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-====== Commonly used abbreviations ======+====== Commonly used abbreviations ======
  
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 | AD | Audio Damage | Company offering audio plugins |  | AD | Audio Damage | Company offering audio plugins | 
 | AD | Attack Decay | Synthesizer envelop module with attack and decay parameter | | AD | Attack Decay | Synthesizer envelop module with attack and decay parameter |
 +| ADC | Analog-to-Digital Converter | Hardware to input external analog signals from guitars, synth, instruments or microphones into digital systems (see [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Analog-to-digital_converter|Wikipedia]])|
 | ADSR | Attack Decay Sustain Release | Synthesizer envelop module with standard parameters, mainly used to shape the sounds amplitude with a VCA or the overtone amount with a VCF |  | ADSR | Attack Decay Sustain Release | Synthesizer envelop module with standard parameters, mainly used to shape the sounds amplitude with a VCA or the overtone amount with a VCF | 
 | AM | Amplitude Modulation | Sound synthesis: Modulating the volume of an audio signal with another audio signal  ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amplitude_modulation|Wikipedia]]) | | AM | Amplitude Modulation | Sound synthesis: Modulating the volume of an audio signal with another audio signal  ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amplitude_modulation|Wikipedia]]) |
 +| AN | Analog Physical Modeling | Synthesis method of the Yamaha AN1x, one of the first physical modeling synthesizers, proprietary (see [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamaha_AN1x|Wikipedia]])|
 | AP | Auria Pro | Audio and MIDI workstation app | | AP | Auria Pro | Audio and MIDI workstation app |
 | ARP | Arpeggio | Synthesizer module that breaks chords into a sequence of notes | | ARP | Arpeggio | Synthesizer module that breaks chords into a sequence of notes |
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 | CPP | Chord Poly Pad | MIDI chords player app with AB3 state-saving support | | CPP | Chord Poly Pad | MIDI chords player app with AB3 state-saving support |
 | CV | Control Voltage | Analog modular synthesizers use voltages to modulate the sound generation - mainly 1 volt/octave in Eurorack Modular Synth. The counterpart in the digital world are midi CC send between plugins. (see [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CV/gate|Wikipedia]])| | CV | Control Voltage | Analog modular synthesizers use voltages to modulate the sound generation - mainly 1 volt/octave in Eurorack Modular Synth. The counterpart in the digital world are midi CC send between plugins. (see [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CV/gate|Wikipedia]])|
 +| DAC | Digital-to-Analog Converter | Hardware to output digital signals to analog systems like headphones, amps, speakers or tape maschines (see [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital-to-analog_converter|Wikipedia]])|
 | DAW | Digital Audio Workstation | Software used for recording, editing and producing audio files. (see [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_audio_workstation|Wikipedia]]) | | DAW | Digital Audio Workstation | Software used for recording, editing and producing audio files. (see [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_audio_workstation|Wikipedia]]) |
 +| DSP | Digital Signal Processor | Hardware specialized in processing digital audio signals (see [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_signal_processor|Wikipedia]])|
 | EG | Envelop Generator | Synthesizer module generating a control voltage that varies over time. The start of the envelop is triggered by either a trigger pulse or a gate signal (see [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Envelope_(music)|Wikipedia]]). There are different types of envelops like AD, ADSR | | EG | Envelop Generator | Synthesizer module generating a control voltage that varies over time. The start of the envelop is triggered by either a trigger pulse or a gate signal (see [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Envelope_(music)|Wikipedia]]). There are different types of envelops like AD, ADSR |
 | ENV | Envelop Generator | See EG | | ENV | Envelop Generator | See EG |
 +| EXS | EXS | Sampler instrument format used by Logic Pro |
 | EQ | Equalizer | Plugin or app adjusting the balance between frequency components ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equalization_(audio)|Wikipedia]]) | | EQ | Equalizer | Plugin or app adjusting the balance between frequency components ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equalization_(audio)|Wikipedia]]) |
 +| FDSP | Formulated Digital Sound Processing | Synthesis method similar to VAST used in the Yamaha EX5, proprietary |
 | FF | FabFilter | Company offering audio plugins |  | FF | FabFilter | Company offering audio plugins | 
