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Forum: Glossary, Definitions, and Terms

  1. "Accents" (Accentuation)

    Accents "Accents" short for "accentuation"... Accents are minor elements that help accentuation major elements. Most percussive elements, (aside...

    Started by Sa'id‎, 08-11-2008 11:12 PM
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  2. "In The Box"

    Recently I've been flooded with questions concerning whether or not I mix songs "in the box". The personal inside joke I share amongst myself is not...

    Started by Cus‎, 03-26-2012 07:35 PM
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    04-08-2012, 07:31 AM Go to last post
  3. Making It....What's Your Definition

    I'm sure everyone within our community has their own idea about what "making it" or "getting on" means. So spell it out: What's your definition of...

    Started by Sa'id‎, 02-23-2009 04:04 AM
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  4. Sample Disk Sessions

    so i just recently found the copy of the 3rd edition of the beattips manual which i had purchased before i purchased the 5th edition. I was just...

    Started by adoan001‎, 02-08-2012 10:22 PM
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    02-09-2012, 07:17 PM Go to last post
  5. The term "mixed by"...

    The term "mixed by" can get misconstrued as it often does. Too many times the credits seem to lend to a reader who should automatically know what is...

    Started by Cus‎, 05-10-2011 01:51 AM
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    01-24-2012, 01:00 AM Go to last post
  6. "No, it's post production"

    One part of the song process I believe that continually gets lost or simply disguised as another is "post-production". You have the pre production,...

    Started by Cus‎, 12-17-2011 08:35 PM
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  7. Another avenue of "producer"

    I was recently in a session a week ago and we were working on some R&B. The drums were programmed but everything else was played live. We were just...

    Started by Cus‎, 09-23-2011 02:06 AM
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  8. What is a "Processor"?

    Processor: This is a device such as a compressor, gate, equalizer and the like. It’s used for manipulating the dynamics or frequency of an audio...

    Started by Sa'id‎, 08-26-2008 03:21 PM
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  9. "Sold, not to be told"

    I'm sure we've all heard the phrase, "the game is to be sold, not to be told". This was also the name of Snoop Dogg's 3rd LP. Many things come to...

    Started by Cus‎, 06-08-2009 01:49 AM
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  10. Flood or desert?

    I've been listening to today's music in comparison to yesterday's. One significant difference is the wetness. Wetness meaning reverb. Not...

    Started by Cus‎, 10-01-2009 08:33 PM
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  11. What is tracking?

    i have been hearing this term forever and i still don't have a solid definition. can anyone offer an explanation in simple terms?

    Started by DJ Science‎, 03-31-2009 12:37 AM
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    08-23-2009, 01:10 AM Go to last post
  12. What is a finder's fee?

    We throw this term around quite loosely without zeroing in on what it's really about. For one....one doesn't "find" anything. It has become a fancy...

    Started by Cus‎, 05-13-2009 07:40 PM
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  13. What is a "Placement"?

    A placement is a confirmed beat and/or song on a commercially released album. The term has been around for some time now. It actually comes from...

    Started by Sa'id‎, 08-20-2008 03:52 PM
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  14. mixtape?

    what is the difference between a mixtape and an album?

    Started by charlie‎, 01-17-2009 07:50 PM
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  15. Gain

    Gain Think signal volume. Gain can amplify or de-amplify a signal level. - Sa'id

    Started by Sa'id‎, 08-20-2008 03:41 PM
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  16. What Does "Flip it" & "Flippin'" Mean?

    What does the term "Flipping" mean to you? How do you define "flipping" something in your beatmaking/production? Here's how I define it. ...

    Started by Sa'id‎, 07-23-2008 05:14 PM
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  17. The Definition Of Timbre

    Tone color. The quality of a sound that distinguishes it from other sounds with the same pitch and volume.

    Started by GrazPayne‎, 06-10-2007 08:58 PM
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  18. The Definition Of Watt

    Unit of electrical power.

    Started by GrazPayne‎, 06-10-2007 09:17 PM
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  19. The Definition Of Unison

    To play the same melody using two or more different instruments or voices.

    Started by GrazPayne‎, 06-10-2007 09:03 PM
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  20. The Definition Of Truncation

    When manipulating a sample, truncation shortens a sample's length by trimming off parts of the beginning and/or end.

    Started by GrazPayne‎, 06-10-2007 09:02 PM
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