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after-fader listen : (AFL) On many recording and mixing consoles, there is an option labeled AFL, or after-fader listen. This allows the listener to hear the audio after the channel fader has effected the audio signal. The AFL is also known as post-fader listen. The oposite of AFL is pre-fader listen.

cross-fade : A velocity threshold effect in a synthesizer in which one sound is triggered at low velocities and another at high velocities, with a fade-out/fade-in transition between the two. If the transition is abrupt rather than gradual, the effect is called cross-switching rather than cross-fading. Cross-fading can also be initiated from a footswitch, LFO, or some other controller.

cross-fade looping : A sample-editing feature found in many samplers and most sample-editing software, in which some portion of the data at the beginning of a loop is mixed with some portion of the data at the end of the same loop, so as to produce a smoother transition between the end of the loop and the beginning of the loop replay.

fade : (1) Slow alteration of the level of a signal, usually using a potentiometer. See fade-in/fade-out. (2) Of a piece of music, usually commercial music, the repeated section at the end of the song which is subjected to a gradual fade-out. See also outro. (3) Short for fade-in/fade-out. Optical effects in which a scene is printed with exposure increasing or decreasing to blackness for fade-in and fade-out, respectively.

fader : (1) A variable attenuator, or volume control. (2) A variable control used to change the distribution of power between front and rear speakers.

fade-in/fade-out : A feature of most audio editing software that allows the user to apply gradual amplitude increase or decrease over some segment of the sound. Fade-in starts with no signal and gradually increases the level. Fade-out starts with a signal present and gradually decreases the level, normally to silence. See crossfade.

group fader : A control which sums and adjusts the output of several other faders which have been routed to that group. See gang, grouping.v grouping

master fader : A fader to which the groups or channels in a mixing desk are connected. It normally controls the level of the stereo output from the desk.

pre-fader send : See monitor send.

pre-fade : A fade-out starting at a predetermined time so that it finishes precisely at the end of a recording.

pre-fader listen : Abbreviated PFL. A monitoring point placed before a fader on a mixing desk so that the signal can be listened to before being boost or cut for recording or broadcasting, i.e., the incoming signal can be heard regardless of the position of the fader on that particular input. Note that aux sends are generally monitored post-fade listen.

post-fader listen : Also called after-fade listen AFL. Signal routing within a mixing console to allow audio signals to be monitored at the level set by the fader on that input, rather than monitoring the level coming to the input, as in pre-fade listen, Aux sends are usually monitored post-fader. Because of the ambiguity of the abbreviation PFL, be sure to use AFL (after-fade listen) for post-fade listen as PFL is generally taken to denote pre-fade listen.

post-fader send : See effects send.

velocity crossfade : The blending of multiple samples in varying proportions depending on key velocity. Sounds on samplers that are often programmed to use velocity crossfades include pianos and other tuned percussion instruments whose timbre changes character markedly depending on how hard a note is played.

Power Fader Controls volume relation between front and rear speakers connected to built-in amplifier.

pre-amp fader in cars, adjusts front/rear balance at pre-amp level, used in combination with pre-outs and external amplifiers.

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