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  • #16






    Quote Originally Posted by Ernest Buckley
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    Beck, so this is what keeps you up at night?




    Why yes... when death is on the line... like the end of the world and that sort of thing. It is interesting though when you think of all the things people think they know about something when they don't... or how the mind is gradually bent through osmosis to perceive and define things as the group does even when it makes no sense and you knew better in time past, but forgot. I do think about stuff like that, but its my girlfriend that keeps me up at night... sometimes until daybreak. That's why I eat right, take my vitamins and drink plenty of fluids.









    Quote Originally Posted by Anderton
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    Or my personal favorite, "MIDI Interface" - which translates as "Musical Instrument Digital Interface interface." Or how about "LCD display?" I'm sure we all enjoy our Liquid Crystal Display displays.




    Here's another one. VIN Number... Vehicle Identification Number Number
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    • #17






      Quote Originally Posted by Beck
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      Yes, it actually is... and so was the Synclavier. If we can't get our nomenclature right we're doomed... doomed I tell ya!



      And here's another one... ADAT: Alesis Digital Audio Tape. But who remembers stuff like that? I mean now people think of the ADAT HD24 or the ADAT optical interface. But to say ADAT HD24 without using the abbreviation it would be "Alesis Digital Audio Tape Hard Disk Recorder." But that makes no sense! Alesis clearly wanted to capitalize on the name recognition of ADAT even though it makes no sense whatsoever. So many wrongs to right before the world ends... so little time!




      I believe when ADAT went tape-less, the "T" in the acronym was redefined as "Technology." Almost like the Akai MPC (MIDI Production Center), which later became the Music Production Center, since its self-contained nature as applied by most of its Hip-Hop Pro-doosa customer base rendered its MIDI features useless.
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      • #18
        I don't use that terminology at all. I can't think of any reason why I would ever have to say "DAW." The guys who do analog are sure to tell you all about it. Then you just assume everything else is digital the begin with. Analog is the exception now, not the rule.
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        • #19






          Quote Originally Posted by Anderton
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          "MIDI Interface" - which translates as "Musical Instrument Digital Interface interface." Or how about "LCD display?" I'm sure we all enjoy our Liquid Crystal Display displays.




          These are cases where the acronym describes both the technology (MIDI) and the device (the card or box that connects to your computer and allows it to communicate, using the MIDI protocol, with other devices that use the same protocol. LCD describes the technology, or the component, but LCD Display says that you're talking about a functional end product.



          Remember this next time you put a DAT into your DAT player.



          There's ATM Machine, but I think people are getting away from adding "Machine," probably because with their smart phone, they don't need one anyway.



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          Hot water heater?
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          • #20






            Quote Originally Posted by Beck
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            Why yes... when death is on the line... like the end of the world and that sort of thing. It is interesting though when you think of all the things people think they know about something when they don't... or how the mind is gradually bent through osmosis to perceive and define things as the group does even when it makes no sense and you knew better in time past, but forgot. I do think about stuff like that, but its my girlfriend that keeps me up at night... sometimes until daybreak. That's why I eat right, take my vitamins and drink plenty of fluids.




            Yeah well... I`m married.











            Quote Originally Posted by Beck
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            Here's another one. VIN Number... Vehicle Identification Number Number




            So true.

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            • #21






              Quote Originally Posted by Ernest Buckley
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              Yeah well... I`m married.




              Celibacy, eh? Yeah, I remember that when I was married too.
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              • #22
                I agree a workstation should include all those pieces.

                Remember the all-in one workstations from Yammy and Akai?



                Anyway... I propose:

                Digital Audio Playstation.

                Cause this feels way more like play than like work.
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                • #23






                  Quote Originally Posted by Beck
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                  I just had to get this off of my chest before the world ended. I
                  Enthusiasm powers the world.

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                  • #24






                    Quote Originally Posted by Beck
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                    I just had to get this off of my chest before the world ended. I
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                    • #25






                      Quote Originally Posted by Beck
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                      Celibacy, eh? Yeah, I remember that when I was married too.




                      That. Was. Low.

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                      • #26






                        Quote Originally Posted by MrKnobs
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                        Well, on the other hand, I've never seen anyone use Audition or Reason ONE SINGLE TIME without a computer. So, that's kinda understood. And, pretty much no computer is without SOME sort of audio interface, however crappy or however analog.



                        Terry D.




                        True, but I have seen people waving an unopened box with software in it claiming its a DAW. And the perception that any computer with any old crappy sound card is a DAW is likely what's wrong with recording today.









                        Quote Originally Posted by Ernest Buckley
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                        That. Was. Low.




                        And you look so cute in that hat. Sooner or later we all get taken for granted no matter how cute we look in our hats.









                        Quote Originally Posted by Geoff Grace
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                        ... But, really, it's a lost cause and probably not worth the trouble
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                        • #27






                          Quote Originally Posted by Beck
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                          And you look so cute in that hat. Sooner or later we all get taken for granted no matter how cute we look in our hats.




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                          • #28






                            Quote Originally Posted by Beck
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                            You say more than you may realize here. The loss of common terminology in a profession is only the tip of the iceberg. Beneath lies a discipline in disarray with more and more people that not only can't tell you what something is called, but also how its done... how it works.




                            I'm pretty sure that has more to do with the collapse of the record industry than the collapse of language.



                            Best,



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                            • #29
                              I still think using the descriptive phase on what are actually polarity switches is a much worse semantic offense than the DAW shorthand.



                              After all, a so-called phase switch does not truly effect phase. It effects polarity. It's not -- in any real way -- like a phase-timed delay that will -- for a specific frequency -- allow the user to delay the signal by half the chosen frequency's period. That is not at all the same as inverting the polarity of the whole signal. It's apples and oranges.



                              The issues related to this 'innocuous' button and its frequent mislabeling continue to cause massive confusion in a manifestly very large number of recordists -- including some who apparently own professional studios. I can't tell you how many posts I've seen from folks who just don't get it.



                              So, you know, if we're going to start worrying about real misuses of technical language in our field, I'm thinking the good o' "phase" button is a good place to start.

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                              • #30
                                Agreed.



                                My current pet peeve is the word "outro" when we already have the perfectly fine word, "coda." For the life of me, I can't find the word "outroduction" in the dictionary.



                                Best,



                                Geoff
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