The Ultimate Audio Sampling Quiz!

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The Ultimate Audio Sampling Quiz!

Below is the ultimate audio sampling quiz that is set up to ensure you get just enough practice before the finals. For you to understand audio sampling, you must have an understanding of the sampling rate and how to choose your samples. Take this test and get to review all that you have learned in class these past few days.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Sampling resolution is measured in:
    • A. 

      Milliseconds

    • B. 

      Quarter seconds

    • C. 

      Bits

    • D. 

      DB

    • E. 

      MHz

  • 2. 
    You want to add a fast, bouncing panning to a loop loaded in Dr. Rex: Which one is the easiest, fastest way to do it?
    • A. 

      Panning it in Peak or Logic, then export to recycle format.

    • B. 

      Using Dr Rex's LFO set to 'pan' and random wave at a fast rate.

    • C. 

      Writing the panning automation in the mixer's channel.

    • D. 

      Panning each slice.

    • E. 

      Recording the automation in the mixer's channel.

  • 3. 
    You composed a Reason song that is clearly in G major. You decide to bring to the mix a very melodic Dr. Rex loop, but it sounds off-key. How do you fix this problem?
    • A. 

      Tweak the transpose knob until the loop fits the tonality.

    • B. 

      Tweak the pitch knob until the notes (slices) that sounds off-key fit the tonality.

    • C. 

      Tweak that transpose knob until the loop fits the tonality and/or tweak the pitch knob until the notes (slices) that sound off-key fit the tonality.

    • D. 

      Set the 'oct' knob an octave higher.

    • E. 

      It is not possible to fix this problem.

  • 4. 
    Layered keyzones allow a sampler to:
    • A. 

      Play two or more sounds with the same keyboard key.

    • B. 

      Have two or more sounds assigned to a single key and alter between them according to velocity.

    • C. 

      Have two or more sounds assigned to a single key and alter between them randomly.

    • D. 

      Play at the same time a sample with transposition and another one with a fixed pitch.

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 5. 
    In a sampler, what is the root key?
    • A. 

      The lowest key/pitch that the sample can be reproduced at.

    • B. 

      The key where a keyzone begins.

    • C. 

      The key where the sample will be played at its original speed/pitch.

    • D. 

      The key that divides a keyzone exactly in the middle.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 6. 
    What is a key zone?
    • A. 

      The most important area of a sample.

    • B. 

      The looped area of a sample.

    • C. 

      An area on the piano layout containing the same sample.

    • D. 

      A copy protection device.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 7. 
    A/D means:
    • A. 

      Audio to Dolby

    • B. 

      Audio to Digital

    • C. 

      Amplitude to Decay

    • D. 

      Analog to Digital

    • E. 

      Amplitude to Digital

  • 8. 
    In order for Dr Rex to reproduce a loop/sample in Reason's sequencer window, you should:
    • A. 

      Set the L and R cursors to the area you want the loop to be heard and click on the 'preview' button.

    • B. 

      Set the L and R cursors to the area you want the loop to be heard and click on the 'to track' button.

    • C. 

      Click the 'select slice via midi' button.

    • D. 

      Set polyphony to 1.

    • E. 

      Do nothing, it is done automatically.

  • 9. 
    In Dr. Rex, which one of the following cannot be applied to slices?
    • A. 

      Assignment to midi notes.

    • B. 

      Transposition

    • C. 

      Reverse

    • D. 

      Decay control.

    • E. 

      Level (volume) control.

  • 10. 
    What is the advantage/difference of Reason's Dr. Rex Loop Player regarding other samplers?
    • A. 

      It offers a better sample resolution.

    • B. 

      It allows to change the tempo without altering the pitch.

    • C. 

      It allows to change the pitch without altering the tempo.

    • D. 

      It allows to change the tempo without altering the pitch, AND it allows to change the pitch without altering the tempo.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 11. 
    When a sample sounds distorted due to a poor/low sampling rate, the phenomena is called:
    • A. 

      Feedback

    • B. 

      Aliasing

    • C. 

      Delay

    • D. 

      White noise

    • E. 

      Overdrive

  • 12. 
    What is the advantage of Kontakt over other sample software?
    • A. 

      It features 5 LFOs.

    • B. 

      It makes possible to load several instruments in one Kontakt sampler and control them individually via midi tracks.

    • C. 

      It has three randomizing envelopes.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 13. 
    The synth parameters of the EXS24 can be connected in:
    • A. 

      The envelopes.

    • B. 

      The filter section.

    • C. 

      LFO 1

    • D. 

      The modulation matrix.

    • E. 

      They cannot be connected.

  • 14. 
    Kontakt allows you to slice a sample.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    What is Portamento?
    • A. 

      A function that limits velocity.

    • B. 

      The action of transposing a sample.

    • C. 

      A "gliding" or "sliding" effect that alters the pitch.

    • D. 

      Randomizing slices.

  • 16. 
    In order to clear a sample from a song you should contact:
    • A. 

      The producer of the song.

    • B. 

      The composer of the song.

    • C. 

      The composer and the publisher of the song.

    • D. 

      The drummer.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 17. 
    If you do not assign the root keys correctly, which one of the following will occur?
    • A. 

      Aliasing

    • B. 

      Incorrect intonation/transpositions and weird jumps in the keyboard layout.

    • C. 

      The samples will sound reversed.

    • D. 

      The samples will not transpose.

    • E. 

      The samples won't be triggered.

  • 18. 
    Can Ultrabeat read EXS24 patches?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 19. 
    What is multisampling?
    • A. 

      Assigning different velocities to a series of samples

    • B. 

      Sampling from many sources at the same time

    • C. 

      Using two or more Apple loops in a Logic session

    • D. 

      Assigning two or more samples in the keyboard layout

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 20. 
    Apple Loops will automatically follow your song's tempo:
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 21. 
    If you use a sample under 2 seconds of length, you cannot get sued.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Which command(s) would you use to automatically organize key zones in the NNXT.
    • A. 

      Copy parameters to selected zones.

    • B. 

      Sort zones by note and sort notes by velocity.

    • C. 

      Create velocity crossfades.

    • D. 

      Copy zones and paste zones.

    • E. 

      Set root from pitch detection and automap zones.

  • 23. 
    The EXS24 has a "drive" know. What does it do?
    • A. 

      It increases the frequency according to the velocity.

    • B. 

      It offsets the filter cutoff.

    • C. 

      It adds distortion.

    • D. 

      It alters the pitch.

    • E. 

      It overrides keyzones.

  • 24. 
    What is the information contained in a sampler patch (aka program aka instrument)?
    • A. 

      Sampling rate and bit depth.

    • B. 

      Keyzones and volume.

    • C. 

      Digital audio.

    • D. 

      Keyzones, velocity zones, path to samples, and synth parameters settings.

    • E. 

      Filter and distortion settings.

  • 25. 
    Most of the time, sampler patches are much smaller in size than the patch's sample.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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