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(p. ix) List of Common Acronyms Found in the Handbook

(p. ix) List of Common Acronyms Found in the Handbook

AI

Artificial Intelligence, referring to machine learning ability.

API

Application Programming Interface, a specification designed to interface between software.

DAW

Digital Audio Workstation, a home computer recording studio.

DLC

DownLoadable Content, content that is commonly an add-on to games or other software that can be downloaded by the user.

DSP

Digital Signal Processing, in referring to sound, is the various effects used to enhance or change a sound wave.

FM

Frequency Modulation: in the context found here, FM is used in regard to an early form of sound synthesis (as opposed to a radio broadcast mechanism).

FPS

First-Person Shooter, a genre of game in which the player is in first-person perspective, commonly holding a gun.

GANG

Game Audio Network Guild, an organization of game sound designers and composers. http://www.audiogang.org.

GUI

Graphical User Interface, an image- or icon-based interface.

HCI

Human–Computer Interaction, a branch of computer science that focuses on the interaction between humans and computers (hardware and software).

HRTF

Head-Related Transfer Function describes the location- and distance-dependent filtering of a sound by the listener’s head, shoulders, upper torso, and most notably, the pinna of each ear.

IASIG

Interactive Audio Special Interest Group, an industry-led organization that creates specifications and standards, and research reports on audio-related topics. http://www.iasig.org

MIDI

Musical Instrument Digital Interface, a music industry specification for interfacing between instruments and software.

MIR

Music Information Retrieval, a branch of computer science that focuses on our ability to search and retrieve music files.

MMO/MMORPG

Massively Multiplayer Online Game/Online Role-Playing Game, online games in which there are multiple simultaneous players over a network.

NIME

New Interfaces for Musical Expression, an annual conference that brings together work on new and emerging musical interfaces and instruments.

Non-Player Characters, those characters in a game over which the player has no control.

RPG

Role-Playing Game, a genre of games in which the player undertakes a series of quests or solves puzzles, usually in a vast virtual world.

SID

Sonic Interaction Design, the study of sound in interaction design, and the focus of a major European Science Foundation project called COST-SID: http://sid.soundobject.org/.

VST/VSTi

Virtual Studio Technology, a software interface that brings together audio software (synthesizers, editors, effects, plug-ins) and often used to refer to audio effects plug-ins: VSTis are instruments.