Key Digital Audio Terms
ADC – Analog to Digital Conversion
Going from an electrical signal from the mic to a digital file on the computer
CODEC – Compression – Decompression. Compressor – Decompressor Important for organising the data in the file so the computer knows what to do with it.
COMPRESSION – 3 types of copmpression
1 Uncompressed – .wav file ending
2 Compressed – Lossy compression – .mp3
3 Compressed – Lossless .FLAC
DAC – Digital to Analog.
CODEC decompresses or opens file for an application such as Winamp to play.
The soundcard turns the digital values back into electrical signals which can be amplified and played through a speaker.