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Post by ramchandra » Mon Oct 16, 2006 7:26 am

So my digital media teacher wants us to find the term that means: to place points in an audio file. The only thing he told us was the term has six letters. Any clues?

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Post by orbb » Mon Oct 16, 2006 7:37 am

Dither?

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Post by RodC » Mon Oct 16, 2006 8:04 am

Im going to guess "Sample".

Back when the earth was still cooling (tm Brian) I did some stuff with AD conversion. As the analog is converted you take various "Samples" at a given rate. When you take that snapshot you save it as a sample. So if your sample rate is 44.1 you take 44.1 samples per second. Your bit depth will then determin how close to the actual amplitude of the signal of the wave you can accuratly represent.

I dont think it could be dither, thats really more related to adding noise to make up for the loss.
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Post by griff505 » Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:51 am

'marker'

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Post by apropos of nothing » Mon Oct 16, 2006 12:09 pm

Markers.

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Post by RodC » Mon Oct 16, 2006 12:50 pm

I dont think a marker would go in an audio file. Many DAW applications support markers, but that is stored external to the audio file.
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Post by JASIII » Mon Oct 16, 2006 3:16 pm

This sounds like a bunch of time wasting BS. Teacher should just give you info, not make you do a crossword puzzle.
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Post by RodC » Thu Oct 19, 2006 6:39 pm

So what was the answer, or did you fall asleep before you found out?
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Post by thesimulacre » Fri Oct 20, 2006 1:17 am

well, marker is not a verb. And yes JASIII the term sample, though correct, is not an important or complex enough topic to make you think THAT much about it. Jeez.

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Post by drewbass » Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:58 am

yeah, fuck teachers for making students think for themselves and do research outside of class no matter how small the point may be. i hate being proactive about my own education. just tell me the answer. fucking wasting our time making us do stuff. god.

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Post by ramchandra » Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:47 am

The answer was marker. He wanted to ask people on a forum to find it out. Put faith in the forum he says. I did thanks for the answer

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Post by RodC » Thu Oct 26, 2006 7:28 am

Then I would get a new teacher, cause I dont recall seing a marker in any audio file I have edited. :lol:
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Post by Mark Alan Miller » Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:59 am

RodC wrote:Then I would get a new teacher, cause I dont recall seing a marker in any audio file I have edited. :lol:
Some editors, like Sound Forge, can have markers - saved in a meta file, but associated with the audio file when re-opened in SF.
Sound Designer II saved region pointers in the resource fork of the file, IIRC.

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Post by Knights Who Say Neve » Thu Oct 26, 2006 11:22 am

Crap question. "Points"? Could mean anything. OTOH deciphering clueless questions is part of the engineering experience, so get used to it.
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Post by RodC » Thu Oct 26, 2006 2:58 pm

Mark Alan Miller wrote:
RodC wrote:Then I would get a new teacher, cause I dont recall seing a marker in any audio file I have edited. :lol:
Some editors, like Sound Forge, can have markers - saved in a meta file, but associated with the audio file when re-opened in SF.
Sound Designer II saved region pointers in the resource fork of the file, IIRC.

Just sayin'. :)
Still havnt found one that actualy modifys the audio file. This is where a lot of ppl get lost. They really need to know where their data is so they can avoid such things as destructive editing. It also helps when you go to transfer your projects from one type of DAW package to the other.

I can remember someone on another board opening up a wav file in an editor and they wondered why all the things they changed in their DAW software wasnt there........... Imagine that. LOL
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