Super handy guide to assorted audio, music, technology terms.
- Airchecksearch for term
a recorded version of a broadcast
- Audacitysearch for term
A free digital audio workstation package.
It's not the prettiest option out there but it does work well. It has some really slick plugins. You can download it here: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
- Audio Stream Input/Outputsearch for term
An audio driver protocol defined by Steinberg. It's a pretty low latency protocol. Higher end sound cards use it because it bypasses the OS kernel.Synonyms: ASIO
- Automationsearch for term
in the context of this site, refers to the process of running, or software that runs a broadcast without human intervention. It could also reference controlling instruments, effects, and sound triggers during the production process.
- Auxillarysearch for term
additional equipment or software that adds to the features or functionality of a core piece of gear. Examples include equilizers, compressors, gates, etc.Synonyms: auxb
- Bedsearch for term
A production element, usually instrumental music, but occasionally a continuous sound effect (like wind, for example) that is used as background for a commercial, promotional announcement, etc.
- Broadcast Using This Toolsearch for term
An internet broadcasting stream encoder. Supports ShoutCast and IceCast. It's DJ Sizzly's encoder of choice for ShoutCast.Synonyms: BUTT
- Bumpersearch for term
pre-recorded audio element consisting of voice over music that acts as a transition to or from a stop set (commercials) and other content.c
- Centovasearch for term
is an internet broadcast stream management platform. It provides automation, analytics, and management for Icecast and Shoutcast servers. Think of this as a dashboard for streaming servers.
Check them out here: http://www.centova.com/pages/cast/Synonyms: Centova Cast
- Connectorsearch for term
An electro-magnetic device for joining electrical circuits. In the context of this site we're usually talking about audio connectors like XLR, RCA, etc. Used to connect one piece of hardware to another so the audio signal of one device can be processed by another.
- Consolesearch for term
a device that is used to control the audio mix and output from either a live studio broadcast or recorded sources.
- Crossfadesearch for term
A technique where the control board operator mixes sound between two sources by fading one down while at the same time raising the volume of the second source. As the second source becomes prominent, the first sources is then subsequently faded away entirely.d
- Digital Audio Workstationsearch for term
Any computer or machine that lets you edit audio files. More commonly refers to a software package installed on a computer with a suite of features for audio creation and production.Synonyms: DAW
- Dropssearch for term
sound bites lifted from movies, TV and other sources used by DJs to accentuate chatty bits.l
- Live365search for term
a streaming provider. http://live365.comm
- Metadatasearch for term
describes other data. In the context of the types of articles on DJSizzly.com we're usually talking about track data associated with audio files. This includes stuff like the artist, title, album or date of a particular track. Accurate metadata is important because it makes your music library searchable and if you're a broadcaster it determines licensing and that sort of thing.
- Microphonesearch for term
a device that converts sound waves into electrical energySynonyms: mic
- Mixlrsearch for term
is a stream hosting provider. It's considerably more social media friendly than many other services. It's possible to operate a "station" for free. They have their own encoder so you don't need to have any particular software (other than theirs) in order to broadcast.
Visit them at http://mixlr.com.p
- Playlist Automation Languagesearch for term
Spacial's programming language for SAM Broadcaster. It's primarily used to generate smart rotation and timed events within the SAMBC program.Synonyms: PAL
- Producersearch for term
this usually refers to a person who conducts the day-to-day business of a Radio show. From lining up guests to acting as a laison between management and the talent.
- PSAsearch for term
Stands for public service announcement.s
- SAM Broadcastersearch for term
Spacial's radio automation software. I use this to manage my radio station, Disasterpiece Theater.Synonyms: SAM BC, SAMBC
- Sonarsearch for term
Cakewalk's digital audio workstation software.
Sizzly's choice for mucking with sound files.
- Spin Magazinesearch for term
Probably the best of the main stream music rags. They frequently offer free tracks via their email list and the artists they cover tend to be good. I'm a fan. Check out their website at http://www.spin.com/
- Stemsearch for term
Refers to the audio data for a song, specifically each track of audio data in a separate file. Most often used for mixing and remixing.
- Stream Hostsearch for term
A company that provides the hardware, software, and network bandwidth to allow listeners to connect and listen to your broadcast.
- Sweepersearch for term
Usually a recorded element (voice or voice over music or sound effects) that bridges two songs together or creates a transition from commercials back to music.t
- Traktorsearch for term
Native Instrument's DJ softwareSynonyms: Traktor Pro