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Tick

From Chace Audio

A tick is a transient anomaly of very short duration, represented in a waveform as a little spike. The sound of lip smacks, crackling fire, and footsteps on gritty cement are sometimes mistaken for ticks. Ticks tend to be in the high frequency range, as opposed to pops, which are lower in frequency and of a longer duration.

When this nice man in a tuxedo recorded his explanation of bandwidth, he never expected it would one day be infiltrated by a series of troublesome ticks!

Video clip courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive and The Rick Chace Foundation from A Century of Sound ©2007. All rights reserved.