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Using a device other than fingers to press the strings on a traditional guitar, beer bottles, metal or glass cylinders over the finger for example. "Open tuning" is used a lot for this kind of thing. The true description is actually for a "Lap top Steel" guitar. One made for this purpose.
Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. SMPTE also refers to a common standard for measurement of Intermodulation distortion (IM) and a reference code for the identification of film or video frames. SMPTE code is often used for the synchronisation of two or more audio playback devices.
Solo (Mixing Console)
Many mixing consoles provide a feature that allows individual input tracks, groups or a combination of solo signals to be routed to the monitors without other signals AND without altering the main mix signal.
Solo (Song Section)
Solos can be played within a middle eight section, but modern solos can be played using the chords and base melody (for melodic based solos) of any of the sections of the song, however a solo over the bridge or chorus chords is the most common.
A solo is a special song section designed to showcase an instrumentalist, or sometimes more than one instrumentalist. The solo section may use the verse chords, pre-chorus chords, chorus chords or bridge chords, or in blues derived genres a solo may be played over a standard backing chord progression.
For some pop songs, the solo performer echoes the same melodies previously sung in other sections of the song, or sometimes a solo instrumentalist will directly echo a phrase sung immediately before in a question-answer format.
In blues derived or influenced pop songs, the solo performers may improvise a solo.
Song Position Pointer (SPP)
Working in conjunction with Midi Clock, the SPP provides information about the current beat and measure used in a song or sequence. This allows the user to rewind, fast forward etc. a master device while remaining synchronised with a slave device.
Sony/Philips Digital Interface Format (S/PDIF)
S/PDIF is a digital recording format that allows the high speed transfer of two channels of digital audio. S/PDIF conforms to the AES/EBU consumer standard.
This type of synthesis takes a broad band signal, sometimes in conjunction with some form of periodic signal, and subtracts frequencies in order to leave the desired output signal.
A synthesizer is an electronic music device that allows the control of the pitch, timing and tone in the generation of one or more source audio signals. Source audio signals can be those produced by a tone or wave form generator, or based upon an audio sample.