Computer Music (MUSC 216)
Study Questions #2: SYD

Before you answer these questions, you should have reviewed the Course Syllabus, the required reading for this session (including LINKS listed in the Class Schedule), and any LECTURE NOTES. Once you submit your answers, your grade will be recorded in your Student Gradefile and you will not be able to retake the quiz.

Please complete this set of Study Questions before the end of the next class session. However, the absolute deadline for completing them is 10:00 p.m. Friday, February 27.


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Distinct and clearly audible repitions of a sound is called:
 
Too many repetitions of a sound such that you cannot hear them individually is called:
 
The lowest frequency of sound that can generally be discerned (heard) by the human ear is around:
 
The highest frequency of sound that can generally be discerned (heard) by the human ear is around:
 
Amplitude based on the loudest a sound can be without overloading the equipment:
 
In this class, how will we generally consider amplitude:
 
A musical sound is really a composite of many component tones called:
 
SOUND SYNTHESIS is concerned with the electronic production of sound where no acoustic source is used.
 
For the most part, all cultures throughout the world use the same Scale for their music.
 
Another name for ADDITIVE SYNTHESIS:
 
To create a SQUARE WAVE using ADDITIVE SYNTHESIS, which set of harmonics is used from the Natural Harmonic Series?
 
To change the DURATION of a sound in SYD, which Operator do you use?
 
To change the SAMPLE RATE in SYD, which Operator do you use?
 
What is the SAMPLE RATE for CD quality sound?
 
Under most conditions, you should keep the output in SYD set to:
 
To set the AMPLITUDE of a sound, which Operator do you use?
 
To set the FREQUENCY of a sound, which Operator do you use?
 
To output the sound to a FILE, which Operator do you use?
 
When you want to output your sound to a file and you have set the appropriate parameters, what do you have to do then to actually WRITE the file?
 
Check out the SYD User Manual and answer
the following questions:
 
Does SYD's parameter fields generally accept complex expressions such as:
(440 + fm) / 2
 
Does SYD allow you to use arithmatic
operators such as + - * < > <= etc.?
 


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