 | FM | Frequency Modulation | Sound synthesis: Modulating the frequency of an audio signal with another audio signal generates interesting (often inharmonic) overtones ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frequency_modulation_synthesis|Wikipedia]]) | | FM | Frequency Modulation | Sound synthesis: Modulating the frequency of an audio signal with another audio signal generates interesting (often inharmonic) overtones ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frequency_modulation_synthesis|Wikipedia]]) |
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 | GUI | Graphical User Interface | User interface that allows interaction through the use of graphical icons and visual indicators (see [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphical_user_interface|Wikipedia]])| | GUI | Graphical User Interface | User interface that allows interaction through the use of graphical icons and visual indicators (see [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphical_user_interface|Wikipedia]])|
 | IAA | Inter-App-Audio | Apples audio / midi protocoll to connect stand-alone, fullscreen applications (see [[https://wiki.audiob.us/iaa_features|IAA features]]) | | IAA | Inter-App-Audio | Apples audio / midi protocoll to connect stand-alone, fullscreen applications (see [[https://wiki.audiob.us/iaa_features|IAA features]]) |
 +| KPS | Karplus Strong Synthesis | Synthesis method where audio is generated by looping a short waveform or noise burst through a filtered delay line simulating hammered or plugged strings (see [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karplus%E2%80%93Strong_string_synthesis|Wikipedia]])|
 +| LA | Linear Arithmetic Synthesis | Synthesis method used by early Roland S&S ROMplers like D50, proprietary |
 | LFO | Low frequency Oscillator | Synthesizer module that generates cyclic control voltages with a frequency below 20 Hz (see [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low-frequency_oscillation|Wikipedia]])| | LFO | Low frequency Oscillator | Synthesizer module that generates cyclic control voltages with a frequency below 20 Hz (see [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low-frequency_oscillation|Wikipedia]])|
 | MIDI | Musical Instrument Digital Interface | Technical standard that describes a communications protocol, digital interface, and electrical connectors that connect a wide variety of electronic musical instruments, computers, and related audio devices for playing, editing and recording music. Each midi connection supports 16 channels to unidirectional transmit information. There are 8 types of messages. (See [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIDI_1.0|Wikipedia]]) | | MIDI | Musical Instrument Digital Interface | Technical standard that describes a communications protocol, digital interface, and electrical connectors that connect a wide variety of electronic musical instruments, computers, and related audio devices for playing, editing and recording music. Each midi connection supports 16 channels to unidirectional transmit information. There are 8 types of messages. (See [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIDI_1.0|Wikipedia]]) |
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 | PB | Pitch Bend | Midi message to specify pitch bending - the value is applied to all playing notes of the midi channel | | PB | Pitch Bend | Midi message to specify pitch bending - the value is applied to all playing notes of the midi channel |
 | PC | Program Change | Midi message to change instrument patches (per midi channel)| | PC | Program Change | Midi message to change instrument patches (per midi channel)|
 +| PCM | Pulse Code Modulation | Method used to digitally represent sampled analog signals (see [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulse-code_modulation|Wikipedia]])|
 +| PD | Phase Distortion Synthesis | Synthesis method where the harmonic content of a carrier waveform is influenced by a waveform modulator (see [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phase_distortion_synthesis|Wikipedia]])|
 +| PM | Phase Modulation | Synthesis method where the phase of a waveform is modulated by another waveform (see [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phase_modulation|Wikipedia]])|
 +| PM | Physical Modeling | Synthesis method where mathematical models simulate the physical source of the sound (see [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physical_modelling_synthesis|Wikipedia]])|
 | PP | Poly Pressure | Midi message specifying per note pressure information (per midi channel) | | PP | Poly Pressure | Midi message specifying per note pressure information (per midi channel) |
 +| RCM | Realtime Convolution & Modulation | Synthesis method used in some Yamaha synthesizers using samples as operators in FM synthesis, proprietary |
 | RM | Ring Modulator | Synthesizer module applying multiplication between audio signals resulting in inharmonic overtones | | RM | Ring Modulator | Synthesizer module applying multiplication between audio signals resulting in inharmonic overtones |
 | SB | Sugar Bytes | Company offering audio plugins | | SB | Sugar Bytes | Company offering audio plugins |
