Written by Jaron Lewis
In the audio world, there are some technical terms which you might come across, especially if you want to start writing and recording your own music. Without understanding these terms and understanding what they relate to, you’ll find you don’t get quality sounds from your equipment, and you can’t make your music sound good. Instead, you will end up with background hiss, weak signals, distortion, and clipping.
It’s also important to be aware that there is a different standard for consumer equipment to professional equipment, so always clarify which standard is being used when you’re trying to talk about these things or using equipment, or you will end up troubleshooting for hours without finding the root of the problem.