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Nyquist-Shannon Sampling Theorem

The A-Zed of Audio

Every day we deal with the problem of squeezing more of our world into smaller containers. How many books can you fit on your shelf? How many hours of sleep can you fit into your busy schedule? How many clothes can you cram into your suitcase as you pack for a trip? As time goes by, we gradually become crazier with this, always trying to squeeze a little more into a little less: we squeeze the books a bit closer, fold the shirts a bit tighter...you get the idea.

Glitch

The A-Zed of Audio

It's broken - don't fix it.

This is the unspoken motto in the world of glitch music. To anyone who has used a computer, the word 'glitch' shouldn't be terribly foreign: glitches are errors. Things that are broken, not the way they're supposed to be, like potholes in a road or cracks in a window. Usually we work to avoid these broken-nesses but some cr/azy folks among us actually use these as the palette they paint with.

Bit depth

The A-Zed of Audio

Cassiopeia. Ursa Major. Orion's Belt. The Big Dipper.

These constellations light our skies at night, have got sailors home safely, and have been the subject of many a great tale. But when we look north on a summer's night and see seven pinpricks of light that make a giant spoon (I never could quite figure out why it was called a dipper...), there's a flair of imagination at work to fill in the blanks.

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