MTEC-111 Introduction to Music Technology Sample Questions

The following questions are typical of the test-out exam for MTEC-111: An Introduction to Music Technology. If you can confidently answer at least 16 of the 20 questions (for a score of 80 percent or higher), you should take the test-out exam. If you are unsure of the answers to many of the questions, you should read and study the suggested texts before attempting the test-out exam.

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1. How do we measure the performance of a computer's CPU?

2. What range of decimal values can be expressed using 8 bits?

3. How many independent channels does the MIDI specification define? ?

4. MIDI sequencer resolution is represented as:

5. The fundamental frequency of a note an octave below 880Hz is:

6. The musical interval of a half-step can be divided into:

7. Which of the following is used to control timbre in a typical synthesizer?

8. Which of the following indicates the best frequency response of a device?

9. A five-minute song saved as a 16-bit, 44.1 kHz stereo sound file takes up how much disk storage space?

10. A four-minute song saved as a 128 kbps MP3 would typically require how much storage space?

11. Which of the following is the most important thing to consider when setting an input level for audio recording?

12. A microphone with a cardioid polar pattern is best suited for:

13. What controls how much of a signal is routed to an effects processor from an input/output module?

14. A typical condenser microphone requires:

15. Which of the following controls the dynamic range of an audio signal?

16. Which of the following indicates how a microphone responds to the tone color of an audio source?

17. Which type of filter would be most effective in eliminating frequencies above a cutoff frequency?

18. Reverb is primarily a type of:

19. Which of the following is not part of a mixer input/output module?

20. Lowering the sample rate when recording will:


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