Analog To Digital Conversion Explained In One Minute

Whenever you record, your audio goes through an analog to digital conversion process. But what does that actually involve? Joe Albano explains in this bite-sized video from the Audiopedia series.  

With our new series of video courses, we're bringing you bite-sized and easy to swallow explanations of some of the key fundamentals of sound, recording and production. In this video from the course AudioPedia 103:  Digital Audio Terms and Standards, Joe Albano explains that commonly used but less often understood process, Analog to Digital conversion. A lot of your audio gear features these converters, but what do they actually do?

The key here is understanding the way in which the converter changes sound from analog to ones and zeroes, but how does it happen and why is it important? Find out with this short video and then check out the other videos in the course for more invaluable explanations of many of the audio terms you see every day but may not yet be totally familiar with. 

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AudioPedia 103:  Digital Audio Terms and Standards

AudioPedia - noun | Au·di·o·Pe·di·a | [aw-dee-oh-pee-dee-uh] An animated, short format video informational resource explaining in plain English all aspects of audio: acoustics, mixing, mastering, recording, digital audio terms, microphones, recording, and more.

Our AudioPedia series is a comprehensive video dictionary of audio terminology. Created by audio expert Joe Albano, this encyclopedia of technical terms is the ultimate audio reference tool. Here are the topics covered and defined in the second installment of this authoritative series:

Digital Audio Terms and Standards

Digital Audio
ADC | Analog to Digital Converter
DAC | Digital to Analog Converter
Sample Rate | Sampling Rate
Nyquist Theory | Nyquist Rule
Aliasing | Anti-Aliasing Filter
Quantization (ADC)
Bit Resolution | Bit Depth
Quantization Distortion | Quantization Error | Rounding Error
Oversampling | 1-Bit | Delta-Sigma
Hi-Res Digital Audio | 24|96
Data Compression | Data Reduction
Lossless | Lossy Codecs - FLAC, ALAC | MP3, MP4, AAC
Perceptual Coding

So join audio expert and trainer Joe Albano and get a deep understanding of audio terminology with the AudioPedia series!

Watch the full course in the AskAudio Academy / Ask.Video / macProVideo

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