Html5 to make a
spectacular presentation, but i hope the info here
could be interesting for you.
In my experience i have found this four topics as
elemental to know because around them we can make
our productions to sound good and profesional, in
this way we can improve the industry, offering to
music fans the best audio quality and better music
ideas, enjoy and:
Thanx for reading!
Sound is a sequence of waves of pressure
which propagates through compressible
media such as air or water. (Sound can
propagate through solids as well, but there are
additional modes of propagation). During
their propagation, waves can be reflected,
refracted, or attenuated by the medium.
Sound waves are often
characterized by four basic
The number of cycles per unit of time is called
the frequency. For convenience, frequency is
most often measured in cycles per second
(cps) or the interchangeable Hertz (Hz) (60 cps
= 60 Hz). 1000 Hz is often referred to as 1 kHz
(kilohertz) or simply '1k' in studio parlance.
Frequencies above and below the range of
human hearing are also commonly used in
computer music studios. We refer to these
Amplitude is associated with the height of a
sound wave and is related to volume.
Amplitude is measured in decibels (dB). Most
people can recognize about a 3 dB change in
amplitude. An increase in amplitude is usually
expressed as a “boost” and a decrease in amplitude is
often expressed as a “cut ”.
Waveform defines the size and shape of a
sound wave. Sound can come in different
waveforms, other than a sine wave. Other common
waveforms include triangle, square, and saw tooth
waves. Each waveform has its own sound and
characteristics and each may be used for different
Phase designates a point in a sound wave's cycle and is also
related to frequency. It is measured in degrees and is used to
measure the time relationship between two or more sine
waves. when two sound waves are in phase, the result is
increased amplitude. When they are 180 degrees out of phase,
they can completely cancel each other resulting in little or no