Reference tone


Reference tone
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An audio tone of fixed frequency and amplitude that occurs at the beginning of a tape or reel, allowing the operator to set the correct audio level for playback.

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  • Reference tone — A reference tone is a pure tone corresponding to a known frequency, and produced at a stable sound pressure level (volume), usually by specialized equipment.In mediaThe most common reference tone in audio engineering is a Audio|1000Hz.ogg|1000 Hz …   Wikipedia

  • Tone — (t[=o]n), n. [F. ton, L. tonus a sound, tone, fr. Gr. to nos a stretching, straining, raising of the voice, pitch, accent, measure or meter, in pl., modes or keys differing in pitch; akin to tei nein to stretch or strain. See {Thin}, and cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tone color — Tone Tone (t[=o]n), n. [F. ton, L. tonus a sound, tone, fr. Gr. to nos a stretching, straining, raising of the voice, pitch, accent, measure or meter, in pl., modes or keys differing in pitch; akin to tei nein to stretch or strain. See {Thin},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tone syllable — Tone Tone (t[=o]n), n. [F. ton, L. tonus a sound, tone, fr. Gr. to nos a stretching, straining, raising of the voice, pitch, accent, measure or meter, in pl., modes or keys differing in pitch; akin to tei nein to stretch or strain. See {Thin},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tone — [tōn] n. [ME < OFr & L: OFr ton < L tonus, a sound < Gr tonos, a stretching, tone < teinein, to stretch: see THIN] 1. a) a vocal or musical sound b) its quality 2. an intonation, pitch, modulation, etc. of the voice that expresses a… …   English World dictionary

  • tone — ► NOUN 1) a musical or vocal sound with reference to its pitch, quality, and strength. 2) the sound of a person s voice, expressing a feeling or mood. 3) general character: trust her to lower the tone of the conversation. 4) (also whole tone) a… …   English terms dictionary

  • tone — toneless, adj. tonelessly, adv. tonelessness, n. /tohn/, n., v., toned, toning. n. 1. any sound considered with reference to its quality, pitch, strength, source, etc.: shrill tones. 2. quality or character of sound. 3. vocal sound; the sound… …   Universalium

  • tone — [[t]toʊn[/t]] n. v. toned, ton•ing 1) any sound considered with reference to its quality, pitch, strength, source, etc.: shrill tones[/ex] 2) quality or character of sound 3) vocal sound; the sound made by vibrating muscular bands in the larynx… …   From formal English to slang

  • tone — /toʊn / (say tohn) noun 1. any sound considered with reference to its quality, pitch, strength, source, etc.: shrill tones. 2. quality or character of sound. 3. vocal sound; the sound made by vibrating muscular bands in the larynx. 4. a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • tone — n. & v. n. 1 a musical or vocal sound, esp. with reference to its pitch, quality, and strength. 2 (often in pl.) modulation of the voice expressing a particular feeling or mood (a cheerful tone; suspicious tones). 3 a manner of expression in… …   Useful english dictionary