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2. A collection of sound bites in an audio file, especially when accessible over the internet.
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sound′ing board`

1. Also called soundboard. a thin, resonant plate of wood forming part of a musical instrument, and so placed as to enhance the power and quality of the tone.
2. a structure over or at the back of a platform or stage to reflect sound toward the audience.
3. a person whose reactions serve as a measure of the acceptability of an idea or course of action.
4. a person or group that propagates ideas or opinions.
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Noun1.soundboard - (music) resonator consisting of a thin board whose vibrations reinforce the sound of the instrumentsoundboard - (music) resonator consisting of a thin board whose vibrations reinforce the sound of the instrument
forte-piano, piano, pianoforte - a keyboard instrument that is played by depressing keys that cause hammers to strike tuned strings and produce sounds
cavity resonator, resonating chamber, resonator - a hollow chamber whose dimensions allow the resonant oscillation of electromagnetic or acoustic waves
sound hole - a hole in a soundboard (as of a violin) designed to resonate with the tones
stringed instrument - a musical instrument in which taut strings provide the source of sound
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
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Besides the soundboard wood, McNulty uses iron strings, not steel, and the hammer heads are covered with the skin of hair sheep, an old breed with shorter hair than the thick wool of their modern cousins.
An adjustable spruce 'pressure post' rests against the tail block of the guitar, providing leverage to flatten the soundboard. Used together, these two solutions should take care of the bellying problem of your guitar.
"Sir Tom went out to watch the show from the soundboard," says Daniel, who now plans to start a film school course in Los Angeles next year.
One issue out of Washington, D.C., that might not get a lot of attention because of the hand-wringing about the election--is a reversal by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on soundboard technology seven years after its original opinion.
Two reasons given for this lack of acoustic consistency are firstly the variations in the natural properties of wood and secondly the manual tuning process of the soundboard by experienced luthiers which is not well understood analytically.
The dulcet tunes of a live Qanun, the popular Arabic stringed zither with a narrow trapezoidal soundboard and a stunning dusk-time ambience, as I saw at a pre-Ramadan iftar last week, gives this place the perfect Arabesque charm.
A soundboard amplifies the soft sound produced by the strings of a piano.
The XA[degrees]Boom's Sampler Creator feature gives users the ability to record any sound on their smartphones and wirelessly beam it to the XA[degrees]Boom, which can then be added to the digital soundboard which DJs can select at the touch of a button.
Also, a freeze-free reed body and soundboard work together inside the mouthpiece with seven O-ring positions to make mature buck, young buck, doe and fawn sounds.
Reduction in sound transmission between rooms was a high priority, so the walls are designed with staggered studs, resilient channels, and soundboard. The Rainbow House includes quiet places of reflection as well as larger group-activity rooms for adults and siblings.
said it has launched its recently awarded advanced soundboard technology, which aims to assist agents with articulation and phonological disorders to succeed in the contact center industry in addition to helping businesses fine-tune pitches.
Critical to the guitar is its carbon fiber grillwork soundboard, which gives it a professional quality acoustic sound despite lack of an acoustic body.