• Dynamic defined.


    Dynamic microphones use a diaphragm (skin) attached to a magnet and coil to turn sound waves into an electrical signal. Dynamic microphones can handle high sound levels and are particularly ...
  • Digital defined.


    Digital equipment is where the sound is turned into an electrical signal that is then stored as a series of 0s and 1s. A bit is a binary digit - ...
  • Condenser defined.


    A Condenser (or Capacitor) microphone is a type of microphone that uses a capacitor to create the electrical signal. Condenser microphones are more sensitive than dynamic microphones and are usually ...
  • Cardioid defined.


    Cardioid is a way of describing where a microphone picks up sound - its responsiveness from the front, sides and rear. This responsiveness can be drawn as a 'polar pattern'. ...
  • Analog defined.


    Analog (or Analogue) is electronic circuitry that uses a continuous rise or fall in voltage. Analog sound production devices include vinyl record players and microphones. Early drum machines such as ...
  • Standard Beatbox Notation (SBN) defined.

    Standard Beatbox Notation (SBN)

    Standard Beatbox Notation (SBN) is a way of notating beatboxing sounds and beat patterns using a standard computer character set. It was developed by Reverendd TyTe and Mark SPLINTER of ...
  • Combination defined.


    Two or more single sounds made at the same time. e.g. { Psh }
  • Sequence defined.


    Two ore more single or combination sounds made in quick succession. e.g. { PK }
  • Single

    A simple, indivisible, discrete sound. e.g. { P }
  • Voiced

    Voiced sounds are sounds that are made using the vocal chords used in speech or singing. There is no SBN notation for voiced sounds but occasionally the letter 'm' or ...