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Welcome to Sound On Sound's indispensible, regularly updated, explanations of technical terms from the fields of Recording, Audio Production, Music Technology, MIDI, Music Software, Audio Plug-ins, Mac and PC Computing, Live Sound, Acoustics, Electronics and more...

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Last updated: 04/08/20

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Zenith

The parameter of tape head alignment relating to vertical alignment head and whether it is leaning forward or back relative to the tape path. (cf. Azimuth and Wrap.)

Zero Crossing Point

The point at which a signal waveform crosses from being positive to negative or vice versa.

Zipper Noise

Audible steps that can occur when a parameter is being varied in a digital audio processor.