 | SEQ | Sequencer | Synthesizer module that sends out notes and control voltages in discrete steps. The sequencer itself can be triggered with a clock of lfo signal | | SEQ | Sequencer | Synthesizer module that sends out notes and control voltages in discrete steps. The sequencer itself can be triggered with a clock of lfo signal |
 +| SFZ | SFZ | Plain text file format that stores instrument data for software samplers  [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SFZ_(file_format)|Wikipedia]] |
 | S&H | Sample & Hold | Synthesizer module that takes a sample from an input signal and holds this value until the next control pulse (see [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sample_and_hold|Wikipedia]])| | S&H | Sample & Hold | Synthesizer module that takes a sample from an input signal and holds this value until the next control pulse (see [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sample_and_hold|Wikipedia]])|
 +| S&S | Sample and Synthesis | Synthesis method using short looped samples (as opposed to simple waveforms) as sound basis used in Sequential Circuits Prophet VS, Korg DW6000/8000, Roland D50 and Korg M1 (see [[https://www.soundonsound.com/sound-advice/q-can-you-explain-origins-wavetable-ss-and-vector-synthesis|SoundOnSound]])|
 +| SWAM | Synchronous Waves Acoustic Modeling | Synthesis method to replicate the behavior of acoustic intruments, proprietary (see [[https://ccrma.stanford.edu/events/digital-modeling-of-expressive-acoustic-instruments|CCRMA Stanford]])|
 | UI | User Interface | The user interface is the space where interactions between humans and machines occur (see [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_interface|Wikipedia]])| | UI | User Interface | The user interface is the space where interactions between humans and machines occur (see [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_interface|Wikipedia]])|
 | UXD | User Experience Design | User experience design (UXD, UED, or XD) is the process of enhancing user satisfaction with a product by improving the usability, accessibility, and desirability provided in the interaction with a product (See [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_experience_design|Wikipedia]]) | | UXD | User Experience Design | User experience design (UXD, UED, or XD) is the process of enhancing user satisfaction with a product by improving the usability, accessibility, and desirability provided in the interaction with a product (See [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_experience_design|Wikipedia]]) |
 +| VA | Virtual Analog | Synthesis method that that generates the sound of traditional analog synthesizers using software algorithms by simulating the behavior of the original electric and electronic circuitry (see [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Analog_modeling_synthesizer|Wikipedia]])|
 +| VAST | Variable Architecture Synthesis Technology | Synthesis method used by Kurzweil K2000, proprietary |
 | VCA | Voltage Controlled Amplifier | Synthesizer module controlling the audio volume using control voltages. Most common modulator is an envelop generator to shape the sound | | VCA | Voltage Controlled Amplifier | Synthesizer module controlling the audio volume using control voltages. Most common modulator is an envelop generator to shape the sound |
-| VCF | Voltage Controlled Filter | Synthesizer module for filtering audio signals where the cutoff frequency is controlled by a control voltage |+| VCF | Voltage Controlled Filter | Synthesizer module for filtering audio signals where the cutoff frequency is controlled by a control voltage | 
 | VCO | Voltage Controlled Oscillator | Synthesizer module for generating audio signals where the frequency is controlled by a control volage. Often additional sound generation parameters like pulse width, slope or waveform can be controlled by other control voltages (see [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voltage-controlled_filter|Wikipedia]])| | VCO | Voltage Controlled Oscillator | Synthesizer module for generating audio signals where the frequency is controlled by a control volage. Often additional sound generation parameters like pulse width, slope or waveform can be controlled by other control voltages (see [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voltage-controlled_filter|Wikipedia]])|
 +| VL | Virtual Acoustic Physical Modeling | Synthesis method used by Yamaha VL70m or VL1, proprietary |
 +| VS | Vector Synthesis | Synthesis method where the sound is dynamically crossfaded between 4 sound sources (see [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vector_synthesis|Wikipedia]])| 
  
 ===== Not Music related Abbreviations ===== ===== Not Music related Abbreviations =====
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 | IMHO | in my humble opinion | | IMHO | in my humble opinion |
 | FAQ | frequently asked questions | | FAQ | frequently asked questions |
-| OT | Off topic |+| KISS | keep it simple stupid | 
 +| OT | off topic |
 | RTFM | read the frigging manual | | RTFM | read the frigging manual |
  
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