Flashcards in Glossary Deck (12):
What does ADSR stand for?
Attack, Decay, Sustain and Release.
What is ADSR
This is a simple type of envelope generator.
Was firstly used on analogue synths.
Continues to be popular on modern instruments.
The time taken for a sound to reach maximum amplitude.
e.g Drums have a short amplitude, Strings have a slow attack.
Another word for level. Can refer to sound level or electrical signal levels.
The progressive reduction in amplitude of a sound or electrical signal over time. The decay starts as soon as the attach phase has reached it's maximum level.
Sustain determines the level which the sound will settle if a key is held down. Once the key is released the sound decay at a rate set by the release.
Time taken for a level or gain to return to normal.
The amount by which a circuit amplifies a signal
Programming adjustable parameters to operate automatically during playback and mixing.