Theatre 1001 Exam 4

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  1. 3 Functions of Sound
    • Music
    • Effects
    • Reinforcement
  2. Incidental sounds in a production; creates underscoring when montaged together
    Effects
  3. Function of sound that enhances the spoken word
    Reinforcement
  4. 3 ways sound contributes to a theatrical production
    • 1. Evoking a specific atmosphere
    • 2. Reinforcing the action of the play
    • 3. Comment on the action of the play
  5. 4 types of music in theatre
    • 1. Incidental
    • 2. Transition
    • 3. Underscoring
    • 4. Effect music
  6. obtaining a sound by finding it and recording it at its source
    Field recording
  7. Getting sound to emanate from a specific location
    Localization of sound
  8. rate at which an object vibrates, measured in Hz, or cycles per second
    Frequency
  9. characteristic tone produced by a vibrating body; rises with the frequency
    Pitch
  10. Range of sounds which the human ear can hear
    20 -- 20,000 Hz
  11. distance between a crest and a trough in a sound wave
    Amplitude
  12. loudness of the sound
    Intensity
  13. a standard measurement of loudness that uses decibel values
    Sound Pressure Levels
  14. Decibel value at which one crosses the threshold of pain
    130
  15. Law stating that sound intensity drops off by the square of the distance from the source
    Inverse Square Laws of Sound
  16. distinctive quality of a sound that makes it sound different from another
    Timbre
  17. frequencies that are exact multiples of a fundamental pitch or frequency
    Harmonics
  18. Interval between two notes when the ratio between their frequencies of vibration is 2:1
    Octave
  19. to reflect in a series of echos
    Reverberate
  20. sound transmission characteristics of a room, space, or material
    Acoustics
  21. device that transfers energy from one state to another
    Transducer
  22. transducer used to convert sound waves into electrical energy
    Microphone
  23. transducer that converts an electrical signal into mechanical energy; converts a signal from an amplifier into an audible sound
    Loudspeaker
  24. low-frequency speaker
    Woofer
  25. Speaker that reproduces middle range of audible frequencies
    Mid-range speaker
  26. high-frequency speaker
    Tweeter
  27. device used to boost the signal received from a transducer to a level that will drive a loudspeaker
    Amplifier
  28. anything used to play recorded sound
    Playback device
  29. an electronic device that selectively boosts or attenuates specific frequencies or ranges of frequencies
    Equalizer
  30. device used to mix the output from a variety of sources and route the blended signal on to other devices
    Mixer
  31. to adjust the loudness and equalization levels of individual signals while mixing to achieve an appropriate blend
    Balance
  32. Playback system
    Source -> Mixer -> Equalization -> Amplification -> Loudspeakers (-> Ears -> Brain -> Heart)
  33. What is Spencer?
    Spencer is a soundsponge.

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